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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 

NS - Middle Fork Holston River Bridge (Smyth County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder and stone arch bridge over Route 645 & Middle Fork Holston River on Railroad (NS)
July 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Reverted build date to 1932, as the main span dates to 1932
Redwood Creek Ranch Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Redwood Creek
July 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added ranch names from old topo maps.
Amtrak - Portal Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Through truss swing bridge over Hackensack River on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak)
July 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders
Amtrak/NJT - North River Tunnels (New York County, New York)
Tunnel under Hudson River on Amtrak & New Jersey Transit
July 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "County line crossing"
Pond Eddy Bridge (old) (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Two-span through truss bridge over the Delaware River at Pond Eddy
July 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "County line crossing"
Pollinator Park Trail - Muscatine Slough Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Tinmber stringer bridge over Muscatine Slough on Pollinator Park Trail
July 18, 2018: New photo
Cotton Belt - Drainage Ditch #1 Bridge (Dunklin County, Missouri)
Abandoned girder bridge over a drainage ditch within The Floodway on St. Louis Southwestern Railway
July 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build year
MoPac - White Clay Creek Trestle (Atchison County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over White Clay Creek on Missouri Pacific Railorad
July 18, 2018: Added
DMRy - Merle Hay Road Trestle (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Merle Hay Road (58th Street) on Des Moines Railway Co.
July 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added specific loss day
West Bridge (Iowa County, Iowa)
Lost bridge over Big Bear Creek
July 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Converted duplicate entry
East Bridge (Iowa County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Main Street
July 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder & date
Green River Footbridge (Sweetwater County, Wyoming)
Pratt through truss bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Pedestrian walkway
July 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
North Piney Creek Bridge (Sublette County, Wyoming)
Bailey pony truss bridge over North Piney Creek on Forest Road 10046
July 14, 2018: Added
US15 Lake Marion Relief Bridge (Clarendon County, South Carolina)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Santee River -Lake Marion on US 15 (old alignment)
July 14, 2018: New Street View added
Allender Road Bridge (Older) (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Lost Greiner through truss bridge over Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on Allender Road
July 14, 2018: Added
CNW - North Raccoon River Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over North Raccoon River on Railroad
July 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Klickitat Trail - Fisher Hill Bridge (Klickitat County, Washington)
Deck plate girder bridge over Klickitat River on Klickitat Trail
July 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added railroad categories
Moore's Ford Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White Water Creek on 25th Avenue
July 11, 2018: New photo
Elm Street Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Elm Street
July 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Updated status: Closed
13th Street Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on 13th Street
July 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Updated status: Closed
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Bridge (Talbot County, Maryland)
Deck plate girder bridge over Perry Cabin Lane at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
July 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Pedestrian Movable Bridges" as it's a static display and signed against usage
Great Lake Spine Trail - Lake Okoboji Bridge (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Strait between East and West Lake Oboji on formerly a railroad line between Spirit Lake and Milford, now a bike trail in Okoboji
July 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date based on petition from October 1884 complaining about the lack of a bridge tender; Removed "Pedestrian Movable Bridges" category as the bridge hasn't been moveable since 1920
NS - Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. Bridge (Brooke County, West Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on Norfolk Southern Railway
July 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Edited name to common name
UP - Lower Cone Springs Bridge (Lincoln County, Nevada)
Warren through truss bridge over Meadow Valley Wash on Union Pacific Railroad
July 8, 2018: New photo
CP - Normanskill Bridge (Albany County, New York)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Normans Kill on Canadian Pacific Railroad
July 7, 2018: Added
NYA&L - Crane Brook Arch (Cayuga County, New York)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Crane Brook on New York, Auburn and Lansing Railroad (Ithaca-Auburn Short Line)
July 7, 2018: Added
EL - Armory Square Station Bridge (Onondaga County, New York)
Abandoned warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Onondaga Creek on Abandoned DL&W spur
July 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Bridge removed
NYSW-Onondaga Street Overpass (Onondaga County, New York)
Pony plate girder bridge over Clinton Street on New York, Susquehanna, & Western Railway
July 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected status & RR
Happy Hollow Road Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Happy Hollow Road
July 7, 2018: Added
Prewitt Canal Bridge (Morgan County, Colorado)
Pony truss bridge over Prewitt Inlet Canal, just off CR 36
July 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Coords
Lick Branch Bridge (Henry County, Indiana)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Lick Branch on Old alignment of County Road 100 East
July 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Coords
PR119 Puenete Río Culebrinas (San Sebastian, Puerto Rico)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Culebrinas River on Pr 119
July 6, 2018: Updated by Luke: Localized name
PR144 Puente Río Saliente (Jayuya, Puerto Rico)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Saliente River on Pr 144
July 6, 2018: Updated by Luke: Localized name
PR140 Puente Río Jauca (Jayuya, Puerto Rico)
Steel stringer bridge over Jauca River on Pr 140
July 6, 2018: Updated by Luke: Localized name
THI&E - White Lick Creek Bridge (Old) (Morgan County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White Lick Creek on Terre Haute, Indianapolis, & Eastern Traction Co.
July 5, 2018: Added
RI - Grand River Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Grand River on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
July 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder & date
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
July 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected status to Inundated
Southside Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Kanawha Blvd., Maccorkle Ave. (WV 61), railroad tracks, Kanawha River on Dickinson Street in Charleston
July 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders per photo of builder plaque posted by Ernest E. Blevins, MFA
North Wea Creek Private Drive Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over North Wea Creek on a Private Drive
July 3, 2018: New photo
Wolf Creek Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Lost Truss bridge over Wolf Creek
July 2, 2018: Added
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Warren through truss bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Flint Hills Nature Trail
July 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted fire in January
TX89 Brazos River Bridge (Parker County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Brazos River on I-20 North Frontage Road
July 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
US290 Brazos River Bridge (Old) (Waller County, Texas)
Parker through truss bridge over Brazos River on US 290
July 2, 2018: New video
US290 Brazos River Bridge (Old) (Waller County, Texas)
Parker through truss bridge over Brazos River on US 290
July 2, 2018: Added
SP - Brazos River Bridge (Waller County, Texas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Brazos River on Railroad
July 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added truss typem cause of loss, and loss date
GR&I - St. Mary's River bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad via lease from CSX Transportation(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad)
July 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Cleaned up history section to be dates-only.
SIR - Western Avenue Overpass (Richmond County, New York)
Girder bridge over Western Avenue, Bridge C on Staten Is Rr Corp
July 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder based on plaque outline
A&S Private bridge at Hoyt Street (Kings County, New York)
Pony truss bridge over Hoyt Street on A&S Private Bridg
July 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Demolished along with the nearby building.
LIRR - New Lots Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Girder bridge over New Lots Avenue on Ny & Atlantic
July 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Bridge is open to traffic; Added main railroad name; Created category for shortline
Bankhead Nation Forest Thompson Trailhead Bridge (Lawrence County, Alabama)
Warren pony truss bridge over Thompson Creek on Thompson Trailhead
June 30, 2018: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted July 19, 2018
Posted July 19, 2018

