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Posted May 9, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge appears to be the bowstring which was replaced by Michigan's first concrete camelback bridge. As such, I suspect this location is correct and the bridge was not on Blood Road as we would suspect that the location would need to be where a Trunkline bridge would be built.

https://books.google.com/books?id=x3_mAAAAMAAJ&newbks=1&newb...

re: Cortland Railroad Bridge
Posted May 9, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Bruce,

We would welcome your photos on BridgeHunter! Feel free to add using your photos! This was quite an interesting bridge.

Cortland Railroad Bridge
Posted May 8, 2022, by Bruce Roberts (brobertsa1z2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Today I took some photos of an older railroad bridge in Cortland, NY. This bridge is well-documented on HistoricBridges but is not listed on BridgeHunter. Iíll happily create a page and post my pics to BridgeHunter, but would this be a (storage-wasting) redundancy? Yíall just let me know!

Posted May 8, 2022, by Mark Yurina (markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com)

After crossing this beauty today, I noticed something that I hadn't seen before with her. Entering the west portal eastbound from Missouri, the bridge plaque has been stolen. The eastern portal plaque is at least still intact.

Posted May 8, 2022, by Mark Yurina (markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited the bridge today. After looking at August of 2021's documentation, progress on the replacement span seems to be crawling. Hopefully this bridge will see another full summer. On a Sunday evening, I had free range of the area.

Posted May 8, 2022, by Paul Plassman

This article gives some interesting history on the Shawtown Bridge, although I'm not quite sure what to make of the dates as it seems to indicate that the 1884-1925 bridge at the site was a large wooden truss rather than the metal span pictured in the postcard on this page.

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI41817?ms...

re: Pittsburgh - Allegheny River - Bridge at 8th Street
Posted May 8, 2022, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Geoff and Nathan,

Looking at Bridgemapper, it seems like the bridge on the far left, which I think is the one you were asking about, may be the third Sixth St Bridge 1892-1927. Seems to be a similar shape of truss, and it does have trolley line on it.

Riddlesburg Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 8, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I moved the last 3 pics to the front. The bridge was rehabbed and not replaced.

Riddlesburg Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 8, 2022, by Brian (bt0766687 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pictures 1 thru 6 is of the temp bridge.

7-9 is the old orig. bridge,but has since been replaced.

Posted May 8, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This span came from one of many "I" bridges I cannot track down. When the Milwaukee Road realigned their tracks from Polo, Missouri into Kansas City, the Milwaukee Road numbering system was abandoned and the Rock Island renumbered the new bridges.

Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Road Archives, where today's updates were pulled from does not have many of the mainline bridge indexes, such as the C, I, K, L, O, R, S and Z bridges, which were mainly donors of spans to these branch lines. I strongly suspect that the Soo Line/Canadian Pacific acquired them after the merger in 1985.

Posted May 8, 2022, by Luke

Stewart, You already added this. https://bridgehunter.com/pa/lancaster/bh97775/. Please use the ďWhatís HereĒ tool to avoid this.

Posted May 8, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This here looks like a brand new bridge. Not historic.

Posted May 8, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sad to see it go.

Posted May 7, 2022, by Troy Knox (Troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just saw a report that this bridge was removed in November of 2021. It also had the local name of Caven bridge which is what the water trails map for the area calls it. The poster approved my sharing of the photo.

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Posted May 7, 2022, by Mark Yurina (markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com)

Saw this little beauty yesterday. According to a nearby landowner, the state decided to raise the height of the bridge. It's completely rehabilitated.

Re Hello!
Posted May 7, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Hello, Tim! Welcome from Michigan!

Posted May 7, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Clearly not an 1898 bridge. Likely the trusses dated from the "rehabilitation" date of 1989.

Posted May 7, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the rock island and fort worth denver railroads are mixed up for the middle and east bridges. fort worth and denver is the middle bridge and rock island is the eat bridge

Posted May 7, 2022, by jjim stewart (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

ELMIRA IS IN CHEMUNG COUNTY.

