Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Recent Updates 

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Old) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Railroad
August 14, 2018: New video
UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Old) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Railroad
August 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Main span replaced by railroad July 2018
Little Hell Canyon Highway Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Semi-abandoned Warren deck truss bridge over Little Hell Canyon on US-89 (Abandoned Alignment)
August 9, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected build date
Neff's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-22 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Pequea Creek on Penn Grant Road
August 6, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge dismantled for renovation/restoration
Burro Creek Bridge 2 (Mohave County, Arizona)
Steel arch bridge over Burro Creek on US 93
August 3, 2018: New photos
VGN - New River Bridge (Giles County, Virginia)
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over New River on Virginia Railway
August 2, 2018: Photo imported
Wil-Cox Bridge (Rowan County, North Carolina)
Concrete deck arch bridge over Yadkin River on US 29 South, US 70 West, and NC 150 West (formerly NC 10: the Central Highway)
August 2, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Noted transfer of ownership and park construction
DCLR - Lewes Creek Swing Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Deck plate girder swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Delaware Coast Line RR
August 2, 2018: Photo imported
US 1 CSX Overpass (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Us 1
July 28, 2018: Photo imported
NJT--North Branch Raritan River Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Stone arch bridge over North Branch Raritan River on NJ Transit (former Central RR of New Jersey)
July 24, 2018: Added
US 1 CSX Overpass (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Us 1
July 23, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge replacement beginning July 2018, to be completed 2021
Harford Road Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Concrete arch bridge over Herring Run on Harford Road in Baltimore
July 21, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition scheduled fall 2018
NS - Middle Fork Holston River Bridge (Smyth County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder and stone arch bridge over Route 645 & Middle Fork Holston River on Railroad (NS)
July 20, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected build dates based on new photos
NWP - Eureka Slough Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Eureka Slough on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
July 20, 2018: New video
NWP - Eureka Slough Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Eureka Slough on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
July 20, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge being reopened to rail/trail traffic
Rishel Covered Bridge 38-49-05 (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on Covered Bridge Road
July 19, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: History detail added
N&W-Kermit Tug Fork Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Tug Fork River on former Norfolk & Western Railway
July 19, 2018: Added
Choptank River Railroad Drawbridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River on state-owned RR right of way
July 18, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated and corrected ownership & history
Toledo Terminal - Upper Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Toledo Terminal RR (abandoned)
July 18, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge description updated with more history
Allender Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Allender Road
July 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added to description
Allender Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Allender Road
July 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added category "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad"
Allender Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Allender Road
July 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added categories "Turntable", "Recycled Turntable"
PRR - Grays Ferry Branch Swing Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on former Pennsylvania Railroad
July 10, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition has begun for replacement
Calvert Street Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Lost Bowstring Truss Bridge on Calvert Street
July 10, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected misspelling in "name" category
Iron Horse Trail - Beverly Bridge (Grant County, Washington)
Abandoned through and deck truss bridge over Columbia River on the former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Iron Horse Trail) in Beverly
July 9, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: RFP issued to adapt bridge for pedestrian/equestrian use
MCRM - Baraboo River Bridge (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on Mid Continent Railroad Museum
July 9, 2018: New video
MCRM - Baraboo River Bridge (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on Mid Continent Railroad Museum
July 9, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge reopened to traffic after rebuiilding and pier replacement
AZCR-Turntable Trestle (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Deck plate girder bridge on Arizona Central/Verde Canyon RR
July 8, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added categories "Recycled Turntable", "Turntable"
AZCR-Turntable Trestle (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Deck plate girder bridge on Arizona Central/Verde Canyon RR
July 7, 2018: Added
Long Grove Covered Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Truss bridge with wooden roof superstructure over Buffalo Creek on Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove
June 28, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Correctiojns to record based on newspaper articles
Amtrak - Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (New York County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge swing bridge over Spuyten Duyvil Creek on Amtrak Empire Corridor
June 19, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed and main span removed for rehabilitation--see comments
SP - Dumbarton Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Caltrain
June 18, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Proposal to rebuild bridge for transit operation linked
Wicomico Street Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Wooden stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on Wicomico Street in Baltimore
June 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge removed 2017 after years of closure
South Shore - Gauntlet Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Pennsylvania Railroad/Wabash Railroad on Chicago. South Shore. & South Bend Railroad
May 25, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Details added about history and disassembly/storage
Woolslayer Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Brush Creek on dead-end trail
May 21, 2018: New Street View added
Woolslayer Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Brush Creek on dead-end trail
May 21, 2018: Added
DCR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Modern Warren through truss lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Delmarva Central Railroad
May 18, 2018: Photo imported
PC - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (2nd) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Pennsylvania RR
May 18, 2018: Photo imported
PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (1st) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Original Alignment C&D Canal on Pennsylvania RR
May 18, 2018: Added
Shenandoah River Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shenandoah River on Road
May 17, 2018: New photo
Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #3 (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Other pony truss bridge over Reading Railroad on Poplar Neck Road/S. 9th St.
May 14, 2018: Added
Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #1 (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Warren pony truss bridge over Norfolk Southern rail line on Poplar Neck Road
May 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge demolished; see comments
RDG-Queenpost Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned queenpost pony truss bridge over former Reading Railroad right of way on abandoned farm road
May 3, 2018: Added
NS - Standing Stone Creek (Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Standing Stone Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (former PRR)
April 6, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge damaged during derailment April 3, 2018
Talbot Avenue Overpass (Montgomery County, Maryland)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Transportation (former Baltimore & Ohio) on Talbot Avenue
March 21, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge doomed; will be demolished with girders incorporated into trail
ESPN - Elkview Viaduct (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Steel trestle over East Branch Big Elk Creek on East Penn Railroad (ESPN)
March 10, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history and ownership
CTM - Bloomingdale Line Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Railway
February 28, 2018: New video
CTM - Bloomingdale Line Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Railway
February 28, 2018: Photo imported
CTM - Bloomingdale Line Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Railway
February 27, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge vandalized, closed to allow a train to retrieve cars in Feb. 2018--possibly the last time it will see service.
White Bridge Road Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Frankstown Branch Juniata River on White Bridge Road Bridge (T427)
February 11, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge slated for demolition; details added

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