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Area appears to be post Wisconsin Glacier Susquehanna outflow valley. Absolutely flat black thick soil. It would appear I might not actually have been on roads while driving around! Time was short as transporting friend for medical, will try and return.
When I was a police officer for Saginaw we would use it to quickly get to area 7 from area 1.
Both show up on historicaerials in the 1970s as farm bridges.
No topo map shows them as being crossed by a proper road, with a few topos showing them both with dashed markings associated with "4WD road" in the USGS map key/legend.
Someone(s) is Anonymously helping me...I Appreciate it. Thank you Again.
That's it, was in area today didn't spot till home from Sat view. Road is a relative term in this area! Try and get there in better weather
I assume you are looking at Road-Canaseraga Creek Bridge. Yes indeed!! And even a little further looks like an abutment
Nathan looks like another one just up stream
Is there any photo of two Monocacy River bridges side by side on what is now MD 144? The older one has since been dismantled. And is there an old photo which only shows that older bridge!
Don,i saw the bridge.Is that bridge on Bridgehunters?
Yeah, this isn't railroad.
Random internet guy here--- I think the Barkshed bridge is WPA/CCC road bridge circa late 1930s, not MN&A. The MN&A in Stone County was to the Southwest and there was a stop at Arlburg. This is fresh to me because parts of the Ozark HIghlands Trail and the Buffalo River Trail are on old road beds, and we've hiked both sections recently. Really nice trails, and the Buffalo River Trail downstream from Gilbert leads to the piers of the MN&A bridge over the Buffalo.
Thank you. I will make the necessary changes.
This is in fact the Van Buren Avenue bridge. At some point, the name of Cedarville Road changed to Van Buren Avenue, and the bridge name changed along with it. The location referenced in the article is the same as the current bridge, and the postcard picture is also identical.
I bet that caboose is owned by the Stourbridge Line excursion train.
They've got Santa Express rides in December. ;-)
Check out their gallery; they've restored two cabooses (cabeese?) and there's a shot of a river bridge in the gallery to keep this post from being too far off-topic.
Thanks,Art.I just wanted to mention what I saw while hunting for bridges.Seeing the caboose brought back great memories.
The caboose is all you, I have too many projects! :^)
That must be why "old" is in the bridge's title.........
Art,I followed the tourist rail line out of Honesdale and found a Conrail caboose at the other Stourbridge station.I was able to use street view to see it.It looks restorable.
The picture posted is the old bridge. The house in the distance is still present in what now is a subdivision.
John, I will start looking !
Any chance at tracking down a photo of this one? One span was rebuilt and moved to Iowa, so I would love to see a photo of it at its original location.
John, thank you for the information. Always appreciated !
Here is the current bridge at this location:
This truss looks like a pin connected Pratt deck truss. It was built by the Wabash railroad at an unknown date and later replaced by the deck girder.
Another one for the railroad guys...
Not much information hopefully someone can fill in the blanks.
To be re-decked, with an attempt to save the railings in the process: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/community/cedar-rapi...
Luke,I'm in the dark also on the build date concerning this bridge.Outside of the newscast i also looked on the news station site and saw the year mentioned there.That's why I posted that and wondered if you knew the year.Also you mentioned another bridge besides this one.Where is that one located?
Based on Mr. Sensat's comment I changed the name to reflect the one on the 1948 topo. In addition, the pin is on the border of two parishes, neither of which is Evangeline. Section number is greater than 36 due to the unusual surveying in this area.
This info is incorret. That bridge crosses Bayou Nepiqiquis. Bridge is known as Janki Bridge. Hwy 100 which is nearby about 8 miles NE does cross Des Cannes.
Just a note from stories of the past, there was a hand pull ferry on Bayou Des Cannes between Crochet Rd and Fabacher Rd which was the main road which linked Lake Charles with Opelousas (then Parish Seat}
In my scant bit of Googling, I couldn't find a date for this structure aside from the article+press releases that were recently published.
I assume they've got the correct date until a field check or info find proves otherwise.
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Again: Deadline is December 5th.
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Luke,i just saw on WFMZ 69 news that this bridge will open as a trail bridge on the Schuylkill River Trail in 2020.Don't know when the work will start on converting this bridge to a trail bridge.Is 1919 the correct build date on this bridge,Luke?
Not the best quality photo but glad I uploaded it.
Thanks Clark !
Note: there were two similar bridges on Main Street. The other being over a stub in the canal between 7th and 8th. Not sure which the image is of.
I moved the pin two blocks north to Spring Street. The 1912 topo shows a bridge there. They probably built the 1919 replacement before tearing the old one down.
Luke maybe you can merge this page!
