M C Toyer

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Email: mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

ATSF - Jefferson Boulevard Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Jefferson Blvd on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
September 9, 2018: New photos
Northern Texas Traction - Chalk Hill Branch Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over halk Hill Branch (Erronously called Mountain Creek) & Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway on Northern Texas Traction Co.
July 24, 2018: New photos
White River Lost Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over White River on AR 127
September 3, 2017: Updated by M C Toyer: Added Coordinates and Vintage Maps
Little Mineral Creek Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge on Park Trail
July 11, 2016: New photos
Junction Bridge (Kimble County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over South Llano River on Loop 481 in Junction
November 29, 2015: New photo
Junction Bridge (Kimble County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over South Llano River on Loop 481 in Junction
November 28, 2015: New photo
Iron Ore Creek Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Warren pony truss bridge formerly over Iron Ore Creek on County Road 597
November 23, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Adjusted location and added photos
ATSF - East Clarendon Drive Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over East Clarendon Drive on Santa Fe RR
November 20, 2014: New photo
Texas Electric - Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over E. Clarendon Drive, Cedar Creek, and former AT&SF Railway on Former Texas Electric Ry. (orig. Southern Traction Co.)
November 20, 2014: New photos
Texas Interurban Railway - East Fork Trinity River Bridge (Kaufman County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over East Fork Trinity River on Texas Interurban Railway
November 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location and identification
MKT - Hog Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Texas)
Abandoned bridge over Hog Creek on MKT Railroad
November 13, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected
Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Trinity River on Houston Street in Dallas
October 30, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: add history and vintage photograph
Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Trinity River on Houston Street in Dallas
October 30, 2014: New photo
WBT&S - White Rock Creek Bridge (Trinity County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss railroad bridge over White Rock Creek on Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway
October 30, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: added description, history and vintage photo
Forest Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Trinity River on Forest Avenue Road
October 30, 2014: Added
Westmoreland Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Trinity River on Westmoreland Road / Hike and Bike Trail
October 30, 2014: Added
Shady Grove Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Elm Fork Trinity River on Shady Grove Road / Irving Boulevard / SH 356
October 30, 2014: Added
Continental Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on Continental Avenue
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
Continental Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on Continental Avenue
October 29, 2014: Added
Cadiz Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on I-35 Northbound / Cadiz Street
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
Cadiz Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on I-35 Northbound / Cadiz Street
October 29, 2014: Added
Corinth Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River and Corinth Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added NBI data, designer and history
Commerce Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on West Commerce Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Add NBI data, designer and history
Belknap Street Viaduct (Tarrant County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over BNSF, UP and Southern Pacific Railroads on Belknap Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Bridge replaced in 2000 by Texas Department of Transportation
Albright Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Trinity River on County Road
October 29, 2014: Added
East 1st Street Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Trinity River on East 1st Street
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
East 1st Street Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Trinity River on East 1st Street
October 29, 2014: Added
TRE - West Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Railroad bridge over Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas
October 28, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: added design details, measurements and photos.
Old Handley Road Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Abandoned bridge on Old Handley Road
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: deleted erroneous "rails to road" and "railroad" categories
TRE - West Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Railroad bridge over Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added category "Chicago Rock Island and Gulf RR (CRI&G)"
TRE - Old Channel Elm Fork Trinity River Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lattice through truss bridge over the old channel of Trinity River on Trinity Railway Express
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added category "Chicago Rock Island and Gulf RR (CRI&G)"
Kiamichi - Sulphur Creek Trestle (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Deck plate girder bridge over Sulphur Creek on Kiamichi Railroad / Formerly Frisco RR
October 16, 2014: New Street View added
Kiamichi - Sulphur Creek Trestle (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Deck plate girder bridge over Sulphur Creek on Kiamichi Railroad / Formerly Frisco RR
October 16, 2014: Added
Kiamichi - Valiant Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Slab bridge over Valiant Road / E2078 / Old US Hwy 70 on Kiamichi RR
October 16, 2014: Added
UP - River Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over River Road on UP RR / former MKT RR
October 16, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: corrected location, added details and photos
UP - River Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over River Road on UP RR / former MKT RR
October 16, 2014: Added
Hickory Creek Bridge (Love County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Hickory Creek on OK 32
October 15, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Bridge has been replaced
Sulphur Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Sulphur Creek on US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Added, corrected location, added details and photos
Kiamichi - Arkansas Street Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete slab Kiamichi Railroad overpass of West Arkansas Street / old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Corrected location, added details and photos
Mineral Bayou Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Mineral Bayou Creek on Old US Highway 70 / East Main Street
October 14, 2014: Corrected location, added details and photos
Caddo Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pratt through truss bridge over Caddo Creek on old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Blue River Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Webb Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Warren pony truss bridge over Webb Creek on Hendrix Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Webb Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Warren pony truss bridge over Webb Creek on Hendrix Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Brown Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete culvert bridge over Brown Creek on Yarnaby Road (N 3800)
October 12, 2014: Added
Sand Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Sand Creek on River Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added design details, added photos
Cliff Road / Little Glasses Creek (Marshall County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over Little Glasses Creek on Cliff Road (D3538)
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Edit description
Rooster Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Oklahoma)
Parker through truss bridge over Rooster Creek on Texoma Park Road
October 12, 2014: Added
Warren Creek Bridge (Hamilton County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Warren Creek on CR 103
October 10, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected name and description, added photos
Bear Creek Bridge (Hamilton County, Texas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bear Creek on CR 103
October 10, 2014: New photos

Recent Comments 

Nomenclature
Posted October 20, 2018

What is the term for the short angled brace on the outer panels of this ca 1915 Pratt Truss?