Hello!
Posted May 7, 2022, by Tim Alexander

Hi!

I wanted to introduce myself for my new account. From Missouri area and like to look for bridges in my spare time.

If you see my earlier post, sorry about this one. Couldnít find the earlier one so I made this one.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Satellite still shows this bridge standing. Been a while since it was marked lost back in Ď09.

Shaw Run Trestle (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 6, 2022, by Luke

A couple of the ultra-early railroads had their own bridge shops (B&O and Reading are two known examples.), and the Milwaukee Road liked to do some construction in-house, but for the most part, bridges were/are contracted out to other companies, not done in-house.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Paul Plassman

This looks to me like a totally new bridge. Trusses from 1928 would have been riveted, not welded and bolted. My guess is that this one was completely replaced in 2006.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I think railroads typically had an engineer on their staff back in their early days, along with surveyors and in the case of Union Pacific, a whole construction company.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

satellite image shows bridge is either under rehabilitation or replaced by new bridge

Posted May 6, 2022, by Luke

Stewart, As pointed out on another entry of yours: Railroads don't go in the builder box. There's a category for bridges that were built by railroad forces, but most bridges weren't built by those forces. These trestles were likely contracted out to a large bridge firm.

Shaw Run Trestle (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 6, 2022, by Luke

Stewart

Railroads don't go in the builder box. There's a category for bridges that were built by railroad forces. Most bridges weren't built by those forces, and several of the bridges you've put the railroad in the builder box for were built by other manufacturers.

I can't tell you who built this one/Bored the other tunnel, but I can tell you that the Pittsburgh Railways trestles were built by others.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Exactly, we encourage people to list multiple contractors, just use the () and indicate their role. Particularly with movable bridges, there often were multiple contractors, each with a major role to play in construction: Superstructure, Substructure, Electrical, and Mechanical. And with steel, sometimes you have a fabricator and erector which were two different companies. Again, good to list both, just note who did what if known.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Luke

Substructure contractors are also relevant information. Itís not that hard to grasp.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I like that, and I usually try to backup my stuff with verifiable information, as I have come across stuff where the concrete pourers were listed for piers.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Anonymous

Using Satellite view, It appears there is a container on the bridge. This would make a weird category, "used for storage", or maybe the container makes it a covered bridge. Just a thought.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I remember there was a discussion in the forum a while back about this, but I can't remember if there was a consensus on the proper language to use. Looking at the builder categories it looks like adding (Iron/Steel Manufacturer) was the most common so I switched it to that language.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's usually how they are listed.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

To me, the steel mill isn't a major contractor, but could noted with a set of ( ) after the name to denote their involvement in the project if the information is verifiable.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From a recent visit, it appears that three portions above the road have been replaced, probably to eliminate the potential hazard of 90+ year old concrete falling on to cars passing below.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just saw this one last night. Still there, fairly stable. It seems to be sinking or shifting(or the abutement is on one side). Could be due to all of the rain we hd recently, as there was a lot of debris on the bridge deck. Hopefully it doesnít, but it might take a dip soon.

Posted May 6, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Someone (Patrick?) listed "Eastern Steel Co." as builder. I see a steel brand saying Eastern but that does not mean they built it. If that mill brand is the reason why Eastern was added as a builder, I think we should be noting (Steel Supplier) or something of that nature in parenthesis since technically that category on the website is intended for builders and engineers, not steel mills who rolled the steel. With rare exceptions (Bethlehem in later years), the main steel mill companies did not normally engage in erection, instead, a subsidiary company usually did this work (American Bridge for USS for example), or of course a 3rd party bridge company, contractor, or fabricator. I worked to track down the actual builder of this bridge as I have access to new materials that were not available to me when I previously researched the bridge to get its unique truss span recognized as original, unaltered, and historic. Turns out the verdict is Dravo Contracting/Construction Company built the bridge after significant local controversy. Full coverage over at HistoricBridges.org. So am going to assume Eastern was simply the steel mill.

