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Posted September 11, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

http://untappedcities.com/2011/10/05/centralia-pennsylvania-...

What clueless person let that number become official?

Posted September 10, 2017, by Luke
Posted September 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Likely.............

Posted September 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Being as it's on Route 666, you'll likely burn in HELL if you cross it!

Posted September 10, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Topos as far back as 1950 have the current Norfolk & Western alignment, but back in 1892 this was the original railroad.

Posted September 10, 2017, by Luke

The narrowness suggests RR to me.

Posted September 10, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is it possible this was an old rail bridge? The span looks pretty light but the abutments scream Railroad? Any RR guru have old track line maps around here?

Royce

Posted August 30, 2017, by Kerstin (KerstinDarling [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello, just wondering if anyone knows the height of this bridge as its crosses the river.

Posted July 28, 2017, by Zachary S

Well, never mind the rehab and reopening... as of late last year VDOT claimed that the restoration work needed was far more extensive than thought, so it appears by photos that they thew up a new concrete eyesore in its place. The historic bridge is supposed to have been preserved elsewhere but I can't find an article that confirms if this actually happened.

Posted July 13, 2017, by mike huff

Can anyone build this today.

Posted July 4, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

It said on the future projects of this drawbridge, the original bridge will be relocated.

Posted July 4, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

This drawbridge is newer than the previous swing now long gone. This must be the only drawbridge in the Delmarva Peninsula version of Virginia.

Posted June 3, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted May 22, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This rare taper vertical pony truss has been reduced to scrap metal.

Posted May 17, 2017, by Mike Rosenberger (mfrosenberger [at] gmail [dot] com)

Suggested correction: Williams Viaduct connected at 7th Street.

FYI... the bridge it replaced connected at 9th Street. The bridge that replaced the Williams Viaduct connects at 5th Street.

Posted May 8, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Trusses look good, underneath (Pics 30-33)... Not so much.

Looks like heavy salt damage to me.

Posted May 5, 2017, by Anonymous

Nobody Lakes like Gaston

Posted April 16, 2017, by Deborah Jo DOYLE Mason (djdmlm [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am the Great Great Granddaughter of the Doyle who built the Twin-Big Tunnels,as well as the Great Granddaughter of John Wesley Doyle who was the first Engineer through the tunnels.

I am requesting more information as to how to see these tunnels first hand and any historical information about the tunnels.

Other visitors information about food, lodging, and other points of interest would be helpful as well.

Thank You for your help.

Debbie Jo Doyle Mason

Posted April 7, 2017, by Jordan kuehn (Jrkuehn38 [at] aol [dot] com)

Still open for regular traffic with plans of new bridge constructed in 2019

Posted April 6, 2017, by Joel Wyman (jwyman2242 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What a darn shame this couldn't have been preserved as it was a really neat looking multi- span historical bridge. We have lost far too many of these.

Posted April 6, 2017, by Marc Shotts (marcshotts [at] gmail [dot] com )

Visited the bridge on April 4, 2017. Nicely viewed from the suspended pedestrian walk-bridge under the modern Robert E. Lee bridge. Multiple abandoned piers, a couple of which have foundations that are damaged and being undermined and will eventually crumble. Only one span still standing adjacent to Belle Island shore. No decking on bridge.

Posted April 6, 2017, by Kelly McClanahan

Nice photos. The only one I got was part of a train coming out of it 20 some odd years ago.

Posted March 20, 2017, by Beth Hines (hinesbeth2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has started to fall. I took this photo sometime around October 2016.

Posted March 5, 2017, by Harley

Bridge has been demolished for a replacement as of November 2016

Posted March 4, 2017, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thought I'd nailed down which was which with portal details...

You're right, the right PE and "contractor" are key. I've a friend I've done some preservation work with in the Roanoke area, he's done some structural work on one of the Woolwine examples, I'll make sure he's aware of this development.

Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was a replacement with a modern truss... Not a rehabilitation, unfortunately!

Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's not a Howe truss. Sort of a Kingpost pony hybrid... AKA "Mongrel" of some kind.

Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at the foundations and the low trusses, I'm almost certain that this is the bridge that was blown down in the windstorm. And really it appears that only the "Lid"... siding and roof were blown off of the trusses. While there has been some damage to them the trusses appear to be mostly intact. I believe the other Sinking Creek spans have vertical beams that extend up to the roofline, while this one does not. The siding and roof on this bridge likely were not original, and not historic. If they get the right engineer and contractor (Will?) I believe it can be restored.

Posted March 2, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The curved piers are original to the 1888 N&W bridge. The V&T bridge was the original bridge on the current NS bridge. I have corrected the posting.

Posted March 2, 2017, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Were these piers reused for the successor bridge? Was the original bridge, which was burned, also curved?

Posted February 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would call them outriggers.

Posted February 22, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is the bracing here note worthy, I do not believe I have seen this before. Is it acting as an outrigger or a vertical? Or both?

Posted February 22, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am guessing this bridge was not built in 1932. Probably the original bridge here was built in 1932. This looks to be a welded MOB.

Royce

Posted February 21, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

They looked brand new, right out of the box.

Posted February 20, 2017, by Andy Winegar

Nice job capturing the EMD SD70ACe-T4 demonstrators!

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 18, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

My father was a CE with the KS highway Dept ca 1950 and the term he used was "catiwhompus". I haven't run across the exact definition in any of his old books yet.

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A non-technical term I like to use for this type of structure is "Womper-Jawed".

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 17, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Neither have I....crazy/cool engineering

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 17, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan. I have just not encountered many Pratts that looked like this.

Royce

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 17, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Unless I am missing something, no there is not, aside from describing its unusual design features of vertical end posts and a heavy skew, but these don't play into the type of truss configuration here. Its basically a Pratt truss with a skew and vertical endposts.

NS Overpass (Virginia)
Posted February 17, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is there a sub category of Pratt for this bridge?

Royce

Posted February 16, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have changed this status back to open. I do not know if they are going to take it down but as of 2/17/2017 it remains open with no work being done on it.

Royce

Posted January 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, I will support any effort to reuse historic bridges on trails.

Posted January 24, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

ConTech Continental prefab spans (MOBS) are hard to compete with in terms of cost for short spans (even though they are inferior to a restored historic metal truss bridge). However, once you get into really long span lengths like this, these sorts of modern bridges rapidly become EXTREMELY expensive. They are not standard (higher cost), and they are very inefficient in use of materials (even higher cost). The shear mass of the ugly steel tubes needed to support spans of this length result in a bridge of unparalleled level of ugly, and a bridge that obstructs the view of the river it crosses. A restored historic truss span could have been provided for this budget, providing a structurally superior (wider roadway), long-lasting, signature historic landmark. The efficient, lightweight members would have coexisted with the surrounding area in a much better manner as well.

Posted January 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a MOB to me. I would much rather see relocated historic trusses than MOBs on trails. Thanks to firms such as Workin' Bridges, and Bach Steel, we can save historic trusses that would otherwise be turned into soup cans.

Posted January 24, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thinking this was not a 1,000,000 dollar bridge

Posted January 3, 2017, by Paul (Pfarrar79 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been torn down and replaced

Posted December 31, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The bridge probably needs a separate entry.

Posted December 30, 2016, by Luke

From what scant bit of Googling I've done, it's probably just called the "Pepper Tunnel Bridge"

I also think this photo shows a VA B&I plaque: https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/view_record.php?URN=ns3720

Posted December 30, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Great find! What's the bridge called?

Posted December 30, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

Was playing around with my quad maps, and found this one.

Posted December 26, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was looking at the HAER documentation and I found that the floor beams were remodeled in 1940, at which time the Kingpost beams were added.

Posted December 25, 2016, by Joey Bane (bermann214 [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

This bridge has recently been closed to pedestrian traffic as well.

