Forum

< Previous Page 49 of 267 Next >

Post a comment Contact webmaster

Posted July 31, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Janis,

I looked up the Historic Bridge Inventory listing for this bridge. The photos show an arch bridge with New Jersey barriers. I posted the photos in the gallery for reference. So the arch bridge might look modern from on top. Additionally, your photo also shows a bridge with New Jersey Barriers... and most notably your photos show a bridge with no shoulder. If the bridge had been replaced, I would expect to see a shoulder almost as wide as the traffic lanes. So my guess is this is still an arch bridge, but it was probably hard to see due to the foliage plus the New Jersey barriers may cantilever out slightly making it harder to see the arch. This is what I would call a "winter bridge" since it requires a winter bridge to easily photo.

Posted July 30, 2013, by John S. (johngsaraba [at] frontiernet [dot] net)

Is the Scales road bridge over Slate creek still closed?

Posted July 30, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

When I looked up the NBI it has functionally obsolete steel stringer built in 1900 at this location. Photo is stringer. Not sure if pony truss ever existed at this location.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Too much foliage to see the bridge very well, but the bridge looks new to me. I can't be sure there was no arch present, but from what I could see, I don't think there is.

Posted July 30, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Wabash arrived here in 1881. Bridge was probably built then.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Zachary S

Confirmed 1902 build date, the park has a sign detailing the history of the bridge. Will upload some photos I took later.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Van Buren Street bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Townsends Inlet drawbridge in New Jersey.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Yellow Mill bridge in Connecticut.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Washington D.C. between Maryland and Virgina's Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Wingo lift bridge built by the Scherzer Rolling lift Bridge Company.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

US 50 bascule bridge crossing side by sidge when it's open.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

West Division Street bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Wells street bascule bridge through out chicago has numberous movable bridges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Water Street bascule bridge in Milwaukee.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Don Morrison

...... And to Jack Wooten:

The bridge you should apparently be posting to is Marion Memorial Bridge, not Veteran's Memorial Bridge.

I'm sure many of us here share your dismay at the loss of Marion Memorial Bridge. http://bridgehunter.com/tn/marion/marion/

Posted July 30, 2013, by Don Morrison

I believe Mr. Wooten is talking about the bridge at Haletown. Why the comments are on this page, I am not sure . . . . .

Check it out here - in Marion county, the next county west.

http://bridgehunter.com/tn/marion/marion/

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Early former Strauss bascule bridge shows a operating strut fixed to the bridge tower and the drive machinery mounted on the bascule span.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A former bascule bridge was built in 1912 by the Strauss bascule bridge Company.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Lodgeville Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted July 30, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have listed this tunnel as being on the CSX Railroad. If it should by CSXT, then the railfans can sort it out.

There is a prominent ridge between the neighboring towns of Clarksburg and Bridgeport. Route 50 passes through a large roadcut to connect the towns. The railroad runs through this tunnel.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Torrence Avenue lift bridge in Chicago.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

double leaf Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridge side by side next to the lift bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

This bridge was formerly use by the Oregon Electric railroad.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Illinois River railroad lift bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Houston railroad swing bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Woods Memorial bridge in Massachusetts.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Maine's Carlton lift bridg drawing with double deck.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Louisiana has numberous lift bridges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Anonymous

Huh?

Does not look terrible other that being a UCEB...

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Washington Boulevard bridge is a fixed Chicago type bascule bridge bridge of Chicago.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Union Pacific railroad bridge drawing of a girder type.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The Rolling lift bridge types were built by the Scherzer Rolling lift bridge Company all replaced with trunnion bascule bridges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Randolph Street old Scherzer rolling lift bridge have been replaced with a trunnion bascule bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Old Van Buren bridge is the first Scherzer type with the Metropoliton Westside bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

In my experience, lack of awareness of historic bridges does far more damage than awareness. Vandals do damage bridges, however, far more numerous and destructive are the owners of historic bridges, who seek to demolish the bridges they own. The Forest Service probably would like to demolish this bridge. The only way this can be prevented is by preservationists being aware of the bridge and fighting to save when an attempt to demolish the bridge is made.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The Pinhook Road lift bridge carries Louisiana 182.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Anonymous the Spartan (Anonymous [at] spartan [dot] greece [dot] net)

Looks like somebody does not like Italians...you would think that by now we would have left racist epithets in our past.

Whether you are from Athens, Sparta, or Rome, we are all people.

Posted July 30, 2013, by Christina West (westy615 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge was removed in June 2009, not 2010. Although some were sad to see it go, it was an annoyance to have to slow down because of the narrowed lanes, and trying to proceed when a truck was in the opposing lane was unthinkable. There were many accidents at the site over the years, and it was right to remove it, hand-crafted by wop masons or not. It figures that lame Q-villians would obsess about something from 1904, which isn't that old at all. Also, so what about the stones, what are you going to do, eat them or decorate your living room with them? Are they holy? Can they raise the dead?

