Melissa Brand-Welch

About Me 

Email: melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

I'm not an outdoor kind of girl unless I'm hunting for bridges.I am originally from Maunie Illinois and currently live in Carmi Illinois. My favorite areas are the Little Wabash river bridges and anything abandoned. Apparently I'm a Pontist !

Favorite Photos 

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Hazleton Bridge

Hazleton Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)

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Hazleton Bridge

Hazleton Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)

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Black River - Griffin Road Bridge

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Black River - Griffin Road Bridge

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Lowe Bridge

Lowe Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Looking Up at North Portal

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Lowe Bridge

Lowe Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Barrel Shot looking North

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Lowe Bridge

Lowe Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Leaning Southern Lally Columns

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Limekiln Creek Bridge (White County, Illinois)

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NYC - Mud Creek Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)

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Cherry Shoals Bridge - SE

Cherry Shoals Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Portal view

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Cherry Shoals Bridge - NE

Cherry Shoals Bridge (White County, Illinois)
I wanted a one year later comparison

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CCC&StL Railroad Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Side view from Route 1

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CCC&StL Railroad Bridge (White County, Illinois)

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Winter's Bridge

Winters Bridge (White County, Illinois)

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New Harmony Bridge

New Harmony Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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New Harmony Bridge

New Harmony Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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New Harmony Bridge

New Harmony Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Tait Bridge

Tait Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)

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Tait Bridge

Tait Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)

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Black River - Wilsey Road Bridge

Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Black River - Wilsey Road Bridge

Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Black River - Wilsey Road Bridge

Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Black River - Wilsey Road Bridge

Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)

