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Brandy Gap Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted July 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently, the title for the new streetview did not come through. The tunnel is located immediately behind the roadcut to the right. Absent of a photograph, this is the closest we can get right now.

Posted July 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mr. Nichols:

Thanks for all the great information about Manhattan area bridges.

I have added some new streetviews for this bridge. I notice now that it is a Curved Tee Beam. It is also skewed, and the third street view shows this clearly.

Posted July 22, 2013, by Mark Yurina (mark [dot] yurina [at] ips-epc [dot] com)

I drove up to Navarre on Sunday, July 21, 2013 only to see if the bridge was still there. It is not. The Tuscarawas River OH 21 bridge has been completely dismantled at this point and ODOT is in the process of installing its unimaginative and thoroughly dull replacement UCEB.

Muddy Run Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted July 22, 2013, by Deiver Sanchez (ticodeiver [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been completely removed. New superstructure was built, the new bridge is now open for traffic.

Posted July 22, 2013, by Barbara Cohen (allbar [at] aol [dot] com)

I am president of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center at the Foundry Building in Phoenixville, PA where this bridge was made. We are putting photos of bridges from all over the USA on our web site and i would like to use this image We are a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization.

Thank you. Barbara Cohen

Posted July 22, 2013, by Barbara Cohen (allbar [at] aol [dot] com)

I am president of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center at the Foundry Building in Phoenixville, PA where this bridge was made. We are putting photos of bridges from all over the USA on our web site and i would like to use this image We are a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization.

Thank you. Barbara Cohen

Posted July 21, 2013, by Barbara Cohen (allbar [at] aol [dot] com)

Do you have a date for this bridge?

Posted July 21, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is the original listing for the Hale Bridge at it's former location. A new page was created BH 37394 (Bridgehunter.com ID) Perhaps they should be merged.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

At this writing, the current Google Street View shows this highway bridge as still in service, and looking fairly good with the same concrete balustrade railings, though flanked by a newer parallel highway span to accommodate four lanes at this crossing. The Union Pacific Railroad Wildcat Creek deck girder bridge is also visible alongside to the south.

Just north of this K-18 Wildcat Creek highway bridge, at Poliska Lane, the Linear Trail joins up with the old alignment of the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific or CRI&P) Clay Center or "High Line" secondary main line between McFarland and Belleville, Kansas. The line entered service in 1887 and was operated until 1980, when it was abandoned. The rails were sold for salvage and dismantled in 1984. The current Google Earth 45° View shows the Linear Trail bridge over Wildcat Creek, about two hundred feet from where Poliska Lane leaves the Rock Island alignment, to be the short Rock Island through plate girder Wildcat Creek bridge, adapted for foot and bicycle traffic, so that small span is another Manhattan area abandoned historic railroad bridge.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

No, you're right. I was going from memory and with apparent mindlessness, typed "Parker" without even looking at the photo, because the original header for this entry said "Parker" which only goes to show, so thank you for the correction.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The historic picture shows spans that look like warren configuration. Am I missing something?

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

It does indeed Mr. Vance!

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

Just chiming in here with some additional detail. The two lane highway bridge referenced here had four deck truss spans across the river, that were approached by deck girder spans on each side at just about the same elevation as the present bridge. The two large end piers of the old truss span section are still in place, and those are the piers easily visible from the present bridge in Google Street View.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

The railroad bridge with four Parker through truss spans at this site ran diagonally underneath the old two lane highway bridge (referenced here on Bridgehunter.com as “Manhattan Bridge”) with the rails about forty feet lower than the highway deck, and was originally approached from the east by a timber trestle, that was replaced with steel deck girders on concrete piers when the entire bridge was raised about four feet in 1964. The bridge was part of the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific or CRI&P) Clay Center or "High Line" secondary main line between McFarland and Belleville, Kansas. The line entered service in 1887 and was operated until 1980, when it was abandoned. The rails were sold for salvage and dismantled in 1984, and the bridge was probably dismantled and scrapped at the same time.

