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Here's a ASCE scan of a plate showing the design of a Linville variant.
The new bridge is open to traffic. The original through truss lift span has been disassembled and floated downstream. The truss approach spans, piers/abutments, and towers remain, although tower demolition is in progress.
I stopped by on a ride yesterday. Holy crap the bridge moves a lot when cars/trucks drive over it, I sure wouldn't be willing to drive something that weighed 5 tons (the limit) over it.
People are also dumb and drive over it before the previous vehicle is off. I don't think there are signs saying not to, but still...
Well, it would appear that the bridge status was never changed to “closed” since I posted my previous comment on August 20th.
However, I am pleased to announce that the bridge has been reopened to traffic, although the swing span reportedly is not currently operational.
You can photograph this bridge as it is not in Fort Leonard Wood itself
This bridge is nearing the end of its lifespan. Seen a bunch of construction equipment on both sides of the river, including a big crane. Start looking into changing the status pretty soon, maybe end of the year to sometime in spring 2019.
Journey in “Faithfully” used these I-80 Twin Tunnels in Green River, Wyoming for their official music video.
Tried to enhance it two more ways. Added the two new ones plus one of the previously posted photos to the bridge file.
Been a while since I've posted--gotta retrain the operator.
For some reason your enhanced image isn't attached to this bridge. I think it does help. Can you enhance the other one as well?
Does this help?
This one has been lost.
The Moxham Historic District is located directly south of this bridge.
Tractor-trailer gets stuck in Tennerton bridge
State police: load measured 14 feet, 7 inches -- 5 inches taller than bridge designed to accommodate
By Katie Kuba - October 11, 2018
Truck stuck in bridge
Crews and a wrecker work to free parts of a large truck load that got snagged in the Tennerton bridge that crosses the Buckhannon River near the middle school.
TENNERTON — The truck got stuck.
In simple terms, that’s exactly what happened Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer with too tall a load attempted to cross the Tallmansville Bridge that extends across the Buckhannon River on Tallmansville Road.
Investigating officer Cpl. T.A. Menendez with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police said the accident happened at 10:20 a.m., when a tractor-trailer being driven by Victor King, of Georgia, attempted to drive across the Tallmansville Bridge – but didn’t quite make it.The tractor-trailer’s load measured 14 feet, 7 inches tall – five inches taller than the 14 feet, 2 inches the bridge is designed to handle, Menendez said. A large piece of metal that was being transported atop the truck crashed into the top of the bridge, hitting it “pretty hard,” the officer added.
The impact of the metal piece caused the load chains and binders to go “flying everywhere,” Menendez said. “We are lucky the load never hit the pavement because we could have been in some real trouble.”
Menendez said West Virginia Department of Highways officials; members of the Buckhannon Fire Department and Washington Volunteer Fire Company; and West Virginia Public Service Commission officials were all on scene working together to free the truck and its load from the bridge.
They were eventually successful.
Menendez wrote King a citation for over height, he said, because according to state law, if a truck or tractor-trailer is carrying a load that exceeds 13 feet, 6 inches in height, the driver or company is required to apply for and secure a permit.
A tractor-trailer with such a tall load must also be escorted by a pilot truck, the corporal said.
“He was exactly 1 foot, 1 inch over the limit where you’re required to get a permit and have a pilot truck. He was from Georgia, so I just think he didn’t know the law around here,” Menendez said of King.
“He was able to drive away from the scene, but he won’t be able to get back on the road until he gets that permit and has a pilot truck,” the officer added.
Menendez said King had been headed from a mining operation near Ten Mile to the Robbins Company, located on Mattsville Road in Glen Daniels, W.Va. The truck belongs to a company called Spectrum Express in Illinois, he added.
The Tallmansville Road – including the bridge – is now reopen, firefighter John Brugnoli with the BFD confirmed Thursday afternoon.
“People can travel all the way from Route 20 through Tallmansville now,” he said.
I had checked that. I couldn't find a High Fall, NJ and High Falls, NY is elsewhere.
Visually many points correspond. Maybe High Fall NJ where card printed? Going to say 74.6 % probability ! Any one else?
Dom & Dana,
I found a second stereo view image that looks exactly like the first but looking upstream (note the railing, piers and dam). However, it is labeled High Fall, NJ. I think the label is incorrect. What to do you think?
It would Appear as if James has fixed "aim ability" in Street view addition. WOOT WOOT!
Located in the village of Pioneer, Williams County, Ohio.
Does anyone know what that huge polygonal through truss in the background of some of these photos is?
This bridge is fun to drive over, but it is definitely a white knuckle ride. I was in Paducah and Metropolis last week, and I was tempted to drive over it again just for the fun of it. I decided not to as I was in a hurry. I just used the I 24 bridge on this trip.
