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Posted May 24, 2017, by Dana & Kay Klein

Stopped by this bridge today and talked to the crew. Truss was cut up and went to Ben Weitzman and Son Binghampton NY. not sure if shredded yet but if anyone was interested in parts and pieces could contact Weitzmans.

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Posted May 24, 2017, by Anonymous

In the Smokies there are several stone veneer concrete and steel arch bridges. An official list I read omitted one of several on US 441 between Gatlinburg and Newfound Gap. This one I call 'Walker Prong II' it is at N35 deg, 37 min 26.78 sec, W083 deg, 25 min, 01.02 sec. at an altitude of 4,524 feet and may be the highest bridge in the Park.

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

The trusses have now been moved to a static display.

http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/local/2017/05/16/new-b...

New location described as "the far east side of the park as part of Harbor View Trail near De Neveu Creek"

Posted May 24, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not a problem,Dana and Kay.Since PennDOT is having alot of structurally deficient bridges repaired or replaced around Reading it's only natural i look into it.

Posted May 24, 2017, by Walter Aertker (waertker [at] aertker [dot] com)

Ellis Bridge and other bridges. How does one find out how to procure and use? I am in the market for an old bridge in middle Tn and it does not need to be wider than 12'.

Thank you

Posted May 24, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

On April 16th we were out taking photos and we stopped so I could get photos of the old bridge. Little did I know what would happen to the bridge on May 1st! We returned on May 19th and I took photos of the wreckage. I didn't want to post them on this page so as not to spoil the beauty of the old bridge. I have posted both the "beauty shots" and the "wreckage shots" to my PBase page at this link:

http://www.pbase.com/sharonmsphotos/bruns_bridge

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (District of Columbia)
Posted May 23, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its rare that I try to visit a bridge and hope to find it in a deteriorated condition, but I had hoped for that with this bridge so I could see the cast iron pipes where the concrete had fallen away. Alas, as frequently happens, I was too late. A visit to DC last weekend found this bridge undergoing what (I hope) rehabilitation. In either case, the arch barrel was covered in formwork. The cast iron pipes are probably concealed for another century now.

Posted May 23, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Brian... nice photos, I have had this bridge on my own to-do list for a while. I hope you do not mind that I took your first three photos, stitched them into a couple panoramic projections and uploaded them here.

Posted May 23, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George its all good! Thanks for being Berks County bridge spotter1

Posted May 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good to know. I am glad that this one is still intact.

Posted May 23, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This seemed a little unbelievable to me, so I checked in with my Ohio contacts. They called Scott Brown at Ohio District 8 who provided the following information that shows not only that the bridge is still standing, but is being maintained:

"I just got off the phone with Tony McWhinney at the Preble County Engineer’s Office. The bridge in question is still standing, has not been replaced, relocated, etc. This bridge is located a little over half a mile east of Fairhaven College Corner Road.

There was another structure on Junction Road that was replaced by Preble County Engineer’s Office (located 0.17 miles west of Camden College Corner Road) back in 2011 (PID #83047). I’m not sure why the comments in Bridge Hunter were made – but perhaps those who commented were looking for the bowstring truss and came across the structure that was replaced in 2011 (i.e. were in the wrong location)?

Anyway, for what it’s worth, Preble County Engineer’s Office crews were at the truss last week, removing vegetation from around the structure that had come down during recent storms. If/when the County needs to address the existing truss, they acknowledged that they would rehab it to maintain the historic integrity, and would likely do it through a federal-aid project with ODOT oversight (since it is such a large structure)."

Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That's the one Luke.Thanks.Never hurts to ask.

Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Dana and Kay.I was just going to look at this bridge on google maps to see if i could identify what kind of bridge it was.I do remember crossing this bridge in the past many times.You guys make my job of looking at bridges so much easier.Thanks again.

Posted May 23, 2017, by Luke
Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I looked on the map and saw another bridge on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.If you follow the rail line ROW you will see it.Looks like a wooden trestle.Is this bridge on Bridgehunters?

Posted May 23, 2017, by Harley Patterson (kc9gld [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The top photo is not in Danville, however I did finally find an old photo of a yearbook from 1937 of The Central Normal College In Danville, with the bridge in the background. Resolution is not great but you can make out the adbutments with overhead railbed.

