Ben Tate

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Email: benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Cincinnati Southern - Tenn Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Tennessee River
August 10, 2020: New photos
Cincinnati Southern - Tenn Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Tennessee River
August 10, 2020: Added
Henderson Water Utility Inlet Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Pratt through truss pedestrian bridge over Ohio River on Utility Walkway
July 2, 2020: New photos
Old US 79 "Submerged" Little Eagle Creek Bridge (Henry County, Tennessee)
Concrete stringer bridge over Little Eagle Creek on an abandoned alignment of US 79 (TN 76)
June 21, 2020: New photos
RiverWalk Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Unnamed Depression on RiverWalk
June 11, 2020: New photos
RiverWalk Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Unnamed Depression on RiverWalk
June 11, 2020: Updated by Ben Tate: Added GPS coordinates
Old Richardsville Road Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Three span Bowstring Arch Truss bridge over Barren River on Old Richardsville Road in Bowling Green
May 16, 2020: New photos
Spring Fork Bridge (Grayson County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Fork on Pat Tousey Road
May 16, 2020: New photos
Rochester Ferry (Butler County, Kentucky)
Ferry across Green River on Ky 369
May 16, 2020: New photo
Green River US 62 Bridge (Ohio County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Green River on US 62 in Rockport
May 16, 2020: New photos
Old Richardsville Road Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Three span Bowstring Arch Truss bridge over Barren River on Old Richardsville Road in Bowling Green
May 9, 2020: New photos
Old Richardsville Road Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Three span Bowstring Arch Truss bridge over Barren River on Old Richardsville Road in Bowling Green
May 9, 2020: Updated by Ben Tate: Bridge is closed
Plum Creek IN 156 Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Plum Creek on IN 156
May 2, 2020: New photo
Dallas Hollow Rd Railroad Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Dallas Hollow Rd on Former Railroad
April 10, 2020: New photo
Dallas Hollow Rd Railroad Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Dallas Hollow Rd on Former Railroad
April 10, 2020: Added
South Cross Creeks Bridge (Stewart County, Tennessee)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over South Cross Creek
April 7, 2020: New photos
Kettle Mill Bridge (Maury County, Tennessee)
Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Duck River on former Kettle Mills Road
March 27, 2020: Updated by Ben Tate: Based on Google satellite view, the bridge is gone.
Lick Creek Private Bridge (Sumner County, Tennessee)
Warren pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Farm path
March 25, 2020: New photos
Lick Creek Private Bridge (Sumner County, Tennessee)
Warren pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Farm path
March 25, 2020: Added
LN - Littlest Tunnel (Sumner County, Tennessee)
Abandoned bridge over Former Lousiville & Nashville Railroad on Tunnel Road
March 25, 2020: New photos
East Fork Little River Bridge (Chattooga County, Georgia)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over East Fork Little River on Sr 48
March 13, 2020: Added
Broken Dam Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over East Fork Little River on County Rd 84
March 13, 2020: New photo
Broken Dam Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over East Fork Little River on County Rd 84
March 13, 2020: Added
West Fork Little River Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Open spandrel concrete arch bridge over West Fork Little River on State Highway 117 in Mentone
March 13, 2020: New photos
O'Neal Bridge (Colbert County, Alabama)
Cantilevered Warren continuous through truss bridge over Tennessee River on US 43 between Florence and Sheffield
February 13, 2020: New photo
Frank A. Hewitt Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Through truss bridge over Locust Fork River on Mt. Olive Road
February 10, 2020: New photo
Frank A. Hewitt Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Through truss bridge over Locust Fork River on Mt. Olive Road
February 10, 2020: Updated by Ben Tate: Bridge was demolished in 2018
Mountain Goat Trail Arch Bridge (Grundy County, Tennessee)
Stone arch bridge over Gizzard Creek on the Mountain Goat Trail
February 7, 2020: New photo
Mountain Goat Trail Arch Bridge (Grundy County, Tennessee)
Stone arch bridge over Gizzard Creek on the Mountain Goat Trail
February 7, 2020: Added
Estill Fork Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Estill Fork on Co Rt 140
January 30, 2020: New Street View added
Estill Fork Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Estill Fork on Co Rt 140
January 30, 2020: Added
Co. Rd. 20 Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Paint Rock River on Co. Rd. 20
January 30, 2020: New photos
Co. Rd. 20 Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Paint Rock River on Co. Rd. 20
January 30, 2020: Added
Calderwood Lake Bridge (Swain County, North Carolina)
Lost Bridge over Calderwood Lake on Tapoco Rd
January 14, 2020: New photo
Calderwood Lake Bridge (Swain County, North Carolina)
Lost Bridge over Calderwood Lake on Tapoco Rd
January 14, 2020: Added
Calderwood Dam Railroad Bridge (Blount County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Little Tennessee River on Former Railroad
January 14, 2020: New photo
Calderwood Dam Railroad Bridge (Blount County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Little Tennessee River on Former Railroad
January 14, 2020: Added
Babcock Lumber Co. - Little Tennessee River Trestle (Blount County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Little Tennessee River on Railroad
January 14, 2020: New photo
Babcock Lumber Co. - Little Tennessee River Trestle (Blount County, Tennessee)
Lost Bridge over Little Tennessee River on Railroad
January 14, 2020: Added
Fort Loudon Bridge (Loudon County, Tennessee)
Two-lane concrete deck girder bridge anchored to the Fort Loudon Dam, spanning the Tennessee River on US 321/TN 95 in Lenoir City
January 14, 2020: New photo
High Falls Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Covered Bridge over Town Creek on Co Rd 144
December 30, 2019: New photos
High Falls Bridge (De Kalb County, Alabama)
Lost Covered Bridge over Town Creek on Co Rd 144
December 30, 2019: Added
NS - Spring Creek Bridge (Colbert County, Alabama)
Deck truss bridge over Spring Creek on Norfolk Southern
December 26, 2019: New photo
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Overpass #2 (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge carrying Lookout Mountain Incline Railway over Old Mountain Road (NFA A848)
December 17, 2019: New photos
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Overpass #1 (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Steel stringer bridge carrying Lookout Mountain Incline Railway over Old Mountain Road (NFA A848)
December 17, 2019: New photos
US-27 Railroad Overpass (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Southern Railway on US-27 (TN-29)
November 30, 2019: New photo
US-27 Manning Street Overpass (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Manning Street on US-27 (TN-29)
November 30, 2019: New photo
Levisa Fork Suspension Bridge (Johnson County, Kentucky)
Suspension bridge over Levisa Fork on Walkway
November 23, 2019: Added
Clarendon Bridge (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Lost Cantilevered through truss bridge over White River on US 79 in Clarendon
November 21, 2019: New photos
NS - Mill Springs Road Overpass (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Southern Railway on Sou Rwy 731418w
October 26, 2019: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted August 22, 2020

