Since we are all in a covered bridge craze.....I added this one: According to the Edgemont Historical Society, this bridge, although built in 2011, is an authentic covered bridge. It is Amish built.
I'm an inverted bowstring through truss.
Well, it's more than 50 years old. So boring or not, it qualifies as "historic" by a commonly used measure.
That and there seem to be few exciting bridges in AR so bridge hunting is different than in other places.
You are going to think this is a late April Fools joke... but it isn't. I found an article about a scandal famous bridge engineer Ralph Modjeski got involved with. Check this article out:
I would say I am probably an abandoned railroad truss or arch bridge. Glad to see we are festive.
Its got plenty of history, it was made using the melted down metal of other historic bridges :^)
I love it!
I knew you would appreciate it.
Thanks, Ben... what a wonderful memorial...
This bridge was built by the love and dedication of James Baughn and Nathan Holth. This bridge was designed to resemble the historic Pratt pony design. "Now that this bridge is complete, I can die a happy man knowing that I have left this amazing contribution to the historic bridge community." - Nathan Holth. "Ditto." - James Baughn.
My son and I visited this bridge today 4/01/2014. It is still closed, but walkable. It's obvious that it was partially built off-site and assembled on. A tribute to early technology and building practice. The long pieces are riveted with the corners bolted. A handsome survivor in a peaceful setting.
This tunnel's official name is the Welling Tunnel, built in 1852 and improved over the years of active service on the B&O.
I would say I'm a stone arch.
George, the bridge is abandoned
i just saw that this bridge was posted to the historic register.will it be rehabbed or just rust away?any information would be greatly appreciated.this bridge can be rehabbed to look new.
Hello fellow Bridge Hunters. In honor of Covered Bridge Heritage Week, I'd like to hereby announce that I've spent a lot of time reflecting on my angry feelings toward covered bridges, and I finally realized that there's nothing wrong with them at all. To relieve the hurt that I've spewed out to covered bridge enthusiasts everywhere, I've commissioned two projects to highlight the usefulness, durability and overall attractiveness of these historical treasures.
First, I steered all of the Cub Scouts in my classes to help restore a bridge right in the middle of my college campus at Western Michigan. They did a great job, and the bridge is a highly attractive and functional structure. The response from students has been overwhelmingly positive, as they now have an easy way to cross the creek, and a great spot to work together on group projects.
Also, to demonstrate my commitment to covered bridges, a new model has been built right on the property of the farm I grew up on. This smaller bridge is the prototype for all new short bridges across small streams in Michigan. The timber framework will blend in with the environment very well, and the roof will protect all of the joints and connections from the weather. No more rusty pins or debates about rivets vs. bolts. These will all be eliminated as Michigan returns to classic wooden pegs. No more pack rust, loss of section, corroded connections, or anything else like that. Why would anyone waste their time on some junky old pony truss relic when you could instead install an attractive new covered bridge instead?
I feel great that I've finally come around to thinking good things about covered bridges, like everyone else does. IN the weeks ahead, watch as I upgrade my web site to the new COVERED Bridges Of Michigan & Elsewhere. I can't wait to get started, and hope you folks can help me fill in the gaps quickly. Then we can all show the world the treasures we're going to preserve for another century!
52 years old and not deficient?
I am an elegant concrete deck arch bridge or maybe it's a rotten old timber trestle. I am pretty sure it is one of the two. Happy April Fool's Bridgehunters!
thanks john for the great story.just making sure the bridge was replaced.you should go into storytelling.might pay off for you.
is this bridge part of a tourist railroad?i thought it was abandoned.please let me know if possible.thanks.
The picnic table is a nice touch.
dear anonymous,i am not a computer.i ask the same question for every bridge to make it easier for people to understand.if new information does come up it would be great to know like rehabilitation or replacement of bridges.if you do hear anything on this bridge in the future,please let me know.thanks.
I think I would definitely be a through arch. I have spent many happy hours photographing the Marsh Arches of Kansas.
President Obama just announced that 14 states have signed a pact to preserve every remaining truss bridge within their borders. All other states are expected to join by the end of the day.
In a White House press conference, President Obama announced "Let me be clear. America's truss bridges are a national treasure. We must be committed to preserving every last one of them. Period."
The same pact also provides funding for restoration of rainbow arches and stone arch bridges.
The particularly fine choice in poster-bridges for this can only help raise awareness and return focus to where it should be.
