Cherry Shoals Bridge - SE
Photo taken by Melissa Brand-Welch in October 2018
BH Photo #435801
Yes Doris, it is an amazing bridge and I too enjoy seeing Melissa's pics of it, as well as the Lowe and Sigler Bridges. It's obvious she has a real passion for these abandoned gems!
Unfortunately, this beauty reminds me of the Augusta Whitewater Bridge in Kansas. The Superstructure of the bridge appears to be in great condition but the Substructure has some serious issues!
Melissa, you have did a fantastic job of keeping up with this bridge. The photos are haunting! Keep up the great job that you are doing.
I'm thankful the bridge is basically the same as last year
Melissa hope you find MANY more 1878 Bridges! Thanks for making the Journey.
Thank you very much. This was the first bridge I photographed four weeks ago.
Looking at pic #9, these endposts are like nothing I have seen before. I originally thought they were paired channels, but looking closer I see 2 sets of paired angles. The outside pair are laced together but it's hard to tell with the inside set.
I really want to swoop in and save this one!
Tony, I will never look at my briefcase the same ever again lol
I dub this style of plaque the "Briefcase Plaque"!
If the specs were for concrete fill on their columns they need to hunt down the contractor for repairs.
Bridge is remote but basically easily accessible from both sides.
Fantastic! And very old!
Light rolled endposts suggest 1870's
This bridge needs to be rescued before that caisson gives out!
View of other column/support...
Close Up View Of Damaged Column/Support...
View from below...
Looking across the river toward Crossville...
Road to bridge from the Centerville side...
Thank you for the positive comments. Yes, it was about 6pm Central when I was there.
Nice work Melissa!
Nathan, from the lighting, it looks like the sun is behind the photographer. If the camera clock is accurate, the photos were taken late afternoon - and so she probably approached from the south.
Incidentally, google-earth image 2016-10-22 shows a stunning shadow of the bridge on the water.
Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works based on it being the exact same plaque design as https://bridgehunter.com/in/elkhart/bh77017/
The plaque has "Milwaukee" on it but I can't distinguish which of the four builder categories it might be. Perhaps someone familiar with the companies' plaques may recognize more.
This is the Road Closed sign on County Road 1450 E near Crossville.
I do not know directions. I followed Google Maps from my house in Carmi. It took less than 15 minutes to get there. Drove down a now dead end road, parked and walked the rest of the way. Road was quite clear. As to the sign on top, I was unable to read it.
Melissa: Thanks for sharing these photos. Wow! This is a unique bridge with some unusual design details. Is that Milwaukee I see on the bridge plaque? How did you get back to this bridge? Did you approach from the north or south side, and did you have to walk back?
Thursday October 4th 2018