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Posted July 22, 2018, by Luke

Scott, the user who made the entry turned out to be a troll who is IP-banned on Wikipedia and on here.

Why James hasn't purged everything regarding them is beyond me.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

The "unknown missing bridge" appears to have been the "SP - Felton Trestle", a Pratt through truss that was added a few months ago.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Scott Currier (scott_currier [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good afternoon, I live right off Ferry Rd. There was never a bridge there. The bridge the neighbors were talking about was the County bridge which was taken down about that time and fits the description.

Take a look at historicaerials.com and you'll see that all the back to 1938 there was no bridge.

Also, no supports in the river either. Bridge supports usually long outlast the bridges.

My suspicion is that instead of a bridge, there was ferry service, hence the name of the road on both sides of the river.

At any rate, the testimony of the fools that you talked to can be disproven simply by looking at aerial photos.

It is my recommendation that you don't put an entry on your website based on such flimsy information.

Now I have to wonder how much other info on your page is based on very flimsy information and is simply untrue.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Beaut !! Fun visit. Both plaques gone now.....grrr....

Posted July 22, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is one of the most underrated closed spandrel concrete bridges in existence. Before satellite imagery was as good as is now, I had heard rumors of it extending over that island and across the east channel. I was very pleasantly surprised when satellite imagery became good enough to confirm the validity of those rumors.

It is sad that the easternmost span has collapsed but at the same time I'm thrilled that the overwhelming majority the bridge still exists. This is truly a spectacular structure.

If the City of Baxter Springs ever manages to purchase that island, this bridge could be an awesome restoration project if funding were available.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Neat one - could use a little TLC with decking, bit dangerous, several visitors while we were there, really neat large property full of historical buildings and other misc. pieces

Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Marshy, creepy, spooky, buggy spot, completely camouflaged from plain view and most satellite imagery

Posted July 22, 2018, by Anonymous

This one an absolute blast to visit, public side access at end of a city block, completely welcoming although should be careful when walking across the river span, as mentioned earlier, run into the famous purple paint "no trespassing" warning, and does in fact continue across marshland and halfway across another creek at other end before looks like a collapse or deconstruction (see satellite image - wow!!)...arch tops visible through platform, so fun, great piece of history, this may be one of the longer examples in existence?- love these bridges

Posted July 22, 2018, by Carl Stclair (stclaircarl [at] gmail [dot] com)

My grandparents had a summer cottage over by hwy 23 and county ZZ emerald lake estates and i remember riding my bike over to see this bridge.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Michael Horne (mdhorne [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

This was not a railroad bridge. The only railroad into Paint Rock TX was a line from Miles TX which crossed the river some distance west of here. The old pilings for the RR crossing are at (Google Map) coordinates 31.517182, -99.944371. The bridge supports shown in the article are likely from the old US 83 highway bridge; both it and the railroad crossing were washed out in a major flood in 1936.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Continuing to research this, I found this site with photos of the Washington St. bridge as it was on the day of the 1913 flood. It is clearly not a wooden covered bridge.

http://nationalcalamityeaster1913flood.blogspot.com/2016/04/...

Posted July 22, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted July 22, 2018, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Posted July 22, 2018, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I find evidence that there were two bridges here at once: one that followed the old National Road alignment and another that followed the Washington St. alignment. The two map excerpts, from 1889 and 1903 (respectively, below), show it. I also found an 1852 map of Indiana, with an Indianapolis inset, at the Library of Congress that shows only one bridge, on the National Road alignment.

Does anybody have greater knowledge or research to share on this?

Posted July 21, 2018, by Don Morrison

You're gonna need one of those amphibious bikes. Bridge has been down for 3 days now.

http://www.kimt.com/content/news/Demolition-of-historic-Char...

...and yes, I bet it will be a MOB. The old bridge was 255 feet long. (45.6716 Smoot)

Posted July 21, 2018, by Don Morrison

...very clever indeed...

There's this citation:

"September 3, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Troll" "

But in the categories it shows "Toll"

Is there even a "Troll" category? There should be...

Has this bridge ever had a toll?

...and this Iowa bridge should be in the category too.

https://bridgehunter.com/ia/linn/bh56879/

Lol

Posted July 21, 2018, by Derek Nixon (nixon5thair [at] aol [dot] com)

The Parker Pony has been placed over it new home, a creek at State Hwy 51 and South 320 road on July 18, 2018.

Posted July 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Very good news. This is a rare type and should be out where it can be viewed and used.

Posted July 21, 2018, by Julie Bowers

It can take awhile

Was it worth it in the end

Only you can tell

Posted July 21, 2018, by paul joffe (paul [at] paulsemail [dot] com)

07/21/18

i purchased the bridge-remains from the town and i am working with engineers to re-erect it as an ADA compliant walkway to a rebuilt church on main street. it is being stored at the dump, although people here don't like that word. it should be moved to its final location on main street where it can be visited before winter 2018.

