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Elizabeth Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks robert for the information you gave me.i will get in touch with the appropriate agencies that own or are in charge of the bridges.i thought the information bridgehunters had is recent.thanks again and if i get any information on bridges i will print it.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this pony truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Swindell Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this cantilevered deck truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this pony truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

is this pony truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Rankin Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this deck truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

has this bridge been replaced?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this concrete rigid frame bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

has this bridge been replacced?

Elizabeth Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by Robert Elder

Hi George. Because Bridgehunter is a privately run website, we don't automatically get status updates. We do try and update bridges as soon as we find out new information though. If you are a contributor here, you can click on the import from NBI button. This will give you the report from the last inspection but it might be as much as 2 years old or even older for abandoned bridges. Normally, James adds this information automatically.

If you want the very latest information then the best way to find out is usually to contact the county, state, city, or township that has jurisdiction over the bridge.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Mansfield Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this cantilevered through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

james,if this bridge is not doomed then why is it still listed as structurally deficient?

Hulton Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

any latest information on this bridge nathan?

Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

is this deck truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this 4 span through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Elizabeth Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this cantilevered through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Duck Hollow Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this through girder bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this steel deck arch structurally deficient?does not look it to me.

Boston Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this bridge really structurally deficient?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

did this closed deck truss get worked on yet?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is there any work planned on this structurally deficient bridge?

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is there any work planned on this structurally deficient bridge that i saw listed?

31st Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

does anyone know if this bridge is still listed as structurally deficient?just curious.thanks.

Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

do you know if this bridge has been replaced jodi or nathan?any information is greatly appreciated.thanks.

Marsh Creek Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

did penndot replace this bridge,nathan?

Shoe Farm Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] !yahoo [dot] com)

jodi,you said you were by this bridge and saw no closed signs.could you please look again because this bridge should not be listed as closed,right?thanks.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anybody have any current information on this bridge that is posted to the historic places list?any information would be greatly appreciated.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i see this bridge is listed as closed.is this bridge to be rehabbed or replaced?any information would be greatly appreciated.

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

If someone buys it, it will be saved; PENNDOT will even deliver!

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 23, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

Please read earlier updates/links.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks jeff for the information.greatly appreciated.

Posted November 23, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Absolute brilliance, Dylan. I am absolutely in love with this set of photos. Hope to get my own sometime soon of this wonderful structure.

Absolutely wonderful find by Dylan, and absolutely splendid work by James for finding this information.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks for the information richard.now all that has to be done is change the listing on the site.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

what is the current status of this bridge?sounds confusing to me.

Hyndman Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anybody know if this bridge was replaced?please let me know.thanks.

Pond Eddy Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anybody know what the future of this bridge is going to be?if and when you find out please print it.thanks.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know if this bridge will be repaired or replaced?any information on possibly saving this bridge would be greatly appreciated.thanks.of course the downside is replacing it.

Kunkle's Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

wes,can you find out why it is closing?just curious.thanks.

Mott Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

great.at least it will not end up being scrapped.keep everyone informed.thanks.

Posted November 23, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

QUICK REMINDER: You still have a week left to submit your bridge candidate, best bridge photo and/or pontist who deserves lifetime achievement for his/her work for this year's Ammann Awards. Please submit your entries to Jason Smith at: flensburg.bridgehunter.av@googlemail.com or JDSmith77@gmx.net.

Entries will be taken until 12:00am (Central Time) on December 1st. Voting will proceed afterwards.

Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

great news that this bridge is being rehabbed.please keep me and anyone else informed.thanks.

RE: RE: RE: Bridge Comment
Posted November 23, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Patrick,

Sorry for being so close minded and insensitive, please forgive my oversight of ugly old cat men :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Re: Opinion Time
Posted November 23, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

John, I think that they should certainly be entered.

If there is good information on each project at the time it was built, that might be a good grouping, but some of them have current identity in the community and that would be most important to recognize.

Patrick

RE: RE: Bridge Comment
Posted November 23, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Art S,

Don't forget us ugly old cat men!