Posted May 23, 2017, by Don Morrison

Inundated towns are always a sad, but interesting story.

Look up "Granton bridge NY" in google image search to see pics of a two span Parker that was abandoned intact as the waters of Cannonsville Reservoir rose over it.

Granton would've been around 42.096986, -75.256459 and the bridge was on the road that disappears into the water to the north, I assume.

Built 1907, per this web page:

https://townoftompkins.org/history/

Posted May 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

As always Luke I thank you for your bridge acumen

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

I remember watching the news reports at the time. This was a very complex system that produced multiple tornadoes. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on.

Posted May 22, 2017, by Luke

The lift span was the successor bridge to the one this entry is for.

Posted May 22, 2017, by mtygard

My Bad....My previous post was incorrect and you are correct!

Tumbleweed road was where the main Andover tornado crossed the Turnpike. The overpass tornado was an ancillary tornado from the Andover storm complex.

Posted May 22, 2017, by mtygard

My Bad....My previous post was incorrect and you are correct!

Tumbleweed road was where the main Andover tornado crossed the Turnpike. The overpass tornado was an ancillary tornado from the Andover storm complex.

Posted May 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Luke maybe where rt78 crosses?

Posted May 22, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

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

Channel Bridge (Minnesota)
Posted May 22, 2017, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just noticed there was no photo on file for this bridge. This was taken in August 2016.

Parkview Road bridge repair
Posted May 22, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 5/22/17 the borough of West Reading is currently receiving bids for the repair of this bridge.The project generally includes the design and construction of repairs to this bridge spanning the Wyomissing Creek in accordance with various maintenance recommendations noted in the latest bridge inspection report.I haven't seen this report so it's news to me.

Posted May 22, 2017, by John

Any update on the bridge?

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

What the HELL!!! The Preble County powers that be have lost their D..M minds!!!

This used to be one of my favorite county's to visit, but then they proceeded to annihilate most of their pony trusses including the rare Longman Road Bridge. They destroy another pony just to replace it with one of the ugliest replica covered bridges I have even seen... and then plan to relocate a different pony into the state park. Then they finally do a good thing in rehabilitating the Seven Mile Road Bridge... Only to botch the placement of the historic plaques so that Mr. Cross can have his name equally placed. And now this? I can only hope that it is going somewhere that it will be better appreciated... and not into a scrap furnace!

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

Neat photo!

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

They try and try to give these replacement UCEB's character... And it just doesn't work.

Posted May 22, 2017, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone, replaced by a single span PCB bridge (23028). Another one bites the dust.

Posted May 22, 2017, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is gone, replaced by a 2-barrel concrete box culvert.

Posted May 22, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Builders plaque and portal cresting is a solid match for Owego Bridge Co.

Posted May 22, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking for bridges with identical spans that may have been relocated here in 1951, and I came across this:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/washington/bh55841/

Thoughts?

Avert Bridge (Missouri)
Posted May 21, 2017, by Zach Smith (zsmith [at] roaddogind [dot] com)

is this bridge still for sale or bid???

Posted May 21, 2017, by Cristopher Sturtz (cvcomputerservice [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of April 2017, the Shaw Road Bridge in Jones County, IA is closed indefinitely due to a fracture in the north span.

Sources:

http://monticelloexpress.com/content/farmers-express-issues-... (Full article is paywalled, but the summary mentions the approximate time of and reason for the closure).

http://www.jonescountyiowa.org/utilities (Source of the "closed indefinitely" qualifier).

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

Is there a chance that this bridge might be in storage? If this bridge got scrapped, it would be one of the worst losses of a historic bridge since this website got started.

Ohio and Iowa are essentially co-champions when it comes to surviving numbers of bowstring bridges per state. Iowa has lost some of its bowstrings in recent years and I really hope that Ohio does not follow suit.

Posted May 21, 2017, by Jeff Shroyer (Shroyer100 [at] aol [dot] com)

This beauty is gone as of 6/16😑😑.

Posted May 21, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is by far the interesting railroad bridge I have yet to document. The scale and complexity of it was actually a bit staggering...especially in the context of a more rural part of the country where dual-tracked railroad bridges are non-existent (this is the only one in either VT or NH), and the scale of the single track ones never quite come to this level of heavy duty.

