Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Recent Updates 

Aden Road Bridge (Prince William County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Southern Railroad on Aden Road in Nokesville
March 19, 2019: Photo imported
Aden Road Bridge (Prince William County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Southern Railroad on Aden Road in Nokesville
March 19, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge reopened to traffic; history details added; ownership corrected
B&O - Georgetown Branch Rock Creek Trestle (Montgomery County, Maryland)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock Creek on former Baltimore & Ohio RR
March 18, 2019: New Street View added
B&O - Georgetown Branch Rock Creek Trestle (Montgomery County, Maryland)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock Creek on former Baltimore & Ohio RR
March 18, 2019: Added
C&LE - Mud Run Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Abandoned concrete rigid frame bridge over Mud run on Ohio Electric Railroad
March 11, 2019: Photo imported
CN - Ranier Bridge (Koochiching County, Minnesota)
Warren through truss bascule bridge over Rainy River on Canadian National Railroad
February 11, 2019: Photo imported
Hanover Street Bascule Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Bascule bridge over Middle Branch of Patapsco River on Hanover Street in Baltimore
February 6, 2019: Photo imported
Wickenburg Underpass (Maricopa County, Arizona)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over U.S. Hwy 60 on BNSF Railroad
January 19, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added adjacent street which shares bridge
Reading RR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR (later Reading RR)
January 19, 2019: Photo imported
Reading RR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR (later Reading RR)
January 19, 2019: Added
Chicago Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Avenue in Chicago
January 16, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition reported by Facebook users
Pere Marquette - Black River Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Black River on Pere Marquette Railroad (abandoned)
January 14, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Wanna BUY the bridge? But there's a BIG catch!
PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad & Lincoln Highway
January 10, 2019: Photo imported
Maiden Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Maiden Creek on Penn Avenue
January 10, 2019: Photo imported
Maiden Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Maiden Creek on Penn Avenue
January 9, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Status corrected, closed between 2012 and 2014 NBI reports
Fort Avenue Fort McHenry Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Warren pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad Yard on Fort Avenue
January 9, 2019: Photo imported
Fort Avenue Fort McHenry Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Warren pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad Yard on Fort Avenue
January 9, 2019: Added
Avoca Trail - Mill Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Fishbelly Pratt deck truss bridge over Mill Creek on Wadhams to Avoca Trail (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
December 30, 2018: New video
Penns Creek Selinsgrove Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Through truss bridge over Penns Creek on Susquehanna Trail (later US 11/15)
December 26, 2018: New photo
White Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on U.S. 11
December 26, 2018: New photos
CSX - Northeast Corridor Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Amtrak Northeast Corridor (former PRR) and SEPTA on CSX Transportation
December 23, 2018: New Street View added
CSX - Northeast Corridor Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Amtrak Northeast Corridor (former PRR) and SEPTA on CSX Transportation
December 23, 2018: Added
ME/Amtrak Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Through truss bridge over Amtrak on Morristown & Erie Railway
December 17, 2018: New photo
Palos Covered Bridge 35-05-01 (Athens County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Sunday Creek on TR 347
December 16, 2018: Photo imported
Monon - Hohman Avenue Railroad Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Abandoned Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Grand Calumet River on Monon Railroad (abandoned)
December 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge scrapper found guilty in Federal trial.
Monon - Hohman Avenue Railroad Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Abandoned Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Grand Calumet River on Monon Railroad (abandoned)
December 15, 2018: Photo imported
RBMN - Washington Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Washington Road and creek on RBMN
December 10, 2018: Photo imported
ELS - Little Peshtigo River Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Deck arch bridge over Little Peshtgo River on Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
November 29, 2018: New photo
ELS - Pike River Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Pike River on Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad
November 29, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected owning RR name
Wall Street Pedestrian Bridge (Van Wert County, Ohio)
Warren pony truss bridge over Town Creek on Wall Street
November 29, 2018: New photos
Adelphi Mill Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Northwest Branch on MD 212
November 28, 2018: New photos
Adelphi Mill Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Northwest Branch on MD 212
November 28, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Name changed, photos added
Harford Road Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Herring Run on Harford Road in Baltimore
November 20, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed for demolition
Fargo-Moorhead Toll Bridge (Cass County, North Dakota)
Bridge over Red River on 12th Ave. (ND) and 15th Ave. N (MN)
November 19, 2018: Added
Nolan Toll Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tug Fork River
November 19, 2018: Added
Margate/Downbeach Express Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Bascule bridge over Beach Thorofare on Margate Blvd. (CR 563) in Margate City
November 19, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected ownership and added history
Margate/Downbeach Express Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Bascule bridge over Beach Thorofare on Margate Blvd. (CR 563) in Margate City
November 19, 2018: Photo imported
Dingman's Ferry Bridge (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 739
November 19, 2018: New photos
Mott Street Bridge (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Sawkill Creek on TR 426 in Milford
November 19, 2018: New photos
Honey Run Covered Bridge 05-04-01 (Butte County, California)
Lost covered bridge over Butte Creek on Honey Run Road
November 13, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added exact date of destruction
Harford Road Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Herring Run on Harford Road in Baltimore
November 13, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition imminent
CSX - Long Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Through truss and girder bridge over Potomac River on CSX Railroad
November 8, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Long-term replacement project in process
US40 Patapsco River Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Patapsco River on US 40 in Woodlawn
November 3, 2018: Photo imported
Sonestown Covered Bridge 38-57-03 (Sullivan County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Muncy Creek on Champion Road (TR 310)
October 24, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Termporarily closed due to flood damage; to be repaired 2019
Toledo Terminal - Upper Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Toledo Terminal RR (abandoned)
October 24, 2018: Photo imported
BNSF - Salmon Bay Bridge No. 4 (King County, Washington)
Warren through truss bridge over Salmon Bay on BNSF Railroad ( 2 tracks)
October 16, 2018: New photo
BNSF - Salmon Bay Bridge No. 4 (King County, Washington)
Warren through truss bridge over Salmon Bay on BNSF Railroad ( 2 tracks)
October 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Plans for replacement underway by railroad
Richmond & Danville Rail Trail - Sandy Creek Bridge (Pittsylvania County, Virginia)
Stone arch bridge over Sandy Creek on R&DRR/R&D Rail-Trail
October 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge pier collapsed in wake of Tropical Storm Michael; still intact but endangered
Toledo Terminal - Upper Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Toledo Terminal RR (abandoned)
October 13, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition begins Oct. 15th.
Dogwood Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Dogwood Run on Dogwood Road in Woodlawn
October 9, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Closure & demolition reported as underway for replacement

