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Posted December 9, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

'Scuse me, sir. We need the space occupied by your body. We'll make a great digital record of you then dispose of your actual body. You may start speaking....

Posted December 8, 2017, by Matt Lohry

They’re all high-fiving themselves because they “preserved it digitally”!! EPIC FAIL

Posted December 8, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a real tragedy. Utah has very few historic bridges, and I never knew (nor apparently did anyone on BridgeHunter) that this forest service land had a rare Kingpost pony truss, and I only found out about it because of a news article about its demolition. This is shameful on the part of the Forest Service. A bridge this small and rare should at least have restored and been preserved in a new location.

Posted August 5, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is awesome!

We need all communities to Love their historic bridges like this one does!!!

Posted August 5, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Pamela.

The owner info is now updated, and other information improved too.

Posted August 4, 2017, by Pamela Leach, Mayor, Town of Rockville (rulucky2ranch [at] infowest [dot] com)

Please note on your records that the Rockville Bridge is owned by the Town of Rockville and not the National Park Service. Federal and local funding is in place and the bridge will be restored in 2018. Restoration efforts will bring the bridge back to its previous 25 ton load rating while preserving its historic structure and place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rockville is proud of this bridge and extremely pleased that efforts to raise funds to preserve it have been successful.

Thank you!

Posted July 26, 2017, by Kim Winkel (Jim7411 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

in the late 1930,s my father was attempting to deliver a truck load of beer to a lumber camp between hells backbone bridge and Boulder. The road was slick from mud and he lost control of the truck at the bridge, jumping out of the truck before it went over. It went over the south side of the bridge where you can see a few old truck parts today. The mountain was so steep, they could not salvage anything.

Posted April 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Kari:

Thanks for sharing these images. This was a great old tee beam.

Posted April 3, 2017, by Kari Wilkins (mertgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have some pictures, if you are interested in posting them.

Posted January 11, 2017, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This photo surfaced via Chris Bell at ODOT. the history of this bridge wasn't very clear but this helps. Don Petting, University of Oregon emeritus, and I researched the photo yesterday and came to the conclusions that it is Utah, cottonwoods, it had earth on one end that we could see in the satellite view and the masonry piers.

So excitig to pin this down. Started the disassembly with the portal brace in 1896. By 1901 it was reset in Oregon on the McKenzie River in Springfield.

Posted October 2, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Posted October 1, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I found this article describing the incident:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/colorado-family-feels-remorse...

If someone has the time, could the transfer the text and image here (providing credit) so we have it in case the link goes bad.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted October 11, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted July 28, 2015, by Daniel Stober (stober [dot] daniel [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is not plotted correctly on the map. It is located just south of where 1500 North (Lehi) Street crosses the Jordan River. Your map shows it about four miles to the north of its actual location.

Posted May 18, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

NRHP Nomination Form Attached.

Posted October 23, 2014, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thank you sir

horrible lighting though bunch didn't come out well enough to post

Royce

Posted October 23, 2014, by Luke

Excellent photos, Royce.

Posted April 21, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Rare for an MOB to garner this much discussion. Interesting.

Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous the Spartan (Anonymous [at] sparta [dot] net)

Our men can defeat any invading MOB. So can our women.

Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous the Athenian (Anonymous [at] athens [dot] net)

The Mormons will say that, "this is the place"

A land of great scenery and plenty of space

There shall be forever Arches National Park

And just downriver a MOB so stark.

Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous

Joseph Smith shall have visions of this beautiful land

The Sevier, the Green, the Virgin so grand

The Utah Valley, the Wasatch peaks

The mighty roar of the mountain creeks

To create such a place must have been quite a job

Not withstanding the addition of a world record MOB

Posted April 20, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Lived near here as a kid and wish now that I have a shot of the old bridge this replaces. For many years this was just a rugged gravel road with limited improvements.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I have crossed this bridge several times. While it is certainly a MOB, it is one of the finest installations of such a structure I have witnessed. Effort was invested to "fit" it into the local geography and the contribution this structure makes to the regional footpath is significant.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I basically consider these to be "Truss wannabe's with fake rust", but that being said... I suppose there could be worse.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth

Hideous.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Patrick S. O'Donnell (1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net)

They appear to be uniform 210' spans...

Click "markers" in bottom of box in lower right corner.

Pan out to see where markers are placed / entirety of bridge.

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=38.60320,-109.57468&z=20&t=H&mark...

Posted April 20, 2014, by Robert Thompson

I will say this: while it is a McBridge, the oxidized Cor-Ten steel does blend in with the background well.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Zachary S

The span length *is* pretty impressive for a pedestrian MOB, I'll give it that much.

Posted April 20, 2014, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To say its only a modern makes it sound like nothing special. To see it, its the Rolls Royce of pedestrian bridges and totally deserves a place here. If not for the scenic location alone. The spans are huge for a bridge like this.

Posted April 19, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If I didn't know better I would have thought J.R. Manning took these photos with his old camera! ;-)

Posted April 19, 2014, by Anonymous

Based on color, it's a Mary Kay UCEB :-)

Posted April 19, 2014, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Let the bashing begin. I know its not old or historic. We were there, it was cool, we took a picture.