Posted July 24, 2018

The approximate coordinates of the NTTC bridge over the original Mountain Creek channel are: 32.746831, -96.926902. Road construction and flooding has resulted in the formation of relief channels in the area.

From Dallas the NTTC ran along the median of Jefferson Blvd to the western city limits. After the NTTC ceased operations Jefferson Blvd was extended westward along the abandoned NTTC right of way to the city of Grand Prairie. The dump through the bottoms was about 20 feet high. The postcard view may be this location.

The 1942 newspaper photo is of the Jefferson Blvd bridge which was built to replace the NTTC bridge. Best guess was originally a steel truss or girder but I do not have a photo or details.

Posted May 14, 2018

The aerial view shows that bridge to be over one leg of an abandoned race track or auto test track so presumably the bridge was relocated there. That might be more interesting than the bridge itself.

Posted May 8, 2018

Walter - If you compare the maps cited in an earlier comment you can see that a good part of the old road alignment is still discernable and in use. It ran basically parallel on the east side of the creek north of the bridge and along the west side of the creek south of the bridge.

North River Bridge (New Hampshire)
Posted April 21, 2018

Amanda -

Did you take any measurements of the extant bridge - length, width, vertical clearance? Was there any evidence of a prior bridge on the stone pilings? Do you have a clear photo of the timber stringers or did you take note of their dimensions?

Posted April 14, 2018

Signs Unveiled Honoring '39 Disaster (2014)

https://m.vicksburgpost.com/2014/03/30/signs-unveiled-honori...

Posted April 9, 2018

This photograph is identified by the source you provided is the Guffey Railroad Bridge. It still exists and has been converted to trail use. It is already listed here:

http://bridgehunter.com/id/owyhee/guffey-railroad/

Your timelime, "Built 1915; rehabilitated 1953; replaced 2006," would also appear to be in error.

Your posting of the successor, "Payette Snake River Bridge (New)," which your timeline states, "Built 2006 to replace previous pin-connected Parker through truss bridge," is listed by NBI as built in 1953.

This is the second similar error in your postings I noted because I am familiar with the locales. Are these honest errors or are you just making up these listings?

Posted April 8, 2018

This photo appears to have been taken at a different location than Georgia State Highway 28 over the Chattooga River. The NBI data noted above is for an extant bridge constructed in 1936. Your related listing for the "New" bridge built in 2014 would also appear to be in error.

Denison Dam Bridge
Posted April 4, 2018

Original posting seems to have been deleted.

This is a ca 1945 color aerial postcard view of Denison Dam and Lake Texoma.

View is facing west with lake in background. The bridge and inlet structure are just above the dam; the hydroelectric plant and outlet are just below the dam.

Posted April 4, 2018

I'm a bit baffled by the description. The structure pictured to the right of the bridge is the inlet for the hydroelectric plant immediately below the dam and for a pass through of the Red River flow. The bridge serves as access to the inlet structure and equipment and it is fixed.

There was never any lock mechanism for boat traffic through the dam other than a cofferdam when it was under construction ca 1940.

Could you please specify your source?

Cartwright is a community in Bryan County Oklahoma near the north end of the dam. The majority of the dam is located in the state of Oklahoma. The dividing line between Oklahoma and Texas is the south bank of the Red River. The south end of the dam, the bridge, and the hydroelectric plant are located in Grayson County Texas.

Posted March 28, 2018

Needed: Good home for historic Central Texas bridge

http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Needed--Good-home-for-histo...

Posted February 6, 2018

BRIDGE BIRTHDAY PARTY, AUGUST 28, 2004

The bridge over Lick Creek on Wagon Ford Road, near Chatham, will be 120 years old on this date. According to the Highway Commissioner’s Record 1884-1891, the bridge was built by P.E. Cane of Chicago for a bid totally $993.00. The bridge is 65’ long, with a 14’ driveway. The bridge has been determined eligible for National Register of Historic Places by IDOT and IHPA. The bridge was completed and accepted by Curran Township on August 28, 1884. Come and help celebrate its birthday! For directions call 483-2376

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Sangamon County Historical Society

https://www.sancohis.org/OLDER%20FILES/Historico2004.htm

Posted January 10, 2018

This is the extant concrete south abutment for the Texas Electric Railway.

There are other extant cut limestone abutments on the railroad.

Posted January 10, 2018

The railroad was constructed ca 1872-1873 for the Houston and Texas Central to connect Dallas with the MKT at Red River. I suspect the 1914 bridge was built on the original stone abutments when the line was upgraded.

Right next to this bridge the Texas Electric Railway crossed the creek on a pony truss on concrete abutments built about 1908. The Interurban bridge was removed when operations ceased about 1945.

This ca 1910 postcard view is facing south.

Watermarking
Posted November 30, 2017

From my first post several years ago I have boldly captioned the face of every photo. This was primarily for my own use in identifying the photo in my files but also so that when a photo is reposted elsewhere it will not be misidentified.

The caption is not standardized but I generally include the location by state, county, nearest city, the road or railway name, the feature crossed, photographer, date taken etc.

If the photo is from a source other than myself I include the provenance, if known.

On graphics, especially maps that I modify with additional details, I cite the base map.

The caption does not cover the main subject of the photo and I recognize it could be covered or cropped but but most scroungers will not go to that much trouble.

Example attached.