Bridge to be removed in Spring of 2013.
Beautiful Pony Truss Bridge on Old US 85. Still open to traffic, but no NBI data. Any info would be appreciated.
Current google imagery shows this bridge might be about to be reused.
Funny thing is, these Redneck bridges are still far more interesting than any modern UCEB! HA!!
I call these Redneck Bridges. Find some random junk, make a bridge: Git-R-Done!
According to Wikipedia, it was listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Of course that doesn't mean it still exists, but there should be a record of it somewhere. It also calls it the ELS Bridge.
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Very unusual bridge.
Hard to tell for certain if the arches are tubular or if they are composed of channels (sideways) with cover plate on top. The lack of any trussing except for a single vertical with an outrigger might indeed suggest a homemade deal of some kind.
If it is on an airport access road then I doubt it still exists, unless it was relocated elsewhere.
Ok.....just found this bridge searching through the HAER/HABS files. There is no NBI info and this bridge is not previously listed, so its totally an original find. If this bridge still exists that will be awesome, however, I cannot confirm anything using Google Earth because the image is fuzzy and street view cannot make it out. I need help. Also any more info regarding its design, construction, and date would be helpful.
I believe this bridge still exists via google earth
also noticed that there is no new listing for this county road on the NBI for a new bridge in 2000 or this years. Could it possibly be closed to all traffic and preserved in place?
I think this bridge might still exist, via the bypassed bridge just to the south west of the new bridge.
found photos here.
Wow, a great find and great post.
This is what i call a win win, Old iron bridge bypassed by a two span steel pony. While the old span is preserved in place. Wyoming for the Win.
This bridge has been replaced with a flat crossing. It was deemed unsafe after a girder was bent by a truck excessively speeding. Lives were lost.
I don't know much about the history but I was born and lived in Sheridan County as a child. I remember crossing that bridge in Dayton on our way up to camping in the Bighorns.
I'm glad they saved it as a pedestrian bridge.
I looked at a couple of different satellite images, which all show the bridge as being extant. And I'm sure these have all been taken since the 1993 date given for it's removal.
Jason, There is a Google Earth image dated Jul 7, 2007, for this location that indicates a single lane through truss bridge at this location. Impossible to tell if it the same bridge but the dimensions certainly match.
David, where exactly is this bridge located? It appears to be where US 30 runs parallel to the UPRR, with the C&S going over both. I seem to remember something like this scene on the southwest side of Cheyenne, near the I-80/I-25 interchange.
I'm finishing a graduate degree focused on the history of the Canyon area in Yellowstone. The bridge you have shown is called "Canyon Bridge." It spans Jay Creek as it joins the Yellowstone River. It is not part of the Artist Point road.
Chittenden Memorial Bridge spans the Yellowstone River at the start of the Artist Point Road.
Many history books on Yellowstone will corroborate this information (books by Haines, Whittlesey, etc.) as will my thesis which should be finished this fall. It will be downloadable from the Montana State University website.