James McCray

About Me 

Email: jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Koteewi Park Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over White River on a pedestrian path
November 13, 2016: Added
Sage Sue Ann Redfeather Bridge (Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota)
Concrete stringer bridge over Cheyenne River on an old alignment of SD 40
November 11, 2016: Updated by James McCray: Name of Bridge and date changed to show that it is now called Sage Sue Ann Redfeather Bridge, and date 1943
CSX - Fort DeWolf Bridge #5.5 (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Fifth incarnation (previous three destroyed by Civil War Battles) Pratt Through Truss railroad bridge over the Salt River on CSX Railroad
September 17, 2016: New photo
Shannon Bridge (Chouteau County, Montana)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge formerly carried Bootlegger Trail (S225) over the Teton River
August 12, 2016: Added
Pleasant Hill Road Bridge (Etowah County, Alabama)
Dismantled pony truss bridge formerly over Black Creek on Pleasent Hill Road in Gadsden
July 6, 2016: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Haunted"
Sandy Watkins Park/Old Augusta-Turtle Creek Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over a canal linking two ponds in Sandy Watkins Park on a pedestrian trail
June 29, 2016: Added
Tongue River Bridge (Sheridan County, Wyoming)
Parker Pony truss bridge over Tongue River on CN3-71
June 25, 2016: Updated by James McCray: Updated bridge to show that the truss is saved and is sitting on ground just south of new bridge as per satellite view.
Old US 73 Nemaha River Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Big Nemaha River on US 73
April 23, 2016: Added
Reedy River Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Girder bridge over Reedy River on S-23-14
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
Reedy River Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Girder bridge over Reedy River on S-23-14
April 17, 2016: Added
Reedy River Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Reedy River on S-23-76
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
Reedy River Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Reedy River on S-23-76
April 17, 2016: Added
Dam At Lake Lanier Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Dam At Lake Lanier on S-23-318
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
Dam At Lake Lanier Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Dam At Lake Lanier on S-23-318
April 17, 2016: Added
Lazy J Campground Bridge (Transylvania County, North Carolina)
Pratt pony truss bridge over French Broad River on a driveway
April 17, 2016: Added
Hunter Creek Rd (McPike Branch) Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over McPike Branch on Hunter Creek Rd
April 17, 2016: Added
University of Indiana Jordan River Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Jordan River on a pedestrian path
April 17, 2016: Added
S Indiana Ave (Jordan River) Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Jordan River on S Indiana Ave
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
S Indiana Ave (Jordan River) Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Jordan River on S Indiana Ave
April 17, 2016: Added
Franklin Hall Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Jordan River on a pedestrian path
April 17, 2016: Added
Indiana Rr Co Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over Indiana Rr Co on N Jordan Avenue
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
Indiana Rr Co Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over Indiana Rr Co on N Jordan Avenue
April 17, 2016: Added
US76 Overpass (Richland County, South Carolina)
Steel stringer bridge over C.N.& L. Railroad on US 76
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
US76 Overpass (Richland County, South Carolina)
Steel stringer bridge over C.N.& L. Railroad on US 76
April 17, 2016: Added
River Cove "Pony Bridge" (Polk County, North Carolina)
Warren pony truss bridge over Pacolet River on a private driveway
April 17, 2016: New photos
Lake Louisvilla Bridge (Oldham County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over South Fork Harrods Creek (Old Lake Louisvilla) on KY 22
April 17, 2016: New Street View added
Lake Louisvilla Bridge (Oldham County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over South Fork Harrods Creek (Old Lake Louisvilla) on KY 22
April 17, 2016: Added
Kissing Bridge (Porter County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge on a pedestrian trail
April 2, 2016: New Street View added
Kissing Bridge (Porter County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge on a pedestrian trail
April 2, 2016: Added
Drainage Ditch 2 Bridge (Crittenden County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Dr. Ditch No. 2 on Sh 77 (old US 63)
April 1, 2016: New Street View added
Big Creek Bridge (Crittenden County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Creek on Sh 77 (old US 61)
March 31, 2016: New Street View added
Big Creek Bridge (Crittenden County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Creek on Sh 77 (old US 61)
March 31, 2016: Added
C&O Canal Towpath Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on a pedestrian trail
March 28, 2016: New Street View added
C&O Canal Towpath Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on a pedestrian trail
March 28, 2016: Added
C&O Canal Towpath Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on a pedestrian trail
March 28, 2016: New Street View added
C&O Canal Towpath Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on a pedestrian trail
March 28, 2016: Added
C&O Canal Towpath Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on a pedestrian trail
March 28, 2016: Added
Hite Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Hite Creek on Brownsboro Rd (KY 22)
March 27, 2016: New Street View added
Hite Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Hite Creek on Brownsboro Rd (KY 22)
March 27, 2016: Added
Little Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Little Goose Creek on Brownsboro Rd (KY 22)
March 27, 2016: New Street View added
Little Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Little Goose Creek on Brownsboro Rd (KY 22)
March 27, 2016: Added
River Road "Diamond" Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Slab bridge over a branch of Harrod's Creek on River Road
March 19, 2016: New Street View added
River Road "Diamond" Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Slab bridge over a branch of Harrod's Creek on River Road
March 19, 2016: Added
Curry Fork Bridge (Oldham County, Kentucky)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Curry Fork on Ky 22
March 19, 2016: New photos
Old US 70 N Spring Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Luten arch bridge over Spring Creek on an abandoned alignment of US 70 N
March 19, 2016: New Street View added
Old US 70 N Spring Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Luten arch bridge over Spring Creek on an abandoned alignment of US 70 N
March 19, 2016: Added
Little Goose Creek Bridge (Trousdale County, Tennessee)
Warren pony truss bridge over Little Goose Creek on a driveway
March 19, 2016: New photos
Circle P Ranch Covered Bridge 42-95-C (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Warren pony truss bridge over Stoner Creek on a private driveway
March 19, 2016: New photos
Greenlick Creek Bridge (Maury County, Tennessee)
Arch bridge over Greenlick Creek on NFA A008 in Columbia
March 17, 2016: New Street View added
Swift Run Lake Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Swift Run Lake on a driveway
March 17, 2016: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted November 15, 2016