I'm a cable-stayed bridge with twin spans! ;-D
To reflect this website's changing focus, I think its also about time someone added a very special bridge that the webmaster of this website holds very dear to his heart...
Meanwhile, Nathan has retreated to his fallout shelter...
Because the world is surely coming to an end!
If Nathan Holth is a Lattice Truss and James Baughn a Concrete stringer, what are the rest of the contributors?
Maybe we could create a personality test for the Bridgehunter conference? "Which bridge are you?"
Is Mike Goff a Concrete tee beam?
Is Robert Elder a through arch?
Is Luke Harden a Railroad deck girder?
Plaque on bridge states 1876.
Or maybe just put this one on uglybridges.com...
Congratulations. Mine are gettin' to be the graduating age, one this year and one next. Seems like only yesterday.....
Maybe I'm wrong here, but these bridges all look like the same bridge. What historic or notable value do these have? There are tons of these types of bridges all over.
Maybe just add the photos of the replacement bridge on the old bridge page? This bridge doesn't need its own page.
ASCE bridge photo contest, closes on March 31, 2014.
Please include height of bridge or clearance....so that sailboats can have an idea of the mast falling or not.
Will do. Including pictures of the abutments of this one. I have confirmed that the county is spending $3.2 million on rehabbing this bridge.
I would just create pages and post pics on those pages--he was clogging g up the forum with his pics, which was the problem. We liked his pics, he just had to place them properly.
I had a day to myself and went for a drive with the intention of seeing this bridge today. Passed through the Green Sergeant covered bridge on the way there. When I arrived, I discovered that the Raven Rock Road Bridge is MIA. Quite a shock to see the big void. I think I read that it is getting restored - at least I hope so.
I followed the detour to take pictures from the other side and the detour took me over the Strimples Mill Road Bridge an 1897 Wrought Iron Bridge Co. through truss. That was a nice surprise.
Ended up seeing four of the historic cross Delaware bridges a number of pony trusses and countless stone arches.
Is there much interest in the stone arches? So few are listed compared to what's out there. There are probably hundreds of stone arches that are under 10' in span in Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset counties in NJ. Many that are quite old - the few I stopped for had date stones from the 1820s and 1830s. I know of others, not on this site, that are from 1700s and still in use. Also, there are plenty stringer bridges with very old abutments.
I can start trying to catalogue them as time permits but I may end up coming across like the guy with the drawbridge drawings.
Thank you for getting most everything right about the Bridge.
Also thank you for using my pictures/scans in your information. Much more can be found on our Facebook page as to the Bridge, it's history, the Park and its trails and hopefully current maintenance with an appeal for help to protect and preserve its history and use for generations to come. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-8-arch-Stone-Bridge-in-Wa... Also the Warwick Historic Society Web page: http://moland.org/about-us/
The bridge is on the south side of Glenaire (Liberty) Mo
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears this little bridge is possibly doomed. A street is now being build to bypass the old bridge and reroute Frog Hollow Road. The original Frog Hollow Road will dead end at the bridge based on the plans I have seen. The house and barn across from the bridge will be demolished by the Jefferson City School district that now owns the property. The entire area is being opened for development. It is very sad to see this beautiful place go. The entire Wears Creek valley was a beautiful natural gem now lost to urges of unrestrained growth. This bridge was part of the last remnant of the original untouched valley.
This bridge has been replaced.
Another update - http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/localstate/11149497-95/ca...
I'll swing by for some shots after the just beginning to melt snow-pack is gone.
I drove over this one many times in the late '70s. It was not a large bridge, possibly a small pony truss. Absolutely not a through truss.
I still pass the location often and believe the water is shallow enough that any remains would be visible. It was probably removed to prevent posing a hazard to small boats.
Rumors of this bridge's demise are greatly exaggerated. As of March, 2014, the Cold Water Creek Bridge on Blue Bird Road is open to traffic, albeit signed for weight.
The north side of the bridge will be easy to access now. The old NSP Power Plant was demolished this month, and plans to turn it into a park are underway, making more angles possible for this great and significant bridge.
Thawing complete, work started. Workin' Bridges team of BACH Steel and Healy Construction for Waterford Township.
Yes I think you have it right Tom. Maybe I can do a float down the river next summer and get a better look at the site, and maybe even at Ceder Grove.
