i still see this bridge in google imagery and it is still in the nbi as of 2015. can you confirm its gone?
Appearantly this bridge is involved in a bizzare 29 year old event where they dump loads of rubber duckies from the bridge each year. It's called the Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race... There is a video of it on Youtube but not that many shots of the bridge, but it is bizzare to say the least.
70 years and 4 days ago this bridge was destroyed and many over 150 lives lost when on April 1'st the Aleutian Islands Earthquake struck creating a tsunami that devastated the Alaskan and Hawaiian coasts. However where a dark cloud is a silver lining exists and this ones silver lining was good.
After the tsunami a new warning system was put in place so that a disaster of this magnitude never happened again.
So I found a video on Youtube with some great closeup footage of the rivets and trestlework for all my fellow bridge nuts its worth a look http://youtu.be/GFqyx-6K8QQ
This bridge is not even deficient either, it is in fair condition according to the report. This is really an atrocity, as its replacement will be an eyesore. Luckily one youtuber had the bright idea to film a drive across it http://youtu.be/oFo88nVgDKw so there is video record of it's existence as well as photographs.
Where does the West Lilac Road bridge lead to? Start from?
Nathan my question is how did they let a covered bridge get into such bad shape? It does not say good things for thd state of this counties historic bridges if they let a usually favored covered bridge get to such a poor state. I truly am afraid of what condition this counties historic non covereds are in. Tbh I do not believe this county cares at all and will probably let this bridge deteriorate and collapse.
Article on the sale of the Lilac Bridge and the new bridge proposal: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/04/04/lilac-bridg... Bland and tasteless replacement if you ask me...... ;-P
I'll fix it when I'm back on a real computer unless someone else wants to fix it in the mean time.
This one is a bit or a conundrum, it's a wood covered bridge but it has a unique design that is essentially a bowstring with wood compression and iron tension members. Is this the long lost missing link or is it an abomination? :^)
Bridge was on Fillmore Street, dam a half block north of bridge, according to 1874 Andreas atlas.
Actually it was gone by the 1980s. The new IA 92 alignment (east of Knoxville) and bridge was completed in 1977.
Heavily damaged in a high wind event 4.02.16
Photo gallery > http://goo.gl/25W2I1
I think this is a duplicate bridge
I put the marker at my best guess.
Considering it was rehabilitated in 2000, no.
Royce,was it you or anonymous who gave me the information since you are both on the previous comment about the bridges height?Don't want to give the credit to the wrong person.
Thanks anonymous for the information about the height of the bridges.Now i can tell my fiancee what i found out.
Is there any record of this bridge being destroyed in or about 1976?
From Arkansas Democrat Gazette article by Bill Bowden, 4/3/16: Restoration scheduled to begin on the Maple Street bridge after completion of Lafayette St. bridge. Contract awarded to Crossland Heavy Contractors of Columbus, Kansas, to do the $1.73 million restoration on both the Lafayette St. bridge and the Maple St. bridge. Fayetteville's city engineer Chris Brown said sidewalks will be wider along both bridges, encouraging more pedestrian traffic. The lights also will be replaced, Brown said. He said the restoration work should take about three months on each bridge. Restoration is scheduled to be complete by September 9, 2016.
From Arkansas Democrat Gazette article by Bill Bowden, 4/3/16: Restoration finally begun on the Lafayette Street bridge on March 31, 2016. Contract awarded to Crossland Heavy Contractors of Columbus, Kansas, to do the $1.73 million restoration on both the Lafayette St. bridge and the Maple St. bridge. Fayetteville's city engineer Chris Brown said sidewalks will be wider along both bridges, encouraging more pedestrian traffic. The lights also will be replaced, Brown said. He said the restoration work should take about three months on each bridge.
In the text, they refer to the PCC&StL to the as "Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh", so the caption may be referring to that nickname.
The description in the book is correct for this bridge, but the picture identifies a bridge "West of Pittsburg"...So I don't believe it to be the right photo. No Pittsburg in this area.
Spot on BT... Same here! ;-)
The height from the span to the water is 174 feet. Which ranks it 69th in the US.