Posted May 5, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love the "Street View"! 😎 (Pan Right and down)

Posted May 5, 2022, by Bill Brown (urbanabill [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Now part of the Kickapoo Rail Trail, a 10-foot wide deck made of Ipe hardwood with 3 wider viewing platforms was completed in the fall of 2021 with official dedication spring of 2022.

Posted May 5, 2022, by Luke

Something is amiss here. The Phoenix trusses are far older than 1890, and Iíve not seen/read evidence of Reading relocating bridges

Posted May 5, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here is the article Todd is referencing.

Posted May 5, 2022, by Todd Clark (covbridges [at] msn [dot] com)

The 1871 bridge was a wood Howe truss with arches added (maybe later). It (spans over both channels) was destroyed in the May, 1889 flood. See Engineering News of January 25, 1890.

Posted May 5, 2022, by Luke

Linked bridge was the duplicate. Merged image from Jack's duplicate into Shane's entry and deleted the other.

Posted May 4, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like this page is a duplicate of http://bridgehunter.com/tn/cumberland/bh82708/. There isnít two separate bridges, itís all one bridge that crosses the road and Fall Creek

Posted May 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Brayson,

Thank you for sharing this information! Those of us who enjoy traveling and visiting historic bridges really appreciate the help for bridges like this where we look at the map and scratch our heads as to the best method of approach!

Posted May 4, 2022, by Brayson J. Steeber (theevile9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've been here before and accessing this bridge is very tough, so here's some directions. Google maps will help with driving. You should take highway 89 out of Great Falls heading East. On Highwood road you should take a left and head North. Follow this road, and after a couple miles you reach a road called McKinior road, which you should take North. This road eventually leads right next to the track bed to this bridge. I would pack a lunch and lots of waters for the hike to the bridge. (It's about 3 miles.) Follow the trail heading East and don't get off of it. In order to reach this bridge however, you must also cross the Red Coulee trestle and the Red Coulee tunnel in order to get to this bridge. (I would recommend just walking over the tunnel) Also, there is absolutely no reception out there, so I would bring somebody with you just in case. It's a long walk but it's worth the view of the bridge.

Posted May 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have one clue I can add. Just this morning I tried to upload extracts from a nomination form, they were large at 4000+ pixels (similar to many cameras today). None of them uploaded correctly (I got a dead link after the upload where you type the captions in). I tried resizing the photos and uploading again and it worked. So it may be the system struggles with larger photos. The reason some work and some don't might be due to the size variations in JPG files (files with lots of complexity like trees have larger file sizes).

Anyway, if anyone is having trouble perhaps try using a program to shrink photos before uploading. BridgeHunter's system automatically resizes photos to 1600x1200 for a 4x3 ratio photo.

Posted May 4, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've also come across this on several occasions... many times involving multiple photos. It appears to me as either the user doesn't think the upload worked so they immediately try again, or the uploader itself glitches. I say that because it always seems to involve half of what a user adds (i.e. user uploads 12 photos, first 6 are good but the second 6 are all broken).

Unfortunately, as Nathan stated, there appears to be no other recourse than to delete them.

re: Pittsburgh - Allegheny River - Bridge at 8th Street
Posted May 3, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Geoff,

I believe the bridge you are asking about is the old 9th Street Bridge: http://pghbridges.com/pittsburghW/0584-4477/ninth_truss.htm

See the River Tour which is quite helpful for Pittsburgh:

http://pghbridges.com/tours/tour_allegriv/tourframe_allegriv...

LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:

(north to south) five 16 ft stone arch spans viaduct; 152.5 ft side span; three 205 ft river spans; 152.5 side span

Posted May 3, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Photo #2 shows an unusual detail at the left end of this bridge. Appears the bridge was lengthened by one panel? This may indicate this is not the bridge's original location.