Patrick

Opinion Time
Posted November 22, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

All,

Looking for an opinion on adding some bridges.

First, throughout all of the Chicago metropolitan area, there are many slab, girder and beam structures that are historic (ca. 1900 and before). Although these are worthy of being added to the site, their numbers are quite excessive. Should they be added to the site, in your opinion? (personally, I believe they should, since they are historic).

Second,

There is one specific elevated railroad which uses a deck girder design to cross many streets, railroads and open land in its several mile path. How should this be added? As one, or in segments (i.e. by station)?

Thanks for input,

John

Posted November 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
RE: Bridge Comment
Posted November 22, 2014, by Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

You are so wrong. In my opinion, our bickering is nothing like four year olds. Our bickering is like grumpy old men or cat ladies. What do you expect? We are interested in and arguing over old bridges :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Bridge comment
Posted November 22, 2014, by Anonymous

I swear, you guys all bicker back and forth like 4 year olds. It's putting this site in a bad rep and a bad view, and discouraging new members from contributing.

Posted November 22, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

M C, my first digital camera was the Mavica that took floppies. At the time, I was inspecting microwave tower sites, and the floppies were handy for reports. We won't talk about the resolution with those cameras, will we?

I hope you have better luck with the correct title for these two listings. It might get changed again by... someone.

Did you happen to get photos of the creek crossing? I was on a tight schedule for these two sites.

I might try again next week when I up there to see my daughter and grandson.

Colbert Bridge (Oklahoma)
Posted November 22, 2014, by CANALLER

K.A.:

"

Luke:

"Anon:

1) I hardly spend that much time editing anymore.

In fact, I'm far more active on other sites than I am on here."

A falsehood by someone who takes, shall I say, great pleasure in editing all my, and others, entries including adding erroneous info.

One could edit it back to the correct info but then you'd just edit it to your whims. Who was it that removed all their pictures and content over your antics?"

K.A.--You might be thinking of me. I did take down what I put up, but I had only worked on a couple dozen locations at that point, out of about 500. Thankfully, the guy kept doing the things you described so much that he drove me away before I had gotten too far. It's not my site, so I went back to being just a reader, as did a couple other guys I know who don't want to deal with the nonsense either.

You (and anyone else interested) can have a copy of the pictures if you want them. Just drop me a line. Most of them were in Upstate N.Y. and surrounding areas, where there are big gaps on this site. I did leave intact 3 locations that were all Truss Award winners last year.

Posted November 22, 2014, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Since seeing a listing for this bridge, I have always wondered what type of through truss this one was. I'm thinking it could have been an older type. Does anybody have photos or info on this bridge?

Posted November 22, 2014, by Ashley (Ascotthendrix [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has one pillar underneath that is 3/4 rotted away. I don't think I will drive across it ever again.

Posted November 21, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Time lapse of the replacement moving down the river and being placed.

(mute if you enjoy music)

http://vimeo.com/19020956

Hatchie Bridge (Tennessee)
Posted November 21, 2014, by arthur (cfulghum1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge at hatchie station according to one of the old timers that lived there was started in 1919. The community actually funded the bridge. The road was used on the south side of the bridge until world war 2. After then the south side was not kept up and the road and land reverted back to miller land and tie company. In the late 20th century the same one that gave me the history of the bridge said that someone came in on the south side of the bridge with a tractor and cutting torch and hauled part of it for scrap and made the bridge totally impassable. The road went to cedar chapel and joined that road close to where the dirt road now y's. The train bridges went from mercer to white ville via vildo. In the late 80's residents of vildo made the old trainbed impassable by cutting several of the bridges out.

Posted November 21, 2014, by Will (alcoman50 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of early November 2014, this bridge was removed by the NY State Canal Corporation.

Posted November 21, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

alexander,thanks for the information.i will check it out when i can being that i am living not far from philly.i never heard of a train hitting it.also google maps still shows it as being on site.if anyone does hopefully hear or know of any damage or the bridge still being there it will save me a trip.