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Recent Updates 

Walhonding Bridge (1913) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Warsaw-Walhonding Road (OH 715)
March 7, 2021: New photo
Walhonding Covered Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Warsaw-Walhonding Road (OH 715)
March 7, 2021: New photo
Warsaw Bridge (1913) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Bridge Street (State Route 60)
March 7, 2021: New photo
Warsaw Covered Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Bridge Street
March 7, 2021: New photo
Chetek Narrows Bridge (Barron County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chetek & Pokegama Lake Connector on County Trunk D
March 7, 2021: New photos
Doughty Creek Covered Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Doughty Creek on County Road 419
March 7, 2021: New photos
McConnelsville-Malta Iron Bridge (1866) (Morgan County, Ohio)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Riverview Road
March 7, 2021: New photos
McConnelsville-Malta Bridge (1901) (Morgan County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Muskingum River
March 4, 2021: New photos
McVey Ford Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Walhonding River on Warsaw-Walhonding Road
March 4, 2021: New photo
Pomerene Bridge (ca. 1880's) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Warsaw-Walhonding Road
March 2, 2021: New photo
Pomerene Bridge (1914) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Walhonding River on OH 715
March 2, 2021: New photos
Branstool Bridge (1886) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Walhonding River on US 36
March 2, 2021: New photo
Branstool Bridge (1913) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on US-36
March 2, 2021: New photos
Clarksville Road Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Jonahs Run on Clarksville Road
February 28, 2021: New photo
Denman Bridge (1914) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Walhonding River on CR 23
February 28, 2021: New photos
Denman Ford Bridge (1899) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on County Road 23
February 28, 2021: New photos
Orange Bridge (1942) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on State Route 751
February 28, 2021: New photo
Orange Bridge (1875/1914) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on State Route 751
February 28, 2021: New photos
Taylor's Mill Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Middletown Road
February 27, 2021: New photos
Corwin Nixon Covered Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Bridge over Little Miami River on Middletown Rd
February 27, 2021: New photos
Pleasant Valley Covered Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Lost Smith truss bridge over Licking River on old alignment of Pleasant Valley Road
February 27, 2021: New photo
Toboso Metal Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Licking River on Toboso Road (CR 73)
February 26, 2021: New photo
Toboso Covered Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Licking River on Toboso Road
February 26, 2021: New photo
Ewing Covered Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Ewing Road
February 26, 2021: New photos
Mercer-Thumwood Covered Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Frampton Road
February 26, 2021: New photos
Leo Covered Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Grabill Road
February 24, 2021: New photos
Claylick Covered Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Howe through truss covered bridge over Licking River on Brownsville Road/Brushy Fork Road
February 23, 2021: New photo
Claylick Metal Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Licking River on Brushy Fork Road (Brownsville Road)
February 23, 2021: New photo
Staddens Ford Covered Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost covered through truss bridge over Licking River on Staddens Bridge Road
February 23, 2021: New photos
Staddens Ford Iron Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Licking River on Staddens Bridge Road
February 23, 2021: New photo
West Main Street Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Seven Mile Creek on West Main Street
February 9, 2021: New photo
Tunnelton Covered Bridge 14-47-01x (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Fork White River on Tunnelton Bono Road
January 26, 2021: New photo
Pipestem Covered Bridge 14-69-03x (Ripley County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge
January 26, 2021: New photo
Houlton Covered Bridge 14-17-04x (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Fish Creek on County Road 4A
January 26, 2021: New photo
Fairfax Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Fairfax Road
January 26, 2021: New photo
Hamburg Covered Bridge (Franklin County, Indiana)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Hamburg Road
January 26, 2021: New photos
Carmi "Death" Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Lost Stringer bridge over Little Wabash River on East Robinson Street
January 24, 2021: New photos
Stonewall-Enterprise Bridge (Clarke County, Mississippi)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chickasawhay River on River Road
January 24, 2021: New photo
Neal's Mill Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Eel River on State Road 246
December 10, 2020: New photo
Nixon Bridge (1901) (Delaware County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Eaton-Wheeling Pike
December 8, 2020: New photos
Nixon Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Eaton-Wheeling Pike
December 8, 2020: New photos
Red Bridge (1897) (Wabash County, Indiana)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Mill Creek Pike (CR-550W)
December 7, 2020: New photos
14th Street Bridge (1901) (Muscogee County, Georgia)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chattahoochee River on 14th Street
November 23, 2020: New photo
Chautauqua Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Chautauqua Road
November 15, 2020: New photos
South Lebanon Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Little Miami River on South Main Street
November 9, 2020: New photos
Stubbs Mill Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Stubbs Mills Road
November 3, 2020: New photos
Strout Road Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Little Miami River on County Road 38
October 27, 2020: New photo
Traffic Street Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Red River on Traffic Street
October 26, 2020: New photo
Big Cypress Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kentucky)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Cypress Creek on Shar-Cal Road
October 25, 2020: New photos
Cowardin Avenue Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Lost Concrete through arch bridge over ACL Rail Yard on US 301/US 1
October 24, 2020: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted March 7, 2021

Love the flood photo. Thank you!

Posted March 7, 2021

Oh I'd love to see Briscoe right now

RE: Contributor
Posted March 1, 2021

Welcome to the community Brian!

Hello
Posted February 27, 2021

A warm welcome to you Eric. We hope you enjoy your time here.

Posted February 24, 2021

Great photos Adam !

Welcome Newcomer
Posted February 23, 2021

Hey Adam ! Hope you enjoy your time here.

Welcome Back
Posted February 23, 2021

Hey Dana and Kay ! It's good to see you back. You were so welcoming to me in my early days here !

Posted February 16, 2021

Love the photos Luke !

Posted February 12, 2021

Love the historic name

Posted February 9, 2021

Art, Definitely!

Posted February 9, 2021

Tony paged me. I'm on it.

Posted January 24, 2021

Tony and Mike, you're both wrong. It's obviously a snow cone stand.

Posted January 24, 2021

I have researched and read about so many bridge disasters I'm developing anxiety when I go across bridges.

Posted December 30, 2020

I'm thrilled I was able to drive across this last summer. I'll miss seeing it when I'm in Evansville.

Posted December 25, 2020

Thank you Tony ! Always taking care of my mistakes!