John Goold

About Me 

Email: BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com
Website: BlueWilliamus@yahoo.com

I am a lover of bridges that strive for beauty as well as safety and utility. I believe we are losing a lot if we do not focus on the artistic when building our bridges. I believe that while we were focusing on preserving covered bridges we allowed the truss and cantilever bridges to be destroyed and now they are just about all gone. I plan on informing and reminding people of what we have lost by contributing pictures from my substantial collection of bridge pictures taken in the 1970s. I grew up in Marietta, OH and had to watch with agony as the Belpre Suspension Bridge, the Williamstown Bridge, the Reno Bridge and the Putnam Street Bridge along with countless others were demolished and replaced by boring concrete slabs or boring modern bridges. When I was little I wanted to be an Engineer so my mom and my grandmother took me over all these bridges, when they disappeared so did a lot of my childhood memories.

Favorite Photos 

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Beverly-Waterford Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Ohio)
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Harmar Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)

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Tuscarwas River OH 21 Bridge (Stark County, Ohio)

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The New Williamstown Bridge Towers over Marietta

New Williamstown Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
This makes it clear how much Marietta lost from both its skyline and historic appeal with the destruction of the first inland cantilevered bridge in the United States. Imagine replacing this sleek modern bridge with the towering lacy bridge that the old Williamstown Bridge was and you will se what Marietta has lost.

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West Carson Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

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Recent Updates 

Buffalo Creek Retreat Bridge (Medina County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Hubbard Creek on Pedestrian trail
March 21, 2017: Added
West Carson Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Pony truss bridge over Chartiers Creek on West Carson Street in Pittsburgh
October 31, 2016: New photo
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (NB) (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Bridge over Quinnipiac River on I 95
October 23, 2016: New photos
Malcom Wilson Memorial Bridge (Rockland County, New York)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Hudson River on I-87/I-287/New York State Thruway in South Nyack
October 23, 2016: New photos
Sagamore Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Steel through arch bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US-6 in Sagamore
October 23, 2016: New photos
Bourne Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Steel through arch bridge over Cape Cod Canal on MA 28 in Bourne
October 23, 2016: New photos
Braga Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Through truss bridge over Taunton River on I-195 in Fall River
October 23, 2016: New photos
Beaver River Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Beaver River on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76)
October 23, 2016: New photos
BLE - Allegheny River Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Warren deck truss bridge over Allegheny River on Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
October 23, 2016: New photo
McConnelsville-Malta Bridge (Morgan County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Muskingum River
January 30, 2016: Added
Oxbow Bridge (Ritchie County, West Virginia)
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Hughes River on WV 47
December 1, 2015: New Street View added
Whipple Railroad Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over OH 821 on Abandoned Penn Central Railroad
August 11, 2015: New Street View added
Fleming Park Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Neville Avenue
July 25, 2015: New Street View added
Fleming Park Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Neville Avenue
July 24, 2015: New photos
Fleming Park Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Neville Avenue
July 23, 2015: Added
Neville Island Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Steel through arch bridge over Ohio River on I-79
July 8, 2015: New photo
West Carson Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Pony truss bridge over Chartiers Creek on West Carson Street in Pittsburgh
July 8, 2015: New photo
Hulton Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 2082 in Oakmont
July 7, 2015: New photos
C.L. Schmitt Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Three-span through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 1038 in New Kensington
July 6, 2015: New photos
BLE - Allegheny River Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Warren deck truss bridge over Allegheny River on Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
July 6, 2015: New photos
Whipple Railroad Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over OH 821 on Abandoned Penn Central Railroad
June 24, 2015: Added
Wolf Creek Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Rte 339
June 10, 2015: Added
Township Road 75 Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Riveted Warren pony truss bridge over West Fork Duck Creek on Township Road 75
May 22, 2015: New photos
Archers Fork * War Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Archers Fork * War on CR 14
January 16, 2015: Added
Williamstown-Marietta Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 31/OH 60
March 20, 2013: New photo
Tuscarwas River OH 21 Bridge (Stark County, Ohio)
Lost through truss bridge over Tuscarwas River on OH 21 in Navarre
April 9, 2012: New photos
Memorial Toll Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Cantilevered Warren through truss and Cantilevered Warren through truss trusses bridge over Ohio River in Parkersburg
April 9, 2012: New photos
Myrtle Ake Road Bridge (Noble County, Ohio)
Abandoned pony truss bridge
April 9, 2012: New photos
Myrtle Ake Road Bridge (Noble County, Ohio)
Abandoned pony truss bridge
April 8, 2012: Essay added
Myrtle Ake Road Bridge (Noble County, Ohio)
Abandoned pony truss bridge
April 8, 2012: Added
Jamestown Bridge (Old) (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Through truss bridge over West Passage Narragansett Bay on RI 138 in Jamestown
March 29, 2012: New video
Memorial Toll Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Cantilevered Warren through truss and Cantilevered Warren through truss trusses bridge over Ohio River in Parkersburg
December 4, 2011: New Street View added
C.R. 4 Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over I 77 on C.R. 4
December 2, 2011: New photo
C.R. 4 Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over I 77 on C.R. 4
November 30, 2011: Added
I77 Ohio River Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over the Ohio River on I-77 near Marietta
November 28, 2011: New photo
Harmar Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge with manual swing draw span over Muskingum River on Railroad now pedestrian only
November 28, 2011: Added
New Williamstown Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 31/OH 60 at Williamstown, West Virginia
November 28, 2011: New photos
OH8 High Level Bridge (Summit County, Ohio)
Deck truss bridge over Little Cuyahoga River and Elizabeth Park Valley on Route 8
November 18, 2011: New photos
OH8 High Level Bridge (Summit County, Ohio)
Deck truss bridge over Little Cuyahoga River and Elizabeth Park Valley on Route 8
October 6, 2011: New photo
OH8 High Level Bridge (Summit County, Ohio)
Deck truss bridge over Little Cuyahoga River and Elizabeth Park Valley on Route 8
September 29, 2011: Added
Hulton Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 2082 in Oakmont
September 19, 2011: New photos
US50 Cheat River Bridge (Preston County, West Virginia)
Three-span through truss bridge over Cheat River on US 50
September 6, 2011: New photos
Beverly-Waterford Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Rte 339
August 17, 2011: New photo
Hulton Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 2082 in Oakmont
August 14, 2011: New video
Beverly-Waterford Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Rte 339
August 9, 2011: New photo
Beverly-Waterford Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Rte 339
August 7, 2011: Added
Cat Creek Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Cat Creek on S. R. 60
July 5, 2011: Added
Reno Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Muskingum on S.R. 7
July 5, 2011: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted March 21, 2017

