James McCray

About Me 

Email: jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Double Bridges Creek Bridge (Geneva County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Double Bridges Creek on Spears Hill Road
June 13, 2018: Added
Forrest Park Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over a creek on a pedestrian walkway
June 3, 2018: Added
High Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Miller Park Lake on a pedestrian walkway
June 3, 2018: New Street View added
High Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Miller Park Lake on a pedestrian walkway
June 3, 2018: Added
UP - Grant Creek Arch (Will County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Grant Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
May 27, 2018: New Street View added
UP - Grant Creek Arch (Will County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Grant Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
May 27, 2018: Added
State Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Fraction Run on State Street
May 27, 2018: New photo
Prairie Creek Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Deck arch bridge over Prairie Creek on US 52
May 27, 2018: New Street View added
Prairie Creek Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Deck arch bridge over Prairie Creek on US 52
May 27, 2018: Added
Prairie Creek Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Deck arch bridge over Prairie Creek on US 52
May 27, 2018: New Street View added
Prairie Creek Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Deck arch bridge over Prairie Creek on US 52
May 27, 2018: Added
Newbern/Columbus People Trail Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Camelback through truss bridge over Haw Creek on trail
May 27, 2018: New photos
Bernard Street Footbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on a pedestrian path
May 6, 2018: New photo
Knob Creek Gun Range Bridge (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Knob Creek on Ritchey Ln (KGR Driveway)
April 19, 2018: Added
First National Bank Bridge (Boulder County, Colorado)
Bridge
April 19, 2018: New Street View added
First National Bank Bridge (Boulder County, Colorado)
Bridge
April 19, 2018: Added
Beech Fork Covered Bridge 17-115-01 (Washington County, Kentucky)
Two-span covered bridge over Beech Fork River on KY 458
April 7, 2018: New photos
Maple Street Bridge (Whitley County, Kentucky)
Timber stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on Maple Street
April 3, 2018: New Street View added
Maple Street Bridge (Whitley County, Kentucky)
Timber stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on Maple Street
April 3, 2018: Added
Chevelon Canyon Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Pony truss bridge over Chevelon Creek on Holbrook-Winslow Road
February 19, 2018: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Steel arch bridge over Clear Creek on Sr 99
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
Clear Creek Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Steel arch bridge over Clear Creek on Sr 99
February 19, 2018: Added
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on E 3rd Street
February 19, 2018: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 66"
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on E 3rd Street
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on E 3rd Street
February 19, 2018: Added
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on 2nd Street
February 19, 2018: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 66"
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on 2nd Street
February 19, 2018: New Street View added
Ruby Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Culvert bridge over Ruby Wash on 2nd Street
February 19, 2018: Added
Old US 180 Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Abandoned bridge over Little Colorado River on an old alignment US 180
February 19, 2018: New photos
Little Lithodendron Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Wooden bridge over Little Lithodendron Wash on I-40 South Frontage Rd (orig Rte 66)
February 19, 2018: New photos
Lithodendron Wash Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Timber stringer bridge over Lithodendron Wash on Goodwater Rd (Old US 66)
February 19, 2018: New photos
Winkelman Bridge (Pinal County, Arizona)
Concrete arch bridge over Gila River on a pedestrian walkway in Hayden
February 18, 2018: New photo
Old San Pedro River Bridge (Cochise County, Arizona)
Warren pony truss bridge over San Pedro River on Old Charlestown Rd
February 17, 2018: New Street View added
Old San Pedro River Bridge (Cochise County, Arizona)
Warren pony truss bridge over San Pedro River on Old Charlestown Rd
February 17, 2018: Added
Old US 89 Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Bridge over a creek on an abandoned alignment of US 89
January 20, 2018: New Street View added
Old US 89 Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Bridge over a creek on an abandoned alignment of US 89
January 20, 2018: Added
Old Route 66/National Old Trails Route Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Stone arch bridge over a creek on an abandoned alignment of Route 66
January 18, 2018: Added
Laurel River Bridge (Laurel County, Kentucky)
Warren pony truss bridge over Laurel River on a private driveway
January 10, 2018: Added
Croft State Park Bridge #2 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over a small Creek on an abandoned wagon road
January 7, 2018: New photos
Hammond Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Hammond Creek on a private driveway
January 1, 2018: New photos
Beanblossom Creek Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Beanblossom Creek on a driveway
December 27, 2017: Added
Hunt Creek Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hunt Creek on Sr 156
December 25, 2017: New Street View added
Hunt Creek Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hunt Creek on Sr 156
December 25, 2017: Added
Old Hunt Creek Bridge (Old IN 56) (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hunt Creek on an abandoned alignment of IN 56
December 25, 2017: New Street View added
Old Hunt Creek Bridge (Old IN 56) (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hunt Creek on an abandoned alignment of IN 56
December 25, 2017: Added
Csx Railroad Bridge (Meriwether County, Georgia)
Timber stringer bridge over Csx Railroad on Dan Stribling Road
December 24, 2017: New Street View added
Csx Railroad Bridge (Meriwether County, Georgia)
Timber stringer bridge over Csx Railroad on Dan Stribling Road
December 24, 2017: Added
Old Log Lake Bridge (Okaloosa County, Florida)
Warren pony truss bridge
December 24, 2017: Added
Hammond Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Hammond Creek on a private driveway
December 13, 2017: New Street View added
Hammond Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Stone arch bridge over Hammond Creek on a private driveway
December 13, 2017: Added