They've taken out a section of the ROW roadbed between the depot and the culvert for a business driveway. They're also cutting trees along the ROW.
So far the culvert is left intact....
This bridge is being replaced this summer
This bridge is being replaced this summer.
This bridge is being replaced this summer.
That's how I roll, Tony. I'm a bridge and beer enthusiast.I prefer my beer Modern/Not Historic though. ;)
This bridge is now being replaced.
My fiancee said it was the Delaware Memorial Bridge.Can you find out the height of these bridges if possible?My fiancee is curious.
Me and my fiancee drove past this bridge today being 4-2-16 and the bridge is still standing and the road is still closed.
I just heard that Holth and McOmber were detained at the Governors Mansion yielding assault rifles!
I must have been plastered the entire trip! I won the karaoke contest and don't even remember it...dang!!!
Must have been hangin' with Ben Tate!
Mystery Bridge article: Can you help? http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/04/02/mystery-bri...
I believe both the Delaware Memorial Bridges and the The Chesapeake Bay Bridge have driving assistance programs as well.
Need to be careful though,April Fools joke today policy tomorrow. :)
Did you miss out on last year's meetup? Here is what you missed. The 2015 Bridgehunter's event was hosted by Luke Harden and his wife in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Luke thrilled attendees by loading up content while engaging in a high speed chase. Harden refused to disclosure whether or not this was a factor in a previous wreck he was involved. "Trade secrets," he said smiling. Others showing up over the three day seminar included Tony Dillon and Robert Elder who placed first and second in the Karaoke competition belting out the sounds of Elvis, Burning Love, and in a tribute to Luke, a police officer, Jailhouse Rock. James Baughn wandered in having lost his shirt in a Bridge match with the Haleys, Royce and Bobette, with Dave King thrown in for the foursome. The crowd admired that James had finally done it. A tattoo of the Eads Bridge graced across his chest. "Thanks." James said. "But I need to find another shirt." Nathan Holth raced to the scene fresh from researching draw bridges of Milwaukee, a book that he said would hopefully be in stores soon. James asked about his other book, the Port Huron one. Holth, frowned, "I was the author of the original Port Huron bridge book ..." he began. "Not the watered down second draft." Nonetheless his name remained as an author. When it came to the final toast to a weekend well spent, to lost spans and fellow pontists, George Oakley, Matt Lohry, and John Marvig raised glasses of orange Super Sip for obvious reasons. As Julie Bowers, dressed as Santa's helper elf, cried out "Happy Bridgehunting to all and to all a Good night!" Stay tuned for the 2016 Bridgehunter's Colloquy!
Kind of knew it!
Out of curiosity, why do you think it is made by Phoenix? The nearby Dingman's Ferry Bridge is made using Phoenix Columns but this one is not. That doesn't mean it wasn't made by Phoenix, so I'm just curious if you have info that you can share.
PS. here is a postcard on-line of this bridge postmarked 1908:
Those Pedophiles need to be murdered and put in prison and the parents should not leave a child with a sick pedophile of a sick grown man and woman, children should be protected and watched like hawks at all times regardless. Nothing more it's about control and I hope some people like Arts who gets it on bridgehunter discussion board realizes that America is going to be a communist state. It has nothing to do with bridges and taking photos with cameras and smart phones.
Matt,is the bridge still there?
Good one Jason.Almost had me believing it.
Anonymous,any damage done to the bridge from this clown?
Barry,amazing you saw that.If you aren't looking you can't see it.
Nathan,i did ask my fiancee if this was the bridge and she said the bridge she remembers is between Pa. and N.J.If not between Pa. and N.J. maybe N.Y.
Does anyone know anything about the Phoenixville Truss Bridge that crosses the Raymondskill Creek at the old site of the Hotel Schanno? I'm looking for historical info.
Douglas, you'll need to start working on Canadian bridges or do the cross boarder bridges from the Canadian side; Canada still protects your bridge photo freedoms!
I believe that was the old Rte 50 bridge going over the Alplaus creek, just south of Burnt Hills. There were mills there.
