I have seen several Tee beams and girders disguised with a faux arch piece on the outsides.
The image linked calls it the lower bridge.
Just went to try and snap some more pics of this bridge and found that it has been removed!
This bridge has been replaced with a new cement slab. Hoped to get pictures of the old bridge before it was torn down.
I'm wondering if 1962 was the year this bridge was rehabbed which it so clearly has been. At least in the deck which probably would have been timber originally to match the timber approach supports underneath.
Is it just me or does that lenticular looks...off. From what I can figure, its missing an entire panel on one side. The end abutting against the covered bridge looks normal enough with the upper and lower chords meeting and the portal bracing offset. The other end has the portal bracing directly on the end, and the lower and upper chord don't come anywhere near meeting.
I'd be curious how this one came to be built like this. Maybe this was a recycled bridge cut down to fit a shorter crossing'?
The bridge was part of a major road at the time connecting Grandview Missouri with the county seat in Independence. It cut the travel time between the two by several hours. Important for a young man from Grandview who had just purchased his first car so that he could drive to Independence to visit his girlfriend. The young man was Harry Truman and his girlfriend was Bess.
Over a year ago this editorial was published about the bridge. I see nothing newer. http://www.theintelligencer.net/opinion/editorials/2016/01/a...
Brian,do you know what will happen to the original bridge?
Boyertown Borough Council has rejected the bids it received for repairs to the Second Street Bridge and will seek new ones next year.Officials said Wednesday that $90,185 had been budgeted for construction.The bids from Lobar Associates of Dillsburg,York County,and Performance Construction Services of Pottsville were $348,519 and $383,720,respectively.The difference was chalked up to additional work,including design and construction,temporary supports and staging arrangements,and the timing of the bids.Borough officials said they intend to seek new bids in February after trying to reduce the cost by having Traffic Planning and Design Inc. of Pottstown do analysis and design support for the structure.
Explore Clarion article on bridge construction:
That's the Maiden Creek Bridge on Penn Street in Lenhartsville,Dana and Kay.
Will do.I have to agree with you.PennDOT and Berks County are getting a lot of bridges done which is amazing being how PennDOT used to be the butt of all jokes in Pa.
Didn't know that,Dana and Kay.Thanks for the information.If i hear anything in the future about this bridge i will post it as soon as i get it.
According to the prestigious bridge engineering firm Modjeski & Masters, who performed a rehabilitation project on the bridge, this bridge is actually an eyebar chain suspension bridge.
I can't seem to find out any information on what remains of a bridge over a fork of Muddy Creek, Clinton County, Missouri. From what is left I can tell that it was not an inexpensive bridge to put up, 2' steel pilings on each end to hold what I assume was a bridge over muddy creek. The older folks around here remember when it was there as they used to walk over it when they were childen, though it was wide enough for one lane traffic. It has been gone for "years and years" according to many and still the steel is just barely rusted. As I said, not an inexpensive bridge. Anyone out there like a challenge?
George looks like a 1950 Tee Beam just up or downstream from Maiden Creek bridge also
Your most welcome George, keep us up to date on those Berks county Bridges. Seem to be replacing a lot of them near you.
Tee Beams fast disappearing .........Get pictures while we can.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 6/23/17 the Route 662/Moselem Springs Road Bridge over the Maiden Creek linking Perry and Richmond township is finally open after 16 months of construction.The project included replacing the four-span concrete bridge built in 1932 with a two-span prestressed concrete bridge,PennDOT said.Temporary traffic signals that were installed during construction were removed and the two lanes on the bridge are now open.The $5.2 million project also included constructing a new retaining wall and re-constructing the roadway approaches,PennDOT said.The original bridge was 179 feet long and 28 feet wide.The new bridge is 281 feet long and 35 feet,4 inches wide.This section of Route 662 has an average daily traffic volume of 3,859 vehicles,according to PennDOT.
