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Posted August 23, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

April 8th 2024!

Posted August 22, 2017, by John Marvig

I guess I now have a reason to visit New Hampshire. The 3 railroad trusses near this location are absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!!!

Posted August 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Michael, Got to say YOU ROCK DUDE! Awesome survivor , 1869 bridges don't get found every day!

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

I field visited this bridge today. It is still sitting in Larrick Park and it is becoming overgrown with small trees and Kansas Ditchweed.

For a Bedstead, it is MASSIVE. It also features rare threaded rod - nut connections with cast iron assemblies. This is an awesome bridge and is worth saving. I am glad that it was saved and moved here, even if the legs were removed.

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

I field visited this bridge today with the help of a manager at the golf course. He took me to the bridge. I also talked with a couple of golfers who were glad to see the bridge relocated to the course. This is an extremely significant bridge. There is another one like it in the county, but it was transferred to a landowner and is now private

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

Those tubular verticals appear to be original and they have their own connection assemblies at the top chord.

Also, during a wet year, this bridge spans a swamp, not just a creek. That was the case today as the lake was full and was backing up under the bridge.

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

WOW! Just WOW! Yes, this one is going on the bucket list!

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

I field visited this Bowstring today. It is a beauty! It has not had a full restoration, but Republic County deserves some major accolades for placing the bridge in this park. While the bridge could still use a bit of preservation work, I am thrilled that the county saved it from demolition and repurposed it for a trail. Hats off to them for doing so.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Michael,

That's a hell of a find! Thanks for posting!

Regards,

Art S.

Eclipse challenge/Anon/ 2024
Posted August 22, 2017, by Dana&Kay Klein

Anon I have learned not to bite on this forum but I must tell you my photo of sun blaze and "Dudes head" is Far worse than 17. I was surprised at difficulty of my own challenge. Knew I would be in a city with a bridge every few hundred yards so figured watch the clock pull over look through a truss or railing or whatever bridge part close by. Ford street ( Has a river bridge) is Detoured. By the time I got to end I was past the river! Jumped out in a COSTCO parking lot adjacent to a bridge and took multiple point shoot sort it out later shots. the high angle and being late for 2 minute window ...Fail. 2024 next East coast total so going to have a better plan. Must admit I chuckled at your top 10 list. Just consider challenge extended till 2024

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

Field visited today. It appears to be carrying light railroad traffic, but I did not see a train.

I talked with a group of teenagers who informed me that many of the high school students in Minneapolis appreciate this historic bridge and consider it to be an important part of the town.

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

I field visited this bridge today. It was carrying a surprising amount of traffic.

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

I field visited this bridge this afternoon (08/22/2017). It is still the same awesome bridge. I didn't stop for photos as locals were having a gathering on the bridge.

This one is becoming even more overgrown than it used to be. I would recommend visiting in the winter - or at least not in the summer.

re: #1
Posted August 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you, anonymous. I really do appreciate the accolades and I consider the #1 rating to be quite an honor. That was a fun picture to take, and I am glad that you liked it.

#1
Posted August 22, 2017, by Anonymous

Total Eclipse of the Gusset Plate!

And the Number 1 Eclipse bridge photo is..
Posted August 22, 2017, by Anonymous

Drum roll.......

It's going to be hard to beat this one
Posted August 22, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)
What the Bridgemaster said...
Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Didn't have a filter for my 7D-Mkii, and wasn't chancing on frying the sensor... So this is the best I could do with my Point&shoot and a pair of eclipse glasses.

Obligatory photos of the stellar shrouding
Posted August 22, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Alas, no bridges around, but I had totally clear skies, and I didn't have to leave my front yard.

RE: Eclipse Bridge Photo top 17
Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Anon... Are you waiting on a Drum-roll before revealing #1?

Eclipse Bridge Photo top 17
Posted August 22, 2017, by Anonymous

17: D&K Dudes Head?

16: R&B #8 Eclipse

15: Nathan # 3 Eclipse

14: R&B #2 Eclipse

13: R&B #4 Eclipse

12: R&B #6 Eclipse

11: R&B #4 Eclipse

10: R&B #5 Eclipse

9: R&B #3 Eclipse

8: R&B #1 Eclipse

7: Nathan #1 Eclipse

6: Nathan #2 Eclipse

5: Nick Grasshopper Creek

4: R&B #2 With Bridge

3: R&B #3 With Bridge

2: R&B #1 With Bridge

( An Opinion)

Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Decking, stringers and even floor beams are easily replaced. The grate flooring is definitely not original and rest may not be as well. The ADT count is at the top end of Low Volume and doesn't warrant replacement. But even if they are Hell bent on a new bridge they could easily straighten the road out and leave the old one standing next to it.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Stone piers look to be very old but well built, may have carried several structures at this site.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Brent McCoy (brentmccoycat [at] yahoo [dot] com)

how much railroad traffic travels over the bridge?

