Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge
(Charles County, Maryland)Through truss bridge over Potomac River on US 301 connecting King George County, Va., and Charles County, Md.February 17, 2018: Merged duplicate pages; added King George County, VA, as an adjacent county
Bridge of Dreams
(Knox County, Ohio)Deck plate girder bridge over Mohican River on Mohican Valley Trail (formerly part of the Pennsylvania Railroad) in BrinkhavenFebruary 17, 2018: Added photos from Irv Oslin
MoPac - Roots Swing Bridge
(Randolph County, Illinois)Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Illinois Southern RailroadFebruary 4, 2018: Added
UP - Ninemile Creek Bridge
(Randolph County, Illinois)Deck truss bridge over Ninemile Creek on Union Pacific RailroadFebruary 3, 2018: Added
(Washington County, New York)3 span Double Intersection Warren through truss bridge over Hudson River on Dix Bridge Rd.January 27, 2018: Added photo from Mike Bielkiewicz
Pike Creek Old US 67 Bridge
(Butler County, Missouri)Steel stringer bridge over Pike Creek on S. 11th Street (Old US 67)January 23, 2018: Added
MO 53 Viaduct
(Butler County, Missouri)Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Missouri Pacific Railroad on MO 53January 23, 2018: Added
Saline River Bridge
(Lincoln County, Kansas)Lost through truss bridge over Saline River, 0.9 mi. east of VesperJanuary 15, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Loaded updated NBI location and data; bridge has been replaced
Tribe Hill Bridge
(Montgomery County, New York)Lost Wire suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Main StreetJanuary 13, 2018: Photo submitted by Joshua Richardson
Charleston Pike Bridge
(Ross County, Ohio)Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Charleston Pike (CR 222)January 1, 2018: Added
Vigo Road Bridge
(Ross County, Ohio)Deck arch bridge over Branch of Salt Creek on Vigo RoadJanuary 1, 2018: Added
Elk Fork Bridge
(Vinton County, Ohio)Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Elk Fork on TR 12January 1, 2018: Added
Dickson Court Bridge
(Los Angeles County, California)Filled-in arch bridge on Dickson Court on the UCLA campusJanuary 1, 2018: Added
Q Street Viaduct
(Douglas County, Nebraska)Deck plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Q StreetDecember 24, 2017: Added
South 46th Street Bridge
(Douglas County, Nebraska)Timber stringer bridge over Branch of Blood Creek on S. 46th StreetDecember 24, 2017: Added
Dodge Street Pedestrian Overpass
(Douglas County, Nebraska)Steel bridge over Dodge Street (US 6) on a pedestrian walkway between Memorial and Elmwood parksDecember 24, 2017: Added
Lake Junaluska Dam Bridge
(Haywood County, North Carolina)Steel stringer bridge over Richland Creek on S. Lakeshore DriveDecember 24, 2017: Added
Clover Hills Drive Bridge
(Warren County, Iowa)Pony truss bridge on Clover Hill Drive/100th Avenue over Middle CreekDecember 24, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Private Bridge over I&M Canal
(Will County, Illinois)Pony/through plate girder bridge over I&M Canal Trail & CN Railway on Private driveDecember 22, 2017: Added
Lick Creek Route J Bridge
(Stoddard County, Missouri)Lost pony truss bridge over Lick Creek Ditch on Route J, west of BloomfieldDecember 20, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced
Adams Street Bridge
(Wise County, Virginia)Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over old Interstate railbed on pedestriansDecember 17, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Corrected name of nearby tunnel to Maytown instead of Swede
NS - Grand River Trestle
(Lake County, Ohio)Steel trestle over Grand River on Norfolk Southern RailwayNovember 21, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is undergoing replacement
Old Columbia Pike Bridge
(Montgomery County, Maryland)Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Paint Branch on Old Columbia PikeNovember 19, 2017: Added
Silver Creek Bridge
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Girder bridge over Silver Creek on 236th Avenue (Old US 52)November 18, 2017: Added photos
Ten Mile Creek Bridge
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Kingpost pony truss bridge relocated to Trout Run Trail in DecorahNovember 18, 2017: Added photos
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Bowstring through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Cattle Creek RoadNovember 18, 2017: Added photos
Cold Water Creek Bridge
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Pony truss bridge over Cold Water Creek on Cold Water Creek RoadNovember 18, 2017: Added photos
Chimney Rock Bridge
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Chimney Rock RoadNovember 18, 2017: Added photos
(Winneshiek County, Iowa)Two-span through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 244th Avenue, east of BlufftonNovember 18, 2017: Added photos
Brushy Road Underpass
(Pulaski County, Illinois)Lost timber stringer bridge over Brushy Road (TR 47) on a former railroadNovember 15, 2017: Added
Cache Chapel Road Bridge
(Pulaski County, Illinois)Lost Pony truss bridge over Cache River on Cache Chapel Road (TR 84)November 15, 2017: Added
(Cumberland County, Virginia)Pratt through truss bridge over Appomattox River on Brook Hill Road/Fowlkes Bridge Road (Route 621)November 13, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
