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West Branch or East Branch?
None of us can view that.
Also there's multiple postcards that show these bridges and directly mention Fish Creek:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jnos363/4805184399 (I see you, Art S.)
That is NOT the Fish Creek Bridge...this is..
It is still alive, just waiting on a new home, it will find one some day
This was welcome news when I heard about it on the radio last night and read about it in the newspaper this morning. Jail is a good place for this dastardly thief.
All I can say is that I am thankful for Nathan Holth's excellent photo documentation of this distinctive bridge. Link under "Sources". This incident should inspire us all to take more pictures of historic bridges, because they could be gone someday.
Don Morrison...Cabeese is the clear winner lol
Nope, he's no relation to me. 8^P
Thanks for not asking!
Number 72 "cabeese" is coming up from behind.
68) Pre stressed concrete adjacent box beam April 17th
69) 271 MEN 1792 January 9th
70) htiw sdne dna htiw snigeb July 11TH
71) What 3words January 15th
Late December Additions
72) Cabeese December 13th
Cabeese for the Win !!!
I nominate "Cabeese" as the best new word of 2018 and ask that it be given one of those stupid awards!
41.) BethIntermodel January 4th
42.) Love the skeweds April 13th
43.) Grip it by the truss November 25th
44.) Chumbawamba by TubThumping February 24th
45.) inane pedantic/pseudointellectual August 23rd
46.) REVENITE November 7th
And he's been convicted:
"Kenneth Morrison, 68, of Whiting, was found guilty of interstate transportation of stolen goods. In late 2014 and early 2015, Morrison dismantled Hammond’s Monon Bridge and sold the metal in Burnham, Ill., for $18,000. He is expected to be sentenced March 21. He faces a fine and no more than 10 years imprisonment, according to federal sentencing guidelines."
Whoa just noticed White County Illinois is getting beat by "other" in tour guide USA category...…….
Thank you Nathan as always for sharing.
From the Historic Bridge Inventory:
The single span, 50'-long encased steel stringer bridge, built in 1931, is supported on concrete abutments with stone wingwalls. It has standard concrete balustrades which have been partially repaired and filled on each side of the concrete deck. Concrete encasement was favored in the state because it provided protection for the steel and eliminated the need to periodically paint the beams. A representative example of one of the most common, mid-20th century bridge types and designs in the state, it has no innovative or distinguishing details.
47.) NEE November 25th
48) Truesdell Truss January 18th
49) Annalisa backward is Asilanna May 11th
50) Miss the Smoot? March 12th
51) Figg Newto Bridge March 15th
52) Bruckentroll August 18th
I used to open this bridge working for a subcontrator with the MHD and it was in bad condition in the early 2000's!Iam suprized it wasnt replaced alot sooner.Thanks for posting the pics its good to see the old gal again.
Thought so,luke.I realized that after I looked at the other post.
Is this the CEI-Shelbyville bridge because CEI is mentioned.
53) Just sayin smoot UCEB adding Rivet bots April 1st
54 ) Daves not here, Man November 10th
55 ) Pretty dang funky February 6th
56) Eh, snow happens then it melts April 20th
57) 99 Luftballons by Nena February 25th
58 ) Pin and Hanger January 6th
59) RATS LIVE NOT ON EVIL STAR May 11th
Thanks Luke !
That's a deck truss. Also: https://bridgehunter.com/il/shelby/bh41933/
Cabeese, plural of caboose, is my new favorite word.
60) Mega smoot deluxe pro platinum WITH sprinkles April 2cnd
61) Sqauw Swim May 21st
62) chicagoish November 7th
63) Spamity Spam February 5th
64) lumpers and Splitters April 11th
65) Collision Struts October 20th
66) 2 exposed legs August 21st
67) INS/Outs/Quirks January 12th
68) Pre stressed concrete adjacent box beam April 17th
71) What 3words January 15th
Did not get as close as I would've liked. Hope to get more photos when it is not so wet.