Probably as implied by earlier posts on this page, the piers were left in place due to the expense of removing them, until they got in the way of the alignment for the new four lane highway bridge. I’ve got several good photos I’ll try to locate and post here soon, showing Rock Island trains crossing this old bridge, along with some additional photos of the site with the old highway bridge during the great flood 1951, and before the old highway bridge was built, during the great flood of 1935. By the way, the Union Pacific never crossed the Kansas River at Manhattan. The UP line is still in operation, carrying a heavy volume of freight traffic, on the north side of the river from near Junction City to Topeka.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Anyone else think the satellite view looks like a deck truss?

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

Here's a point of historic clarification. Zeandale, Kansas is located on what was once the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific or CRI&P) Clay Center or "High Line" secondary main line between McFarland and Belleville, Kansas. The line entered service in 1887 and was operated until 1980, when it was abandoned. The rails were sold for salvage and dismantled in 1984. The Deep Creek Bridge that's the subject of this entry was part of that Rock Island route. The Union Pacific line nearest to Zeandale runs roughly parallel to the old Rock Island, about a mile north, across the Kansas River, between Manhattan and Wamego.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

Here's some additional detail about Wildcat Creek Bridge, which was part of the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific or CRI&P) Clay Center or "High Line" secondary main line between McFarland and Belleville, Kansas. The line entered service in 1887 and was operated until 1980, when it was abandoned. The rails were sold for salvage and dismantled in 1984. When the Wildcat Creek highway bridge above the rail bridge was later rebuilt, the span was shortened, since the rail line beneath was out of service, so that the "linear trail" along the old rail alignment now makes a sharp jog around the north abutment of the highway bridge. This is probably more information than many folks may want to know, but when I was six years old in the aftermath of the Manhattan Tornado of 1966, while our house was being repaired, my family moved into an apartment at Garden Way about 200 yards north of this bridge, which was clearly visible from our patio, before the intervening field became overgrown with trees. I have fond memories of watching the long Rock Island freight trains speeding across this bridge most evenings. I never thought that in a few short years something seemingly to powerful and irresistible could disappear.

Posted July 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The roller counterweight and cables are removed.

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Posted July 20, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

"The current bridge is a railroad truss bridge from the 1880's repurposed in the 1930's"

1880's railroad bridge? I rather doubt it. The deck is too wide for a railroad. From what I see in Ben's photos it sure doesn't look like a pre-1910 bridge.

"MoDOT apologizes for any inconvenience this necessary closure may cause."

But they don't apologize for destroying a historic structure. If it truly is a 1880's bridge, it could even be wrought iron. *sigh*

Posted July 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

D Street Trunnion bascule bridge drawing.

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Posted July 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Ohio Street bridge drawing.

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Posted July 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The county highway map shows the bridge with an inventory number. Ingel Road on the west and Kite Road on the east both extend toward it but do not reach the bridge which is shown with no roads attached.

I can't find a Linn County web site so no easy way of checking plats to see if the right of way is still publicly owned.

Historic Bridges as a World Heritage Site
Posted July 20, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Here's an article with some questions for you to think about when it comes to historic bridges and the World Heritage Site. My question to you is which US bridge should be a World Heritage Bridge and why? Read and enjoy! Looking forward to your input. :-)

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/07/20/world-herit...

Posted July 19, 2013, by Zachary S

Yeah, if you can find aerial images old enough you can actually trace an old rail line from near here to Sumiton/Dora. Nowadays it looks as though this bridge may be the only surviving/in-use remnant of the line.

Posted July 19, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Old railroad bridge for sure. I have no doubt, especially with the ties still underneath the plywood deck.

Oil Creek Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted July 19, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the photos previously uploaded are of a different bridge somewhere.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Zachary S

A photo of the bridge can be found here.

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That photoset in general is an absolute sensory overload gold mine of Alabama bridge photos.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Zachary S

Ah, so THIS is the abandoned Alabama rail bridge I saw portal photos of and found to gorgeous. Gotta love old rail trusses, wish they'd be maintained and restored one day.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Diane (vbvixendi [at] aol [dot] com)

Too many flooding events with uprooted trees hitting the pin connections has doomed this bridge.

