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Posted December 10, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

I have crawled all over this location and not found any evidence of any surviving stone archwork at this location. I have to conclude the NBI data is erroneous and that this bridge should be deleted.

Posted December 10, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Update:

http://thegazette.com/subject/news/bertram-works-to-replace-...

Question: has the old bridge been scrapped? If not, what would it cost to fix?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted December 9, 2014, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you for the correction. On closer inspection of the TER track charts I see now see the double track that ended before crossing Clarendon, Cedar Creek, and the Santa FE RR then resumed resumed afterwards branched to the west rather than the east of the 1912 concrete viaduct. Also aerial views of the extant Santa Fe pilings on the east side of the TER show they began to veer southeasterly and there appear to be remnants of another bridge / trestle along the creek bank.

Posted December 9, 2014, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you for the correction. On closer inspection of the TER track charts I see now see the double track that ended before crossing Clarendon, Cedar Creek, and the Santa FE RR then resumed resumed afterwards branched to the west rather than the east of the 1912 concrete viaduct. Also aerial views of the extant Santa Fe pilings on the east side of the TER show they began to veer southeasterly and there appear to be remnants of another bridge / trestle along the creek bank.

Posted December 9, 2014, by Dane s. (aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has fallen into the creek

Posted December 8, 2014, by Anonymous

Only this concrete viaduct carried the Texas Electric interurban. The bridge to the east was a Santa Fe RR bridge built in 1949 after the Texas Electric interurban was abandoned. The interurban served a Hormel plant a short distance to the north and crossed Clarendon, the Santa Fe RR, and Cedar Creek on this viaduct. In order to continue rail service to the plant, a new bridge was built at a lower elevation to connect to the Santa Fe RR line, which crossed under the interurban a short distance to the south. The interurban line was a single track and never used the Santa Fe bridge.

The segment of the Texas Electric from the Hormel plant to downtown Dallas was the last segment to operate. It survived until September, 1949, nine months after the interurban passenger service was discontinued on December 31, 1948.

Posted December 8, 2014, by Anonymous

This bridge was built in 1949 after the Texas Electric interurban was abandoned. The interurban served a Hormel plant a short distance to the north and crossed Clarendon, the Santa Fe RR, and Cedar Creek on a parallel viaduct just west of this bridge. In order to continue rail service to the plant, this bridge was built at a lower elevation to connect to the Santa Fe RR line, which crossed under the interurban a short distance to the south. The interurban line was a single track and never used this bridge. It should be labeled "Santa Fe Railroad Clarendon Drive Overpass." My recollection is that it was a deck girder bridge.

The segment of the Texas Electric from the Hormel plant to downtown Dallas was the last segment to operate. It survived until September, 1949, nine months after the interurban passenger service was discontinued on December 31, 1948.

Posted December 8, 2014, by Shannon Rice (zombielover073076 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is my ancestors bridge. I've visited it when I was younger. It goes to the old house and remains of the mill that my ancestors Zachariah and Jeramiah Rice built. Abigail Rice met and let George Washington stay at the house for a night. Pretty neat.

Posted December 8, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I hope I'm wrong but I believe that this will be the last automobile through truss in the county. We have lost a large number in the last 30 years.

Posted December 8, 2014, by Scott Gavin (trainnut1956 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Please note that in several pictures, the date plate on the bridge reads "1907" not 1910.

Mott Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 8, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

You're absolutely right, my bad. I must have only been able to view a portion of the article when I saw it. Thanks for the correction!

Now, based on the corrected info: this is insane! The bridge could be rehabbed for pedestrians for the same price or less than the MOB!

Regards,

Art S.

Posted December 8, 2014, by tom (brkdckbtch [at] juno [dot] com)

Awesome picture of Bridge,still see piers on US31 near berrien springs,for years I wondered what it was for.Interurban that ran to Niles and St.Joe.? I use google Earth a lot,following old rail lines,and I came across a Wooden trestle in Southern Indiana,It looks to be in great shape and in the open. looks to be heading for a Quarry? Cannot find it anymore. It is a Large wooden trestle is western indiana ,but not sure of location now.

