I'll have to confess, when I first looked at the marker on the satellite view I couldn't find anything, other than a black mark that spanned about half of the Obion Creek. When I zoomed in I still couldn't see a bridge. I could see only a fallen tree. Then, alas, I panned south and there it was! I've lived in this area all my life and, in fact, I passed by the other truss bridge over the Obion just last week, but until I found this site I wasn't even aware of the Griffin Road bridge. Thanks for the enlightening moment.
how come you dont mention that the McConnelsville side last span in on a pier It's a pivoting bridge, look at the following pics,http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital_outdoors/4630832146/in/photostream/
Thanks for the contribution!
Please find the attached picture of the Campbell Drive Bridge, taken on Monday, 28-May-2012. I would love it if you would post it on your website, as this bridge does not currently have a photo.
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me.
Pucks & Penalties Photography
The NBI lists this bridge as "cable-stayed". Upon examination, I'd say it's cable-stayed cantilevers on both ends of a 2-span curved T-beam center span with a concrete bent.
I can't find that in the list of designs categories. *smiles*
So should it be listed in "cantilever", "concrete tee-beam", and "cable-stayed"?
I prefer the modern to the historical.
Haven't uploaded the pix yet, but this bridge is virtually identical to this one:
I've just posted photos from Monday (Memorial Day) of this bridge viewed from both ends. Is it preferable to have a current picture, or the historical photo, as the "thumbnail" for this bridge?
(Not pushing to have mine moved up. Just curious.)
Big hat tip to Fred Tefft for the location.
Big hat tip to Fred Tefft for giving the location.
This is one of six remaining bridges of the Arkansas Valley Interurban Railway (AVI) which ran from Wichita to Newton to Hutchinson. Built 1910 to 1912, abandoned 1942.
Sand Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/sand-creek blt 1910
East Emma Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh48893 blt 1911
West Emma Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh48879 blt 1911
Halstead Little Arkansas River bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh43950 blt 1911
Mud Creek 38.035546,-97.385428, Harvey Co. blt 1910
Jester Creek 37.868421,-97.397506, Sedgwick Co. between Valley Center & Sedgwick. blt 1910
Here are a few links to Whipple bowstring bridges, the style and construction we believe to be similar or identical to the Beale Road bridges.
another picture. I believe this is from the west end looking east. From the looks of the van it was taken in late 60s or early 70s
I have been bicycling the canal since 1995. I came across this dismembered bridge in 2009 because I was there in early November and was able to see it when I paused at rest area. I got in touch with Steve Moser, Superintendant at the Visitor Center and he said the bridge was from the canal. It had been moved there by the Corps of Engineers. He did not know where it had been originally nor why it had been cut. We theorized it was cut to transport easier. The IDNR assumed control of the canal in 1970, so yes, it has been in the woods for a while.
I live close to the Lost Bridge. The restoration of the bridge is beautiful. It is a peaceful place. A must see if one never has. Living in this area is a little piece of heaven.
That bridge was the predecessor to the Arsenal Bridge( listed here: http://bridgehunter.com/il/rock-island/first/ ), NOT the Crescent Bridge.
Rather amusing that Google Maps still shows the outline of the road...which obviously hasn't existed for a very long time!
“The Chicago & Rock Island was bold enough to build a wooden bridge of Howe truss type, five spans and draw, at Davenport in 1853, and completed in 1856. F. J. Nevens, valuation engineer of the present Rock Island system, uncovered the story of the war between the steamboat interests and the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad, precipitated by the bridge building. The bridge was built in the face of powerful opposition and a prohibitive ruling by Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, for it crossed a government reservation.”
The steamboat Effie Afton was on her first trip going north from St. Louis “on the morning of May 16th – 14 days after the crossing of the first train – when the steamboat proceeded some 200 feet above the draw, and then, one of her (two) side wheels stopping, she swung against the bridge.” The boat caught fire, burning the bridge span above where she struck the pier. Of course a lawsuit followed as the Louisville-New Orleans Packet Company sued for damages with “the case was docketed as Hurd vs. Railroad Bridge Company and was tried before Justice John McLean in the (U S) Circuit Court, September 1857.
“A strong and popular man was needed to handle the case for the railroad’s subsidiary. A young lawyer from Sangamon, County, Illinois, was recommended, “one of the best men to state a case forcibly and convincingly, with a personality to appeal to any judge or jury hereabouts,” as his sponsor described him – Abraham Lincoln. (But) the jury failed to agree and was discharged.