MoDOT's press release

July 12, 2013 02:40 PM

Route B Bridge in Linn County to be Replaced

LINNEUS, Mo. - The Route B Bridge over Locust Creek west of Linneus will be replaced with a new bridge by spring 2014, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The bridge has been closed since June 6, due to issues with the structure found during inspection.

"We knew this project was an urgent need of the community when we determined it couldn't be repaired," said MoDOT Northwest Area Engineer Tonya Lohman. "Our goal is to reopen the bridge before crop planting in the spring if at all possible."

MoDOT plans to let a contract to replace the old bridge in the September 2013 bid opening. Work could begin as early as October 2013 and the bridge be reopened to traffic by spring 2014, weather permitting. The current bridge is a railroad truss bridge from the 1880's repurposed in the 1930's on the state system.

MoDOT has selected Hanson Professional Services, Inc. as the consultant to prepare bridge and roadway plans for the bridge replacement. Consultant staff has already begun surveying the area and will soon begin geotechnical investigations. MoDOT staff is also evaluating environmental, cultural and architectural resources in the project area.

The current bridge will remain closed until the new one is in place and motorists will need to continue using an alternate route. MoDOT apologizes for any inconvenience this necessary closure may cause.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Anonymous

Closed by MODOT, bars across with padlocks. Ingel road stops at the last house west of here.

Note: Local folks say that one of the previous owners of that house was involved in certain illegal activities and often used the bridge as a getaway...not sure about that but the bridge appears to be in good condition. You can get within a half mile of it on the other side from Kite Rd.

To get to the west side of the bridge you have to go through a crop field. Find out who owns it and get permission; trespassing remains illegal most places. :) It's changed hands since I was there so I don't know who you should ask; stop at the last house on east Ingel and see what they know.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Anonymous

washed out, iva rd no longer exists from 3/4? mi west of Jewel rd to ivy rd corner.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
Posted July 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

An old picture drawing of a Berkley Strauss bascule bridge bottom picture.

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Posted July 19, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A name change might be in order. I doubt the locals think of it as a UP structure.

C&NW had a large yard and roundhouse in town showing on the 1918 topo and the line extended north and crossed another C&NW track at Caledonia. UP bought them in 1995.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

This is a drawing of a swing span as it was relocated.

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Craighead Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted July 19, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Might as well pull that plaque off now and use it as a tombstone in Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Cemetery.

Posted July 18, 2013, by Brian (FCVPI99 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

i am not sure way its the UPRR spur Bridge i have maps dating back to 1900's and before saying its a Chicago and Northwestern line ---- it lead from the main line up to C&NW yard and Roundhouse which was at the corner of Mckenly Ave. and Rt 20

Craighead Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted July 18, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The Craighead bridge has been deemed unsafe:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/07/craighead...

Posted July 18, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

An update on the bridge -- http://contribute.modot.mo.gov/southeast/news_and_informatio...

The bridge should be opened by the end of Aug.

Posted July 18, 2013, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

A state-maintained database of historic bridges indicates that this bridge dates to 1873. Unknown if 1936 indicates replacement or reconstruction.

Posted July 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

This picture shows a excellent technical drawing of a Cape fear Memorial Bridge

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Posted July 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

the counterweight are removed.

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Posted July 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Another Scherzer type buit by the Scherzer Rolling lift bridge Company.

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Posted July 18, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

I didn't know that this double leaf bascule bridge was constructed by the Scherzer Rolling lift Bridge Company here is a technical drawing.

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

This is a Warren but with the end posts extended out to form another narrow triangle. Does anyone recall others of a similar configuration?

HB Weekend advertisement
Posted July 18, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)
Posted July 18, 2013, by local

This is actually the Thaddeus Kosciusko bridge or the Twin Bridges. Not just local knowledge - there is a big sign stating as such on both ends.