Posted July 29, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

This bridge is one of a few I chose out of personal reasons not to add.

One is that they, being forest service and private timber company DO NOT WANT people on it for safety reasons. A rail buff club sought and received permission to enter on the Simpson side for photographing.

Of course many people do indeed venture out there regardless. The deck has singe marks from lightning strikes and on at least one occasion purposely set fire mid span. There has been attempts to knock off the spacings and the railings for the side area.

That's the nature of society though ... vandals will eventually find and destroy these diamonds in the rough regardless of how many roadblocks placed to get there. Another reason I did not add, why draw more attention? There once was mention of repairing, making it into a trail system but ... money is an issue.

I'd volunteer to take you there Mike, other bridges ... I'm sure you'd enjoy. Perhaps one day the yearly Bridgehunter's event will be held in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

When I was in highschool (private), I used to play along these tracks, and often would walk on the bridge. I never noticed the dates on the webbing of the rail (then again it was over 20 years ago).

Posted July 29, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Can someone identify this type of bridge? It is a Pratt, but it has some interesting features...

The top is also odd. It a perfect copy of the panels.

Any help would be appreciated!

Uploaded file: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, 28339 bytes

Posted July 29, 2013, by Martha Peine (mpeine [at] comcast [dot] net)

Please be advised that the ambiance of this quaint bridge at Beaver, Arkansas, as well as nearby Eureka Springs, is presently being threatened by a mega transmission corporation, SWEPCO and its parent corp. AEP. SWEPCO is attempting to construct a 345kV transmission line directly to the south of the bridge. The line would have 160 foot (16 story) towers, three times taller than the tallest trees in the area. From the bridge, or anywhere near the bridge for that matter, the poles would stretch out east and west as far as the eye can see. Anyone that loves this bridge and doesn't want it's integrity compromised can comment with the Arkansas Public Service Commission at http://www.apscservices.info/PublicCommentForm.asp?DocNum=13-041-U

For more information go to http://savetheozarks.org/

Thanks!

Uploaded file: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, 226836 bytes

Posted July 29, 2013, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I am glad to see this bridge was added. It is one of the many notable bridges in Washington State and finally has a spot on bridgehunter.

I keep thinking I will get up that way and visit these two massive structures, but still have not had any luck.

Nice work Dylan!

Posted July 29, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

THIS OLD HALETOWN BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE HELL IT IS DUE TO TDOT OF TN NEGELENCE, IT IS THIS SIMOLE, TDOT PLEASE DEFEND THI

E-MAIL WAITING WAITING BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A YEAR NO RESPONCE FOR OVER YEAR TDOT OF TN WHERE ARE YOU , STOP RUINING THE HALETOWN TN COMMUNITY IT IS THIS SIMOPLE.

Posted July 29, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

THIS OLD HALETOWN BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE HELL IT IS DUE TO TDOT OF TN NEGELENCE, IT IS THIS SIMOLE, TDOT PLEASE DEFEND THI

E-MAIL WAITING WAITING BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A YEAR NO RESPONCE FOR OVER YEAR TDOT OF TN WHERE ARE YOU , STOP RUINING THE HALETOWN TN COMMUNITY IT IS THIS SIMOPLE.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Janelle Swearingen (janellesw [at] cox [dot] net)

The original Worsham Street Bridge was built in 1802 by Thomas Worsham and John Barnett who owned the land at either end of it. It was a 325 yard covered wooden toll bridge.

A woodcut of the bridge was published in Howe's Collected History of Virginia published in 1854 and reprinted in Rouse's Pictorial History of Virginia.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Cindy (wassamc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I really don't think this bridge should be promoted as a tourist attraction. After seeing this bridge mentioned in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, I decided to look it up online and consider visiting it. After seeing it on the Missouri tourism website, I assumed it was a valid place to visit and saw no warnings indicating otherwise. I set my GPS up to go to the address listed on the Missouri website which is: 10950 Riverview Drive

St. Louis, MO 63137

When I got to the bridge, other than the area being deserted except for one other car, I saw nothing amiss. We walked across the bridge and when we returned our car window was bashed in and items had been stolen from the car. There was another pile of glass which I think must have meant the other car had been broken into as well. We called the police and it took them about 45 minutes to arrive. While waiting we heard from two other people, and later from the police that this is a common occurrence that has been happening for years. When I got home I called the police again and it was again confirmed that this happens frequently and that the area directly around the bridge on the Missouri side is considered a high crime area and the police officer on the phone said he wouldn't recommend being anywhere around this area. After further research I found your website and see that this happens frequently and has been happening for years. This is horrible that tourists are being directed to this as a valid place to visit on vacation only to be put in harms way. I wish I would have seen your website earlier.

