Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Recent Updates 

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
CSX - Long Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Through truss and girder bridge over Potomac River on CSX Railroad
October 7, 2018: Photo imported
NJT - Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Deck plate girder bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on NJT
October 7, 2018: Photo imported
Knoebels Amusement Park Miniature Railroad Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Roaring Creek on Railroad
October 6, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: History details added
Amtrak - Coatesville High Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge on Amtrak (former Pennsylvania RR)
October 5, 2018: Photo imported
Long Bridge (1st) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Lost Bridge over Potomac River on road
October 4, 2018: Added
CSX - Long Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Through truss and girder bridge over Potomac River on CSX Railroad
October 4, 2018: New video
CSX - Long Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Through truss and girder bridge over Potomac River on CSX Railroad
October 4, 2018: Photo imported
Heritage Rail Trail - Pleasant Valley Road Overpass (York County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel brick-and-limestone arch bridge over Pleasant Valley Road (SR 616) on Heritage Rail Trail
October 4, 2018: New photos
Heritage Rail Trail - Glen Brook Court Overpass (York County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Glen Brook Court on Heritage Rail Trail
October 4, 2018: New photo
Paxtonville Covered Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Bridge over Middle Creek on Paxton St.
October 3, 2018: Added
NS - Grand River Trestle (Lake County, Ohio)
Steel trestle over Grand River on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 2, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: New bridge in use; old bridge scheduled for demplition by end of 2018
Susquehanna River Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Lost Pratt through truss and swing bridge over Susquehanna River on Road
October 2, 2018: Photo imported
US52 Running Slough Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Running Slough (Mississippi River Overflow) on US 52/IA 64 in Sabula
October 2, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Replacement opened to trafic
New Savanna-Sabula Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Steel network tied-arch bridge over Mississippi River on US-52/IA-64/IL-64
October 2, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge reopened to traffic
TSBY - Manistee River Bridge (Wexford County, Michigan)
Abandoned warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over Manistee River on former Ann Arbor RR
October 1, 2018: Added
Snydertown Private Covered Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over tributary of Shamokin Creek on private drive
October 1, 2018: Added
Dreese's Covered Bridge 38-55-02 (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Middle Creek, northeast of Beavertown
September 29, 2018: New photos
Sleepy Creek Bridge (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over Sleepy Creek on CR 1
September 19, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge in process of replacement
Sleepy Creek Bridge (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over Sleepy Creek on CR 1
September 19, 2018: Photo imported
CSX Unnamed Road Overpass (Harrison County, West Virginia)
Bridge over Unnamed Road on Abandoned B&O Railroad
September 17, 2018: Photo imported
CC&VRR--Turntable Bridge (Teller County, Colorado)
Deck plate girder bridge over street on Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RR
September 17, 2018: New Street View added
CC&VRR--Turntable Bridge (Teller County, Colorado)
Deck plate girder bridge over street on Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RR
September 17, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added category "Recycled Turntable"
CC&VRR--Turntable Bridge (Teller County, Colorado)
Deck plate girder bridge over street on Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RR
September 17, 2018: Added
Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
September 16, 2018: Photo imported
AZCR - Perkinsville Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Bridge over Verde River on Arizona Central Railway/Verde Canyon Railroad
September 14, 2018: New photo
WW - Bunker Hill Bridge (Berkeley County, West Virginia)
Stone arch bridge over Mill Creek on Winchester & Western RR (former PRR/Cumberland Valley RR)
September 3, 2018: Photo imported

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