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RE: Bridgeport Overpass railroad bridge
Posted January 20, 2021, by Luke

Originally Buffalo, Rochester, & Pittsburgh, later Baltimore & Ohio

Bridgeport Overpass railroad bridge
Posted January 20, 2021, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Luke,

Just posted a new listing for the RR-Bridgeport Rd Overpass. I see that in Google Maps, that line is not even shown. Can you research, cause you seem to be good at it, and adjust the Railroad name? That would be helpful. Thanks.

Patrick

Bridge Lookup
Posted January 20, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

If it's any help, the Missouri Pacific/Flint Hills Nature Trail Bridge was onthe Council Grove Branch at Milepost 345.3. It doesn't appear to be one of the ones posted on BridgeHunter.

looking for riveted steel
Posted January 20, 2021, by Eric Warner (ideafactorydesign [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi I am an Architect in North Carolina, I am looking for a bulky riveted steel column/girder at least 9'long, preferrably 14-18" square. can anyone help me with a source? thank in advance for your help.

RE: Bridge Lookup
Posted January 20, 2021, by Luke

It would show up in a track chart under that number, and I don't know if MoPac is one of the lines that lists their build dates in their track charts.

Bridge Lookup
Posted January 20, 2021, by Dan McGurk (prenger745 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hello,

Is there anyway to lookup the history of a bridge if I have its bridge number?

It is an old railroad bridge and it is either:3453 or 3A53. I believe it is most likely 3453.

It is located on the Flint Hills Nature Trail near Rantoul, KS. The placard that had the date has either fallen off or been taken.

Just a cool old bridge.

Posted January 19, 2021, by Anonymous

Doug, YouTube videos are copyrighted content.

RE: picture
Posted January 19, 2021, by Luke

Tom, I don't know if Royce still lurks the forums, so it'd probably be best to message him at roycehaley111 @ yahoo dot com

Picture of bridge...
Posted January 19, 2021, by Tom Fogarty (tomfogarty34 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would like to know if I can use this picture without incurring any copy right issues?

Looking West

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in July 2016

Enlarge

BH Photo #359332

Thank you,

Tom Fogarty

716-998-4400

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

very unique bridge you have there

Posted January 19, 2021, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This is a very unique and interesting bridge.

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

very pretty i like it

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

i love to walk on these types of bridges!

10/10

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

very nice!

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address )

this looks super cool!

good work on the photos!

they turned out good.

Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

i love old things and this is really good,

i might even hang it up on my wall.

goodbye!

The Tridge (Michigan)
Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

this cool bridge i like bridge

Posted January 19, 2021, by Anonymous

Bridge is now open to traffic

Posted January 19, 2021, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

1. The information in the description of this bridge, as found in the New Jersey Historic Bridge Data for Hunterdon County,is attributed to Victor C. Darnell (Darnell, p. 85). This is incorrect. Darnell is cited as a bibliographical source, and pertains only to information concerning the Smith Bridge Company (Directory Of American Bridge-Building Companies 1840-1900)

2. Smith Bridge Company WAS a "smaller company", as was Massillon Bridge, when compared to larger companies of the time such as Kellogg and King, for example. While Darnell has no information for Smith, shop capacities in the year 1894 were: Massillon, 6.0 tons; Kellogg, 26 tons; King, 18 tons. By 1903, Kellogg was out of business, bu King's capacity had increased to 30 tons, while Massillon was at 8 tons. (information from Darnell)

3. Smith sold the company in 1890 to Toledo Bridge Company, who in turn sold it to the American Bridge Company in 1901.

If the information about the Point Mountain Road Bridge from Hunterdon County data is correct, then a build date of 1905 is possible. Quoting from the NJ Data page, "Smith, however, went back into business as Smith Bridge Company. How much past 1905 the small operation continued is not known." Darnell is silent on this point. There are several bridges on BH built after 1890 attributed to Smith. Are they correct? Who knows?

Posted January 19, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I was half asleep, last night and posted links to pictures of this bridge on the wrong bridge page. Glad I checked it out, this morning, lol.

Posted January 18, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Several postcards from the era including the ones on this site:

https://www.cardcow.com/296603/topeka-kansas-vinewood-park/

Posted January 18, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Original iron bridge lattice railings removed and now are used as "KEEP OUT" fences

WNY&P - Wye Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted January 18, 2021, by William Main (willm [at] nym [dot] hush [dot] com)

Possible video here: https://youtu.be/T2-ErA8o_00

Posted January 18, 2021, by Garrett Boon (onefiddle [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am deeply saddened to hear this. I never knew James personally, but only through his work on this website.

