Email: michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
Native West Virginian, born in Charleston and raised in Bridgeport, so I've been blessed being around some great bridges. In fact, I used to walk across a very historic bridge almost every day in the summer and didn't even realize it (http://bridgehunter.com/wv/harrison/bh44006/).
My earliest memory of a bridge, however, comes from my family trips from Bridgeport to Beckley, WV. At first, we would drive the brand new highway from I-79 all the way to Beckley, with one very glaring "hole" across the New River Gorge. We would drive all the way down to one side of the gorge, cross a very small & congested single lane truss bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/wv/fayette/fayette-station/) and then all the way back up the other side of the gorge. At the time, the New River Gorge Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/wv/fayette/new-river/) was under construction and as most bridge geeks already know, being constructed of cor-ten steel. To a 6 year old who had seen his fair share of painted steel truss bridges when in Charleston, I thought this bridge was old, rusted and being torn down! The skeptical 5 year old in me didn't want to believe my dad that the bridge was supposed to be rusty! Anyway, I have been hooked ever since!
I graduated Class of 92 from Marshall University. Moved to Charlotte, NC in 1999 and then to Spartanburg, SC in 2002 where I've lived ever since. Huge fan of college football (GO HERD & GO GAMECOCKS!). The running joke with my wife is that if there's a show about bridges or dams, I'll watch it and she's right. I've always had interest in civil engineering, but I've never had the math aptitude.
(Polk County, North Carolina)Stone arch bridge over Little Creek on NC 108September 15, 2020: New photos
(Polk County, North Carolina)Stone arch bridge over Little Creek on NC 108September 15, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "Name" and Added "Alternate Name"
Overseas Highway - Seven Mile Bridge
(Monroe County, Florida)Concrete Arch and Deck Girder bridge over Moser Channel on Old US 1 with a through truss swing span (removed), now used as a Fishing Pier and observation deck in MarathonJuly 6, 2020: New photos
CSX - I-85 Bridge
(Spartanburg County, South Carolina)Steel stringer bridge over I-85 on CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), Blue Ridge SubdivisionJune 4, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Future Prospects"
Conway Black Road Overhead Bridge
(Spartanburg County, South Carolina)Wooden bridge over Clinchfield Railroad on C-42-1927June 4, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Status" & "Status Description"
NS - I-85 Overpass
(Cherokee County, South Carolina)Bridge over I-85 on Norfolk Southern RailwayJune 4, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Future Prospects" & "Status"
Prater's Creek Bridge
(Pickens County, South Carolina)Warren pony truss bridge over Hagood Branch on Foot traffic onlyMay 28, 2020: New photos
East Thetford Road Bridge
(Grafton County, New Hampshire)2 span Parker through truss bridge over Connecticut River on East Thetford Road in LymeApril 6, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description", "NRHP Listing Date" & "NRHP Listing Number" and Updated "NRHP Status"
Wheeling Suspension Bridge
(Ohio County, West Virginia)Suspension bridge over Ohio River on WV 251 in WheelingJanuary 2, 2020: New photo
Harpersfield Covered Bridge 35-04-19
(Ashtabula County, Ohio)Two-span covered bridge with steel through truss approach over Grand River on Harpersfield RoadJanuary 2, 2020: New photos
(Ashtabula County, Ohio)Movable through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West Fifth Street (OH 531) in AshtabulaJanuary 2, 2020: New photo
Hope Memorial Bridge
(Cuyahoga County, Ohio)Deck truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on OH 10 in ClevelandJanuary 2, 2020: New photos
Woods Memorial Bridge
(Beaufort County, South Carolina)Swing bridge over Beaufort River on Business US 21 in BeaufortDecember 2, 2019: New photos
North Omaha Creek Bridge
(Thurston County, Nebraska)Lost Bedstead Pony truss bridge over North Omaha Creek on 26th Road, 3 mi. south and 3 mi. west of WinnebagoNovember 11, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status" to reflect the fact that it was de-listed on March 25, 2019.
