Even better! Welcome back, Elvis!
Also, I would recommend ignoring the construction date of Circa 1920. This seems to be the other default date in Kansas second only to Circa 1910. There is an old pin-connected pony in the same county that is also marked as being Circa 1920 even though it is clearly older.
Old NBI shows it a mile to the north with a pony visible in the aerial pix.
This one is the same as this one...
And is likely the reincarnation of this one...
This bridge appears to have been relocated to this location
The tunnel is currently used to store road salt, and is unlikely to become part of the parallel Montour Trail. That trail uses the adjacent road tunnel, colloquially called Corvette Tunnel.
If I come across other bridges, not worthy of a page themselves, close to one I am photographing, I often add them to the page of the bridge I am Photographing so peeps know they are there to explore
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Maybe was but it was partially wiped out. Probably another pony truss bridge.....
Thanks for mentioning the other bridge. Do you have a photograph of it? I am sure that some of us will be happy to help identify the bridge type and possibly give you a rough estimation on when it might have been built.
There is a bridge not very far downstream from this one. Its right before you enter the lost golden trout campgrounds. Ive done tons of searching but I cant find any information on it. I possibly am not searching the right thing but just curious.I spend a lot of time in the area between the 2 bridges gold mining and have found some really cool old artifacts. Can you help me?
Looks like it's still in use on a private lane, also looks as though the creek crosses the road again... Wonder if there is another old bridge on this road!
This bridge has been extremely altered on the left side. Its also listed on shaard.
I just added a KSHS PDF for this lost bridge. It looks like a classic Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. product to me.
The pony approach span had outriggers that might have been cruciform.
I am about 95 percent sure that this bridge is lost. There is now a low water crossing where I think that the bridge would have been. But, there appears to be an old road alignment that disappears into the trees nearby. Thus, there is a slight possibility that the bridge may be hiding in the trees.
I have added a PDF that discusses the relocation of this bridge. The PDF does not mention that this is a "Frankenbridge", even though that fact is quite obvious as Nathan has pointed out.
I just added a PDF that discusses the relocation. This relocation did not affect the NRHP status of this bridge.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/19/17 work is scheduled to begin starting today to repair the Wyomissing Road Bridge over Wyomissing Creek in Mohnton,PennDOT announced Tuesday.The bridge rehabilitation will allow current weight restrictions to be removed from the bridge.Starting today,detours will be in effect for the length of the project which should be finished by September.This section of Wyomissing Road has an average daily traffic volume of 4,652 vehicles according to PennDOT.The Wyomissing Road Bridge is a concrete box beam bridge constructed in 1966.It is 61 feet long,45 feet wide,and posted with a 32-ton weight restriction,40-ton for combination.Work includes a concrete bonded overlay,spall repair,concrete repairs and other miscellaneous construction.When work is complete there will be no posted weight restriction.The work is part of a $6.8 million bridge maintenance project to repair or rehabilitate 15 structures in Berks County.J.D. Eckman,Inc. of Atglen,Chester County,is the general contractor on the project.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/19/17 the warning sign about this bridge being closed has been replaced and affixed to a large metal barricade.Also it was reported motorists are being routed onto this bridge by GPS.No wonder that rig got where he was,i'll bet.
This bridge was closed to traffic in September 2016 and is being replaced by a fill. The road will be lowered a little and fill ramps installed each side to carry the Quinebaug Rail Trail up to road level. The rail bed has now been cleared all the way through Dudley from the CT state line to the French River.
Photos taken last September 28th and this April 3rd are attached.
I'm looking for photos of the former three span wooden bridge on the NH Midland Division, now the SNETT, that carried Prospect Street, Franklin over the railroad. The bridge was replaced by a fill after the state acquired the line in 1984. I'd also like to learn exactly when it was replaced.
I am glad to see that this one is still intact. It is a relatively small bridge but it is a nice one.
Thanks for the update. I know that I have driven across this bridge, but I can't remember whether or not I have photographed it.
I was hoping there would be more of an update. But from looking at Bing maps where the images they have are in the winter (little brush covering the area), it appears the bridge is on the South Side of Chamber's Creek. Removed and set aside to rot.
Still a cool find if anyone can find the time to go there and get pictures! Very Interesting!!
Pony truss bridge is gone, replaced with new bridge.
