Sherman Cahal

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Tunnel No. 6 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)

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Tunnel No. 6 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)

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Tunnel No. 6 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)

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South Approach

PRR - Shenango River Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)

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Meighen Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)

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Meighen Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Bridge plaques all gone.

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Starry Night

Echo Dell Road Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)

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Recent Updates 

Niles Greenway - Mahoning River Bridge (Trumbull County, Ohio)
Bridge over Mahoning River on former Erie Railroad's Niles & Lisbon Branch
April 27, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some modifications.
Newell Toll Bridge (Hancock County, West Virginia)
Private suspension bridge over the Ohio River on Golding Street Extension between Newell and East Liverpool.
April 26, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updates to text, builders
Newell Toll Bridge (Hancock County, West Virginia)
Private suspension bridge over the Ohio River on Golding Street Extension between Newell and East Liverpool.
April 26, 2017: New photo
R&S - Lyons Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History
R&S - Lyons Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Merged my created page with this existing page.
Leach Road Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Leach Road in Lyons
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Overview fix
Leach Road Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Leach Road in Lyons
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Open to traffic, corrected name
Erie Canal Lock and Dam E25 (Cayuga County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Clyde River
April 20, 2017: New Street View added
Erie Canal Lock and Dam E25 (Cayuga County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Clyde River
April 20, 2017: Added
Edgett Street Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: +Date
Edgett Street Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: description add
Edgett Street Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Details
Edgett Street Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge
April 20, 2017: Added
County House Road Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on County House Road
April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Ty[e
Lyons-Marengo Road Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Lyons-Marengo Road
April 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Type
Lyons-Marengo Road Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Lyons-Marengo Road
April 19, 2017: New photos
Armitage Road Bridge (Seneca County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Armitage Road
April 19, 2017: New photos
Haiti Road Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Seneca River on Haiti Road
April 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Demolished!
Howland Island Road Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Parker through truss bridge over Seneca River on Howland Island Road
April 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Name change.
Howland Island Road Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Parker through truss bridge over Seneca River on Howland Island Road
April 19, 2017: New photo
Oneil Road Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Seneca River on Oneil l Road
April 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Year
Cox Covered Bridge 35-82-10 (Vinton County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Brushy Fork on CR 20
April 19, 2017: Essay added
Cox Covered Bridge 35-82-10 (Vinton County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Brushy Fork on CR 20
April 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Minor
Landers Corners Road Bridge (Cortland County, New York)
Steel through arch bridge over Otselic River on Landers Corners Road
April 18, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: +Bridge company; date modification
Landers Corners Road Bridge (Cortland County, New York)
Steel through arch bridge over Otselic River on Landers Corners Road
April 18, 2017: New photos
Hickory Island Bridge (Arenac County, Michigan)
Through truss bridge over Rifle River on Hickory Island Road
April 17, 2017: New photos
Au Gres Pedestrian Bridge (Arenac County, Michigan)
Timber through arch bridge over Au Gres River on Footpath
April 17, 2017: New photo
South Washington Street Parabolic Bridge (Broome County, New York)
Pin connected Lenticular through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on South Washington Street
April 14, 2017: New photos
Catatonk Creek Bridge (Tioga County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Catatonk Creek on West Candor Road
April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated details
Flemingville Bridge (Tioga County, New York)
Warren through truss bridge over East Branch of Owego Creek on West Creek Road
April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated text and type.
Forest Home Bridge (Tompkins County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on CR 121 (Forest Home Road) in Forest Home
April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some history.
Forest Home Bridge (Tompkins County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on CR 121 (Forest Home Road) in Forest Home
April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Type
Forest Home Bridge (Tompkins County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on CR 121 (Forest Home Road) in Forest Home
April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Minor Updates to Name
McClellan Covered Bridge 35-15-02 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over West Fork Little Beaver on McClellan Road
March 28, 2017: Essay added
McClellan Covered Bridge 35-15-02 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over West Fork Little Beaver on McClellan Road
March 28, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Adding history below.
McClellan Covered Bridge 35-15-02 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over West Fork Little Beaver on McClellan Road
March 28, 2017: New photos
Echo Dell Road Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Echo Dell Road (TR 929)
March 28, 2017: New photo
Teegarden Covered Bridge 35-15-05 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Middle Fork Little Beaver on Eagleton Road (TR 761)
March 28, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Revised text.
West Broad Street Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on West Broad Street ( U.S. 40 National Road)
March 28, 2017: Essay added
West Broad Street Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on West Broad Street ( U.S. 40 National Road)
March 28, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated text and adding history
Rich Street Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on Rich Street (US 62) in Columbus
March 27, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, corrections
Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge 38-43-01 (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Shenango River on Kidds Mill Road (TR 471)
March 21, 2017: Essay added
Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge 38-43-01 (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Shenango River on Kidds Mill Road (TR 471)
March 21, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updates with history to follow.
Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge 38-43-01 (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Shenango River on Kidds Mill Road (TR 471)
March 21, 2017: New photo
Ohl Street Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Shenango River on Ohl Street in Greenville
March 17, 2017: New photo
Clark's Mills Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Little Shenango River on TR 740
March 10, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Very minor update.
Sugar Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on PA 4010 in Sugarcreek
March 7, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History
Sugar Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on PA 4010 in Sugarcreek
March 7, 2017: New photos
PRR - Oil City Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Pennsylvania Railroad
March 2, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, revising location.
WNYP - Wye Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Parker through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Pennsylvania Railroad
March 2, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History