“James Ward, a steamboat owner of St. Louis, filed a bill, May 7, 1858, in the United States District Court, Southern Division of Iowa, praying that the “bridge be declared a nuisance and ordered removed.” Judge John M. Love so ordered, but on appeal to the Supreme Court, December 1862, the bridge was permitted to stay.
“Complaints of steamboat owners and captains that the bridge obstructed navigation led Congress, in 1866, to pass an act requiring the first Rock Island bridge to be taken down and supplanted with a new bridge to be erected at the joint expense of the United States and the railroad, and the new structure was completed in 1872.” Thus the source of the name ‘Government Bridge.’
the above is from: “Fate of the First Mississippi Bridge,” in Steamboat Days authors Fred E Dayton and John W Adams first published in 1925 by Frederick A Stokes Co of Tudor New York on pages 358 thru 359
Hi Luke: You will remember me as the guy who says moderne/non historique. I just wanted to let you know that I like this bridge. It is not some generic MOB, and it is a great add.
Have yet to find any information on this bridge, But the bridge looks to be unreachable due to swampland surrounding the bridge.
This is the bridge I posted about sometime ago, that I was unable to find. Its seems this bridge was moved to this spot maybe for farm use or as a historic relic. If you look at the 2000 NBI has the new bridge as being listed on the NRHP, I looked and the listing no longer exists.
But any thoughts are welcomed.
This repacement thing looks like guns sticking out of a battleship.
I drove past the old beauty just this past Sunday. There are several residential areas. Oh what some preservation could do there. A restored truss and a walking path, a no brainer!
I am grateful someone posted a picture of a former favorite river crossing. I no longer have the never developed film that had my pictures of the bridge pre-demo. My reaction to my county is they saved a bridge (Dey Rd. in Defiance) two or so years later and it remains today beside the concrete replacement. This bridge could have been saved for pedestrians as it was out of the way.
Bridge work is pretty thin in Oregon. There is a lot of competition when it comes to construction bids right now.
I asked the designer of the new bridge how the schedule looked. He replied it was on schedule for completion on time. ODOT must have bumped the original construction date from 2010 to 2014.
The new structure is defiantly not going to be a looker, not that the current structure is. It is being designed for future widening with full width abutments and partial with superstructure.
Through research I discovered that the truss is not original, but was added at a later date, when the road was re-aligned, replacing beam span. However, the trestle and beams have consecutively existed since the 1870s (although timbers have been replaced, as is typical of trestles as regular maintenance.).
Before someone comes in here screaming"moderne/non historique", this bridge is notable because it's attached to a lifting mechanism mounted on a barge, making it a lift/floating hybrid sort of bridge.
The original plans for this bridge show that it replaced a three span truss:
Also, there was an alternate design that would have used a truss:
Although the girders on the edges are ugly, I suspect they saved the bridge. If the truss design had been used, it probably would have been replaced in the 50's when the highway was widened.
Bridge is scheduled to removed and replaced.
Doubtful, Chris. Cincinnati and Newport have little respect for anything of historical significance. If that's what you're interested in, this is really a lousy place to live.
Was there on 5/28/2012. Pedestrian access was blocked.
I want it
I would have to guess that if this bridge was still standing today, they would not make the decision to demolish it. What a beautiful bridge this was!
Why are you typing the builders in caps?
Found the bridge site on 4/28/12. It's a steel tube, encased in concrete.
The bridge is still there May 27, 2012. It looks much the same as it when I was there Nov 9, 2007. My photos are at www.dalejtravis.com/interest/bridge/oldiron/htm/05556.htm.
So what? Let them rust out carrying traffic? We can do way better than this. Who are you anyway? At least everything I post, whether you like it or not, is attributed to me.
This bridge is still standing as of 5-27-12. I crossed it today and watched a few cars go over the river. The decking is in bad shape as most of the boards look like diving boards bouncing up and down as a car rattles across it. The sound can be heard a quarter of a mile away. Doesn't appear much $$$ has been put into this old structure for years. Probably hoping for the ultimate decline so it can be replaced. It looks like a sad situation for an old bridge that won't go "down" without a fight.
Crossed this bridge today, it is now a typical 180 ft. long U.C.E.B. with a a plaque on the East end
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the bed and banks of all rivers are owned are owned by the state, to be held in trust for the use of the public. These precedents are collectively known as the Public Trust Doctrine and they apply equally to all the states of the Union. Under these precedents, rivers are public, including the dry banks up to the ordinary high water mark. In laymen's terms, the ordinary high water mark is the clearly defined line where the vegetation and grasses die off and the gravel banks begin.