I might have been joking....
As of 2016, this bridge was still in place as seen on the distant Streetview imagery.
What is the old wooden bridge shown in the last two photos? That's a completely different bridge.
That's it,Dana and Kay.Thanks for putting it on Bridgehunters.I sort of know what they mean by the escrow but put it on here anyway.It is irrelevant,though.
Makes sense now Ed... Not sure just what he thinks the Bridgehunter Nation can do about it though!
This what gives me hope, that we haven't found everything in Indiana Yet.
This bridge is also called the "Rainbow Bridge", by the locals. It is illuminated at night.
Field visited this bridge this weekend. The two main truss spans have a Detroit bridge Company plaque from 1897 and covered up 1898 portal cutouts. It appears this span was relocated from Clinton, Iowa
Field visited this bridge this weekend. Bridge is indeed older than the 1889 construction of this line, and matches an 1879 structure at Carpentersville, IL:
Upon further research, these 127' trusses were likely originally constructed over the Baraboo River in Wisconsin and moved here in 1896
Bridge was officially rededicated on 17 Jul 2017 in accordance with this resolution:
George this may be bridge in Reading Eagle but not sure how man hole escrow fits in.
He must mean Need Stuck, one of the local river warrens who likes to do surprise boardings at this bridge and check boaters safety equipment.
How come no one nor any website can tell me the depth of the tunnel and or the tracks of the twin peaks tunnel at the Forest Hill Station...............
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/17/17 PennDOT Notified Upper Bern Township that the new bridge over I-78 at Shartlesville should be completed by Aug. 18.The old bridge is being dismantled and replaced with a new one that is about 4 feet higher.Officials noted that HRI Inc.,the contractor on the bridge,placed $2,000 in escrow to pay for work on manholes in the townships sewer system.Because the roadway is being raised to the height of the bridge,manholes also have to be raised.I looked on the Berks County Pa site and didn't see this bridge on there.
If you look at Google Streetview from 2013, you can see the remains of this bridge on a sandbar in the river.
This bridge is not abandoned and is now owned and used by the BNSF to service the Blue Bell ice cream factory.
Not sure what you mean here Alex... But anyway good luck with complaining to the railroad!
Very neat old pony! I wonder if this obscure firm might have been the predecessors to the Clinton Bridge & Iron Works.
We have need stuck on our boat 3 times in the last 2 months for over 2 hours each time. Please fix this. We plan to file complaints.
Bridge was struck by a coal ship today. The ship also damaged a recreational boat and dock.
Hey guys, just wondering if you got a date on this bad boy? Was it originally built for car or rail.traffic? Thanks...
Looking for info and old pictures of the old arched wooden bridge that connected highway Y to highway W in Rocky Mount, MO. It would have been in Morgan County, MO, next to Miller County, MO. Would anyone have any info on that bridge? It was used in the 80s and maybe in the early 90s, but they cut it off and built a concrete slab bridge close to it and I can't find any info on that bridge!
Thanks for any help I can get!!
This is an exceptionally interesting bridge. I will have to put it on the bucket list.
Thanks for the update. The southside used to be the easy way in but apparently not anymore. I suspect that this bridge may have been transitioned to private ownership. This happens frequently with bridges in Kansas. Of course, I would rather see a bridge become private then be demolished for no reason. At least this process does buy the bridge some time.
I am glad that I visited this bridge several years ago, even if I was not able to do a full and proper documentation.
This bridge is no longer accessible from the south side. There is a locked gate at 237th road.
Visited this one in July 2017. Deck appears to have been recently refurbished.
The bridge was reopened later the same year it closed after the flood washed out the approach.
My husband and I live fairly close to this area. We take rides into the country just about everyday so we see a lot of the bridges or what's left of them that you have listed here. I myself find them interesting, being from the big city of Fort Worth my husband is from here in Hamilton so he is used to them but at the same time he hasn't seen them since he was a boy.
I discovered this website by accident and I look thru it everyday, thanks.
Thank You MC Toyer. Enlightening
Army.mil story about the removal:
The abandoned abutments were part of the Whitney Dam.
According to this site and the linked photo the extant truss was originally built for the railway to cross over the dam.
Ok RR gurus another here. I am guessing these functioned as a trestle. The RR line definitely ran over them. Has anyone seen anything like this before?
