FYI, I swapped the names of this bridge. Puyallup River Bridge was the primary name, and George Milroy Bridge was the "Also Called" name. I switched them because there are like five different bridges all called Puyallup River Bridge on this website and its highly confusing... and local news articles call this bridge the George Milroy Bridge anyway. By the way, this bridge was in the news recently:
They just knocked the concrete railing into the river? And put up Armco guardrail? Only one way to summarize that level of sophistication...
Yes, the original concrete parapet was removed from this bridge and replaced with a stupid-looking metal guardrail. It appears that they just knocked the concrete off into the creek. Tacky.
As of May 2014 this bridge is permanently closed. Guardrails have been welded across the portals to keep cars out.
It's now open to the public! Went to the dedication ceremony recently and got to drive over it. Glad they restored it!
Bearden's Mill Bridge looks Just like a Bridge going over the Buffalo River near Linden TN in the Rockhouse comminity
Just google up Greensburg Daily News Bridge Project. As of today (5-8) the link of the article is still on the very top. It is titled Commissioners Approve Bid Opening For Bridge Project. The actual talk of the bridge is in the middle of the large article.
Inspected this bridge on 5/7/2014. Road dead-ends in farmer's field to the north. Recently rated and posted at 16 tons single vehicle and 25 tons combination.
I've been waiting for this bridge to appear! I had no idea how to add it. Anyway, this is the ex-CGW bridge removed to straighten Delaware ave. It was actually further east than indicated on the map (actual coordinates: 41.627778,-93.5815). The place noted on the map is indeed the ex-CNW Ames to Des Moines main but no bridge has ever existed there.
Appears to be a Whipple bowstring:
Being brought back to health prior to the execution:
Can you provide a link to the article? I did a brief Google search and wasn't getting anything.
I just read an article that sounds like this stone arch bridge is to be widened which means possible modernization. I know there is like no rail which is dangerous. Only I especially hate to see culverts put under the arches which looks so ugly.
This bridge had to been removed when the new US 50/150 bypass was completed. The bypass began just to the west of this bridge and curved just to the south where a set of twin bridges were built taking US 50 south of Washington instead of through town. Also I may have seen something in Jim Cooper's metal bridge book that there was a similar through truss bridge just to the west of this one across the overflow.
As many Bridgehunter readers know, I have added a multitude of tunnels in West Virginia lately. Many of them are on the Norfolk Southern Railroad, specifically the Pocahontas and Kenova Subdivisions.
I may (probably) have mis-named a few entries. If any locals or any railroad fans know the proper names, please change them as needed.
Definitely ranks at the top of the scale of coolness for me too, and I really like the deck truss span with the polygonal lower chord too!
Extremely unique and unusual structure...I like it too!
I hereby rate this bridge as extreme weirdness. And I like it.
The community has started a change.org petition and a Facebook page.
This is a very short tunnel under a narrow ridge. Beaver Run Road crosses the ridge.
There are two tunnels at Mohegan, WV so I just named the entries as North and South. I will try to research the tunnels I have added to gain more information.
Nice article with picture:
That Strauss lift bridge might be the CB&Q railroad bridge over the Illinois River south of La Salle, Illinois. The bridge upstream of it would be the Illinois Central RR bridge which is still there. The Q bridge was built about 1892 and had no draw span. The shipping interests fought with the RR for years and the Q finally installed what the local newspaper called a "lift span" in 1914. Both the Q and IC bridges are listed on this site but there are no photos of the Q bridge except for the demolition in 1980. The demo plans show a round pier "to be removed" but I've never found evidence that there was a swing span--just the 1914 article calling it a lift span. It kind of looks like the pier left of the sheet piling has a round face unlike the other piers.
I think this guy is related to the one who took out the freshly restored covered bridge in PA. As I've known some very intelligent people that drove trucks, I'm fighting the strong urge to generalize.
Several photos depict a bridge over the "Powder River", which lies in Montana and Wyoming. Chances are it was a Milwaukee Road Bridge, which is now abandoned..I will see if I can track down something more
Oversize load on bridge
The bridge can be seen in the article pictures:
Magnificent set of photos!
Not sure where it was, but this one in the collection appears to show an exceedingly rare direct-lift type of vertical lift bridge. This design was mostly built by Joseph Strauss and also by Charles Louis Strobel.
Althoughit will be patched, this bridge is now doomed:
You would think the Transportation Cabinet would be celebrating this bridge collapsing... they were after all complaining that the cost of blowing this beautiful Modjeski masterpiece up was too expensive... if they will just be patient, it looks like mother nature will bring it down for free.
