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Title: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kurumi on June 03, 2010, 12:55:51 PM
Which noteworthy bridges have you walked across (for a good photo or otherwise)? Some of mine:
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Post by: triplemultiplex on June 03, 2010, 01:13:46 PM
A bridge I'd mention walking across isn't so special because of the bridge itself, but because it was still under construction and I walked across on the naked steel girders.  Probably something I would not have attempted if there were no safety lines to hold on to. This was the southbound US 53 freeway bridge over the Eau Claire River.
Don't try it at home, kids. :)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/US%2053%20Oct%2005/ECbridge6.jpg?t=1275689366)
(pic added)
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Post by: agentsteel53 on June 03, 2010, 01:24:37 PM
heh, I once walked a bicycle across a "bridge" in Hungary that consisted of a pair of steel cables vertically separated by about six feet - basically handholds and footholds.  I had to hold the bicycle in one hand and use the other hand to hold the cable!
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Post by: Alex on June 03, 2010, 01:39:48 PM
I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, the Alfred Zampa Bridge, and the Delaware 1 C & D Canal Bridge.
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Post by: Duke87 on June 03, 2010, 02:44:18 PM
I'll only count the ones major enough to have a formal name, here:

My upcoming trip to Pittsburgh this August will inevitably add a few more.


Also, I've walked the George Washington bridge from the New Jersey anchorage to the New Jersey tower (and then up the elevator/stairs/ladders up to the top of the tower...) but no further along the walkway.
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Post by: Ian on June 03, 2010, 04:08:21 PM
Charlestown Bridge (Boston, MA)
Ben Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, PA)
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Post by: dfilpus on June 03, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan, during the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, a couple of times.
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Post by: PAHighways on June 03, 2010, 04:19:53 PM
I used to walk across the Fort Duquesne Bridge on a daily basis when I worked in Pittsburgh, but the last one I walked across was the Smithfield Street Bridge on June 15 last year.
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Post by: froggie on June 03, 2010, 04:36:41 PM
Not so much walk, but I bike across the Woodrow Wilson, 14th Street, and Memorial Bridges on a regular basis.  I've also walked across the Old Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge mentioned by Duke87.

Back home, I've biked across the Mendota Bridge (MN 55).
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Post by: exit322 on June 03, 2010, 04:48:34 PM
I've walked across the old railroad bridge that is now known as the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven, OH - but I made that walk well before the covered bridge was built (a little more harrowing what with some railroad ties missing and the sort).
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Post by: bugo on June 03, 2010, 05:27:31 PM
I walked across this thing twice:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3805961781_b10e03b393.jpg)

It's not big or famous but it sure is scary!
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Post by: mefailenglish on June 03, 2010, 06:40:59 PM
Chesapeake Bay Bridge in MD.  They have an annual bridge walk on the first Sunday in May, though it's only been held once or twice since 2001.
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Post by: Jim on June 03, 2010, 07:02:42 PM
Probably the most well-known bridge I've walked across is the Rainbow Bridge between Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Canada.
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Post by: yanksfan6129 on June 03, 2010, 07:50:03 PM
I've walked across the Old Railroad Bridge (Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY), and that was at a sort-of road meet in Oct. 2009 on the day it opened. It's called Walkway over the Hudson now.

I've also walked across the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh
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Post by: OracleUsr on June 03, 2010, 08:01:31 PM
I don't remember which bridge it was, but I've marched across one of the St. Johns River bridges in downtown Jacksonville.  The thing bobbed up and down as a 230-piece marching band marched across it.

That was unsettling.
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Post by: akotchi on June 03, 2010, 10:13:10 PM
Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland, sometime in the mid-1980's between closures for redecking.  I have a few pictures from that day.

Golden Gate Bridge, May 2009.  My wife lost all my pictures from that day when the camera card flipped off of a ferry pier in Sausalito.

The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge crossing the Delaware River.
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Post by: mgk920 on June 04, 2010, 03:02:46 PM
I don't remember which bridge it was, but I've marched across one of the St. Johns River bridges in downtown Jacksonville.  The thing bobbed up and down as a 230-piece marching band marched across it.

That was unsettling.
That is why those marching in formation always (or should always) break stride when crossing bridges.

Mike
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Post by: golden eagle on June 04, 2010, 04:00:31 PM
If it can be counted, the bridge over Hoover Dam.
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Post by: US71 on June 05, 2010, 09:50:39 AM
Chain of Rocks Bridge is the most notable.

I've walked across quite a few, though ;)
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Post by: bugo on June 05, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
AlpsRoads and I walked across the Junction Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock.
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Post by: Bickendan on June 12, 2010, 05:27:32 AM
Willamette River:
-Sellwood Bridge (Biked only)
-Ross Island Bridge (US 26)
-Hawthorne Bridge
-Morrison Bridge
-Burnside Bridge
-Steel Bridge
-Broadway Bridge
-St Johns Bridge (Byp US 30) (Biked only)
-Marquam Bridge (I-5) (Biked only)
-Fremont Bridge (I-405) (Biked only)
Columbia River
-Interstate Bridge (I-5)
-Glenn Jackson Bridge (I-205)
NYC
-Brooklyn Bridge
-Manhattan Bridge
Minneapolis
-Washington Ave (CH 122)

One of these days I'll bike over the Clackamas River Bridge (OR 99E) and 7th St Bridge (OR 43), but I'm not touching the Abernathy Bridge (I-205). The Boone Bridge (I-5), though, is a possibility.
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Post by: english si on June 12, 2010, 06:15:32 AM
Ironbridge
all the London bridges inside the inner ring road that you can walk (Lambeth, Westminster, Hungerford (the original)/Golden Jubilee (both the newer ones), Waterloo, Blackfriars, Millennium, Southwark and London Bridges)
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Post by: njroadhorse on June 12, 2010, 01:49:30 PM
- Fort Duquesne Bridge, 6th Street Bridge, 7th Street Bridge, 9th Street Bridge, Smithfield Street Bridge (all Pittsburgh)
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Post by: shadyjay on June 16, 2010, 11:25:27 AM
While I didn't walk across the entire length, I was on hand for the May 1993 grand opening of the Baldwin Bridge on the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) in Old Saybrook CT.  The festivities were held in the northbound (direction: eastbound) lanes on the Old Saybrook side. 
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Post by: Tom on September 17, 2010, 11:10:24 PM
I've walked across the Mackinac Bridge in 2009 and 2010.  I believe I'll make this an annual event, and I'm thinking of walking across the International Bridge (between Sault, Michigan and Sault, Canada) next June.
http://www.historicbridges.org/other/mackinac/index.htm :coffee:
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Post by: dfilpus on September 18, 2010, 08:25:30 AM
In Virginia, I walked across the James River on the pedestrian walkway suspended below the Blue Ridge Parkway.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wnuuDBHft8s/TJDGqKcgCdI/AAAAAAAAAJs/6SVYwkmSwSg/s800/DSC02471.JPG)
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Post by: SP Cook on September 18, 2010, 11:55:50 AM
New River Gorge Bridge on US 19/Corridor L - Day it opened in 1977 and one "Bridge Day" event a few years ago (I strongly recomend against "Bridge Day").

Phill G. McDonald Bridge on I-64 - Day it opened in 1988.  Last gap in the original Interstate system where the alternate was 2 lane.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phill_G._McDonald

Roebling Suspension Bridge - Cincinnati - Covington (KY 17)

Of less significance:

Old 6th Street Bridge (now replaced) - Huntington, WV
35th Street Bridge - Charleston, WV
South Side Bridge - Charleston, WV
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Alps on September 19, 2010, 04:32:12 AM
Limiting it to noteworthy bridges, there are but three, two of which occurred at a meet:
New River Gorge Bridge, WV
Bulkeley Bridge, Hartford CT
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, VA-DC-MD

Oh, and the Hoover Dam.

I have of course walked over plenty of other bridges, especially covered bridges and trusses, but I'd have to spend effort to look up their names, meaning they can't be all that important.

New River Gorge Bridge on US 19/Corridor L - Day it opened in 1977 and one "Bridge Day" event a few years ago (I strongly recomend against "Bridge Day").
Why? Besides the weather, it seemed enjoyable.
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Post by: Marc on September 25, 2010, 01:28:22 AM
I can think of two bridges:

1. Main St. Bridge, Jacksonville, FL
2. Royal Gorge Bridge, Cañon City, CO
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Post by: bulldog1979 on September 26, 2010, 04:44:16 AM
As any good Michiganian, I've walked the Mackinac Bridge several times now. As a resident of the Grand Rapids area now, I've walked on several of the bridges across the Grand River

One of my favorites to walk across though is the Steel Bridge on County Road 510 (old M-35) in Marquette County. It's a Pennsylvania through truss bridge moved from the Allegheny River to cross the Dead River in Marquette County. The one-lane bridge is still there, although later this fall the county road commission will be opening a replacement span just upriver. The original span will be closed to vehicles but retained for non-motorized traffic.

