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Posted August 20, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Maybe I am pushing the limits of images taken from Outer Space, but it looks like the top chord has lattice instead of cover plate. If so, don't forget to point the camera up when you are on the bridge, that's an uncommon detail!

Posted August 19, 2013, by Robert Brock (k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I will get up there maybe this weekend and get photos. Very difficult to get to as it is about a 1/3-1/2 mile North of the closest road. I will have to wait until I see a Southbound train come through as it will take over an hour before another train will pass due to no long sidings the whole 30 mile distance of this Sub line.

Lower Gassaway Bridge (South Carolina)
Posted August 19, 2013, by Don Morrison

The HABS documentation in the link suggests that the bridge collapsed in 1982. It was a 6 panel Howe covered bridge.

This bridge page was probably added in 2008 from the HABS Docs, since it has no map location and no photos.

That said, Google maps does show something possibly of interest at 34.774537,-82.773008

Drawings
Posted August 19, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Even when they are posted here and edited into the pages, the comments still are scattered so far apart it makes for a headache.

OCBDS
Posted August 19, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

OCBDS (Obsessive Compulsive Bridge Drawing Syndrome) is not funny! It is a serious illness and those who suffer from it deserve our sympathy and help. Please let's all get together and start a fund to aid these poor unfortunates! It could all start out right here on Bridgehunter. Lets Go!

Posted August 19, 2013, by Thomas Griebel (tgriebel224 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Why did they move the bridge?

Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Three Mile Slough Bridge drawing.

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Bridgehunter is becoming a free hosting site, it seems
Posted August 19, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I enjoyed seeing the technical drawing for a while, but now they have become spam. We have tried to convince Mr. Butler to post his drawings as photographs. We could then enjoy them, but not have them clutter the forum.

Unfortunately, I think Mr. Butler just wants his drawings to be hosted online for free.

As a result, it has become impossible to hold any kind of conversation in this forum.

I hate to ask our webmaster to pull someone's posting privileges, but this is getting ridiculous. I have appreciated his contributions, but he needs to play by the rules and not post spam.

Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Merrimack River bridge drawing.

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Bridge Drawings
Posted August 19, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is out of control.

Meridian Bridge (California)
Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Meridan bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Illinois River rail bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Memorial bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Swing bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Mauricetown Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Martin bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Magnolia Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Madison bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Madison Avenue bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Macombs Dam bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Luraville bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Louisiana Rail bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Little Potato Slough bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Lewis Street bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Lewes railroad swing bridge drawing in Delaware.

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Lenox Bridge (Tennessee)
Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Lenox Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Leavenworth railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Lake Monroe bridge drawing.

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Meanwhile, in Indiana
Posted August 19, 2013, by Anonymous

I don't think I can express my true feelings of the bridge drawings, so I will let Coach Bobby Knight explain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5-akqjKzII

***Not safe for work***

Lower Gassaway Bridge (South Carolina)
Posted August 19, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sadly, I believe this bridge has actually been demolished since it was intially posted in 2008. I do not see it on any aerial shots of the area. I will follow-up with field recon & update listing, if needed. If it's still there, I'll get a picture up on the site.

Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Louisville & Nashville railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Krotz Springs Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Keokuk Rail bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Kennebec River bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Red River bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Ouachita River railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

A railroad swing bridge technical drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Judsonia Railroad Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Judsonia bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Jackson Street bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently this bridge has been re-opened to traffic again. If anybody plans to visit this bridge in the next few weeks, just beware that some roads in the region may still be in need of repair due to recent flooding.

http://www.kvoe.com/news.htm

Posted August 19, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This historic truss bridge hits the scrapyard as soon as the endangered birds stop nesting in it.

dailyjournalonline.com/democrat-news/news/local/modot-expects-highway-e-bridge-to-open-next-week/article_85873d30-050f-11e3-9c68-0019bb2963f4.html

Bridge drawings
Posted August 19, 2013, by Anonymous

This has gotta stop. These pictures take up too much space here.

Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Louisiana 319 bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Indiantown Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Illinois Central Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Hudson Railroad bridge drawing.

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Bridge comment
Posted August 19, 2013, by Anonymous

I would almost rather see spammy fake vigara comments. At least they don't require scrolling so far.

Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Houlihan Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Hojack Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

James and I discussed this vertical detail and its not like anything either of us has seen before.

Posted August 18, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The vertical member in photo 8 has been built up in an unusual way. Anyone know of others like it?

Posted August 18, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Dylan,

The county actually owns it. The historical museum likes to take kids out there on field trips. I was planning on packing through some woods this winter to get back to it, but apparently there is a good enough foot trail heading back. Good remains here! :)

Posted August 18, 2013, by Trinity Neeley (trisune [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge has been replaced with a new one:(

Posted August 18, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Excellent find young man! I wanted to head out there someday myself and see what was left, but you beat me to it.

