For those of us who are not railroad experts, where was bridge 553A? I am guessing the answer is not available on Google.
There is still a truss bridge on the west side of town. It now serves as a rail trail. The chanelization project started just east of that bridge.
The Marais des Cygnes River has been channelized through the entire Ottawa area. I suspect that this channelization process led to the destruction of any remaining historic bridges over the river in Ottawa.
This area once had an incredible collection of truss bridges, some of which were very ornate.
7th Street would have crossed the Marais des Cygnes River on the east side of Ottawa.
It is interesting to see people canoeing on the river in this old photo. Today, it is unlawful to canoe on most rivers in Kansas.
Thanks for doing the investigation. I have no doubt than Adnama will create a new website with copyrighted material again. We must be vigilant.
I don't immediately recognize this location although I have been in Frankfort several times. The river is about the right size to be the Black Vermilion. The Black Vermillion River has been channelized through the town.
I noticed that the railroad bridge appears to be a Pegram Truss. This might indicate Union Pacific Railroad.
It dost follow the Camelback profile. It has five slopes on the upper chord.
Otherwise it is a rare Pratt-Warren hybrid.
If you do not have permission to use a copyrighted photo then you cannot use it. It doesn't matter what you want to use it for, what the subject matter is, whether or not the creator left his or her email address, etcetera. Even if you give credit, it is still a copyright violation. What is so hard about asking permission before you can use something?
6th graders understand this.
I dunno Amanda. Why would anybody run a business if they didn't want someone to break in and steal stuff at 3 a.m?
Yes, actually I have told someone to take my photo off Facebook when they were passing it off as their own work. Copyright is copyright. Period.
Licensed. You keep using that word but I don't think you know what it means.
You cannot legally post copyrighted photographs on your website without permission or a license from the copyright holder. Full stop. By posting somebody else's photographs on your website, you are setting yourself up for a DMCA takedown notice or a lawsuit. You can either learn this the easy way or the hard way.
Did you get permission from C. Hanchey to use his photo on your website?
Google Images is a search engine. It is not a repository of free images.
I would suggest trying to send a DMCA Takedown Request. I had to do that once and it solved the problem. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.
Yes, fair use does often allow for educational uses. But, sometimes educational can be a gray area. I tend to err on the side of caution and never use a photo unless I am absolutely certain that I have permission to do so.
Several months ago, an unnamed for-profit business used one of my photos from Bridgehunter without asking permission. Worse yet, they were passing it off as their own work. Admittedly, I did send a dmca takedown notice which got the photo off their website. If they had just asked permission and given credit, I would not have sent them a takedown notice.
I have had a few requests to use my photos for educational purposes and I have always given permission and never asked for a fee.
Even in Internet land, it is good to ask permission and give credit.