When I spoke to traillink, who seems to be leasing this bridge from the state of Illinois, they informed me that as far as they're concerned the Missouri side is closed for parking and people should be parking on the Illinois side of the bridge. Their website says the following: Parking and Trail Access

Parking is not advised at the Missouri trail end. To get to the Illinois trail end from I-270, take Exit 3 onto Illinois Route 3 South/Lewis and Clark Blvd. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Chain of Rocks Rd. and continue 2.2 miles to parking at the end of the road.

However, I had never seen their website and based on the visitmo website, I was directed to the Missouri side and there were no signs saying that side of the bridge was closed, or ill advised for parking and/or in a dangerous neighborhood.

So, at a minimum, the visitmo website shouldn't have the Missouri address listed as a place to park. However, I honestly don't think it should be promoting this as a tourist attraction at all. Even if I had parked on the Illinois side, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't think it was safe to walk across the bridge to the Missouri side only to allow these same people that are targeting the parking area to still be able to gain access to me just walking onto the bridge. There is no way this is a safe place to be with no law enforcement patrolling the area or even being close enough to respond quickly. That part of North St. Louis and North St. Louis County is a known high crime area but unfortunately, I and many others had no idea since we don't live here.

Sadly, the bridge does look very enticing and I can see how people would want to visit it. However, I think this makes it more dangerous because it attracts people that aren't risk takers and have no idea that they're making a dangerous choice by visiting this bridge.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Walnut Grove Strauss bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Woolbright Road bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Venetian Causeway bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Wabash Avenue bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 29, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

This bridge was the former Claude Alouez bridge crossing the fox river which is replaced.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Re: A Couple Thoughts
Posted July 29, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have actually enjoyed some of the contributions by Messrs Whipple, Marsh, and Mccullough.

Posted July 28, 2013, by Anonymous

What is the width of this RR bridge in Washington NC? What beam can be carried safely through it from the east/south, i.e., Upstream?

Thanks,

RG

tructor@suddenlink.net

Posted July 28, 2013, by Brandi (baggybritches05 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge is still there and it tact. Drove over it with my brother twice today

Re: A couple thoughts
Posted July 28, 2013, by Don Morrison

Fmiser;

Thanks for contacting Douglas about his contribution method. His contributions are certainly welcome here. It appears that he spent a lot of time making his drawings.

When I mentioned looking for a block feature, I meant a feature to stop my browser from showing all of those posts, not to block him from posting.

I don't get too grumpy over a few useless posts, every forum has them, and this forum has remarkably few. Two weeks of the drawing postings became a little overwhelming, though.

Posted July 28, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

http://www.in.gov/dot/div/contracts/letting/archive/2013/may...

I believe the bridge is #371 for Warrick County. On page 6, it states maintenance and repair.

Posted July 28, 2013, by Dane s. (aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went for a drive and came aross this?

Uploaded file: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, 3593734 bytes

Posted July 28, 2013, by Anonymous

This bridge was destroyed by an ice jam in 1949

Re: A couple thoughts
Posted July 27, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I sent Douglas an email a while ago. He has responded and said he was willing to get an editor account. My reply is encouraging him to do so right away. *smiles*

I agree the volume of drawings is annoying - yet I would rather have to deal with these valuable contributions than the un-constructive, pointless posts from trolls about the historic value. Or the stupid dead people impersonations.

I truly hope Douglas will continue to contribute - just in the proper place.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Anonymous

Bridge still exists, but has been replaced by concrete two lane bridge on Longhorn Pass. Both approaches to the original bridge are now grassy areas with no bridge access.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Melissa (myssid111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember walking across this bridge when I was a kid in the 70's, from my Meme's house to Scovill Zoo.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Melissa (myssid111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We are going to be crossing this bridge in October 2013, traveling from Sikeston, MO to Columbus, KY for the Civil War activities at Columbus-Benton State Park. It will be interesting I'm sure. I don't care for 2-lane bridges, but it should be okay. I remember crossing the 2-lane bridge from West Alton, MO to Alton, IL towing a horse trailer. I don't know who was shaking worse, the horse or me!