Here are some pictures of the PATH Hackensack Life Bridge, all taken on March 15, 1996 when I was able to visit the bridge.
Thanks to Dana & Kay and to Luke !
Top 44 list 2018
A review of the technical and not so technical terms we have learned ,used, DEBATED, created and shared in 2018. And the NOT so technical! Think of a cross between a top 10 list and Tim Wilson song. 44 ended up 70 plus this year...……..
Luke,this is the bridge that i saw the piers in the Schuylkill river and didn't know this bridge existed.Where did the road start from the bridge on the Pottstown side?
……….New Castle PA stolen bridge awhile back also.....
I needed a laugh today...
Since I live in Reading Pa which isn't far away from this bridge I could take a look under this bridge being that I've seen these kind of bridges before.From also working with concrete that's also a plus.I'll let you all know when I will be down in the area besides fishing this gives me a perfect excuse to look at bridges.
Perhaps this historic bridge could be disassembled and stored until later reuse?
Bolts, on a bridge built in 1882?
Where was original rock for foundation of old bridge from and what type of rock?
There's a lot of interesting material available online now, about the Silver Bridge Disaster. More than just Mothman. I have added links in "Sources" to Open University courses about the Silver Bridge and its demise.
Local artists in Point Pleasant WV are painting a section of the Ohio River floodwall to make it look like the bridge is still there, complete with a period car driving on it about to arrive in Point Pleasant. It's really quite an illusion!
Another piece of the bridge can be seen at a state rest area about 1 mile north of the bridge site on OH-7.
This bridge is in service on the Norfolk Southern Koppel Secondary track.
Photos 8, 9, and 10 are of a different bridge, the Bartow Jones Bridge (BH41918), not this bridge.
Actually an interesting bridge, even though it carries very little traffic today compared to when it was built in 1944. NR eligible due to association with World War II. Retains very good historical integrity, with very little maintenance having been performed. The roadway Ford City Drive (a.k.a. Keller Drive or 77th Street) is a minefield of bone-jarring potholes, which may be one reason it carries so little traffic. The state report cites a number of statistics about it, some of which like crashes will get worse when this bridge is eventually demolished and replaced with a longer left-turn lane at a stop light. A better solution for this historic structure would be to repair the spalling concrete and fix the potholes. That would improve safety, especially for Daley College students who use it for access to a main parking lot.
Maybe a concrete encased Stringer?
hate spell check
George not sure what bridge was there but GOOD EYE!
When I was on satellite looking at this bridge I noticed 2 piers in the Schuylkill River by this bridge.Does anybody know anything about these piers?
Entrance to the North end of the tunnel: 34.743156,-85.334241 Entrance to the South end of the tunnel: 34.738577,-85.333201
What directions are you using to find this
Disaster at the second bridge--In February of 1922,a crew began dismantling the second railroad bridge. As the five workmen were loosening bolts, the entire western span gave way, crushing and killing two men and injuring two others. The job was abandoned until scrap prices rose in the pre-World War II period, when the job was finally finished.
Art, you're welcome. I agree with Nathan.
This bridge was never associated with the Canajoharie & Catskill RR. The C&C went belly-up in 1842, only made it to Cooksburg, just over the Albany County line and a long way from Canajoharie.
There never was a Catskill Mountain and Cairo RR. The Cairo RR, which ran from Cairo Junction on the Catskill Mountain RR to Cairo was chartered as a separate corporation in 1884 until it was merged with the CM under a reorganization in 1916.
Catskill Mountain Railroad 1882-1885
Catskill Mountain Railway 1885-1916
Catskill Mountain Railroad 1916-1919
Source: "Rip Van Winkle Railroads" by William F Helmer, Howell-North Books, 1970
This bridge is currently closed to traffic.A Washington Township bridge built in 1896 was closed Monday, July 31,2017 for emergency repairs.