As seen in 1922 when the road was still M-35:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/CR510_steel_bridge_1922.jpg)
265 ft. High Truss Bridge, Dead River near Marquette on Trunk Line No. 35.
Negaunee Township, Marquette County. 52001
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Post by: mobilene on September 26, 2010, 01:14:53 PM
I have walked across countless bridges because I love to photograph them.  But here's a smattering of bridges on highways, current or former:

On an abandoned segment of US 50 in Illinois, there are three truss bridges in a row.  Here's one:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3583081564_1458fe2c18.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3583081564/)
Abandoned US 50 bridge over Little Wabash River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3583081564/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

Wilson's Bridge over the Conococheague in Maryland, formerly US 40:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3436085444_2ac9f14da5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3436085444/)
Wilson's Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3436085444/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

This Parker through truss on Indiana State Road 42 -- on which I learned that a 20-foot-wide deck doesn't accommodate me and two oncoming F-150s at the same time:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/2952759051_f3dca5c4f8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2952759051/)
Steel truss bridge, Mill Creek (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2952759051/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

This tired old lady on a long-since-decommissioned stretch of US 31 in southern Indiana:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2915193095_eb3b49b2f7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2915193095/)
Old bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2915193095/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

This concrete arch bridge on old US 52 in Indianapolis while it was being demolished:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3373430836_2abfc9923f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3373430836/)
Week Three (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3373430836/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3453/3372608557_dfbe76a980.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3372608557/)
Week Three (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3372608557/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

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Post by: ghYHZ on September 26, 2010, 05:38:13 PM
I’ve walked the Confederation Bridge twice. (13 km (8 miles) between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)

First time was in June 1997, the day the bridge opened. You were able to take the Ferry over to PEI (they were making their last runs that day) and walk back.

......Then again last weekend. The bridge was closed for 6 hours for the 30th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Since the ferries are no longer running for the return trip, I walked to the mid-point then back to New Brunswick. Still 13km but not the same as walking all the way across!   

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NnyHqiE75K0/SvC_cYfvm0I/AAAAAAAAA9M/rmsg9kw2Rmo/s800/DSC02795.JPG)
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Post by: D-Dey65 on October 01, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
Last weekend I walked across this narrow thing on Florida SR 200 for the sole purpose of taking pictures of it:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NB_Florida_SR_200_Bridge;_Withlacoochee_River.JPG (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NB_Florida_SR_200_Bridge;_Withlacoochee_River.JPG)

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4262/nbfloridasr200bridgewit.jpg)

Actually, I ran... when I wasn't holding on tight to the concrete railing and hoping it didn't crumble in my hands sending me down in the swamp.
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Post by: Revive 755 on October 17, 2010, 02:39:22 AM
* Old Chain of Rocks Main Channel Bridge
* Old Gravois Road Meramec River Bridge at Fenton, MO (recently demolished)
* US 61-67 bridge across the Meramec River
* I-72/New Mark Twain Bridge (Mississippi River) - During the opening day
* That purple pedestrian bridge across the Ohio in the Cincinnati area
* Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA
* New US 40 Missouri River Bridge at Booneville (walking/bicycle combo)
* Clark Bridge (US 67 across the Mississippi, biked across using the debris-covered bike lanes)
* Old Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge (biked across a few times, many before the new bike lane was added)
* I-44 bridge in St. Louis across the River Dispair (had the right job at the right time)

Partly Crossed
* Eads Bridge
* The Old US 21 Ohio River Bridge
* The stone arch bridge across the Mississippi in Minneapolis west of the I-35W bridge
* The Poplar Street Bridge (yes the one carrying three interstates over the Mississippi - another case where one can get interesting experiences by getting the right job  :biggrin:  Really wish I had a camera available that day.)
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Post by: D-Dey65 on October 20, 2010, 12:19:48 PM
Besides that bridge on FL 200, I've also walked across the US 41 bridge over the same river between Citrus Springs and Dunnellon on the same day. In June 2010 I walked across the NY 25-25A Bridge over the Nissequogue River so I could take some pictures of the Smithtown Bull, and walked across the parallel foot bridge that I mentioned on another thread.

I know these really aren't that big, but they're all I can brag about.

I've also walked across the Long Beach Bridge at one time(don't ask me why), and every now and then I've had dreams of walking across the Whitestone Bridge for some reason. In that dream, I always encounter some nuns along the way.

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Post by: jdbx on November 24, 2010, 06:19:49 PM
I was among the first to cross the Alfred Zampa Bridge (I-80 Carquinez Strait) on the day of the chain-cutting ceremony, before it was opened to vehicular traffic.  That ceremony had the odd distinction of being officiated by former Governor Gray Davis, who had just been recalled a few weeks earlier.  I'm not sure how I convinced my wife to accompany me on that bit of road geekery...  :biggrin:

I also walked across the the original 1927 Carquinez span on it's 50th birthday celebration when I was 7 years old.

I've cycled across the Benicia Bridge (I-680), although the question was "walked", so maybe that doesn't count.

I've walked and cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge many times.

I'm looking forward to the new bike/pedestrian lane on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, although I'm not sure how much good it does being able to walk or ride to Treasure Island until they finish the path across the west span too.

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Post by: NE2 on November 24, 2010, 07:36:48 PM
Phill G. McDonald Bridge on I-64 - Day it opened in 1988.  Last gap in the original Interstate system where the alternate was 2 lane.
Nope - Wallace, Idaho and its traffic light was bypassed in 1991.

I've walked the George Washington Bridge and the I-66 bridge over the Potomac.
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Post by: kurumi on November 25, 2010, 02:03:59 PM
Natchez Trace Parkway bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_Trace_Parkway_Bridge) over TN 96:

(http://imgur.com/8KVqt.jpg)
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Post by: D-Dey65 on January 15, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
At some point before I die, I want to walk across the Bear Mountain Bridge.


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Post by: golden eagle on January 27, 2011, 11:34:20 AM
I've walked across the Hoover Dam bridge (not the new one!) when I was out there in 2008.
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Post by: njroadhorse on January 27, 2011, 01:59:33 PM
I've walked across the Hoover Dam bridge (not the new one!) when I was out there in 2008.
That's a fun walk, except I was on the wrong side once i got to Arizona, so I was pinned between the US 93 traffic and the rocks there. :-D
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Post by: Brandon on January 27, 2011, 03:40:23 PM
I've walked across a fair number of bridges while surveying them, or looking for survey marks on them (mostly small county or township road bridges).  However, the most notable ones would have to be the Scherzer rolling lift bridges here in Joliet.  I've walked across all four (Jackson St, Cass St, Jefferson St, & McDonough St).  There's only a limited number of this type of lift bridge, and there's four here.  The other most notable bridge I've walked across (on both levels) would be the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in Houghton and Hancock, MI.  I've walked across numerous bridges in Chicago's Loop, including Michigan Ave (both levels).
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Post by: kharvey10 on January 27, 2011, 10:19:10 PM
I walked a lot of smaller ones in my time but the bigger ones I done is the old Chain of Rocks and the Eads
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Post by: Alps on January 31, 2011, 11:29:57 PM
I can now add the Lindbergh Viaduct (http://bridgehunter.com/pa/berks/lindbergh) to the list.  It's in Reading, PA and reminiscent of something from a California canyon in the 1930s.
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Post by: jonathanz on February 01, 2011, 03:55:59 PM
I have walked all the possible bridges you can walk from Northern Kentucky to Downtown Cincinnati.

These walkable bridges include:

Clay Wade Bailey Bridge which carries US 25, 127 & 42, it is a nice walk especially when you are heading to Paul Brown Stadium for a Bengals game, plus traffic on the Covington side isn't nearly as bad, the end of the bridge marks the end of US 25.

John Roebling Suspension Bridge which carries KY 17 across the Ohio River and actually maintains its numbering on the Ohio side of the bridges as it is maintained by KYTC, it is heavily traveled by pedestrians during both baseball and football season as it is in between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. I assume that once the "Banks" project is completed it will garner even more pedestrians. It is also popular as the predecessor to the much taller and longer Brooklyn Bridge but is still an icon of the region.

Taylor-Southgate Bridge which carries US 27 from Newport into downtown Cincinnati in between US Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park

Newport Southbank Bridge aka Purple People Bridge is a pedestrian only bridge connecting the entertainment district of Newport on the Levee with Sawyer Point/Centennial Park in Cincinnati. It is one of the oldest crossings connecting Cincinnati with Northern Kentucky the orgininal span was opened 1872 and reconstructed in 1896.

There are also two bridges in the downtown area that cross the Licking River in Kentucky which are also pedestrian friendly these are:

4th/5th Street Bridge which crosses the Licking River just south of its confluence with the Ohio River connecting Covington, Kentucky with Newport, Kentucky. It carries KY 8 East and West and then splits onto the One Way 4th and 5th streets.

11th/12th Street Bridge officially Licking Valley Girl Scout Bridge just a few blocks south of the 4th/5th street bridge also connects Covington and Newport. It carries KY 1120 East and West and just as the other bridge splits onto the One Way streets of 11th and 12th.

These are two of only 4 bridges that connect Kenton County with Campbell County over the Licking River the other two being the I-275 Bridge connecting Taylor Mill with Wilder and KY 536 connecting Visalia with Alexandria.

I have some really good pictures of the Robeling Bridge is anyone can give me some tips I will upload them.



