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I added a streetview here, but it looks to me like this bridge has been replaced; or possibly had a major refurbishment.
You can ignore engineering techniques for your own personal opinion all you Like, it doesn't mean you're in the right.
Cut-and-cover (Which are typically stringer-roofed trenches.), along with immersed tubes (Used frequently in your home state, Royce.) are forms of tunnel construction, despite not being litetally tunneled through rock.
Ignoring this for a literalist view is extremely idiotic.
Should we list all ditches crossed with stringers as tunnels?
Seems if it wasn't tunneled it is not a tunnel, hence the word tunnel. NBI has it listed as steel stringers
According to "Seeing Lancaster Count's Covered Bridges" by E. Gipe Caruthers, this bridge "Until 1916, crossed the Conestoga about a mile downstream, at which a new concrete span was built. [This would be at present crossing of North Farmersville Road.] Instead of scrapping this one, a local man named Joseph Shirk had it moved here where there was only a fording."
I've found several references to this being a "cut-and-cover" tunnel project , which is how most tunnels are built nowadays, especially when being built in already-built-up metropolitan areas
Citing sites that refer to it as cut-and-cover:
This is a duplicate of http://bridgehunter.com/pa/philadelphia/bh46188/
The information Ed stated was for a Brookville bridge. Not this one. It was the forth street bridge that had the new cement bridge that was lost to the 1913 flood. This location had a covered bridge at the time of the 1913 flood. It was the only Brookville bridge that survived that flood. It did however have both approaches washed away leaving Brookville stranded except by land to the Connersville Area. The covered bridge was known as either the Whitcomb Bridge or the Waterworks Bridge.
Do any locals in Mingo County, West Virginia know how the Tunnel Branch Tunnel got named?
Bridge is actually over the paulinskill river on a county near 15 in Lafayette township, nj. Johnny regan Somerville, nj.
.Last yocal I talked too kept referring to the "trussell" This is a hammer for hand striking coins. He kept pointing at the Through girder Railroad bridge ...justsayin
.I miss Amelia, Alina, Aisha and the cousins......just sayin
Let's all be like Elsa. Let it go. Let it go.
We lived in the house on the corner of 1st Street and 2nd ave. until 1942. The old RR trestle was visible from our yard. I have pics of my sisters and I having a tea party with the trestle in the background.my grandparents, Frank and Becky Smith moved into that house after we moved out. I guess they bought it from my parents.
Also, I went to 1st grade at Lincoln grammar school until we moved to Milford. I used to walk across the swinging footbridge every day going to and from school.
There was a park (Riverside Park) on the other side of hwy 9 where we used to go for picnics and there was a band shell there at that time.
"even VDOT calls it a tunnel" LOL, well if the government says so it must be true.
The Puerto Suello Tunnel is in use as of August 2018. SMART commuter trains have been using it since August 2017 to reach their (for now) southernmost station at San Rafael. I don't know if NWP freight trains use the tunnel.
Funny, because even VADOT calls it a tunnel
Details on the move and the 2015 fire here: A true success story that will surely garner more awards. The rise of the Full Throttle Saloon Bridges from the ashes of the 2015 fire: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/ful...
This is not a tunnel
Yes that stone structure in street view is pretty neat.
My guess is that it allows the old canal to pass over Brandy Brook like a very short aquaduct.
A similar structure exists at 43.133835, -75.673702 where another small stream passes under the canal.
Those structures probably date to the construction of the canal. Looks like an interesting area to visit.
Yeah, I didn't see it here. According to Sulzer's "Ghost Railroads of Indiana", there was a "general track elevation" between Indianapolis and Richmond during 1909-1910. There's a map of the original track layout on page 87.
It would be an interesting area to explore -- there are the remains of a few more overpasses in the Cambridge City area that aren't documented here, but were likely girders set on concrete abutments, which are still extent, with the fill removed.
Jeff,the bridge you mentioned isn't listed on Bridgehunters and it is a part of this trail as you can see on satellite.
Based on this aerial image from 1963, it was usable up until 1965.