The Christian County government is attempting to block the public's access to the Finley River at the Linden dam in direct violation of federal and state law. Under those laws, all rivers in the United States are public, including the dry gravel banks up to the high water mark. If you love Linden and are tired of big government abusing its authority, help us fight this!
When my Dad and I always drive past this bridge, it always gave me the chills when I was younger.
Replacement schedule must behind. Estimate costs for work will be $2 - 5 million to be complete by Summer 2014. Nearly twenty bidders for this.
WSDOT put out a plan, as seen in Daily Journal of Commerce, for SR 529 Southbound Snohomish River, "Special Bridge Repair." Cost estimates are $2.5 - 3 million. Work will include replacement and rehab work for machinery and counterweight ropes, various electrical work.
Yes, really. Because quite a few individuals on this site get butthurt about the inclusion of anything that is modern or that they don't like. For example, the flatcar stringer bridges that have been added to the site recently are relatively notable for the fact that they are recycled railcars that would likely just end up rusting away in some junkyard, but instead have been recycled and put to good use on seldom maintained roads. The comments they received can be summed up as "GARGHHEAFA THESE AREN'T HISTORIC AND BECAUSE THEY AREN'T HISTORIC THEY SHOULDN'T BE ON THIS SITE."
Isn't a "swing" but turrent. It was design to be hand cranked to open position to allow steamboats & tugs to pass under it. It was design that way, but shipping that far north on this river was over by the time it was built. Commercial shipping would not return until the 1980's with the Tenn-Tom Waterway, which by-passed this part of the river.
What's this? The webmaster uploaded a modern bridge? People are going to be butthurt about this, as per usual.
New bridge when checked May 2012.
This bridge is gone!
It's been replaced with the ugliest bridge I've ever seen - there are chain link fences on top of the jersey barrier style railings.
The very cool pavement continues from the east junction with US50 to county highway A. Between there and the west junction with US50, the original pavement has a layer of asphalt, buy you can still see the curbs peeking out.
The open spandrel arch bridge to the west of this bridge is still there and (bsides a lot of graffiti) looks like it's in pretty good shape.
Being a resident, I can tell you some of the beauty of this bridge. Driving across it in the morning, most times, there's a wall of fog you must break through to get to Rogersville. It's clear in the valley, but from the river to town its fog, rain or shine.
I always loved the view of this bridge from 11W, going toward R'ville at about Marble Hall Road (looking upriver at a bridge in the distance).
And then there's this:
My brother drowned under the Hugh B. Day bridge 20 yrs ago, they found him just upstream from Melinda Ferry Bridge. His widow's name was Melinda. I always think of him when I cross it.
I, and many others, are connected to it.
Bridges are like songs, they bring forth memories; good and bad... mostly good.
Thanks for reading.
Eggners Ferry Bridge Opens In Time for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
May, 25, 2011
The Eggners Ferry Bridge in Western Kentucky reopened Friday. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. completed the emergency repairs on the bridge two days earlier than required, and the bridge opened to traffic at 1:05pm CDT.
The Eggners Ferry Bridge, which carries U.S. 68/KY 80 across Kentucky Lake, has been closed since it was struck by a cargo ship, the Delta Mariner, on the night of Jan. 26. A 322-foot-long span of the 80-year-old bridge was torn away.
“When the bridge connection was severed, it was imperative to restore this critical tourism and commerce link in the Kentucky Lake-Lake Barkley region as fast as we could,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “The plan to replace the missing span was aggressive. We are pleased the emergency repairs have finished ahead of schedule and especially by a Kentucky-based company.”
Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said restoring traffic to the bridge in 121 days took a phenomenal effort.
“We were very fortunate that there was no structural damage to the piers during the January 26 incident. This allowed us to focus on constructing a new span and getting it in place,” Hancock said.
The two-lane Eggners Ferry Bridge, which is the western gateway to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, opened to traffic crossing the Tennessee River in 1932. Its elevation was raised in 1943 when the Tennessee River was impounded to create Kentucky Lake. A KYTC traffic count conducted in 2009 showed 2,650 vehicles per day crossed the bridge.
This old reliable bridge is the way old timers escape downtown to beat the Driday traffic. With the Republican Convention in August Tampa's other two downtown bridges will be a mess of security and slodowns. Cass Street will be how people go home to beautifult South Tampa. Bridge goes between the huge Performing Arts Center and Library. Across the street it passes the U of Tampa baseball stadium and Tampa Prep.