Posted August 22, 2017, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Talk about lucky timing. Sign at the beginning of road says "Road closed Sept 5th for bridge replacement"

Posted August 22, 2017, by Anonymous

I don't personally think it needs to be replaced. All I could find on the township website was that they hope to start as soon as 2018, but it could be a few years away. However, it appears as though the nearby Bergey's Mill Bridge will be replaced starting in 2018, sadly.

Private Drive Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the shorter span is a Pratt with counters and not a Lattice.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Luke

Historicaerials confirms that.

Posted August 22, 2017, by David Huffman (davhuffm [at] mindspring [dot] com)
Posted August 22, 2017, by Royce (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As I understand it, this is not Sellars Mill Road. It is actually a private drive way.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

heck yeah, would've been a beauty for that, just bad timing during the day....

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

Just eclipse

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

Difficult to get pics with the eclipse so high in the sky

Posted August 22, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just looked on street view and saw this bridge was replaced.Didn't know they finally tore this bridge down.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Thomas Simmons (Simmonst1222 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted August 22, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anonymous,does this bridge really need to be replaced?Didn't look too bad when i used to fish there but of course i'm going back more than 10 years.Did they give a start date for the replacement of this bridge in 2018?

Posted August 22, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I looked at the article and noticed something Anonymous.All of these contracts were for engineering services,not replacement costs.Those contracts will probably be a lot higher than what's printed in the article.Besides,it will be quite awhile before these bridges are replaced.Doesn't happen overnight,you know?

Bridge eclipse shot
Posted August 21, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I drove toward the landing near the I-70 Missouri River bridge but the Muddy Bottom CA lived up to its name and we turned back when the jeep ahead of us started having trouble. We watched from the river bottom and had a great view but no bridge except a concrete beam RR and a MOB.

Next one is coming through SE MO in seven years.

Eclipse
Posted August 21, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nathan not only beats mine by a mile but by 945.672 smoot also!

Eclipse
Posted August 21, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nathan thanks for sharing beats mine by a mile.

Eclipse
Posted August 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

No bridges in my photos, but some occasional clouds in Michigan allowed for some photos. I used my phone, didn't want to risk damage to my DSLR because I didn't buy sun filters or anything. In Michigan its usually cloudy when things like this happen so I didn't go out of my way to prepare for anything!

Eclipse
Posted August 21, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Ended up near Rochester NY, Road detours and cloud cover. Best shot was top of unknown dudes head with sun blaze, Bridge was out of frame! Sorry total zero on my part. Nick caught one any one else?

Posted August 21, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nick, it is funny that you ventured out here because this is one of the bridges that I thought would make a great backdrop for a solar eclipse photo.

Posted August 21, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Planned on watching the total eclipse today from this abandoned pony, sadly it has been replaced, possibly recently, back tracked to Everest,Kansas for the experience. One more century-plus-old pony down the pot 😕😕

Posted August 21, 2017, by Anonymous

Now the township plans to start construction of a new bridge as early as 2018. I was there not too long ago. From what I could tell, it was only the lattice decking that was unsafe; it is rusting and there are large areas of thin, rotted metal. I don't think this is too hard to replace, however, but I could be wrong.

Posted August 21, 2017, by Anonymous

Take a look at this:

http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/news/montgome...

According to this article, this bridge has a planned replacement. According to the Lower Salford Township website, this bridge and the nearby Camp Wawa Road Bridge are due to start construction "sometime in 2018".

"If you wish to contact a member of the Montgomery County Roads & Bridges, their direct number is: 610-278-3612."

Posted August 21, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

They have been testing the traffic light on this bridge. It still operates. This swing bridge doesn't open on just holiday.

Posted August 21, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

They have been testing the traffic light on this bridge. It still operates. This swing bridge doesn't open on just holiday.

Posted August 21, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 8/20/17 work has started today on this bridge which is expected to last until late October.As i mentioned in an earlier post this bridge is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.To see the 558 bridges and to learn more about the project,visit www.parapidbridges.com.I posted the website if anybody is curious about this bridge project Pa is running.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

That's him in photo #6.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Thought it to be so, considered both Warren and Pratt classification listings, thing is a beast over an otherwise non-beastly creek. Great dog - he loved his cat-walk.....or dog-walk.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Steve dennis (Sdennis [at] lincolndouglas [dot] net)

The bridge has been moved to 9478 Loches rd. Saint Louisville, Oh 43071

Posted August 20, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Amazing progress in a month and a half! The bridge looks great!