Columbia Plateau Trail - Box Canyon Trestle
(Franklin County, Washington)Deck plate girder bridge over Box Canyon on Columbia Plateau TrailOctober 16, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "NRHP Status", "NRHP Date" & "NRHP Record Number"
Columbia Plateau Trail - Cow Creek Trestle
(Adams County, Washington)Deck plate girder bridge over Cow Creek on Columbia Plateau TrailOctober 16, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "NRHP Status", "NRHP Date" & "NRHP Record Number"
Columbia Plateau Trail - WA-26 Overpass
(Adams County, Washington)Bridge over WA-26 and UP RR on Columbia Plateau TrailOctober 16, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "NRHP Status", "NRHP Date" & "NRHP Record Number"
Socastee Swing Bridge
(Horry County, South Carolina)Swing bridge over Intercoastal Waterway on S-26-616 in SocasteeNovember 7, 2018: New photos
Little River Bridge
(McCormick County, South Carolina)Through truss bridge over Little River on SC 823 in Mount CarmelNovember 7, 2018: New photos
Straight Street Bridge
(Passaic County, New Jersey)Through truss bridge over Passaic River on Straight Street (CR 650) in PatersonApril 12, 2018: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status" and Added "Date of NRHP listing" & "NRHP record number"
Arch Street Bridge
(Passaic County, New Jersey)Through truss bridge over Passaic River on Arch Street in PatersonApril 12, 2018: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status and Added "Date of NRHP Listing" &"NRHP Record Number"
South Platte River CR 90 Bridge
(Park County, Colorado)Concrete bridge over South Platte River on CR 90April 10, 2018: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status" and Added "NRHP Listing Date" & "NRHP Record Number"
Kennedy Boulevard Bridge
(Hillsborough County, Florida)Bascule bridge over Hillsborough River on FL 60 (Kennedy Blvd.) in TampaMarch 12, 2018: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status" and Added "Date of NRHP listing" & "NRHP record number"
(Young County, Texas)Parker through truss bridge over Brazos River on Old Hwy 380March 9, 2018: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Alternate Name", "Date of NRHP Listing" & "NRHP Record Number" and Updated "NRHP Status"
Beaumont Street Bridge
(Buncombe County, North Carolina)Stone arch bridge over Beaumont Street in AshevilleOctober 30, 2017: New photo
(Henderson County, North Carolina)Open spandrel reinforced concrete arch bridge over Green River on Old US 176April 3, 2017: New photos
Cane Creek Bridge
(Rutherford County, North Carolina)Concrete arch bridge over Cane Creek on US 64/US-74A/NC-9 Memorial Highway in Lake LureFebruary 10, 2017: New photo
(Page County, Virginia)Pratt deck arch truss bridge over Overall Run on former US 340November 4, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Status" and added "Description"
(Spartanburg County, South Carolina)Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Pacolet River on an old alignment of State Rd S-42-940September 29, 2016: New photo
Broad River Bridge
(Richland County, South Carolina)Concrete arch bridge over Broad River on US 176 in ColumbiaJuly 28, 2016: New photo
Thirteenth Street Underpass
(Gaston County, North Carolina)Concrete stringer bridge over NC-161 on Norfolk Southern RailwayJuly 28, 2016: New Street View added
Thirteenth Street Underpass
(Gaston County, North Carolina)Concrete stringer bridge over NC-161 on Norfolk Southern RailwayJuly 28, 2016: Added
Crown Hill Cemetery Bridge
(Marion County, Indiana)Closed-spandrel arch bridge over A driveway on 38th StApril 18, 2016: Photo imported
Tallulah Falls Bridge
(Rabun County, Georgia)Concrete arch bridge over Tallulah River on Old US 441 in Tallulah FallsNovember 13, 2015: New Street View added
West Fork River Bridge
(Lewis County, West Virginia)Concrete arch bridge over West Fork River on US 33 in WestonAugust 3, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Imported Photo
Little Kanawha River Bridge
(Gilmer County, West Virginia)Through truss bridge over Little Kanawha River on US 33 in GlenvilleAugust 3, 2015: Photo imported