River des Peres Railroad Bridge
(St. Louis, Missouri)Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over River des Peres Drainage Channel on Former railroadNovember 12, 2017: Added
Afton Cloverleaf Bridge
(Ottawa County, Oklahoma)Concrete rigid frame bridge over US 59/US 69/Former US 66 on US 60/Turnpike ConnectorNovember 12, 2017: Added
Donnelleville Road Bridge
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Deck arch bridge over Little Bull Creek on Donnelleville Road (TR 717)November 9, 2017: Added
Mission Street Bridge (West)
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Deck plate girder bridge over South 21st Street on Mission StreetNovember 9, 2017: Added
Mission Street Bridge (East)
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Deck plate girder bridge over Gomer Street & Greeley Street on Mission StreetNovember 9, 2017: Added
Country Club Drive Bridge
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Concrete rigid frame bridge over US 19 on Country Club DriveNovember 9, 2017: Added
Rosslyn Road Bridge
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Pony/through plate girder bridge over I-376 (Parkway West) on Rosslyn Road (Ramp A)November 9, 2017: Added
Pine Creek Bridge
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pine Creek on East Pennview StreetNovember 9, 2017: Added
By popular demand, I've added more NBI data for the listings shown here.
I'm also renaming Uglybridges.com to BridgeReports.com to head off the complaints about whether a bridge is "ugly" or not. At some point, though, I might end up re-launching Uglybridges.com as a gallery of the most hideous UCEBs.
This bridge, and a whole bunch of acreage, could be yours for only $12,790,000
The remaining span of this bridge has reportedly collapsed into the river.
National Bridge Inventory
It looks like FHWA managed to publish the latest version of the National Bridge Inventory just under the wire before the federal government shutdown.
The Bird's Nest Bridge did just fine in last year's record-setting flood. The river reached a stage of 28.71 ft. on the USGS gage at Bird's Nest, a full 1.5 feet above the previous record.
Meanwhile, the idea that the bridge "could damn the river and flood steelville and a whole slew of houses" is preposterous. Looking at the FEMA flood insurance map, in order to threaten a "slew" of houses in Steelville, the Meramec would need to reach approximately 28 feet higher than last year's record.
To accomplish that feat, the entire floodplain of the Meramec would need to be dammed below the mouth of Whittenburg Creek, and the Bird's Nest Bridge doesn't come close to being long enough. More importantly, a dam would need to stand at least 55 feet above the normal river level to hold back enough water to threaten Steelville.
In what universe would it be possible to construct such a dam using only the girders and boards of the Bird's Nest Bridge?
This is a really peculiar bridge. Does anybody have info on it?
The county GIS website doesn't show this road, suggesting that it is private:
The old series MoDOT map of St. Charles County does show this road, but uses the dotted line symbol for a private road.
The new series MoDOT map does not show this road:
This bridge is not listed in the National Bridge Inventory.
The Census Bureau's TIGER dataset does not show this road -- which is rather odd since it includes both public and private roads.
Google Maps does label this road as Bastean Road, but I believe that's a mistake. The county GIS map shows another Bastean Road to the east leading to a subdivision, and that is a public road. It appears that Google Map is confused, which is not that unusual.
All signs point to this being a private drive.
I tracked down a map from 1939 which shows a Sherrow School located about a mile east of the original bridge site. (I've circled the bridge in red.) There was also a Roberts School located to the southeast. So the Sherrow Ford name makes sense.
Watermarking won't help in this case since Pinsdaddy has already downloaded and cached the photos.
I can block site scrapers, but only if I can identify their bots by IP number or user-agent string. I haven't figured that out yet for pinsdaddy.com.
However, in this case, I can do one better. The pinsdaddy website is embedding the high-res photos directly from here (stealing bandwidth in the process). I've made a simple rule change which replaces these embedded photos with the message "Find this photo at bridgehunter.com".
We'll see how long it takes for them to catch on.
(Insert evil laugh here.)
I'm attaching the page from the 1996 Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory about this bridge. Most of the info you probably already know, but it does give references to three entries in the county court records which mention the original construction of the bridge. If you can track down those sources at the county courthouse, they may shed some light on the early history of the bridge.
The 2004 NBI gives coordinates near the end of Folsom Mill Lane. This bridge was dropped from the NBI after that.
Do you have any news about the Rock Bridge? When I last visited it looked like it had crumbled some more.
Re: Patroon Island Bridge
I've removed all of Matthew's uploads for now.