Was the bridge usabable until 1965 or was part of it washed out about 1947 and the remains destroyed in 1965?
Is it possible to find the location now?
This is in Henry County, IN... Not Wayne County
The LaSalle News Tribune has an article today that says the southern 2 spans will be imploded this Tuesday, 8/14/18.
If you swing the street view over to the right, you'll see another abandoned bridge, over County Rd 650 W.
I see Google must be doing new maps because I just looked on Google satellite while looking at a business site near this bridge and I see this bridge is removed.I will post anything I receive newswise about this bridge when I get it.
I recall seeing a photograph of this bridge with its original concrete balustrade railings. The bridge looked beautiful with its original railings. With a nice restoration job, it could look beautiful again.
Nice Find Matt!
I wish I were closer to here--there is what appears to be a very old Pratt truss footbridge over the canal about a half-mile north of this location. Lat/Long coords:
Canal St. streetview shows a good view of the east end.
Thanks Don, Street view I added panned left Shows interesting Masonry Arch Culvert that could be canal era. Realize NBI pins to be off, some by continents but found it interesting pin was RIGHT on it. Does appear to be what could be the stringer in question on canal Street/and or rt46. Site visit will clarify. Ill add to list! So many bridges so little time
I'm nowhere near there, but older NBI entries for the same bridge say "Old route 46", which was apparently Main Street.
I'm thinking the bridge near the intersection of Canal Street and Main Street may be the one you are looking for.
added from NBI,any one near here to check out? Sat views don't agree with NBI description.
Mike looks like you click ed twice on add. Delete this one Ill add NBI data to other.
This one has been replaced
In 1918, this bridge was listed as a pile trestle. This would seem to indicate that these spans were relocated to this location, probably from two different locations. Further research will be conducted.
I took this video on July 22, 2018 of this bridge.
I put history about the bridge in the video.
That's right - "twi-ken-ham." And they did replace the railings in the renovation with ones that are more sympathetic to the design!
I think the bridge and tunnel should be two separate entries.
Your patrons might be interested in knowing that Solano County is currently looking into purchasing and relocating the Oakland Fruitvale vertical lift railroad bridge. THIS MAY be your last opportunity to view the bridge in its original setting
When I was going to college at ASU in Jonesboro, and going home to Searcy, ever so often I'd take US 64. More than once, I got stuck on this bridge with farm equipment coming towards me. Driving in reverse off this bridge wasn't a lot of fun.
This was never NC&STL railroad
Demolition video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJbPZwCJ2Y
It says its the Henry Bridge but this video is actually of the Spring Valley deck demolition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30fZ5jja0rM
This bridge's full demolition is imminent.
Creation of the Gardens began in 1956.
That is correct. The city of Streator is mostly located in La Salle County with a small section of it on the south end of town being in Livingston County.
Brian i can tell you that the bridge in NC is not the old Fulton Street Bridge I was 9 years old when they they demolished it they used the parts from the bridge to replace parts to similar bridges in south Louisiana
Found a group of photos I forgot to post with visit - Feb., 2018. Old beauty, still open then.
I doubt the 1939 build date for this bridge. There are no dates on the bridge, and 1939 would mean that this bridge was built after the Upper West Branch bridge on highway 57, which is a much more modern design. The style of this bridge, along with it's low 12"1' clearance and very light weight rating, combined with the 1925 date for the construction of the Dickensheet Bridge up stream, both of which are part of the old road from Priest River, ID to Coolin on Priest Lake, would lead me to think this bridge was built probably in the mid 1920's.
Based on the 70s/80s GIS views, my I agree that the bridge was relocated here in the late 70s/early 80s
70s GIS: http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=439722&y0=...
80s GIS: http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=439722&y0=...
This bridge's on-deck beauty has been RUINED by the addition of a hideous cyclone fence that even blocks the beautiful concrete benches that people could once sit on. The fence is NOT just on top of the railing, it extends in front of the railing down to the sidewalk. This cheap budget-style cyclone fence makes this bridge look like it belongs in an derelict industrial area of Detroit not in a nice city like Portland. If they wanted a suicide barrier or something they should have chosen something that doesn't look like garbage.
