Sherman Cahal

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Website: http://bridgestunnels.com

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BO - Tunnel No. 6 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)

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BO - Tunnel No. 6 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)

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BO - Tunnel No. 6 (Washington 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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South Approach

PRR - Shenango River Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)

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Starry Night

Echo Dell Road Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)

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Recent Updates 

CSX - Mill Creek Tunnel (Carroll County, Kentucky)
Abandoned tunnel under hill
March 2, 2021: New photos
CSX - Mill Creek Tunnel (Carroll County, Kentucky)
Abandoned tunnel under hill
March 2, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, name updates
Dingess Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Masonry tunnel on CR 3/5
February 28, 2021: New photos
Dingess Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Masonry tunnel on CR 3/5
February 28, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, photos
Breeden Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Tunnel on CR 3/05 (former N&W Railroad)
February 28, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, photos
Breeden Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Tunnel on CR 3/05 (former N&W Railroad)
February 28, 2021: New photos
Laurel Gorge Bridge (Old KY 7) (Elliott County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on former KY 7
February 24, 2021: New photos
Laurel Gorge Bridge (Old KY 7) (Elliott County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on former KY 7
February 24, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Now closed
NYC - Gauley River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Gauley River on former New York Central Railroad
February 13, 2021: New photos
Tyrone Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Deck truss bridge over Kentucky River
January 27, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some clarifying remarks
Kanawha Falls Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 13
January 22, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Details on builder
Kanawha Falls Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 13
January 22, 2021: New photos
WM - Tunnel No. 2 (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Disused tunnel for the Western Maryland Railway and for the West Fork Rail Trail
January 22, 2021: New photos
Nuttallburg Suspension Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over New River on Pedestrian Path
January 22, 2021: New photos
Nuttallburg Suspension Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over New River on Pedestrian Path
January 22, 2021: Added
Gandy Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Pratt through truss bridge over Gandy Creek on Private Driveway
January 21, 2021: New photo
Gandy Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Pratt through truss bridge over Gandy Creek on Private Driveway
January 21, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated details and status
Spengler Bridge (Columbia County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Kinderhook Creek on Spengler Road in Old Chatham
August 2, 2017: New photos
Gilboa Bridge (Schoharie County, New York)
Steel through arch bridge over Schoharie Creek on NY 990V
July 28, 2017: New Street View added
Gilboa Bridge (Schoharie County, New York)
Steel through arch bridge over Schoharie Creek on NY 990V
July 20, 2017: Added
Independence Road Bridge (Herkimer County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Moose River on snowmobile trail
June 19, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Name, minor details
Independence Road Bridge (Herkimer County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Moose River on snowmobile trail
June 19, 2017: New photos
Erpf Covered Bridge 32-13-08 (Delaware County, New York)
Town lattice truss bridge over Dry Brook on Erpf Road
June 16, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Removed
Croghan Island Mill Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver River on South Bridge Street in Croghan
June 16, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, Name Update
Croghan Island Mill Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver River on South Bridge Street in Croghan
June 16, 2017: New photo
Croghan Island Mill Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver River on South Bridge Street in Croghan
June 15, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated text and basic info.
L&BR - Black River Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Warren swing through truss with no verticals bridge over Black River on Abandoned Lowville & Beaver River Railroad
June 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Update on history; swing span!
Pine Brook Covered Bridge 45-12-12 (Washington County, Vermont)
Kingpost through truss bridge over Pine Brook on Town Highway 3
June 6, 2017: New photo
NS - Portage Viaduct (3rd) (Wyoming County, New York)
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
May 10, 2017: Essay added
NS - Portage Viaduct (3rd) (Wyoming County, New York)
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
May 10, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Cleanup; remove copyrighted article from description; change name to official title from NS and NYSDOT. Adding brief history in a bit.
NS - Portage Viaduct (3rd) (Wyoming County, New York)
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
May 10, 2017: New photos
Lattice Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
Whipple through truss bridge over Genesee River on Lattice Bridge Road
May 10, 2017: New photos
Caneadea Camelback Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
Camelback Parker Truss Iron Bridge over Genesee River on East Hill Rd.
May 9, 2017: New photos
Lakeview Drive Tunnel (Swain County, North Carolina)
Tunnel on Lakewood Drive
May 5, 2017: New photos
South Pomfret Covered Bridge 45-14-18 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Town lattice truss bridge over Barnard Brook on Private Drive
May 3, 2017: New photo
Taftsville Covered Bridge 45-14-12 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Covered bridge over Ottauquechee River on River Road (C2002) in Woodstock
May 3, 2017: New photo
Indian Mound Cemetery Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Abandoned bridge over Unnamed Creek
May 1, 2017: Added by Sherman Cahal - not sure of the bridge type.
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 Pratt 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 Pratt 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

Recent Comments 

Posted February 24, 2021

The bridge is now closed to traffic as of 2021. The aerials show barricades at both ends of the structure.

Posted May 20, 2017

Currently photographing this bridge - and noticed the east span is a swing span! I see no equipment installed nor does it look like any were installed. This could have been built when the Black River Canal was still operating?

Posted May 10, 2017

No, I did not. This was taken in 2015. I need to revisit since I live only an hour away now.

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.