Recent Comments 

re. Mystery Erie Canal Bridge
Posted April 20, 2017

Mystery solved: https://eriecanalway.org/application/files/7214/5158/1416/02...

"Gas pipeline bridge, Lyons - (E-103) (1 Non-contributing Structure)

BIN-4437070

Village of Lyons, Wayne County

Steel thru-truss, 180' long, supported on concrete piers of former Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern interurban trolley line bridge. Constructed 1956; non-contributing highway bridge"

Was a former interurban bridge which was removed. The piers were reused for a pipeline bridge that was built c. 1956.

re. Mystery Erie Canal Bridge
Posted April 20, 2017

Adding to the mystery, there are other piers and an abutment not pictured to the north. I have not yet gone back to explore the area but will soon.

Lyons, New York - Mystery Erie Canal Bridge
Posted April 20, 2017

While photographing the Leach Road Bridge over the Erie Canal in Lyons, New York (http://bridgestunnels.com/bridges/new-york/leach-road-bridge..., I came across this unique truss on vastly oversized piers. Judging from other piers/abutments that have long been disused, this was perhaps part of a railroad? Historicaerials provides no clues.

Posted April 19, 2017

Not really. This is one of the few I've seen.

Posted March 28, 2017

The pond, when it was maintained, was full of water. It was probably attractive then. Not so much now.

Posted March 28, 2017

My pleasure!

Pine Creek Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted February 27, 2017

Talk about fracture critical!

Posted February 16, 2017

Closed for emergency repairs (as of January 27, 2017): http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/districts/district...

Tunnel No. 6 (Pennsylvania)
Posted February 15, 2017

Thank you! I have not yet completed the accompanying article. There are many more tunnels left to photograph on this route.

Posted February 15, 2017

I was leaning on that. The other issue I have with this bridge is that the E&P rebuilt many of their bridges at the turn of the century, like at Wheatland (which itself was rebuilt for two tracks).

The original bridge at Wheatland was wood. I am assuming that this one isn't original to the 1860's but early 1900's.

Leet Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted February 15, 2017

Still closed.

Posted February 13, 2017

The pier(s) for the c. 1864 wooden railroad bridge can be seen from the bank. The replacement crossing was built in 1899 but I am unsure on when it was replaced with the twin-track bridge.

Posted February 13, 2017

Not sure. It connects to a very active concrete casting factory, so it would need to be relocated to another location. I'd love to see this fitted on a rail-trail!

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Could this be a Penn Bridge Company or Morse Bridge Company design?

Posted February 12, 2017

Very much abandoned. It's a former PRR, connecting their Erie & Pittsburg Division at West Washington Street to their Oil City Division near Furnace Street. It cut through two steel plants.

Posted February 8, 2017

No one was professing that the covered bridge was a historic bridge, only that it was an aesthetically pleasing covered span. For 20 miles, it's one of the highlights of the trail, considering that it goes through unremarkable territory.

Look at Ashtabula County, which has 17 covered bridges, 10 of which are pre-1983 (versus 63 total many years ago). Those ten are historic, but the remaining seven are not - for now.

What defines historic in this instance? Some are entirely new bridges on new alignments; others are re-creations. Will it be historic when they reach the 50-year mark to be included on the National Register of Historic Places? Certainly, as will the two authentic covered bridges along the Maple Highlands Rail Trail.

Going back to the original topic, the railroad bridge seemed to have been removed long ago, preceding the construction of the rail trail. The county's park district has owned it since the 1980's (acquiring it from the B&O). From their standpoint, it can be argued that the covered bridge is more aesthetically pleasing than a run-of-the-mill plate girder, even if it is old. For a trail user, that's fine. It's highly unlikely that this will ever be used as a railroad again.

We'll have to agree to disagree on our interpretation of what the county did in this instance.