That is another way of taking your freedoms away taking pictures out side without a license what nonsense is that? Here goes America for you down the drain!!!
I am so glad someone finally thought of the children!!
Sen. Leonard "Lirpa" Sloof should be our next president, because "nobody" could be better than the candidates we have right now!
I look forward to the first of April post on bridgehunter each year....
All I have to say is Legendary.
Carson City (Bridge News Network) In a stunning announcement, Nevada Governor April Phule announced that the state will preserve every last remaining truss bridge within its borders.
In a press conference on the capitol steps, she declared that, "truss bridges tell us not only about our transportation history, but also about our engineering history. Reading about them in a textbook is not good enough. People need to be able to view them in person to appreciate the craftsmanship of the fabricators, builders, and engineers".
The decision came after a meeting with Transportation Director Joe Kizonu. Mr. Kizonu, speaking at the press conference, noted that, "the responsibility to provide good modern roads for commercial vehicles does not absolve us of our responsibility to preserve one of our greatest resources, the truss bridge. I have been to other states and seen the horrific destruction of truss bridges that continues unabated. After a final trip over the Eggner's Ferry Bridge last week, I decided that enough is enough. The men and women of Nevada deserve better, as do the truss bridges of Nevada."
Mr. Squire Whipple, director of the Nevada Historical Society applauded the Governor's decision. He stated that, "so many visitors to Nevada have no idea that we have truss bridges here. If only we could promote these structures, we could attract many bridge hunters who overlook our fair state. With this new policy in place, these pontists will always have trusses to view. In fact, it won't be long until anybody who wants to visit a historic truss bridge will have to come to Nevada."
LMFAO! Ha ha ha!!! You got to do a more creative job to get me convinced that the Nathan Holth Law will go into effect. Who's going to catch and report the photographers, half-naked fat men accusing us outsiders of "hunting," like that old fart did in Fayette Co., IA in 2011? HA!!! ;-)
I was downtown the other day and wanted to see what progress if any they have made with the rehab. It looks like they have been working on the bridge for a little while.
I thought that Obama was our present day dictator. See, two can play this game. I don't support either one, btw.
A truck bearing the visage of our modern-day Benito Mussolini, Donald Trump got stuck under this bridge a few days ago: http://wnep.com/2016/03/30/trump-truck-stuck/
Look at the bird's eye view of Lewisburg. To the left of the covered bridge on the Lewisburg (west) side of the river, you will see a thing that looks as if it is a very tall smokestack. That is the old water system standpipe to provide water pressure. The road bridge crossed immediately to the left of the standpipe from Market Street. This I presume is the truss listed as having been built in 1910 and replaced in 1987. There was no crossing here for about a year while the new bridge was being built.
Well, at least he won't kill any more bridges...
Scott County, Iowa, according to his obituary.
Wow, what an ass. I wonder where he found work after that.
This bridge used to cross the Mendenhall River in Juneau; it was known as the Brotherhood Bridge. When it was replaced there in the early 1960s it was moved to Haines.
Does anyone have an educated guess on the builder?
Middle of three bridges at this location.
This bridge is being scrapped in just a few months per AHTD.
There are three bridges at this location, This is the northern most bridge. The road itself is in poor condition, but the bridge is still accessible on foot.
This bridge does not appear on the 2015 NBI. Google Maps indicates that it may be closed to traffic. Hopefully it won't become a pile of scrap...
I do know many people are uncomfortable driving over Michigan's Mackinac Bridge, and that the Mackinac Bridge Authority provides driving services for these people:
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has a "Drivers Assistance Program" available 24/7 for all vehicle types. The program provides drivers for motorists who are uncomfortable with driving across the Mackinac Bridge.
I need help in locating a bridge.My fiancee told me about a bridge that was so high over water that she would pass out.She also told me the bridge would have people on hand to drive your vehicle across if you couldn't drive.I'm pretty sure this bridge is in the area of the northeastern U.S.I also think i heard of this bridge.It wasn't the bay bridge over Chesapeake Bay on rte.13 because i already showed her that one.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Art.Now people like me won't be confused when they look at these 2 bridges.