I just hope that Metamora's sewers arn't leaking like they have in the past,
I was passing across the daggone UCEB last weekend on the way to an event and noticed a pier in the middle of the river to the south. I never thought a railroad used to be there. It has to be that of the Long Covered bridge. I never noticed the pier there even when the through truss with character was around.
Well what does one know? Sounds all too much like PennDot. With a large collection of historic bridges, they want to throw about all of them away. I've always thought the Pennsylvania truss had to been developed in Pennsylvania. Hadn't looked up anything yet but will after this. Not too many of these large old Pennsylvania trusses left which I think symbolize the state. This will be a huge loss.
What a crummy course of action! I'll bet the new bridge will be an ugly slab bridge. This is like the only remaining through truss built for road across the Maumee. The bridge may be barely below standard road width, but is a spectacular bridge. If congestion is an issue, a modern bridge could be built at a different part of town with the through truss open where less traffic will go this way.
After a long and brutal winter, progress is again moving forward on the White Bridge Road bridge. The new trusses were installed 3 weeks ago on March 5.
The new bridge will be a modern Warren pony truss, but one that pays homage to the past by using laced sections and lots of rivets. And it will be white.
It might even be finished ahead of schedule. Newspaper article online at http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/0...
Better add "truck-eating" to this one's categories, because it looks like it took a bite out of something eastbound.
Or vice-versa. 8^P
This bridge taught me that what you THINK you see, is not necessarily what is there! I lived in Lafayette and West Lafayette from October, 1957 through January, 1958. Each time I drove across this bridge, I was SURE there could not possibly have been room for the cars in both lanes. Yet each time, as I used my blind faith (or the reasoning that I could see other cars making it across alright), sure enough, I got to the other side unscathed. I was very glad to find this page and to see that the bridge is still there and being enjoyed. And, just think! All without the worry engendered by driving across it.
Thanks to the gentlemen who created this listing in response to my forum post.
Congratulations! We look forward to hearing the specs: dimensions, build date, builder, type, etc. Don't forget to put a pin on google maps so we know where she is. We'll wait for Luke to post the street views. If you run into problems, Nathan will make some noise regarding any section 106 issues!
Good luck on your new long term project!
I would like to announce the birth of my daughter, Isabella Ann Parrish!!!! She will be a bridge hunter before we know it!!!!.
Per Dane S's observation, I added a new page for this bridge.
Excellent news!! This bridge was rehabilitated for pedestrian use and has become part of an artistic bicycle and pedestrian trail system paying homage to the Oneida People:
The new bridge has been decorated with beautiful artistic renderings detailing the history of the Oneida People. This adds visual beauty and purpose to an otherwise plain-looking UCEB. New bike/walking trails pass under the new bridge on both sides so that the public can view this artwork, and the trails both join a new main trail that crosses Duck Creek on the newly rehabbed Pratt truss! Yess!!!!
Just pulling your leg I knew it was a bailey ;)
OMG CANT STOP COMMENTING CANT STOP HAHAHAHAHAHA
On the brunswick rail trail, there is a Pratt truss. please add it before I get mad.
Thanks for the info Dane!
I can see it on satellite and it appears to be a 3-panel Bedstead truss. Warrick County once had many examples of Warren Bedsteads but most have been lost. It would be really neat if this were a surviving one!
If you get back that way you should take a few pics to post here! Thanks again!
there is a bridge northeast off of Folsomville rd from where google says this bridge was. its on someones driveway, drove by a couple weeks ago and saw it
I am new to the site and wondering why I can't find anything on the old Milwaukee Road huge railroad trestle bridge that crosses the BNSF in Lind, WA?
This blog entry has a good little summary of it: http://r67northern.blogspot.com/2013/03/blue-shadows.html
A check on Google Images shows a pretty large bridge was there originally. I wish we had an entry for it so there would be a central location to find information and photos on it.
The pin was slightly off in location. Looking at the correct location reveals a new UCEB with the NBI giving a 2010 build date, so nothing to see here George.
My wife & I again visited this bridge on March 15, 2014 and found it in a deplorable condition. If something isn't done soon to once again restore this historic relic, we will be losing Arkansas' oldest bridge. Vandalism & graffiti has also taken a heavy toll. It is not known why Conway County officials are NOT taking care of this bridge. It would make a great park,campground,or destination for a hiking trail.
thanks robert.will get in touch with bucks county.
thanks anonymous for the humor.was just wondering if this bridge is still there or gone.
