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1940's linen post card Of the Grizzly Dome Tunnel. At the time was 1234 ft length.
Old railroad tracks for for a strip mine that was used for the power plant.
These are for a winter comparison, taken January 18th, 2022
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I changed the location of this one from Racine to Milwaukee Street because the HAER report indicated that the first bridge on Racine was built in 1936 and one of the buildings near the bridge in the postcards shows up in street view today next to the Milwaukee Street crossing.
The last time that I drove through here (2018), this bridge was still open to traffic. It has since been replaced and demolished.
Definitely 1889 or thereabouts then.
It's definitely a Smith Product.
Not only did Toledo move on from the Lattice portals to ones with X bracing, but by 1899 the verticals on their ponies were solid and tapered.
Transliteration errors of that kind aren't uncommon...
Not to mention that the webbed-lattice portal design appears much more characteristic of a late-1880's Smith span than a Toledo one from the late 1890's, when the portals by then seem to have incorporated a less complex design with larger members.
I am somewhat skeptical of the 1899 date for this bridge as that would mean there was a ten-year gap between the destruction of the covered bridge in 1889 and its replacement. Given that the numbers 1889 and 1899 are only one digit off, I have to wonder if the 1899 date is an error.
Nice find on the Facebook photo, Brandon! The portal shot is impressive!
Unless the date is wrong, this photo appears to show that the simple Pratt and pony spans from the 1899 bridge survived the 1913 flood, as they show up in photos of the 1914 span. https://www.facebook.com/MuskingumCountyHistory/photos/pcb.1...
Went this fall. Took dirt road from Drake Cement plant to Jerome, AZ. USE A PICKUP!! Perkinsville bride is really nice stop. They really keep the river cleaned up and place to pull over and walk around.
interesting find. You really gotta want to get here. Not far from Route 66 and between I40 and route 66. Go under railroad tracks. Dirt road need pickup. not useable but can still see the old bridge.
Definitely looks like the same style of v-lacing as the Bieneman Bridge.
Totally agree with you Nathan. I was just looking at some Milwaukee B&I spans and feel like it could definitely be a product of theirs.
I strongly agree, given its unusual vertical members and its location in Wisconsin, I suspect it to be an 1870s product of Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Works see interior verticals here: http://bridgehunter.com/wi/racine/bieneman/ or diagonals here: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=t...
I deleted one page and made this the main page:
The new bridge was opened in 2003. I started coming to Sarasota regularly and the old bridge was demolished shortly there after. The 2007 date is just plain wrong. https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/sarasota/2018...
Albion Ferry BH 84403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
and Sharpe's Landing (Ferry) BH 68932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
appear to be duplicates. I have put comments on both of them,
Sharpe's Landing initially had from Choctaw Co ok to McCurtain CO OK.
It could have been US-70. It could have been (McCurtain) County road 4430.
It could have been a ferry across the Red River that is listed on the old map I posted as "Davenport Ferry" that could possibly have had a departure point on the south bank that was technically in one of the listed OK counties and landed in the other. Not really that likely, as the entire county line is a straight line (with a small square adjustment about 2/3 the way up the counties.) But...
I guess my point is does anyone have any ideas where Sharpe's landing actually was or if it were just an alternate name or a different LANDING in the same location.
Interesting arched portals and v-laced endposts on this one. 1870's perhaps?
I added these dates to the history:
Bridge bypassed in 1989, bridge painted in 1997.
Just looked at this listing for the first time and have a question. When was the bridge bypassed? It seems like an important piece of information on this bridge.
Located approximately two hundred feet downstream from the Illinois 130 Bridge, in 1981 the bridge was being used as the detour bridge on the highway. Built in 1907, it replaced an iron through-truss at the same location. It is a triple arch, earth-filled, steel-reinforced concrete structure. The location of the bridge was the site of Benjamin Parker's mill in the 1830s. It historically has been a gathering spot for Hutton and Charleston Township residents and was the scene of many early social and religious activities, including baptisms. In 1981, the bridge is one of only four earth-filled, steel-reinforced bridges in the twelve area counties that comprise Illinois Highway District 5.
