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Posted January 20, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a converted RR bridge that dates well before 1930.

Posted January 20, 2015, by Dan Gier (mcbigd [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry gang but you have this Bridge in the wrong county should be Miller not Morgan....

Posted January 19, 2015, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

It should be noted that there are two Moulton Junctions: the Wabash Railroad referred to the Wabash/CB&Q crossing, in Moulton proper, as Moulton Junction. The second Moulton Jct. was named by the APNC, as is reflected in Dylan's history.

Posted January 19, 2015, by Bob Poortinga (bh [dot] 10 [dot] bobp [at] xoxy [dot] net)

Monroe County has acquired the RoW of the IC Indiana Southern and this former branch line is going to be converted to a trail. This bridge will either be refurbished or replaced, along with the wooden trestle along Victor Pike south of this bridge.

US82 Viaduct (Arkansas)
Posted January 19, 2015, by Debbie Joyner (debjoyner5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just thought you might like to know that the powers that be in El Dorado, AR have decided, in their 'infinite wisdom' (ha) to tear down this stately, historic bridge. This was documented in the El Dorado New Times on December 25, 2014. Merry Christmas, residents! Yet another piece of El Dorado's incredible history is set to be destroyed!

Posted January 19, 2015, by Rick McOmber (rickvic8 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for sharing, and glad its still standing. Any pictures of the Cole road pony truss next to it?

Posted January 18, 2015, by Bob Hageman (rvhjr1945 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Short's Bridge probably named for John Short who opened and owned the Moss Bank Coal Mines in what would become Vermilion Heights. It was the bridge that preceded the Woolen Mill Bridge.

Posted January 18, 2015, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anybody know why this bridge is slated for demo? My Google-fu is turning up nothing.

Posted January 17, 2015, by Rick Skinner (pennsy22 [at] verizon [dot] net)

The construction company was the FrankFORT Construction Company, as in Frankfort, Indiana. Not FrankFURT, as in Germany! It's painted on the bridge and it's on the Historic marker that is in the picture albumn. This has been miscited on numerous other web pages too.

Posted January 17, 2015, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Boy, it sure seems odd that an UNCOVERED wood truss bridge would last from 1870 thru the 1930's.

Posted January 17, 2015, by Brandon Cooper

That helped a lot and added some valuable information to this here bridge.

Posted January 17, 2015, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Big Four is getting a computerized light system soon. Can't wait to check it out and get some pictures of the bridge lit up.

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/07/11/c...

Posted January 17, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted January 17, 2015, by Vicci Nolan (viccimn [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Depending on who you ask, Bucks Bar Bridge is scheduled to be torn down for different reasons. Our beautiful, 75-year-old bridge, deserves a reason for destruction. Or will it be a quiet victim of the El Dorado county's quest for more federal grant money?

https://www.facebook.com/savebucksbarbridge?ref=aymt_homepag...

Posted January 17, 2015, by Luke

That's one hell of a misnomer.

Posted January 17, 2015, by Ian Martin

According to this link, (http://www.nyow.org/owremains_part1.pdf) this is actually a former NYC/RW&O connecting track to the NYO&W station, so I guess the trail's name isn't totally correct.

McGregor Bridge (New Hampshire)
Posted January 17, 2015, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

I came across a bit of information which had me editing an older blog entry. It also led to the collection of enough information to recently add The McGregor here.

The Blog piece, while more about the history of the crossing than that of The McGregor, it does hold additional information, not seen here on the data page.

For those interested in the history of BIBCO, it also pictures a company advertisement which seems to be the only image of this bridge where its structure can be seen in its entirety.

https://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/a-riddles-answ...

Posted January 17, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Zach,

No reason to feel stupid; its a perfectly valid question! This is indeed a Pratt through truss; Warren trusses always have diagonals alternating direction with each panel over the full length of the truss, where Pratts typically have only verticals and only diagonals that slope inward toward the center of the truss. In many cases (such as this), the center panel(s) may have opposite diagonals to form an "X" for added strength, but they do not continue through the entire truss.

I'm not sure that this entry is the same as the other one you mention; that says its a pony truss, and this one is a through truss, but that could be a mistake too.