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Post by: rickmastfan67 on February 05, 2011, 08:57:40 PM
Walked accross the PA Turnpike 576 WB bridge to PA-60 NB (now I-376 WB) back when they had the open house day for that expressway opening.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/rickmastfan67/Interstates/PA/PA-576/Img_0850s.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/rickmastfan67/Interstates/PA/PA-576/Img_0858s.jpg)

I plan to walk across the Ft. Duquesne Bridge this spring/summer if I get the chance.
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Post by: hobsini2 on February 26, 2011, 05:20:10 PM
Brooklyn Bridge, New York:
I walked across it back about 6 years ago.  Something i just always wanted to do and it was alot longer than i thought but it was the best pics i took of the NY skyline at night.  Wish I knew where those pics are. 
Draw bridges in Chicago:
I have crossed several of these.  I know for sure Jackson Blvd., Orleans St., State St., Wabash Ave., and Michigan Ave.
I-355 Des Plaines River Birdge:
When the 355 extension to I-80 was completed, the first day it was open to just ped and bike traffic.  About 1 1/2 miles long.
Oregon St/Jackson St Bridge in Oshkosh:
Once walked with my grandfather from his old house at 1901 Kensington St to Park Plaza Mall and back when I was 10 or so.  All the bridges over the Fox east of US 41 are draw bridges.
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Post by: aridawn on March 30, 2011, 05:50:15 PM
Bridges I have walked, Prescott - Ogdensburg International Bridge, http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/images-09-3/11-JohnDLeitch-06-09-09-WDB.jpg (http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/images-09-3/11-JohnDLeitch-06-09-09-WDB.jpg) and the Bloor St Viaduct http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/11/03/mn_bloor5.jpg (http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/11/03/mn_bloor5.jpg) in Toronto, ON

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Post by: nexus73 on March 30, 2011, 06:41:05 PM
On 101 I have walked across the McCullough Bridge by North Bend OR and the Rogue River bridge by Gold Beach OR.  If you are lucky in terms of the brush you can see the original road underneath the northeast staircase of the McCullough Bridge that led to the ferry which served Coos Bay prior to the bridge's finish in 1936. 

There's no bridge there anymore due to the 1964 massive flooding but I have explored the south stub of the Klamath River bridge, which is across the river from Klamath CA.  There's a pair of big bears to see there, just like the ones on the current 101 bridge!

Rick
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Post by: roadrunner0152 on April 23, 2011, 01:49:09 AM
The Huey P. Long. At night.
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Post by: tollboothrob on April 24, 2011, 02:04:38 AM
I've always wanted to walk the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philly, and really have no excuse, living within 10 minutes of it...

The only other I've walked is the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia during the annual Bridge Day in October.
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Post by: 1995hoo on April 29, 2011, 10:48:24 AM
I won't try to count minor bridges like railroad overpasses and such, and I wouldn't be able to keep track of them anyway. The following more notable ones come to mind:

Brooklyn Bridge
Millennium Bridge in London
Westminster Bridge in London
Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol (drove across, then found a parking space and walked across multiple times taking pictures)
Charlestown Bridge in Boston
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge in DC
Arlington Memorial Bridge in DC
Frederick Douglass Bridge in DC
Several of the bridges in Pittsburgh going to and from Heinz Field for a UVA football game and for the 2011 Winter Classic

If riding a bike across counts for this poll:
14th Street Bridge in DC (the southbound span is the only one with a bike/pedestrian path)
The new Woodrow Wilson Bridge (nice to do for a very different view of the city)
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Post by: D-Dey65 on June 10, 2011, 10:26:27 PM
Unless I missed it, has anybody ever considered walking across the old US 15-301 Bridge/Fishing Pier over Lake Marion, South Carolina?

And while we're on the topic of that bridge, when was the I-95 twin-span replacement built? There's an improvement on a Wikipedia article riding on this question.

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Post by: bookem on June 16, 2011, 05:12:54 PM
I've crossed the Steel Bridge in Portland OR on foot, bike, car, bus, light rail and Amtrak.
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Post by: NE2 on June 16, 2011, 06:25:09 PM
I've crossed the Steel Bridge in Portland OR on foot, bike, car, bus, light rail and Amtrak.
But not by shopping cart? Shame.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: bookem on June 17, 2011, 03:28:11 PM
I've crossed the Steel Bridge in Portland OR on foot, bike, car, bus, light rail and Amtrak.
But not by shopping cart? Shame.

KNEW I forgot something  :banghead:
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Post by: Michael in Philly on June 27, 2011, 01:11:57 AM
I'm mildly surprised no one has mentioned Key Bridge in Washington (or to be more precise, between Washington and Arlington).  I've walked it countless times because I went to Georgetown and the nearest Metro station is Rosslyn in Arlington.

I have dim childhood memories of walking the Brooklyn Bridge, and I've been on the famous one in Florence I can't remember the name of now - the one that's been there for centuries and has little buildings on it.  Think I walked across the Rhine (and back) at Cologne, probably been on a famous bridge or two in Paris.  Actually, all such memories are fairly dim.  I'm not a bridge collector.  But Key Bridge I know like the back of my hand, 25 years after graduation.
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Post by: NE2 on June 27, 2011, 07:29:02 AM
Don't think I've walked the Key Bridge, but I did the Roosevelt at night after Metro closed.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: vtk on June 27, 2011, 10:18:06 PM
I've visited a mall (Newport on the Levee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_on_the_Levee)) in Newport, KY while my car was parked near a library (main branch of Public Library of Cincinnati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Library_of_Cincinnati_and_Hamilton_County) in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In all, I walked about 5 miles that day, including both sides of the Purple People Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Southbank_Bridge) (but not on the superstructure).  You know, the Ohio River seems a lot bigger when you're crossing it on foot.

I've also crossed several bridges over the Scioto and Olentangy rivers on foot in the Columbus area over the years.  The most interesting of those might be the the new Main Street Bridge over the Scioto, or the pedestrian bridge that crosses Olentangy River Road, State Route 315, the Olentangy River, and a bike path, just a bit south of Henderson Road.

Finally, one that's not meant for pedestrians: I've crossed the Norfolk Southern RR Dayton District bridge over Big Darby Creek once each way.  I've also been on the Camp Chase Industrial RR bridge over Big Darby Creek, but I don't remember ever making it to the other side -- bees are more intimidating than usual when you can't safely run away.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Tom on September 07, 2011, 07:15:05 PM
Well, I walked from the U.S. to the Dominion of Canada this past June on the International Bridge, and made walk No. 3 on the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. :coffee:
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: 1995hoo on September 08, 2011, 10:30:12 AM
Well, I walked from the U.S. to the Dominion of Canada this past June on the International Bridge, and made walk No. 3 on the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. :coffee:

That would be a good trick. They dropped that name years ago, although it's codified in some old laws.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: roadman65 on October 16, 2011, 12:24:45 PM
The George Washington Bridge
Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls)
The Laredo, TX original Rio Grande Crossing into Mexico
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Beltway on November 19, 2011, 11:22:30 PM
Which noteworthy bridges have you walked across (for a good photo or otherwise)? Some of mine:
  • Founders Bridge, Conn.
  • Charter Oak Bridge, Conn.
  • Golden Gate Bridge, Calif.
  • Harbour Bridge, Sydney (surface, and Bridge Climb)

Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-95 and I-495), VA and MD, both new spans just before they opened to traffic.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: sandiaman on November 30, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
The  Rio Grande Gorge  Bridge,  Taos, New  Mexico.  Billed  as the second  highest  bridge  in the US.   Private  planes  have  been known to  fly under  its  span,  and one unfortunate    person     was car  jacked, driven to this bridge  and   tossed over. 
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: rickmastfan67 on November 30, 2011, 10:53:52 PM
The  Rio Grande Gorge  Bridge,  Taos, New  Mexico.  Billed  as the second  highest  bridge  in the US.

According to Wikipedia, it's the 5th highest bridge in the US.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEVIN_224 on December 06, 2011, 12:25:20 PM
Nothing too remarkable, but the bridge I've walked over the most? The Seabees Memorial Bridge, which carries state route 9 over the Connecticut River between Brattleboro, VT and Chesterfield, NH. Here's a picture of the span from February 8, 2011 on the Vermont side looking east into New Hampshire:

(http://i.imgur.com/CVz5u.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: frank gifford on August 01, 2012, 12:47:14 AM
The three best are the 1929 (Old) Chain of Rocks Bridge across the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.  It was the long-time crossing point for Route 66, and is today a hike-and-bike trail--completely closed to vehicles.  Second, the 1849 Wheeling Suspension Bridge across the Ohio River--which has walkways on either side of alternating one-way traffic.  Third, the nearly-new Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge at Omaha NE, crossing the Missouri River into IA.  Quite a few images of the first two are on my site: www.rt66pix.com. 

Another interesting pedestrian crossing is the Rio Grande, at several points from El Paso to Brownsville TX.  This international boundary is really nothing more than a glorified ditch in many places. 
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: agentsteel53 on August 01, 2012, 12:56:53 AM

Another interesting pedestrian crossing is the Rio Grande, at several points from El Paso to Brownsville TX.  This international boundary is really nothing more than a glorified ditch in many places.

hypothetically speaking, have you ever considered the existence of a universe in which an alternate version of you has walked across the Rio Grande (in such a manner, of course, as to not in any way influence the legality of the actions of this universe's Frank Gifford)?

