My dad lives in Maryville, and I go home several times a year. If there's anything in particular you'd like to see, I can make arrangements. I'd like to go see the remains of this one but need to wait for a dry spell...also the Ball Ford trail bridge in Gentry County nearby. I tried that one in October; the road is basically mud ruts and my friend was concerned for her Corolla.
I think that I feel your pain.
What year was this bridge replaced?
Rare for an MOB to garner this much discussion. Interesting.
Also has the stark white and appearance of being replaced recently on aerial imagery.
Looks to be replaced.
Looking very much replaced to me.
This bridge was removed and a concrete precast, two span bridge replaced it (~100-ft total). The new structure includes a three chord metal railing to help with site angles at the adjacent River Forks Rd intersection.
Our men can defeat any invading MOB. So can our women.
The Mormons will say that, "this is the place"
A land of great scenery and plenty of space
There shall be forever Arches National Park
And just downriver a MOB so stark.
Joseph Smith shall have visions of this beautiful land
The Sevier, the Green, the Virgin so grand
The Utah Valley, the Wasatch peaks
The mighty roar of the mountain creeks
To create such a place must have been quite a job
Not withstanding the addition of a world record MOB
The new bridge over the Tallahatchie River on MS Hwy 7 north of Oxford is being constructed. Attached is a collage of 4 photos. 1) The northern approach to the new bridge warning drivers their vehicle may be too tall. 2) In the middle of the old bridge looking south. 3) At Walker landing looking at the beams of the new bridge (new bridge is west of old bridge). 4) Bridges reflecting onto the Tallahatchie River.
Observed a pier just to the east of the railroad piers that I'd never noticed before. I know the current bridge dates to the 1950's. Guess the extra pier must be from days gone by-a previous bridge.
Went to this site, April 19, 2014. The old bridges have been removed and new ones are being built. I've attached a picture of the construction of the new bridges looking west. We traced portions of US 72 from Walnut, MS to Corinth, MS. Sad I didn't get to see the old ones before they removed.
Lived near here as a kid and wish now that I have a shot of the old bridge this replaces. For many years this was just a rugged gravel road with limited improvements.
I have crossed this bridge several times. While it is certainly a MOB, it is one of the finest installations of such a structure I have witnessed. Effort was invested to "fit" it into the local geography and the contribution this structure makes to the regional footpath is significant.
the photograph shown on your web page is one of two underpasses which allowe3d the mop and katy to cross over old 71 hway also just east of the second underpass is where hyway 54 and 71 interchanged just rhought you would like to know about this as i am a native ov Nedvada mo.
Bridge completely abandoned and invisible from 50 feet away. Completely overgrown with berry vine and poison oak shrubbery.
Looks like a wooden kingpost to me as per Google Earth imagery.
Love the ignorant comments of the AG rep who blames the bridge but says nothing about driving over it with possibly 10 times the posted limit...Classic!
My in-laws live nearby in Novelty, so we traveled there for Easter April 20, 2014. After dinner, my son, Ken, and I went hunting for this ghost. My father-in-law said everyone he'd talked to recently, said the bridge was 'gone'.
You cannot get to this location from Locust Hill (east approach). We went west across the new MO 156 Salt River bridge, then continued west until the first gravel road, Lark, on the right.
Follow Lark straight for awhile, then left on Cambridge, then right on Lantern, then right again on Linwood. Linwood is a county road which accesses farm ground near a Gas Utility junction. You'll have to park here and walk maybe 150-200 yards to reach the Salt River. This is an interesting, easy walk and you'll have to cross a small wooden deck / steel beam bridge before reaching the bridge remains.
The pony bridge has been lifted off it's pilings and flipped upside down by very high water in the past 5 yrs or less. There is not much debris piled against it, nor is the wreckage buried much. The wreckage is very easy to examine and photograph. The Salt River is very narrow, shallow and sandy here and can be easily waded/crossed with boots or less.
I was hoping to find Bradford upright at least, but, it was a enjoyable & productive expedition.