The Hull Drive Bridge, which passes over Bermudian Creek, is one of the oldest bridges in the county and was originally built for horse-and-buggy travel, according to C.S. Davidson senior project manager Steve Malesker.
It is a truss bridge, which means its load-bearing superstructure is composed of connected elements — called chords, verticals or diagonals — that typically form triangular units.
During an inspection July 31, C.S. Davidson employees found one diagonal broken and another severely fractured, putting the bridge at risk of collapse, Malesker said.The bridge is posted to hold up to 10 tons at a time, and inspectors suspected overweight vehicles might have been using the bridge because four other bridges in the township are also closed, This bridge is scheduled for historic repair in 2019.
Thanks for the old photo. It goes a long way towards making Nathan's point (in my opinion).
Drove over this bridge today. The work was impressive and extensive. In reality, I only caught a passing glance. It appears to have included stabilizing the adjacent Quaker Road bridge and the remaining wall of the 1680 mill. While the work looks nice, I cannot comment on its historic integrity.
This is to update some information regarding this entry.
The bridge shown in the picture was called the Lower Abo Pass highway bridge. This was built in 1914 or so, but was located about three miles SOUTH of Fort Sumner. The Abo Pass highway (later US 60) did not go through town at this time, but routed south from the east side of Fort Sumner to this crossing, then going west to join the Santa Fe RR tracks into Yeso, the next town west.
In 1926-7, a new bridge was built in Fort Sumner itself, and the highway was rerouted through town and straight west to Yeso. This new bridge was a standard(?) truss bridge over a much narrower stretch of river. THIS bridge was the one located where specified in the map/writeup above, was located just a short distance west of the current Pecos crossing.
The 'old' bridge south of town (pictured) was destroyed in a flood in 1930. The new bridge was closed and condemned in March of 1958 after being hit by an oversized truck load, and the current bridge was quickly built at this time. The old abutments can still be seen just to the west of the present bridge.
Here is a valuation sheet for this bridge. The Interstate Commerce Commission required all railroads to create sheets similar to this, primarily to document all facets of railroad operations, including all bridges/culverts. I will continue trying to find more, as they likely include all information on bridges constructed before 1918.
Hussey Bridge reopens in Wickford
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at 4:38 PM Updated Nov 1, 2016 at 4:38 PM
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The historic Clarence Hussey Memorial Bridge has reopened to traffic in Wickford.
The Department of Transportation says that the 91-year-old bridge in North Kingstown’s Wickford village opened eight months ahead of schedule.
The bridge carries Route 1A over Wickford Cove. It was closed twice this year for repairs as part of a $3.2 million rehabilitation project.
The span was named for the state’s first bridge engineer, who died in 1925 after the bridge was completed.
Just wanted to mention that I saw this bridge after watching an article that was broadcast on channel 6 news out of Philadelphia.The article was on the 58th and Wyomissing avenue crossing.That's how I saw this bridge when I was on street view and I expanded the view on the map.Anyway,a CXS train was stopped at the crossing I mentioned.Don't know why it was stopped but it's what happened while the train was stopped that really irritated me.They showed on video that was shot from someone's phone people climbing over the cars carrying trailers,not containers to get from one side to the other.I've done that but only when the cars are parked.Now,what really got me mad was seeing a mother handing her baby with her stroller over the cars of the train.It is illegal but not worth a life to be lost due to an irresponsible mom,right?By the way,CXS was informed of this.
Lili von Shtüpp. Also, it's Headly.
I'm a hoping that maybe it was moved there.
That name plate needs a "Lily Von" in from of Stupp
I am certainly no expert on RR items, so Please anyone, any info. This looks to me like the same line that runs from Johnstown Bridge to, perhaps, the abandoned White River trestle East of Newberry. Of course I may be full of crapola. What say you?
Since it shows up in 2005 aerial imagery on historicaerials, I'm going to guess the latter.