Special thanks to Reann Poray of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library for the access to the wonderful photos of the bridges in and around Plainfield!
The "What's Here" button in the edit mode shows this location as completely in LaSalle County.
A Full Throttle Saloon Facebook video posted on August 1 shows the bridges. The Pratt is being placed on supports by two cranes at approximately 12:45 in the video. No deck so far, but it's nice to see that they're still preserving those bridges.
Alas, I'm not into the whole motorcycle thing, but hopefully someone out there gets some good pictures for Bridgehunter.
The bridge is in the right location but the location is in La Salle County, not Livingston County.
This truss bridge was replaced ca 1910. The replacement bridge has since been rehabbed with a new superstructure and abutments but the piers are original to the ca 1910 construction.
The current bridge is listed on this site as Bridge Street, IL Rt 18 Eastbound, Streator, La Salle County, IL. It crosses the Vermilion River on the west side of the city.
KDOT has past county maps online. The 1987 map shows the road crossing the river, in 1998 the symbol for a gate is on either side of the river, and 2010 shows a gate on the west side and the road ends short of the river on the east.
Bridge is open, at least since Tom Hoffman, stated February 2018. Looking Good!!
I was researching this bridge because in 2010, I was following my AAA TripTik to take us from Independence, KS to Mansfield, MO. It took me down 3800 to a road closed sign!
I'm still wondering how AAA got it wrong!
Interesting that I can't find when the bridge disappeared.
This bridge was demolished on 8/5/18.
Thank you for your work
Looks like this one replaced via sat. images
I am the guy who assisted in getting the Newcastle Bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Current satellite imagery as of 7/18 and shadows cast in those images sure make that look like the case, Robert, agree
From what I've been able to Google, the bridge removal was complete by early May. Plans for replacement are currently uncertain - apparently replacement was to be underway by now, but those plans have been put on hold.
Article with info and (albeit low-quality) picture of the site post-removal: https://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2018/may/14/old-bridge-on-c...
Oh and here's something really nifty. Apparently someone thought to post a sped-up video clip of the bridge being lifted off the crossing intact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQV_8zNjpeQ
However - whether it's since been disassembled or still remains intact somewhere, I do not know.
I don't have exact information, only my memory from living in this area on and off. The 1935 USGS topo gives a good picture of the area as I first remember it 20 years later.
Between Grandview and the yard east of Dodson where it intersected the MoPac there were two stations, Jeffreys (west of Hickman Mills) then Holmes Park. The valley leading from Grandview (1070') down to the Blue River (750') carried this rail and US 71. US 71 crossed under the rail just north of 103rd Street.
In the '60s US 71 was made limited access from 95th Street south past Grandview. I-435 crossed 95th about a mile east of 71 and curved west toward Kansas, crossing 71 between Holmes Park and Jefferys where 435 and a realigned 71 both crossed the Frisco on bridges. Old 71 from 95th to Blue Ridge became known as Hickman Mills Drive.
So, the rail was open circa 1970 with occasional short trains seen parallel to 71 between 95th and 87th. The north side of Grandview had a couple of light industries along the rail and it's possible the quarry along the track north of 95th used it.
Starting in the early '80s I-470 was built east from the 435/71 junction. The junction, which had been congested before, became a true mess. In the early '90s a series of changes and additions were made to the main roads and some of the lesser roads were significantly realigned and portions eliminated. It was around this time that they no longer bridged over the rail. Holmes Park was completely erased. In 1992 the Blue River bridges were replaced and the rail bridge was probably removed at that time. The latest round of construction improved the geometry of the Interstate junction and wiped out the remaining evidence of Jefferys.
TMI I suppose, but lacking official records (which certainly exist in the form of the county highway maps) you'll have to figure the rail was in limited use from Grandview to Melville in 1970 and abandoned by 1985. I hope this helps answer your question.
I'll probably condense, delete, or move this at some future time since it doesn't have much to do with this particular bridge page.
