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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 

BNSF - Indian Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Railroad
October 15, 2019: New photo
IAIS/BNSF Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over BNSF Railway on Iowa Interstate Railroad
October 15, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
MILW - Iowa River Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted 1931 derailment and span loss
US24 Republican River Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Republican River on US 24
October 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected build year
DM&E - Weed Park Lagoon Outflow Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Deck girder bridge over Weed Park Lagoon Outflow. on Dako
October 14, 2019: New photo
Neosho Rapids Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 0.5 mi. west of Neosho Rapids
October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Builder
US24 Republican River Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Republican River on US 24
October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Builder
Air Line Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Air Line Road
October 13, 2019: Added
US77 Republican River Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Republican River on US 77
October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Wakefield Bridge (Old) (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost Warren Cantilever truss over Republican River on 6th Street (K 82)
October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Builders
Wakefield Bridge (Older) (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 82
October 13, 2019: New photo
Wakefield Bridge (Older) (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 82
October 13, 2019: Added
Yale Avenue Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Posey Creek on Yale Ave
October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: GPS fix per forum comment
RI - 3rd Street Overpass (Old) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over 3rd Street on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
October 12, 2019: New photo
RI - 3rd Street Overpass (Old) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over 3rd Street on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
October 12, 2019: Added
Farm Driveway Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Yankee Run on Local Road
October 12, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge is a driveway bridge
RI - Toulon Arch (Stark County, Illinois)
Arch bridge over IL91 on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
October 11, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added location
Fleming Bridge (Santa Rosa County, Florida)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Coldwater Creek on an abandoned section of Steel Bridge Rd
October 7, 2019: New photo
RIS - Pope Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Pope Creek on Rock Island Southern RR
October 5, 2019: New photo
RI - Platte River Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Lost Through truss bridge over Platte River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
October 3, 2019: Added
Old Jefferson Bridge (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 483rd Avenue
October 3, 2019: New photo
River Sioux Bridge (Harrison County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Road
October 3, 2019: New photo
US75 Monona-Harrison Ditch "Temporary" Bridge (Harrison County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Monona-Harrison Ditch on US 75
October 3, 2019: Updated by Luke: Merged NBI data
US151 Prairie Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on US 151
October 2, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge was REPLACED rather than rehabbed in 1961. Noted relocation
US75 Monona-Harrison Ditch "Temporary" Bridge (Harrison County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Monona-Harrison Ditch on US 75
October 2, 2019: Added
US75 Monona-Harrison Ditch Bridge (Harrison County, Iowa)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Drainage Ditch on US 75
October 2, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected GPS per context clues
Noelridge Park Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Small Stream on Pedestrian Path
October 1, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added guesstimate build date based on park history.
Marion Boulevard Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Indian Creek on Marion Boulevard/7th Avenue
September 30, 2019: New photo
18th Street Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Concrete culvert bridge over Small stream on 18th Street SW
September 30, 2019: Updated by Luke: Appears to have been replaced
Pittsburg Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
September 29, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added cause of loss
RI - Mosquito Creek Viaduct (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
September 29, 2019: Added
IC - East Omaha Swing Bridge (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Canadian National Railway
September 29, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Rail-and-trail"
IC - East Omaha Swing Bridge (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Canadian National Railway
September 29, 2019: New photo
IAIS - Mosquito Creek Viaduct (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek & Valley View Drive on Iowa Interstate Railroad
September 29, 2019: New photo
IAIS - Mosquito Creek Viaduct (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek & Valley View Drive on Iowa Interstate Railroad
September 29, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
UP - Clear Creek Stone Arch (Story County, Iowa)
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek on Union Pacific Railroad within Pammel Woods
September 28, 2019: New photo
Ames Flyover (Story County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Interstate 35 on Northbound Interstate 35/Westbound US30
September 27, 2019: Added
Rocky River High Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Rocky River on Lake Shore Electric Railway
September 26, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added history and type
Rocky River High Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Rocky River on Lake Shore Electric Railway
September 26, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added history
DART - TX183 Overpass (Tarrant County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over TX183 on DART
September 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Replaced
Grapevine Vintage Railway - Ira E. Woods Avenue Overpass (Tarrant County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Ira E. Woods Avenue on Dallas Area Rapid Transit
September 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Replaced 2018
SW 9th Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River
September 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Updated build date per Melissa's pic
69th Street Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on 69th Street/US 90
September 22, 2019: New photo
Keigley Branch Boxcar Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Keigly Branch Fork on Private Drive
September 20, 2019: Added
Betty's Grove Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over East Blue Creek on Betty's Grove Road
September 16, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Relocated"
UP - Clear Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Warren through truss bridge over Clear Fork Trinity River on Union Pacific Railroad
September 15, 2019: New Street View added
UP - Clear Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Warren through truss bridge over Clear Fork Trinity River on Union Pacific Railroad
September 15, 2019: Added
Urbana Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on 31st Avenue Trail
September 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Refined build date from vauge "1870s" to "1878"
Urbana Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on 31st Avenue Trail
September 14, 2019: New photo
New Oregon Bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Old New Oregon Road
September 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Merged build date from article, which actually seems plausible for once.

Recent Comments 

Posted October 15, 2019
Posted October 15, 2019

Nick, if I'd known you were going to be in my area I'd have offered to show you some of the stuff in the area!

Posted October 15, 2019

Once everything dies off I'll try to get contemporary shots. Thanks for the historic one, Melissa!

Posted October 15, 2019

The image on this page MAY be of this bridge https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/543713920/

Posted October 15, 2019

A couple articles here, Melissa. The text is the same for each one, but the pics are different, and we can't have too many of this one IMO.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/544090978/

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/336083796/

Posted October 14, 2019
Posted October 14, 2019

The NBI may say 1928, but several articles say a bridge west of Clay Center was washed out in the 1935 flood.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/487803483/

I found an article from July 1936 saying it was opening, but haven't managed to find a contract letting yet.

Posted October 14, 2019

Feel free to create an entry for it. According to https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/519798093/ Leavenworth Bridge Co. won a contract in 1904

Posted October 13, 2019
Posted October 13, 2019

Image here: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/526521687/

Builder source is the same article for the Wakefield bridge lost in the 1935 Flood.

Posted October 13, 2019

Builder appears in article here: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/12643654/

Posted October 13, 2019
Posted October 13, 2019

Found an article with builders for this one: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/486811626/

Posted October 13, 2019

This popped up in my search for info on these bridges. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/383827225/

Posted October 13, 2019

Amendment to the previous comment: The bridge was likely built post 1935, as this still from a USGS report about a flood shows a two span Pratt: