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WA823 Yakima River Bridge (NB) (Yakima County, Washington)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Yakima River on WA 823
June 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Refined entry per Dave's comment.
4th Street Bridge (Yakima County, Washington)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Yakima River on Selah to N Yakima Rd
June 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Merged info from other Lower Selah/4th Street Bridge entry.
Upper Selah Bridge (1st) (Yakima County, Washington)
Bridge over Yakima River on Presently Golf Course Road
June 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Deleted information pertaining to the Lower Selah/4th Street Bridge
Zillah-Toppenish Bridge (Yakima County, Washington)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on Road
June 25, 2017: Added
Upper Selah Bridge (1st) (Yakima County, Washington)
Bridge over Yakima River on Presently Golf Course Road
June 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected GPS + loss date
Upper Selah Bridge (2nd) (Yakima County, Washington)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on 4th Street
June 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added
Upper Selah Bridge (1st) (Yakima County, Washington)
Bridge over Yakima River on Presently Golf Course Road
June 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added link to image
WA823 Yakima River Bridge (NB) (Yakima County, Washington)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Yakima River on WA 823
June 24, 2017: Added
San Diego Lenticular Truss (Duval County, Texas)
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Rosita Creek on Road
June 22, 2017: Added
Del Rio Lenticular Truss (Val Verde County, Texas)
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over San Felipe Creek
June 22, 2017: Added
White Rock Road Mariposa Creek Bridge (Mariposa County, California)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Mariposa Creek on White Rock Road
June 21, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Relocated", "Recycled Turntable"
Bridge Street Bridge (Old) (Delaware County, New York)
Pony truss bridge over W.Br.Delaware River on Bridge Street
June 20, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
BNSF - Spider Leg Bridge (Santa Fe County, New Mexico)
Deck plate girder bridge over Apache Canyon/Galisteo Creek on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
June 20, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date + added builder
Fort Snelling Bridge (2nd) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Lost Steel arch bridge over Mississippi River on Fort Snelling Road
June 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Sylvan Slough Viaduct (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Pony plate girder bridge over Sylvan Slough on 24th Street
June 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Barrackville Covered Bridge 48-25-02 (Marion County, West Virginia)
Burr arch-truss bridge over Buffalo Creek
June 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted 1991 temporary ACROW pony truss and 1998 rehab
Bridge Street Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned Whipple through truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on Bridge Street
June 15, 2017: New photo
Sandy Creek Trail - Belmar Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Sandy Creek Trail
June 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Conrail - Welch Run Viaduct (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Welch Run on Conrail
June 14, 2017: Added
I-5 - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Through truss bridge over Skagit River on I-5 in Mount Vernon
June 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added category "Acrow Pony Truss"
Conrail - Coder Run Viaduct (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Coder Run on Conrail
June 14, 2017: Added
Conrail - Clarion Trestle (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Clarion River on Conrail
June 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date and builder
Conrail - Clarion Trestle (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Clarion River on Conrail
June 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date
Conrail - Clarion Trestle (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Clarion River on Conrail
June 13, 2017: New Street View added
NY&P - Van Cortlandt Park Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Park Road on Railroad
June 12, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added categories "New York & Putnam Railroad", "Railroad"
Hazleton Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over White River on Old US 41 in Hazleton
June 11, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added link to November 23rd, 1923 newspaper article on the bridge dedication.
CSX - Rantowles Creek Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Girder bridge over Rantowles Creek on Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
June 11, 2017: New photo
Isett Avenue Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Bridge over West Branch Mad Creek (Now called Geneva Creek) on Isett Avenue & Clinton Davenport & Muscatine Railway
June 11, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added
Scott Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost pony truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on Scott Avenue
June 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
CN/CM&G Overpass (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Abandoned Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway on Canadian National Railroad
June 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Filled in
Groton Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Pratt through truss bridge over Thames River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
June 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted conversion to road use
Puente Plata (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
Parker through truss bridge over Río de La Plata on PR 167
June 10, 2017: New photos
Welch Avenue College Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Arch bridge over College Creek on Welch Avenue on Iowa State University Campus
June 9, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added images + historical name
C&O - Merrill Coal Co Spur Bridge (Logan County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Guyandotte River on Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
June 8, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date and info
IAIS - Ashworth Park Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Warren Through Truss bridge over Trail and Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
June 7, 2017: Updated by Luke: Replaced
Waupaca Covered Bridge (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Timber stringer bridge over Waupaca River on Covered Bridge Rd.
June 7, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added category "Faux Covered Bridge"
B&O Southern Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over White River East Fork
June 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added info
Woods Bridge- Muscoot Lake (Old) (Westchester County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Muscoot Lake on Woods Bridge Road
June 2, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Main Street Bridge (Older) (Delaware County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Main Street
June 2, 2017: New photo
Hazen Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Bypassed pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on TR 85
June 1, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder
Grasse River Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Stone arch bridge over Grasse River on NY 345
May 31, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders
Lincoln Way Squaw Creek Bridge (Old) (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Squaw Creek on Lincoln Way
May 30, 2017: New photo
Motor Mill Bridge (2012) (Clayton County, Iowa)
Modern Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Galaxy Road
May 28, 2017: Added
Motor Mill Bridge (1899) (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Galaxy Road
May 28, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted this is the old bridge
LIRR - Woodville Road Overpass (Suffolk County, New York)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Woodville Road on Long Island Railroad
May 27, 2017: New Street View added
SP - Shasta Line Tunnel #6 (Shasta County, California)
Tunnel on Southern Pacific Railroad
May 24, 2017: Added
SP - Shasta Line Tunnel #5 (Shasta County, California)
Bridge on Southern Pacific Railroad
May 24, 2017: Added
SP - Shasta Lake Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Southern Pacific Railroad
May 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder from HAER
Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek on Pennsylvania Avenue
May 23, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders from HAER
Granton Bridge (Delaware County, New York)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over West Branch Delaware River
May 23, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 19, 2017

Robert, the tunnel is fine/was looking at getting worked on in 2015, apparently, but the steel stringer replaced a 1950s tee beam per the NBI.

https://www.theet.com/news/local/rail-trail-fixes-on-the-way...

Re: Little design help
Posted June 18, 2017

There's no specific name, but "fishbelly" has been used to describe deck trusses with a similar polygonal profile.

Don't know/think the profile functions the same as it would on those deck trusses, though.

RE: Winneshiek County Iowa Bridge accident
Posted June 14, 2017
re: Holmes Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2017

According to old trade magazines found via Google Books, the 1910/11 bridge was fabricated by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis and erected by Dallas' own Austin Brothers Bridge Co.:

https://books.google.com/books?id=ZKBEAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA714-IA5&...

https://books.google.com/books?id=jx8fAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1002&dq=...

CNJ - PD Draw (New Jersey)
Posted June 13, 2017
RE: UDB&T
Posted June 6, 2017
Posted May 31, 2017

"The name Hawk's Nest derived from the many fish hawks which inhabited the massive cliffs at this point. When the railroad began blasting in the area between 1869 and 1873, the hawks left the site and never returned. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawks_Nest,_West_Virginia

Posted May 23, 2017
Posted May 22, 2017

The lift span was the successor bridge to the one this entry is for.

Bridge comment
Posted May 15, 2017

You're probably thinking of the 1882 Forth railroad cantilever.

The Forth Road Bridge is a far newer (1964) suspension bridge.

Posted May 12, 2017

Zoomed in it shows that it is a Berlin plaque.

Posted April 19, 2017

The geological formation is referred to as Pikes Peak.

Posted April 12, 2017

Sadly, this bridge is failing as we speak: http://www.charlescitypress.com/site/uncategorized/2017/04/1...

Posted April 8, 2017

Also this bridge shows up in Bing aerial imagery, so there's also that.

Posted March 14, 2017

1924 per our own Jason Smith's website: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/04/26/mystery-bri...