Posted January 18, 2021, by Franz Dobler Jr. (fjdoblerjr [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pretty sure the netting has only been under the bridge for the past 5-7 years.

Posted January 18, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I recently did about the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_SqVeIn8E

Posted January 18, 2021, by Luke

Such a project is underway, but there's a lot of NIMBYism from farmers trying to stop it, complete with the same bad-faith arguments you hear from NIMBYs in the city.

Posted January 18, 2021, by david yates (dyates197 [at] gmail [dot] com)

By looking at the satellite photos after the fire, there appears minimal damage to the bridge. With it three tunnels and two impressive bridges, converting the abandoned Rock Island line into a rail to trail would certainly rival the popularity of the Katy Trail.

Posted January 16, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is going straight to hell. Needs repair, paint, whatnot.

Posted January 16, 2021, by James Smith (docbug [at] mindspring [dot] com)

Two bridges are confused here. The Big Four bridge was on the Peoria & Eastern RR, now gone. The Monon bridge was on the Monon RR and still carries CSX trains over Sugar Creek. It is not open to pedestrian traffic.

Posted January 16, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge only stood at this location for about 16 years before it was replaced (That bridge was also replaced in 2007). A gentleman in Canada bought it and moved it there as a toll bridge for logging use.

https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1968/8/1/canadas-biggest...

Posted January 16, 2021, by Douglas Butler

What about this one ?

Posted January 16, 2021, by Luke

It is now.

Posted January 16, 2021, by Douglas Butler

Is this location right ?

Posted January 16, 2021, by Mary Stockton (Mary12bc [at] gmail [dot] com)

Fond memories of when my Uncle Bill(Carl)Helvey and Aunt Boots owned that pavilion across this bridge. They had the bar and it had pool tables and a dance hall where many bands played and the folks that were camping also the locals would come to listen and dance. I remember horses being tied up to the posts that held the pavilion up so when the river flooded the water wouldnít get in it. Thinking my uncle sold that early 80ís.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wonder who the builder was

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

I surely hope they do something with this! It would definitely look cool as the centerpiece in a park or a secondary access road in a town.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Quite a cool looking bridge! Similar in build to the Mayer road bridge in Warrick County.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

A bit less authentic than its counterpart in the county with partial steel framing underneath, but still a cool bridge nonetheless!

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Gotta love it. Honestly this is one of my favorite bridges, just because of authenticity and location. Itís a very peaceful bridge.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Itís a neat little bridge, glad to see it there.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Love the bridge, always a joy to see! A bit serene at night.

NY 64 Bridge (New York)
Posted January 15, 2021, by Scott Reed (sreed [at] avacoda [dot] com)

This is a very interesting overpass because it has sod on the verge outside the guard rails. It appears to be constructed with a gravel roadbed over the concrete frame with grass planted in the unpaved areas. I would very much like to know who developed this unique design and whether it's in use elsewhewre.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a link to a video I recently did on the Red Arrow Highway Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDURkXpbYf4

Posted January 15, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, Canadian National is looking at selling 850 miles of low density track in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. The line between Wausau and Tomahawk is to be sold. This line is not particularly heavily used, so the future is cloudy for this route.

Posted January 15, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, Canadian National is looking at selling 850 miles of low density track in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. The line between Marengo Jct (WI) and White Pine, MI seems to be on the sale block as well. This includes not only this bridge, but the two massive viaducts in Wisconsin and some smaller viaducts as well. This line has been out of service for some time, so the future looks mighty bleak for this particular line..

http://bridgehunter.com/wi/ashland/bh41916/

Posted January 15, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, Canadian National is looking at selling 850 miles of low density track in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. Reportedly, the line between Green Bay and Denmark is up for sale. There is at least two customers along this line to the south/east of this bridge in Bellevue and Denmark, both of which seem to some level of rail service still in use.

Posted January 15, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, Canadian National is looking at selling 850 miles of low density track in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. This line between Appleton and Combined Locks, including several bridges in this area, are reportedly on the sale block. Currently, this line only serves a couple of customers. I do not know what will happen to this line if no buyer can be found, but it seems likely that this swing bridge would be in some danger.

Posted January 15, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, Canadian National is looking at selling 850 miles of low density track in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. The line between Appleton and Manawa, including this bridge, is on the sale block. The crossings have already been paved over near Manawa as of 2016. I am not sure what will happen to the route if it is not sold to a new operator, although seeing as trails are established in Manawa and New London, that could be a possible future.

Posted January 15, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I recently did on the Red Arrow Highway Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_SqVeIn8E

Posted January 15, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

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Emerald Gulch bridge,Tombstone Az
Posted January 14, 2021, by Bill Cashman (wlcashman5 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hello, I have been looking for any info on this bridge. There is a small sign saying Built by prison labor, 1913.

