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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 

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"
MKT - Brazos River Bridge (Old) (Austin County, Texas)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Brazos River on Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
December 3, 2018: New photo
MKT - Brazos River Bridge (Old) (Austin County, Texas)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Brazos River on Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
December 3, 2018: Added
US71 Willmar Yard Overpass (Old) (Kandiyohi County, Minnesota)
Warren through truss bridge over US 12 & Burlington Northern Railroad on Business US 71
December 3, 2018: New photo
Boom Island Pedestrian Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Pratt through truss bridge over Back Channel of Mississippi River on Pedestrian trail
December 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Rehabilitated 2018
Big M Pedestrian Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Wire suspension bridge over BNSF RR on Pedestrian Walkway
December 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Closed due to structural deterioration; Removal is planned, replacement is not.
Big M Pedestrian Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Wire suspension bridge over BNSF RR on Pedestrian Walkway
December 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Closed to to structural deterioration; Removal is planned, replacement is not.
BNSF - Mermentau River Drawbridge (Acadia Parish, Louisiana)
Pony through plate girder swing bridge over Mermentau River on BNSF Railway
December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date & builder
BNSF - Bayou Boeuf Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Railroad
December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date & builder
UP - Dickinson Bayou Swing Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dickinson Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad
December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date & builder
SP - Clear Creek Swing Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clear Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad
December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build+loss dates & builder
SP - Pecos River Bridge (1st) (Val Verde County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pecos River on Southern Pacific Railroad
December 2, 2018: New photo
SP - Pecos River Bridge (1st) (Val Verde County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pecos River on Southern Pacific Railroad
December 2, 2018: Added
CN - Cairo Flood Gate Tunnel (Alexander County, Illinois)
Flood gate and tunnel on US 51 at the north end of Cairo
December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
Kaskaskia River Bridge (Moultrie County, Illinois)
Lost Through Truss bridge over Kaskaskia River
November 30, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS coords
MILW - Natural Pier Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Deck truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
November 30, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS coords & railroad info
CBQ - Platte River Bridge (Butler County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Platte River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
November 30, 2018: New photo
Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Rush Lake Outlet Bridge (Osceola County, Iowa)
Abandoned Brick Arch bridge over Rush Lake Outlet on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
November 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added trail name
Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Ocheyedan River Bridge (Osceola County, Iowa)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Ocheyedan River on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
November 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added trail name
Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Little Ocheyedan River Bridge (Osceola County, Iowa)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Little Ocheyedan River on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
November 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added trail name
Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Dry Run Arch (Osceola County, Iowa)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Dry Run on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
November 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added trail name
Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Little Sioux River Bridge (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Little Sioux River on abandoned railroad (former IANW)
November 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added trail name

Recent Comments 

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.

RE: Golden Rock @ Oregon.
Posted December 1, 2018

Yes, though it appears to be a smaller creek vs the larger Rock River

Delaware Aqueduct (Pennsylvania)
Posted December 1, 2018