Posted December 25, 2016, by Joey Bane (bermann214 [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

This structure has been destroyed and replaced.

Posted December 19, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a pin-connected Warren through truss. As such it likely in reality dates to the 1880s, certainly not 1932. Also looks like it might be a former railroad bridge. This is a highly significant historic bridge.

Posted October 21, 2016, by Matt Lohry

There are wingwalls visible if you turn the clock back on GE a few years; it looks pretty overgrown on the current satellite view. Pretty sure it's there though. It's only 22 feet long, so probably pretty easy to overlook.

Posted October 21, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Did you pick up the road and look under it? Concrete arches are sometimes shy!

Posted October 21, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No bridge here

Posted September 27, 2016, by David Philyaw (dphilyaw [at] taloving [dot] com)

A company by the name of "Bowers" was awarded the contract to build the Smith River Bridge - however they assigned/subcontracted the project to T. A. Loving - Taylor Abbit Loving was the founder of T. A. Loving Company. Founded in 1925 we are still in business and still building bridges, hospitals, football stadiums, water and waste water treatments plants, among other things.

www.taloving.com

Posted July 29, 2016, by Judy Cox (judycox4000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember a bridge from childhood (I'm 72, raised in Hurt, Va) can't find any image or info. Hope you can help. From Hurt, there were 2 ways to go to Altavista. Go to Yeatts & Rowland General Store, cross the RR tracks, turn right onto rt. 29. The other way was to go to the right at the end of Prospect rd. ( rd didn't have a name then), go to the bottom of the hill(where an Apple Market is now, and proceed across a wooden bridge,one lane, and rattled and wood slapped each time we crossed it. Scary to a young child. Does anyone remember or have any info?

Posted July 11, 2016, by Zachary S

Passed underneath on an Amtrak journey just now. Doesn't appear to have been put back in place yet, but so glad to hear of its positive fate.

Posted June 22, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I had forgotten that I had taken this picture, this one along with the bridge. As a matter of fact, I had to use this site (and others) to even identify the bridge.

Posted June 22, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I am sad to hear that the bridge is now gone. I do not even remember taking the above photos. I was going through old photos, and scanning so I could put them on the computer. I all of a sudden came across this one and the Jack's Creek Bridge (which at first I thought where the same bridge). Perhaps later, I will try and "connect" the panoramic views of the three bridges, if I can.

Posted May 24, 2016, by Michael Taylor

I do want to get out there and check the bridge remnants out.

Posted May 24, 2016, by Mary Dugie (Mary [dot] dugie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Completed Dec. 2015: Replace the bridge's original auxiliary drive, install LED lights and make preventive maintenance repairs to the bridge’s superstructure; including deck patching and beam repairs.

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/benjamin_harris...

Posted April 13, 2016, by Michael Taylor

As a local I know of yet another name for this bridge... It is called the Nickel Bridge by Richmonders, which is a reference to it's past as a toll bridge.

Posted February 29, 2016, by Jim Smith (jasmith58 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not in Isle of Wight county. From the map it looks to be in Matthew's county

Posted February 27, 2016, by Margot
Posted February 27, 2016, by Margot

Looks like we're going to lose this one. Took me a minute to find it here, as it's actually called the Deep Creek AIW Bridge.

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/City-Departments/...

Posted February 4, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted February 3, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thought these were pics of the Wasena Park Greenway Bridge. Turns out they were not. So I added and posted them anyways. Not a great bridge but maybe in 75 years...

Posted January 12, 2016, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

"Waterloo Bridge Remains in Limbo", Fauquier Now, Jan. 12, 2016.

http://www.fauquiernow.com/index.php/fauquier_news/entry/fau...

Posted January 11, 2016, by Anonymous

Post it, please.

Posted January 11, 2016, by Stacy Sumner (rapturex22 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a picture of this bridge if you are interested.

Posted December 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This might actually be a concrete thru girder, given the roadway width and massive design of the railings/girders. It seems to be listed as a concrete slab on the NBI, which is a common listing for a concrete girder in which the floorbeams are integral with the deck and are not articulated.