Recent Comments 

Posted July 4, 2017
Posted June 9, 2017

This appears to be a Bailey bridge constructed to replace a bridge washed out in 1972 flooding.

Posted May 3, 2017

This report says the bridge was reconstructed with both original and new parts:

http://xeniagazette.com/top-stories/8541/ballard-road-covere...

I visited by driving on Rt. 35 last month, and the bridge (which leads only to a round turnaround) was still closed to traffic with construction barricades at the north end.

Posted November 27, 2016

For details of the bridge's removal and replacement, see https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheWentworthParksandRecrea...

Posted October 31, 2016
Harahan Bridge (Tennessee)
Posted August 31, 2016

Website changed to http://www.bigrivercrossing.com/

Opens to public Oct. 22nd, 2016.

Posted August 7, 2016

Bridge was fully reopened to traffic Nov. 2015.

Posted June 28, 2016

Current Google Earth confirms concrete slab.

Posted June 4, 2016

Not so fast:

http://www.thv11.com/news/local/migratory-birds-postpone-bri...

"The Jonesboro Sun reports that the dismantling of the Black River Bridge, a historically registered landmark, was scheduled for July. But state regulations prevent the demolition of a structure that migratory birds have nested in.

Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim Scott says the birds were discovered shortly after a bid for the demolition was accepted on March 23."

Posted May 17, 2016

Correction:

The covered bridge seen in the postcard aerial view is the ROAD bridge, at the site of the present-day highway bridge.

The *railroad* covered bridge is seen only as a short section seen at the bottom right of that view. The railroad continues straight over later-day Fourth Street from that bridge.

Posted March 7, 2016

As the person who posted all four photos, I should point out that all four photos were secured from cooperative railroad officials, only one of which is willing to be named. Further, the photos from the train are not from a regular passenger train, but from a reward-facing camera riding on a special track inspection vehicle. Anyone attempting to duplicate these photos from a regular Amtrak or MARC passenger train is likely to be very disappointed in the results by comparison.

Posted January 16, 2016

More on proposed replacement, including six-year timetable: http://www.app.com/story/news/traffic/commuting/2016/01/14/n...

Posted January 10, 2016

A state database gives an 1890 construction date for this bridge: https://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/delaware_br...

Posted December 27, 2015

Photo album of damage posted to Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/erin.n.urban/media_set?set=a.101003...

Posted December 1, 2015