I can't find any info online about it.

Thanks,

Bill

Posted January 14, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for "re-posting" this pic Mike!

My info on the other photo was incorrect as I found it to be the Old Red CB that was West of Huntington over the Wabash.

Posted January 14, 2021, by Me (none [at] none [dot] com)

This bridge replaced an old railroad bridge that had been converted to handle vehicular traffic. The old bridge was removed when Hwy 155 was constructed in the late 70s/early 80s. The old bridge was mere feet to the west of the current bridge.

Posted January 14, 2021, by david william (dw260307 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

ivr system in hindi is best for business calls.

https://blog.callersuite.com/call-saudi-arabia-from-india/

Posted January 14, 2021, by david william (dw260307 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

ivr system in hindi is best for business calls.

Posted January 13, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Bridge comment
Posted January 13, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm still pretty sad when I visit this site. I hope everyone will refrain from behaving contentiously for a decent interval. If anyone must engage personally with another contributor on the public forum can it be in a positive manner that enhances the site?

Posted January 13, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Toll was removed after 19 years, so around 1968.

https://capital959.com/growing-up-in-augusta-the-memorial-br...

Posted January 13, 2021, by spuwho (edwaleni5 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The part of the bridge over Broadway Street was in really bad shape. It's the one part where it relies on the former span used for autos and many of the crossbeams were suffering from severe corrosion. Also that turn to enter the bridge was such that Union Pacific could not take certain weights and geometries over the span and had to re-route them to either Thebes or Clinton, Iowa. Union Pacific has cut a deal with Norfolk Southern to use the former Wabash from KCMO to Springfield, IL while the MacArthur is out of service. CSX announced that they will not interchange stack trains in East St Louis with UP for a period of time until the bridge work is complete and then re-evaluate. TRRA says that removing the auto deck from 1917 will add 80 years of life to the bridge by reducing the sprung weight.Grants of $7 million and $28 million from the Feds have recently arrived to help TRRA pay for the rehabilitation.

Posted January 13, 2021, by Douglas Butler ( Re WKYC Video)

Geoffry Moreland ( Truss & Rivets

go to look back Cuyahoga River in 1964 WKYC channel 3 video

WKYC Video
Posted January 13, 2021, by Douglas Butler

cuyahoga river drawbridges wkyc

Posted January 13, 2021, by Truss & Rivets (Geoffreymoreland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Douglas do you have a link to that WKYC video?

RE: Throwing Stones
Posted January 13, 2021, by Luke

I stated two facts: 1) That you've never been good at getting that order right. 2) That it's better to just fix it than it is to tell you that you're wrong.

I brought up neither out of spite to you, but letting Geoff know that he can just, y'know fix page errors.

Bridge comment
Posted January 13, 2021, by Douglas Butler

I'm not playing!!

Re Throwing Stones
Posted January 13, 2021, by Douglas Butler

Who said i was throwing stones Luke ? Look. You started it I don't give a darn how many years that you have at this site. Every one including you and I makes mistakes. I haven't said anything to you man!!

Location Location Location/Boulders in glass houses vs pebbles.
Posted January 13, 2021, by Luke

My locations are off by at MOST, a few feet to a couple miles (Or the post explicitly mentions that a location is not known and the coords point to the nearest known location), not several hundred thousand miles off, like some of yours have been, if you'd added GPS coords at all.

If you're gonna try to throw stones in that glass house, make sure they're not boulders.

Bridge comment
Posted January 13, 2021, by Douglas Butler

How about that then, Luke you too haven't get all your maps or locations right either!!!

Posted January 13, 2021, by Luke

Geoff, Doug's never been able to get those right. It's easier to just edit it oneself than to get him to do it right.

Posted January 12, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Barring any flooding that should hopefully hold until long-term action can be taken. Looks to me as if the bridge will have to be dismantled and repaired, with the abutments needing to be replaced.

Posted January 12, 2021, by Nick Purdin (mingusview [at] gmail [dot] com)

Concerning the man for whom the bridge is named after. It was NOT named for the landowner at the time of construction. It was named for a WWI veteran named, George Henry Miller who was born around 1900, whose father, Jacob had been the landowner until he died. The name of the road and the name of the bridge are both named after the same George Miller. His brother, Walter, died in the War, and the American Legion Post in nearby Russellville bears his name.

I know this to be true, as George Miller was my grandfather.

Posted January 12, 2021, by Rick Shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ok so the first pic is from July when assistance had arrived. I am delighted to see what the scene shows today, they have done a wonderful job of straightening this bridge on-site, even the floor is back in position. The bridge does still have quite a pronounced bow, but considering where it was a few months ago...