Like the great Pyramids of Egypt, or Stonehenge, or various Aztec and Mayan Ruins of Mexico and South America this will remain a mystery for great minds to discuss and debate until Christ comes back. I will just default and say that it was the aliens who built the bridge for a purpose only they know. Perhaps there is an X-Files episode that covers it or it has been discussed at length on the Coast to Coast Radio Show.

Posted November 13, 2016

I added the page to bridgehunter to reflect that the bridges are now relocated and open to the public in Koteewi Park, Noblesville, Indiana

Posted August 12, 2016

This bridge seems to be in a field. The river it supposed to cross seems to have shifted to the north. The road that it supposed to carry does not exist, but somebody with greater knowledge than I can chime in on this.

Posted July 13, 2016

Here are some pictures taken from 2001. The pics are of my friends when we took a trip to the Trussell. One can see the steep sides of the bridge approaches. The bridge is still there and probably will outlast our lifetimes.

Posted July 4, 2016

Has anyone thought of this? The doomed bridge in Alabama (B.B. Comer Bridge) had a charity (http://www.comerbridge.org) that raised a good sum of money to try to save that bridge. Now that bridge is gone, but does the charity still have the money? Will they be willing to give the funds to be used with another bridge? I'm just wondering about this, because if there is another source of funding sitting around, it could still go to good--that is if its possible.

Bridge comment
Posted June 29, 2016

Added new page for the old Augusta/Turtle Creek bowstring bridge to accurately reflect its new location. See the following: http://bridgehunter.com/ky/henderson/bh72663/

Please add info as needed

Posted June 25, 2016

If a human was to look at google earth or maps that human will see that the truss has been kept and is sitting on the ground just south of the new bridge. Hopefully, someone will get curious and go confirm this, but for now, my word has to stand.

Posted April 24, 2016

the google street view is taken from the adjacent rr bridge....the bridge in question is the right bridge. since street view is not available from the bridge in question i had to use the street view from the other bridge so that one can see the right bridge.

Posted April 23, 2016

You might be on to something here. This seems like a mystery third bowstring. So this bridge is too small for the other pony bowstring and the one over the Nemaha River is a Through Truss bowstring. So this makes a third one that is a mystery.

Posted April 23, 2016

You would do well to just add the pic of the bridge to the posted bridge page

Posted April 23, 2016

There were two bowstring bridges near Falls City, NE. The one you got pictured is this one: http://bridgehunter.com/ne/richardson/bh49232/

It still exists and is posted. The other one was over the Nemaha River south of town but was a through truss bowstring type. I have added it.

Posted April 17, 2016

This seems to be a one sided bridge......know nothing about it. The bridge is a stone arch and very old. The south bound side of the bridge is obscured by a parking lot. Need help.

Posted March 27, 2016

Im going to take a stab at this, or maybe give it the "bayonet (I know of one who would get this reference)." But I found two stone arch bridges on Brownsboro Rd. in Louisville today that have just been paved over and widened. These bridges are very old and from looking at the stone arch I would assume that they are bridges from the horse and buggy days. Anyway, I found this map of Louisville from 1865 that shows Brownsboro Rd. in existence at this link: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Louisvil...

One can see in the map that Brownsboro Rd. (Brownsborough Turnpike Road) is in the upper right part of the map. If the road existed at least in 1865, and the bridges that I found are the originals to this road, then that would mean that these bridges are at least civil war era bridges. There is no NBI record of these bridges, and if so, the NBI would only go as far back as to the modernization of the bridges, so I am speculating, but I do think my guesses are sound. So what does everyone else think?

Posted March 27, 2016

im beginning to think that louisville has a thing with "modernizing" its old arch bridges by widening them but keeping the arch structure intact....if so, then i am going to have to manually look underneath every bridge i come across here

Posted March 17, 2016

Nathan,

I just found another pony truss (?) a little to the north of this bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/oh/miami/swift-run-lake/). I added it as it was unlisted. It looks like from satellite (Google maps, Bing) that it is a real pony truss, but not sure. It looks like the bridge is on a cause way splitting Swift Run Lake. Anyway, it looks like the bridge may have been relocated there. Either way, take a look at it....I could just be blindly guessing and the bridge is not at all real.