Posted April 19, 2014, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This looks like a brand new culvert. Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted April 14, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Too bad if this old bridge walking path is closed.

Posted April 14, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Nice set of new photos and perspectives added on this bridge.

Posted April 14, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

this bridge looks like it might be a second bridge on the original abutments. Interesting.

Posted April 13, 2014, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tried to get more pics April 2014. Both ends of the access road are gated and marked private property.

Posted January 19, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

I think it's the one listed but there is no map for in the 1992 NBI. The 1925 Coal Creek NE 200 one. It appears the land east of the bridge has been redone to accommodate baseball fields. The road could easily been rerouted over a new bridge and the former allowed to remain in place for pedestrians.

The only other 1992 NBI listing is for a c. 1950s pony truss that crosses Coal Creek in the Right Hand Canyon area. Seems to be a site of construction on satellite, that is gone.

Posted August 12, 2013, by Don Morrison

http://www.americanbridge.net/Experience/experience_detail.p...

This site states that the roadway is 30 ft above the water and 210 feet above the canyon floor.

So the water is 180 feet deep.

Posted August 12, 2013, by Cody (codylangjenkins [at] Yahoo [dot] com)

Was wondering if someone knows the height from upper deck,the railing down to water,or ruff draft figures.thanks.Cody

Posted June 12, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

"FBI Launches Sabotage Investigation Into Gordon Creek Railroad Bridge Fire"

http://www.sunad.com/index.php?tier=1&article_id=7410

Posted June 11, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

I stumbled across this line via a post on an abandoned places website.

http://abandonedplaces.livejournal.com/2582347.html

Now Luke and Marvig can do that voodoo they do. Info, images, contacts ... hop to it!

Posted April 2, 2013, by Anonymous

Wow, really appreciate the photos from down below.

Posted March 12, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm also seeing a plaque

Posted March 12, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm seeing a Warren with verticals.

Posted February 14, 2013, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

A Pegram truss is a rare find.

Posted January 30, 2013, by Don Morrison

Yup. Nathan is correct. The streetview on the Bridge Street Bridge can be posed just like the above picture. (With a pickup truck in the shot.)

Posted January 29, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think the Parker truss photo belongs on this page:

http://www.bridgehunter.com/ut/washington/53019C/

The listing here is clearly for a pony truss, verified by satellite.

Posted January 29, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The listing says this is a pony truss, but the photograph shows a very nice Parker through truss.

Posted November 9, 2011, by Anonymous

MODERNE/NON-HISTORIQUE!

Posted November 9, 2011, by Anonymous

MODERNE/NON-HISTORIQUE!

Posted October 29, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

The historical photos for this bridge, including the original timber bridge photo's give an excellent overview of this location.

Posted October 10, 2011, by Anonymous

Interesting??? Are you kidding??? It is is a friggin MOB!

Posted October 10, 2011, by Anonymous

I agree it belongs here. It's a very interesting and substantial structure. Thanks for posting it. I'd like to be standing on that bridge in a raging storm.

Posted October 7, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

There are plenty of recent bridges on this site. I have uploaded one myself, because it was a modern bowstring. I don't think you should be too hard on someone who is interested and tries. This is an interesting pedestrian bridge, of truss design, and long. I think it belongs here.

Posted October 7, 2011, by uceb H8R

It is good that anonymous repeated himself, because obviously larry needs all the help he can get.

Posted October 7, 2011, by Anonymous

I ADDED THIS BRIDGE BECAUSE I CAN NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODERN BRIDGE AND A HISTORIC ONE.

Posted October 7, 2011, by MARRY LATHEWS

I ADDED THIS BRIDGE BECAUSE I CAN NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODERN BRIDGE AND A HISTORIC ONE.

Posted October 7, 2011, by Anonymous

MODERN/NOT HISTORIC!!!

Posted October 7, 2011, by Anonymous

MODERN/NOT HISTORIC!!!

Posted November 25, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This bridge has been on my list of "must photograph" for a long time. I had to go way out of my way on the way to a Thanksgiving feast to get these pictures. This bridge is one of those classic, "I used to cross this when I was a kid" bridges.

Posted November 25, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Here is another arch that would cool if painted bright yellow. After a hearty Thanksgiving meal, the "Golden Arches" is very distant on my mind. Mickey D's could have a neat ad campaign idea if a steel rainbow arch that resembles the ones spanning their old time restaurants, would be painted yellow.

Posted January 29, 2009, by Kim Harvey

It wasn't torn down, a child playing with matches accidentally burned it down.

Posted January 29, 2009, by Norene (twoolfarts [at] gotsky [dot] com)

WHY DID THEY TEAR IT DOWN? I DROVE BY THERE YESTERDAY (1-28-2009 AND IT'S GONE.

Posted June 17, 2008, by Randy Brush

It was lost bridge. Damage of fire by arson. We heard from newspaper. Thank you for show photo.