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PNWTC - Samish Bay Trestle (Whatcom County, Washington)

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Cherry Avenue Swing Bridge

Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge in background...my favorite color in the sky

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Recent Updates 

Reno Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Citizens Traction Co.
December 16, 2018: New photo
Big Rock Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Allegheny River on River Road and Citizens Traction Company
December 16, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
NRT - Hiwassee Trestle (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Long through truss bridge over Claytor Lake on Rail Trail
December 16, 2018: New Street View added
Broadway Bridge (Oswego County, New York)
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Oswego River & Oswego Canal on Broadway
December 15, 2018: New photo
Lock Street Bridge (Oswego County, New York)
Deck plate girder bridge over Oswego Canal on Lock Street
December 15, 2018: New photo
Phoenix Bridge (Oswego County, New York)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Oswego River on Lamson Road
December 15, 2018: New photo
City Park Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Deck girder bridge over New Basin Canal on City Park Avenue
December 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Sylvan Slough Viaduct (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Pony plate girder bridge over Sylvan Slough on 24th Street
December 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Ralph Modjeski"
Stolen Bridge (Greene County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge
December 11, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS
Lower Bridge (1st) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Lost Bridge over Mississippi River on Road
December 11, 2018: Added
UP - Eddyville Rail Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River & Muchakinock Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
December 11, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
Iowa Central - Eddyville Bridge (2nd) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Iowa Central Railway
December 11, 2018: Added
Eddyville Bridge (Older) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
December 11, 2018: New photo
Eddyville Bridge (Older) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
December 11, 2018: Added
CEI - Grasshopper Creek Viaduct (Johnson County, Illinois)
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Grasshoppers Creek on Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
December 11, 2018: New photo
CEI - Grasshopper Creek Viaduct (Johnson County, Illinois)
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Grasshoppers Creek on Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
December 11, 2018: Added
CEI - Saline Creek Viaduct (Williamson County, Illinois)
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Saline Creek on Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
December 11, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS & Build/loss dates + builder
Green Valley Road Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Beam bridge over Village Creek on Green Valley Road
December 10, 2018: New Street View added
Green Valley Road Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Beam bridge over Village Creek on Green Valley Road
December 10, 2018: Added
Sanatoga Station Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Sanatoga Station Road
December 10, 2018: New photo
Sanatoga Station Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Sanatoga Station Road
December 10, 2018: Added by Luke per forum tip by George Oakley.
Black Bridge (Greene County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Pedestrian Walkway
December 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Edited railroads per forum comment.
CNW - Black River Falls Bridge (Jackson County, Wisconsin)
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Black River on Chicago & North Western Railway
December 9, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that spans were relocated
Yardley-Wilburtha Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Delaware River on Unknown in Yardley
December 8, 2018: New photos
Boyer Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Big Indian Creek on Underwood Avenue
December 8, 2018: Updated by Luke: Converted duplicate entry
Old Hwy 58 Salinas River Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Parker through truss bridge over Salinas River on Old Highway 58
December 7, 2018: New Street View added
Falls Creek Trail Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Falls Creek on Trail #152A
December 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Cantenary Bridge"
DRGW - San Juan River Bridge (Archuleta County, Colorado)
Pratt Through truss bridge over San Juan River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added link to image
Navajo River Ranch Bridge (Archuleta County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Navajo River on Durango & Silverton Railroad
December 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
DRGW - Otowi Bridge (Santa Fe County, New Mexico)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Grande on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Added
DRGW - West Durango Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Added
US160 West Durango Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Animas River on US 160
December 7, 2018: Added
DRGW - Cimarron River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cimarron River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Added
DRGW - Lake Fork Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Howe through truss bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: New photo
DRGW - Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Gunnison River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: New photo
Sapinero High Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Steel arch bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Highway
December 7, 2018: New photo
Lake Fork Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Highway
December 7, 2018: New photo
DRGW - Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Gunnison River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Added
DRGW - Lake Fork Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Howe through truss bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
December 7, 2018: Added
Lake Fork Gunnison River Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Highway
December 7, 2018: Added
Sapinero High Bridge (Gunnison County, Colorado)
Steel arch bridge over Lake Fork Gunnison River on Highway
December 7, 2018: Added
Florida River Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Through truss bridge over Florida River on Ranchos Florida Road
December 5, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added circa build date
Riverside Friendship Gardens Footbridge (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over La Crosse River on Abandoned Milwaukee Road
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge has been converted to pedestrian use
Riverside Friendship Gardens Footbridge (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over La Crosse River on Abandoned Milwaukee Road
December 4, 2018: New Street View added
Riverside Friendship Gardens Footbridge (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over La Crosse River on Abandoned Milwaukee Road
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge has been converted to pedestrian use
Decatur Lake Bridge (Old) (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over Decatur Lake on Lost Bridge Road
December 4, 2018: Added
Sangamon River Bridge (Older) (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Parker through truss over Sangamon River on Lost Bridge Road
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS coords
Sangamon River Bridge (Oldest) (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Aded GPS
Decatur Covered Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Covered Bridge over Sangamon River
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Fixed location
NWP - Healdsburg Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Russian River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Harriman Lines Common Standard Truss"