The design features are also quite unique. This is pretty late for a pin connected railroad bridge, giving it a elegant look with massive eye-bars and pins. Accounting to a very complex maneuver of crossing the river, the bridge executes 2 turns across the river, creating an even wider 1st span to accommodate the turn. Looking closer, you'll realize that the decking itself is actually built to incline into the curve, making it look crooked at first glance.

Well worth the visit. Wish they could convert this to a rail trail someday, the bridge itself is in excellent condition.

Posted May 21, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for going back for the plaque Chester!

Posted May 21, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a photo of the only remaining plaque on the bridge. "Springfield" "Mass" and "1891" are fairly obvious. Can anyone identify the builder? The R.F.Hawkins Iron Works and The Springfield Iron Works come to mind. A better view of the shape of the plaque is in the MACRIS photo. Any ideas?

US 90 Overpass (Louisiana)
Posted May 21, 2017, by G Falcon (geofffalcon [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here's a link to a photo of the old bridge:

http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/LHP/id/...

Posted May 21, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted May 21, 2017, by Paul Plaganis (metro716 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Worked LAB for twenty years before retiring 5 1/2 years ago. Great place to spend the day.

Busy bridge dorks....
Posted May 21, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The "seven bridges" problem is considered the start of graph theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonhard_Euler#Graph_theory

The landscape has changed since WW2.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7061815,20.5134966,777m/data...

Posted May 21, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted May 20, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Posted May 20, 2017, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

Currently photographing this bridge - and noticed the east span is a swing span! I see no equipment installed nor does it look like any were installed. This could have been built when the Black River Canal was still operating?

Posted May 20, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Posted May 20, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

This was a wild goose chase. Information and photos at this link suggested this was a functioning replica Holland-style drawbridge:

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMFG03_Story_Woods_Draw_B...

It, however, has been replaced by a boring non-artistic footbridge.

Posted May 20, 2017, by Joe kryshak (shaklaw [at] netzero [dot] net)

I grew up a block from the west end of this bridge. Made many a trek out to the island. The trains stopped running in 1973 when the tracks washed out east of Kellner. Good memories.

Bridge Comment Street Views
Posted May 20, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Something is wrong with these street views they're not showing those bridges but blank

Bridge Comment
Posted May 20, 2017, by Anonymous

You will always have haters like so called All Knowing All Seeing Onipresent One that mocked God, God is not mocked Galatians 6:7

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

Just be glad that this bridge has such a beam. Not all bridges have them.

Posted May 19, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Yes, that floor beam is the only thing keeping this bridge upright. But it could easily fail at any time.

Know how to keep a bridge dork busy?
Posted May 19, 2017, by All knowing all seeing omnipresent one

Rhetorical of course.............

Posted May 19, 2017, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not even a bridge.

Posted May 19, 2017, by Jimmy (gatsbyandglock [at] gmail)

This is actually over Lake Lee, and is a replacement bridge, built sometime in the mid-90's, I believe. It replaced a lost, one-lane low-water bridge. It broke my heart, when they removed that bridge. It was a fond childhood memory.

Posted May 19, 2017, by Jimmy (gatsbyandglock [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is actually the Lake Lee dam. Lake Twitty dam is viewable from a bridge on Old Camden Road, the north.

Posted May 19, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 5/19/17 Cumru Township Commissioners are requesting sealed bids for the services required for the repair of this bridge.Major work items Include(approximate quantities):Maintenance and protection of traffic during construction(LS),bridge debris containment system(LS),access and rigging(LS),milling of bituminous pavement surface(1,852 SY),concrete beam and deck repair(813 SF),seal cracks in concrete by epoxy injection(69 lF),replace existing deck drains(68 EA),replace existing deck joints(220 LF),apply protective coating for reinforced concrete surfaces(1,757 SY),install membrane waterproofing system on bridge deck(1467 SY),approach roadway excavation(52 CY),install 18" reinforced concrete pipe(40 LF),install type D-E endwall(1 EA),reset guiderail(63 LF),place R-4 rock protection(20 CY),and construction of bituminous pavement surface(1,852 SY).