Drew Bridge (Florida)
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Good luck with your research Nathan.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The 500+ foot spans would have been among the longest simple truss spans when built. The deck truss span is particularly significant since most record-breaking spans are thru trusses, presumably because long spans require deep trusses that normally would not fit under the roadway level as a deck truss. Here is an article on the previous bridge: http://books.google.com/books?id=058oAQAAMAAJ&dq=Susquehanna...

Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Announcement of public meeting to discuss proposed repairs:

http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/mobile/mobiledetail.aspx?ii...

Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Sounds like this one is doomed although there is an ongoing fight to save it:

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2014/11/group-seeks-new-review-o...

Drew Bridge (Florida)
Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Art,

Yes, the Clays Ferry Bridge is a bridge from the same era I believe this bridge to be from. As far as builder, it is an interesting possibility, the similarities of the portal bracing are somewhat striking. The castings and connection details are quite a bit different. It does offer a potential direction for research however.

Mott Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bridgehunter referenced. To be restored!:

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

Posted November 20, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the track is active at this location. Originally Wabash Railroad/N&W/NS dating from 1855 to present. No UP/MP involvement.

Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth

If this bridge was built in 1885 then they were using welded connections about 50 years earlier than I understand...

Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted November 20, 2014, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks Patrick. Photos from an old Sony Mavica, so not too good. The old grade and trestles were our playgrounds in the 1950s. No danger from passing Interurbans but we were warned about flying kites near or climbing on the high power line towers which were built along the right of way afterwards.

Posted November 20, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Great information and photos, M C.

Aetnaville Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Depot Street Bridge (New Hampshire)
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Drew Bridge (Florida)
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

Based on the design cues could it be of the same period and maker as this one:

http://bridgehunter.com/ky/fayette/clays-ferry-old/

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 20, 2014, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Patrick - These concrete pilings / bridge supports were part of the Texas Electric Railway double track crossing Clarendon. The old Santa Fe RR ran roughly parallel to Clarendon south of Cedar Creek.

The old Santa Fe Trinity River trestle and bridge crossed about a mile below the Texas Electric Railway bridge then the tracks turned southwest crossing under the TER bridge.

DART acquired the right of way of both the Santa Fe and TER. They built a new Trinity River bridge next to the Santa Fe which has been converted to a walk and bike trail.

Where the Santa Fe previously passed under the TER the DART tracks now split; one line continuing southwest to the Zoo and Westmoreland stations on the old Santa Fe ROW and the other south to the Lancaster station along the old TER ROW.

Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is currently being repaired as seen last week. One of the operating struts was disconnected and held above by a crane. They seemed to be working on the pinions and things in the associated machinery house.

Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is currently undergoing rehabilitation. It is closed to vehicular traffic, but one of the sidewalks remains open to pedestrians.

Drew Bridge (Florida)
Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I visited this bridge and discovered it has cast iron struts and other fascinating details. Its unusual details and use of cast iron make it potentially one of the oldest surviving swing bridges in the USA. My analysis, findings, and photos are here: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Posted November 19, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

On the basis of this article:

http://hiddencityphila.org/2012/03/unused-pedestrian-bridge-...

I am led to believe that the bridge prominently pictured in this listing was demolished by a train in 2012, and that the bridge seen in the distance in the initial photo is the one that still survives. Someone will have to go on site in person to confirm--I cannot get enough information from Google views.

Posted November 19, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Really GREAT! HD video of this Viaduct shot from drone posted on YouTube. I added it to the listing but make sure you see the high def version. It's beautiful!

Posted November 19, 2014, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I heard IDOT has imposed a 15-ton weight limit on the Beardstown bridge, which also makes the US 67 corridor less viable for truckers who wish to drive between the metro st louis area and the quad cities. I guess truckers will take I-55 to I-155 and I-74 if they have to travel from the st louis area to the quad cities. Maybe the weight restrictions will persuade politicians to appropriate funding for the proposed tied-arch replacement bridge.

http://www.truckingboards.com/forum/drivers-lounge/111224-ne...