Posted December 7, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Corrected, thank you

Mott Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Art,

Look at a little closer next time...

I see photos of a MOB and a project description that says this bridge is to be replaced.

http://milfordnow.com/mott-street-bridge-milford-pa/

http://www.neagle.com/article/20141120/News/141129963

Posted December 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Apparently this bridge was rehabbed and not replaced!

http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150720418/Logan-...

Posted December 6, 2014, by Ian Martin
Posted December 6, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What us the suspension bridge higher in the shot?

Posted December 6, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] co )
Posted December 6, 2014, by Robert McClain (mc-clain [at] swbell [dot] net)

Pictures taken during the construction of the original Bridge over the White River that serviced the original route of the now 412 Bridge.

Posted December 6, 2014, by Robert McClain (mc-clain [at] swbell [dot] net)

Attached are two pictures that are of the old original bridges at Beaver Arkansas

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 6, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks art for the information on this bridge.hopefully it does not get scrapped but saved.and it does seem like there is some time before a decision is made on this bridge as to its fate.like i said before if and when i can get the property and financing in place i will buy it and see what happens then.as of now i am in what is called a holding pattern.if and when you do hear anything art please let me know.

Posted December 5, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

So urban, and more than a buggy road. That makes sense.

Posted December 5, 2014, by M K (mak_nas [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To affirm Phil Denton, i've been looking through old MODOT road maps that seem to indicate that US66 traveled over this now-missing viaduct as well.

Posted December 5, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Clark,

The bridge was originally built on La Salle Street and was a major crossing at the time for South Bend. The roadway is 19.4 feet on this bridge. Widths of this size, were common for bridges in urban locations in the 19th Century. The reason it stands out today, is because most bridges from this era that were built in urban locations have been demolished and replaced long ago (because urban bridges faced heavier traffic and wear and tear and needed to be replaced sooner). As a result, most 19th Century bridges today are rural bridges which typically had 11-16 foot roadways.

They actually needed wide bridges in urban locations even more than today, because traffic control was non-existent. Look at the chaos on the old Rush Street Bridge in Chicago (1893) http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/michiganavenue/rush2_la...

And here's an 1893 bridge thats 21 feet c-c of trusses: http://bridgehunter.com/ct/fairfield/turn-of-river-rd/

Posted December 4, 2014, by Zachary S

Stark and shiny sheen of a new concrete eyesore at this location... has been replaced.

Posted December 4, 2014, by Ginger Rosenzweig (happy3 [at] comcast [dot] net)

The bridge is not the Dalton Bridge, it is the bridge over Eleven Point River on Blacks Ferry Road in Water Valley. I would like to know the year it was built and the year it was replaced with the new bridge.

Posted December 4, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Any thoughts on why a "buggy bridge" is so wide?

Posted December 4, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very informative link that is provided here. Great discussion! Thanks for linking to it!

Posted December 4, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Any photos of this bridge? Somewhere in Yazoo City there was a Phoenix column swing bridge. Not sure if this was it. Here is a photo of the mystery Phoenix:

http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/series/1927fl...

Posted December 4, 2014, by djm883

This bridge is still active and opens and closes multiple times a day for boat traffic.

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

From everything I've read, Pond Eddy will be removed once the new bridge is open. If a new owner cannot be found, it will be scrapped.

Regards,

Art S.

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 4, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

that is great news about the bridge being replaced but hopefully not scrapped.keep me informed if you get any more information because i do go up to the mountains and i would like to see this bridge in its natural setting before anything does happen to it.again kudos to n.y. and pa. to work on this together.

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 4, 2014, by K (Fischer)

A joint project between NYSDOT & PennDot will replace the Pond Eddy Bridge. Letting of March 2015 expected. It calls for the construction of a truss bridge of similar configuration to that of the current Pond Eddy Bridge 55 feet from the existing bridge. There is no indication whether the existing bridge will be removed but it will remain open while the new bridge and approach roadway is being constructed.