Posted August 18, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The entire Hoover Trail is snowmobile (As well as equestrian) friendly

Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Hoffman Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Grayville Railroad bridge drawing.

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Gianella Bridge (California)
Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

This an old bridge.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Georgiana Slough bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Gasconade Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Garland City railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Dillard Memorial bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Harmar Railroad bridge in Ohio.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Hackensack River railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Missouri Pacific railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 18, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sweet! Thanks Jodi! Lots of photos... Photos of some of the construction details... Captions and descriptions on some of the photos...

Nice! Thanks for sharing. *grin*

The floor beam to lower chord joints are rather unusual in that it uses four straight bolts. (photo 263497, taken from underneath, the one before "Under Decking")

It is a sharp skew, too. Looks to me like it's more than 45 degrees - maybe as much as 60 degrees.

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I'm so Against them even Planning on Replacing this bridge anytime soon

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I'm so Against them even Planning on Replacing this bridge anytime soon

Posted August 18, 2013, by Anonymous

Once again Save This Bridge Please

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

The only other thing it needs other then some repairs is a paint job

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

This Bridge looks in much too good of shape to be Replaced and torn down.

Posted August 18, 2013, by Anonymous

I'm So Against them Replacing this Bridge anywhere Near that soon!

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

No Replacement until 2030!

Posted August 18, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

Save This Bridge Please!

Posted August 18, 2013, by David French (frenchdzyn [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge has been closed for reconstruction.

Scheduled to reopen end of 2016!

Posted August 18, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The old RoW continues south to 78 where street view shows a stop sign. My guess is the trail is used for snowmobiles at minimum. The sign may indicate minimum maintenance county use.

Posted August 17, 2013, by Anonymous

This bridge has been replaced

Quadruple intersection Warren truss bridge
Posted August 17, 2013, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com)
Posted August 17, 2013, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Wow, that is a dramatic collapse photo! Very nice archival shot, sad though.

Posted August 17, 2013, by Anonymous

Collapsed June 21, 1973

B/W Photograph from The Springfield Sun, Springfield, Ky. Laughlin Collection. All Rights Reserved.

Color: Dr, Fred Coy Photograph. Laughlin Collection. All Rights Reserved.

https://www.facebook.com/Kentuckys.Covered.Bridges.Bakers.Dozen

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Douglas
Posted August 17, 2013, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)

You were asked with reason and decency...

Why is that not enough?

Bridge Category Descriptions
Posted August 17, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks fmiser for that work. I will review more carefuly.

Bridge category descriptions - continued
Posted August 17, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)
Bridge category descriptions - continued
Posted August 17, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/pennsylvania-truss/

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/baltimore-truss/

I can't seem to find info on Petit and why his name is connected with the Pennsylvania truss.

Bridge category descriptions
Posted August 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just added descriptions to a number of design categories. I'm not wanting to stir up controversy, but I do think peer review isn't a bad thing.

So, if any of you care enough about the definition or history to verify my additions...

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/pratt-truss/

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/parker-truss/

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/camelback-truss/

Ugh. I can't post more than three URLs. To be continued in the next post...

Posted August 16, 2013, by Carolyn Susor (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Geez! What happened to the river??

Re: Help describe type of bridge
Posted August 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Jodi, I almost lost your post in amongst the technical drawings.

> Is this a Triple Intersecting Warren?

No, it is a quad-intersecting, or quadrangular. Often these are referred to as a "lattice" truss, but that's not very precise as the triple-intersecting is also called a lattice.

The way to figure it out is to follow one of the mid-span diagonals and count the opposing diagonals it crosses and add one. Zero = single, 1 = double, 2 = triple, 3 = quad.

Or, note how many warren truss patterns are overlaid. The bridge in this photo is kinda short for that method to be easy.

So - where is that bridge? *smiles*

Posted August 16, 2013, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I don't think that this bridge needs replaced anywhere near that soon. This bridge still looks pretty good. It might need @ least some Repairs. I thing that they should push the scheduling for replacement to the spring or summer of 2030. Abera Cadabera Save this bridge please! They can start the replacement bridge in spring of 2030.

Bridge comment
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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Fort Denaud Way bridge drawing.

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Help describe type of bridge
Posted August 16, 2013, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com)

Is this a Triple Intersecting Warren Through Truss bridge? Thanks in advance.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Flint River Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Swing span technical drawing.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

This bridge is replaced.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Eight Mile Road Bridge 2 drawing.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Eight Mile Road Bridge drawing.

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Posted August 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler

East Pearl River Bridge drawing.

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