Posted January 17, 2015, by Zachary S

I feel stupid for asking, since I spend so much time looking at historic truss bridges and reading as much as I can since getting into bridge hunting a year and a half ago, and therefore should know, but... this would be considered a Pratt, right? I was initially a little stumped because I have not encountered a Pratt with similar ties and counters in this area. I thought at first it might be a Warren but I gravitated more towards Pratt after further looking into it...

Also this might possibly be the same as the Bull Mountain Creek bridge entry. I am not certain. But I have yet to find a truss at the location mentioned in that entry, which is based on NBI data and is only a couple miles from this bridge.

Bear Creek Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted January 17, 2015, by Zachary S

Yeah, it is pin connected. My guess is that 1951 is probably a rehab date or the date that it was moved here... the NBI is not always as helpful as it is in other situations. I'd guess late 1920s as an overall build date maybe?

Bear Creek Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted January 16, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

This does not seem to be an especially old bridge, but it does seem to be very old-fashioned, including what looks like pin connections. Could it have been moved from elsewhere?

Posted January 16, 2015, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe this bridge and the Stephenville Crossing Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/tx/hamilton/bh49327/) are duplicate pages. This page has the NBI data. The pages should be merged if I am correct.

Posted January 16, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted January 16, 2015, by Anonymous

A builder has not been named for this bridge and, although not documented, the concrete footings may have been added by Walter Sharp Bridge Co.

Posted January 16, 2015, by Anonymous

This bridge could have been built by Walter Sharp since it is an example of the type of construction he was experimenting with during this time of its construction.

Posted January 16, 2015, by Kerry Wano (kerrywano [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted January 16, 2015, by Fred (godfreycolt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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Posted January 16, 2015, by Fred (godfreycolt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

1930s Dog river bridge

Posted January 16, 2015, by Fred (godfreycolt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

1930 dog river bridge 29 model a ford Eltha Rene Daniell

Posted January 16, 2015, by Luke

From what I've read at NASA's site, the canal system has no name.

Posted January 16, 2015, by Richard A Johnson (revrjohnson [at] juno [dot] com)

Many fond memories crossing the bridge whether in a car or the old street car.

Posted January 16, 2015, by Douglas Butler

I wonder which name of the Canal it crosses?

Posted January 16, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted January 16, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Matt,

I hope you are right, but when I read it, it seemed like much less of a sure thing, just a possible option. My concern is that the county just spent $650K three years ago and the fix was supposed to last 50 years. Now, just three years later, they are being told that the bridge has $1.8M worth of problems. That may cause a very strong negative reaction! Hopefully someone like Nels can go down and fix the bridge for a fraction of the quote.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted January 16, 2015, by Anonymous (mechanicman86 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a recent picture in 2014 of this bridge

Posted January 15, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Art,

All is not lost though... It is being replaced, but preserved for pedestrian use, according to the first paragraph of the article! :)

Posted January 15, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Of course, since it's a covered bridge, the word "renovations" is appropriate...if it were a metal truss bridge, the word "replacement" would be used instead.

Posted January 15, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted January 15, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here we go again!:

Benton County to replace historic bridge

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jan/15/benton-county...

Posted January 15, 2015, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Per INDOT, this bridge has been closed since 2013.

Posted January 15, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is the latest news. The new bridge is scheduled to open sometime next month, February 2015.

http://djournal.com/news/tallahatchie-river-bridge-work-near...

Posted January 15, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

By next month, this cantilever will be gone. Demolition may start this week. If you want to see the bridge, you had better catch the next plane to Kansas City.

http://cjonline.com/news/2015-01-15/crews-demolish-parts-fai...

Posted January 15, 2015, by Johnny Burnham (johnnyburnham [at] ymail [dot] com)

Was the arson in 1989 ever solved? I read it burned down. Are there any more photos of the covered bridge and new bridge?

Thank You!

Johnny Burnham

Posted January 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A new bridge has been built and the historic bridge left standing next to the replacement.

Posted January 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bascule bridge is behind a security checkpoint in a NASA rocket testing facility. Just tell them you are with BridgeHunter and are here to photo the bridge and I am sure they will just wave you on through...

