Fmiser

About Me 

Email: fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com

I'm a traveler, a photographer, an engineer, and a history buff. Bridges, highways, ports, buildings, and towns interest me - especially old ones.

Recent Updates 

Bennett Lane Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Concrete bridge over Big Mineral Creek on Bennett Lane in Hagerman NWR
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: removed pointless category "traffic"
Cathance River Bridge (Older) (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cathance River on Black Hill Road (ME 24)
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Removed from category "whipple" as it is already in category "whipple truss"
Revilee Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge over Revilee Creek on Revilee Valley Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Hegwood Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
US Army surplus treadway M2 Bridge over Hegwood Creek on Airport Industrial Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Hegwood Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
US Army surplus treadway M2 Bridge over Hegwood Creek on Airport Industrial Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Chigger Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge on Coleman Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Daniels Lane Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge on Daniel Lane
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Chigger Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge on Coleman Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Daniels Lane Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge on Daniel Lane
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Hegwood Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
US Army surplus treadway M2 Bridge over Hegwood Creek on Airport Industrial Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Revilee Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Surplus US Army treadway M2 bridge over Revilee Creek on Revilee Valley Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from bailey truss to stringer, added treadway m2 info
Bohan Dillon Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Deck truss bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Bohan Dillon Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Old Plank Road Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Bailey truss bridge over Grand River on Old Plank Road (TR 528)
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: changed from "deck" to "pony"
Michigan Bar Road Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Cosumnes River on Michigan Bar Road in Rancho Murieta
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Kuhio Highway Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Pony truss bridge over Branch of Wainiha River on Kuhio Highway
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: expanded design description, addad category
Hauser Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Pre-fab modular steel panel deck truss bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Hauser Br Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Freestone Flat Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Salmon Creek on Freestone Flat Road in Occidental
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Bohan Dillon Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Deck truss bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Bohan Dillon Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Branch Mill Road Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Pre-fab modular steel panel deck truss bridge over Tar Springs Creek on Branch Mill Road
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
Mill Crossing Bridge (Marin County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Lagunitas Creek on Mill Crossing
June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: added category
E.L. Patton Yukon River Bridge (Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska)
Bridge over Yukon River on Dalton Highway
June 13, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: added height, extended design description
E.L. Patton Yukon River Bridge (Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska)
Bridge over Yukon River on Dalton Highway
June 13, 2017: Photo imported
Conrail - Clarion Trestle (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Clarion River on Conrail
June 13, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: cleaned up categories
Mill Crossing Bridge (Marin County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Lagunitas Creek on Mill Crossing
June 12, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: removed "bailey" as truss design.
Callaway Fork Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Closed through truss bridge over Callaway Fork on Old Route D west of New Melle
December 2, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Wooden deck"
Callaway Fork Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Closed through truss bridge over Callaway Fork on Old Route D west of New Melle
December 2, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Added deck details
UP - Miller Creek Bridge #3 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
November 17, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Expanded the text decription of the truss design type.
Big Creek Park Footbridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed ditch on Foot traffic
November 17, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Changed status to "destroyed"
Spoon River Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Spoon River on Abandoned TR 388
November 17, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Changed status to "destroyed by flood"
Impala Street Bridge (Macon County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Chariton River on Impala Street
October 11, 2016: Updated by Fmiser: Gone. Replaced with a steel stringer
South Fork Little Nemaha River Bridge (Otoe County, Nebraska)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Little Nemaha River on FAS 3680
August 25, 2015: New photo
Asher Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salt River on MO Hwy H
February 8, 2015: Updated by Fmiser: added the year it was replaced
Jolly Mill Lane Bridge (Newton County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge on Jolly Mill Lane
October 3, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added length, year built, and year moved.
Old Elkhorn Ave Bridge (Fresno County, California)
Concrete pony arch bridge over Fresno Slough on an old alignment of Elkhorn Ave
September 7, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Changed design from "concrete arch" to "concrete pennsylvania pony", added construction year.
West Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over West Creek, 8.0 mi. south and 1.2 mi. west of Belleville
September 3, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: changed history because the NBI 1929 date is probably wrong.
Dixon Truesdell Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Rock River
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added categories "Cast iron", "Wrought Iron"
Dixon Truesdell Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Rock River
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Expanded collapse details
Dickey's Ford Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Lost River on CR 375 North
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Steel grate deck", removed "open-grate deck"
Little River Bridge (Androscoggin County, Maine)
Pony truss bridge over Little River on Fiberboard Mill Drive
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Steel grate deck", removed "open-grate deck"
Singing Bridge (Hawaii County, Hawaii)
Steel stringer bridge over Wailuku River on Hawaii Belt Road, Hwy 19
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Steel grate deck"
White River MO 76 Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Five-span through truss bridge over White River (Bull Shoals Lake) on MO 76 near Forsyth
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Pratt truss"
White River MO 76 Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Five-span through truss bridge over White River (Bull Shoals Lake) on MO 76 near Forsyth
July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Updated some details
Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Steel through tied arch bridge over Fox River on I-43 in Green Bay
July 13, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Changed it from category "Bowstring Arch" to "Tied Arch".
Dinkey Historical Bridge (Fresno County, California)
Bowstring through truss bridge over Dinkey Creek on an access road in the Dinkey Creek Recreation Area
July 13, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Removed category "Bowstring arch" since the design is clearly a truss.
North Fork Long Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over North Fork Long Creek on Quince Avenue
July 13, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Removed category "Pinned", as it was already in category "pin-connected"
IC - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
July 13, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Removed from category, "pinned", added to category "pin-connected"
MO 8 over Dry Fork Creek Bridge (Phelps County, Missouri)
Lost steel stringer bridge over Dry Fork Creek on MO 8 and MO 68
July 12, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added information about the replacement bridge
MO 8 over Dry Fork Creek Bridge (Phelps County, Missouri)
Lost steel stringer bridge over Dry Fork Creek on MO 8 and MO 68
July 12, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: minor changes
BNSF - Marietta Road Overpass (Fulton County, Illinois)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over County road 34 on BNSF railroad
July 12, 2014: Added
Private Road Overpass (Fulton County, Illinois)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over BNSF railroad
July 12, 2014: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 14, 2017

This is clearly not a Bailey truss. It looks like it is the same as the others is Logan county.

I'm pretty sure these are treadway M2 bridges. When the US Army would deploy them (WW II era) the space between the treads would be decked with 4 inches of plywood. The heavy traffic would stay on the treads. The lighter traffic that didn't have a wide enough track would put one wheel on the tread an another on the center decking.

Notice that in the deck photo there is open steel grate where the treadways are - and maybe concrete for the center deck?

These are a simple stringer design. So I'm changing the design details of the Logan county bridges.

Posted June 14, 2017

I doesn't look like there is a Bailey truss in that photo - but there is. Way back in the trees and shadows. The approach span that is easy to see is pretty odd.

Posted June 13, 2017

I don't really care which one is kept. But I _think_ the entry with more information was the one I voted to keep. But I also got myself pretty confused flipping back and forth between the two.

Posted June 13, 2017

Well, the first thing wrong is I had to go to Wikipedia to find a picture - and to figure out it's a timber driving surface!

While it may be a bit dull, any bridge that is over 2,000 ft long and 200 ft over the river is at some level noteworthy.

I vote "keep it". So I linked to a photo from wikimedia.

But then I figured out it's a duplicate!

http://bridgehunter.com/ak/north-slope/bh77605/

I guess I'm changing my vote now. It's not exciting enough to have it listed twice. And I think this entry is the one to remove.

Posted June 13, 2017

Nathan, Gil may have to clarify - but I read it as a description of a general type, not a specific . Bailey seems to be only one of the US Army modular bridging trusses, usually not a deck truss though. A US Army deck truss that comes to mind is the MGB (Medium Girder Bridge). This bridge is not build with that truss either.

So my thought is rather than calling all of these modular panel bridges a "Bailey" - since ones such as this are not a Bailey truss at all - maybe there is a more accurate description.

"Modular", "pre-fabricated" and "panel" seem to be defining characteristics of this type, whether Bailey, Callender-Hamilton, Acrow, Mabey Johnson, Janson, Quadricon, or others. So maybe "pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"? Kinda wordy, but there are other wordy categories! All the examples I'm thinking of could clearly sorted.