Dad said the bridge was built in 1950/1951
A Northern Pacific bridge book indicates that this structure was installed here in 1918, meaning it was relocated from another location. This other location is likely on the former NP mainline, hence the plaques stating the third crossing of the Yellowstone River.
So, do we know when exactly the Frisco track north from Grandview to Leeds was abandoned?
This combination was about usage but it may fit your need.
Additionally, the NBI gives "Winding Road" as the generic name for several roads in the Sierra National Forest.
I imported NBI from pin location. May not be correct.
A two-span bridge will have a gap between spans to allow for thermal expansion.
There's no gap, so it's more than likely a single span with additional support.
I'd have considered that 2 span, do you consider it single span because it's continuous at the pier rather than pinned?
I agree that it at least resembles a Bailey.
I guess more looking may give an answer. I just noticed the NY Street looks like a multi span. Great finials and portal bracing.
Looks more like a single-span Bailey-pattern truss with a support pier at the midpoint.
Fun article about the bridge here:
The NBI data doesn't seem to match this bridge.
This is a 2 span bridge, while the NBI info has span length and total length within a foot of each other.
NBI states that it has a wooden wearing surface, the pictures show a wooden deck with steel wearing surface on top.
NBI states that it's on Winding Road/05S01, google maps shows Edison Lake Road.
Are you sure that's the right bridge?
Clark that photo looks like it goes to the island. The island did not extend up to New York Street until it was expanded in the 1960s. My guess is this is one of the other several bridges leading to the original part of the island. Probably the same builder provided more than one span for this city, accounting for the visual similarities.
The buildings have seemingly all disappeared but I think this photo may be the bridge on this page.
Imploding the old Meredosia bridge has already begun.
Bridge and the overflow bridge to be replaced in 2019.
Bridge to be replaced in 2019
A half-through truss would sort of fit the bill: https://bridgehunter.com/ca/nevada/17C0024/
Hi there does anyone know of a bridge that is basically a through truss with a deck truss built under it for increased strength, or a deck truss with a through truss added for more strength? I'm doing some prototype research for a diorama. Thanks.
PennDOT announced Monday that this masonry arch bridge near the Blackwood golf course will be replaced.Red Corner Rd will be closed for the next 3 months.The bridge which is a mile south of Rte 724 crosses over a tributary of the Schuylkill River.The road is closed between Sycamore and Hallman rds.This masonry arch bridge with a 13 ton weight restriction will be replaced with a precast concrete-box culvert.This section of the road with the bridge has an average daily traffic volume of 530 vehicles according to PennDOT.Detours are in effect during replacement.
This bridge originally had fewer spans, to allow heavier trains to cross it, the trusses were cut in half and additional piers added to increase the load capacity.
As of at least December 2017, this bridge has a fence the entire length and appears open to foot traffic. See attached file.
This was not a Mo Pac bridge. It was part of the Missouri North Arkansas or Missouri and Arkansas line. It was removed not long after the line from Harrison to Cotton Plant was removed circa 1947-48.
My impression both from being there and from reading about it is that the area was a wetland, and the CCC dug a channel and built up the banks, then built the dam in such a way as to direct the lake outflow into the channel as a way to create a specific place that they could call the Mississippi headwaters, and tourists could visit.
Yes, you can wade across the Mississippi River there, it's knee deep. The dam is low, too much head would probably cause rushing water and unwanted erosion.
Itasca park is a great place to visit. Nature, lots of stone structures, a firetower (not sure if you can still climb it) and you can see Paul Bunyan and Babe at Bemidji (The first city on the Mississippi). 8^)
The history of relocation is a little confusing to me here. All I know is per HAER, this bridge was moved to Travis County, and I found a bridge in Satellite imagery that appears to match the location described by HAER.
Unfortunately it appears to be behind a gated community or something. http://bridgehunter.com/tx/travis/bh82418/
31st July 2018
Bridge completely removed
I have this 100 foot walking bridge that I would like to sell. Located in Westerm MN. Its 9ft wide and roughly 9 foot tall. Its in 2 halves right now for moving purposes. Can easily be hauled on a semi. It was built in 1912.
May be available for reuse per forum
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