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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 

CSX - Pine Run Arch (Genesee County, Michigan)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pine Run on CSX Railroad
March 21, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added build date and link to imagery
NIR - Berrien Springs Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Southern Michigan Railway
March 21, 2019: New Street View added
CSX - Pine Run Arch (Genesee County, Michigan)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pine Run on CSX Railroad
March 21, 2019: Updated by Luke: Converted duplicate entry
NJT - Rancocas Creek Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Tied arch bridge over Rancocas Creek on NJ Transit light rail & Conrail Shared Assets
March 19, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Dry Creek Tanker Car Culvert (Sioux County, Iowa)
Culvert bridge over Dry Creek on Cleveland Avenue
March 17, 2019: Added
Little Waterman Creek Bridge (O'Brien County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Little Waterman Creek on Warbler Avenue
March 17, 2019: Updated by Luke: Doomed
LaSalle Bridge (Sioux County, Iowa)
Bridge over Indian Creek on LaSalle
March 17, 2019: Added
Waverly Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Bremer Avenue
March 17, 2019: Added
Holcim Company Road Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over US 65 on Company Road
March 15, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Sargent Bridge (Custer County, Nebraska)
Bridge over Middle Loup River on an old alignment of US 183
March 15, 2019: Updated by Luke: Destroyed by flooding
Chilson Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Pratt deck truss bridge over an abandoned railroad line on CR 79, 4 mi. east and 1.8 mi. north of Edgemont
March 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted being a relocated span and noted that it's doomed.
Trestle-to-Trestle Trail - Beaver Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Trestle to Trestle Trail
March 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Collapsed
Cornerstone Park Nature Area Footbridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Drainage Ditch on Pedestrian Pathway
March 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Liberty Centre Park Footbridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Liberty Centre Lake on Pedestrian Pathway
March 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Eastline Street Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Arch bridge over an unnamed creek on Unnamed Tributary of Stoe Creek in Westgate
March 11, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder per Facebook picture of the plaque.
18th Street Lift Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Lost Through truss bridge over Louisville & Portland Canal on 18th Street
March 8, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
PR111 Puente Río Viví (Utuado, Puerto Rico)
Bailey pony truss bridge over Puente Río Viví on PR111
March 7, 2019: Added
PR111 Puente Río Viví (Añejo) (Utuado, Puerto Rico)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Vivi River on Pr 111
March 7, 2019: Added
PR335R Puente Río Yauco (Yauco, Puerto Rico)
Modern Warren pony truss bridge over Río Yauco on PR 335R
March 7, 2019: Added
UP - Rocklin Bridge (Placer County, California)
Pratt through truss bridge over Antelope Creek and UP BNSF Railroad on UP BNSF Railroad
March 7, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Harriman Lines Common Standard Truss"
ELS - Kingsford Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Steel arch bridge over Menominee River on Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
March 7, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
ELS - Kingsford Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Steel arch bridge over Menominee River on Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
March 7, 2019: New photo
Rensselaer Street Viaduct (Rensselaer County, New York)
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Boston & Maine Railroad on Rensselaer Street
March 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builders
Government Plant Bridge (Smyth County, Virginia)
Mabey variant Bailey pony truss; Double Story bridge over N F Holston River on Gov. Plant Road
March 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge is a Mabey variant of the Bailey pony truss; Noted that it's a double story Bailey-style bridge
Government Plant Bridge (Smyth County, Virginia)
Mabey variant Bailey pony truss; Double Story bridge over N F Holston River on Gov. Plant Road
March 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Mabey Bridge Ltd.", "Mabey Universal Bridge"
UP - Frio River Bridge (Uvalde County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Frio River on Railroad
March 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Harriman Lines Common Standard Truss"
Murrieta Creek Bridge (Riverside County, California)
Warren pony truss bridge over Murrieta Creek on Main Street
March 4, 2019: Added by Luke; Modern truss replaced a UCEB
Kahekili Highway-Kahakuloa Stream Bridge (Maui County, Hawaii)
Pony truss bridge over Kahakuloa Strm on Kahekili Hwy
March 3, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge is an Acrow bailey-style truss
B&O - Elk Twomile Creek Stone Arch (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Elk Twomile Creek on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
March 1, 2019: New Street View added
B&O - Elk Twomile Creek Stone Arch (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Elk Twomile Creek on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
March 1, 2019: Added
CR57 Temporary Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Elk River on Cr 57
March 1, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added categories "New York Central Railroad", "Penn Central Railroad", "Kanawha & Michigan Railway", "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
CR57 Temporary Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Elk River on Cr 57
March 1, 2019: Added
PC - Elk River Bridge (Abandoned) (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elk River on Pennsylvania Railroad
February 28, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroads
Erie - Ellicott Creek Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Ellicott Creek on Erie Railroad
February 28, 2019: Added
CR 575E - Big Blue River Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on County Road 575 East
February 28, 2019: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Columbia Bridge Co." Added category "Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio"
CR 575E - Big Blue River Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on County Road 575 East
February 28, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio"; Added category "Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton,
Little Kentucky River "Zombie" Bridge (Henry County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Kentucky River on Wolfpen Road
February 28, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge is not a stringer/through truss hybridge, but is a stringer with a corpse on it.
S&NC - North Creek Bridge (Warren County, New York)
Bridge over North Creek on S&NC RR
February 25, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment
NYC - Genesee River Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Genesee River on New York Central RR (abandoned)
February 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: added build date and builder
IAIS - Raccoon River Bridge (Booneville) (Dallas County, Iowa)
Quadrangular lattice truss bridge over Racoon River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
February 23, 2019: Updated by Luke: Doomed
Chillicothe Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
February 23, 2019: New photo
BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
February 23, 2019: New photo
BNSF - Mud Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Pony Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
February 23, 2019: New photo
DM&E - Pine Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Deck girder bridge over Pine Creek on Railroad
February 23, 2019: New photo
Sylvan Island Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough Taillrace on 2nd Street
February 21, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder per historic image showing plaque; Added aformentioned image.
Sylvan Island Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough Taillrace on 2nd Street
February 21, 2019: New photo
Thunderhead Resort Kamp Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Andalusia Slough Tributary on Thunderhead Resort Kamp Road
February 20, 2019: New photos
Shoofly Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Road
February 20, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment; Noted build date per newspaper article
Shoofly Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Road
February 20, 2019: New photo
Shoofly Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Road
February 20, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment

Recent Comments 

Posted March 21, 2019

Here's hoping Story City cares more about the WPA suspension than Iowa State cares about theirs.

Posted March 21, 2019

Since this is a duplicate of an already-added bridge (The one I linked below.), and Jeff added a streetview, making it un-deletable without James' intervention, I found it best to find an un-added bridge to convert the entry to.

I say that because for the better part of 2 years there was a category for redundant/duplicate entries made by a now-former contributor that never got trimmed until I opted to convert some entries/annoyed James via email.

Posted March 20, 2019

Already found that one, Tony :')

https://bridgehunter.com/mi/berrien/bh61377/

Posted March 18, 2019

My comment was moreso a snarky reply to Mike's "They don't make em' like they used to" bit.

I doubt an 1871 bowstring would've been able to withstand the hydrological forces at play here any better than the UCEB could've.

RE: Bridge over North Fork Calaveras River
Posted March 18, 2019

RE: According to historicaerials, it was a deck girder belonging to the Southern Pacific.

There in 98, gone in 02.

Posted March 18, 2019

It doesnt help that the dam right next to it literally failed...

Posted March 16, 2019

The company is directly to the left of the bridge and both quarries have been filled in.

Here's an aerial image from the 1960s showing them before:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=2&x0=483657&y0=...

RE: Clippings
Posted March 16, 2019

It's already added as the Holcim Company Road Overpass

Clippings
Posted March 15, 2019

Been a minute, Melissa:

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/391253012/

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/3465643/

Both of the Holcim Company bridge in Mason City.

Posted March 11, 2019

Fourth

Posted March 10, 2019

Comparison/Contrast

Posted March 10, 2019

COFC = Container on Flat Car.

RE:Cotton Belt
Posted March 3, 2019
Posted March 3, 2019

It's notable as a continuation/improvement of the WW2 era bailey design used as a temporary span.

Posted February 28, 2019

The Charleston streetcar used the Kanawha City Bridge

https://bridgehunter.com/wv/kanawha/kanawha-city/

However, a 1909 topographic map from HistoricAerials.com shows this as being part of the Kanawha & Michigan, a linte that was absorbed into the NYC