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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 

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (New) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Union Pacific
August 15, 2018: New photos
Frisco Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Cantilevered through truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis
August 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Edted builders section to show who did what
Fort McHenry Tunnel (Baltimore, Maryland)
Tunnel under Patapsco River on I-95 SB/NB
August 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders and noted tunnel types
Fort McHenry Tunnel (Baltimore, Maryland)
Tunnel under Patapsco River on I-95 SB/NB
August 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Cut-And-Cover Tunnel", "Immersed Tube Tunnel"
Minnehaha Tunnel (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Tunnel under MN 55 on Minnehaha Parkway
August 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Cut-And-Cover Tunnel"
Rosslyn Tunnel (Arlington County, Virginia)
Tunnel under N.Nash St., N. Fort Myer Dr., N.Lynn St. on I-66
August 11, 2018: New Street View added
PRR - Walnut Street Overpass (Wayne County, Indiana)
Lost Stringer bridge over Walnut Street on Pennsylvania Railroad
August 9, 2018: New Street View added
National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass (Henry County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old National Road on Old National Road Heritage Trail
August 9, 2018: New Street View added
National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass (Henry County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old National Road on Old National Road Heritage Trail
August 9, 2018: Added
PRR - Center Street Overpass (Wayne County, Indiana)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over South Center Street on Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad
August 9, 2018: New photo
PRR - Walnut Street Overpass (Wayne County, Indiana)
Lost Stringer bridge over Walnut Street on Pennsylvania Railroad
August 9, 2018: Added
MILW - Chamberlain Swing Bridge (Brule County, South Dakota)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Missouri River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
August 7, 2018: New photo
Wine and Spirits Crossing (Polk County, Iowa)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Tributary of North Walnut Creek on Parking lo
August 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added alt name based on shopping center name
Wine and Spirits Crossing (Polk County, Iowa)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Tributary of North Walnut Creek on Parking lo
August 7, 2018: New Street View added
FRR - Main Street Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
Girder bridge over Main Street on RR
August 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added railroads
Clear Creek Mill Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on Road
August 2, 2018: Added
Choptank River Drawbridge (2nd) (Caroline County, Maryland)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River
August 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date per choptankriverheritage website metadata; Removed "double swing" as there's only one pivot point.
Choptank River Drawbridge (2nd) (Caroline County, Maryland)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River
August 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Removed "double swing" as there's only one pivot point.
M&NA - White River Bridge (White County, Arkansas)
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on Missouri & North Arkansas RR
July 31, 2018: New photo
Lock & Dam 14 Access Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Auxiliary Lock/Mississippi River on Access Road
July 31, 2018: New Street View added
RI - 3rd Street Overpass (East Davenport Yard Spur) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over 3rd Street on Removed Railroad (RI)
July 30, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
15th Street Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough on 2nd Street
July 30, 2018: New photo
Lock & Dam 16 (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Dam on Mississippi River
July 30, 2018: New Street View added
Old US66 Middle Alamosa Creek Bridge (Oldham County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Middle Alamosa Creek on Original US 66
July 30, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added stream name
Park Road Bridge (Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Iowa River on Park Road
July 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Demolished
Park Road Bridge (Under Construction) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Concrete tied through arch bridge over Iowa River on Park Road
July 29, 2018: New photo
Maquoketa River Stone Arch (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Maquoketa River on National Street
July 29, 2018: New photo
Salt Branch Railroad, Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 2 (Washington County, Virginia)
Timber stringer bridge over Old Mill Dam Road on Salt Trail (old Salt Branch Railroad)
July 29, 2018: New Street View added
Salt Branch Railroad, Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 2 (Washington County, Virginia)
Timber stringer bridge over Old Mill Dam Road on Salt Trail (old Salt Branch Railroad)
July 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Virginia & Tennessee Railroad", "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Norfolk & Western Railway", "Rail-to-trail", "Railroad"
Yale Street Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Lost concrete tee beam bridge over White Oak Bayou on Yale Street
July 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
Nelson Ledges Road Course Ingress Bridge (Portage County, Ohio)
Bridge over Nelson Ledges Road Course on Nelson Ledges Road Course Ingress Road
July 27, 2018: Added
280th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over South Skunk River on 280th Street
July 26, 2018: Updated by Luke: Repaired and will be reopened to traffic with an 8 ton weight limit.
280th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over South Skunk River on 280th Street
July 26, 2018: Updated by Luke: Repaired and reopened to traffic with an 8 ton weight limit
Northern Texas Traction - Mountain Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Mountain Creek on Northern Texas Traction
July 24, 2018: Added
Northern Texas Traction - Chalk Hill Branch Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over halk Hill Branch (Erronously called Mountain Creek) & Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway on Northern Texas Traction Co.
July 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added information
ATSF - Jefferson Boulevard Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Jefferson Blvd on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
July 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: ROW slated to become a rail-trail; Unknown whether bridge slated to be converted or replaced.
ATSF - Coombs Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Bridge over Coombs Creek & Coombs Creek Drive on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
July 24, 2018: Added
DART - Coombs Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Coombs Creek & Coombs Creek Drive on Dallas Area Rapid Transit/BNSF Railway
July 24, 2018: Added
East Side Park Pedestrian Bridge (Daviess County, Indiana)
Pedestrian Bridge
July 23, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Roof Truss"
Lehigh Bridge (Older) (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on School Street
July 23, 2018: New photo
Lehigh Bridge (Old) (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on School Street
July 23, 2018: New photo
Park Avenue Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on W Park Avenue
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Mississippi River on I-80 in Le Claire
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders
Leando-Douds Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Haunched deck plate girder over Des Moines River on IA 98
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Douds Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
July 21, 2018: New photo
NWS Yorktown Ammunition Pier Lift Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Lost Bridge over York River on York Naval
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment
Papoose Creek Stone Arch (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Papoose Creek on 3rd Street
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
5th Street Bridge (Older) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Mad Creek on 5th Street
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Old IA99 Oakville Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on CR X99
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Oakville Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted 1941 Collapse