Pittsburgh - Allegheny River - Bridge at 8th Street
Posted May 3, 2022, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Anyone know anything about this through truss bridge that may have been a trolley bridge? The bridge on the left is the 7th Street suspension bridge; the bridge on the right is the PRR Ft. Wayne railroad bridge.

Posted May 3, 2022, by Charlotte (ccotte3 [at] uic [dot] edu)

Hi there, I am trying to find more about this bridge if anyone has any information. Did there used to be a railroad bridge here at W. Fullerton Ave.? If so, when did it come down? I have a number of photos that are part of the UIC collection that have been labeled as part of Fullerton Avenue bridge, but I can't find any evidence other than here that a railroad bridge ever existed here. If you are curious about the pictures, you can find one here: https://collections.carli.illinois.edu/digital/collection/ui.... That's definitely the Menards tower in the background there, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what this bridge is! Thanks in advance.

Posted May 3, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Dave,

I have been unable to figure out what causes this (Ive seen it elsewhere with other users) so when I find them sadly the only thing I can do is delete. My advice is whenever someone uploads something, do a quick check to make sure it worked, and try again if it didn't.

Posted May 3, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Image #29 is broken

US 30 Long Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 3, 2022, by Warren W Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Unti 1952, also crossed the Ligonier Valley RR.

RE: search for bridge GPS coordinates
Posted May 2, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There are more than one bridge that cross boggy creek in Miller County Arkansas. Road name would be helpful.

search for bridge GPS coordinates
Posted May 2, 2022, by Dr Mark (txdoc2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm searching for GPS coordinates for the Boggy Creek Bridge in Miller county Arkansas.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you

Posted May 2, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

That is odd to see two of those and have them being located within Ohio is even odder. This one though shows a lot more wear and tear, but still beautiful nonetheless.

Posted May 2, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just a modern slab. Not much significance from what I can tell.

Posted May 2, 2022, by Michael Hayes (odenwaelder74 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

While I appreciate historical structures, the railroads do not operate in a vacuum. Any railroad in history has constantly had the need to make upgrades. For the railroad, upgrades mean extending the life of this historic railroad to make them compliant with modern railcar weight maximums. Bringing up the weight restrictions of the line may make it financially viable for companies to continue or start having rail deliveries made. Just my 2 cents.

Posted May 2, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Eh, I guess I would just leave it for now and see if anything else comes up. The 1893 Atlas doesn't show a bridge across the Red, just a Ferry. I would say that if both of them were indeed on Stutsman St., then something happened rather quickly to one of them.

Posted May 2, 2022, by Paul Plassman

I agree that's possible. Think I should create a new page for the 1893 image or leave it as is until we come up with more data?

Posted May 2, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've learned to take the info noted on old postcards with a grain of salt. Unless a specific street location is given, it could have just been in the vicinity of that town.

Posted May 1, 2022, by P. McCue (ilcuontv [at] aol [dot] com)

Info above says 'open for traffic'. In truth, it's a private driveway.

Posted May 1, 2022, by P. McCue (ilcuontv [at] aol [dot] com)

Lived & worked in the area for 50 years. 'Word on the street' [not confirmed, but makes sense] is that when railroad originally went through, landowner was going to be cut off from the local road (Kings Hyway) by the new RR cut. So the deed [to the RR] specified that the RR had to provide access to the property owner 'in perpetuity'. The bridge re-build was paid for by the RR.

Posted May 1, 2022, by P. McCue (ilcuontv [at] aol [dot] com)

Lived & worked in the area for 50 years. 'Word on the street' [not confirmed, but makes sense] is that when railroad originally went through, landowner was going to be cut off from the local road (Kings Hyway) by the new RR cut. So the deed [to the RR] specified that the RR had to provide access to the property owner 'in perpetuity'. The bridge re-build was paid for by the RR.