I've considered it, to clinch various Mexican states, but then decided to think better of it.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Takumi on August 01, 2012, 12:58:14 AM
The only noteworthy bridges I've walked on have been incomplete. This year I walked on the south half of the old Cartersville Bridge (19th century truss bridge) and I got to walk on the new Huguenot Bridge in Richmond before it was finished. Otherwise, just your standard railroad/freeway overpasses.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Road Hog on August 01, 2012, 01:08:28 AM
I walked the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, which is famous for the bats that roost underneath it.

(http://static1.travelandleisure.com/images/amexpub/0008/6971/200908-w-college-austin.jpg)

Those are not birds flying out at sundown. Not for the faint of heart.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: SteveG1988 on August 02, 2012, 08:52:50 AM
Nothing too remarkable, but the bridge I've walked over the most? The Seabees Memorial Bridge, which carries state route 9 over the Connecticut River between Brattleboro, VT and Chesterfield, NH. Here's a picture of the span from February 8, 2011 on the Vermont side looking east into New Hampshire:

(http://i.imgur.com/CVz5u.jpg)

What i find interesting about the original bridge, the solid metal hangers from the arch, it is similar to the 1929 tacony palmyra bridge near me.

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/SteveG1988/Tacony%20Bridge%202012/IMG_20120526_173345.jpg)

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/SteveG1988/Tacony%20Bridge%202012/IMG_20120526_173113.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: agentsteel53 on August 02, 2012, 12:07:24 PM
but the bridge I've walked over the most? The Seabees Memorial Bridge

the most?  probably the Harvard Bridge separating Boston from Cambridge.  I went to school on one side and attended events on the other a lot.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Alps on August 02, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
but the bridge I've walked over the most? The Seabees Memorial Bridge

the most?  probably the Harvard Bridge separating Boston from Cambridge.  I went to school on one side and attended events on the other a lot.
ME. TOO. OMG.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: vtk on August 03, 2012, 10:46:14 AM
I walked part of that bridge once. I think we went about 150 smoots before turning back.  The bridge itself was the destination, and we wanted to get back to the green line before the subway shut down, so we didn't walk the whole bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Compulov on August 03, 2012, 11:03:10 AM
I've walked across a number of bridges which have pedestrian sidewalks or are on otherwise quiet roads, but I think the most interesting one was the Scudders Falls bridge. I got caught in a traffic snarl because of an accident which closed the freeway for a bit one evening, so I got out of my car and walked about halfway down the bridge before turning around and heading back to my car. I consider it more memorable since it's rare (for me, anyway) to get the chance to walk across an *active* freeway bridge (without using a pedestrian walkway and well, without getting killed).
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Rick1962 on August 03, 2012, 11:57:49 AM
Fort Pitt Bridge, Fort Duquesne Bridge, Smithfield Street Bridge, 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.

Wheeling Suspension Bridge and Fort Henry (I-70) Bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEK Inc. on August 05, 2012, 06:33:08 AM
I've walked across most of the walkable bridges in downtown Portland.  I've walked across the Golden Gate (US-101/CA-1 San Francisco/Marin Co.) & Interstate (I-5 Vancouver/Portland) bridge. 
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: OracleUsr on February 13, 2013, 12:37:54 AM
In Virginia, I walked across the James River on the pedestrian walkway suspended below the Blue Ridge Parkway.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wnuuDBHft8s/TJDGqKcgCdI/AAAAAAAAAJs/6SVYwkmSwSg/s800/DSC02471.JPG)


Yeah, went across that last March in clinching the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEVIN_224 on February 13, 2013, 01:09:05 AM
To update my post in this thread: I walked over the Delaware River via the Ben Franklin Bridge on February 23, 2012. The walk over to Camden, NJ took a long time, soaking in the view and taking a few pictures as well. It helped that it was mild and around 60 that afternoon. The walk back over to Philadelphia was a straight shot, no stops or pictures. That took 26 minutes. Great exercise at least! :)

(http://i.imgur.com/vPFjZF6.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kphoger on February 13, 2013, 10:29:13 AM
Royal Gorge, Colorado
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kphoger on February 13, 2013, 10:40:38 AM
The most memorable for me was not a noteworthy bridge at all, but it's what happened on the bridge that I'll never forget.  When I was a kid (probably eight years old or so), my friend and I took a walk along the railroad right next to my house.  Back in those days, the track wasn't used very much—usually two trains per day, and at least one of those was at night.  We walked farther than usual that day, and came to this bridge (http://binged.it/WIX7mG).  It was one of those bridge with nothing in between the timbers, just board–gap–board–gap–board.  We decided to cross it, what the heck!  We got halfway across, to the point where we were directly over the railroad beneath; at that point, a Rock Island Metra train approached from the east on the track below, and blew its whistle just as it reached us.  HOLY CRAP!!!  I distinctly remember literally jumping back at least two boards, fortunately not landing in an empty space instead.

We turned around and headed back.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kurumi on February 13, 2013, 11:23:45 AM
I am reminded of a great bridge-walking story: Brian Lumley's "The Viaduct". Apparently available in audio form here: http://www.brianlumley.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-154.html. (Warning: horror story, bad stuff happens)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: agentsteel53 on February 13, 2013, 11:29:45 AM
http://books.google.com/books?id=HR8PHmz6i2EC&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=brian+lumley+the+viaduct&source=bl&ots=N2Fb9CAsyl&sig=bcDbCCEeP1w_uNe8eKhkhTF2yac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RL8bUZatMaWxywH1gIGwAQ&ved=0CG0Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=brian%20lumley%20the%20viaduct&f=false

this appears to be the short story in traditional format
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kphoger on February 13, 2013, 12:08:56 PM
Wow, that story rings such a bell in my memory!  Just south of the bridge I mentioned is this underpass (http://binged.it/WJ8Di1); the road above used to be a railroad, but has long been a hike and bike trail.  We used to access it by way of the park, and could climb underneath to a concrete ledge along the western end.  We spent much time there, throwing things down onto the tracks, peeing off the edge, taking our clothes off and scrambling buck-naked down the slope to retrieve them—stuff little boys find entertaining.  Well, the underside of that bridge was corrugated metal, kind of like this (http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/564997/101767813/stock-photo-underside-underneath-an-old-railroad-bridge-101767813.jpg).  On several occasions, we wondered if we could swing our way across it to the other side, like a jungle gym.  I was quite the monkey on the jungle gym at school, so the idea was especially appealing to me.  I was never brave enough to even let my feet leave the edge, though, and neither were my friends.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: vtk on February 13, 2013, 03:13:13 PM
A few years ago, when I was socially more like a teenager, I would sometimes hang out with friends under a concrete arch bridge near my house, usually at night.  Truth or dare was a common activity, sometimes involving nudity, which wasn't always required by a dare.  One night I climbed one of the arches nearly to its apex, but I couldn't summon the courage to perform the necessary maneuvers to continue in the reduced vertical clearance there.

Anyway, one day I was there at the same time as a group of younger teens.  A couple of them actually crossed the creek by climbing an entire bridge arch.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kphoger on February 13, 2013, 05:29:11 PM
We spent much time there, throwing things down onto the tracks, peeing off the edge, taking our clothes off and scrambling buck-naked down the slope to retrieve them—stuff little boys guys of all ages find entertaining.

FTFM
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: DandyDan on February 14, 2013, 03:27:01 PM
The only bridges with official names I've ever walked across were the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs, at least amongst those still standing.  When I was a kid, I rode my bike across the now demolished Rock Island Swing Bridge between Inver Grove Heights and St. Paul Park, MN.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: JMoses24 on February 15, 2013, 01:21:18 PM
I have walked all the possible bridges you can walk from Northern Kentucky to Downtown Cincinnati.

These walkable bridges include:

Clay Wade Bailey Bridge which carries US 25, 127 & 42, it is a nice walk especially when you are heading to Paul Brown Stadium for a Bengals game, plus traffic on the Covington side isn't nearly as bad, the end of the bridge marks the end of US 25.

John Roebling Suspension Bridge which carries KY 17 across the Ohio River and actually maintains its numbering on the Ohio side of the bridges as it is maintained by KYTC, it is heavily traveled by pedestrians during both baseball and football season as it is in between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. I assume that once the "Banks" project is completed it will garner even more pedestrians. It is also popular as the predecessor to the much taller and longer Brooklyn Bridge but is still an icon of the region.

Taylor-Southgate Bridge which carries US 27 from Newport into downtown Cincinnati in between US Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park

Newport Southbank Bridge aka Purple People Bridge is a pedestrian only bridge connecting the entertainment district of Newport on the Levee with Sawyer Point/Centennial Park in Cincinnati. It is one of the oldest crossings connecting Cincinnati with Northern Kentucky the orgininal span was opened 1872 and reconstructed in 1896.

There are also two bridges in the downtown area that cross the Licking River in Kentucky which are also pedestrian friendly these are:

4th/5th Street Bridge which crosses the Licking River just south of its confluence with the Ohio River connecting Covington, Kentucky with Newport, Kentucky. It carries KY 8 East and West and then splits onto the One Way 4th and 5th streets.