Recent Comments 

Posted August 14, 2018

There's a small, unnamed ditch on the west end of town that empties into Hickory near the RV park.

Stream width based on streetview seems to fit the bill, although the house in the background no longer seems to exist.

Posted August 12, 2018

Hopefully the tunnels don't catch on fire as easily as his cars :')

Posted August 12, 2018

1) All 5 of the NBI entries refer to it as a tunnel (As does everyone from the federal, state, and local governments to news outlets to highway fanatics.), and as I already stated, stringer is the typical roof construction method for cut-and-cover tunnels, but I guess paying attention is hard.

2) This tunnel passes under a park built upon the backfill used to bury the it.

3) And now you're being willfully obtuse and willfully ignoring the actual engineering/design differences between cut-and-cover tunnels and overpasses.

Literalism and pedantry don't trump actual engineering.

Posted August 12, 2018

Most recent NBI says it was replaced in 02.

Posted August 11, 2018

I've found several references to this being a "cut-and-cover" tunnel project , which is how most tunnels are built nowadays, especially when being built in already-built-up metropolitan areas

Citing sites that refer to it as cut-and-cover:

http://www.angelfire.com/va2/Route66/Background.html

http://www.dcroads.net/roads/I-66_VA/

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.com/2015/02/i-66-add...

Posted August 10, 2018

Based on this aerial image from 1963, it was usable up until 1965.

Posted August 7, 2018

Based on the 70s/80s GIS views, my I agree that the bridge was relocated here in the late 70s/early 80s

70s GIS: http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=439722&y0=...

80s GIS: http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=439722&y0=...

Posted August 3, 2018

Additionally, the NBI gives "Winding Road" as the generic name for several roads in the Sierra National Forest.

Posted August 3, 2018

A two-span bridge will have a gap between spans to allow for thermal expansion.

There's no gap, so it's more than likely a single span with additional support.

Posted August 3, 2018

Looks more like a single-span Bailey-pattern truss with a support pier at the midpoint.

RE: Deck and Through Truss Combination bridge.
Posted July 31, 2018

A half-through truss would sort of fit the bill: https://bridgehunter.com/ca/nevada/17C0024/

Posted July 28, 2018

Mmmm. Taters

Posted July 28, 2018

Reiterating a comment from below, that's a different bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/co/conejos/costilla/

Posted July 24, 2018
Posted July 24, 2018

M.C., do you know the GPS coords for the actual bridge over Mountain Creek?