Posted July 17, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Article regarding the bridge with pictures:

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=493018

Posted July 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A new bridge replaced a Strauss type.

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Posted July 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The First Scherzer type bascule bridge is removed.

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Posted July 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Wisconsin bascule bridge drawing.

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Posted July 17, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in danger

Posted July 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

16th street viaduct bascule bridge drawing.

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Posted July 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A 6th street railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted July 17, 2013, by Brad Webster (Brad [at] sharpmachinemedia [dot] com)

Hi. I noticed your site page here and I have just biked over the newly renovated Diestelhorst bridge last weekend. It's beautiful and I have a picture if you would like. Thanks,

Brad Webster

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Posted July 17, 2013, by Steven Kish (skish271571mi [at] comcast [dot] net)

this bridge was NOT built in 1956. The creosote soaked decking was replaced in 1956 . This 88' Pony Truss bridge may be the last surviving 88' section of the OLD Belle Bridge built between 1887-1889 and that the majority of the bridge sections burned on April 27, 1915. This and four other surving sections were removed from their elevated support and moved downstream and placed on shorter wood piers to connect to the rest of a temporary wood bridge built in 1916 and used until 1923 when the new steel and concrete George Washington Bridge (now called the McArthur Bridge) opened. The temporary wood bridge along with the five 88' Pony Truss sections from the old Belle Isle Bridge were removed in 1923. later in 1923, one section of a 88' Pony Truss Bridge was floated down the Detroit River on a Dunbar and Sullivan barge and erected over the Swan Island Channel that Dunbar and Sullivan had dredged out earlier.

Re: Unknown bridge in Nebraska
Posted July 17, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think it might be the Plattsmouth one.

I made a entry (Guessing on the location.):

http://bridgehunter.com/ne/cass/platte-river/

Feel free to keep searching for information.

Re: Unknown bridge in Nebraska
Posted July 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's probably not Ashland (long page. Search for "bridge")

http://www.ashlandhistoricalsociety.org/Pages/Route6Historic...

Hah! Might it be this one? Right vintage, right style, shorter truss web for the approach... The link is to a postcard of the wagon bridge at Plattsmouth.

http://www.cardcow.com/78633/wagon-bridge-over-platte-river-...

Re: Unknown bridge in Nebraska
Posted July 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is a wide river.

But with the bents under every span, and the height of the deck above the water, it isn't a navigable river. Therefore, my guess is the Platte river. I know, that doesn't narrow it down much. However, I would suspect to be that wide it would be after the Loup river joins near Columbus.

In the mid-1920, that would be a pretty major bridge. So looking at a current Nebraska map for major highway crossings east of Columbus I see US 77 at Fremont, US6 at Ashland, and US34 and US75 at Plattsmouth.

The shadow isn't providing much clue on which way is south.

Lamb-Fish Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted July 16, 2013, by ben (benjaminc1970 [at] msn [dot] com)

The lamb fish bridge is actually over the cold water river not the Tallahatchie river

Unknown bridge in Nebraska
Posted July 16, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found these pictures in the IDOT archives.

The bridge appears to have well over 20 spans.

The imagery dates from 1926-7, according to the IDOT.

Anyone have any ideas as to where this bridge might have been located?

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Posted July 16, 2013, by tom

It was a nice half mile walk to see no bridge, on to the next one.

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Posted July 16, 2013, by tom

Went on a visit to this bridge 7.14.13, it is gone. Closed road leading to it look maintained.

Posted July 16, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A carter Road lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 16, 2013, by jayhawk

http://articles.ky3.com/2013-01-31/warsaw_36666966

Sounds like there was some trouble with the rehabilitation and this bridge is closed again because the new deck has already rotted.

Posted July 16, 2013, by Don Morrison

Hmmm....

Bypassed in 1979. I hope it can be saved. It's one of the last through trusses still standing in Mitchell County.

The Cedar seems to get wild every spring lately. Moving it to span a smaller stream for preservation might be the safest thing for it. Expensive, though.

