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PNWTC - Samish Bay Trestle (Whatcom County, Washington)

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Paw Paw Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)

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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 

NYC - DePue Swing Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Illinois River on New York Central Railroad/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
December 1, 2020: New photo
SERA - Sullivan Creek Trestle (Tuolumne County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Sullivan Creek on Sierra Northern Railway
November 30, 2020: New Street View added
SERA - Sullivan Creek Trestle (Tuolumne County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Sullivan Creek on Sierra Northern Railway
November 30, 2020: Added
Sierra Railway - Stanislaus River Bridge (Calaveras County, California)
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Stanislaus River on Sierra Railway
November 30, 2020: New photo
BNSF - LA 729 Overpass (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over LA 729 on BNSF Railway (Former Texas and New Orleans)
November 30, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added category "Texas & New Orleans Railroad"
Magma Arizona - Queen Creek Trestle (Pinal County, Arizona)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Queen Creek on Magma Arizona Railroad
November 27, 2020: Added
Parley's Canyon Wildlife Overpass (Salt Lake County, Utah)
Steel stringer bridge over Interstate 80 on Wildlife Crossing
November 27, 2020: Added
ND&C - Webatuck Creek Tributary Culvert (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned stone culvert carrying a Tributary of Webatuck Creek on Newburgh, Dutchess, & Connecticut Railroad
November 25, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Newburgh, Dutchess, & Connecticut Railroad", "Railroad"
CN - US-65 Overpass (Hardin County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over US 65 on Canadian National Railway
November 25, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added builder
Old 220th Street Rock Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Rock Creek on 220th Street
November 24, 2020: New photo
CRandIC - Summit Hills Overpass (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Beam bridge over 9th/10th Avenue on Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway
November 23, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added info
Walnut Towers Footbridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Walnut Avenue
November 23, 2020: New photos
CRandIC - Summit Hills Overpass (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Beam bridge over 9th/10th Avenue on Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway
November 23, 2020: Updated by Luke: Name revert
IT - Willow Creek Tributary Culvert (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Lost Concrete culvert bridge over Willow Creek Tributary on Illinois Terminal Railway
November 22, 2020: Added
MILW - Lawton Tunnel (Vernon County, Wisconsin)
Lost Tunnel on Railroad
November 22, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added name, info, & imagery
MILW - Lawton Tunnel (Vernon County, Wisconsin)
Lost Tunnel on Railroad
November 22, 2020: New photos
KCKVW - City Park Trestle (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Mattoon Creek on Kansas City, Kaw Valley, & Western Railroad
November 22, 2020: New photo
BNSF - Colbert Road Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Steel stringer bridge over Colbert Road on BNSF
November 22, 2020: Added
BNSF - Little Deep Creek Arch (Spokane County, Washington)
Bridge over Little Deep Creek on BNSF Railway
November 22, 2020: Added
MILW - Fish Creek Tunnel (Jefferson County, Montana)
Abandoned tunnel on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2020: New photo
BNSF - Unnamed Stream Stone Arch (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Stream on BNSF Railway
November 21, 2020: Updated by Luke: Replaced
RI - Rock Island Arsenal Overpass (Old) (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Beck Avenue on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2020: New photo
RI - Rock Island Arsenal Overpass (Old) (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Beck Avenue on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2020: Added
RI - Sylvan Slough Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough on Railroad
November 21, 2020: New photo
Iowa Street Pony Truss (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Iowa Street
November 21, 2020: Added
Walnut Towers Footbridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Walnut Avenue
November 21, 2020: Added
College Street Bridge (1876) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Ralston Creek on College Street
November 21, 2020: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway Co."
RI - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2020: New photo
RI - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2020: Added
Park Road Bridge (2018) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Concrete tied through arch bridge over Iowa River on Park Road
November 20, 2020: New photo
RI - Packinghouse Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
November 20, 2020: New photo
Rochester Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
November 20, 2020: New photo
Greencastle Avenue Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Greencastle Avenue
November 19, 2020: New photo
CRandIC - Summit Hills Overpass (Johnson County, Iowa)
Lost Beam bridge over 9th/10th Avenue on Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway
November 19, 2020: Added
Oman Road Bridge (Kootenai County, Idaho)
Bridge over Blue Lake Creek on Oman Road
November 18, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added category "Recycled Railroad Rolling Stock"
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail - Hansen Creek Bridge (King County, Washington)
Deck plate girder bridge over Hansen Creek on Trail
November 16, 2020: New photo
STMA - Bridge EE506 (Benewah County, Idaho)
Warren deck truss bridge over Saint Maries River on Saint Maries River Railroad
November 16, 2020: New photo
BN /SOO Overpass (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Soo Line Railroad (Nee Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad) on Burlington Northern Railroad (Nee Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad)
November 16, 2020: New photo
CP - Wisconsin Dells Railroad Bridge (Columbia County, Wisconsin)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Wisconsin River;Broadway Street (WI 13/WI 16/WI 23) on Canadian Pacific Railway & Removed highway in Wisconsin Dells
November 16, 2020: New photo
New I-74 Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Network arch bridge over Mississippi River on Interstate 74
November 13, 2020: New Street View added
New I-74 Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Network arch bridge over Mississippi River on Interstate 74
November 13, 2020: Added
Linn Street Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Linn Street
November 13, 2020: New photo
Linn Street Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Linn Street
November 13, 2020: Added
Whiskey Hollow Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Whisky Run on Whiskey Hollow Road
November 13, 2020: New photo
Whiskey Hollow Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Whisky Run on Whiskey Hollow Road
November 13, 2020: Added
Steel Bridge (Polk County, Oregon)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Yamhill River on Steel Bridge Road
November 12, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added dates
Crane Brook Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Concrete frame bridge over Crane Brook on Turnpike Road
November 12, 2020: Updated by Luke: Converted duplicate entry
Haiti Road Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Pratt truss bridge built 1908 moved and reused here in 1964 over Seneca River on Haiti Road. Damaged and eventually lost in 2010
November 12, 2020: Updated by Luke: Reverted netry back to being for the relocated Groton Bridge Co./bailey pony combo
Brush College Road Spring Creek Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek on Brush College Road
November 10, 2020: Updated by Luke: Gone
East Federal Street Viaduct (Mahoning County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Conrail/Mahoning River on Highway
November 9, 2020: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020