Yes...these are hideous pix and if I can get permission to visit this bridge I will get better ones. And I promise to destroy these turds. Anyway, can't tell if it as actual bowstring or fabricated, like the bridge in East Park in Washington. Graber Post Building, who made the ped bridge in Washington are only a few miles away... BTW, as you can tell, my attempt at blowing up my photos are deplorable.
Thanks,luke.I thought that was the bridge but wasn't sure.
Is there any interest in letterheads and correspondence from these companies? I can post pics if interested. thanks
Article with historic picture featuring a plaque: http://www.buckslocalnews.com/yardley_news/sixty-years-ago-t...
It's this one: https://bridgehunter.com/nj/mercer/1108151/
Art,which railroad bridge is that in Abby's pictures?I see 2 of them.
With Dana's creation of a "Catenary Bridge" category and my addition of "Underspanned suspension bridge" to the sole extant one in the US, we seem to have all types and subtypes(wire/cable, chain, and eyebar.)
Seeing the stressed ribbon bridge makes me think we might want to find a consensus about following the naming conventions accepted here:
Long live Chelsea 2!
sorry for my bike in the way in all these pics, but I realized there were no recent images of it so I dug some up that I'd taken this year and a couple years ago. don't have any without the bike.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Thursday December 6th of 2018 was a bittersweet day. I purchased a new car and I traded in Chelsea. I am going to miss this car, but she was starting to need some expensive repairs.
It was getting harder to find parts for a 20 year old car and when I did find them, they were expensive. Chelsea was a very fun car to drive, but all good things must come to an end. Goodbye, Chelsea. Thanks for the Memories.
Here are some pics I took of the bridge before it being tore down.
If you'll note, your pictures look a bit different from the others. The pictures you posted are of a bridge further downstream. That said, the shots of the stone piers of the old Whipple deck truss next to concrete arches are quite good.
I modified Dana's category to be for the specific bridge type vs just "catenary".
Is there not a catenary category?
I'm slowly tracking down information on the bridges.
LostBridges gives a ca. 1889 build date for the uncovered wooden Howe truss, and both the Lake City Museum and a DRGW railfan state that both the bridges were torn down in 1937
I've yet to find a build date for the steel truss, but based on this picture: https://ngtrainpics.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/RD032-D-R... it's probably from the same era and this similar bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/co/fremont/bh72121/
A Colorado-specific trade magazine gave info for the arch and a build date for the old road, though we still have no clue about who built the pony truss.
Someone needs to write a descriptive essay about this cluster of bridges, their origins and flooding.
Supposedly the bridge is going to be replaced in the near future.
Awful lot of money spent on repeatedly updating that stretch of highway, that’s for sure.
This afternoon at 1 p.m. the President Bush Funeral Train will depart from the UP Westfield Auto Facility in Spring Texas after President Bush's body will be loaded onto a specially constructed observation car on this special train.The locomotive is #4141 in honor of President Bush.His name is also on the sides of this locomotive.The train is due to arrive in College Station where he will be buried next to his wife and daughter.The auto facility will be closed to the public this afternoon.I mentioned this out of respect for President Bush and also UP for all that they have done even though this has nothing to do with infrastructure.
Luke,this bridge along with the truss bridge i reported on earlier both will be opened in 2020 as part of a trail.Just saw it on the t.v. this afternoon.
4 years ago
Looks like a Post to me.
According to railfans, the MKT built to Hannibal in 1873, and they were leased by the MoPac from 1880-1888.
FWIW, The 1890 quad shows it as Mo Pacific.
The truss on the new is a Warren while the old bridge looks like a Pratt.
I see its close to the end for nominations. Too bad all the winners will be east of Mississippi this year as those Iowa,Missouri, Illinois, Kansas folks with all those Great Bridges and Finds forgot to nominate them. Oh well, Eastern Pontist WIN AGAIN!
Finally found a map showing the mill location and what looks like a pier.
Fall of '16. Tressel over Lake Gaston
This swing span was closed on 12/04/2018. The new high rise replacement bridge is now open to traffic.