Posted July 16, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am going to visit this bridge today. The new owner thought it would be great to own a bridge with his property. Recent flooding caused some scouring to an abutment and the county has been declared a disaster. He approached a house moving company to see about moving the bridge but that was a high bid. Now we are going in to see if there are any new ideas that we can bring to the table. It was bypassed, that doesn't happen often in Iowa.

Another use? pull and disassemble? pull and scrap? always the same old questions but when these reach private hands they are hard to save.

Posted July 16, 2013, by jayhawk

We had a bunch of small scale cantilevers here in Kansas even smaller than this one but there are only two left - shortly to be only one.

Update on the HB Weekend in Iowa
Posted July 16, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Presenters are set for the HB Weekend and the number of participants have increased. Still for those feeling guilty of missing yesterday's deadline to register, it has been extended to the 29th. Please send me your registration forms as soon as possible or let me know if you need a form to fill out. You can also register on the facebook pages under the Bridgehunter's Chronicles. Thanks!

Posted July 16, 2013, by Jared Mixson

That's the smallest cantilever I've ever seen

Posted July 16, 2013, by Roger Deschner

What a relief to discover that CDOT had carefully rehabilitated these nice old bridges in 2011-12, instead of replacing them. It was such a good restoration that it had me fooled when I stopped and photographed them in June.

Posted July 15, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A former Strauss bascule bridge built in 1911 before the bridge was replaced with a lift bridge.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Delaware River lift bridge drawings.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Oregon lift bridge drawing

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Missouri River lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

White River railroad bridge

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

James River lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycoscom)

Illinois River railroad lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Anonymous

Eureka Slough lift bridge odd drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

State 70 lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Drawing of a Louisiana lift bridge.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Bayou Little Caillou (Terrebonne Bayou) lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Bayou LaCarpe lift bridge drawing.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Jill Craig

The first photograph is of the new bridge, not the "before pic" as is stated.

Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Portland St John railroad bridge.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Celilo Railroad bridge drawings with a swing span.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have long suspected that the Mill Creek Bridge was a high priority for replacement. Given it's terrible condition, I am surprised it carried traffic for as long as it did. It is an important link for people living east of Osawatomie.

Posted July 15, 2013, by Jill Craig

Not Barnesvile, but Hagerstown, Maryland. Very different location

Posted July 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A Missouri Pacific railroad Strauss bascule bridge in the background.

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Posted July 15, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I wonder if the trusses are re-purposed from some other, perhaps mining related use.

Posted July 15, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

1955 topo quad shows Pennsylvania RR crossing here.

Posted July 14, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

My guess is the wood blocks are merely to keep the diagonal eyebars in the right position and to prevent from from banging against each other. Non-structural elements.

Posted July 14, 2013, by Nathan Holth

Sometimes the cloverleafs mean Pennsylvania Railroad was associated with the bridge. By the way, is this bridge part of a SuperMax prison? Looks like the portal is the only thing you can see thanks to hideous fencing. Its the sort of railing you expect to see on an urban freeway overpass in Detroit, not on a rural rail-trail bridge over a river. Such fencing here is in my opinion completely unacceptable. You can't even see the river, let alone the beautiful historic truss!

Main Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted July 14, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

All that article is saying is PennDOT will conduct Section 106 which will consider rehabilitation, but also replacement. We all know what the usual outcome of Section 106 in Pennsylvania, and its NOT rehabilitation.

Posted July 14, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just figured i would share this photo edit with you guys.

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Posted July 14, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

They're presently restoring the bridge: http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/restoration-conti...

Posted July 14, 2013, by Mark Howell (marknh [at] zoomnet [dot] net)

It's July, 2013, is it still standing?

Posted July 14, 2013, by DAVID M. BROWN (dmbgraphicarts [at] theriver [dot] com)

The Kelly Road Bridge was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago and later torn down for scrap when determined it was salvageable :(.

Posted July 14, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

based on the portals is there anyway to tell who built this bridge, also it has wood built in for some of the beams. Any thoughts would be awesome.

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