It long served as a link between Charleston and Westfield. The Camelback Parker truss bridge was built in 1898 at a cost of $5,240. It was repaired in 1978 to allow for continued use. It was the only Camelback Parker bridge left in the county in 1981. The other example was the Illinois 130 bridge at Lake Charleston which was demolished in 1980. A new bridge was being constructed in 1981.
Journal Gazette, Mattoon
Stone Quarry Bridge Built in 1883, it is the oldest existing bridge in the county. Located near the Charleston Stone Co. Quarry on the old Paris to Pana frail, it provided a means of traveling between Charleston ana Ashmore. Its original cost to the county was $4,000. The bridge's double intersection Pratt design is the only one of its kind in the county.
Journal Gazette, Mattoon, IL
The Morris Canal is on the right and it appears there is an operator's cabin on it.
I think it is probably a late 1880s or early 1890s bridge. There is a higher resolution photo here: http://indianaalbum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/421D275D-D43...
This photo clearly shows that this is a Pencoyd Iron Works structure.
The bridge on the left has no machinery on the concrete its a fixed girder span. on the right maybe also a fixed girder span unless this bridge had a operators tender's house by it.Which is the Morris Canal right or left?
Looks more like an 1880s bridge vs 1869?
Am hoping one of our railroad experts will edit and fill in this page as needed. Bridge appears to have been similar to https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=p...
A new paint job in 2021
And the news report screwed up the fact that he didn't just "damage" the Bridgeton Covered Bridge... He obliterated it!
He was deemed an habitual offender... Liked to play with matches too much.
90 Years?! That's like a murder sentence. Too bad we can't apply this sentence for needless demolitions of historic bridges too!
Jesse Payne was found competent to stand trial in 2018, and was sentenced to 90 years in prison.
So far the only visuals I have found are on HA. The Bethel Concord span is pretty easy to spot, but at this point I have only found one span on Twin Bridges.
Guys, I heard the news about the proposal to tear down the bridge. The local news channel who covered the story provided an email for the public to comment on regarding the project. I just wrote to ODOT advocating to preserve the bridge. I urge you all to email ODOT, asking them to preserve and restore the bridge instead of demolishing it!
I lived just east of here for several years. I've seen the water up to the top of the arch over the road. Also, one winter a car got trapped in a drift on the north side of the bridge. The people ended up spending the night in hte car. Everyone was OK if I remember correctly.
I posted this over on the Sharp's Landing Ferry listing. They had it posted at the same location, but with a reference to Chocktaw County and McCurtain County both.
....(the map I linked below shows it called the Albion Ferry and Albion Community is on SH-37 on the Texas side).
I agree that the 20th Century (current) river channel runs significantly to the north of the statutory state line where the current bridge crosses and would absolutely have probably half a mile between the bank of the current channel and the state line . The current stringer bridge begins in Red River County TX (barely) and ends in McCurtain County OK.
The ferry at Albion did not cross on the same (straight) path as the modern bridge. The ferry was back to the east past the confluence of the Red and Big Pine Creek. (The Red technically forks and joins Big Pine upstream to the bridge, but the ferry appears to be downstream of the bridge where the river has a single channel.) According to the maps, the Ferry here would have run from Red River County TX to McCurtain County OK.
As an aside, there are SEVERAL ferries detailed according to this map.
Well, that is beyond disappointing. I would think its status as a rare eyebar chain suspension span would have gained it more preservation interest. Not only that, but it is one impressive structure with its suspended side span as well as the main span and the tower that looms above the Muskingum floodplain like a giant. You just don't see suspension bridges in the heart of Ohio, let alone eyebar chain ones!
That sounds like a pinned span most likely.
I tried hunting down some of the other lost East Fork trusses (like the Twin Bridges) but haven't found anything yet.
I deleted the photos here and deleted the other page you referenced.
Please remove photos 1-4.
I created a new page for the covered bridge and moved pics 1-3 to that page. I also moved pic #4 of the RR bridge to it's established page.
Please delete this page as it is a duplicate of this one:
I was likewise surprised '13 didn't do it in. I would say it had a lot to do with the abutment damage that was described.
The situation with the tracks immediately made me think of Kellogg, with the plans for the IR&T that apparently never came to fruition.
My friend, just three young idiots out riding around in the dark, I only crossed it a couple of times. But one of the reasons for that was all the noise it made, it seemed quite rickety, if that helps with your question. I honestly do not even remember if it was a steel or wood floor.
