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Posted March 18, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

"Rehabilitation" can unfortunately offer way too many loopholes, shortcuts and compromises when compared to "Restoration".

Sims Creek Bridge (North Dakota)
Posted March 18, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

With an ADT of 10 it makes sense to spend money on a new bridge... That will NEVER pay for itself!

Full sarcasm intended.

Posted March 18, 2019, by John Marvig

That’s a shame. Better than nothing I guess.

Posted March 18, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks as though the trusses are non-functional at this point.

Posted March 18, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If you zoom in on Google map you'll see not only N3910 and N 180 given... But also Hickory Street. Not uncommon to have several names for the same road.

Also that 1932 build date is way off... That's a ca. 1900 pinned bedstead.

Sims Creek Bridge (North Dakota)
Posted March 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted March 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted March 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge could have and should have been saved. Nobody wanted to spend the money that was required to mobilize a crane and get these spans moved. Just another example of how covered bridges get more preservation dollars than metal truss bridges, since ALL of Iowa's covered bridges are preserved, but the same cannot be said for these nationally significant bowstring trusses.

Blatnik Bridge (Wisconsin)
Posted March 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted March 18, 2019, by CABurton (CABurton159 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Around here that road is always called N180, where does the E3910 number come from?

Posted March 18, 2019, by Luke

It doesnt help that the dam right next to it literally failed...

Staple Bend Tunnel (Pennsylvania)
Posted March 18, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just read today in my local paper the Reading Eagle that this tunnel was completed on this date in 1834.Don't know if this is true but I'm putting this information on here.

Posted March 18, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

They don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

Posted March 17, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here's one for ya Art S!

No doubt in my mind it's an early 1870's Columbia Bridge Works product as those funky "pronged" finials match this one...

http://bridgehunter.com/oh/knox/bh44686/

draw Bridge in Dover NJ?
Posted March 17, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Circa 1909

Posted March 17, 2019, by Garrett Wisher (gwillywish [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge demolished in 2018, replacement in progress 2/2019

Posted March 17, 2019, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We interrupt the devastating news of bridge after bridge being destroyed by flooding to bring you some good news.

This bridge was placed on dry land instead of being demolished when it was replaced. I do not know what the future holds for this bridge, but for right now it appears to be extant.

Posted March 17, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What i meant by them not being permanent is that when a road is permanently closed it is usually deliberately blocked off with dirt or a concrete wall or both, and all this has is a gate held shut with a padlock.

Posted March 17, 2019, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The loss of this bridge is a catastrophic setback for bridge preservation in the United States. This bridge was not just significant on a county or state level (it was) but it had very high National significance as well. Granted, all remaining bowstring bridges are nationally significant but this one was arguably among the very best examples of bowstring bridges.

Flooding is a very serious threat to many of our historic bridges in the United States. Unless a truss bridge has been seriously over-engineered for its crossing, it can be taken down by flood and ice. Not to mention the lally columns and stone pylons that can give way.

If our most historically significant bridges must remain over their waterways, consideration must be given to strengthening, replacing, and/or raising the pylons in order to keep the trusses above water.

Every Spring, we lose bridges to flooding. Thus far, the Spring of 2019 is off to a particularly devastating start.

Posted March 17, 2019, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Verified its demise...

Posted March 17, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Picture #2 showed 2 bridges.When was that picture taken?I didn't even know there was 2 bridges at that location.

Posted March 17, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Picture #2 showed 2 bridges.When was that picture taken?I didn't even know there was 2 bridges at that location.

Posted March 17, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Any updates on status?

Posted March 17, 2019, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Saw a post on Facebook that this bridge collapsed yesterday (March 16) due to flooding and ice damage. Haven't seen any photos yet. Can anyone confirm this?

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for clearing that up,Luke.

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for clearing that up,Luke.

Posted March 16, 2019, by Luke

The company is directly to the left of the bridge and both quarries have been filled in.

Here's an aerial image from the 1960s showing them before:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=2&x0=483657&y0=...

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Michael,let me know if this does get done because I actually don't see it happening because of the company property at one end and the railroad tracks at the other end.I might be wrong.