It looks like it's supporting a pipeline.

Posted July 2, 2020

It appears that most of the bridge is welded together.

Posted June 11, 2020

A path has been cleared for the new bridge.

Posted May 9, 2020

Any updates on this bridge?

Posted April 23, 2020

There's a "street view" from the creek at these bridges.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0669707,-85.2120883,2a,75y,3...

Posted March 25, 2020

Philip,

Do you know anything about this pony truss that is right across the street from Wynnewood? Thereís not even a page for it. Iíll make one now.

Posted March 13, 2020

I didnít realize I was driving over an arch bridge today. I snapped some quick pictures because I saw a replacement bridge under construction. It looks like it will also be an open spandrel arch bridge.

Posted February 23, 2020

They have a problem with people stealing the signs due to the name of the bridge. :)

O'Neal Bridge
Posted February 13, 2020

Has anyone seen another bridge with a walkway like this? It was built with a walkway that goes down below the deck at the entrance of the bridge and comes back up in the middle. They removed the walkway eventually when they widened the lanes, but they left the sidewalks that went under the bridge on the Sheffield side. I grew up here and always wondered about the caged-off walkways on the side. I was about 25 when I found out there used to be a walkway in the center.

http://bridgehunter.com/al/colbert/1901/

Posted February 13, 2020

Here it is with the walkway still in place.

Greenland
Posted February 9, 2020

Here's the bridge right of center. What's the significance?

Posted February 8, 2020

Info about the railroad that used to cross this bridge and the new rail-to-trail that crosses it:

"From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad carried coal and passengers between Palmer and Cowan in Grundy and Franklin Counties of the Cumberland Plateau. It was named the Mountain Goat because the climb onto the Plateau was one of the steepest railroad ascents in the world.

Now, the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance is seeking to reclaim the path of the railroad. Working with local governments and other interested groups, the Allianceís mission is to turn the old railroad bed into a multi-use recreational path. When finished, the 35-plus-mile trail will connect seven towns in two counties."

https://www.mountaingoattrail.org/trail/

Posted November 30, 2019

Unfortunately, the curved t-beams were replaced in 2013 when the bridges were widened to 10 lanes.

Posted November 29, 2019

I assume CSX owns it. Here's a link to their contacts page:

https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-us/contact-us/

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/