You are right about East Fork Lake, Twin Bridges Road quickly comes to mind. And if you take Bethel Concord Road to where it dead-ends at the lake, sometimes if the lake is low enough you can see the old road ROW with the big opening where the bridge used to be.
Welcome Marc from Owen County! Great bridges in Putnam!!
Just got a "surprise" email this morning about a meeting where I have learned the ODOT district that owns this bridge is seeking demolition of this bridge, which is one of the most unique and significant bridges in Ohio. The demolition apparently doesn't need federal funding or Army Corps permits so Section 106 doesn't apply. They say the actual project is 3-4 years out. I am deeply disappointed that demolition would even be considered for a bridge of this rarity.
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Bridge is now closed to traffic and is to be replaced very soon.
Olive Branch-Stonelick DOES appear to be a parallel-chord truss, so it's certainly a possibility for NCL-34.
However, my feeling is that the spans on Olive Branch, which appear to be 100' or so in Historic Aerials, were too short for the 11+ panel Whipple depicted in the photo, which seems like it would be more the size of a single-span truss over the East Fork (no idea where though, especially since a number of bridges went out of existence when the lake at East Fork State Park was created).
In your remembrance (I know this was 30+ years ago), does it seem like the Olive Branch span was a lighter pinned truss or a heavier riveted one?
It looks like floods were the main culprit...to be honest, I'm kind of surprised it survived 1913!
Interestingly, the HAER report says the interurban company folded in 1920, yet the 1924 span incorporated interurban tracks. Apparently no one realized that the interurban era was done....my guess is the tracks on the 1924 bridge were never used.
Photo #1 deleted.
What a amazing photo. The CMSP&P line ran right off of my babysitters back yard when I was 3-6 years old. It is one of my most vivid memories of being that young, watching those freight trains gain speed as they worked up that slight grade toward this overpass as my sitter's house was just south of the 27th Street NE road crossing. I have searched so much to find more photography of this all but forgotten and once very utilized line that crept right through residences and behind business on its way to meet with the east west main line. If anyone can point me in the direction of any other documentation or imagery of this line going through NE and SE Cedar Rapids, please email me! This history must be preserved!
Middle beam span was added during the rebuilding, after the Aug. 1955 flood.
Postcard image appears to be "flopped"-- view looks north, but the wide areas of the piers are actually on the west side.
DOES ANYONE ELSE THINK THE CORRUGATED PLATES ARE ALUMINUM ?
SEE PAGES 64 AND FOLLOWING IN THE CONTECH BOOKLET LINK.
(I'M NOT SUGGESTING CONTECH WAS THE SUPPLIER, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.)
The HAER report explains everything...
I think I see what you mean, the road remains straight for too long after the bridge. South Milford was my only guess for this scenario, so I have no idea where this might be.
I've never come across anything about the short lifespan for this structure. Could increased traffic volume have necessitated a change in 1924?
Never mind...comparing the photo to Historic Aerials, I don't think they match, so this can't be South Milford. It must be some other bridge.
The NCL-24 pic could very well be South Milford, the layout is definitely similar with the roads. But without my own pics in front of me, it's hard to say for certain.
I wish I could see more of the NCL-34 pic, specifically to see if it had a 2nd span, it could almost be mistaken for Olive Branch-Stonelick.
Looks like an interurban used this bridge according to HAER.
Interesting portal shots! I can't say I've seen a bridge with triple portals like that before.
Oops....for some reason the links didn't behave like I thought.
Try this one: https://vintageaerial.com/photos/ohio/clermont/search?type=t...
The bottom photo is the one I wonder if it's South Milford, though I admit it's probably a long shot. Maybe I'm reading into the image what I want to see, but it looks like there might be a road running parallel to the stream that might be Round Bottom Road, and a line of trees parallel to that that might be a rail line? Again, I'm not positive what I'm seeing here.
My bad, Luke. Looks like Paul beat me to this question by a day. :)
From the history section of the entry: "Beam bridge built alongside in 1978, forming a one-way pairing with the truss; removed from service in 1985"
Some interesting before and after shots of both steel bridges.
Is it me, or does it look like some type of tracks crossing them?