Dawn, the map that displays on the bridge page can be zoomed out. This can make it easy to figure out both in detail and in general where the bridge is located.
This is a video walkover from west to east by my son, Ken Ballard in 2015.
I suspect it could be from a previous bridge or a later addition for a second track. Does anyone else have any input?
I added this bridge today. If the community feels it isn't appropriate for this site because it may be modern, or whatever, feel free to remove it.
I do not know the build date or much other information about it, but I found it to be interesting.
I assume no loaded grain trucks will be driving over it anytime soon. If you're in the Upper Iowa river region, check it out!
Welcome to Iowa.
Looks like it's just East of Mocksville.
Where in Davie County is this?
This bridge is over big Southfork Cumberland river .we used to drive jeeps across .
Glad to have you with us Mike! You can always contact me with any questions! And I'm sure most of the other good people here would tell you the same!
To be featured in an upcoming film...
In my personal opinion, the city council is corrupt, overwrought and unable to meet the demands of the people, esp. as the bridge itself is the key route right now. A referendum is definitely needed now in order for the structure to have any chance.
Not to worry, Tony. I'm compiling an article for my column slamming the decision. They seem to be way off the mark in terms of logic. Why don't they just simply leave the bridge alone and get it fixed?
This bridge has been replaced by a concrete bridge (I don't know types so can't classify) in the last couple of years. The road either side has also been regraded and resurfaced.
I got to see this place I moved from indy in ,79 to Ky I am new to bridge hunters I can't stop looken!
When was the bridge built?
Can anyone build this today.
Nice well maintained history.
Ed Believe you are correct, check out view 5. Awesome eye for detail!
OK from left to right, photos 1,2 & 5 are the Tunkhannock Viaduct. I believe that 3, 4 & 6 are the Martins Creek Viaduct in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
At least some of the photos are Tunkhannock Viaduct. Some are different. I thought that some might be of opposite sides of the viaduct, but I don't see any evidence of that in the pictuers of Tunkhannock Viaduct.
I think you have two different viaducts in the photos. Note the details and decorative work on the piers and columns.
County Road M Columbia County UP bridge is completed.
Several stringers were replaced on the wooden bridge at Sterk Road
(next bridge in line from M) on 7/11/2017. Several repairs are still needed .UP no longer owns the bridge.
A modern truss bridge is "Historically relevant"?... What an IDIOT!!!
This bridge is under the radar for replacement after the city council rejected funding for repairing the bridge. More details here:
I'm preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are unsaved on their way to hell fire Jesus Christ is the bridge to salvation in heaven!!!
This is not a chapel, this is a site about bridges.
Keep it to yourself.
I'm praying for you and if you are not saved when you die in your sins you will end up in hell fire
Look anonymous I'm not good enough with maps I see that you are not helpful on anything I need help and assistance just as anyone else go find it yourself that's all you can come up with? I tell you what you better be Careful I Don't give a care who you are just like I thought hater!!!!!
Great to see! We need more groups like this out there!!
Find it yourself
Is this the correct location ? one last time .
Considering you have it in Canada, no.
Is this the correct location?
The people are not accepting MDOT's recommendation for replacement. In fact, they're up in arms in a legal sense. Have a look at the interview with Mr. Graham to find out more: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2017/07/12/locals-figh...
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/12/17 PennDOT officials told Pottstown Borough Council that they expect the $3.5 million project to begin after July 4,2019, and take 6 to 8 months.Plans call for replacing the structurally deficient bridge with a steel,three-lane span that will be 154 feet long and have 8-foot-wide sidewalks and a bike path.As part of the project,the connecting intersection and sidewalks at King and Manatawny streets will be reprofiled.Whatever that means.Council asked PennDOT officials to consider improving the appearance of the proposed bridge as well as lighting for the sidewalks.PennDOT officials said those changes would have to be discussed at the state level.I didn't see this bridge listed on Montgomery County Pa on Bridgehunters.
Pieces of this structure were reportedly built in 1885 at Winona, Minnesota as part of a long bridge. They were relocated here sometime around the turn of the 20th century. There are several other bridges like this on the line.
After talking with a local and looking at maps I suspect the concrete here does not represent a lost bridge and should be considered for deletion. Any thoughts?