8520 Hubbard Valley Rd, Seville, OH 44273 is the address of the property.

Posted March 21, 2017

I don't know if this bridge was moved or preserved in place but it is a good one.

Posted February 8, 2017

That new bridge makes me want to throw up.

Posted May 10, 2016

At the meeting about the Rte 8 bridge an ODOT representative said this bridge is disassembled and is in storage until a new home can be found for it.

Posted December 2, 2015
Posted November 20, 2015

There was a shot of this bridge on the latest episode of the Food Network's Restaurant Impossible.

Posted October 28, 2015

There are also some thru truss spans included on the belt line. This is doomed because the closing of the plant is going to include dismantling the belt. It is already partially gone.

Posted July 19, 2015

Drove the turnpike today it is gone. Victim of widening project most likely.

Posted July 15, 2015

ODOT has the artist depiction of the UCEBs and are hell bent on getting the funding to replace this bridge as early as 2020. I am declaring this bridge doomed.

Posted July 2, 2015

This bridge is in danger.

Posted July 2, 2015
Memorial Toll Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 2, 2015
Shadle Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 1, 2015

This bridge was a singing bridge

Posted February 7, 2015

When a town stands up for its historic bridge the town can win. Ambridge, PA and McConnellsville, OH stood up for their historic bridges and they still stand. Oakmont wants the Hulton Bridge replaced so that has been a losing battle.

Posted April 5, 2013

The thought that entered my brain when I saw this bridge was wow. What a spectacular bridge.