I basically consider these to be "Truss wannabe's with fake rust", but that being said... I suppose there could be worse.
I was mistaken on my earlier post. The bridge that is out of service is over the Chewalla Creek & the railroad (about a mile from the Tippah River Bridge). It has been removed & is being replaced. Both bridges were built in 1937. I've attached a picture of the Chewalla Cr/RR bridge construction & the intact Tippah River Bridge.
Shuteye Creek is the modern name shown on maps, but it appears Shethigh was the historic name of the creek. I found the name Shethigh Creek on a plat map from the 1930s as well as this newspaper clipping from 1881:
It's not unusual in Missouri for the spelling and meaning of a creek name to evolve like this.
The 2013 NBI says that the 1994 bridge carries Shuteye Creek over Shethigh Creek.
1992 NBI shows steel truss carries County 269 over Shethigh Creek.
Google map shows Sydney road over Shuteye Creek.
Who knows? Could it be that the NBI is a little inaccurate?
Maybe the inspectors were high from smoking some shet that grew natural near the bridge?
I own property on both sides of this bridge and railroad cut. Do you know when the bridge will be replaced and reopened. Thanks. Betty Jo Abbott Holland
Visited Butler Bridge today, Easter Sunday 2014. It's still in pretty decent condition, we were able to drive across it and I stopped to get some photos.
This bridge collapsed on Friday the 11th, under the weight of a large tractor pulling an anhydrous toolbar and tanks. Bridge was posted for around 3 tons; the complete rig probably weighed around 30...
SHETHIGH creek? Really??? Where do u come up with these
They appear to be uniform 210' spans...
Click "markers" in bottom of box in lower right corner.
Pan out to see where markers are placed / entirety of bridge.
I will say this: while it is a McBridge, the oxidized Cor-Ten steel does blend in with the background well.
The span length *is* pretty impressive for a pedestrian MOB, I'll give it that much.
To say its only a modern makes it sound like nothing special. To see it, its the Rolls Royce of pedestrian bridges and totally deserves a place here. If not for the scenic location alone. The spans are huge for a bridge like this.
Admittdely, there are multiple bridges on this stretch of road, and the report didn't clearly specify, at least to a layperson such as myself, which one(s) is(are) up for replacement, but ANY replacement activity on a road that contains a historic bridge is very much concerning.
And yes, it's ridiculous that they would even consider spending that kind of money doing that much of an upgrade to a road that close to a much higher capacity thoroughfare. But that's totally not something I'd be shocked about, unfortunately, as it would be far from the first time.
Where's your hard hats?
High-capacity road close by, a rating that isn't bad, and a low ADT count... Sounds like a complete waste of Taxpayers dollars to me!!!
If I didn't know better I would have thought J.R. Manning took these photos with his old camera! ;-)
Based on color, it's a Mary Kay UCEB :-)
Let the bashing begin. I know its not old or historic. We were there, it was cool, we took a picture.
This looks like a brand new culvert. Maybe I'm wrong.
Hopefully the funding will be approved!
Here is a pre-restoration pic:
Getting restored/repainted silver for $5M:
Another stolen bridge!:
Sounds like they are going ahead with the restoration:
Indeed, Fayette County seems committed to destroying every single one of their pony truss bridges over Luxapallila Creek. This one does appear to be on the chopping block, to join several others, some of which weren't even replaced by new bridges.
As per ATRIP, this bridge too might fall to the bulldozer in the next year or two.
As per ATRIP, this historic pony truss is likely to be demolished and replaced by a modern concrete bridge in the next couple of years.
This gorgeous century-old NR-eligible deck arch apears to be at serious risk of replacement under ATRIP, despite a much higher capacity road being nearby...
Per ATRIP, strong possibility this one will be demolished and replaced with a modern bridge, too. Better see 'em before they're gone.
I'm starting to believe that ATRIP really stands for 'Alabama Trusses: Rest In Peace'
thanks for posting
This bridge is now doomed, and as per ATRIP, which is providing the funding to tear down numerous historic bridges in the state, will be replaced by a two-lane modern bridge soon.