Mill Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 1, 2022, by Luke

We're not the people to ask about that, this is a hobbyist site for historic+notable bridge documentation, research, and photograph

Mill Street Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted May 1, 2022, by Anonymous

Will this bridge ever be repaired and opened for foot traffic? It's a nightmare living here I have a baby and now when I need to leave home I need to walk the only other way that takes up sooooooo much time a 20min walk turns in to an hour unless your going somewhere in dunmore then it's like walking in a giant loop to get back to where you started.

Posted May 1, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Tony, I was wondering the same thing, although according to this information the 1893 photo is labeled as the Pembina River bridge.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159072116151833&set=g...

Posted May 1, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Roger,

Thanks for the kind words. I had wondered about this one for a while, and moving to the area and getting to see it in person only made me wonder more. Until recently, I was quite sure a railroad sold the span to the City of Chicago. Once I was found plans noting this bridge came from Lawrence Avenue, the history was easy to piece together. I do wonder what happened to the Addison and Kedzie spans..

Posted May 1, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The really long approaches shown in the 1893 photo suggest to me that this was the earlier bridge over the Red River. Both this and the other one appear to be similar in date.

Posted May 1, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Appears to have been a combination (wood and metal) truss.

Posted May 1, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice detective work, John Marvig. Ever since visiting and photographing this unusual bridge, it has posed more questions than answers. No wonder - it was relocated twice. With three uses in three locations, it is understandable that has a number of holes where things were formerly connected.

Now, knowing its history, this has become a much more important bridge in the history of Chicago. It is also now one of the oldest bridges still in service in the city.

Posted May 1, 2022, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Done

Posted May 1, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Nathan/Geoff,

I added a page for the older truss bridge at this location if somebody wants to move photo 3 there: https://bridgehunter.com/nd/ransom/bh97724/

Posted May 1, 2022, by Luke

Some jerk recently stole the builder plate.

unknown wooden bridge
Posted May 1, 2022, by Robert Tusch (rltusch [at] aol [dot] com)

I took this photo when but a small kid and never looked at the photo until I began to copy the negatives to digital format recently.

There was never a bridge like this in my hometown, and noting the cars on the bridge, it had to be in the early 1950s. This leads me to think it was on our trip from Michigan to NYC via Canada, through Ontario through Quebec and the crossing the St. Lawrence River at St. Anne du Beaupre.

With all of the structure blocking the waterway, it appears that the waterway does not have much flow.

It appears as if the bridge was temporary, as the cranes in the background are aligned to the main street and the bridge is on a jogged street. Indicates that the main bridge was being rebuilt.

Anyone have any idea where this photo was taken?

Posted May 1, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have finally uncovered the history of this bridge. It was originally built 1885 by Alden & Lassig as part of a viaduct over the tracks of the Rock Island/Lake Shore & Michigan Southern at 61st Street. When the track was elevated at that point in 1899, the bridge was removed and the three trusses were reused at Addison Avenue, Kedzie Avenue and Lawrence Avenue. This particular span came from Lawrence Avenue.

Posted May 1, 2022, by Ross W Cates (Ross [dot] Cates04 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Our family moved to Parker about December 1964. The old East Bay Bridge was still operational. A comment made by a contributor is right on. My brothers and I and other boys and girls would often fish and camp out on the bridge once the swing portion was removed (maybe during 1965). When the arched replacement bridge was completed I would often take my little tackle box and my Zebco 202 and climb down the ladder and fish from the concrete platform on the water. Great times. You can't do that now. We had a lot more freedom back then.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Michael Ward

While you can walk across this it is no longer drivable. The Pine St bridge next to it is back to being drivable however.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Michael Ward

This bridge is open to all traffic now. Canít comment on what if any rehabilitation was done. The Wall St bridge next to it is now closed to vehicular traffic.