Ironically, my route took me over the two Cairo Bridges. Those are fun too, but they were both carrying a lot of traffic this time.
Jeremy, your photo of the bridge through the weeds is Beautiful !
This entry is for the tunnel itself, which is wholly in Westmoreland County.
Bow Ridge Tunnel Bridge was actually located in Indiana County, PA not Westmoreland County.
I am not scared of bridges. This bridge is the exception. I had been across it before as a passenger but never a driver. About three years ago I drove across it. Wow. I do not know if I would ever do that again. The bridge seemed to last forever as I creeped along. I am ok with it as long as I am Not driving.
The original bridge was blown up in the late 80's or early 90's, and a new one was built next to the original location. The new one is the one in need of replacement, not the one built in 1949, which no longer exists.. Maybe it was meant to say 1994. My parent's lived at the mobile home park right there and we watched it all happen.
Looks like a pony truss
I've found the best strategy is to ask. I can't honestly recall ever being turned down, and more often than not the people are more than happy to talk about "their" bridge. There's a number of bridges where I've withheld pictures for a period of time, particularly to avoid ruffling the feathers of anyone who may object.
It's pretty common for plowing to encroach on public rights of way. Rural folks (I was once among them) actively discourage people from coming around their property due to the ease with which thefts can occur in isolated areas. The county highway department has the legally correct information on where the public can freely travel.
You don't need a plat book. The online GIS and a verification call to the county should get accurate information.
The road to this bridge on the west side has been completely removed and is now a corn field. You have to walk up the hill to get to it. The woman chewed me out on Facebook and said she is reporting it to the owner. I will be obtaining a plat book to do more research. For now I would just stay away. Also the road is currently under weather to it.
The bridge is closed as of 12 Oct 18 due to damage from flood debris.
I've seen occasional mistakes due to slow updates, but it might be worth a call to the county to verify ownership. Their GIS shows this bridge and roadway as county property.
I have a photo of the barricade that is 500 feet from the bridge. I chose to not post it due to obscenities on it.
Island Wooden Bridge Park
My Son Isaac and his beautiful prom date Carissa
See my photo here, you can see what appear to be concrete blocks that are stuck in some of the holes. https://historicbridges.org/illinois/sbrr/p1460456.jpg
I assume the holes in the counterweight are/were intended for adjusting the weight of the span. Most bascule bridges have a method for adjusting span balance to accommodate changes in weight over service life, this might be changes in deck design, railing, mechanical adjustments that affect balance (new lock motors, etc).
Bridge is now only accessible from the west. The road on the east is closed and returned to nature.
The true mystery is why there are a bunch of holes in the weights....
Basically I have a Mystery Location Whipple Postcard lol.
Thanks to everyone for their help. I had not considered Possum Bridge as an option. I was 2 when it was torn down and do not remember it. I have not found any photos of it as of yet.
I concur with Art.
You made an educated guess with what information you had, and you're correcting it with the discovery of new information.
That's part of this hobby and knowledge in general.
No apologies are nessecary.
A relative worked for him many years ago & mentioned him in a story I remembered. I saw the comment when Brian posted his photos & I asked my relative if this was the same guy & they said yes. We looked up the obit on google.
No apologies necessary. This is part of the process of figuring things out. Once we do, we'll have a picture of a another bridge that once existed in the area. When you get/post current pictures of this one, we will know, definitively, which of your older pictures is of this bridge.
Portals are entirely different on the bridge in your postcard and the old Main Street Bridge: https://bridgehunter.com/il/white/bh69821/
Could've been the Possum Bridge to the South: https://bridgehunter.com/il/white/possum/
I am now wondering if the first postcard photo I posted was of the Lost Whipple over Main Street in Carmi ? Once again, I apologize for basing my information off of notes on the card from over 100 years ago. Obviously going forward I will be more cautious.
Thank you, I appreciate your help. I apologize again for the mistake.
From historicaerials.com, the southern hill portion is still in use on their 1968 photo. The next available image is in 1993, where it looks like the northern road is in place. Unfortunately that's a 25 year window, at least that narrows it down a little.
The first postcard picture you posted is a Whipple. The second is a Pratt. This would suggest that the pictures are not of the same bridge.
I'm not Bennett Brauer (Chris Farley character) either.
Well, I'm definitely no "foamer", I'm not an "expert", I'm not the "source of previous comments on this page" and I'm not "a local resident", but HAER's photo caption may need to be explained by one of the "above".
Particularly the "In conjunction" part...
Merriam Webster says:
"in conjunction with
Definition of in conjunction with
: in combination with : together with
The concert will be held in conjunction with the festival.