Posted December 4, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Bill Gatlin from the MDAH was kind enough to provide the following info about this bridge. It clears up the date issue... although their info that the bridge is gone is not correct, since we have photos and aerial imagery from 2009-2010 showing it extant:

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately the bridge is non-extant. Our database file failed to include that information but the paper file has a note from 2002 indicating that the bridge was no longer extant. The state built a new highway that bypasses Belzoni. Although we should have been involved in a review of the demolition under either the federal or state historic preservation laws, there is no record that was done in this case. The bridge was identified in a statewide survey of bridges in 1986 and it was already abandoned at that time and portions of the deck had collapsed. The 1927 date comes from a state highway department list of bridges. The list says the bridge plans were approved in 1906 and shows it completed by January 1912.

Posted December 3, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Voting for best bridge photo, etc. now underway. More on how you can vote here. You have until January 6th to participate. Good luck! :-) http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/12/04/2014-ammann...

Posted December 3, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

It shows up better on the Bing maps, for those interested.

Posted December 3, 2014, by Andrew (ajpenik [at] aol [dot] com)

There is another forgoten arch bridge on SC296 over the Middle Tyger River on an the old part of 296 (Hollifield Rd)

as you cross the current bridge going towards Spartanburg look to your right its about 300ft in the woods! just past the state farm office! hope to have its own listing soon!

Broad River Bridge (South Carolina)
Posted December 3, 2014, by Andrew (ajpenik [at] aol [dot] com)

The new bridge is nice and has great detail to it!

Posted December 3, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Snyder Brook has been closed for some months, as scour has destabilized one of the abutments. It will be swung off the abutments Friday to await stonework repair and eventual re-emplacement in the coming summer.

http://www.berlindailysun.com/index.php?option=com_content&v...

Posted December 3, 2014, by Anonymous

A MUST for our family's (early 1970's) Sunday afternoon drive was to drive down Fairground St., over the bridge over the train switching station.

My young stepson (age 7) rode his bicycle often with his father. Approaching the Fairground Street bridge, there was a sign posted, "Danger" and underneath, "Bridge." Interpreting this as a dangerous bridge, he approached it like a young James Bond!He was disappointed.

Posted December 3, 2014, by Laura Hyde (laura [at] dplot [dot] com)

While driving under the bridge, one MUST hold your feet up and make a wish, as the driver beeps the horn.Tradition for 50 years +

Posted December 3, 2014, by Laura Hyde (laura [at] dplot [dot] com)

My mom called this the Hobo Bridge. Hoboes caught the slow-moving train in the tunnel in the 1930's.

Posted December 3, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed to traffic as of December 1st

The city has put up a project website > http://www.sewallsfallsbridge.com/project-overview.html

Posted December 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Kevin,

The third picture shows the abutment from the new bridge. As far as I know, no bridge was constructed on the original alignment once the bridge was removed.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted December 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Hi Julie,

Thank you for letting me know where you and I stand. I'm sorry we were unable to work together thus far. However, the bridge is safe. Hopefully, by not having to worry about this bridge, a slot will free up for you to save another bridge that would otherwise be scrapped.

Joseph,

The bridge remains in storage while certain paperwork is addressed.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted December 3, 2014, by Kevin Howell (kevin [at] ytci [dot] com)

An iron bridge over the Wabash River at Pittsburg in Carroll County was demolished in 1948 - what replaced this bridge? The newer bridge was located just downstream from the original and I believe it too was replaced again in the 1980s or 1990s.

Thanks for any input,

Kevin

Posted December 3, 2014, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com )

Ask Art S. He beat our Workin' Bridges bid. Silly me for suggesting we get it for him and for announcing we wanted it. I don't disclose on here anymore. We would have had it restored and would have already found a home for it but it still sits in the weeds.