59 years old
Construction of replacement in process.
Close by, there is a wooden girder. Not sure if it's all wood, but we should add it.
I saw this bridge on your site, Nathan. Can you please add it?
The link above is to a page with a picture, you may have to scroll up one frame.
This bridge was located at the Index Point between Arkansas & Texas on the red river. (Little River County , Arkansas to the North, Bowie County, Texas to the west and Miller County, Arkansas to the East.
what is the historical/architectural significance of this bridge?
This bridge is slated for demolition in 2015
Here is a Herring Studio picture of the Mills Creek Bridge, riveted pony truss, on Rt O / Lindell Avenue. I also have a picture of the bridge before this one. This bridge was sandwiched by the St. Louis & Hannibal tracks, south end, and the Wabash/Katy on the north. Two more bridges followed this pony unit.
Marion CR329, although these kinds of postcards are often hard to judge by. Here are pics of the present bridge, unsure of it's build date.......spoiler alert, boring concrete & steel bridge.....
A bridge on this road, presumably this one, is scheduled for replacement as per the ATRIP project list.
Looks like this significant through arch bridge is scheduled for demolition and replacement in the next year or two. ALDOT indicated that it is being offered to an interested party, but a bridge of this size would be somewhat difficult to move. ALDOT will pay for dismantling and transport up to the cost of demolition.
This is the same bridge as BH 56084, http://bridgehunter.com/tx/newton/tibr-sabine-river/
The new Madison-Milton Bridge is scheduled to open on April 17 at 11:59 PM.
Please allow the town of Clarendon, Arkansas to keep their bridge as a monument, and as a historical marker of times past. We should not destroy our history. It seems that the inconvenience of the piers should not determine the destiny of them. My grandfather instructed the builders about how to set the piers as they had so much difficulty and lost their crew, several of them were killed, during the trial and error of setting the piers. Their lives are forever gone for their having so diligently tried to set the piers. Is it possible to allow the county, state, and federal government to figure out how to promote the saving of the bridge for five year increments, to determine if it is feasible. It is my opinion that a legal document could be given to the county and state to operate the bridge as a walking and hiking trail for five years after the new one is opened. With proof that it is being kept up and being used, and extend its existence by five year periods into the future. It does not make sense to destroy such a great bridge that so many people love. Thank you for reading this comment. Phyllis Ann Bishop Taylor.
This bridge has transverse floor beams attached to the lower chords as well as large gusset plates with arranged bolt patterns in each, so there is definitely no question that it is a truss bridge that functions as a true Warren truss. And, modern or not, I would MUCH rather see a bridge like this than any UCEB, even if it does use fake components to look authentic. I still don't like to see any new bridge replace any historically significant bridge though, especially metal truss bridges.
Robert Fowler is correct. The bridge was demolished early in 2008:
Another photo of the modern fixed bridge at this location:
More photos of the existing modern fixed bridge:
The bridge at this location is not the bascule bridge in a fixed position. It is a modern fixed steel girder bridge. The concrete abutment is dated 1993. The only remnant of an earlier bridge is a bit an older concrete foundation beneath the modern bridge. Otherwise there are absolutely no remnants of the earlier movable I&GN bridge. I have visited the site several times, from both sides of the bayou and by kayak.
More photos of the existing modern fixed bridge:
Pretty decent looking for a modern truss, even if some of the lattice is merely decorative.
The floodwaters are getting really close to send this bridge to its watery grave. Only about 5 FT. from the road deck! Fingers crossed.
Bad floods just washed out a covered bridge in New Brunswick. Not sure if any of the province's historic metal truss bridges might also have been lost. The news also had video of a wooden truss (non-covered) that the ice pushed, but amazingly apparently didn't destroy.
The deck on this bridge is beginning to crumble away as it stands unused. I visited it this past Sunday on bicycle, and it's still passable on foot or bike, but it's so sad to see it closed to other traffic. Can't something be done?