Recent Comments 

Re: Road Trip
Posted June 1, 2018

I (James McCray) am from Louisville, KY and have hunted bridges going on more than 10 years here. If you or anyone are interested in bridges in the local area feel free to contact me if you would like to set up a "guided tour" of sorts; or if you would like me to set up a kind of a bridgehunt "scavenger" hunt list for you I will be glad to do that as well. I can also recommend another fellow bridgehunter (looking at you J.P.) who is more familiar with the Indiana side of Louisville. My email is jamesinslocomb@yahoo.com or phone is (502) 403-9544. There are many historic, beautiful, old, and accessable bridges around here and are worth checking out, however, it can get overwelming if you are new or unfamiliar with the area.

stuff
Posted May 1, 2018

Amanda,

If you cannot possibly contact the person who owns the copyright to a pic, then copy the website link to the related photo and share the link. That way there is no illegal copying or violation.

If you want to show what a particular bridge looks like, but cannot obtain the permission, then sharing the link to where the photo can be found is good.

That's why there is a place on this website that says something like: add link

Do that and you are directing humans to the url where the picture or whatever can be found.

I hope this clears up confusion because I think that on both sides of the coin this is easily solved.

Posted April 28, 2018

I think a good idea for this bridge is to close the bridge to vehicles, but leave it open for pedestrians as a park. Have the newer parallel 66 bridges (I-44 or Rt 66 4 lane bypass) as vehicle bridges and the D.E.B. as a pedestrian park.

Posted April 19, 2018

This is pretty sad that this bridge has been destroyed as it was the only bedstead in the direct Louisville, KY area. If anyone has any info on its history, please chime in.

Posted April 19, 2018

Any clue about this bridge? Seems historic, but newly relocated to this place.

Posted April 10, 2018

I am going to throw my 2 cents in here....

Some of you think its an 1889 bridge and some of you think its an 1860's bridge.

I say its an old bridge.

There.

Issue settled.

The bridge will live on.

Posted December 31, 2017

Good news: The bridge will be taken apart and be reused in another location. See: http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/news/20171207/parts-of-tappan...

Posted December 31, 2017

Good news: The bridge will be taken apart and be reused in another location. See: http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/news/20171207/parts-of-tappan...

Posted December 31, 2017

Seems like the TZB is going to be reused in some way. So that's at least not all bad. See: http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/news/20171207/parts-of-tappan...

Posted December 30, 2017

As far as my daughter is concerned, no "headache bar" is needed. She will freely supply the "headache" to you if you supply the over weight truck!

Merry Christmas
Posted December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from my kids, Analin and Isaac,me,and the Elrod Road Bridge.

Posted December 25, 2017

This bridge is not lost, it is placed in storage to be used as part of a trail. See: http://www.route66world.com/states/oklahoma-states/historic-...

Posted December 14, 2017

I really hope that this bridge was really built by Vikings as its name implies. It certainly looks old enough that it could be true.

Posted December 10, 2017

Just added this one. On the view on Google Earth you can see where the abandoned alignment of US 40-National Road crosses a creek with a bridge. Now the old alignments of Nationl Road in this area are usually original arch bridges. So can one figure this out? Is this one of those?

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.