The location just South of White Plains NY
In my opinion the pony truss is particularly significant because of its early 1880 construction date and association with a bridge builder that is not well represented in the remaining bridge population.
The DHPA comments for this bridge state that:
The overall pattern of the trusses of each span is fairly conventional. The full-hip design of the pony and the crafting of the verticals are noteworthy, though. The undecorated trusses of each span retain their original members.
My interest, and perhaps that of some others here, is not whether the bridge in question is nice looking or not... its whether the bridge is historic or not. Truss the replacement bridge may be, but it is not historic and as James indicates Madison is a town with all the history and the modern bridge will no longer be a part of that history. Additionally, if we are to discuss beauty alone, the historic bridge features visually pleasing lattice and v-lacing and a complex truss design that makes the bridge interesting to look at. The replacement bridge is plain looking because it has simplistic truss design and lacks lattice and v-lacing on the bridge. I would suggest reviewing the newly repaired Eggner Ferry Bridge in Kentucky to get a nice side-by-side comparison that explores the concept of complexity in historic spans. The newly installed span with a simple design similar to the new Milton-Madison Bridge makes a good comparison to the original, historic spans of the Eggner Ferry Bridge, the historic spans displaying the complex design typical of the period.
I also agree with James. A "win-win" situation would be one where both preservation was accomplished alongside providing a bridge that serves the functional needs of the area. Leaving the historic bridge for pedestrian use would have been a great option. Another option would have been to increase regional traffic corridors (rather than simply maintain existing by replacing existing infrastructure) and construct a new bridge in a nearby location. After observing that US-421 encounters four 90 degree turns in Madison and three 90 or near 90 degree turns in Milton, I am of the opinion that constructing a US-421 bypass around these towns would provide a safer, more efficient route for trucks (the only type of traffic that can take advantage of the increased weight limit a new bridge provides) while removing these noisy, heavy trucks from the downtown areas. The existing historic bridge could then serve local traffic (passenger cars). This also would enhance regional safety and efficiency: if one bridge needs to close for repairs or inspection, there is a backup bridge.
It may be a small win in the fact that it is not a UCEB, but it is still a loss in the fact that the bridge could have been properly maintained over the years. Madison, IN is a historic town that is proud of its heritage, but it is ironic that such a town would not care for its historic bridge? Also, the situation could be a win-win if they are building the new truss bridge with the historic one still remaining as a pedestrian bridge.
I swear some of you guys just can't be pleased. The old bridge is far too narrow for modern traffic, not even mentioning the weight loads it can bear. So the new bridge will still be a gorgeous truss bridge. At least its not the UCEB it could've been. Seriously, its a win-win.
I'm curious why this is on the NRHP...What's that significant about it?
Thank you for this information. I have not been able to find this bridge in the KSHS database, and the NBI has not inventoried it for several years, so it is good to hear that the bridge is still standing.
This was a very bizarre deck truss, in which the endposts were also the supports. It was essentially a bedstead deck truss, but it was not considered NRHP eligible. It was demolished and replaced several years ago.
1.This bridge is now owned by the Ellen Rust Living Trust.
2. It is at the south end of the property adjacent to the Higley/Home on the Range Cabin and a part of a proposed nature walk.
3. It has been repaired and suitable for walking or ATV traffic, no OTR vehicles.
Contact me for further details.
Ooops, sorry. That one did not catch my eye initially...
E26 would be your best bet. Ask the people who live in the house on the other side of the overpass if it's okay if you park there or something along those lines.
That one is already listed John.
Also here is a large bridge of the equivalent design with the deck stripped off...
And where would one walk from? (I presume E26?)
Walking is the only way to get to the bridge (aside from the obvious of riding the B&SV excursion across it.).
How did you get back to the bridge? I assume you had to walk down the tracks....
Heavy constructors of Kansas City area shows retired member:
J.P. REITER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Company formed 1964 and now dissolved, making the builder's mark in the photo from a rehab, perhaps 1985.
Probably the correct name for the contractor.
Bridge is currently closed, though it does appear they are working to repair it.
This bridge is being studied for replacement. Unfortunately the replacement bridge appears to be a concrete cookie cutter. If you want to see it in person, make plans to do so over next couple of years. For latest details on the replacement plans, check the Georgia DOT website.
features the McIntyre Bowstring and the Piano Bridge.
Workin' Bridges, the DVD documentary featuring our bowstring and the Piano Bridge is nearing completion. It is time to create the packaging and start copying dvd's. Pre-orders for $10 plus shipping. We can do regular shipping which is $3.50 or priority mail at 4.95 and other kinds as well. We can provide PAL format for European sales. Orders can be accepted through PAY PAL on our web site which will be updated in the next couple of days and we are planning on shipping by June 8, the day after the WORLD PREMIERE at the Snake Alley Festival of Film.