Re:Another bridge damaged in Pa.
Posted May 19, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Patrick,your ratio of the weight is correct but it shouldn't have applied in this case being that the driver of the crane didn't know that.Reminds me of the female rig driver that ruined the truss bridge recently.Can i put them both in the same class without insulting their intelligence?

Posted May 19, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To everybody who read the article i did fail to mention that this bridge and rail line are owned by Norfolk/Southern.This is their main rail line from Philly to New Jersey and possibly New York.I am also very familiar with it as for the eastern part of Pa from Reading to where it crosses over the Delaware River in Easton.

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

Another possibility - perhaps the bridge might have been moved from Industry to Wakefield before 1908. That would explain the label on the postcard. This one is a mystery for now.

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

I am suspecting that this bridge probably crossed Chapman Creek near the town of Industry, a short distance southwest of Wakefield. Historic aerials only goes back to 1964 for Industry.

Posted May 19, 2017, by Douglas Butler

This is my sketch of the scissor bridge opened since world war 1/ world war 2 If anybody enjoys it

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

It appears to me that the floor beam underneath the end posts is the only thing that is keeping this bridge from collapsing. That floor beam is allowing this Pratt truss to remain standing as a three-legged bridge for now.

Posted May 18, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Field visit today: I'm not sure how this bridge is still standing. There's almost nothing supporting the southwest endpost.

Posted May 18, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks John! There is hope for us old dogs yet, still use Enoch the hammer sometimes!

Posted May 18, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dana,

By clicking the "whats here" button in the map, it shows this is Norfolk Southern. Our webmaster was quite kind to install this feature for us!

Best,

John

Posted May 18, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George believe this to be the bridge you mentioned. Any idea what Railroad this is?

Posted May 18, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Art think you deserve a YOU ROCK DUDE! Great research! Thanks for sharing.

Josephine Hagler Bridge over North River at Hagler's Ford
Posted May 18, 2017, by Judith Camp (jud32841 [at] aol [dot] com)

I have an old, undated photo of the Josephine Hagler Bridge. So far I have not learned where it was, when it was erected or when it came down ... just an old sepia photo of the bridge and people standing all along the rail. This bridge would have been in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Can anyone out there give me more information?

Posted May 18, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Time for solid I-Beam Headache bars since this has happened at least 3 times now! And they need to be far enough away as not to disrupt with photography.

Re:Another bridge damaged this time in Pa.
Posted May 18, 2017, by Patrick S. O'Donnell (1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net)

50 ton Crane vs 2 ton posted bridge makes for the highest ratio of load to limit I'm aware of... 25:1

http://sanatogapost.com/2017/05/17/bridge-remnants-littered-...

Posted May 18, 2017, by Chris (cfdellarocco [at] gmail [dot] com)

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Parke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information in regards to damage done to the Jackson Covered Bridge located on Bdale Road over Sugar Creek.

Deputies report on Tuesday around 11:30 p.m. they were called to the bridge to investigate the damage.

They report the damage is consistent with a large truck and they believe a semi attempted to go through the bridge. Damage shows the vehicle made it part way through.

Officials are looking for a dark blue semi that should have damage to the upper most part of the cab.

If you have any information, contact the Parke County Sheriff’s Office at (765) 569-5413.

http://www.wthitv.com/story/35451055/jackson-covered-bridge-...

Posted May 18, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The spans of this bridge are different. The northern span seems to be pin connected while the southern span is riveted. The date on the southern abutment is 1928 but the builder's plaque on the southern span, the riveted one, is 1899. Was the southern span moved to this location? NBI says the bridge was built in 1928.

Posted May 18, 2017, by Matt Lohry

I believe that Robert was referring to the category that was assigned to the bridge, not the location. There is no dispute that this is the correct bridge, location, and it is the Fox River--however, the category that was previously assigned was the Fox River that passes between Green Bay and Appleton--Wisconsin has 2 Fox Rivers, which makes things confusing. This Fox River originates just north of Waukesha and passes through Burlington and down into Illinois. Just wanted to clear things up.

The Red Bridge (Connecticut)
Posted May 18, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very interesting find here...it indeed looks like a bridge built of the Douglas patent. I have seen occasional mention of Corrugated Metal Co. building a few spans based on the Elliptical truss patent, but these bridges were quite crude and did not hold up well (no doubt owing to some of the design faults visible in the patent drawings, note that the diagonals are sloping in the wrong direction!). It was only when the Yale educated engineer Charles Jarvis was brought in that the design was refined (adding counters to each panel and smoothing out the upper and lower chords) to create the lenticular truss we know.

