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Posted August 3, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A former railroad bridge now a pedestrian bike trail way.

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Posted August 3, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycoscom)

Root River railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 3, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Railroad swing bridge in Milwaukee.

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Posted August 3, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Brazoria Railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 3, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Black River Railroad bridge drawing.

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Bridge comment
Posted August 2, 2013, by Anonymous

So, about those lift bridge drawings...

Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

The last picture an old Strauss bascule bridge before the bridge was replaced.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

This bridge was buit by the Strauss Engineering Company.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Clearwater River railroad bridge drawing.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Railroad lift bridge.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Louisiana 631 bridge drawing.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Route 3 Banana River bridge drawing.

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DL&W Delaware River Bridge
Posted August 2, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks Luke, its been fixed.

Posted August 2, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Walnut Grove Road bridge drawing.

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Tower Bridge (California)
Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A Tower lift bridge technical drawing.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

A drawing of a fixed positioned swing bridge drawing.

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Posted August 2, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/08/02/newsflyer-1... The newsflyer has a story on this bridge...

Posted August 1, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge may have had another kingpost span as what is left doesn't cross the creek. It's a very interesting structure. Photos uploaded

East Street Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 1, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of the last conversations I ever had in person with my Grandfather, was about the history of this bridge. He was born in 1906, just before the bridge opened, and he passed away in 1996, which was the year it was replaced.

He remembered the streetcars using this bridge when he was a young man, and he also told me about the original wooden deck being replaced with metal grates.

My Grandfather informed me that the new bridge, which had not yet been completed, would use the original pylons from the old bridge. The new bridge does not use trusses for the approach spans, but the main span is a modern polygonal Warren through truss. While it does not have history or some of the intricate details of the old span, it is nice looking bridge.

Update on the HB Weekend in Iowa
Posted August 1, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Hi all,

This is the last posting regarding this event as I'm in the process of flying over to Iowa from Germany. So here are some last minute announcements:

1. For those who missed the deadlines of 15 July and 29 July in submitting the registration for the dinner portion of the HB Weekend, not to worry. Just come to the events and register in person. There will be someone there who will figure out who registered and who didn't but wants to participate anyway. At the moment, we're expecting between 20-30 for the dinners with more joining on the fun with the bridgehunting, yet I'm expecting more to come to the Weekend as a whole as news has gotten around and the interest in the weekend is very high. We'll just wait and see who else will come apart from the ones confirmed to come.

2. As a warm-up to the HB Weekend, I produced a pair of quizzes for you to guess. Answers will come at the HB Weekend and the 28th of August, for those who cannot make it. The links: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/08/01/iowa-transp... and http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/08/01/iowa-transp...

3. I'm still looking for bridge-related items for the Friday Night Raffle and Sunday Silent Auction. If you have any items you wish to give away, please let me know and stop be the HB Weekend. This includes bridge parts, post cards, cups, framed pictures, etc.

4. We'll start our bridgehunting tour at 10:00am on Friday 9 August at the Old Barn Resort in Preston, MN. We'll be meeting some pontists coming from Wisconsin in Lanesboro before heading south into Iowa. More information on the tour can be found in the Chronicles' pages entitled HB Weekend.

Hope to see you all at the Weekend. One week from tomorrow! :-)

JS

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

Once upon a time, this bridge was to be rehabbed. Based on the photo from Janis, it is obvious this has not happened. The least they could do is get a lawn mower out and cut the grass on the bridge deck.

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

This was is one of those bridges with stone spandrel walls and corrugated steel arch. They were often built in the 1930s; this is apparently a late example. I posted the Historic Bridge Inventory photos. You can barely see the stone abutment wingwall in the Street view. The stone is clearly visible in Bing Bird's Eye View. Based on the Street View versus the inventory photos, it appears they cut down the parapet and replaced it with Armco guardrail.

Posted July 31, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

7/28/13 Couldn't tell if there's an arch there or not. Steep embankment & muddy. Zoomed in on the satellite view & it doesn't look like an arch. Lots of traffic when we were there.

Posted July 31, 2013, by brandon (brandon_hilligas [at] hotmail [dot] com)

is it haunted? my uncle was talking to someone that was out there taking a bunch of pictures at night and caught a photo of a woman on the bridge.

Want a REAL challenge? Here's a Tennessee Bridge pic that is ooooold!
Posted July 31, 2013, by Steven (stevenwilliamfelix [at] gmail [dot] com)

This photograph of a long ago and distant relative was taken somewhere in Tennessee. Anyone recognize it? Circa 1860s - 1900.

Posted July 31, 2013, by Russell Blackburn

I think it is same bridge.I remember reading in the star beacon(local newspaper for Ashtabula county)that the Rt193 bridge over Ashtabula river would be closed for repair this past summer.

Posted July 31, 2013, by jayhawk

It has to be the same bridge, but it could use some further investigation. It looks like the railings were repaired and painted white.

You can see the arch in 2012 imagery and there's no way a 24' wide two lane bridge could be built today.

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

Maybe it was an error. In Ohio 1900 means they have no clue when it was built. I checked the Historic Bridge Inventory and there is no listing for a bridge with this SFN, nor the previous SFN for this crossing.

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 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/

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.

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

This bridge was formerly use by the Oregon Electric railroad.

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

Illinois River railroad lift bridge drawing.

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

Houston railroad swing bridge drawing.

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

Maine's Carlton lift bridg drawing with double deck.

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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)

Union Pacific railroad bridge drawing of a girder type.

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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 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!

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...

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

Thanks!

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.

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?

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 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 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.

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.

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

Saugus River railroad bridge drawing.

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

Twin Cities Road bridge drawing.

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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.