It appears that this bridge has been removed.
Used to travel under that bridge many times going to the Garland Dump, the Garland auto impound lot (operated by my Uncle) and to Rowlett. Road was always crap but the bridge was always a narrow treat. There is a sister bridge like it further down the line in Rowlett.
Actually, this narrow gauge railroad bridge was built after the one further south (between Primm Valley Resort and Whiskey Pete's).
After a few years of operation the railroad was replaced by monorail track and eventually abandoned in the early 2000's due to low ridership between Buffalo Bill's and Whiskey Pete's.
This little and easily overlooked historic bridge is about to take its place in preservation history as Bach Steel commences shop riveting on March 31, 2016 as part of the comprehensive rehabilitation of this historic bridge. This project will be the first active highway bridge to receive new rivets in Michigan in decades (all riveting projects in recent Michigan history were for pedestrian bridges).
Genuine, historically correct rivets rather than modern bolts should be considered the ONLY acceptable way to rehabilitate a riveted bridge in keeping with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Michigan has taken the lead in historic bridge preservation by recognizing this fact, with a total of THREE active historic highway bridges in 2016 to be rehabilitated with riveting to be a part of the contract.
Other states DOTs and SHPOs need to take notice of Michigan and follow its lead, along with a growing number of states that have done projects with riveting. Riveting is safe, cost-effective, and the only way to rehabilitate riveted bridges in keeping with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Jay Thanks for posting this photo.
This map shows the interurban (Ohio Electric) crossing at Main Street, so I'd assume that there were two bridges..
My husband proposed to me on that bridge Aug. 2010. Beautiful!
I found several cards from Eaton, OH with an identical bridge next to a trolley bridge over Seven Mile Creek but they are labeled Main St. Are the cards mislabeled or was there a sister to this bridge on Main St. or was the Main St. bridge moved here at some point?
According to uglybridges.com the latest available inspection is 63 out of 100. Deck: Satisfactory, Superstructure: Fair, and Substructure: Satisfactory
I kept this name and added the 'Iron Bridge' name to alternates as I think it will be easier to find. If anyone is unhappy with the decision, let me know.
You're right, I'll try to consolidate.
Looks like this is a duplicate entry
Easy to miss, the other one is listed as Saratoga County. The Hudson River is the separation between Saratoga and Warren Counties, so it should be listed as both
I corrected the marker location based on Sandy pointing out that it was the railroad bridge rather than the road bridge.
I don't know if the truss bridge that is presently was the direct replacement or if there was a bridge the existed between the two.
It might also be the remains of something that someone thought worth preserving, at least visually. There's a story here, probably more than someone put some aged lumber over steel stringers.
There's probably someone local who could explain.
I didn't see the bucket on the satellite imagery.That's why i thought what it was.
Am i seeing things or is this bridge the same as the New Bridge-Lewisburg PA.?
Is this truss bridge i see on google maps the truss bridge that replaced the covered bridge?
NRHP Nomination Attached.
Especially one that (although a ruin) was when built among the earliest and largest of its kind in the entire state of Michigan. Please refer to my well-researched page here: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=mi...
A concrete tee beam isn't a UCEB.
I remember this bridge well. It was replaced sometime in the 1980's. It had, at the end, a steel deck which was very narrow. It was two lanes, but it was a near thing. Will someone who has editing power please go through and correct the spellings of Susquehanna.
Great news to hear of the reopening! Will have to check it out this September when I'm in Boonville. I suppose they would have to drop the lift span to make it passable.
Ahh, ordinary UCEB.....
They stand by their slogan, "delightfully tacky yet unrefined."
Apparently you don't go to Hooters for the food... or the bridges!
I don't get it, wouldn't Hooters want a metal truss bridge (not covered)? I didn't think people went to Hooters to see things being covered up.
Art is this an indication that you would like to turn your truss bridges into covered bridges?
Not sure when the collapse happened, but as of March 2016 a large portion of the decking had collapsed down into the creek. See photo.