Recent Comments 

Posted December 13, 2018

Yes.

Posted December 12, 2018

That's a deck truss. Also: https://bridgehunter.com/il/shelby/bh41933/

Black Bridge (New York)
Posted December 10, 2018

Thanks Chester.

Posted December 8, 2018

Since it shows up in 2005 aerial imagery on historicaerials, I'm going to guess the latter.

Posted December 8, 2018

Article with historic picture featuring a plaque: http://www.buckslocalnews.com/yardley_news/sixty-years-ago-t...

Posted December 8, 2018
RE: Suspension bridge types
Posted December 8, 2018

With Dana's creation of a "Catenary Bridge" category and my addition of "Underspanned suspension bridge" to the sole extant one in the US, we seem to have all types and subtypes(wire/cable, chain, and eyebar.)

Posted December 7, 2018

I modified Dana's category to be for the specific bridge type vs just "catenary".

Posted December 7, 2018

I'm slowly tracking down information on the bridges.

LostBridges gives a ca. 1889 build date for the uncovered wooden Howe truss, and both the Lake City Museum and a DRGW railfan state that both the bridges were torn down in 1937

http://www.lostbridges.org/details.aspx?id=CO/06-27-U02&loc=...

http://www.lakecitymuseum.com/d-rg-railroad

http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,254044,254087#msg-...

I've yet to find a build date for the steel truss, but based on this picture: https://ngtrainpics.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/RD032-D-R... it's probably from the same era and this similar bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/co/fremont/bh72121/

A Colorado-specific trade magazine gave info for the arch and a build date for the old road, though we still have no clue about who built the pony truss.

Posted December 5, 2018

Looks like a Post to me.

According to railfans, the MKT built to Hannibal in 1873, and they were leased by the MoPac from 1880-1888.

http://www.missouri-central.railfan.net/history1.html

Posted December 4, 2018

Found proof of something I suspected about the Southern Pacific and their associated lines.

Posted December 2, 2018

That poor Ute.

Tunnels
Posted December 2, 2018

(Posting this separately so it doesn't clog up an entry again.)

No worries, Dana, I can tell that you're not trying to restart that utterly pointless (and pedantic) argument, merely asking a reasonable question.

Regional variance in naming is weird. The PNW likes to call their overpasses "overcrossings" (I'm sure Mike Goff can post some blueprints as examples.).

Delaware Aqueduct (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 2, 2018

It's an Erie line.

Posted December 2, 2018

It's designed as part of a railroad grade separation as an approach to the river bridge, so it's more of an overpass.

However, locals call it a tunnel/subway, so it's one in name, at least.