I posted information on the forum page on 6/17/17 about this bridge being closed and a road closed sign being knocked down by a tractor trailer making a u-turn.I noticed also that the street is actually Penn Ave.,not Penn St.Didn't know this bridge was listed on Bridgehunters.
Thanks,Dana and Kay for posting the information about this bridge.
The Bing Streetside car has been through here; this is a beautiful Parker through truss bridge in an equally beautiful setting! Is it possible to add Bing Streetside views to the site? There are many bridges that have Streetside views that do not have GE Streetview.
This one is hand-operated as well.
NIB shows a T-beam built here in 1935, a possible replacement date for the lenticular.
Is this bridge still there?
Assuming this is the same bridge as is being reported on by NWS Mobile, and I think it is, this span has sadly been claimed by high waters resulting from flooding left in Tropical Storm Cindy's wake.
This one MAY be hand operated............
Nice find Luke! Its quite interesting to see more of the Texas variety of the Lenticulars unearthed
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Dana and Kay,to confirm your suspicions about this bridge i read in yesterday's Reading Eagle that the truss bridge that was here originally was destroyed by tropical storm Agnes and that this bridge was replaced with the concrete span presently there.They said in the article that the debris laden overflowing Schuylkill river actually lifted the steel structure off of its concrete supports.I find it funny they said the bridge was "wiped out".The iron truss was built in 1891.Hopefully this answers any questions you may have
That is good news. Excellent work, Michael!
Some good news! Looks like reports of this bridges demise are premature.
I've gotten in touch with the historical society for Delhi, looking for a confirmation of the fate and any info/pictures they might have of this one. From what is known, the bridge has passed into private ownership and is now located somewhere in the nearby town of Franklin NY ("Sitting in someones garden" as it was described to me... No information as of yet on who or where). Not ideal of course, as a rare lenticular through truss like this should be preserved and publicly displayed, but I think we'd all prefer to see them anywhere other then being cut up for salvage.
The historical society will also be following up on any other info or pictures they can find, so I'll certainly pass along what is found.
Definitely an arch.
Sad. What a waste.
At least the replacement is a truss (polygonal Warren?), even if it is a modern bolted, welded, CorTen truss.
Bing streetside view shows it quite well, as well as the nearby sunbathers.
The bridge was rebuilt last year. It would be interesting to see your updated assessment.
Picture 4 looks like underneath access possible, if down that way maybe get some under shots.
NBI lists Tee Beam, Are there arched Tee beams?
Based on pic #8 this appears to be an arch.
Tee Beams FAST Disappearing, thanks for making the journey!
I imagine the new bridge was built in 2011/12. After the new bridge was put into service, the old one was removed in 2013.
Perhaps someday, Victorian Era Wrought Iron bridges will not be considered eyesores by the public. I think that it is starting to happen based on what I have seen in Kansas in recent years. (an appreciation of abandoned iron bridges).
Of course, in Kansas, we have no wooden covered bridges. Thus, we have no choice but to appreciate the Wrought Iron variety.
Too bad this one couldn't be saved. It sat in a field just east of the crossing from March of 1992. Things looked good for awhile; a donation from the College Association at Delhi, Inc. of a 10-acre plot to display the bridge was accepted by the town. Plans were scrapped when it was discovered that lead in the paint and sand-blasting would cost about $100,000. Locals complained it was an eyesore and dangerous. Sometime after 2006 it was removed; no buyers could be found and it was likely scrapped. Google Earth Historical Imagery shows the bridge in the field in 11/2006--after that its gone. Bing Maps Bird's Eye has a good view of it.
This bridge was on CR 300 W; just west (downstream) of the NYC double track bridge over the Iroquois River, itself just a short distance west of the US 41 bridge over the river. I grew up in this area.
Today i happened to be reading an article about hurricane Agnes in the local paper here called the Reading Eagle and found a picture of this bridge which was originally a truss bridge.The picture showed the bridge laying on it's side which led me to believe it was replaced by the concrete span there now.My fiancee confirmed this when i asked her.