Regards,

Julie

Posted December 2, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles would like to thank all of you for entering your favorite bridges and photos in the 2014 Ammann Awards. Currently the nominations are being processed and the ballot is being constructed. Once it's finished, you will have an opportunity to vote on your favorite candidates. Hang tight and you'll be notified once voting commences. :-)

Posted December 2, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The text was copied from the main HAER entry (and that text remains on the HAER page). I am neither responsible for HAER or the description on BridgeHunter, but I did just use my editing privilege to remove the phrase.

On a side note, visit this bridge while you can. MaineDOT likely wants to demolish it... just like the last metal belidor bascule in the country and the last pin connected highway truss in the state.

Posted December 2, 2014, by Joseph

Wondering if there is any activity going on with this bridge?

Posted December 2, 2014, by Don Sayenga (Dsayenga [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan

About a year ago I suggested deleting this phrase

aside from John A. Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct

It has been inappropriate for a long time. The phrase apparently came from a very old HAER-HABS summary. It is no a longer part of the HAER summary.

Don

Posted December 2, 2014, by Aaron (olpie77 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just heard over the police scanner this bridge is now closed indefinitely. :(

Posted December 2, 2014, by Aaron (olpie77 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just heard over the police scanner this bridge is now closed indefinitely. Very sad, at least I got to pass over it once.

Posted December 2, 2014, by Harry (neuralguy [at] nelsoncable [dot] com)

This bridge was originally built in the late 1800's/early 1900's and was to allow people that lived on the South side of the river access to the town and their work at the C&O railroad yard without the long drive to get across the river via car.

In the early 1900's a teen-age couple jumped off the bridge in the winter when the river was swollen and committed suicide because their parents would not allow them to marry.

Bayonne Bridge (New Jersey)
Posted December 1, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The first evidence of the higher deck construction has begun to appear with the addition of more steel supports above the original steel frame at the Staten Island end of the arch span. The added steel supports appear to include built-up beams that match the originals, albeit bolted instead of riveted. See webcam photo.

Posted December 1, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted December 1, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Sounds like the project is finally moving forward. Three cheers for the county engineer!:

http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/581434/Histo...

Ameren UE to abandon 144 miles of former Rock Island RR in Missouri
Posted December 1, 2014, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Ameren UE subsidiary Missouri Central Railroad is abandoning 144 miles of its former Rock Island RR St. Louis - Kansas City line. The section is from Beaufort to Windsor, which includes the scenic Gasconade and Osage River Bridges. Track removal is already proceeding on a 40 mile section that seems to have been previously abandoned west of the current section in question. Rails-to-trails groups across the state and even at the national level are already starting planning and development of the upcoming Rock Island Trail.

Posted December 1, 2014, by Trenton Ray (trenton [dot] ray [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is slated for replacement in the near future, bids will open through TxDOT in Fall 2015

http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cq/project_tracker/projectd...

Posted December 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

according to the reading eagle dated 11-30-14 materials have been ordered to reinforce the spans concrete beams with steel bracing.work is expected to be finished by christmas.penndot is planning and budgeting a large rehabilitation on this bridge.any more information on this bridge i do receive will be put on this site.

Posted December 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

according to the reading eagle dated 11-30-14 discrepancies have been found with this bridge while repairs are being done pushing back the completion date.crews found thicker concrete than on the original 1981 makeover plans which means the project will take longer because of winter limits on what can be done.expected finish on this bridge project is late spring or early summer 2015.while one side of the bridge will be open during construction,it should not affect the traffic.the $13 million dollar overhaul includes a facelift,structural repairs and a new bridge deck along with fixes to improve safety on the pedestrian walkways.as of now this is all the information i have.if i hear or read anything i will print it here.

Penn Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

work on this bridge will not begin until after the buttonwood street bridge is repaired.according to the reading eagle work will not close the span.it will limit lanes and shut down an exit ramp from route 422.total repairs will cost $23 million dollars.hopefully it is worth it.actually they should replace the whole bridge instead of repairing it but i know the state cannot afford that.only time will tell.

