Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Recent Updates 

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
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

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

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161101_Viaduct_Rail_Park_project_officially_underway.html

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