Posted July 21, 2018, by Fred Lindenberg (linden1000 [at] aol [dot] com)

I worked on this bridge for a short time as a field engineer with American Bridge Company in 1963...Mack Oliver was the job superintendent

Posted July 21, 2018, by David Yates (david_y [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

While not being bravest man, I would still cross this bridge with my bike

Posted July 21, 2018, by Luke

It could very well be that Wapello opted not to cover their spans.

Posted July 21, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

…… A very clever Troll or the exact opposite......

Posted July 21, 2018, by Brian (brian78turner [at] gmail [dot] com)

For those of you looking for photos of the original Fulton Street bridge, I've been told it is still in use but moved to Wilmington, NC. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any documented proof of this claim. I have a coworker that has told me that our (Wilmington, NC) bridge was purchased from Louisiana, and have only been able to dig up limited current use info. The small amount of info available seems to support this. Look up the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC to see if this bridge is your original Fulton Street bridge.

Posted July 21, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

Nice research! Everything makes sense but the 'timber' bowstrings. The Morrisons (CBW) did timber bridges but I think they were covered. These are clearly not.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted July 21, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Better an MOB than a UCEB

Posted July 20, 2018, by Luke

Alright, thanks to info from both "Portrait & Biographical Album of Louisa County" and "USACE Iowa River, Iowa and Minnesota", the timeline is a lot clearer.

The 1873 DH/CC Morrison spans (Which were apparently timber bowstrings) were replaced in stages beginning in with the Westernmost span being replaced in 1884 and the Easternmost span being replaced the following year along with an additional span being added. The middle 3 spans (Visible in picture 4) were replaced in 1903.

Posted July 20, 2018, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Paper Mill Bridge nearly decked and our part finished. Very grateful for Bach Steel.

Posted July 20, 2018, by Steve LaBonte (mvjct58 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My conclusion at first is this was a pipeline crossing. It may have been a foot bridge. This is about 500 feet downstream to the railroad bridge. I'm not sure if it aligns with Moore's Crossing Road.

Something to consider is that Pine Island Pond was an outflow to Lake Massabesic and there still is a Dam on it and the was a mill on the Cohas Brook just up from on its out fall to the Merrimack River. Massabesic is a drinking water source so was this a fresh water source to the Bedford side of the river?

Re:Bridge Style
Posted July 20, 2018, by Don Morrison

Impressive!

It is a polygonal Warren with all verticals and some substantial sway bracing.

Really neat in etched brass.

I see Traincat has pictures of more styles of bridges for N and HO scale layouts, including a single track lenticular, and a HO Parker modeled after this:

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/chester/whitford-rail/

The business is on hiatus, but the photos are cool.

http://www.traincat2.com/

Posted July 20, 2018, by Don Morrison

I hope it's not replaced with a MOB.

Bridge style
Posted July 20, 2018, by Kkres (kresslerkp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello all. I had stumbled upon this beautiful bridge while looking for a bridge to fill a gap in my model railroad. I found this. The place where i got this picture says its a warren, but i havent been able to really find anymore about it. It doesn't seem like a typical warren

Posted July 19, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Art Columbia may be good, any other opinions>

Posted July 19, 2018, by Roy Kreutler (roykreutler14 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are some other photos of Manhattan Bridge

Posted July 19, 2018, by Luke
Posted July 19, 2018, by Luke

Road

Posted July 19, 2018, by Daniel

Is this an old railroad bridge, or was it a road bridge?

Posted July 19, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Am I missing something here? If this bridge crosses a state line, then would it not cross the county line as well? I don't understand why this category was removed.

Posted July 19, 2018, by Anonymous

bridge closed, passable by pedestrians

Posted July 19, 2018, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of May 2018, this bridge still hasn't been replaced. Hopefully the project will never get off the ground and the bridge will never be replaced.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/john-cicho...

Posted July 19, 2018, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted July 19, 2018, by anne (familycraziness [at] earthlink [dot] net)

they took the bridge out dont know what happened to it.

Posted July 19, 2018, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (lner4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

I have carefully perused the right-of-way maps of the Thruway project, and the bridge and the property to which it belongs lie outside, but extremely close to, the project boundaries. The more interesting question becomes whether the property/bridge's owner will remain after completion of the highway project in a couple years' time.

Posted July 19, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)
Posted July 19, 2018, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Looks like Bass Pro is stepping up to restore - and move - this bridge:

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/now/2018...

New Bridge (New Jersey)
Posted July 19, 2018, by D.Powelll (contactBCHS [at] bergencountyhistory [dot] org)

New Bridge was a strategic crossing in the American Revolution, the first bridge above Newark Bay.