So here is an image from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Kind of neat with references to the South Milford and Newtown bridges. I've always been curious about the dates, I can't imagine it took them 6 years to build the new one, so do you suppose the steel truss carried west bound traffic for a while until it closed in '85?
Perhaps I don't know how to use the site properly, I didn't see any bridges in the images?
Quite the image, isn't it? I doubt if dealing with an event like this helped the longevity of the bridge.
Nathan - can you delete Photo 1 which is actually of the Poquessing Creek Bridge, BH 87682.
I visited the bridge today 1/23/22; bridge is open to traffic.
I just visited this bridge. Unless the stone bridge isn’t on the road, it appears it was replaced with a concrete bridge. 01/23/2022
The "Colorado Fire" near Big Sur, CA has burned down to the Bixby Creek Bridge. Dramatic photo of fire at the bridge in this newspaper article. So far, the bridge itself appears to be undamaged, though a stretch of the highway is closed.
My husband, Kevin Collins, grew up in Potomac Farms in the 1960's. His family even had a garden on the island for many years. I remember him saying that it was a sod farm for quite some time, and I believe it was owned by a Bill Brockett.
The original piers were from a bridge that was in existence in the early 1960's. He remembered that a truck, possibly overloaded and driving too quickly, attempted to cross the bridge, got too close on one side and caused the pier and bridge to topple. His memories were that a crane was necessary to get the truck out of the river.
Hope this answers some questions.
More information on the bridge replacement as well as a photograph.
I'm posting these links to two Clermont County bridge photos on the off chance that you or somebody else might be able to identify their locations. This is a just a hunch, but do you think the first link could be the South Milford bridge by any chance?
Not sure where this one was at...it's not the Brandewie Bridge, and the from the eBay listing it doesn't even seem sure that this bridge was in Sidney.
This is in Westmoreland county
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Looks like an 1890's Massillon.
According to this post, the bridge at Lucasville was built in 1904 and demolished in 1972.
However, this contradicts another post that says a bridge at Lucasville (possibly the 1879 bridge) washed out in 1913, so I'm not sure I place too much stock in these dates.
CTDOT was awarded for being ahead of schedule, under budget, never impeding traffic during construction, and building an exceptionally beautiful and structurally sound bridge.
Or even better they could both be deleted
This bridge is the same as https://bridgehunter.com/ny/herkimer/bh85804/ and could probably be merged with it.
Here's a 2nd photo of the arch bridge labelled Little Falls NY.
Anyone recognize this open spandrel arch bridge under construction? The McLaughlin Photos are labelled Little Falls NY on the back, but it can't be Little Falls. The two truss bridges to the right may help ID it.
The portals on the photo Geoff added (which is a better quality version of one Art added) are different than Long Bridge's. It should be its own entry, and I vote Geoff uploads his photo to that entry.
This bridge is featured in the movie "Green Book" (Peter Farrelly, 2018):
This bridge is featured in the movie "Shadow of a Doubt" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943):
I m not sure where Sharpe's Landing ferry was, but it if were at or even close to the current SH-37 crossing, it doesn't get anywhere close to Choctaw county OK. (the map I linked below shows it called the Albion Ferry and Albion Community is on SH-37 on the Texas side).
The ferry at Albion did not cross on the same (straight) path. It ran back to the east past the confluence of the Red and Big Pine Creek. (The Red technically forks and joins Big Pine upstream to the bridge, but the ferry appears to be downstream of the bridge where the river has a single channel.) According to the maps, the Ferry here would have run from Red River County TX to McCurtain County OK.
This all said, the Davenport Ferry which was upstream several miles did sit about at the line between McCurtain and Choctaw Counties OK. (With Red River County TX on the south bank. )
Wow! The photos you posted are impressive, Rick....especially the flood one!
I keep thinking that the old bridge, either with one span or two, could have made a nice attraction for a park, being right on the edge of Williamsburg like it was....
I've never put very much stock in this notion as it was just rumor, I do not even remember the source. Plus, I've always thought St. Philomena looked a bit smallish for the 50 site, although it isn't a huge crossing.
Basically, it was your theory that made the rumor seem plausible---and who knows? Not out of the realm that a replacement bridge in the 1880's didn't make it very far.