Regards,

Art S.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

Probably relocated here in 1932.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Craig Philpott (craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com)

After several years of absence, pleased to congratulate the milestone winner and continue building data for the future next milestone

Posted August 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks to the thoughtful landowners, there is one remaining highway truss bridge left in Douglas County, Kansas. I had thought they were all gone.

To the best of my knowledge, this leaves Linn County as the only county in the eastern third of Kansas without a single highway truss bridge. Linn County does have a railroad truss and a marsh Arch so all is not lost there.

This bridge is also a very unusual hybrid of a Warren and Pratt truss. I knew of two other examples in Kansas but both of them have been demolished. The discovery of this bridge has resurrected some history!

Posted August 20, 2017, by Jeff Wise (Gerdajeff [at] gmail [dot] com)

I helped move this bridge to its current location. Bridge is finally finished and ready for public use. Looks great!!!

W&GF - Foundry Branch Bridge (District of Columbia)
Posted August 20, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

This old trolley trestle is planning for repairs of the former Glen Echo Streetcar line. Very old abandoned trolley tracks can cause the trolley trestle to collapse. For a rare reason, if you're not sure about this, a very old bicycle is stuck when the trolley stopped its operation.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
2.36
Posted August 19, 2017, by Anonymous

.............mega smoot!

Re: One lane bridge but where????
Posted August 19, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)
One lane bridge but where????
Posted August 19, 2017, by Elizabeth (Elizabeth01040 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Where is this one lane bridge located?

Posted August 19, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI gives a 1952 build date. Any reason for thinking 1945?

Re: Solar Eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

For your last-minute trip planning pleasure:

http://bridgehunter.com/story/1213/

Re: Solar Eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, don't try this at home, but my cellphone camera just captured an extremely rare Total Eclipse of the Gusset Plate.

No, really, don't try this at home...

Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for trudging out there. It looked pretty neat from aerial imagery.

Posted August 19, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

There is a second bridge just to the north of here of similar design

Posted August 19, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Bit disappointing, slightly similar to this one in Wyandotte Co., this is no more than a pipe-hanger bridge https://bridgehunter.com/ks/wyandotte/bh45080/ . Although there are signs of a timber bridge being in this spot at one time, currently there is only the pipe/garbage dam. Possible there is a low-water paved crossing under the muck which may have been visible at one time via satellite

Posted August 19, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Army still controls the land to the West and has the bridge gated at the East portal to keep people out. I'm more worried about trees falling on it than the government tearing it down. I wish they would decommission that section and deed it to the state as part of Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area. It could then be restored and join these other 2 beauties!

http://bridgehunter.com/in/johnson/60270/

http://bridgehunter.com/in/johnson/60500/

Ebling Memorial and Glendale Bridge replacement,Berks County Pa.
Posted August 19, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just read an article pertaining to these 2 bridges in the Reading Eagle yesterday.Seems that since Berks County initiated the $5 vehicle registration fee,the county will receive $2 million from the fund to finance replacement of these bridges.No start time was mentioned and i never heard of or know where these bridges are in Muhlenberg Township for the first one and Douglass Township for the second one.

Posted August 19, 2017, by Ellen Hedrick (Ellenh1965 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This old railroad bridge is back in service as a pedestrian bridge. It is part of the Kickapoo Rail Trail. The trail is officially open on August 25, 2017. The tressell and ties were retrofit with six prefab steel frame bridges with timber decking.

Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana

a UCEB, a 1915 Pony, water, great Eclipse possibilities!

Re: Solar Eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good luck with that. One thing that I am finding out, is that Nebraska has an a very noteworthy collection of iron bridges. I am willing to say that Nebraska is probably our most underrated state and perhaps best kept secret when it comes to Historic Bridges. I wish I had more time to get up there and document some of the bridges. I am glad I got to visit and drive across some of the lost Missouri River structures there.

WNY Eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana

Robert I'll be in a partial area on Monday but will be at some bridge or UCEB at 2:33PM! Look forward to see what the group can come up with!

Re: Challenge
Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Admittedly, I have done some thinking about trying to get to a bridge during the solar eclipse. Due to the deteriorating forecast for my initial location, I will probably attend a public viewing in western Nebraska. There was a bridge in Missouri which would have been a good spot to shoot the eclipse weather permitting but the bridge has recently been replaced by a UCEB. You could still try for a total eclipse of the UCEB...

Re: Warning to Bridgehunter Crew
Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am not sure if the original post was made by Doug or made by an imposter...

eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Do lunar and solar eclipses have any noticeable effect on humans?