Jan and Annetje (Ackerman) Zabriskie purchased the Johannes Ackerman mill and farm in September 1745, shortly after construction of the first draw-bridge at the narrows of the Hackensack River. This wooden span was called New Bridge to distinguish it from an older crossing several miles upstream. History by historian Kevin Wright who wrote the NR nomination. The 1889 Swing Bridge replaced earlier drawbridges at New Bridge.

New Bridge (New Jersey)
Posted July 19, 2018, by D.Powelll (contactBCHS [at] bergencountyhistory [dot] org)

New Bridge was a strategic crossing in the American Revolution, the first bridge above Newark Bay.

Jan and Annetje (Ackerman) Zabriskie purchased the Johannes Ackerman mill and farm in September 1745, shortly after construction of the first draw-bridge at the narrows of the Hackensack River. This wooden span was called New Bridge to distinguish it from an older crossing several miles upstream. History by historian Kevin Wright who wrote the NR nomination. The 1889 Swing Bridge replaced earlier drawbridges at New Bridge.

Posted July 18, 2018, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm really not sure how I feel about the color, guess its better than black.

Posted July 18, 2018, by Cameron

I recently explored near the stone archway. It still stands and Is very interesting!

Posted July 18, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears that this bridge was originally five separate spans. The bridges were slowly removed between 2005 and 2012. I wonder what would have caused them to be removed after so many years abandoned..shame I can't find any pictures of the structures.

Posted July 18, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge is pin connected and much older than 1932.

There are some photos within this link:

http://randomconnections.com/a-long-wet-hike-on-long-cane-cr...

Posted July 18, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Clark,this is the bridge the woman fell into and was rescued.Thanks for finding it.

Hey George--drawbridge
Posted July 18, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Draw bridge in Menasha,Wi.
Posted July 18, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just saw on the local news about an accident on a draw bridge in Menasha,Wi. where a bicyclist fell down through the draw bridge but not all the way through while it was being raised.Luckily for her people who came to her rescue retrieved her and her bike.She was thought to be under the influence.I don't know the name of the bridge but this accident is on the web.Saw it on Google also.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Observant visitors to this bridge will notice the west plaque shows Canton Bridge Co. while the eastern plaque shows Central Concrete Construction Co. These two companies as I understand were separate, but they seem to have worked together often. I assume one fabricated and the other erected.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Well it does pay to ask a lot of questions. Turns out the locals are correct. The middle span was indeed disassembled and relocated north to the Chauga River and re-purposed as the Cobb Bridge. The reason the dates of construction don't match up, is because all 3 spans of the old U.S. 123 Bridge were built in 1940 across the Tugaloo River. I heard back from one of the NC state bridge inspectors who told me that even though the middle span was taken apart in 1962 and reassembled elsewhere, the construction date of the span itself remains 1940. I have fixed the Cobb Bridge and U.S. 123 Bridge notations to reflect this.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I hope they kept the original railing look.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great News!!! And I love the float!

Posted July 17, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke, I pulled the photo as it was of North Bridge.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Luke
Posted July 17, 2018, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted July 17, 2018, by Luke

Nonexistent for 80 years, since OSHA was formed in 1971.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bridge's fault; tear it down! :^)

Posted July 17, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge has recently been rehabilitated

Posted July 17, 2018, by Carol Edgar (caedgar1937 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Four men lost their lives during the construction of the Central Bridge. One, a family member was painting the bridge when he fell to his death below. Where was KYOSHA then?

Posted July 17, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted July 16, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yeah and people don't realize its not like computer games and movies... its not like its a smooth ramp up to the top... the gap between approach and bridge leaf is huge.

Posted July 16, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Posted July 16, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sometimes these can be a little confusing. In this instance, I would probably list the stringer span as an approach to the main structure, in the same listing.

Posted July 16, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes. I wasn't sure how it should be listed.

Posted July 16, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears that this bridge is actually part of the limestone creek bridge, not a separate structure.

Posted July 16, 2018, by Luke

Yeah, demolish a bridge because a teen did what all teens do: Stupid, albeit fun acts.

Better demolish the new bridge too, because they'll just start jumping off that.

Posted July 16, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Someone jumped off this bridge and got killed, now they want to demolish the bridge. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/utah/articles/2018-0...

https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46361232&nid=148&title=lehi-officia...

Posted July 16, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Appears that this bridge was replaced

Posted July 15, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

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Posted July 15, 2018, by Luke

I wish I could say I was surprised that the girders were scrapped despite going to a museum, but if I know foamers, if it's not a loco or depot, they don't care about it.

Posted July 15, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anybody know when the span was originally fabricated in the original location? It looks to be a mid 1880s truss to me, and that should be listed as a build date as well.