I have seen this tower in the park along Canal St at s. 6th st in Reading.There is a lot of history about this suspension bridge when it was at the Reading rail yard.My fiancee has told me about this bridge from her actually being on it and reading the local history books,mainly any books dealing with the outer station on 6th st in Reading and the Reading freight yard.
Repairs to start (dated 6/13/2017): http://ccheadliner.com/news/green-bridge-repairs-to-start/ar...
Not your run of the mill TEE Beam.
We visited Smothers Creek Bridge today after seeing the article in the Hallettsville paper. This bridge and the creek are named after my ancestor so it was a meaningful experience for me. I believe the creek was named after William Smothers and there is a roadside sign in his honor a few miles south of Hallettsville on Hwy. 77.
I would say the deck girder span is a modern span. I've seen spans similar to this with the fish belly type. Normally, they replace a truss.
A "suspicious" early Sunday morning fire destroyed a historic wooden and steel bridge over the Colorado River near Ballinger, fire officials said Monday.
It took the Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department five hours to extinguish the Sunday morning fire. The investigation into the cause has been turned over to the Texas Fire Marshal's office.
Firefighters from the Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire called in about 9:20 a.m. Sunday.
When the firefighters arrived, they realized it was the 12-Mile Bridge, an abandoned wooden and steel structure that crosses the Colorado River alongside a modern bridge at County Road 129.
Volunteer firefighter Todd Cleary said, "Smoke had been reported earlier, and when it was confirmed it was in our county, we responded. It took about five hours to extinguish the blaze."
A Ballinger firefighter on Monday said the bridge is beyond saving. All of the wood on the east side of the bridge was destroyed, he said.
The three-span bridge is about 400 feet long and 12 to 13 feet wide.
the dude who asked how far the water is from the deck is not bright because the water level changes
Nathan and Roger,either way it is actually exciting seeing underneath these bridges on the rivers.They ought to do every river.Would be very interesting,i think.
Getting repainted. And according to the article this photo shows the previous bridge. A king bowstring. https://www.lansingstar.com/around-town/13904-red-bridge-to-...
Closed, future uncertain: http://ccheadliner.com/news/modot-closes-green-bridge/articl...
Yet another bridge that Missouri (wrongly) thinks is at the end of its life. http://ccheadliner.com/news/modot-closes-green-bridge/articl...
I agree with Nathan's comment; however, considering the razor-thin escape from the wrecking ball that this bridge pulled off, I'm sure happy to see carriage bolts on this historic bridge over a new, ugly, MOB, which was the plan until only a couple of years ago!
From the Waynesboro Record Herald:
Memorial bridge replacement begins
Expect traffic delays on Route 16 as the bridge that spans the Washington Township and Borough of Waynesboro line since 1926 has had its number called.
Nice shots Ken, thanks for making the journey!
.............Many parts of the pine tree are edible....Euell Gibbons
That is an interesting development. It is interesting they went down some lesser traveled routes like under the Chicago and Alton Railroad Bridge... I wonder if they will venture further down the Sanitary and Ship Canal in the future...
I just found that Google put their street view camera on a boat on the Chicago River. It captured some great views of a number of interesting bridges, with even good views of the undersides of bridges, including this bridge. It went up the North Branch on both sides of Goose Island to North Avenue, down the South Branch to Damen Avenue, and out the Main Branch through the Chicago Locks and all around in Lake Michigan past Navy Pier.
This will be fun to explore!
It is a relief to hear that one of the most significant and unique historic bridges in California remains after the floods!
Robert, the tunnel is fine/was looking at getting worked on in 2015, apparently, but the steel stringer replaced a 1950s tee beam per the NBI.
That is great news. Thanks for the update. We were concerned about this one.
I drove across the bridge twice yesterday while running a bird survey route. Yes, it is still standing even after our very rainy winter.
The NBI indicates a modern bridge here, but from what I understand, the trail goes through an old railroad tunnel. Are there some locals here who could chime in?