It may actually match the CON/SPAN movement of the Modern Bridge period.
Yes, Tony, it is an odd pipeline bridge that probably deserves its own listing.
Unusual arched structure next to the RR span appears to be some sort of pipeline bridge.
The coordinates for the CB&Q Roundhouse are: 40.810734,-96.733380
Out of the six photos that are a mystery, I can help with two of them. The second and third from the top are photos of the CB&Q Railroad Yard Roundhouse in Lincoln, NE. The roundhouse and rail yard are still active.
More discussion and background:
There was a discussion of the bridge in the Houston Chronicle:
It may match the building which is clearly from the Corinthian period of the Bauhaus movement.
Anne - thanks for all those photos!! Sorry I can't help with clues as to where they were taken, but I sure enjoyed looking at the construction process.
As of today it is anticipated that this bridge will be available to the city in the first part of 2015. MODoT is controlling the schedule.
Grandview has other projects to link recreational areas in the community with trails and bridges. There's a possibility that appropriate historic bridges will be brought in and used.
Here are a couple of sources discussing this tunnel:
And the "Model Railroader" article which appears to be the source of the information on this bridge listing shows it well downstream from the bridge that this listing claims replaced it.
But that November 1939 Houston Port Book doesn't give a specific location for the bridge through which the barge is passing in the photo.
Reverse image search brought up this:
"I copied this photo some 20 years ago from an old Port of Houston promotional magazine of 1939 found in the engineering library of Texas A&M University at College Station."
Since the second photo was clearly not taken by Mr Butler, what IS its source?
This does not look Greek to me. I don't think it is of Roman origin either, unless they invented this design in Conspantinople.
I heard the same rumors about abandonment north of Stacyville, IA. Would be cool to (legally) get at that truss near Lyle..
C'mon Luke... That was just a bit of editorial dramatization!
This bridge actually did not go over the UP line it went over the old Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railway (Rock Island) line. The bridge for the UP line is about 3/4 of a mile east.
The bridge is now in very poor condition. I live near Glenville and I believe this line from the junction with the UP spine line at Glenville to Lyle, MN will be abandoned. I have seen no trains on this line for a few years, and the ties are in very poor condition. It's sad I really wish there was more train acion other than the plain old UP trains 14 times a day.
According to the following: http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/McCracke...
The same sinkhole that swallowed up the National Corvette Museum is sucking in this bridge. Keith Todd of the KY Transportation Cabinet says, "Among others, Mansfield has requested the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Kentucky Geological Survey to send personnel to the site to assess conditions along the bluff.
“We’ve asked the state Division of Emergency management to come on site to provide additional input,” Mansfield said.
He also noted that with the recent landslide in Washington State, and the sinkhole that developed under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, officials want to get a good grasp of the situation."
"After removal, the vehicle bridge structure will be completely gone and just the train trestle will remain."
Removal ≠ blown up.
BREAKING NEWS! THE BLACK BRIDGE IS TO BE BLOWN UP!
Here are some scanned photos showing different stages of building taken by my grandfather in about 1926-1929.
The only clues are some postcards with place names and some knowledge where my grandfather has worked - Sheridan, Wisconsin and Winslow and Fremont, Bellwood, Nebraska (post redirected from Winslow to Fremont Erikson Bridge camp)
Billings, Montana, Seattle and Ketchikan, Alaska.
I hope the technical details in these photos will be of interest!
This is a three span Pratt through truss bridge with one regular (King?) and two Phoenix spans
Found some more pics:
center span Phoenix:
shot from below abutment on non-Phoenix span side:
former Chicago and Northwestern
former Chicago and Northwestern
only part of Rockford public service (trolley) left
former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific
former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific
former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific line
this is not a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy ether although Chicago, Burlington & Quincy use it also but it was Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific as per all maps i could find
this is former ILLINOIS CENTRAL line
This bridge is closed and going away:
KYTC reports this bridge is in danger of immediate collapse.
I have looked at my Norwegian grandfather's photo album where he has photo's from the 1920's. He worked building railways in different places in the US. The pictures cover many different stages of building, in different places. The only photos with any text are the ones here with the text Powder river. Can someone give me some educated guesses from where these are taken and any background?
The rest of the photos are without any clues but could maybe interest some of you. I can load up some more later.
I grew up in Marinette, Wis., but I remember riding across this bridge several times as a youngster (I was born in 1980). This bridge was lower to the water than the current Main Street bridge and was set exactly perpendicular to the channel. The new Main Street Bridge is set at an oblique angle to accommodate the offset between Dousman Street on the west side of the river and Main Street on the east side of the river.
