James Simmons

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Email: james [at] simmons [dot] net

Recent Updates 

Kelso Creek Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Kelso Creek on 2nd St.
July 14, 2012: Added
Walnut Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River, (east channel) in Harrisburg
August 12, 2011: New video
DCRR - Patoka River Bridge #3 (Dubois County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on Dubois County Railroad
July 17, 2011: Added
Twin Bridges (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Pair of cantilevered through truss bridges over the Ohio River on US 41. Rehabilitated 2008
June 30, 2011: Updated by James Simmons: I added vanderburgh county. I know its technically all in henderson county, but many people from evansville are likely to search it from vanderburgh. This will make it easier for them to find it.
Burton's Tunnel (Orange County, Indiana)
Tunnel on French Lick Railway
November 27, 2010: Added
INRD - White River Bridge (Elliston) (Greene County, Indiana)
Deck truss bridge over White River on Indiana Railroad (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Elliston
August 6, 2010: New Street View added
Harry Evans Covered Bridge 14-61-10 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Rock Run Creek on CR 325W2
May 1, 2010: New photos
New River Gorge Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Massive steel arch bridge over New River on US 19 east of Fayette
March 28, 2010: New photo
Fayette Station Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Through truss bridge over New River on CR 82
March 28, 2010: New photo
Long Pond Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Long Pond and White River on CR 1050 South
March 27, 2010: New photos
Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03 (Gibson County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Patoka River on Moores Bridge Road
March 27, 2010: New photos
Miller Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 500 West (Miller Bridge Road)
March 27, 2010: New photos
Severn's Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on Old IN 65
March 27, 2010: New photos
Arkansas Road Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Robb Creek on Arkansas Road in Hazleton
March 27, 2010: New photo
Hazleton Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over White River on Old US 41 in Hazleton
March 27, 2010: New photos
First Vincennes Highway Bridge 13-51-03x / 14-42-01x (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street
March 26, 2010: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted March 27, 2016

Closed to all traffic as of 2016. Sad Day, I'd driven across it multiple times.

Posted May 8, 2014

As of May 2014 this bridge is permanently closed. Guardrails have been welded across the portals to keep cars out.

Rulo Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted October 4, 2011

Its a shame that they're demolishing it, but from a practical pov, it really did need replaced. 20 feet is just to narrow for today's transportation. It'd have been great if they'd kept the bridge though.

Posted September 22, 2011

I mean it sucks...but its good that they found and are dealing with the faults in the bridge before something disastrous happens.

Posted August 4, 2011

There are still pilings in the river from an old bridge just to the east of this one.

Posted July 21, 2011

18 feet wide? damn...

Posted July 12, 2011

as i looked back, yeah I can understand the narrowness factor. I didn't look at the bridge's width. Good call on replacing it then.

Posted July 12, 2011

Judging by the road, why would they even want to replace that bridge?

Posted July 8, 2011

For those who want some denser reading dealing specifically with I-69:

http://www.deis.i69indyevn.org/DEIS_Sec2/2D_Appendix_O.pdf

Posted July 8, 2011

According to the Gibson County Highway superintendant. He says that this road is closed pending construction of I-69. Here is the map of the route.

http://www.i69indyevn.org/PDF/Section2/map_PrefAlt_03.pdf

Posted July 7, 2011

I love how ghetto the other tube is.

Posted July 5, 2011

I think this bridge is closed now. The road has a cone in the middle, and since this was rated as Imminent failure, I would not be surprised if it was closed because of the flooding.

Posted July 3, 2011

What was wrong with this that they abandoned it?

Posted June 28, 2011

I'd hardly call the new "bridge" a "modern structure" Its basically a dirt road over a pipe.

Posted June 21, 2011

absolutely gorgeous bridge