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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 

Hill Drive Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Steel arch bridge over Prospect Park Lake on Hill Drive in New York
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Madison Avenue Bridge (New York County, New York)
Swing bridge over Harlem River on Madison Avenue in New York
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Macombs Dam Bridge (New York County, New York)
Swing bridge over Harlem River on E. 155th Street in New York
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Lullwater Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Cast iron deck arch bridge over Prospect Park Lake on Prospect Park Walkway
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
City Island Bridge (Old) (Bronx County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Eastchester Bay to City Island in New York
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
MNCW - Park Avenue Lift Bridge (New York County, New York)
Warren through truss vertical lift bridge over Harlem River on Metro North RR
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Amtrak - Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (New York County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge swing bridge over Spuyten Duyvil Creek on Amtrak Empire Corridor
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Henderson Crossing Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Warren pony truss bridge over Rockdale Skate Park Grounds on Pedestrian Walkway
June 19, 2018: New Street View added
Frisco - Scullin Steel Co. Spur Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over River des Peres Drainage Channel on Former railroad
June 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added railroad; Added imagery posted to BH forum by Joseph Weisbrod
Pacific Electric Trail - Foothill Boulevard Overpass (Rancho Cucamonga) (San Bernardino County, California)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Foothill Boulevard on Pacific Electric Bike Trail
June 17, 2018: New photo
Pacific Electric Trail - Foothill Boulevard Overpass (Fontana) (San Bernardino County, California)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Foothill Boulevard on Trail
June 17, 2018: New photo
SP - Tujunga Wash Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tujunga Wash on Southern Pacific Railroad (Nee Pacific Electric Railway)
June 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
PE - Tujunga Wash Bridge (Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tuju on Pacific Electric Railway
June 17, 2018: Added
SP - Tujunga Wash Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tujunga Wash on Southern Pacific Railroad (Nee Pacific Electric Railway)
June 17, 2018: New photos
Chandler Boulevard Tujunga Wash Bridge (S) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Tujunga Wash on Chandler Boulevard
June 17, 2018: New photo
Chandler Boulevard Tujunga Wash Bridge (N) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Tujunga Wash on Chandler Boulevard
June 17, 2018: New photo
Blaze Fork Bridge (Reno County, Kansas)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Blaze Fork on 108th Ave.42.70
June 17, 2018: Added by Luke; Collapsed June 14th, 2018 due to overweight tractor
Smoots Creek Tributary Bridge (Reno County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Smoots Creek Trib on Rs 557 6062524
June 17, 2018: Added
Island Ford Bridge (Randolph County, North Carolina)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge
June 15, 2018: Added
Conrail - Roseville Tunnel (Sussex County, New Jersey)
Tunnel on Conrail (former DL&W) Lackawanna Cutoff
June 15, 2018: New Street View added
Puente Reyes Católicos (Dorado, Puerto Rico)
Lost Bridge over Río de La Plata on Road
June 15, 2018: Document added
Puente Reyes Católicos (Dorado, Puerto Rico)
Lost Bridge over Río de La Plata on Road
June 15, 2018: Added
Puente Mata de Plátanos (Ciales, Puerto Rico)
Riveted Whipple/Doulbe-intersection Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Manati on PR 6685
June 15, 2018: New photos
US421 Yadkin River Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yadkin River on US 421
June 15, 2018: Added
Thicketty Bridge (Montgomery County, North Carolina)
Through truss bridge over Little River on Thicketty Creek Rd.
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Merged 1996 NBI; Noted that spans are relocated pinned Pratts from the old US421 Yadkin River Bridge
Puente Río Satillo (Adjuntas, Puerto Rico)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Río Satillo on PR123
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
US166 Neosho River Bridge (Old) (Labette County, Kansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Neosho River on US 166
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Kansas cantilever"
PR14 Puente Río Descalabrado (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Girder bridge over Río Descalabrado on PR 14
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
PR1 Ponce de Leon Aruz (Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Río Jacaguas on PR 1
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder; Added link to imagery; Added streetview
PR1 Ponce de Leon Aruz (Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Río Jacaguas on PR 1
June 15, 2018: New Street View added
Bridge Street Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned Whipple through truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on Bridge Street
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Updated future prospects: City is looking to rehab
Tioronda Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Three-span bowstring pony truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on South Avenue
June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added link noting that the NYDOT gave 500K to rehab project in 2017
Bridge Street Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned Whipple through truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on Bridge Street
June 15, 2018: Document added
PR567 Puente Río Grande de Manatí (Nuevo) (Morovis, Puerto Rico)
Modern through truss bridge over Río Grande de Manatí on PR567
June 14, 2018: Added
PR567 Puente Río Grande de Manatí (Añejo) (Morovis, Puerto Rico)
Lost Stringer bridge over Río Grande de Manatí on Pr 567
June 14, 2018: Added
Puene Río Abajo (Nuevo) (Utuado, Puerto Rico)
Modern Warren pony truss bridge over Río Grande de Arecibo on Road
June 14, 2018: Added
Puente Río Abajo (Añejo) (Utuado, Puerto Rico)
Lost Stringer bridge over Río Grande de Arecibo on Rural Local Road
June 14, 2018: Added
PR14 Puente Arroyo Toíta (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Girder bridge over Arroyo Toíta on Pr 14
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Localized name
PR 1 Puente Río de La Plata (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Río de La Plata on Pr 1
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Localized name
Puente Río Matón (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Deck girder bridge over Río Matón on PR 14
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added designer
PR14 Puente de las Calabazas (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Girder bridge over Río Cuyon on PR 14
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder; Added image
PR14 Puente Padre Iñigo (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Lattice girder bridge over Río Coamo on PR 14
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected type; Added builder
Puente Río Guajataca (Isabela, Puerto Rico)
Howe pony truss bridge over Río Guajataca on Road (PR 2?)
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Bridge is extant, but abandoned in deplorable condition; Added builder
American Railroad - Puente de Cambalache (Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Whipple through truss bridge over Río Grande de Arecibo on Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Puerto Rico
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: One span lost to Hurricane Maria
Puente Arenas (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Eiffel through truss bridge over Río de La Plata on PR 735
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Bypassed
Puente Histórico de Añasco (Anasco, Puerto Rico)
Abandoned Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rio Grande de Añasco on Former alignment of PR-2
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders & date; Added imagery; Added document
Puente Histórico de Añasco (Anasco, Puerto Rico)
Abandoned Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rio Grande de Añasco on Former alignment of PR-2
June 14, 2018: Document added
Puente Histórico de Añasco (Anasco, Puerto Rico)
Abandoned Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rio Grande de Añasco on Former alignment of PR-2
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders & date
Puente Histórico de Trujillo Alto (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Río Grande de Loíza on Pedestrian Trail (Former alignment of PR-181)
June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added engineer per forum comment; Added builder
IA92 Des Moines River Bridge (Old) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Old Hwy. 92
June 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder

Recent Comments 

Posted June 20, 2018

We don't know, we're not a governmental agency.

Posted June 20, 2018
Posted June 17, 2018

I wonder what Col Tupper's wares were like. :')

Posted June 17, 2018

Just for you, Dana/Kay

Posted June 15, 2018

Further research uncovered the following from a NRHP MPS .pdf

Said .pdf: https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64500544_text

Thicketty Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 15, 2018

Excellent find, Jimmy!

Posted June 15, 2018

Considering there are several lattice girders scattered across Puerto Rico that were constructed by Eugene Rollin & Co., also of Braine-le-Comte, Belgium, I'd say that furthers my suspicions.

Posted June 15, 2018

I finally found a bit of info on Spanish Wikipedia that gives us a lead on who built the bridge, stating that construction work was subcontracted to the "Société d'Entreprises et des Constructions des Colonies Espagnoles"

And from there on, everything is in French, and my French is even more rudimentary than my Spanish is...

Then there's this Google Books lead that mentions that Belgian bridges could be had for 2/3rds the cost of an American span, which leads me to believe the French subcontractor was ordering Belgian bridges, probably from the same manufacturer that constructed all of the extant Lattice Girders.

Anyone have any insight? I know Nathan and Jason have done more work in Europe than anyone else.

Spanish Wikipedia link: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https%3...

Google Books link: https://books.google.com/books?id=Y-RsAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA393&dq=P...

Posted June 15, 2018

Sad news, one span was lost to Hurricane Maria:

https://redescubriendoapuertorico.blogspot.com/2013/10/puent...

Posted June 14, 2018

Here's a rarity: Pin-connected truss built in the 1940s

Posted June 13, 2018

It's a common theme for Google Maps to mis-name streams when they get close to their confluences.

On the subject of the NBI, is anyone opposed to merging the 96 NBI data?

It seems fairly spot-on to me.

Posted June 12, 2018

The 1996 NBI lists a closed bridge dating to 1903 over Big Creek:

https://bridgehunter.com/scripts/bridge/add-nbi.cgi?fips=190...

Span length seems to match IMO.

Posted June 11, 2018

CNJ

Drew Bridge (Florida)
Posted June 2, 2018

That's not how physics works. If the bridge was moved off the pier, the tree would've gone with it.

Posted June 1, 2018