The reason for the offset is due to the northward shift of Main Street as a result of some urban renewal projects undertaken in the early 1970s. Since the old Main Street Bridge was built in 1923, Main Street was rebuilt about 1/4 of a block to the north of its original location to accommodate the Port Plaza Mall (now demolished) and the Main Street parking garage. This offset, along with the perpendicular orientation of the original Main Street Bridge, required that Main Street take an immediate S curve after the east side bridge landing to line up the old Main Street Bridge with the relocated Main Street, built to the north. While this was not an ideal engineering arrangement, it made for an interesting cityscape in that area.
While I preferred the original arrangement for aesthetic reasons, but I can definitely understand why the Wisconsin DOT and the City of Green Bay would want to reorient the new bridge to eliminate the S-curve. I also thought that the original bridge was more attractive; especially with its four towers.
The link below gives mention to the Phoenixville Bridge Works as well as an overall length of 112 meters / 367.45 feet, consisting of two spans of 56 meters / 183.73 feet each. It appears to originally being a railroad bridge.
Located in northern Brazil / Brasil.
Called the "Ponte Metálica" or "Ponte Metálica de Granja"
as it is located in the town of Granja. Specifically on the east side of town spanning the Rio Coreau.
Opened January 15, 1881.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/R0J1s
Calling out PennDOT for being the bunch of wasteful HACKS that they are!
Bridge declared public and restoration will move forward:
Hey, a smart politician!:
Silly question, why not ferry over some firefighting equipment and set up a firehouse on the other side? It would alleviate the need for higher loads.
The posted comment about the bridge being closed is out of date. As stated up above the comments, the bridge is open to pedestrian traffic as part of the 4.6 mile long Whittier Greenway Trail, which opened in 2008.
Word on the back roads that this bridge is being replaced as of yesterday. Slipped through when we weren't looking north from Kalona.
OK, I'm lost. I have been unable to match this 2 span, Phoenix Column, Whipple through truss with anything in the database. Any ideas? Outside the country?
Its spelled Monona
What a perfect setting and a bridge that we at BACH specialize in
So if you want it to look untouched please allow us to help in restoring her we wouldn't let you down and the bridge would capture all it's formal glory without a bunch of welded plate and A325 bolts ....rivets and care
News of the weird:
This is a Chinese American news organization, I'm not sure if the audience is here or China.
Adding insult to injury (or at least more injury), now flood damage: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140501/rapps-dam-cov...
Here's a nice summary of the situation:
Luckily, it is a covered bridge so it will be restored, if it was an iron truss, it would be toast! (or undamaged...)
The north approach of the bridge collapsed in 1968. The bridge was closed to traffic but the farmers still use ituntil the 1980's.
"A bridge-like structure"?...
So, I guess if they don't consider this to be a bridge then they don't have to worry about demolishing an historic one.
Not that they seem to worry about such things anyway...
I'm bug-eyed right now. I lOVE this bridge. Sue Lepage.
Ferries are a fun ride. They are a good break from driving.
Originally I'm from Astoria and the bridge wasn't there. The ferry got one across the Columbia until 1966.
In downtown Astoria at the end of 14th Street there is what remains of the ferry slip.
The Tourist #3 was my favourite ferry.
The Westport-Puget Island ferry is the last on the lower Columbia.
There is a new ferry under construction to replace the Wahkiakum which is almost 60 years old. The new ferry will be able to carry 22 cars Ten more than theWahkiakum.
The Coast Guard has issues with the present ferry. It isn't compartmented below deck so if a leak develops there is no way to contain the water.
Also the ferry has the old style over the side plumbing
This appears to be a very short tunnel. Again, I do not know its official name.
I don't know the official name for this tunnel, I just named the entry after a local stream.
I will have to play Sergeant Schultz with this one as "I know nothing" about it. I found it thanks to Google Maps.
I assigned it the name "Cherry Hill Tunnel" based on a local place name.
Okay, Railfans, your turn! Have fun with this one!
Photo from the inspection in 2011. Alonzo Pease.com on the plaque probably refers to the Commissioner of Public Works, in 1902.
Closed to vehicle traffic with no plans for rehabilitation. The condition of the longitudinal deck stringers is the most critical defect. Still inspected yearly. Last on 4/17/2014, by me.
I was by the span on 4/30/2014. Not inspecting this one but traveling between other inspection sites. The bridge is open and posted at 10 tons. Gas fracking trucks travel by every few minutes but don't cross the bridge. They do pass under the limited vertical clearance from the eyebars to the anchorage. I watched one miss by inches and I would expect a disaster before too long.