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Michael,let me know if this does get done because I actually don't see it happening because of the company property at one end and the railroad tracks at the other end.I might be wrong.

Posted March 16, 2019, by Michael Corbin (mcorbin02 [at] atlanticbb [dot] net)

I do not know of any plans, but won't it be grand to have it opened as a bike/walk/hike path.........

Holcim
Posted March 16, 2019, by .......justsayin

Lehigh Cement 700 25th street NW Mason City

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw the first picture of the bridge and read the article about the bridge and I have a couple of questions.I read the bridge was built to handle the quarry trucks going to the plant.I don't see the quarry on satellite and where is the company that's supposed to be near the bridge?

Posted March 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw the first picture of the bridge and read the article about the bridge and I have a couple of questions.I read the bridge was built to handle the quarry trucks going to the plant.I don't see the quarry on satellite and where is the company that's supposed to be near the bridge?

Holcim Company Road Overpass
Posted March 16, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Finished

Posted March 16, 2019, by Craig (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Just saw picture of damaged bridge. Sad loss. Picture attached is from unknown photographer on internet. I did not take pic and I do not own pic.

RE: Clippings
Posted March 16, 2019, by Luke

It's already added as the Holcim Company Road Overpass

bluemelon
Posted March 16, 2019, by ..............justaskin

any one try a bluemellon account for bridge photos? how is/was it

Clippings
Posted March 16, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Luke, do you want them posted in the forum or is there a bridge already listed ?

Posted March 16, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A section of the long trestle approach collapsed last night. Fortunately, the steel components of this bridge were not damaged.

Posted March 15, 2019, by Disco Free Zone

Man card revoked.

Clippings
Posted March 15, 2019, by Luke

Been a minute, Melissa:

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/391253012/

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/3465643/

Both of the Holcim Company bridge in Mason City.

Posted March 15, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Update: the eastern truss and several girders are in the river.

Posted March 15, 2019, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nooo.....im sad now

Posted March 15, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Alexander,this is another of the Jaindl's wacky dreams that might or might not work.I'm not against this development idea but it does sound a little bit peculiar since there are other properties available in Allentown besides a truss bridge.

Posted March 15, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,that's the derailment I was talking about.Thanks.

Posted March 15, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No,Dana and Kay.According to my fiancée Ann who grew up in the area,this was the rear entrance to the abandoned papermill.It sure is a puzzler,though.

Posted March 15, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly damaged or destroyed, not yet known what part was damaged.

Posted March 15, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly collapsed approximately 3:00 AM today (3/15/19)

Voulez
Posted March 14, 2019, by ...............justsayin

Gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya, da-da (da-da, yeah)

Gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya, here (ooh)

Mocha Chocolata, ya-ya (yeah)

Creole Lady Marmalade

Brouillettes Creek
Posted March 14, 2019, by Brouillettes Labelle

quatre

Brouillettes Creek
Posted March 14, 2019, by labelle patti

trois

Brouillettes Creek
Posted March 14, 2019, by labelle

deux

Brouillettes Creek
Posted March 14, 2019, by patti

1

Posted March 14, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Best comment in weeks

Brouillettes Creek
Posted March 14, 2019, by pattilabellerocks

….foamer bait....

Posted March 14, 2019, by Curtis Hudson

This bridge was resurfaced. The original railing is gone.

Posted March 14, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is That creek again. Do you reckon it might be "Brouiletts-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?"

Posted March 14, 2019, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (lner4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Today's news: A beer garden on the bridge?????

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-...

Posted March 13, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

George might be Old Alignment?

Posted March 13, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

George, I’m pretty sure this is the bridge that the train fell off of:

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/ar...

Paper Mill Bridge
Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The concrete arch bridge that can be seen from this bridge that crosses the Cacoosing Creek upstream from this bridge leads to an abandoned paper mill.I don't have no information on this bridge.

Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Dana and Kay.I didn't know what this bridge looked like.Looks like a company made bridge,not homemade to me.By the way,the guy that they rescued from the ravine near this bridge survived.

Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Dana and Kay.I didn't know what this bridge looked like.Looks like a company made bridge,not homemade to me.By the way,the guy that they rescued from the ravine near this bridge survived.

Posted March 13, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein
Posted March 13, 2019, by Michelle Miller (michellebot [dot] kbf [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember being very young (1980's) and my grandpa took my sister and I to this bridge. The water was low enough that we walked all the way across. I can't find anything about that time, though. I remember being bored and tired of walking but my grandpa told us how special it was to be able to walk on the bridge because it is usually underwater. I was hoping that maybe someone has some pictures from that time.

Posted March 13, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Looks like 1918 Stringer, interesting Railing Design

Trestle derailment
Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was just watching ABC World News and they showed 26 rail cars that were blown off of a trestle.They mentioned where it was but I didn't catch the name,just that I think it was out west due to high winds.Also I don't know if the trestle was damaged.

Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Daniel.I think the Kildoo Bridge is a homemade bridge,not made by a bridge company.I could be wrong.

Paper Mill Bridge
Posted March 13, 2019, by Paper Mill Bridge

Whats the Arch bridge just South East of there?

Posted March 13, 2019, by Daniel

40.949996, -80.170311 is the location of Kildoo Bridge. There's Street View but you can't see much.

Papermill Road Bridge
Posted March 13, 2019, by Daniel

http://bridgereports.com/1457914/ appears to be it. It's nothing interesting.

Culvert Replacement-School Road,Marion Township,Berks County
Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 2-11-19 bids are being received by Marion Township until 11:00 a.m on March 21 2019 for the replacement of this pipe culvert with a metal arch pipe culvert which is located on School Road approximately 100 feet west of Wintersville Road in Marion Township,Berks County.The work will also include roadway restoration,streambank stabilization and all other items included in the bid form.As with the Papermill Bridge I have no historical information on this culvert or the bridge.

Posted March 13, 2019, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cable rail with steel columns and top rail by ASF Ironworks in Springfield, Oregon.

Rehab of the Papermill Road Bridge,Spring Township,Pa.
Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 3-12-19 the Spring Township supervisors awarded a $486,780 project for the rehabilitation of the Papermill Road Bridge to DESCCO Design & Construction Inc.This bridge crosses over the Cacoosing Creek and it's not on Bridgehunters.

Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Even though this doesn't have nothing to do with this bridge,a man was rescued from a ravine near the Kildoo Bridge in the state park where this bridge is located.I never heard of the Kildoo Bridge so I figured i'd mention this article I read about on the news this morning.The Kildoo Bridge might be near this bridge.Any information on the Kildoo Bridge might be useful.

Posted March 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Even though this doesn't have nothing to do with this bridge,a man was rescued from a ravine near the Kildoo Bridge in the state park where this bridge is located.I never heard of the Kildoo Bridge so I figured i'd mention this article I read about on the news this morning.The Kildoo Bridge might be near this bridge.Any information on the Kildoo Bridge might be useful.

Posted March 13, 2019, by Uriah P (uriahpariah [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A fun fact: this bridge is part of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and is marked with its famous navigational "white blazes." And although it has NO provisions for pedestrians, the bridge is heavily used by foot traffic, particularly in the spring, when northbound thru-hikers use it.

Kern Bridge (Minnesota)
Posted March 13, 2019, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Expensive pull. No one wants to pay.

We have tried but...

justsayin
Posted March 13, 2019, by UP NATRON

……...begone foamer…….

Posted March 12, 2019, by Justin

And yet you've failed to give us the actual GPS, just a foamer whinging.

Kern Bridge (Minnesota)
Posted March 12, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well hopefully they get going before that East abutment fails completely!

The Kern Bridge is one of the most important historic spans remaining in Minnesota... Perhaps #1

Posted March 12, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My pleasure!

And for what it's worth I actually like Vanilla... Just not when it comes to bridges!

Kern Bridge (Minnesota)
Posted March 12, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found a couple of things about possible rehabilitation of this bridge. MNDOT has laid out four options for preservation:

https://www.dot.state.mn.us/historicbridges/bridge/L5669/rat...

A 2017 article states that this bridge is scheduled for repair:

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/county-road-hwy-project...