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Carter Road lift bridge raised for ships.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Easy to get an account Mr. BUTLER. Someobe spent a lot of time moving your drawings and then you come in with more. Show a little respect eh. Please.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Bayou Boeuf bridge at Kraemer.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

University Avenue bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Union Street bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Tracy Boulevard bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Theriot Voisn drawbridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Taylor Street bridge is removed today.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

New Tayco Street bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Steamboat Slough bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Milwaukee's State Street bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

State Street bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

When I seen the fence inside the bridge I puked a little. The only reason I see them putting this in is the sub division that is basically in viewing distance of the bridge. Just a note to get to this bridge, park on the west side. near the quarry.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

St Lucie River bridge drawing known as roosevelt.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

St George River railroad bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

South Front Street bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Mahned Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted July 27, 2013, by JOHN OVERSTREET (JHOVERSTREET1236 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

IF STEPHEN LINDSEY WAS EVEN OLDER THAN 17( OF WHICH ANGELA WAS),AND IF SHE WAS YOUNGER THAN HE WAS, AND PREGNANT BY HIM... I GOT NEWS.... THAT IS (STATUTORY RAPE OF A MINOR). A LAW THAT CAN STILL PUT STEPHEN FAR AWAY. WAKE UP PETAL MISSISSIPPI,,,DONT YOU SEE NOW??? I SEE FOUL PLAY AND HIS CRIME TO COVER UP ANOTHER CRIME OF A STATUTORY RAPE CHARGE AS THAT WAS WHY SHE VANISHED AT HIS HANDS. I SEE TWO TO THREE CRIMES IN ONE. THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT THAT EVENING AT PIZZAHUT AND A BREAKUP,,, AND SHE DISSAPPEARS,,, YES HE IS STILL GUILTY AND CAN STILL BE CHARGED AS AN ASSESSORY TO THOSE FACTS AND CAN STILL BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED AND SO CAN THE BLACK GUY.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (Drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A Scherzer railroad bridge drawings.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Snow Hill bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Sheboygan River bascule bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Seaford Bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

St Claude Avenue Strauss bascule bridge drawingin operation.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Saugus River railroad bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Twin Cities Road bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Mahned Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted July 27, 2013, by JOHN OVERSTREET (JHOVERSTREET1236 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

this is my email address:( JHOVERSTREET1236@GMAIL.COM )

Posted July 26, 2013, by Brian (fcvpi99 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the real story about this bridge

Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Poplar Creek Bridge Built 1860-61 Status Active OLDEST bridge in Elgin,IL area (Foot Bridge close)

Posted July 26, 2013, by Beecher O'Quinn Jr (itcmfc [at] charter [dot] net)

I'm Beecher O'Quinn Jr.i'm the man that called in the Tennessee bridge inspector for Smalling Bridge.the Carter county School Board and director.was sending Buses crossing this bridge with Childern in 66 passinger buses that weight 11 ton's empthy and another 2 ton of weight with childern make's this very dangerous.i'm for the saftey of childern.the eleceted officers holders don't mean any thing to me.this bridge should be closed to all school buses.as far as other kind's of car's and truck's if people wont to cross this bridge.that is up to them.the weight limet is

9 ton's.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Been contacted by Brian K the county engineer to look at this one to give an estimate for repair so he can reuse. He has saved several and is very cleberaboutbuilding new with steel. In fact the short span steel aliance is having him speak at their meeting next week. It seems the steel manufacturers are going up competitively with the concrete folks. Hmmm. And we use steel for restorations and we need th big guys help. Might be a breakthrougj.....

Posted July 26, 2013, by Steve Johnston

This bridge is located on a RR line that ran from Gowrie to Sibley. It came up through Manson, Pocahontas, Laurens Leverett, Maclay, Rossie, Royal, Moneta, Hartley, Plesis, Melvin,Cloverdale, and then Sibley. It was built in 1900, the builder may have been called the Gowrie & Northwestern Railroad or Railway. They did not operate it, it was built for the Rock Island. It was owned by the CRI&P until it went bankrupt in 1980 it was taken over by the C&NW and operated by them until they were bought by the Union Pacific in 1995. The UP abandoned it in 1999 or so. The track has been removed.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The St Chales Air Line railroad bridge in the open position.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

With the las couple of photos the bridge was 260foot before the bridge was shortened in 1930.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (Drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Those are some photos of the St Charles Air Line railroad bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

A couple thoughts
Posted July 26, 2013, by Don Morrison

1. I see Luke Harden has now well passed James on the leaderboard. Good job, Luke!

2. The technical drawings being posted are becoming somewhat annoying. They are becoming spam.

They are on-topic, but not really interesting to me personally, so I've been tolerant of their cluttering the forum and just look for the interesting posts, figuring the drawings will end soon enough.

Today I went looking for a "block user" setting but find none.

I've seen others ask for them to be added as pictures instead of posts. I have seen that some have been moved from the forum posts to the bridge page photos.

Still, the flood continues.

So, a polite request.

Douglas Butler;

Please get an editor's account and add your drawings to the photos on the appropriate bridge page instead of posting them to the forum.

Thank you.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Knights Landing bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A Sacramento River bridge they're 6 double leaf Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

South First bascule bridge drawing Milwaukee has numberous drawbridges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.


< Previous Page 49 of 267 Next >