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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 

Millbrook Bridge (Kendall County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River
February 20, 2018: New Street View added
Libertyville Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Desplaines River on Rockland Road
February 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added city; Updated name; Added relocation info
Libertyville Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Desplaines River on Rockland Road
February 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added city and bridge span were reused from.
SP - Hangtown Creek Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Concrete pony arch bridge over Hangtown Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
CNW/IC Overpass (Butler County, Iowa)
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago & North Western Railway
February 19, 2018: New photo
Green Island Bridge (Old) (Albany County, New York)
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss over Hudson River on Railroad/Road
February 19, 2018: New photo
WRM - Cattle Pass Trestle (Solano County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Cattle Pass on Western Railway Museum.
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
UP - Ashland Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Oregon)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Ashland Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
UP - Water Street Arch (Jackson County, Oregon)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Water Street on Union Pacific Railroad
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
30th Street Drive Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on 30th Street Drive
February 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder + date
Royal Gorge - Hanging Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Edge of Arkansas River on Rock & Rail LLC/Caņon City & Royal Gorge Railroad
February 19, 2018: New photo
Albany Southern - Rensselaer Viaduct (Rensselaer County, New York)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over New York Central Railroad & Boston & Albany Railroad on Albany Southern Railroad
February 19, 2018: Added
Albany Southern - Rensselaer Viaduct (Rensselaer County, New York)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over New York Central Railroad & Boston & Albany Railroad on Albany Southern Railroad
February 19, 2018: New photo
Columbus Turnpike New York Central Overpass (Rensselaer County, New York)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over New York Central Railroad on Columbus Turnpike
February 19, 2018: Added
Columbus Turnpike Boston & Albany Overpass (Rensselaer County, New York)
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on Columbus Turnpike
February 19, 2018: Added
NYSW - Tusten Station Bridge (Sullivan County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Central New York Railroad
February 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Correcte build date per article on using drones to inspect railroad bridges; Bridge was definitely not built in 1848
NYSW - Tusten Station Bridge (Sullivan County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Central New York Railroad
February 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Correcte build date per article on using drones to inspect railroad bridges
TCI/L&N Overpass (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Louisville & Nashville Railway on Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co.
February 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Refined GPS using remaining ROW + historicaerials; Bridge was likely removed after 2010 scrapper attack
Bridge of Dreams (Knox County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mohican River on Mohican Valley Trail (formerly part of the Pennsylvania Railroad) in Brinkhaven
February 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Faux Covered Bridge"
CSX - American Rolling Mill Viaduct (Butler County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad & Yankee Road on CSX Railroad
February 17, 2018: New Street View added
CSX - Woodsdale Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Great Miami River on CSX Railroad
February 17, 2018: Added
CSX - Woodsdale Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Great Miami River on CSX Railroad
February 17, 2018: New photo
CSX - American Rolling Mill Viaduct (Butler County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad & Yankee Road on CSX Railroad
February 17, 2018: New photos
NJT - Lower Hack Lift Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Three-track through truss bridge over Hackensack River on NJT RR (formerly DL&W RR)
February 17, 2018: New photo
Big Creek Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Big Creek Road in Bertram
February 16, 2018: Updated by Luke: Confirmed J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. as the builder; Corrected build date to 1893
Sharon Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River
February 16, 2018: Added
Coal Bank Hill Bridge (Original) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
February 16, 2018: New photo
Route Of The Hiawatha Trail - Bear Creek Trestle (Shoshone County, Idaho)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear Creek on Route Of The Hiawatha Trail
February 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Route Of The Hiawatha Trail - Dominion Creek Viaduct (Mineral County, Montana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dominion Creek on Milwaukee Road Trail
February 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Iron Horse Trail - I90 Trestle (Kittitas County, Washington)
Deck girder bridge over Interstate 90 on Iron Horse Trail
February 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
MILW - Walnut Street Overpass (Kittitas County, Washington)
Lost Beam bridge over Walnut Street on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
February 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added correct image of bridge.
MILW - Lake Easton Bridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Yakima River & Northern Pacific Railroad on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
February 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Merged image added to another entry by David Shedlock
MILW - Lake Easton Bridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Yakima River & Northern Pacific Railroad on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
February 15, 2018: New photo
Bennington Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Swan No. 1
February 15, 2018: New photo
Garrett's Mill Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Lost Kingpost through truss bridge over Plum Creek on Road
February 15, 2018: Added
Steel Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Lost Through truss bridge over Willamette River
February 14, 2018: New photo
Koko Crater Stairs (Honolulu County, Hawaii)
Timber stringer bridge over Kohelepelepe on Koku Crater Railway Trail
February 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added railroad name, edited name to official name.
Old Paragon Avenue Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Badger Creek on Old alignment of Paragon Avenue
February 12, 2018: New Street View added
Old Paragon Avenue Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Badger Creek on Old alignment of Paragon Avenue
February 12, 2018: Added
AT&R - Hanamāʻulu Stream Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Abandoned open-spandrel arch bridge over Hanamāʻulu Stream on Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co.
February 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted bridge was a former Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co. bridge; Removed "Aqueduct" category; Localized waterway name
Kauai Multiuse Path (Ke Ala Hele Makalae) - Moikeha Canal Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Concrete stringer bridge over Moikeha Canal on Kauai Multiuse Path (Ke Ala Hele Makalae)
February 12, 2018: New Street View added
AT&R - Moikeha Canal Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Moikeha Canal on Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co.
February 12, 2018: New Street View added
AT&R - Moikeha Canal Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Moikeha Canal on Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co.
February 12, 2018: Added
Kauai Multiuse Path (Ke Ala Hele Makalae) - Moikeha Canal Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Concrete stringer bridge over Moikeha Canal on Kauai Multiuse Path (Ke Ala Hele Makalae)
February 12, 2018: Added
Kuhio Highway Wailua River Bridge (NB) (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Wailua River on Kuhio Highway
February 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge's substructure is a reused narrow gauge Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co. bridge
AT&R - Hanamāʻulu Stream Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Abandoned open-spandrel arch bridge over Hanamāʻulu Stream on Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co.
February 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Waterway name localization.
SE 6th Street Bridge (Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on SE 6th Street
February 9, 2018: New photos
CB&Q/M&StL - Elm Street Railroad Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
February 9, 2018: New photo
MILW - Clear Creek Culvert (Iowa County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Clear Creek on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
February 9, 2018: New Street View added
Adams Street Overpass (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over SL-SW Railway on Adams St (Old AR 7)
February 8, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder category per image taken by David Backlin