Road

Posted July 17, 2018
Posted July 17, 2018

Nonexistent for 80 years, since OSHA was formed in 1971.

Posted July 16, 2018

Yeah, demolish a bridge because a teen did what all teens do: Stupid, albeit fun acts.

Better demolish the new bridge too, because they'll just start jumping off that.

Posted July 15, 2018

I wish I could say I was surprised that the girders were scrapped despite going to a museum, but if I know foamers, if it's not a loco or depot, they don't care about it.

Posted July 11, 2018
Posted July 10, 2018

The restoration support group's Facebook page hasn't posted about the bridge failing, and a commentor on the flooding picture on the group said its "been through worse", FWIW.

Posted July 4, 2018

The pictured 1958 Topo from historicaerials shows US 66 (Highlighted in red.) crossing this bridge, not the modern routing to the north.

Posted July 2, 2018

This bridge was burned in January, but repaired within a week or so:

http://www.ottawaherald.com/news/20180123/flint-hills-bridge...

And two weeks ago the entire trail was designated as a Kansas State Park:

http://www.ottawaherald.com/news/20180621/flint-hills-trail-...

Hopefully this sets a (positive) precedent in Kansas.

Posted July 2, 2018

The following Newspaper.com OCR text for the August 11th, 1913 edition of Burlington, Kansas' Daily Republican mentions "The new Bennett bridge in Ottum", which I assume to be Ottumwa Township.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/124504913/

Posted June 29, 2018

Saratoga & North Creek, ex D&H

Posted June 28, 2018

No, because NKP's NY terminus was Buffalo.

Posted June 27, 2018

1943 topo from historicaerials only shows Erie on the line, so it's probably remnants of an Erie advert ca 1941, when their absorption of the Nypano Railroad gave them a route into Chicago.

Really cool when stuff like that still exists.

Posted June 22, 2018

Confirmed via the railroad historical society.