(Kanawha County, West Virginia)Through truss bridge over Kanawha Blvd., Maccorkle Ave. (WV 61), railroad tracks, Kanawha River on Dickinson Street in CharlestonAugust 3, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates"
Elk River Bridge
(Kanawha County, West Virginia)Steel through arch bridge over Elk River on Us 60 EastAugust 3, 2015: Photo imported
(Newport County, Rhode Island)Suspension bridge over East Passage Narragansett Bay on RI 138 in NewportJuly 20, 2015: New photo
Hampton River Bridge
(Rockingham County, New Hampshire)Bascule bridge over Hampton River on NH 1A in HamptonJuly 20, 2015: New photos
New River Gorge Bridge
(Fayette County, West Virginia)Massive steel arch bridge over New River on US 19 east of FayetteJune 12, 2015: Photo imported
Stevens Creek Bridge
(McCormick County, South Carolina)Pony truss bridge over Stevens Creek on SC 23June 12, 2015: New photos
George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge
(Jefferson County, Kentucky)Polygonal Warren cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 31 between Louisville and JeffersonvilleOctober 27, 2014: New photo
I was here yesterday (10/29/17) and there are no trespassing signs all over the south side of the bridge.
This bridge is due to be replaced as the expansion of this section of I-85 from 4-lanes to 6-lanes has begun.
NRHP approved move to the city park in West Fork on June 6, 2016, so it will remain on the NRHP after the move is completed.
Very interesting bridge, considering. Not sure if I like it or not. Based on an older article I read, this bridge may be record setting for a delta, so that's why I added it.
I've seen pictures of the structure when it was nearing completion at http://www.asce.org/cemagazine/Article.aspx?id=23622325952#....
I remember crossing this beautiful single lane through truss bridge as a kid. When I crossed this bridge, I knew I was less than 5 minutes from my grandparent's house. I have tried and tried to find a picture of this bridge, but so far have failed.
Well, I got the pictures and confirmed what you guys speculated. It does appear to be a half-truss. The area was extremely difficult to get to, despite the short distance. The greenery was very thick. The area to the north was an industrial site where sand was being dredged for construction use, so that was off-limits. Couldn't see it from the road bridge upstream either. I was able to traverse the old railroad bed on the east side, but there were no good photo ops. All the pictures but one were from the west shore and short of me wading in the river, I did the best I could to get a profile shot. The pictures do not do this structure any justice and it was a much more impressive structure than I imagined. I will have to get back there after the leaves fall for better perspectives.
This bridge looks like I could easily get a picture, so I'm heading out there today to take some. Stay tuned and I will have them posted this afternoon.
I agree, it appears as if it was built as a pedestrian bridge. Also unusual is the fact that WVDOT maps show the bridge as CR 63/10, so it is maintained by the WVDOT.
Chuck Yeager famously flew a jet fighter at over 500 MPH under this bridge in 1948.
This is a coal tipple. Coal was carried by conveyor belt, across the road and then stored in the silo until it could be loaded into rail cars for transport to market.
I noticed that as well and I corrected.
Looks like there's a duplicate entry for this bridge as there's another one for the Shawnee Street Bridge. The GPS coordinates were almost exactly the same for both.
Sadly, I didn't make it in time to get a good pic of this bridge before they demolished it. I had no idea they were constructing a new one until I was already there. I took a picture of the construction, but didn't want to use it as the main picture for this bridge.
You're quite welcome! I loved this old tunnel and was fortunate enough to witness several of the smoke tests that were run there as part of the big dig project in Boston. To me, this tunnel reminds me of going to Myrtle Beach as a kid. After we went through the old tunnel, we would count how many times we crossed over Paint Creek before getting to Beckley!
To me, it looks like this was a temporary bridge used during construction of the new structure.