Ben Tate

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Email: benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Temperance River Bridge (Cook County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over Temperance River on MN 61
October 16, 2019: New photos
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #3 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: New photos
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #3 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: Added
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #2 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: New photos
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #2 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: Added
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #1 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: New photos
LVTX - MN61 Overpass #1 (Cook County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: Added
Baptism River Bridge (Lake County, Minnesota)
Deck truss bridge over Baptism River on State Park Entr/Old Hwy. 61
October 16, 2019: New photos
MN61 Gooseberry Falls State Park Bridge (Lake County, Minnesota)
Steel arch bridge over Gooseberry River on MN 61
October 16, 2019: New photo
Lafayette Bluff Tunnel (Lake County, Minnesota)
Tunnel
October 16, 2019: New photo
Lafayette Bluff Tunnel (Lake County, Minnesota)
Tunnel
October 16, 2019: Added
Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel (Lake County, Minnesota)
Tunnel on MN 61
October 16, 2019: New photos
Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel (Lake County, Minnesota)
Tunnel on MN 61
October 16, 2019: Added
Railroad Bridge (Lake County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: New photo
Railroad Bridge (Lake County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over MN 61 on Railroad
October 16, 2019: Added
Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Duluth Ship Canal on Lake Avenue in Duluth
October 16, 2019: New photos
Blatnik Bridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Steel through arch bridge over St. Louis Bay on I-535/US 53 between Duluth and Superior
October 16, 2019: New photos
Bong Bridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Steel bowstring tied arch bridge over St. Louis River on US 2 in Superior
October 16, 2019: New photos
Interstate Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Parker through truss bridge over St. Louis River on Fishing pier (former railroad, US 53)
October 16, 2019: New photos
Grassy Point Drawbridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Louis River on BNSF Railway
October 16, 2019: New photos
French River Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over French River on CR 61
October 16, 2019: New photos
Lester River Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over Lester River on MN 61 in Duluth
October 16, 2019: New photos
Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Wabasha County, Minnesota)
Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 60/WI 25
October 14, 2019: New photos
Eisenhower Bridge (Goodhue County, Minnesota)
Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on US 63 in Red Wing
October 14, 2019: New photos
Clinch River Bridge (Anderson County, Tennessee)
Unique Warren through truss bridge over Clinch River on U.S. 25-W in Clinton
October 11, 2019: New photos
Loring Lake bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Pony truss bridge over Loring Lake in Minneapolis
October 6, 2019: New photos
Browns Creek Trail - MN-95 Overpass (Washington County, Minnesota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MN-95 on Browns Creek Trail (Planned)
October 1, 2019: New photo
St. Croix Crossing (Washington County, Minnesota)
Cable-stayed extradosed bridge over St. Croix River on Wisconsin Highway 64/Minnesota Highway 36
October 1, 2019: New photos
Stillwater Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Vertical lift bridge over St. Croix River on MN 36/WI 64 at Stillwater
October 1, 2019: New photos
St. Croix River Bridge (Polk County, Wisconsin)
Deck truss bridge over St. Croix River on WI 243 in Osceola
October 1, 2019: New photos
Cypress Creek Bridge (Lauderdale County, Alabama)
Lost Bridge over Cypress Creek on West College St
September 25, 2019: Added
Matthew E. Welsh Bridge (Meade County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over the Ohio River on KY 79/IN 135
August 28, 2019: New photos
Massac Creek Bridge (Massac County, Illinois)
Wooden bridge over Massac Creek within Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis
August 21, 2019: Updated by Ben Tate: Road that bridge is on has been closed indefinitely.
Old Rothrock Mill Bridge/Indian Creek Trail Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge Through truss bridge relocated (from CR 30 over the Blue River) for a pedestrian trail over Indian Creek in the Hayswood Nature Preserve
August 17, 2019: New photos
Valley View Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Indian Creek on Valley View Road
August 17, 2019: New photos
Old Danville Pike Tunnel (Jessamine County, Kentucky)
Tunnel under Danville Rd on Old Danville Pike
August 15, 2019: New photo
Old Danville Pike Tunnel (Jessamine County, Kentucky)
Tunnel under Danville Rd on Old Danville Pike
August 15, 2019: Added
Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr Bridge (Green County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr on Pedestrian Traffic
July 23, 2019: New photos
Wards Mill Bridge (Blount County, Alabama)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black Warrior River on Ward Mill Rd
April 29, 2019: Updated by Ben Tate: Bridge collapsed.
West Little River Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Bridge over West Little River on River Road
March 24, 2019: Added
West Little River Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Bridge over West Little River on River Road
March 24, 2019: New photos
Fall Creek Falls Suspension Bridge (Van Buren County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane Creek on Pedestrian Path
March 15, 2019: New photos
CSX/SQVR - Bridgeport Overpass (Jackson County, Alabama)
Bridge over road on CSX/NS
March 14, 2019: New photo
CSX/NS - CR 75 Overpass (Jackson County, Alabama)
Bridge over CR 75 on CSX/NS
March 14, 2019: New photos
North Suck Creek Suspension Bridge (Marion County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over North Suck Creek on Cumberland Trail
February 21, 2019: New photos
North Suck Creek Suspension Bridge (Marion County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over North Suck Creek on Cumberland Trail
February 21, 2019: Added
Middle Creek Suspension Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Middle Creek on Cumberland Trail
February 21, 2019: New photos
Middle Creek Suspension Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Middle Creek on Cumberland Trail
February 21, 2019: Added
Bolling Bridge (Forsyth County, Georgia)
Through truss bridge over Chestatee River (Lake Lanier)
October 29, 2018: Updated by Ben Tate: Demolished
Northport Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Bowstring through truss bridge
September 12, 2018: Updated by Ben Tate: Park is now open