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 Steve Johnston

I had to figure out why I thought it was CRI&P. I was fairly sure Its the same track that goes through Royal and Rossie. I know that the track through was RI. I forgot about the fact that the C&NW took over the line when the Rock Island went out of Business in 1980. The line originally was Rock Island's when it was first built till 80 or 81. UP actually owned it when was abandoned around 1999.

Posted July 26, 2013, by Mark Dellbringge

Drive-by on June 10th, 2013 showed the old Ironton city limits sign had been replaced.

Posted July 26, 2013, by jayhawk

At one point in time the crime on the Missouri side got so bad that someone (the city?) hired a security guard. That lasted for a couple months until media coverage of the thefts died down and then the security guard disappeared.

There is supposed to be a camera in the parking lot, but it's not surprising that the SLMPD never showed up. You should call and ask to see the security footage.

Posted July 25, 2013, by Phil Hammond (phillip_hammond [at] att [dot] net)

R.I.P Tarters Ferry Bridge

Posted July 25, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The line that existed under here was a line of the Chicago & Northwestern.

Posted July 25, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] orgb)

This was not the first Scherzer.That honor

goes to the Metropolitan WeSt Side Elevated RailRoad Bridge

Posted July 25, 2013, by Harry Few (hfew1 Ayahoo [dot] com)

Decided to take a walk on the bridge today, July 25. With my daughter who just arrived from CalIFORNIA.pARKED ON THE MO side, when we returned the window was broken. Someone had attempted to break in. Called 911, waited for an hour and then left for home. The van I parked next to was also broken into. The people in the van were tourists visiting from the Netherlands.All their luggage, including passports were stolen.

This is the jurisdiction of the St. Louis City.

I would not recommend anyone visiting the bridge from the Missouri side.The lack of law enforcment in this area makes it unsafe to visit.

Posted July 25, 2013, by Jill Craig

Not Loch Lynn, Garrett County, but Bayard, West Virginia. Other entry for this bridge is more correct.

Mahned Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted July 25, 2013, by BUCKEY SNOTBALL (TAILPIPE6652 [at] PUNCHBOWL [dot] NET)

BBBBBBBLLLLAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted July 25, 2013, by Don Morrison

So, it appears that the bank behind the abutment eroded after the bridge was removed.

Thanks for finding that imagery.

Mahned Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted July 25, 2013, by JOHN OVERSTREET (JHOVERSTREET [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

i would love to have a chance to fully investigate this cold case if the freeman family would give me permission. i can get a copy of the ORIGIONAL COLD CASE through THE STATE OPEN RECORDS ACT and THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT and i am a CERTIFIED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR/DETECTIVE. i do not want money but a chance to solve this case. FOR FREE. I DO NOT WANT NOTHING BUT TO PUT TWO(2)SUSPECTS AWAY. i used to hang out at that bridge in the early 90s myself. it was a hangout for every TOM AND HARRY everywhere. mainly from Petal and Hattiesburg. ive hunted and fished and swam in the river.even camped out thier. i just hate that stuff happening and ruining lives and good places and friendships. THIS IS NOT A REGULAR DISAPPEARANCE. SHE WAS TARGETED. THIS IS A HATE CASE FOR A CERTAIN REASON. THIS WAS NOT RANDOM. THIS YOUNG LADY WAS TARGETED FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. SO WAKEUP EVERYONE. (WHY) JUST SAY...THINGS ARE OUT OF PLACE FOR THIS TO BE REGULAR. I,VE 20 YEARS OF UNDERSTANDING THIS PARTICULAR COLDCASE. i have reasons.I HAVE A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THIS CASE MORE THAN THE LAW DOES OR ANYONE ELSE. GOD BLESS

old bridge gets starring role in new TV show
Posted July 25, 2013, by Andrew Pearce (apearce2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

aka "Bridge hunting the easy way"

If you're watching the new CBS summer drama "Under The Dome" you've surely noticed that white turn of the century Pratt bridge where so many scenes take place. Lattice verticals, original guard rail, etc. There's even a scene under the bridge where we get to see the underpinnings and the tapered walkway supports. Pretty sweet.

This is the Henry Forden Bridge in New Hanover County NC, also known as the 6th Avenue Bridge.

http://bridgehunter.com/nc/new-hanover/1290033/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/nhbridges/pool/

http://www.cbs.com/shows/under-the-dome/photos/1000531/seaso...

Harry Forden Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 25, 2013, by Andrew Pearce

Pretty certain that this is the bridge in nearly every episode of the CBS show "Under the Dome".

Huntsinger Bridge
Posted July 25, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Whoops, my bad.

Posted July 25, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The aerial imagery shows construction equipment fo rthe new bridge in the 80s imagery:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=600414&y0=...

and this bridge gone in the 90s imagery:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=600414&y0=...

So I'm going to make the conjecture that the old bridge was removed after the current bridge was built in 82

Posted July 24, 2013, by Don Morrison

This bridge is the one in the duplicate listing named Huntzinger bridge.

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/fayette/huntzinger/

One J.W. Huntsinger owned this land in 1896.

These entries need to be merged.

Posted July 24, 2013, by Larry Brown (larrybrown [at] iowatelecom [dot] net)

This bridge was built in 1891 over the White Breast Creek, just north of Dallas, Marion County,(now Melcher-Dallas). It was taken down in 1926 and moved to Marysville. By 1968 it had gotten so bad that it was divided in two pieces. One 40' section went to the Marion County Park and the other 40' to a county owned site. Both sections are still standing.

Posted July 24, 2013, by chuck c (chuckc39 [at] live [dot] com)

demo began monday 7/22. As of today 7/24 the deck is gone and the steel is all down in the river. The approaches are all thats left. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in october.

Posted July 24, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] org)

This predecessor to the existing bridge was never known as The Lyric Opera Bridge.


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