11th/12th Street Bridge officially Licking Valley Girl Scout Bridge just a few blocks south of the 4th/5th street bridge also connects Covington and Newport. It carries KY 1120 East and West and just as the other bridge splits onto the One Way streets of 11th and 12th.

These are two of only 4 bridges that connect Kenton County with Campbell County over the Licking River the other two being the I-275 Bridge connecting Taylor Mill with Wilder and KY 536 connecting Visalia with Alexandria.

I'm not sure if the KY 536 bridge is walkable or not. I'd presume that the answer is "barely".

I've walked all those that you did. I wish the eastern sidewalk of the Roebling would be made wheelchair accessible. Minor nitpick, but I don't care to try to cross the Cincinnati approach as there is no stoplight there. If you cross in front of the Southbank Trolley, you're completely screwed.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Molandfreak on February 17, 2013, 02:03:10 PM
A year ago, I walked across this one:
http://goo.gl/maps/glu3S

Not going to again. :-D
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: DeaconG on February 26, 2013, 08:42:11 PM
I walk across the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville every day for exercise, it's a high level bridge that replaced the swing span about four years ago.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Interstatefan78 on February 28, 2013, 05:13:13 PM
I walked both the US-101 Golden Gate Bridge, and the CR-519/PA-32 bridge in Milford,NJ/ Uhlerstown,Pa. Another bridge that I walked is the US-22 Phillipsburg-Easton bridge the walkways on the US-22 NJ/PA crossing is only used on the Turkey Day  football game against Easton, but no general cross traffic they must use the Union square/ Northampton Street bridge if walking from Phillipsburg,NJ into Easton Pennsylvania
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: roadman on March 01, 2013, 08:21:07 PM
I actually walked across the Zakim Bridge in Boston about two months before it was opened to traffic.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to tour the Big Dig, which included walking through the northbound O'Neill Tunnel from the south portal, then onto and across the Zakim.

Unfortunately, I only got about a half-hour's notice to participate in the tour, so I didn't have a camera with me.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: vtk on March 02, 2013, 12:04:48 AM
I walked across the new Main Street Bridge in Columbus a few months before it opened.  Right down the centerline, with my phone recording a GPS track for OpenStreetMap.  On a Saturday evening, nobody was around to notice my trespassing.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Roadster on September 11, 2013, 08:24:38 PM
I've walked across a few bridges in my time but the only two that really count (so far) for me that I've walked across are....

 1.) The Golden Gate Bridge
 2.) The Brooklyn Bridge

You hear people talk about these famous bridges and you see them many times in movies and tv, probably the two most famous bridges in the U.S. (as well as in the World).

Oh... :hmmm:...and that is if this bridge counts....3.) The famous small crossover bridge over the RiverWalk, deep in the middle of downtown San Antonio.


Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Indyroads on September 12, 2013, 09:44:33 AM
For me its the Golden Gate and the Auburn Foresthill Bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: JMoses24 on September 13, 2013, 04:00:52 AM
I wish the eastern sidewalk of the Roebling would be made wheelchair accessible. Minor nitpick, but I don't care to try to cross the Cincinnati approach as there is no stoplight there. If you cross in front of the Southbank Trolley, you're completely screwed.

Yeah, you know how I was complaining about that?

Turns out, they WERE working on re-doing the east sidewalk of the Roebling. Both sides are now COMPLETELY wheelchair-friendly! In fact, bandit957 chronicled that in a photoset in July, to which he linked from this here thread.

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=10014.0
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Thing 342 on September 13, 2013, 04:58:14 PM
The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (the new Hoover Dam bridge)

Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge (US 1/301 over James River in Richmond, VA)

Barrett's Ferry Bridge, both new and old spans (VA 5 over Chickahominy River near Williamsburg, VA)

Golden Gate Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge (on Bridge Day)

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kurumi on September 14, 2013, 02:57:11 PM
...the Auburn Foresthill Bridge.

I've done that one too. It's just a few miles off I-80 in Auburn, CA; well worth a detour. Fourth highest bridge in the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foresthill_Bridge
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: ET21 on September 15, 2013, 03:14:59 PM
Golden Gate the morning of my flight back home. The only morning where there was no fog, sunrise on the skyline. That was awesome
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Buck87 on October 21, 2013, 09:36:20 PM
- Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)
- Taylor–Southgate Bridge

These are both across the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. On a trip to an Indians @ Reds game a friend of mine and I parked on the Kentucky side, ate at Hofbräuhaus Newport, then walked across the NSB to get to the game and came back across the TSB afterwards.

- Paso del Norte International Bridge

Over the Rio Grande between El Paso and Juarez. This was just a "let's given the kids a chance to say they've been to Mexico" thing my Dad had us do on a family vacation to the southwest. We parked in El Paso, walked across the bridge (cost a quarter per person), then we went all of about 2 blocks into Juarez, nosed around a shop or two, then walked back having spent a grand total of 30 minutes there.

- B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing

There are 2 historic railroad bridges across the Potomac from Maryland into Harpers Ferry. One of them has a pedestrian bridge attached to it that carries the Appalachian trail. While visiting Harpers Ferry I walked across it just for the hell of it. I've also been across the other bridge on an Amtrak train.

- Burnside's Bridge

A stone arch bridge in Maryland that saw a lot of action during the Battle of Antietam in September of 1863

- Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy

This neat pedestrian bridge in Greenville, SC:

(http://amstonephoto.com/images/amstonephoto_100_6718_resize_40.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: dgolub on October 24, 2013, 08:34:51 AM
  • Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan/Brooklyn, NY)
  • Old Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge (Highland/Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Charlestown Bridge (Boston, MA)

I've done these three as well, plus the Queensboro Bridge (NY 25) between Manhattan and Long Island City.  Also, I think you left out the Lovelandtown Bridge (NJ 13), which we walked halfway across at the Brick/Wall road meet back in June.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Duke87 on October 24, 2013, 09:45:44 AM
That post of mine you're quoting is from 2010 and was complete and accurate at the time it was made. ;)

Maybe I'll make an updated list when I'm not confined to posting from my phone because the person I'm staying with doesn't have wifi.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: dgolub on October 24, 2013, 07:17:11 PM
That post of mine you're quoting is from 2010 and was complete and accurate at the time it was made. ;)

Maybe I'll make an updated list when I'm not confined to posting from my phone because the person I'm staying with doesn't have wifi.

Oh, sorry about that.  I didn't realize that this thread was so old.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: 707 on December 31, 2013, 04:38:39 AM
I walked across an old US 60/US 70/US 89/AZ 93 bridge in eastern Wickenburg recently. It's this one right here: http://goo.gl/maps/YD5j6 (http://goo.gl/maps/YD5j6)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: shadyjay on July 28, 2015, 06:10:43 PM
I walked across the Baldwin Bridge this past Saturday.  The Baldwin Bridge, which opened in May of 1993, carries 8 lanes of Interstate 95 (Connecticut Turnpike) / US 1 traffic across the Connecticut River between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme... ~ MP 78-79.  The bridge has a walkway along its northern side, which has nice views of the bridge's plaques, original toll house building (from the old bridge, 1947-1993 - tolls last collected in the late 1960s), and an overlook park on the east side with historic plaques and markers showing the approaches to the previous 2 bridges (1947 and 1911).  Some pretty cool stuff... check the album out here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/108118189767835080687/BaldwinBridgeWalk7252015
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: getemngo on July 28, 2015, 06:29:42 PM
Hmm, not many...


This Labor Day I'm finally crossing the Mackinac Bridge off my bucket list.

I'd like to get the International (Sault Ste. Marie) Bridge in the future, too. There's a bridge walk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Bridge_Walk) (warning: terrible Wikipedia article) every June, which is quite the experience because the bridge is two lanes with no sidewalks. One lane is closed, everybody has to go at once, and traffic resumes immediately behind the walkers.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Bruce on July 28, 2015, 06:33:38 PM
As of July 2015:

Planned crossings
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Rothman on July 29, 2015, 12:00:56 AM
Trying to think of some of them.