I actually don't even know if this bridge is historic or not. But it has the look of a Chicago style bascule. Maybe someone who works at the space center will find this page and tell us about the bridge... or even better supply photos!

Posted January 14, 2015, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

It looks like some vestiges of this bridge are still visible on the satellite view.

Posted January 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The 1925 date is questionable too.

Posted January 14, 2015, by Mark Milat (mmilat2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pony Truss?????????????????

Posted January 13, 2015, by phillip shoop (psilovetrains [at] aol [dot] com)

this bridge has been demolished by Amtrak because of fears that it would collapse.

2014 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Winners
Posted January 13, 2015, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Hi all,

Well, despite the extension of the deadline, the results of the 2014 Ammann Awards and the Author's Choice Awards have been tallied and published. To find out how your candidates fared out, click here:

AUTHOR'S CHOICE

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2015/01/14/2014-ammann...

RESULTS PART ONE

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2015/01/14/2014-ammann...

RESULTS PART TWO

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2015/01/14/2014-ammann...

Some interviews and tributes to bridge engineers are to follow. Stay tuned. :-)

Thank you for voting.

JS

Posted January 13, 2015, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not of great significance but I'm a sucker for lattice.

Posted January 13, 2015, by Dave (potiukd [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's nice to see a lovely old bridge like this saved and rehabilitated.

Iron Truss Bridge from Daggett, CA
Posted January 13, 2015, by Nicholas Webster (nictrain123 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hello, I am searching for a iron truss bridge that was formerly located north of the town of Daggett, California. It was reported to have been used by a 3ft narrow-gauge railroad called the Daggett-Calico Railroad until 1907 when the line was moved to Lang, and the bridge was kept in place and reused as a road bridge up till about 1943 when it was moved to either Central or South America, where it is reported to still be in use.

I am a historian of the area around this town and I am curious to know where exactly the bridge is now, if it is still being used or scrapped. All I know is that it was moved down south. I know you guys probably don't look into bridge located outside the U.S., but if you guys have any information for me regarding this certain bridge, I would really like to know to add it to a book I'm writing about the railroad it served.

Thank you.

Posted January 13, 2015, by Remick Bloss (remickbl [at] gmail [dot] com)

There was a bridge over MO 110 at Cameron, Mo that used to belong to the C, B, & Q. It may still be in place over the highway. It seems that these bridges are always removed to enlarge roadways. The google image I saw was July 2014.

Gauley River Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 13, 2015, by Rock Foster (rock [at] lhtot [dot] com)

In 2000 this bridge was officially named by the WV Legislature - "Hughes Bridge".

Posted January 13, 2015, by Zachary S

The most interesting part of this bridge for me was the supporting systems below and the approach; the truss span itself sits on an old stone abutment directly atop a bluff on the west end, with no approach, and the east end of the truss span is on tall lally columns, followed by a fairly long approach atop a slender steel beam supporting system. The other stone abutment is at the far end of the approach span.

Posted January 13, 2015, by Melissa Jones (jonespbc [at] mac [dot] com)

This bridge was closed by Washington County on Jan. 12, 2015, due to structural deficiencies.

I like this new bridge concept - it floats lightly on the landscape!
Posted January 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bridge supported by helium balloons as a work of art!:

http://entertainmentblogpictures.blogspot.com/2013/12/pont-d...

Posted January 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Website geared towards the bridge's preservation:

http://www.saveourbowlinggreenbridge.com/

Posted January 12, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thanks so much for posting the photo... definitely looks close, they even got the rebar set for the railing.

Cochranton Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted January 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted January 12, 2015, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's pretty far along; you can see it on the right in the distance. The deck appeared to be completed.

Posted January 12, 2015, by Dylan Ulin

The bridge was replaced during the fall of 2012 with a low water crossing

Posted January 12, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

New moveable median barrier installed. Article, lots of photos at http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Golden-Gate-Bridge-wor...

Posted January 11, 2015, by Randy (randy [at] locojoe [dot] com)

From up top. Photo taken in May of 2013. RIP.