Recent Comments 

Posted October 1, 2019

A span has been removed while repairs to the lift span are made.

https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/liftbridge/

Pencoyd Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted September 5, 2019

It looks like something that goes under the bridge.You can see it in the first bridge picture above, too.

Posted August 28, 2019

This bridge was painted blue as part of a $7 million painting and repairing project during the last 2 years.

http://www.wvih.com/wp1/index.php/2017/05/22/lengthy-bridge-...

Posted November 22, 2018

The tumultuous history of this bridge.

Posted September 12, 2018

If you choose "replaced" instead of "bypassed" it defaults the bridge as lost.

Posted July 11, 2016

You can post them in the comments, or you can create an editor account and add them to the rest of the photos.I look forward to seeing them!!

Posted April 27, 2016
Athens, GA Railroad Bridges
Posted April 13, 2016

I just added 3 railroad bridges to Clarke County, GA. I came across them while visiting Athens. I know nothing about them. I call upon the "Rail Fans" to fill in the blanks please. There are probably more of them in the area worth adding, too. Thank you.

http://bridgehunter.com/ga/clarke/

Re: 2015 Bridgehunter’s Conference – A report
Posted April 2, 2016

That's how I roll, Tony. I'm a bridge and beer enthusiast.I prefer my beer Modern/Not Historic though. ;)

Posted March 29, 2016

They stand by their slogan, "delightfully tacky yet unrefined."

Posted March 29, 2016

No, Art. This one is just for Nathan. Perfect timing, too. It's almost April 1st again. ;)

http://bridgehunter.com/al/houston/bh60571/

"The Nathan Holth Memorial Hooters Parking Lot Covered Bridge"

Posted March 16, 2016

Here's a wooden pony truss that has been covered in sheet metal. http://bridgehunter.com/tn/lawrence/50017610001/

Posted March 14, 2016

Thanks, Nathan. This one had me confused.

Posted February 24, 2016

It is. I parked where it was blocked and walked.

Posted May 20, 2015

I'm pretty sure it's a typo. I can't find any reference to that definition of contentious.