Posted December 14, 2015, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

connects Lancaster County and Middlesex County

Posted December 14, 2015, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This tunnel connects the independent cities of Hampton and Norfolk but it won't let you indicate that on the site

Posted December 14, 2015, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This tunnel connects the independent cities of Newport News and Suffolk. The site doesn't let you indicate both

Posted December 5, 2015, by Joe Martin (jm2912va [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes. I see it on the map. The alignment may have moved circa 1934. Which means these bridges closed around that time. I am still trying to confirm this. Thanks.

Posted December 5, 2015, by Luke

The two bridges you've added at Ruffins Pond appear to have been an old alignment of US17.

Screencap comes from the 1942 quadrangle: http://landmarkhunter.com/quad/18723

Posted November 17, 2015, by Tim Ebel (thinkbiglearnsmart [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Elaine,

I hope you can help me. I am trying to locate who I can contact to acquire this bridge for our home property which is in a historic district.

My number is 3016417679 or email above. Thank you.

Posted November 10, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Functionally Obsolete is a term to describe a bridge that may not require repair, but does not meet modern guidelines for the roadway it serves. Such a bridge might be too narrow, might have a tight curve or bad line of sight on the approach (vertical and horizontal alignments).

Posted November 8, 2015, by Jim (j)

The TR Bridge was built in 1964-66, not 1932.

Where do I find the definition of 'functionally obsolete'?

Posted October 13, 2015, by Anonymous

Hi Jason,

I apologize that I am just now seeing your message. I did not come to my email. I would love to speak with you. Please shoot me an email at slantswingingbridge@gmail.com

I've been looking for yours but haven't found it yet. :(

Thanks!

Lori

Posted October 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Coordinates of the storage location are 38.658048, -78.216591

Posted October 5, 2015, by Elaine Deutsch (ekdeutsch [at] comcast [dot] net)

Here's a photo of the bridge where it sits today.

Posted October 5, 2015, by Elaine Deutsch (ekdeutsch [at] comcast [dot] net)

The original bridge has not been demolished. It's sitting less than a mile away in a parking lot next to the Copper Fox Distillery.

Posted October 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted October 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted September 15, 2015, by Anonymous

It would be a miracle if they could whip up enough support to save it.

Posted September 15, 2015, by paul (pfarrar79 [at] gmail [dot] com)

IT is scheduled to be replaced next year

Posted August 23, 2015, by Tommy dillon (bucketheadnlittlep [at] gmail [dot] com )

Semi crossing 1906 bridge

Posted August 22, 2015, by Dennis Cooke (denniscooke1 [at] cox [dot] net)

Berkley Bridge 1935

Posted August 20, 2015, by Tommy dillon (bucketheadnlittlep [at] gmail [dot] com )

This old bridge believe it or not must still be sound as I witness semi trucks 18 wheeler cross this bridge and average of 3 or 5 a week. I live next to this bridge . Unbelievable

Posted July 20, 2015, by Anonymous

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/City-Departments/...

Bridge replaced - new high rise fiexed bridge - partially completed (Veterans Bridge)

Posted July 20, 2015, by Eric Martin (emartin [at] cityofchesapeake [dot] net)

Bridge replaced with vertical lift bridge

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/City-Departments/...

Avens Bridge (Virginia)
Posted July 16, 2015, by Curtis Lee (clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The old truss is now completely gone.

Posted July 14, 2015, by Zane A. Winyard (winyard [dot] zane [at] gmail [dot] com)

The streetview map is wrong.

What is there is 9th street looking at the CSX viaduct with an abandoned track going under it.

It should be on I-95 looking towards the city on the southbound side. you should see the viaduct with a train sitting under it after having crossed the river.

Please change it. Thank you.

Posted May 4, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If the FY 2016 6 Year Plan can be believed, yes, but not anytime soon.

http://syip.virginiadot.org/Pages/lineitemDetails.aspx?syp_s...