Posted July 15, 2018, by Justin

I think you have this abandoned tunnel confused with the Divide Tunnel: https://bridgehunter.com/ga/paulding/divide-tunnel/

Posted July 14, 2018, by Dan Colestock (dan [dot] colestock [at] gmail [dot] com)

This tunnel has been incorporated as part of the Silver Comet Trail rail trail. The rail line was abandoned in 1980 by CSX, purchased by GA DOT and reopened as the Silver Comet rail trail in late 1998-2001. The tunnel and approaches were excavated and restored, paved with concrete and lighted.

Posted July 14, 2018, by Brad Small

Postcard photo of Halsted Street Lift Bridge. Date unknown.

Avert Bridge (Missouri)
Posted July 14, 2018, by Mike (Mikewineryassociates [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge still available? I'm in the process of placing a bridge on the north toe river, need around 100 ft span. Are there companies that assess cost of rehabbing and moving these bridges? My budget is $75,000 max.

Thanks,

Mike

Posted July 14, 2018, by Anonymous

Park MOB

Posted July 14, 2018, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

See Lincoln Highway Rock Creek above in listings

Posted July 14, 2018, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

See BNSF Rock Creek Bridge above in listings

Posted July 14, 2018, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

See Rock Creek Farm Bridge two above in listings.

Posted July 13, 2018, by Max

This may be the most recent sections of abandoned trackage in the country. It’s only been out of service since 2012-13ish, when the new intermodal facility was constructed to the north. Previously BNSF had a Main 1 & Main 2 title for the line, being they split off prior to then.

Posted July 13, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree with you 100% Nathan that private funds should be used instead of federal monies.The railroads built these bridges with their own money,not government money and should bear total financial cost for any rehabilitation or removal work.If anybody can prove me wrong on this,I welcome your arguments against what I posted.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Correct, this is a demolition of a bridge built by one of the most important engineers in American history, and one of the longest simple-span bridges of the 19th Century. The loss of this bridge is an atrocity. I am just glad the federal funding got canceled. Public tax dollars should not be given to private big corporations, especially to demolish rare historic bridges. If they want to destroy priceless treasures they deserve to do it on their own dime.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Priscilla:

Thanks for the update. I figured that this bridge would not be here much longer. Wilson County is now nearly devoid of historic highway bridges.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Priscilla Petersen (priscilla [dot] petersen [at] ks [dot] gov)

This bridge has been replaced.

Posted July 12, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe this is a total replacement of the remaining historic portions of the structure. Darn shame.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Excerpt of article from KMOV in St. Louis:

http://www.kmov.com/story/38613955/oldest-mississippi-river-...

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis announced Tuesday that it's moving forward with a $172 million contract with Walsh Construction Co. to rebuild the Merchants Bridge, which opened in 1890.

The bridge faced the potential of being shut down if not rebuilt in the near future. The project was put in doubt last month when the federal government denied a grant covering one-third of the costs. But further delays could have resulted in higher steel prices.

Bascule in The Day the Earth Stood Still
Posted July 12, 2018, by Luis Sánchez (luissanlop36 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hi Clarck,

Thank you very much for your help.

I've been researching but I can't find pictures showing the bridge to prove that this is the one in the movie. I have serious doubts about it.

I have contacted The Historical society of Washington, DC looking for help.

I'm not sure that this bascule bridge was located in Washington, DC area.

The screenshot picture shows a skyline in the background and I think that it's not washington, DC. It seems to be NYC (Empire state Building?).

The movie was shot around Washington DC, but I think that they used this bridge as a quick pick up shot for the film.

I'll be glad to contribute information developed about bridges seen in films. However, I have just started the project. About 4000 movies until now and I hope to include 25000 in the project (but there are worldwide movies/bridges, not only USA).

Kind regards.

Posted July 11, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Is 1876 too early for a build date for the bridge shown?

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Posted July 11, 2018, by niyastsuj

…….HTLOH NAHTAN

Sally's Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Jimmy Walters

Yeah, I studied a few of them, even went back and looked at old maps to see if there were any abandoned roads. I didn't want to post a bunch of links to forums, but several pointed to Cox Mill Rd., and/or described the bridge as being "off of" Poplar Tent Rd. I will say this. I can see how someone might drive into Clark Creek. Coming from the south, the approaching curve is a bit more dramatic than the map view would imply, due to slope and banking. If it is indeed not "Sally's Bridge", I would love to know. I don't really have a stance, regarding the validity of haunts, I just enjoy the sensationalism.

Bascule in The Day the Earth Stood Still
Posted July 11, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Señor Sánchez:

The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of my favorite films. I'm assuming the bridge was in the Washington DC area like the other location shots. I'd like to suggest this one:

http://bridgehunter.com/dc/washington/anacostia-river

If you wish to contribute some of the information you have developed about bridges seen in films, that information would be a welcome addition to the other information on this site.

Buena suerte!


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