I have been able to find nothing else on these developments.

Posted March 12, 2019, by Jim Reed (jimr4163 [at] comcast [dot] net)

The location, gps, etc for this tunnel are completely wrong. It is on the wrong side of Hwy 58, and should be up above McCredie Springs, and Judd Mountain. Between tunnels 6 and 4. This is so wrong.

Posted March 12, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

http://dailydodge.com/federal-funds-awarded-to-wisconsin-dod...

To be replaced in 2020 according to WisDOT information. This one appears to be a recycled and reconstructed railroad girder, likely dating to the 19th century.

Posted March 12, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)
NS 4th
Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

awesome Luke!

Boone Cemetery
Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Hey Tony thanks for the ice cream analogy!

Posted March 11, 2019, by Luke

Fourth

Posted March 11, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unless it's been replaced with a modern truss or something really spectacular (Cable-stayed's Don't count!) then I prefer not to see any pics of it. A new page is fine for a modern truss... As long as it's labeled as MODERN.

Looking at UCEB's is like going to an ice cream shop and finding out all they have is 10 different varieties of Vanilla.

NS Portageville
Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Sherman or Luke Need 4!

Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

3 of 4

Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

2 of 4

Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

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Replacement
Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Mr. Elder certainly defer to your expertise and pontist experience. the site is full of Both ways of entering. An example I think of is NS RR Trestle over Genesee river. Till recently was one page for 3 bridges. A few of our contributor's spent a lot of time editing into 3, and it needs a fourth now. Granted 900 foot bridges over 700 foot deep holes in the ground are at LEAST noteworthy and not to often criticized as additions. Here in Northeast many "Crossings" have a long history, say 1850 to 1870's a wood bridge, then maybe some crazy new thing like a Whipple, then say 1908 or 1913 because of floods a "New Iron Bridge" then 1920's to 1950's a Tbeem or arch out of that new concrete stuff Then 70's on as you noted the more UCEB ish culvert like things or Steel Beam stringers. The geography sometimes changed little and some times ALOT but the crossing retained its same function. I enjoy finding an old post card view and identifying the crossing often using street view from replacement Bridge. Churches and buildings are often identifiable and site visit may reveal old stome abutments . If I'm their I'll take a shot or two and sometimes post with mixed feed back, but believe the sequence of bridges at a crossing is of some historic value. Robert thanks for all you do and Im sure this will generate some JUSTSAYIN comments but so be it!

Posted March 11, 2019, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

When you consider the massive number of truss bridges that once existed in the USA (in the years between 1850 and 1970 more or less), you quickly realized that almost every truss bridge that ever existed in the USA was replaced by either a UCEB, a low water crossing, a ford, or in some cases an interesting (albeit newer) bridge. The truss bridges (and other historic bridges) that survive today are the rare survivors.

Thus, I see no point in creating separate pages for UCEBS, low water crossings, and fords that replaced historic bridges. Otherwise, this site will become UCEBS of the U.S.

I would rather see 1-2 images of the UCEB, low water crossing, ford, etc that replaced the bridge along with photographs of the historic bridge on one page.

Just my $0.02

Posted March 11, 2019, by Bob Hobbs (bhobbs [at] hotmail [dot] com)

*bridge

Posted March 11, 2019, by Bob Hobbs (bhobbs [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Adding photos of a nondescript and certainly non-historic to this page, or even worse creating a whole new page, only serves to water-down this otherwise highly functional site!

Didn't realize that the UglyBridges site had been re-branded, because honestly I never go there.

Posted March 11, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

A separate page is warranted for a replacement when the replacement might be even slightly interesting, plus in any case it helps to further distinguish the two, particularly in cases where the original bridge is the only one posted and it's no longer there yet it has most recent up-to-date inspection data showing (not a fan of those fits of inaccuracy).

But I'm not sure photos of the replacement are needed on the same single page, given the different type, the replacement being so plain, and that it was replaced so long ago already.

RE: Uglybridges - despite the name, that was never about showing off "ugly bridges", and is now known as BridgeReports.com since last year.

Posted March 10, 2019, by ...justsayin

convert this to entry, other replacement...…..


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