Posted January 11, 2015, by Randy (randy [at] locojoe [dot] com)

Close up of the plaque. Taken 01-11-2015

Posted January 11, 2015, by Jack Scurlock (scurlock [at] gower [dot] net)

Yes, the bridge is open and used daily. Many of the people living on the North side of the bridge (Oklahoma)travel daily to the Post Office Box station to get their mail.

I use the bridge anytime I am traveling to Oklahoma, just for the fun of it.

captjack

Posted January 11, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
2014 Othmar H. Ammann Awards
Posted January 11, 2015, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

ATTENTION PLEASE: If you haven't had a chance to vote for this year's Ammann Awards, now's the time. Deadline is tomorrow January 12th at 11:59pm CDT (January 13th at 6:59am Berlin time). The results will be posted on the 13th on the Bridgehunter's Chronicles together with the Author's picks for 2014. Still a tight race in a couple categories but in some, the winners are pretty much set. Who are the winners, you'll find out in two days. Still need the ballot? Click here: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/12/04/2014-ammann... Good luck with the voting to those who have not yet voted :-)

Posted January 11, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

As of late December 2014 the project appears complete. This bridge and the Limit Street bridge are gone with a new bridge on Limit Street built to the south of the former bridge. The new bridge is much closer to the historic railroad arch which is now very easy to see and appreciate.

Long Island Viaduct (Massachusetts)
Posted January 11, 2015, by Ian Martin
Posted January 11, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

The Wenatchee World is 99% paywall but this teaser from a headline two days ago caught my eye.

"Chelan County Public Works officials over the coming year will seek some $6 million in funding still needed to replace Cashmere’s failing Goodwin Bridge."

Posted January 10, 2015, by Lynn Withrow (squigglyanne [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in MUSKINGUM County, NOT Scioto County. I've been over it a few times.

Posted January 10, 2015, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My prayers go out to the family of Phoebe Jonchuck, the little girl who was murdered by being thrown off this bridge Thursday.

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/09/police-say-girl-was-al...

Posted January 10, 2015, by Ralph Demars

Oh, ok.

Posted January 9, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a website with some pictures:

http://forgottenbridge.com/

Regards,

Art S.

Posted January 9, 2015, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Bridge was closed in September, and may already be gone. It is being replaced by -- what else? -- a prestressed concrete beam bridge.

Posted January 9, 2015, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Seen crews out around the bridge the other day. Sad times for me. Only reason I loved driving on 403.

Posted January 8, 2015, by RALPH SINNETT (ralph [dot] sinnett [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was looking for information regarding a bridge that may have collapsed on old US 81 (Old Lawrence Road)possibly in the 1920's. It was either in Sumner or Sedgwick county that this bridge collapsed. My Grandfather had just driven across the bridge when it collapsed behind him. There was a car on the bridge as well which, my Grandfather saw in his rear view mirror. Do you have any information on this? I often thought it might have been the bridge in place before the John Mack Bridge was build in the early 1930's.

Posted January 8, 2015, by Tom (Reedtom [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I have several photos of this trestle and some photos and videos with trains actually operating on it.

Posted January 8, 2015, by Dane s (Aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is what it looked like when I drive by today

Posted January 7, 2015, by Matt (mattman_7 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one is hard to get to. The East entrance seemed a bit iffy, quite possibly private, the turnaround was right in front of a house and just parking there would be suspicious. The North side was also a bit iffy, there was some huge sign that seemed to indicate the road was private, or something there was private, but the angle of the sign made it unclear where the privateness actually was.

Help Identifying C&NW Bridges?
Posted January 7, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey guys,

I have 3 bridge pictures that were in a package of photos given to me by the C&NWHS. Would anyone be able to help identify them? I believe they are all ex C&NW in the midwest, however, there is an outside chance they could be someone elses structure...

-John

Posted January 7, 2015, by randy knippa (rockinhorseacres [at] gmail [dot] com)

we are the property owners looking for any kind of assistance in repairing the decking on this bridge the main structure seems to be solid not looking to spend a great deal but would like to make it usable

Pittston PA (Pennsylvania)
Posted January 7, 2015, by Edward J. Kaspriske (m3ohwell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This one connects Pittston with West Pittston, PA.

Ed K.