French King Bridge (MA 2)
Brooklyn Bridge
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (I-66)
Thousand Islands Bridge (I-81)
Verrazano Bridge (Assateague Island :D)

Took a tour of the CBBT once where we stood in the exhaust vent above one of the tunnels, Thimble Shoal, I believe.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Thing 342 on July 29, 2015, 12:13:11 AM
The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (the new Hoover Dam bridge)

Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge (US 1/301 over James River in Richmond, VA)

Barrett's Ferry Bridge, both new and old spans (VA 5 over Chickahominy River near Williamsburg, VA)

Golden Gate Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge (on Bridge Day)
Adding a few:

The rip-rap bridge between the southern HRBT tunnel portal and Fort Wool (not technically a bridge, but still cool)

The Eads Bridge in St. Louis

The remains of the old 2-lane span of the James River Bridge (now a fishing pier)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Ace10 on August 12, 2015, 08:41:50 PM
Brooklyn Bridge (New York NY)
Cambie Bridge (Vancouver BC)
Interstate Bridge (Portland OR-Vancouver WA)
Perrine Bridge (Twin Falls ID)
Biloxi Bay Bridge (Biloxi-Ocean Springs MS) (the new one that opened in 2007)

Now that the new Tilikum Crossing bridge will be open soon in Portland OR, I have plans to walk across that one and perhaps a few others in the area. I've driven across all of them in Portland except for the Sellwood Bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: freebrickproductions on August 12, 2015, 09:41:18 PM
I've walked across the abandoned bridge down in Ditto Landing here in Huntsville, AL.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: TravelingBethelite on August 13, 2015, 09:36:40 AM
The only one I've walked across that comes to mind is the old Charlestown Bridge in Boston. Sadly, I heard it's going to be demolished and replaced soon.  :-(
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Rothman on August 13, 2015, 03:16:55 PM
The only one I've walked across that comes to mind is the old Charlestown Bridge in Boston. Sadly, I heard it's going to be demolished and replaced soon.  :-(

Dangit, I've done that one, too!
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on August 13, 2015, 05:08:34 PM
The only bridges I've walked across would be the Purple People Bride between Newport and Cincinnati, and the Big Four bridge between Louisville and Jeffersonville.
I've also walked across the Alanland-Alan Bridge on I-366 with an 85 mph speed limit.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: TravelingBethelite on August 13, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
The only one I've walked across that comes to mind is the old Charlestown Bridge in Boston. Sadly, I heard it's going to be demolished and replaced soon.  :-(

Dangit, I've done that one, too!

If I recall correctly, the message "acrophobic friendly zone" is stenciled on both walkway approaches, at both ends, on an open grate over the River :-D.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: cl94 on August 14, 2015, 01:57:37 PM
Brooklyn Bridge (NY)
Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls, NY/ON)
Walkway Over the Hudson (NY)
Harvard Bridge (Boston, MA)
Purple People Bridge (OH/KY)
High Line (NY)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Buffaboy on September 28, 2015, 08:41:53 PM
At some point I will walk/ride on this guy: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1237185,-75.2346621,3a,75y,283.41h,82.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFrmTMOgQX_BxTAtH1dhqRQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Mohkfry on October 07, 2015, 09:21:49 PM
I walked on the IN-912 (Cline Avenue) bridge back in 2011-12 before it was demolished. It was a bridge I crossed many times as a kid and I thought I'd go on it one last time before it was demolished.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Jardine on October 07, 2015, 11:29:32 PM
Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge

several downtown Chicago bascules

Hwy 101 spans from Santa Ynez River after their move to western Iowa

'Smoot' Bridge in Boston (sorry, don't recall the actual name)

John Kerry pedestrian bridge during the 2011 flood

Downtown Racine Wisconsin bascule

Medford Bridge, Harrison county

All the skew trusses on Buffalo Road, Sarpy County Nebraska

Wagon Wheel Bridge, Boone Iowa 
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: vtk on October 08, 2015, 12:11:34 AM
'Smoot' Bridge in Boston (sorry, don't recall the actual name)

I've walked halfway across that one, with my mom and boyfriend, then we returned from whence we came.  We were worried about possibly missing the last outbound Green Line train back to our Park & Ride.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Jardine on October 08, 2015, 12:32:15 AM
I walked it around 1977.  Can't remember if it was marked then (I think it was) but I had a local with me who enthusiastically related the Smoot saga.

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Pete from Boston on October 08, 2015, 07:01:46 AM

'Smoot' Bridge in Boston (sorry, don't recall the actual name)

Harvard Bridge is the name.  Many locals seem to think that name applies instead to the Anderson Bridge at Harvard Square, but it does not.

The only bridge I think I've walled across that can't normally be crossed on foot is the Zakim Bridge, two or three times prior to its opening (once on one of the scheduled tours that also went inside the southbound tunnel).
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: cl94 on October 08, 2015, 07:40:14 PM
I walked it around 1977.  Can't remember if it was marked then (I think it was) but I had a local with me who enthusiastically related the Smoot saga.

What's funny now is that the contraction joints on the bridge sidewalk are set at one Smoot intervals.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: jbnati27 on October 30, 2015, 11:05:14 AM
Taylor-Southgate bridge (Cincinnati/Newport KY)
Newport Southbank a.k.a. Purple People bridge (Cincinnati/Newport KY)
John A. Roebling suspension bridge (Cincinnati/Covington KY)
Clay Wade Bailey bridge (Cincinnati/Covington KY)
Stonelick Williams Corner covered bridge (Stonelick Twp, Clermont Co OH)
Fort Duquesne Bridge (Pittsburgh)
Mile High Swinging Bridge (Grandfather Mountain, NC)
White Mills bridge (Hardin Co. KY)

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: mwb1848 on November 29, 2015, 10:25:46 PM
I recently ran across the US 90 bridge between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

I walk frequently across the Santa Fe Street/Paso del Norte Bridge between Downtown El Paso and Downtown Juárez. Interestingly, it still has the street car tracks from the transnational street car line which used to run between the two cities. Work is just beginning on a project to revive the Downtown El Paso-UT El Paso portion. (Phase II includes connecting Downtown and the Texas Tech University Medical Center; Phase III would connect El Paso and Juarez.)

I recently also biked across the Bridge of the Americas, which connects I-110 to Avénida de las Américas in Juárez.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: cappicard on January 05, 2016, 03:20:41 PM
1. Royal Gorge (southwest of Canon City, Colorado)
2. The suspension bridge in the Kansas City Zoo
3. Not really a bridge per se, but Bartle Hall over I-670 in KCMO
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Pengwn on February 02, 2016, 04:25:45 PM
Most notable bridges that I've crossed, it's been by car or bus, but I have pounded pavement on a small number of 'em:

Burrard and Granville Street Bridges, Vancouver BC
Okanagan Lake (floating) Bridge, Kelowna BC (the first one, that is, some 20 years ago. Haven't trod the Bennett yet)
Esplanade Riel footbridge, Winnipeg MB
Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa ON-Hull QC
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Liberty footbridge in Reedy River Park, Greenville SC
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati-Newport
Fort Duquesne and Roberto Clemente (6th St.) Bridges, Pittsburgh
10th Street Bridge and tunnel, Pittsburgh
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Harvard Bridge, Boston (the Smoot-marked bridge)

And I've walked on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, thanks to a TNM&O bus driver who was good enough to stop on the bridge and let passengers wander about for a few minutes
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Tom on March 10, 2018, 11:03:40 AM
I've done the International Bridge Walk in 2011, 2013, and 2014, and plan on doing it this year. :coffee:
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Nanis on March 11, 2018, 12:52:34 AM
I've only ever walked along 3 bridges that are part of a real road grid. None important. All going from Busleton to some other random neighborhood in Philly. They were: Busleton Ave (Northbound to 2nd St Pike [PA State Route 232], Southbound to Frankford Ave; US 13 from Robbins St to Roosevelt Blvd, PA 532 from Welsh Rd to Bridgetown Pike;  14.32 miles long), Krewstown Rd (Northbound to Walley ave, Southbound to Algon Rd and Benton av; I think of it as a spiritual successor to Algon as Algon ends right at Krewstown; 1.86 miles long), and Verree rd (county Quadrant Route 1001) (Northbound to Busleton Av [PA 532], Southbound to Oxford Av [PA 232]; 4.3 miles long).
I would not recommend walking along Krewstown Rd.







Wow I talk a lot
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: epzik8 on March 14, 2018, 12:13:21 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Walk some years ago.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Beltway on March 14, 2018, 12:38:56 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Walk some years ago.

I went on one in 1987, that is where I took these photos --
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/Chesa_Bay_Bridge_Walk.html

How often do they have them?  Many years there have been none.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 14, 2018, 12:59:07 AM
The Royal Gorge Bridge comes to mind.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2190/32177247074_bc91f4ff30_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R2oNvY)1 (https://flic.kr/p/R2oNvY) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2311/32980843806_9c1cd1adf8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SfprQ3)2 (https://flic.kr/p/SfprQ3) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: sparker on March 14, 2018, 02:48:37 AM
A few come to mind:
     1:  Golden Gate Bridge (about 4 times round-trip)
     2:  Brooklyn Bridge (just had to do it ca. 1989)
     3:  Colorado St. Bridge, Pasadena, CA (aka "Suicide Bridge") over Arroyo Seco south of Rose Bowl.
     4:  Deception Pass Bridges (both long south and short north) on WA 20 between Anacortes and Whidbey Island.
     5:  Like many other contributors -- Royal Gorge Bridge (actually took downward pix between slats, ca. 1985).
     
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: MikieTimT on June 21, 2018, 02:14:31 PM
1. Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.  Best fireworks show I ever saw was on the bridge with reflections on the bay when they had an international fireworks contest.

2. Royal Gorge Bridge in Cañon City, CO.

3. Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock, AR.