The Corydon Bridge would have either been submergered, or more likely torn down, by 1977, the year that the Army Corps of Engineers began filling Saylorville Lake after completion of Saylorville Dam.
thanks for the information.just wanted to make sure it was listed correctly.
Thanks Norm. I always wondered about the drainage pattern in this area. It always did look like it had been altered.
This article is a few months old, but it has several photographs of the Mill Street Bridge, and it discusses historic bridges in Kansas in general.
Art... most... if not all of the bridges are not considered eligible for the National Register so no Section 106. I strongly disagree with that finding for the through trusses. And if they demolish this many of the pony trusses, it is my opinion they should reevaluate the surviving bridges. I plan to contact ODOT in the days to come and see if there are any options for these bridges. In any case, there are enough bridges to go around for everyone!
Here is the official website:
It says in the first two paragraphs that the money is for REPLACEMENT. Some places I looked at also mentioned "repair", but I am assuming the main page is correct in saying that these bridges will be replaced. All too often in DOT worlds the word "repair" is used to mean "replacement."
That's amazing. Are they going through section 106? The little guys should find homes, I'd imagine you could pick them intact and use them on local farms. The decks even look good, just fix the pack rust and go...
The through trusses are beautiful, I hope someone takes them on.
Hi. I dont know who to talk to or how to begin, but i recently discovered some cloth backed photos of truss and concrete bridges being built in 1916. Under construction and newly finished. Some pictures are of the men that built them. Some with the bridges some are group photos. Some pictures are pictures of the under construction. When the pictures were taken, they were all with a date placard laying on the beams.they are in very good shape if anyone is interested in the pics please call 317-666-3025 kennie. Id like to be educated. Thanks.
ODOT under its "Bridge Partnership" program to demolish and replace local bridges will demolish a total of FOURTEEN truss bridges in Morrow County in 2015 and 2016. A dozen of these are PIN CONNECTED truss bridges and two of those are pin connected THROUGH truss bridges from the 1800s! I believe I have updated all the bridges correctly on BridgeHunter, as well as on HistoricBridges.org.
This bridge and its neighbor bridge Platte Purchase are scheduled for replacement in 2014 http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/US69MRB.htm
and are available free for relocation
The finalists for design and build teams can be found at
This bridge and its neighbor bridge Fairfax are scheduled for replacement in 2014 http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/US69MRB.htm
and are available free for relocation
The finalists for design and build teams can be found at
Well....wait until that deal go down.....
And then let me. We will know all the details then. But I love the enthusism and the support James.....
Updating the info. The bridge has been bypassed. I know this because I also belong to www.geocaching.com and there is a geocache hidden on this bridge. There is a small parking area located on one side of the bridge.
yes, the tragic landslide in this little valley is what drew my attention to the region.
I shall agree with ArtS on this one. I fell into a similar situation when I posted the link to a "new" relocated bridge here in CA. http://bridgehunter.com/ca/sonoma/bh52632/
The bridge has never been installed, the rail authority operating the line has never provided updates and the project may never happen.
That will buff right out - no problem :^)
While I appreciate your enthusiasm, I don't like the idea of this website entry. If/when the bridge is moved, then an entry makes sense. In my opinion, the site should be about facts not what ifs.
Quaker Bridge was built in 1894, not 1930. It is one of Westchester’s oldest surviving bridges.
This bridge crosses the Ammonoosuc River. Not the Connecticut.Boston and Maine RR bridge number 101.52
Maybe I'm jumping the gun here, but I have gone ahead and added the spot for the "future" Wiley's Bridge as it will be relocated here soon. If the plan falls through, then I guess I can always delete the page? Huh?
This bridge crosses the Ammonoosuc River. Not the Connecticut.
No doubt you've heard about the massive landslide on the Stillaguamish River east of here and have added all appropriate unlisted bridges. They plan to make the former Burlington Northern line into a full trail as soon as funds come in.
I've driven this stretch of highway, WA 530, before but never really paid attention to the hillsides. From the Bing/Google aerial it looked ready to go.
This is a very pretty bridge and a very scenic crossing. I had the chance to visit it yesterday. I walked across it and took a few photographs. It's one of the last truss bridges in the area that's still in use, and I hope it stays around for a while.
I have heard this Ferry has been back in operation for most of the winter. I need to go check it out.