Boardman's Bridge (Connecticut)
Posted January 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Money has been allocated to do a study to determine if the bridge can be repaired for foot traffic:

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Boardman-Bridge-to-be...

Posted January 6, 2015, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

I believe that to be possible. The 1946 IL State highway map has US50 following this alignment into Sumner. The 1947 map shows the northern alignment under construction bypassing Sumner and the 1948 map shows the route finished and the old route as Alternate US50. It wasn't until a few years later that it was renamed IL 250.

Posted January 6, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some bridges just need to be saved, and this is one of them. I drove across it recently. Not to give much credit to Mr. Wireman, who types much and does little, but here is a historic, monumental, unusual, beautiful, and totally adequate bridge, which should simply be left in service as is. As you can tell from the plaques, the building of this bridge was an emotional accomplishment in the area. That memory has not faded; the people of Savanna and Sabula still love their bridge.

Sure it's too narrow at 20', but that's its only real issue. It carries only very light traffic, mostly cars. US 52 and SH 64 are not principal routes; the traffic count has declined recently.

Bruce Rauner, the governor-elect of Illinois, has pledged to balance the state budget by cutting spending. Here's a big piece to cut. Write Rauner right now to say that one way to cut expenses would be to simply not build this unnecessary new bridge. I already have. Illinois has many other road projects that are much more needed and wanted.

Ammann Awards voting deadline extended by a week
Posted January 5, 2015, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Attention please: the 2014 Ammann Awards voting process has been extended by a week to 12 January, 2015 at 12:00am, with the announcement of the winners to come on the 13th. Reason for the delay is threefold: 1. The author just recently returned from a long break to be greeted by a wave of the flu, which has affected a vast amount of people who may have not been able to vote yet. 2. There has been a request by many to have the deadline extended for further consideration of the candidates- the turnout in many categories have been high and in a gridlock in others. And lastly 3. In many categories, there has been a 2-3 way tie for first place. Updates are being posted here so that you have a chance to vote. Consider this a grace period for those who need a bit more time to vote. ;-)

Posted January 5, 2015, by Robert Elder

Anonymous was me - Robert Elder. I forgot to log in.

Posted January 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Hi Mike:

We would love to have your photo on this website. Only the webmaster can move the photo to the main site or to delete it from the comments. If you have an editor's account you can upload your photos directly to the website.

Posted January 5, 2015, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Meaningless inane letters to the editor aside...

There was unfortunate news here today that holds a bit more meaning than the words of someone who cancels out their own opinion by dismissing an entire class of bridges >

http://www.wmur.com/news/ceremony-marks-construction-on-sara...

Armstrong Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted January 5, 2015, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This looks like a fine place for a submarine race!

Posted January 5, 2015, by Dave (potiukd [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this located on an old alignment of US 50?

Posted January 5, 2015, by Mike Page (mytrash [at] windstream [dot] net)

The old bridge suffered yet another vehicle impact in August, and was closed for good. It's replacement is already being built. I've not found out yet what is to become of the old bridge, but from what I've been told, the most recent collision cracked some beams. It's most likely done for.

http://columbiamagazine.com/photoarchive.php?photo_id=58123

Posted January 5, 2015, by Mike Erlanger

Ok, so never mind then. Just remove my photo please.

RE: Unbelievable Op Ed Hating Truss Bridges
Posted January 5, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thank you to Anonymous! The comments on the Charles Dana Bridge page are amazing.

Nathan, thank you for this evening's entertainment! That was great!

Happy New Year to all!

Art S.

RE: Unbelievable Op Ed Hating Truss Bridges
Posted January 5, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan,

That was fun! I particularly like the first reply. That being said, I'm not sure that the Grandpa Simpson voice is correct for the piece.

Regards,

Art S.

RE: Unbelievable Op Ed Hating Truss Bridges
Posted January 5, 2015, by Anonymous

If the name rings a bell, a Steven Lindsey from Keene, >.> http://bridgehunter.com/nh/cheshire/12500420004400/

Commentary on the Charles Dana bridge and the nearby Anna Hunt Marsh.

re Unbelievable Op Ed Hating Truss Bridges
Posted January 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

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