4. Garrison Ave. US-64 (2019 Arkansas River Flood)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: cl94 on June 21, 2018, 02:30:19 PM
Brooklyn Bridge (NY)
Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls, NY/ON)
Walkway Over the Hudson (NY)
Harvard Bridge (Boston, MA)
Purple People Bridge (OH/KY)
High Line (NY)

Someone revived this thread, so I'll update the list (major bridges only):

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge (MN)
Harahan Bridge (AR/TN)
Smithfield Street Bridge (PA)
Francis Scott Key Bridge (DC/VA)
Congress Street Bridge (NY)
Coopers Cave Bridge (NY)
Rosendale Trestle (NY)

I'll be walking at least partway across Golden Gate in August. The Rosendale Trestle will be the main feature of this fall's Kingston roadmeet.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: formulanone on June 21, 2018, 03:12:03 PM
It's a short list:

Golden Gate Bridge (CA, 2001)
State Street Bridge (Chicago, 2011)
Central Bridge (OH/KY, 2018)

A few steel deck Intracoastal Waterway bridges in Florida, but nothing historically significant.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: webny99 on June 21, 2018, 05:51:16 PM
My list: I did half of the Brooklyn Bridge in April 2014, and the entire Golden Gate Bridge in June 2017.
A couple maybes: Rochester's Ford Street Bridge, which has awesome views of the city, and a bike ride across the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis.

Pretty sure that's it; short and sweet! Has anyone here walked the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls?
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: CtrlAltDel on June 22, 2018, 12:12:50 AM
There are two bridges of note that I’ve walked across.

First is the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. I had originally planned to drive across this one but for whatever reason, but I didn’t. I’m glad I did though. The view, I thought, was magnificent.

Second is the George Washington Bridge. I decided to walk this one because I didn’t particularly relish the thought of paying $13 to sit in the traffic that always seems to be there. And, for most of the (rather long) walk, I was going faster than the cars. Besides the view, the thing I remember most about this bridge was the fire trucks going back and forth.

The bridge I’ve crossed the most by foot is, however, likely to be the State Street Bridge over the Chicago River. For a while, that was on my walk to work, so I crossed it twice a day.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: SSR_317 on June 22, 2018, 06:55:21 PM
I've walked across (twice) a bridge I'm willing to bet that few, if any, people here (other than older, native Pittsburghers) have crossed on foot: the former "bridge to nowhere" Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) over the Allegheny River, at the Point of the golden triangle of downtown Pittsburgh. The reason I being that few have done this is that it is NOT a bridge that is normally open to pedestrian traffic (nor does it have scheduled "bridge walks"). But back in the summer of 1970 during the first season of then-new Three Rivers Stadium, my cousins & I went to a Pirates game. Due to delays in construction, the parking lots at the stadium were still unfinished, requiring most event attendees to park downtown and walk across the river to the stadium. The official pedestrian route was to use one of the "Three Sisters" bridges (now known as the Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol, & Rachel Carson bridges), but this meant walking a few blocks out of the way. The Fort Duquesne bridge was officially off-limits to those on foot, since it carried an interstate highway (which then immediately ended there in the North Side borough). But the structure did have a maintenance walkway, which required a several-story climb & descent on either riverbank to access. By mid-August, local cops had given up on keeping people off of that very convenient shortcut. So we parked at the Gateway Center and walked the Bridge to Nowhere to get to the Pirates-Dodgers game!

Other significant bridges I have walked are:
∙ the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (US 101), on October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake, no less. Fortunately, I did it several hours before the temblor!
∙ the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (US 93, soon to also be I-11) over the Black Canyon of the Colorado River between NV & AZ just downstream of Hoover Dam.

Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Mr_Northside on June 28, 2018, 02:37:09 PM
Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?

The Ft. Duquesne Bridge has had a nice walk/bikeway for some time now.  The one end touches down (without steps) in Point State Park.  The other end used to go straight to Three Rivers Stadium.  Once that was imploded, they built some stairs and a switchback ramp on the North Shore end of the walkway.

The Ft. Pitt Bridge has a walkway that is much more utilitarian - probably the same as the the original Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway, but it is open for public use.  I've walked and biked it quite a few times.

There is occasional talk about putting a nicer bike/ped bridge on it (and the West End Bridge as well), but it hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: SSR_317 on June 28, 2018, 04:07:54 PM
Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?

The Ft. Duquesne Bridge has had a nice walk/bikeway for some time now.  The one end touches down (without steps) in Point State Park.  The other end used to go straight to Three Rivers Stadium.  Once that was imploded, they built some stairs and a switchback ramp on the North Shore end of the walkway.

The Ft. Pitt Bridge has a walkway that is much more utilitarian - probably the same as the the original Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway, but it is open for public use.  I've walked and biked it quite a few times.

There is occasional talk about putting a nicer bike/ped bridge on it (and the West End Bridge as well), but it hasn't happened yet.
Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 04:37:37 AM
walked across half of the golden gate bridge and back had done a quarter of the walk before   countless of bridges on hiking trails.  an out of service railroad bridge.   :hmmm: might have done more will have to think about it.  oh yeah walked across a couple of canal bridges.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: inkyatari on February 11, 2019, 02:24:19 PM
I don't know the bridge, but it was over a nondescript creek in Kentucky.  I was 6 years old.  On a family long weekend trip, we pulled up, dad saw the weight limit sign, and said to me "Looks like we're over weight! You're going to have to get out and walk it!"

When I got back in the car afterwards, he told me he was only joking.

Gah
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: PAHighways on February 11, 2019, 08:40:23 PM
Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be.

The new, wider walkway has been open since at least the mid-1990s, as I used to cross it every day from the Three Rivers' lots on my way to work in Gateway Center in the late 1990s.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kurumi on February 12, 2019, 11:47:45 AM
I don't know the bridge, but it was over a nondescript creek in Kentucky.  I was 6 years old.  On a family long weekend trip, we pulled up, dad saw the weight limit sign, and said to me "Looks like we're over weight! You're going to have to get out and walk it!"

When I got back in the car afterwards, he told me he was only joking.

Gah


Congrats, you have a Calvin Dad:

(https://i.imgur.com/q1vI70y.gif?1)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 12, 2019, 12:42:01 PM
Walked across Bidwell’s Bar Bridge on CA 162.  The views with Lake Oroville low are really something to see:

https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ

https://flic.kr/p/2eBB9zE

https://flic.kr/p/2dAeKFb

https://flic.kr/p/Sy6GLW


About an hour later I also walked across the 1850s Bidwell’s Bar Bridge which is preserved at Bidwell Canyon Marina:

https://flic.kr/p/245Jp5pT
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Bruce on March 24, 2019, 12:19:01 AM
Longest ones that I've walked across in their entirety:

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (SR 520, Seattle) - 7,710 feet

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/27178779130_fe31ea5552_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HpGm9b)
New Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/HpGm9b) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Homer M. Hadley Memorial Floating Bridge (I-90, Seattle) - 5,811 feet

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7780/17032817834_b56130f6e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rX8Dk1)
I-90 westbound on Lake Washington (https://flic.kr/p/rX8Dk1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(I've also biked across both floating bridges, several times)

The Alaskan Way Viaduct (SR 99) - 5,280 feet, if that counts

Magnolia Bridge (Garfield Street, Seattle) - 3,600 feet

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/21258995479_df06f56830_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yozUGP)
Magnolia Bridge eastbound (https://flic.kr/p/yozUGP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/591/21454388711_369567fb92_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yFRmiD)
Seattle skyline from Magnolia Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/yFRmiD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Aurora Bridge (SR 99, Seattle) - 2,945 feet

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/311/18253688175_cae8cbe72d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tP1VxD)
Aurora Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/tP1VxD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Ballard Bridge (15th Avenue, Seattle) - 2,854 feet

1st Street Bridge (Los Angeles) - 1,800 feet; just to get this shot:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/29720275683_f721f532bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mhhbwg)
Gold Line leaving Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/Mhhbwg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Plenty of shorter bridges in Seattle: Jose Rizal Bridge, Fremont Bridge, Montlake Bridge, University Bridge...
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 24, 2019, 12:22:07 AM
Recently walked across the New Bidwell's Bar Bridge:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47004274672_ebbb0f6a23_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBBcfQ)IMG_0658 (https://flic.kr/p/2eBBcfQ) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Skye on May 01, 2019, 08:36:42 PM
(https://cincinnatiusa.com/sites/default/files/styles/Array/public/roebling%20suspension%20bridge27.JPG)

The Roebling Suspension Bridge connecting Downtown Cincinnati to Covington, KY across the Ohio River.  I typically walk one round trip a month during nice weather.

Also: The Taylor-Southgate "Purple People" Bridge.  A now pedestrian-only bridge connecting Downtown Cincinnati (near US Bank Arena) to Newport, KY (next to Newport on the Levee).
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Highway63 on June 06, 2019, 12:48:54 AM
Chain of Rocks and Royal Gorge are the only two famous enough to have names - unless the Alaskan Way Viaduct on the "99 Step Forward" weekend this year counts. I did walk most of Hoover Dam near the end of its time as part of US 93.

I guess the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge across the Missouri River would also count.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Hurricane Rex on June 08, 2019, 03:44:02 PM
Both of the major Wenatchee bridges.
Hawthorne and Steel Bridges in Portland
Yaquina bridge in Newport.

SM-J737T

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: ipeters61 on June 17, 2019, 06:40:04 PM
I've walked on...