This is a nice discussion of bridge lighting, but the Silver Memorial Bridge carrying US 35 across the Ohio River is not lit. I am typing this in a motel room overlooking this nice cantilever truss bridge, and except for normal streetlights shining down at the roadway, it is dark.
BTW a favorite lighted bridge is the possibly doomed Blackhawk Bridge over the Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin.
Thanks Luke !
This bridge was recently replaced as part of a FLAP project through FHWA Central Federal Lands.
I have enjoyed posting them today.
...Very nice Shrubbery by this one...
Desist or I shall say NEEE to you!!
Love all these old postcard photos!!!
They gave these old beauties more respect back then!
...I mean, except for us!
Wow Clark, yes totally see it - northwest side also, alignment of "South Bridge St."....thanks
You are welcome to call it anything you wish ! Thanks Again !
And Melissa I hope you don't mind me changing this to the "Marblehead Bridge". Sounds more catchy!
And Thanks Tony!
Thanks Tony !
Thanks Tony ! I've been on a Bridge Binge today.
an unladen Migratory Indiana Crow flying at sixty miles an hour can carry its own weight at half speed. Sooooo 48,000 20 ounce birds can carry a thirty ton truss 100 miles in an hour and 40 minutes
Great! Just what Putnam Co needs...a bunch of crows with hernias!
assuming Indiana crows are migratory...
.he could grip it by the truss...
Did someone say murder?
Thanks ! I'll check it out.
There's a newer photo of this bridge in the file for the bridge that replaced it--search for IL Rt 17 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge @ Momence
...Indiana crow or Iowa crow...
Well, I guess we can't murder them for removing it lol. On a serious note, the bridge was in crappy shape and it is a heavily traveled road. Brown County State Park is looking for more bridges. I don't know if they checked on it.
Maybe a bit of abutment near the SW corner of the new bridge.
Certainly not the worst condition Ive ever seen a structure in, but also not a good sign. A lot of structures on the KC-Roodhouse IL route were built about the same time.
corvids can migrate...
The Lassig just RR west is 1900 so this one should be as old. This one seems to have suffered from corrosion more than the truss.
What a jewel. Taken November 2018
I do appreciate all of the help. Everyone has been great.
Welcome, owe Luke a couple of RR ads so figure Ill help you!
Dana and Kay, thank you very much !
Luke, would you mind adding the bridge at your convenience ?
Thank you ! I will delete the photo.
Melissa, the predecessor bridge should be its own entry.
It's the North Fork arch: https://bridgehunter.com/il/winnebago/bh59112/
John, Thank you very much !
Heres the current bridge:
Here's one for the Railroad people. I am Clueless.
Only one year off on the date! My 1979 track profile lists a fabrication date of 1898 and an erection date of 1899. I have updated accordingly.
Luke, let me know if you think this is correct.
BTW, this stream network was the where a series of shark attacks occurred in 1916 that is loosely the basis of Jaws. Look it up, its kind of interesting.
I moved the pin to a crossing shown on the 1938 topo. Is this a double intersection Warren?
I think you have the right spot for the old photo!
The abutments on each side of the creek are still standing (3 total). The tour guide at the Interurban Railway Museum in Downton Plano told us about this bridge. You can see the abutments from Spring Creek Trail near 911 location sign SC 113. Park in the parking lot at 101 W Renner Rd (see Google Maps) for very close access to trail. The map location from this site is accurate.
maybe before this one? next county over
You moved the marker to the wrong spot. The one on Little Street is a three span. This is a five span.
Nope, different one. Two span and no Phoenic columns.
Now we need to figure out where they go! Only the three span one has support for its location.
not sure where this one was
Sorry wrong bridge. Deleted
Location of the five span bridge is a guess.
Thanks for adding the picture!
Clark & Mike,
Thanks for confirming the location. I thought I had researched it and posted a location previously but it must have been another bridge.
Regards to all,
Only 5 years...despite apparently being a swing bridge, would this have always been intended as a temporary bridge while the bascule that opened in 1926 was being constructed?
(BTW, the "Oldest" would be the predecessor rather than the successor, though I don't think I have the ability to fix that.)
The only place that even remotely looks like it could be "Mitchell Road" in this area - and even the road itself mostly no longer exists, never mind any bridge!
If that was you who added coordinates for it, then you've got it just about right, methinks. Seeing as Throckmorton Avenue is just the other side of that curve. And the guardrails along the curve now suggest there was a need for/use of a bridge at one time.
Throckmorton's bridge is on East Front Street. (See the report on court case right below the word "December" on the front page.) If so, it can't be found using street view, so probably replaced.
Loved swimming in the creek when I was little with my daddy.My uncle had a little grocery store in Calhoun an went to church in Calhoun about 60 years ago.
Thanks Dana and Kay !
This looks like a product of the Massillon Bridge Company based on the style of the plaque and portal bracing.