Posted December 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

work on this bridge will start early spring 2015 after moving utility lines.actual repairs are not listed but will let everyone know when i find out.

Posted December 1, 2014, by Kevin

This bridge (Along with every bridge from the Gasconade river bridge to the town of Versailles.) was designed and built by A.J. Tullock. The main span is 375 feet long and 60 ft. deep at the center.

The bridge crosses the valley at about 50 ft. above the ground and 70 ft. above low water.

This was pulled from an old railroad gazette - The concrete pier under the east end of the span was sunk to rock 36 ft. below low water with a pneumatic caisson, and is 106 ft. high from foundation to coping.

Posted November 30, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge seems identical to the Ray Powers Farm Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/ky/jefferson/ray-powers-farm/), and may be one of several of its kin that the property owner of the RPFB was talking about. If so, there may be more.

Posted November 30, 2014, by Luke

Avoid The I74 Bridge if you're traveling through anytime near rush hour.

Posted November 30, 2014, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Passing through the Quad Cities on I-80? There are at least two more interesting ways to cross the Mississippi than this ugly bridge clogged with big trucks. Cross the doomed and historic I-74 suspension bridge instead, or the modern and interesting bowstring arch Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge on I-280, which is often faster than I-80. Many other great choices if you're willing to get off the Interstates, such as my favorite, the Arsenal Bridge.

Posted November 30, 2014, by Don

I'm the same person who posted a picture of the bridge's deck back in February 2008. While going through some old photos I found the other pictures of the bridge I took that day. I figured I'd upload them here since the bridge is no more. This was how the bridge looked back in February 2008. Hard to believe it was almost 7 years ago when I was taking these pics.

Posted November 30, 2014, by Mike Daffron

bridge has been replaced

Posted November 30, 2014, by Mike Daffron

Bridge is now abandoned.

Posted November 30, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

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Posted November 29, 2014, by Kevin

Does anyone know the Web height of the plate girders on the viaduct and the two 62 ft girders on the west end?

Posted November 29, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

New span under construction just East of existing span.

Posted November 29, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Based on the text in this book (see link), the bridge was built in 1889 by the Columbia Bridge Company (successor to Columbia Bridge Works):

http://books.google.com/books?id=LdgyAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA...

Is the reference to this bridge?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 29, 2014, by Jeremy Ruble (saukee0 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Naples Illinois is located in Scott County Illinois. The first photo states Morgan County. This bridge is already on here like the first comment states.

Posted November 29, 2014, by Jacob P. Bernard

The major reconstructions of the bridge included the new east abutment and covering the timber pilings in concrete. Beside those and other additions including a new deck, hand railings, lighting, etc., the original bridge was left mostly intact.

Although the railroad was built in 1881, I believe that the original timber pile bridge was replaced with this bridge sometime around 1900-1910, possibly when Illinois Traction first started using the track.

Posted November 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

You could be correct, if so, then this would have been the second brige built. Yes, from the distant picture I have it looks very much like the old Sni-A- Bar Bridge.

Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

Is there a possibility that this is the same bridge as Big Creek CR 641 Bridge? The design is very similar, and both are what would be considered Bethany.

Posted November 27, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1904 map of Raytown shows the road crossing the railroad cut in this location. I wonder if the original bridge was timber, similar to the Raytown Road bridge. I am not sure why one crossing would merit concrete and the other wood. At 1904 it would have been an early example around here.

Perhaps when the county went on a concrete road building spree ca. 1930 this got a concrete bridge as part of building Blue Ridge through Raytown. This would put it in the same era as the several arches built by KCS when they brought the new alignment through a couple of miles to the west. It might have been similar to the original Sni-a-Bar road bridge http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/25450/ .

Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

Thanks to Dave King for adding the photos. I am no where near the tunnels, but have several RR videos that have them. It was sad to seen them go, but it was progress I guess.

Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

I don't know why we missed it as well, I guess it was an old bridge, and a long time ago, so it was easy to miss. I have only seen it in a few pictures, and the only one I have is a black and white, in the distance, taken from under the Raytown Rd Bridge. I do remeber them building the third bridge. It just came to me the that it was not included.

Posted November 27, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Link to an undated photo showing roughly the same scene as the first street view. The bridge is visible between the station and train. The train is facing toward Lee's Summit, east on the line.

http://raytownhistoricalsociety.org/sitebuildercontent/siteb...

Posted November 27, 2014, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

What it could look like

Boardman's Bridge (Connecticut)
Posted November 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

According to this article, the status should be changed to closed:

http://www.newmilfordspectrum.com/local/article/Boardman-Bri...

Posted November 26, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I wasn't paying a lot of attention to specific smaller bridges 50 years ago but I vaguely recall this having a perforated concrete railing and being two lane. If an open spandrel deck arch it would be unusual for this particular rail line.

A Great Conclusion To Historic Bridge Awareness Month
Posted November 26, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have been so busy working with historic bridges I really forgot completely about putting together a feature discussion for this year as I have done other years. Meanwhile, today, Craig Holstine, Washington State DOT Historian was interviewed by KPQ Radio's Chris Hansen about the state's historic bridges as part of Historic Bridge Awareness Month. Its a great interview, I made an MP3 recording you can listen to here: http://www.historicbridges.org/holstine.mp3

I liked the way Chris ended the interview, with this comment:

"Be aware of the history of the bridge you are driving over!"

Posted November 26, 2014, by Patrick S. O'Donnell (1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net)

Hmm, just off E Patrick St. Has its own parking lot too.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.4048844,-77.3830887,3a,75y,2...

-Patrick

Posted November 26, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

The "jug" sculpture was moved to a location adjacent to the interchange of Md. 144 and I-70 on the east side of Frederick.

Posted November 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 26, 2014, by Anonymous

I so sorry, but I just failed at being an adult....

Posted November 26, 2014, by Dave (potiukd [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice find.

Posted November 26, 2014, by Andrew (ajpenik [at] aol [dot] com)

This Bridge is a must see for every SC resident, I was there the opening day and have the commemorative coin that was handed out along with the bottle water, newspaper and bridge picture fan! I have biked it over 10 times and it never gets old! An amazing bridge for a wonderful city!

Posted November 26, 2014, by Andrew (ajpenik [at] aol [dot] com)

US 29 used to curve around to Daniel Morgan Ave thats why the side wall of the over pass have kind of a 45 degree turn to them!

Posted November 26, 2014, by Dave Oram (DAOCedar [at] gmail [dot] com)

The precast concrete segmental railroad bridge was put in service at the end of May 1988 with the dedication ceremory occurring on June 4, 1988. I believe it remains the only precast segmental bridge carrying freight railroad loadings in the US. The bridge is 11,648 feet long and consists of 110 simply supported 100 ft long spans, a three span continuous section over the navigation channel (100ft-170ft-100ft) and 13 each 24 ft long trestle spans on the Milton, FL end. Near the east end, several of the spans are cast as curved spans. Construction of the project began in June of 1985. A precast yard was established on the west side of the bridge and construction progressed from west to east. After the bridge was placed in service, the former bridge was removed. The bridge tenders house is now located at the RR museum in Milton, FL. The former through truss swing span became scrap metal. The timber trestle was removed and timber piling pulled.

Posted November 26, 2014, by Denvent (Denvent [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge was closed to traffic in August 2014. Reconstructed and reopened in November 2014.

Posted November 26, 2014, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI still lists this bridge and it shows up in aerial imagery.

Posted November 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

OK, jokes aside. The Flickr page says it was ABANDONED in 1927, which makes more sense. I think Florida's Drew Bridge is likely older, but this bridge may be another contender for one of the oldest swing bridges in the country.

Posted November 25, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Steve (and all),

I managed to track down a date on this structure, and the one north of it. 1851. Shocking, but its an official Illinois Central Date. So once again, Nice find!!


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