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: planxtymcgillicuddy on June 19, 2019, 04:21:34 PM
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain, NC and the two bridges that are less than a mile from my house, neither of which have names.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: bulldog1979 on June 29, 2019, 04:30:50 PM
As any good Michiganian, I've walked the Mackinac Bridge several times now. As a resident of the Grand Rapids area now, I've walked on several of the bridges across the Grand River

One of my favorites to walk across though is the Steel Bridge on County Road 510 (old M-35) in Marquette County. It's a Pennsylvania through truss bridge moved from the Allegheny River to cross the Dead River in Marquette County. The one-lane bridge is still there, although later this fall the county road commission will be opening a replacement span just upriver. The original span will be closed to vehicles but retained for non-motorized traffic.

As seen in 1922 when the road was still M-35:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/CR510_steel_bridge_1922.jpg)
265 ft. High Truss Bridge, Dead River near Marquette on Trunk Line No. 35.
Negaunee Township, Marquette County. 52001


As of this morning, I can also add the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan–Ontario to the list of bridges I've walked across.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: tolbs17 on August 25, 2019, 02:28:35 AM
The old Tar River bridge that used to be on Greene St, and it got moved to Town Commons park where it leads to the neighborhoods east of it. It's fun walking over there!

It's in Greenville, NC.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: ozarkman417 on August 25, 2019, 01:26:30 PM
This bridge was a popular bridge for Pedestrians but has been closed down due to safety concerns. The City said it was temporary but it's been 2-3 years. Jefferson Ave Footbridge, Springfield.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2300593,-93.289535,3a,48.9y,27.95h,95.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDImuD0AlsEbM0u6B4_i9tg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2300593,-93.289535,3a,48.9y,27.95h,95.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDImuD0AlsEbM0u6B4_i9tg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Beltway on August 25, 2019, 02:22:33 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk, in 1987. 
Walk the 4.3 miles across the bridge and then be transported back on a transit bus.


(http://www.roadstothefuture.com/Bay_Bridge_Walk_WB2_L.jpg)
 
(http://www.roadstothefuture.com/Bay_Bridge_Walk_EB_L.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: kennyshark on September 03, 2019, 07:54:51 PM
Finally conquered the Mackinac Bridge yesterday during the Labor Day Bridge Walk.  Major accomplishment for me not just for the 5 miles of walking, but conquering some of my demons.

The first few times I went over the bridge, my wife had to drive it.  Since 2003, it's no big deal for me, provided I have my comfort music playing.

I still got the heebie-jeebies looking down thru the grated lanes.  I also liked the motorcycle cop who humorously advised walkers not to look down.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: AlexandriaVA on September 03, 2019, 08:43:51 PM
Just a few hours ago (as I do every Tuesday) I did a round-trip circuit run from Pentagon City to the White House via the 14th Street bridge...
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: renegade on September 04, 2019, 03:08:31 PM
I walked across the Sky Bridge in Gatlinburg, TN last week.

https://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/skybridge
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: zzcarp on September 04, 2019, 03:38:20 PM
In 2016 for my friends' rehearsal dinner we walked across the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge (Hope Memorial Bridge) in Cleveland back to our hotel. The coolest part is the "Guardians of Traffic" sculptures at the end. It also connects the West Side Market to Jacobs Field on the downtown side with a panoramic view of downtown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge)

Street view:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4894754,-81.693394,3a,75y,31.97h,91.8t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUGfaA4nPnO87g_94vL2twA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DUGfaA4nPnO87g_94vL2twA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D50.917118%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4894754,-81.693394,3a,75y,31.97h,91.8t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUGfaA4nPnO87g_94vL2twA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DUGfaA4nPnO87g_94vL2twA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D50.917118%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: JMoses24 on January 12, 2020, 03:45:34 PM
Since my last posting, I have walked across most of the Skydance Pedestrian Bridge in OKC. (The north end is closed for construction of the Scissortail Park.)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 12, 2020, 03:51:12 PM
I recently walked over the Wawona Covered Bridge while hiking out in Yosemite. 
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Flint1979 on January 12, 2020, 05:25:30 PM
Croswell Swinging Bridge - Croswell, Michigan
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEVIN_224 on March 28, 2020, 04:29:55 PM
Main Street in New Britain, CT. It spans over CT Route 72, just before the split with CT Route 9.

(https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/2f/c2/gjIumu6X_t.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/gjIumu6X)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: cl94 on March 28, 2020, 05:04:49 PM
I can add the Forth Road Bridge, Humber Bridge (part), and George Washington Bridge to the list of major bridges I have crossed on foot.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEVIN_224 on March 30, 2020, 11:57:11 PM
I've crossed the Ben Franklin Bridge, back in February of 2012. Took 23 minutes with no stopping, coming back over from Camden, NJ into Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Rothman on March 31, 2020, 12:19:28 AM
I've crossed the Ben Franklin Bridge, back in February of 2012. Took 23 minutes with no stopping, coming back over from Camden, NJ into Philadelphia.
Wearing a bulletproof vest?
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Beltway on March 31, 2020, 12:30:12 AM
I've crossed the Ben Franklin Bridge, back in February of 2012. Took 23 minutes with no stopping, coming back over from Camden, NJ into Philadelphia.
Wearing a bulletproof vest?
Bring a police officer with you.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Roadrunner75 on March 31, 2020, 12:36:25 AM
I've crossed the Ben Franklin Bridge, back in February of 2012. Took 23 minutes with no stopping, coming back over from Camden, NJ into Philadelphia.
I've always wanted to do that, since I grew up in the area. Just never got around to it, and there's the logistical thing of parking nearby and still finding my car where I left it.  At least then I'd achieve the trifecta of driving across, taking PATCO and walking.
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Post by: rlb2024 on April 01, 2020, 08:48:05 PM
Memphis/Arkansas Bridge, Memphis, TN (when I was young and stupid)
Harahan Bridge, Memphis, TN
Tower Bridge, London, UK
Westminster Bridge, London, UK
St. Louis Bay Bridge, Bay St. Louis, MS
Pensacola Beach Toll Bridge, FL
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: KEVIN_224 on April 03, 2020, 09:29:39 PM
This white boy survived! I'm good! (2/23/2012)

(https://i.imgur.com/Tm9sQ7W.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: Buck87 on May 11, 2020, 07:47:32 PM
I recently added 2 of the 3 Sisters in Pittsburgh, so here's my updated list of notable bridges

- Newport Southbank Bridge (Ohio River, Cincinnati)
- Taylor–Southgate Bridge (Ohio River, Cincinnati)
- Paso del Norte International Bridge (Rio Grande River, El Paso-Juarez)
- B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing (Harpers Ferry)
- Burnside's Bridge (Antietam Creek)
- Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy (Greenville, SC)
- Roberto Clemente/6th Street Bridge (Allegheny River, Pittsburgh)
- Andy Warhol/7th Street Bridge (Allegheny River, Pittsburgh)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: formulanone on May 11, 2020, 10:09:03 PM
I can add the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49866564987_5c893f8ca6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYxbrR)

Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: StogieGuy7 on May 12, 2020, 01:07:12 PM
Not that I do this as a hobby, but two bridges that I have walked across are the Golden Gate Bridge (did a round trip) and the Tower Bridge in London.  Took the tour of the insides of the latter one and it was really interesting.
(https://i0.wp.com/nobackhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/golden-gate-bridge-690886_1280.jpg)
(https://cdn.londonandpartners.com/asset/tower-bridge-exhibition-2017-03-22-tower-bridge-r8-157-2-f1c63b12ceb1614780e718e168860d24.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: rte66man on May 12, 2020, 03:41:53 PM
I recently walked over the Wawona Covered Bridge while hiking out in Yosemite. 

Shoot, I've been across that numerous times.  Didn't know you could count it.
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: rte66man on May 12, 2020, 03:43:55 PM
I can add the Forth Road Bridge, Humber Bridge (part), and George Washington Bridge to the list of major bridges I have crossed on foot.

New Forth or old Forth (or Queensbury RR for that matter)?
Title: Re: Bridges you've walked across
Post by: rte66man on May 12, 2020, 03:46:19 PM
Lived in London for nearly 7 years so I've walked across all of the major Thames River bridges west from Tower Bridge to Battersea.  Since that was many years ago, that doesn't include the pedestrian bridge the Death Eaters destroyed in Half-Blood Prince  :bigass: :bigass:
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Post by: bulldog1979 on May 16, 2020, 07:58:46 PM
Last fall, I walked across Harvard Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Bridge)tma from Cambridge to Boston. From there, we continued southward across the Mass Pike before circling back to hit the T.
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Post by: wanderer2575 on May 16, 2020, 08:57:12 PM
I posted this in "Michigan Notes" on on the Midwest board a couple days ago, but will repeat here:

The 2020 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  It's partly about concerns with maintaining social distancing, and partly that bridge toll revenues are obviously in significant decline and the funding isn't available to cover the $300,000 in expenses.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/Mackinac_Bridge_annual_walk_2020_suspended_May_2020_690524_7.pdf
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Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 16, 2020, 11:05:04 PM
Walked across the bridge at Stevenson Creek Falls on Million Dollar Road yesterday:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49899945892_2131e97e59_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j2ugqG)0 (https://flic.kr/p/2j2ugqG) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 28, 2020, 08:45:49 PM
A new one for me today: the 1958 Wishon Dam spillway bridge.  I also hiked across the 1938 Dinkey Creek Bridge again earlier in the day.  The latter is notable since it’s likely the only wooden truss bridge ever built in California.