This is BH 43570 :
and it is definitely not the same bridge as the one this entry is for.
this is the same bridge as BH 43570.
Thanks for the photos and update, I haven't been out to the bridge since before construction, and was curious to see how it looked these days.
On April 16, 2014; bridge was advertised as needing a new home.
Recently took a walk past the Renwick Road Bridge since all of the construction finished. It is amazing to still see this bridge standing and a great little location to visit on a walk. See more photos at http://photography.langdondesigns.com/Gallery/The-One-Lane-B...
From the Google image above, this bridge has been replaced with a ballasted deck stringer bridge to its East! This bridge is abandoned. 2014-04-16
I have a number of photos, recent & a few old pics of the original Bailey Bridge, I will scan & post some of them very soon. Bailey was built in 1911 by Stupp Bros. of St. Louis at a cost of $10,000. If memory serves me correct BB had a total length of well over 325' including approach spans.
Previous to the 1911 structure, there was only a 'low water' crossing here called Bailey Ford. I have large 38" x 38" half Plat Map of Ralls (printed for Ralls County Bank) showing this detail.
Originally, a wooden decked bridge, the county replaced the wood with a concrete deck in 1988-89 at a cost of approx $89,000. The current concrete bridge was built by Bleigh Construction, Hannibal, at a cost of about $760,000.
When Bailey Bridge was removed around 2002(?) it was the longest of its' kind still in daily use in Missouri. This road was/is fairly well traveled as it turns into Rt ZZ going south to Frankford. The north end terminates at Mo Rt T (Old Hwy 97).
[Much of this info is from Ralls County (1980) by Goldena Howard, news articles from Ralls County Herald Enterprise and from my own personal knowledge.]
My previous posting either didn't take or was deleted. I thought I'd give it one more try. Here is a postcard from 1910 of a bridge in Hinckley, NY (Oneida County).
It appears to be a cast iron Whipple with Lowthorp's improvements (tension member pass throughs on the vertical compression members).
This bridge was replaced last year.
Still for sale:
Progress is being made:
A nice write-up:
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If this happens, and I've learned not to be too excited about positive bridge news until it actually happens, I'm VERY much looking forward to visiting this and the Comer Bridge at the earliest possible opportunity after relocation. Ironically, it will appear to be only a year younger than the state's oldest existing non-covered bridges, and if the state has ever HAD any Whipple trusses (I have my doubts) they've been gone for an extremely long time. Awesome stuff.
This is a very interesting bridge. Has anybody been able to confirm the construction date of 1930? I would not be surprised if it was a couple decades older. It reminds me a little bit of some of the bridges built by Walter Sharp in the early 1900s. The Walter Sharp Bridge Company was very prolific in Kansas and according to what I have read build bridges in other neighboring states too. Given the fact that this bridge is only a couple miles south of the Kansas-Oklahoma State Line I wouldn't be shocked if it was built by Walter Sharp or somebody who studied under him. Of course this is pure speculation just based on appearance. The date 1930 is a bit intriguing. Stone arch bridges were fairly commonly built in Kansas (and perhaps Oklahoma) until about 1915. Then, there was a lull in stone arch bridge construction until the Depression era when stone became a popular choice for WPA projects and the stone arch saw a resurgence in popularity. Thus, there is about a 20 year gap in which you don't seem to find stone arch bridges in this region.
Mariposa Equestrian Bridge.
Built by Army Corps of Engineers for equestrian access to Griffith Park trails, when flood control channel was constructed.
FYI There was also a covered equestrian bridge down river of this location, in the Equestrian Center area. It straddled Burbank & Los Angeles. I was told that the City of LA removed because it was hazardous, and neither City wanted to spend $$$ to fix. Would love to see a photo of that.
I think that is probably the best way to handle it. Good thought.
When in doubt, I always choose the most commonly used local name. Recognizing that the name is a misnomer, though, I've changed it to use scare-quotes, like this: Republican River "U.P. Crossing" Bridge
The bridge was reopened within a day.