Railfans...your turn as well...
Overall this is both a good and amazing outcome for a bridge of this size. The use of bolts is a disappointment being as it is something that multiple organizations reached out to them in favor of. They could have done the rivets if they had wanted to.
Ancient bridgehunting term indicating that a bridge can be COnserVed Fairly Easily For Eternity.
Being a very small bridge, this Kingpost could be, or should have been covfefe.
Thanks Tony.I agree with you 100%.acts of stupidity they were,that's for sure.
I was reading an article on the S.Hanover St. bridge over the Schuylkill River in Pottstown Pa yesterday in the Reading Eagle about this bridge and found out that prior to the Agnus flood there was a truss bridge at this location.There were pictures of the bridge with debris piled up against it.Due to storm damage this bridge was replaced with the current cocrete span.Never knew there was a truss bridge there originally.Learn something new every day.
Two different bridges George... Turkey River was just demolished and replaced with a new bridge, while Gilliece was collapsed by an overweight truck.
...Both acts of stupidity!
Robert,i did look on both the bridgehunter site and on the site that Nathan referenced and didn't see nothing about a truck demolishing the bridge you cited,just that it was demolished for no good reason which totally stinks.
Yes, that might be behind the confusion... Road bridge is what's documented here.
Thanks for the update. I have been following the story as much as possible.
this is an amazing bridge in an amazing setting, although it does have a very tragic history
I have pictures of the last train to cross this structure, it was a CSX engine with a bright future paint scheme pulling a long line of cars, I am trying to find info on exact date and what the engine name and # was, as well as the engineer at the time.
I went out with my family today and took photos of the newly restored bridge. Overall good restoration; most of the rivets along the bottom chords of the bridge have been replaced with bolts and the bearings have been replaced. Other than that, mainly blast and paint, and new concrete deck.
The Red Bridge in Des Moines is "high"lighted (pun intended) in this Associated Press article, which has been published in a number of newspapers today such as the Chicago Tribune. It reports on a number of bridges that are being raised in inland areas of the country due to increasing flood risk.
There's no specific name, but "fishbelly" has been used to describe deck trusses with a similar polygonal profile.
Don't know/think the profile functions the same as it would on those deck trusses, though.
The little bridge on the road over the creek is hard to see. The railroad bridge has steel stringers.
The distinction to me is that a T beam, has a horizontal component cast as one with the vertical. With stringers the deck is normally separate (although mechanically attached).
This is listed as a concrete stringer, I am thinking it is actually a Tee beam? If it is a tee beam would it be a haunched tee beam? Thanks
Dave, I took the pics of this little span several years ago before I had any real interest in concrete structures... And even now that is mostly just arches. I don't think I could crawl under it if I wanted to, but it's definitely not a steel stringer.
NBI has this little bridge as a steel stringer. I don't see a tee beam as it's listed.
As of last week the parts were still at the bridge awaiting some decision, according to Lee.
We still want them to do something or well take them. Such a waste but .... where there is a will there is a way.
Yes, here is the link:
Nathan documented it on his website as well:
Nathan,i read the article on this bridge and what happened which was a shame.at least PennDOT had enough guts to say they take the blame for this.Unfortunately the bridge couldn't be saved.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 6/16/17 a tractor trailer knocked down a road closed sign on the Penn Street bridge in Lenhartsville Pa while making a u-turn.At least he didn't go over it while it was closed which means he can read.Suggestions to stop this from happening again include a barrier or a sign banning commercial vehicles.I looked on satellite and saw it is a concrete bridge and didn't see it on Bridgehunters.Is it possible i missed it?
Does anybody know the latest news on the Gilliece Bridge? I'm going to be in the area next week and may visit the site -- if there's anything left to see.
Robert,so you're saying there is a truss bridge over Turkey River that got demolished?If so,is it on Bridgehunters?
Beautiful bridge. Seems a shame to let it go.