Brickmine Bridge (North Dakota)
Posted April 30, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Dave is correct...these two pages do indeed appear to show the same bridge.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Ha!! Plaque facing the sky on wall, first time running into this kind of placement.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Brian R. Warren (sanitarian1281[at]yahoo[dot]com)

I visited this site on April 28. The bridge is visible from the western end of Coleman Road. The last mile of the road has some large ruts and may not be passable during periods of heavy rainfall (I traversed the last half-mile on foot), but it's been relatively dry in Mississippi over the last few weeks. What's left of the bridge is leaning on its side and I wasn't able to discern whether any of the deck remains because it's completely submerged. I did shoot a few stills and a couple of videos. I did not attempt to locate the bridge from the eastern side, but the map suggests that it's much harder to see from that side.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I posted this page and imported the image from the comments.

Posted April 30, 2022, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Seen it today. Still rusting away. Any news on making it a walking trail?

BHC Newsflyer: April 30, 2022
Posted April 30, 2022, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

This week's Newsflyer podcast, a first in three weeks features trials and tribulations involving historic bridges. They include:

Four bridge replacement projects in Germany

Two Pennsylvania Historic Bridges receiving TASA funds for restoration

Purple People Bridge to be restored thanks to help from Gov. Andy Beshear

Historic Bridge in Ray County, Missouri to be given away- Any takers?

Plus we're taking articles and photos of bridges in Ukraine affected by the war with Russia.

Details and photos, plus podcast are all here:

https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/bhc...

Posted April 29, 2022, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

That thing recently replaced - visited today

1930 Culvert in Valley Park
Posted April 29, 2022, by Drew Walters (drewscout [at] icloud [dot] com)

This culvert was built for a line used by the local grain mill. It is no longer used as Highway 141ís construction in 1983 caused the removal of the line in front of the mill.

Posted April 29, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like there was a builders plaque.

Posted April 29, 2022, by Chuck Westerman (mr600v [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The "Allis" passenger station was built into the abutment with stairs leading up to the tracks. Since the 1940's it has been home of the Milwaukee "O" Gauge Model Railroad Club.

Frisco/BNSF Bridge in Valley Park
Posted April 29, 2022, by Drew Walters

took these of the 99 year old former Frisco bridge in Valley Park, Missouri last weekend. It can be found here: https://bridgehunter.com/mo/st-louis/valley-park-rr/

Posted April 29, 2022, by seth matthews (sethematthews [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This Bridge has been closed to motor vehicles for a couple years now. It's still there, but the road is blocked on either side.

Old MOPAC/UP Valley Park viaduct
Posted April 29, 2022, by Drew Walters

This bridge (some call it a viaduct) was located in Valley Park, MO until the 1990ís when the current one was built. The current one is under https://bridgehunter.com/mo/st-louis/bh78861/.

Posted April 28, 2022, by Bruce Oldenberg

The bridge was removed after 1991 in a way that was similar to the nearby WC RR trestle, BH 97714.

All the wood pilings were cut off a foot above the waterline.

Posted April 28, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I don't know why Ohio keeps replacing these pony trusses with those ugly concrete things that just fall apart within 20 years and start to look like something you see in a post apocalyptic world.

Posted April 28, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ohio has a sad obsession with building really ugly, modern covered bridges.

I like to refer to them as "Hansel & ReGretel" spans.

Posted April 28, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Ohio is losing these structures at an inordinate rate.

Posted April 28, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Not sure if this bridge is riveted or not, however it appeared in the background on a CNN photo (copyrighted so I can't post it) here: https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/27/us/water-intake-exposed-lake-...

Posted April 28, 2022, by Philip Crews (miniaturesbyphilip [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now in the Section 106 Review. The Army Corp of Engineers will have a Public Hearing at some point in the future. Our group of 1200 members "Sandy Hook 5 Arch Bridge" on FB are working hard to save this beautiful historic bridge.


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