The medicine is typically used in conjunction with other treatments."
8. DETAIL OF CONCRETE COUNTERWEIGHT WHICH WAS OPERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH BOTH OF BASCULE SPANS OF THE B & O AND THE ST. CHARLES AIRLINE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Chicago Terminal Railroad, South Branch of Chicago River Bridge, Spanning South Branch of Chicago River, Chicago, Cook County, IL
(I am a bit of a smartass on occasion. Sorry about that.)
I suggest we add 360 photo support.
My apologies to my fellow bridgehunters. After further research the Lowe Bridge appears to Not be a Whipple. This photo appeared in a book published in 2007 about the history of White County Illinois.
These foks would know dimensions
Thanks for the updated pictures Janis!
Well Lawmakers are back talking about replacement it would be bad to see this bridge replaced by a UCEB.
My grandmother was originally from Sullivan County, Indiana and was born in 1939, the same year as the bridge was built. When I was a child we would travel North up Route 1 from Maunie, White County, Illinois to see her family in Fairbanks, Shelburn and Sullivan Indiana. I was always excited to cross this bridge. It is one of my earliest memories of loving and appreciating Historical Bridges. My mother preferred to take 41 North but my grandmother and I preferred to take what she referred to as the Scenic Route via Hutsonville.
I Like that "Ruminations of Foamers"
ADMINISTRATOR needs to DELETE the silly comments on his site that claim falsehoods - i.e., that "...both bridges share a counterweight."
Scores of people look to this site for accurate information - not stupid ruminations of uneducated foamers.
Thought you might like this most recent update (09 Oct. 2018) projecting the new Neversink River Bridge in Port Jervis is now expected to be completed in about a year.
Information was provided to me by the Milwaukee Road Archives, including blueprints showing the relocation and reconstruction of the five steel spans of this bridge. I have included the information provided in the entry.
https://edcgov.us/County%20Press%20Releases/Pages/Silver-Fork-Road-bridge-repair-.aspx does it qualify as "lost" if they're replacing girders? I imagine so, and that's why this is already marked as "lost". Should a date of 2018 be added?
Plaque on 1913 truss bridge over west branch of Westfield River by Berlin Bridge Company
The massive size of the "railings" indicate load-bearing function and indicate this is a through girder bridge. Often mis-classified in the National Bridge Inventory as concrete slabs (since such bridges often lack articulated floorbeams) these bridges have internal reinforcing that links the heavy "railing" girders into the "slab" deck. In this way, the girders lend loadbearing support to the bridge. An example drawing is attached.
I don't know why it was listed as "other" when it's most likely a slab. I've changed the type. If someone has more knowledge, feel free to make changes.
Looks more like a concrete girder/slab based on the shadow.
The legend states that the couple killed on said bridge. If you STOP midway they can be seen.
(Look at the town name to the east)
This funky little bridge deserves a funky song:
Thanks,Luke.This is the bridge.It was on MSN and the article said it was an urban legend about people who supposedly died on this bridge and also some ghosts involved.That's why I said it was eerie.
This is it, George Oakley.
I was looking on MSN this morning at an article about this bridge and the eerie history of this bridge.Is this bridge on Bridgehunters because I didn't see it?
Here are a few trade journal articles with imagery:
Great picture Luke. Where can I find pictures of the construction of the Guymard Cutoff?
Do you, by chance, know the measurements of the bridge? Width and length?
If the specs were for concrete fill on their columns they need to hunt down the contractor for repairs.
Neat little one, couple more funny bridges in that park (aka Lincoln Park)
Bridge is remote but basically easily accessible from both sides.
This bridge is being replaced and the road is closed, requiring a detour. Not certain when it will be completed.
View of remnants of approach on Crossville side...
Another view of approach...
Side view of remnants of approach from the side I went to this morning...
View from riverbank looking toward the Crossville side...
View from upper riverbank
After a approximately. 6 mile hike through waist high weeds on a remnant of the road I found the bridge
Closed Road on 1925 E via Centerville road...
Approximately one mile to Lowe Bridge from the Carmi side...
Columns are still there. Unable to photograph due to early morning sun. Will attempt soon in the afternoon or evening hours.
3/4 of a mile to Lowe Bridge from this point on the Centerville side
Fantastic! And very old!
Light rolled endposts suggest 1870's
This bridge needs to be rescued before that caisson gives out!
Awesome Whipple truss!
12-panels which would make it about 180 feet long. The portals look like a Massillon design. Likely ca. 1880.
I have no idea what this is but I found it quite interesting...
Another Riverbank View...
View from Riverbank...
Side view of columns/supports