The General Turnpike Act WAS signed in 1817...

Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020

1817 is the date given by the National Bridge Inventory.

Posted November 30, 2020

IF the photo was taken from the second truss bridge, you'd see overhead bracing.

Note the photographs distinct lack of overhead bracing.

Posted November 27, 2020
Posted November 22, 2020

There's supposed to be another truss bridge visible in the image, given the "Twin Bridges" nickname.

Said truss isn't visible in your image.

Ergo, your image cannot be from Danville.

Posted November 22, 2020

It's definitely not this bridge based on substructure. It's probably another bridge on the same line in the area, as the caption on the IUB database reads "Bridge; Danville trip"

It, by context clues alone, can't be Danville, but it could be any bridge along the line headed into Indianapolis.

e.g. this substructure by the bridge in Avon: https://bridgehunter.com/photos/18/16/181695-L.jpg

Posted November 22, 2020

Ed, thank you for the great news! Would you be able to post a photo of the bridge once pavement is in place?

RE: Help: identification of a old railway bridge from 1910+ V2
Posted November 18, 2020

Unfortunately, 100% identification with what information you have given us is unlikely.

What I can tell you is that the bridge is an uncovered howe through truss with an uncovered howe pony truss. This style of bridge was referred to as "combination" because of the mixed use of timber and metal to make up tension members.

Given the "North West rail road", chances are he may have been employed by the Chicago & North Western in the Midwestern US states, especially given a high percentage of immigrants from Scandinavia in the region.

Posted November 15, 2020

Corrugated metal and/or concrete supplemental arches are often used to preserve arch rings.

In some cases, entire arches are encased in concrete for longevity's sake.

Posted November 12, 2020

"Bridgehunter.com Historic and Notable Bridges of the U.S."

That's the pretty much the guidance right there.

There's a lot of stuff here that's historic AND notable

There's a lot of stuff here that's historic, but NOT notable (1800s deck plate girders are still deck plate girders.)

There's some stuff here that modern AND notable.

What you won't find much of, and you'll get pushback from others for, is stuff that is modern AND not notable.

Crane Brook (New York)
Posted November 12, 2020

This was the duplicate entry you made for the supplementary bailey truss that didn't need it's own entry.

It is now an entry for a supposed concrete rigid frame bridge.

Posted November 12, 2020

No, there are TWO bridges.

The Groton span relocated in 1964, which was later MODIFIED* with a supplementary bailey truss after the original deck failed under snowplow.

The 2010 bridge that didn't have an entry and SHOULDN'T have an entry because it's a boring, ugly modern bridge with 0 uniqueness to its design.

*No, a SUPPLEMENTARY modification to a truss that retains the original superstructure does not warrant a separate entry, as there are several trusses on here with supplementary arches added.

e.g

http://bridgehunter.com/mi/midland/565440600030B01/

Posted November 12, 2020

Doug Klingerman,

Why are you converting this entry, which has imagery of the Groton span relocated from the original river crossing AND the bailey truss fixup into an entry for the 2010 stringer that DOES NOT belong on this site?

Even though it /is/ itself a duplicate (https://bridgehunter.com/ny/cayuga/bh46243/), since it has imagery, it should have a merge request filled, not converted.(Esp. when the replacement isn't notable.)

Posted November 12, 2020

Doug, this bridge is already added:

https://bridgehunter.com/ny/cayuga/bh50091/

Posted November 1, 2020

Nearest railroad mainline is shown as RI on topos available via HistoricAerials. Map screencap on the entry shows that the FW&D and Frisco routes had trackage rights.