Posted November 19, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Schell Bridge (Massachusetts)
Posted November 19, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Can you say LAME!!!

Photo by Todd Baslee

Posted November 19, 2014, by Anonymous

Bridge before replacement.

Posted November 19, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears the original structure was modified at some point during its lifetime, by extending the southwest deck, abutment & wingwall at an angle slightly to the south, thereby allowing the railroad to extend the roundhouse/coaling tower lead to the east. The new balustrade wall can be seen as a lighter color, in the photo.

Posted November 19, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mark Dellbringge, you ask a very good question. As Kingsbury & Waterman are both municipal streets (and I can find no evidence, using Sanborn Maps throughout the years, that they were ever MO highways), the only thing I can postulate is that since these bridges were built during the Depression years, that maybe since federal funding, funneled through the state, paid for their construction, possibly that's why the state got credit for their construction. ???

Posted November 19, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mark Dellbringge, you ask a very good question. As Kingsbury & Waterman are both municipal streets (and I can find no evidence, using Sanborn Maps throughout the years, that they were ever MO highways), the only thing I can postulate is that since these bridges were built during the Depression years, that maybe since federal funding, funneled through the state, paid for their construction, possibly that's why the state got credit for their construction. ???

Posted November 19, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

To me it looks like a suspension/cable stayed bridge with stiffening trusses - albeit very large stiffening trusses. I might even reverse my though to suggest it is a truss with a stiffening suspension.

Either way, if the eastern span of the Bay Bridge develops problems in the next few years, then maybe they should call this guy to fix it.

Posted November 19, 2014, by Anonymous

Git-R-Done! I need to finish in time for Duck Dynasty.

Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

As Jeff Foxworthy would say...

If you build a bridge that looks like this:

...You might be a redneck!

Posted November 19, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

I walked and photographed the bridge yesterday (November 18, 2014) and just finished posting the photos.

The bridge structure appears to be in very good condition, though, of course, the wooden deck is deteriorating. The concrete supports appear to be considerably more recent than the bridge steel. That and the ease of access to the bridge might suggest that, when it was replaced, there was at least consideration given to its preservation.

Kunkle's Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted November 19, 2014, by Wes B (hypersonixu2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Posted November 18, 2014, by Idina Menzel

Let it go! LET IT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted November 18, 2014, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

Hey Wait just a minute, This Bridge is not doomed I mean Not Doomed. I think that this bridge Will last another 20-25 years. I think about replacing this Bridge now. I know it can't happen anytime soon.

Posted November 18, 2014, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I still want this Bridge to be Saved Preferably as a No Truck Frontage Rd. Bridge. I do not want this bridge to be Demolished so soon. I am still interested in Having this bridge saved. I'm begging them to not Demolish this Bridge. Please do not Let them Remove this Bridge. I know this bridge Can be saved. I like this bridge so much so please I want this bridge saved Preferably as a No Truck Frontage Rd. Bridge.

Posted November 18, 2014, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I still want this Bridge to be Saved Preferably as a No Truck Frontage Rd. Bridge. I do not want this bridge to be Demolished so soon. I am still interested in Having this bridge saved. I'm begging them to not Demolish this Bridge. Please do not Let them Remove this Bridge. I know this bridge Can be saved. I like this bridge so much so please I want this bridge saved Preferably as a No Truck Frontage Rd. Bridge.

Schell Bridge (Massachusetts)
Posted November 18, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Update:

http://www.recorder.com/home/14352757-95/friends-of-schell-b...

They plan to spend $5M on a pedestrian bridge that looks like the original rather than restore the original!

Posted November 18, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

One of my train books, calls this Bootleg Trestle.

Posted November 18, 2014, by Rod (bigbadtrucker [at] pacbell [dot] net)

I have found in research that this bridge originally was built over the Colorado River and was moved to this location in 1928 to replace the washed out bridge.

Posted November 18, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Chris:

Glad you found the information to be useful. One of the best sources for information about this line is WVNC Rails, ran by Dan Robie.

http://wvncrails.weebly.com/


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