Modular as a category
Posted June 12, 2017

In light of the Mill Crossing Bridge http://bridgehunter.com/ca/marin/27P0002/ I'm wondering if "modular" is definable enough to make it's own category. Maybe "modular truss panels"? Or "prefab panel truss webs"?

Kinda just thinking out loud. (can I say that when it's text?)

Posted June 12, 2017

I changed the design type to Warren. And I'm wondering if there should be a category "modular"?

Posted June 9, 2017

Yea! It's nice to see a Minnesota bridge not slated for demolition.

Unlike the Eisenhower bridge http://bridgehunter.com/mn/goodhue/9040/ that I went across recently and could see that ground work is beginning for the new bridge.

Posted December 2, 2016

I recently drove over the bridge and could see ground work on the west (upstream) side on the north bank. There were a couple cranes etc.

It bugs me that this fully functional bridge is being demolished and a high dollar replacement is being built when way less money could be spend on maintenance and many of the now closed bridges could be in use.

MODOT's motto must be "Replace, don't repair!" Grrrr.

Posted December 2, 2016

Traffic was heavy so I didn't get to the bridge until it was too dark for photos. Bother! But it is still there, with a timber deck overlayed with asphalt, and small trees growing _on_ the deck.

It was dark enough I didn't examine the bridge closely, but it looked complete and intact - ready to be moved to a new home where it could be appreciated and loved. At least it wasn't demolished. Yet.

If you visit, approach from the north. The road on the south has a gate and an extensive collection of No Trespassing signs. From the north, I could have driven onto the bridge except for the guardrail welded across the portal.

Re: good to have you back
Posted November 22, 2016

Thanks, Robert. *smiles* I didn't really go anywhere, life just keeps me running. And before I knew it, it had been weeks, then months since I checked the forum.

Though I haven't stopped by "here" much, I still stop at bridges. I have photos from dozens of them I need to sort, tag, and pick a few to upload. Maybe tomorrow - er, I mean - next week. Yeah, I'll have time then. I'm sure I will. Maybe

Posted November 22, 2016

Robert, from what I've seen, a built-up bottom chord is not that rare. And I usually see it on later, riveted bridges. The earlier pin-connected are more likely to have eye-bars.

A few example, from memory and not really looking (much...)

http://bridgehunter.com/mn/goodhue/5750/

mn/goodhue/2624/

http://bridgehunter.com/il/fulton/29310807162/

http://bridgehunter.com/il/sangamon/84316118634/

il/sangamon/84318718661/

Some of those are not pin-connected, and some are not V-laced, but just use a batten. But all use a lower chord built-up from angle, not C-channel.

So I find it odd to see it on a bridge that old.

Nick, do you have any more photos? Maybe some detail views of the joint, etc?

Grrrr. I was just notified I can only put three URLs in a post. So I trimmed the domain off of a few of them. If you want to see the all, copy/paste the line to replace the part after ".com/".

Posted November 19, 2016

I'm not sure of your question...

If you are asking, "Was there another bridge at this location?" my guess is "no" because this it seems unlikely that an earlier truss was replaced in 1910.

If you are asking, "Is there currently more than one span here?" I would guess "no". Looking with Google Earth, I don't see anything else, and it's a pretty small creek and a pretty small road to have had two spans end to end OR side by side.

There is something about 1500ft north-northeast that could be a concrete bridge/culvert that the creek has washed around.

Next time, maybe take a machete. *smiles*

Posted November 19, 2016

Dylan,

Looking at those other three, and seeing the railroad and location, this Miller Creek span is most likely just a short version of the others. And they are clearly Warren trusses. That makes me even more confident this one is classified correctly.

Like this one, they have the mid-panel bracing like a Baltimore only on the end panels. The mid-panel brace on the rest of the web is horizontal, and only between "V" shaped members and NOT the center "A" shaped. Odd.

Posted November 19, 2016

I'm convinced this one was a truss. The joints, position of the members, and the rigidity of the structure are what convinced me that the sides are truss webs and not just a railing.

Dana and Kay Klein - put 'em up. Especially if it's not a plain stringer or some sort of Mail Order Bridge (MOB). I figure if I find it fascinating others will too. I have been given grief for some of my choices, though *smiles*