Recent Comments 

Posted February 20, 2018

Multiple articles and a trade journal confirm the bridge was the western span of the US51 Kaskaskia River Bridge at Vandalia. According to the trade journal "The Builder", the spans were delivered to Libertyville in 5 truckloads and saved the city $40,000+ (Adjusted for inflation, that would be appx $328,698.67+ now.)

It also appears that there's an extant builder plate on the bridge.

Posted February 19, 2018

Road.

Posted February 19, 2018

You might want to fix your site's code.

Posted February 19, 2018

Love the pics of the Key System's Bay Bridge motors.

(For those who don't know, the lower level of the Bay Bridge was half road, half trolley until 1959.)

Parks & No Recreation
Posted February 18, 2018

Municipalities rarely, if ever care about shoveling/plowing parkland.

Posted February 18, 2018
RE: landmark Albion River Bridge in Albion, CA
Posted February 17, 2018
Posted February 14, 2018

For anyone else wanting to see the image on realtree's site, add "/deer-hunting-in-the-deep-south" after "/galleries" in Nathan's link.

For those who don't want to do that, here's the image:

Posted February 7, 2018

I found one in Iowa a few months ago: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/muscatine/bh79331/

Posted January 26, 2018

1963 aerial shows the current bridge there, looking awfully fresh.

So I'm thinking someone at Caltrans/FWHA derped and put down "1926" instead of "1962".

Posted January 26, 2018

Historicaerials shows a railroad girder here in 1952.

Posted January 26, 2018

NBI says it's been gone since 2011.

Lamb-Fish Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted January 25, 2018

For the reference of everyone: The Coldwater River's confluence with the (Little) Tallahatchie River is at 34.183853,-90.214889, which is well upstream of here.

RE: Pennsylvania railroad bridges in Warren county, Ohio.
Posted January 23, 2018

It's highly unlikely that they're the original bridges. Trusses of that era were extremely lightweight, and would've been replaced with consecutively heavier bridges to better carry the heavier loads.

Posted January 22, 2018

Line was abandoned from DeWitt to Eldridge in 1931 based on the book I just added to the sources section. Based on the lightweight construction, it was relocated here. Something that, based on the many relocations John Marvig's uncovered, comes as no shock.