I'd opt for referring to it as an Elliptical Truss though, just to highlight the difference between this bridge and the extant lenticular trusses that remain today.

Another truck-bridge accident
Posted May 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 5/18/17 the Dryville Road railroad bridge in Richmond Township Pa was damaged by a box truck hitting it,shearing off the top of the box truck.Yaya Fane,26,of Philadelphia was cited after the accident.There was no listing of what he was charged with.I looked on google satellite and saw that the bridge is concrete.Oh well.Stupid is,stupid does.

Re:Another bridge damaged this time in Pa.
Posted May 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 5/17/17 the crane that fell into Sprogel's Run was removed by 11 p.m. Monday night.The crane was taken for repairs but the wooden bridge on the other hand is a whole different story.Lower Pottsgrove police Sgt. William James said Tuesday the bridge is totalled.As of right now there is no estimate for the cost of repairs or how long the bridge will be closed.

Bridge comment
Posted May 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for clearing that up,Don.That's why i ask people who know.

Posted May 18, 2017, by Nick Trimberger (kc9jts ---- [at] ------ gmail [dot] com)

As this original photographer of the image shown I can guarantee that it is just south of Burlington, WI and is not in Illinois. While in high school in the late 1990s I worked for a horse farm that owned the land which is how I had access to get that picture.

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

Nick:

That sounds like a reasonable estimation. This bridge appears to be constructed with riveted connections. Rivets began to fall out of favor in the years after WWII as bolted and welded connections became popular.

Posted May 18, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

20's to early 40's it's looking like?

Posted May 17, 2017, by Erik Hoffman (norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of May 2017, this bridge has been inaccessible due to slides since January, and I expect it to stay closed through June.

Hell's Gate (Indiana)
Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... Need a Gondola to get through there right now!

Posted May 17, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Hey Jack Schmidt, do you get down this way now again? Saw you had captured bridges around this county.

Hell's Gate (Indiana)
Posted May 17, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice shot Janis, any ghost trains or boats!?

Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is the page for it!

Little Sandy Elvis Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Dana And Kay

Wow needs a visit! 600 miles for me any one closer?

re: Little Sandy Mystery Elvis Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, definitely check with the landowners. I don't know if Kentucky tends to transfer bridges to landowners or not. Sometimes it's hard to tell if an old right-of-way has become private or is still public but I always ask just in case.

38.2932831674, -82.9594272931
Posted May 17, 2017, by Anonymous

Doesn't Look like a far walk in from Hill Road or Vincent Road. Might ask about for local guide. Wish I was closer!

re: Little Sandy Mystery Elvis Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, great news indeed. Anybody up for a Bluegrass Bridgehunt?

Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Salt trucks strike again!

Posted May 17, 2017, by GIRailfan (rgeceo [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently this bridge is slated to be demolished sometime in the near future. Work is to be done by IDOT. I don't know if it will happen this year or in 2018.

Mebane Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 17, 2017, by Alex Dunn (erdnay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like this is open-spandrel.

Little Sandy River Mystery Elvis Bridge... Maybe!
Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Oh Snap... Tony might have found something hiding in the weeds near all of those other LSR coverted RR spans! I saw a couple of abandoned structures listed... But not this one! Looks like a through truss that was abandoned SW of the end of Vincent Road (Hil? Road is the road farther to the SW).

Check it out...

38.2932831674, -82.9594272931

I'm too far away for an inspection. M Cox do you know anything about this one? If not... Nick S. wanna take a road trip? ;-)

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

This is a rare example of a Pratt - Warren Hybrid. There was another example in Johnson County Kansas, but it has been replaced.

Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Geeze... I've never seen so many converted RR spans in one county!

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

I don't know if there is support for rail trails in Kentucky, but I do know that based on my experience in West Virginia there seems to be a lot of people there who support them. These trails have been a pretty good boon to West Virginia from what I understand.

If this road in Kentucky were to become a trail it would certainly be a local attraction. If people want to support it might become a nice asset for the area.


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