There is no evidence that eclipses have any physical effect on humans. However, eclipses have always been capable of producing profound psychological effects. For millennia, solar eclipses have been interpreted as portents of doom by virtually every known civilization. These have stimulated responses that run the gamut from human sacrifices to feelings of awe and bewilderment. Although there are no direct physical effects involving known forces, the consequences of the induced human psychological states have indeed led to physical effects.

source: NASA.org

Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Maybe sub Category? Anthony McAuliffe Bridge

Challenge
Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

once in a lifetime, Best Eclipse/ bridge Photo.

North Skunk
Posted August 18, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

As always Luke, many Thanks.

Posted August 18, 2017, by Luke

Dana, this bridge and https://bridgehunter.com/ia/jasper/north-skunk-creek/ are the same.

Posted August 18, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

John - little late on this reply - parked in cul-de-sac to the NE, and walked through open lands to SW until I came to it, basically followed the creek

Smoot
Posted August 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, it was a nice addition... thankfully Google Earth lets you measure your favorite bridge in smoots.

smoot
Posted August 18, 2017, by Anonymous

Miss the Smoot.................

Posted August 18, 2017, by Clinton Settle (clint [dot] settle [at] gmail [dot] com)

Rev James Solomon Settle Baptisms at Settles Bridge. 1910-1911

Posted August 18, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It seems to me this bridge is actually functioning as a beam rather than a Kingpost.

Posted August 18, 2017, by Scott Trotel (rrhist [at] bright [dot] net)

The statements made about this bridge and cited from my book are grossly incorrect. My book makes no such statements and is taken out of context. This bridge was in the City of Troy, Ohio and was the North Market Street STREET BRIDGE. The D & T (Dayton & Troy Electric Railway) did NOT cross the Great Miami River at Troy at any time. The S T & P (Springfield, Troy & Piqua Railway) DID cross the Miami River on their own privately owned bridge to the immediate west of the STREET BRIDGE, and it is visible in the post card photo. It was opened in August 1905 and abandoned in October 1920 and subsequently removed circa 1922. It has no relationship to the August 6, 1932 collapse of the D & T bridge over the Miami River on the north side of Dayton, some 30 miles away. A photo of the two Troy bridges is attached, the North Market Street Bridge is on the left and the S T & P bridge is on the right. The photo dates circa 1919.

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Posted August 17, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

James Cooper thought this bridge possibly was a bridge noted in records from 1920, but his wording suggested he was somewhat uncertain about this. My field visit of this bridge shows USS brands on upper and lower chords. USS did not start branding its own logo onto steel until ca. 1952-1953, using the names of constituent companies like Carnegie until that time. Therefore, I suggest this bridge dates to between 1952 and 1970. No later than 1970 due to the use of rivets.

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=in...

Posted August 17, 2017, by Carrol (carrolcox2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is there anyone out there that is familiar with the Martindale Bridge in Laytonville, CA. about the era of 1836? Any info on that bridge or if you can tell me where I might find a pic. of the bridge would be appreciated.

Thank you...

Posted August 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Aside from the fact that this one is a Whipple, it sure has some awesome portal bracings. Being in Indiana, it should be safe from demolition, I hope.

Posted August 17, 2017, by Melissa Jurgensen

I have added pictures from my August 12, 2017 visit showing the damage. The property owner granted permission for me to see the bridge.

Solar Eclipse
Posted August 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In all seriousness, the solar eclipse traffic will put a lot of stress on our infrastructure. I am preparing for crazy traffic as I attempt to chase the eclipse across the Midwest. I am hoping to do some bridgehunting if I don't have to chase long distances to avoid cloud cover.

The models are really struggling with the forecast from Wyoming to Illinois...

Bridge comment
Posted August 17, 2017, by Anonymous

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Warning To Bridgehunter Crew
Posted August 17, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Solar Eclipse may or is around the corner August 21/2017 soon all kind of bridges as well movable bridges will be destroyed of God's judgement if I was you turn your life to Jesus Christ!!!!

Posted August 17, 2017, by Anonymous

The street was named for Calhoun. I'm not sure who the bridge was named for.

Posted August 17, 2017, by Eric Maywar (emaywar [at] trentonnj [dot] org)

For whom was the Calhoun Street Bridge named?

Posted August 17, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Xavier,when in the area i will check this bridge out.As for the other bridge,is that the one that crosses the Schuylkill River above the power plant?

Posted August 17, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Mark.Took long enough to replace it,huh?

Posted August 17, 2017, by Mark Lauriello (mlauriello [at] rettew [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced.

Posted August 16, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger

Great shot. You should post this to the Shelhorn Bridge page instead of just here in the comments.


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