Posted January 11, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Given the 5 panels, likely at 15ft each... The length matches up.

Posted January 11, 2021, by Luke

Probably a local, considering the loss and appearance at the reservoir line up...

Posted January 11, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Why think this is the same bridge? Some records exist?

Posted January 11, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Why think this is the same bridge?

Posted January 11, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Anyone know when this was installed?

Posted January 11, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I fixed several errors on this page including the truss type, which is a Smith and not a Howe. As for the NRHP listing date, the National Register site shows the 1975 date as being correct.

Posted January 11, 2021, by BRIAN (mainelyfrost [at] gmail [dot] com)

to CHRISTINA B.I KNOW THAT THE TOLL WAS COLLECTED AROUND 1969 OR 1970 FOR SURE

Posted January 11, 2021, by Luke
Posted January 11, 2021, by Paul Farrier (paulfarrier [at] gmail [dot] com)

Buckskin Bridge - AGA South Salem Bridge, 35-71-02 was built in 1873, not 1900 as your records indicate. I was placed in The National Register of Historic Places in 1979, not 1975.

Posted January 11, 2021, by David Case

This bridge crosses the old PRR right of way running through a tremendously deep cut. The old rail bed below looks overgrown and flooded.

Posted January 11, 2021, by Luke

Per the image source: "In February 1916, the Army Corps of Engineers prepared to lower the waters of Lake Washington and raise those of Salmon Bay. Since this would inundate the Fourteenth Avenue NW Bridge, and since the Ballard Bridge was only half finished, the War Department ordered the Fourteenth Avenue NW Bridge to be raised. On April 10, 1916, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance (35942) to raise its approaches and drawspan and appropriated $5,800 from the General Fund for the purpose.

On December 15, 1917, the Ballard Bridge, a double-leaved bascule bridge that spanned Salmon Bay at 15th Avenue NW, finally opened to traffic. At this point the War Department considered the Fourteenth Avenue NW Bridge an obstruction to navigation. On August 15, 1918, the War Department ordered the city of Seattle to remove the bridge, "the work of removal to be commenced within two weeks and to be completed within two months from the date of service of this order" (Keppel to the City of Seattle, August 15, 1918). In order to comply, on November 25, 1918, the Seattle City Council passed an emergency ordinance (38937) directing the Board of Public Works to remove the drawbridge."

Posted January 11, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Doug - I think you get successor and predecessor confused. Any idea why this bridge only lasted 6 years?

Posted January 10, 2021, by James Norwood (jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

Here they are

Posted January 10, 2021, by Luke
Posted January 10, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey Neil! Cool Pix!!

Posted January 10, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Had to check in on this one - on private property but you can get fairly close (few hundred yards) via Longhorn Rd. on west side or into WIHA (walk in hunting area) to south, have to photograph outside fences from all sides - this an old open road alignment? Or bridge moved there, strange, no decking so 1st guess is an old road alignment/original bridge location, looks pretty old, early 20th century

Posted January 10, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

One can only hope they have something in mind. It probably took 2 cranes to pull it off the river... and that ain't cheap!

Posted January 10, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Agree COMPLETELY Tony....soooo dumb

Posted January 10, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It never ceases to amaze me that millions of taxpayers dollars are spent to replace a bridge that could be rehabbed for a fraction of that cost. If we were talking about a span that carried hundreds of cars a day it might be one thing... But for an ADT of 30?!? Really?

Posted January 10, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Visited today - interesting having seen and photographed this in it's original spot in 2017, and it's final resting spot (new UCEB plaque says 2018) just 100 yards away now in the field...or....2nd to last resting spot? Salvage yard bound? Pretty beat up now with move, hard to imagine it re-purposed somewhere, but who knows?

Posted January 10, 2021, by James Norwood (jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

Here they are

Posted January 10, 2021, by James Norwood (jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

More photos of South end

Posted January 10, 2021, by James Norwood (jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

Bridge demo underway. I caught it in last light of January 10, 2021

Posted January 10, 2021, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I think there is finally a glimmer of hope.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted January 10, 2021, by Michael Shakarjian (mshakar [at] aol [dot] com)

See link below. There's a presentation at 5 pm on January 27 by a representative from Mercer County on the status of the bridge and their proposals.

https://www.hopewelltwp.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=368

Posted January 10, 2021, by Anonymous

Here's a picture of this bridge. Design was a Camelback truss and a Pratt Truss.

Posted January 10, 2021, by Ed Pollock (edworld1103 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been rehabbed into part of the Western Maryland Rail Trail.


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