Good new ways of doing mundane bridge maintenance are cool. I will read the product stuff. If it works and is less expensive, awesome. Blasting is expensive and the coatings....are important.
We still believe in linseed oil at Workin' Bridges.
Not sure of the information on the railroad, although indications are it used to exist.
As of about 10 years ago, the Parker Pony Truss bridge used to connect Route 11 Plymouth to the old Carey Avenue truss bridge which spanned across the Susquehanna River. When complete this connected Plymouth to the west with Hanover Township to the east. The old Carey Avenue bridge was removed and a new one was built upstream. The Parker Pony Truss is still used, mostly for local and business traffic. Interesting setup before the old bridge was torn down.
Work will be commencing literally within days on replacement of the bridge deck for rehabilitation and so it will be closed for at least 5 months according to the signs posted.
More information if I get it.
Yeah, that turn was not a lot of fun - I think the road right before and right after had a 30 or 35 speed limit but you had to slow down to 15 to make the turn. You can see what the result of that was in the picture of the railings.
I'm going to miss the 30's style railings, but I'm happy this one is getting replaced. I wish just the city would put the jersey barrier inside the sidewalk and replicate the styling of the old bridge on the outside of the sidewalk.
as i do not have gps how would i find this bridge,
are you sure it is open to public ?
There are several railroad truss bridges on the railroad coming down from Balsam and there is also a small, old one-lane truss bridge carrying automobile traffic over Rock Creek at Rock Bridge Road in Canada Township in Southeastern Jackson County. The old T. Walter Middleton Bridge in Tuckasegee was one of the original NC 107 concrete bridges built during the 1930s and is the only one still surviving intact, it is slated to be replaced with a new bridge next year. It is a two-lane bridge with beautiful art deco railings and crosses the East Fork of the Tuckasegee River.
This bridge has sat unused since the 1970s or 80s, and there is are a few other 1920s bridges in the county, all built around 1922 and 1923. There is a one lane concrete bridge on Greens Creek Road built in 1922, a two lane concrete bridge on Allen Street in Sylva built in 1922, and an abandoned bridge at the beginning of Lower North Fork Road that used to be a one-lane concrete highway bridge built in 1922.
The actual name is Wayehutta Road Bridge, and it hasn't been replaced yet, it will be replaced starting in July of 2012 but will remain standing and will most likely be used on the new County Greenway, which will require moving it a few miles downstream, because they are pushing the DOT to allow them to use the bridge very hard. There is also a concrete arch bridge a little further down the river that will be replaced in 2014 that was originally built in 1936, washed out in 1940, and replaced in 1941 with the current bridge, which was rehabbed in the 1970s and the rail on the upstream side replaced, the new bridge is planned to have concrete arch railings as well.
This bridge was originally a beautiful bridge, but the 1985 rehab eliminated the decorative rail on one side and replaced it with a wooden rail and separated walkway with a wooden rail on the outside of it. The rehab added another lane to the former 2-lane bridge. There is another bridge that is still all original a little further up the road going into Downtown Sylva, as well as a 1920s concrete bridge over the creek on a side street that is still all original and is very short.
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Try crossing this on a Honda Goldwing! Very nerve racking staying on the one side of the planks while also trying to avoid splits between the wood. Trikes could not cross here!
The City of Warsaw is currently advertising a contract to repair and enhance this bridge and its surroundings. Scope of Work:
Painting of Two Bridge Towers, Bridge Lighting, Grading and Embankment, 2018 S.Y. of 4” Aggregate Base, 50.2 Tons of Gravel or Crushed Stone, 1040 S.Y. of Asphalt or Concrete Pavement, 358 L.F. of Curb and Gutter, 1256 L.F. of Concrete Header Curb, 1218 S.Y. of 4” Concrete Pavers, 36 S.Y. of 4” Concrete Pavement, Trail Lighting, Signing, 165 S.F. of Small Block Retaining Wall System with 43 L.F. of Cap, Pre-manufactured Vault Toilet (Privy), Pavement Marking and Site furnishings.
The closure was pushed up to May 21 due to IDOT.
Just goes to show how useless a National Register of Historic Places Listing is in this country.
This bridge is gone. I checked it out a couple days ago and only a UCEB remains.
The 2000 NBI shows this as being rehabbed in 1991, I wonder if that's when it was replaced.