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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2018, 04:32:05 PM »

Here's one local to me.  Old Stage Rd. over the Illinois and Michigan Canal, just west of Morris, IL



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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2018, 04:38:31 PM »

Here's one local to me.  Old Stage Rd. over the Illinois and Michigan Canal, just west of Morris, IL



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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2018, 11:11:08 PM »

The 1857 Wawona Covered Bridge in Yosemite National Park.  The reason I'm showing this bridge is that it originally wasn't covered which was later added for the Stage Route to Yosemite:

IMG_0718 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2018, 06:06:42 PM »

Cross-posting from another thread...

On Saturday, my wife and I took a short trip to Arkansas for our 11th anniversary.  On the way there, we took a scenic route, and that included AR-187 across the Little Golden Gate Bridge in the town of Beaver.  My wife has a fear of bridges over water, so I made sure not to tell her about this bridge until we were almost upon it.  She was brave:  even though the sound of the boards clunking underneath our car unnerved her, she was the one who took the pictures.  The bridge is one lane with wooden decking.  And yes, it's part of a state highway.





With the recent flooding in the area, Beaver Bridge looks a little different now...



We don't live too far from here, and have that same picture, so I guess we were there the same day you were.  Went into the store at the corner which was just barely above the water level and talked to the lady running the register.  Apparently, someone there had just drowned a couple hours before our visit, so it was rather somber in there.  We take that way every time we go to Branson as we just love this bridge.

There's another wooden bridge in Benton County, AR not 25 miles from there next to War Eagle Mill.  In fact, it's about to get really busy at the end of this month with the arts and crafts festival they have there.  Lots of others in the surrounding counties as well.  Below is the location of said bridge and mill.

https://goo.gl/maps/DTKgKizED222
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2018, 07:24:42 PM »

We don't live too far from here, and have that same picture, so I guess we were there the same day you were. 

The Facebook pictures were not my own.  That was a month after our trip there; if I remember right, it's a screenshot of my wife's phone as she was looking through people's posts in our living room.

The YouTube link visible in the screenshot is of drone footage: 
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »




12th Street over BNSF Railroad near Francis, Oklahoma. Bridge was demolished in 2016, 2 days after I took these photos.
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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2018, 12:34:01 AM »

IIRC I crossed a wooden bridge to get to Bluefield Beverage in Bluefield VA/WV. We loaded soft drinks for Kroger in Atlanta. The bridge must have been reinforced b/c we came out of there with gross wts 78k+.
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2018, 11:17:28 AM »

There I s a wooden bridge over the Bricktown Canal just north of OKC boulevard near Bass Pro Shop.

Link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/35.462701,+-97.505231/@35.4626164,-97.5050668,19z/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2019, 06:44:47 PM »

There used to be quite a few small one lane wooden ones in the back roads of Central Florida and in some state parks. Many have been replaced with concrete in the last 10 years but there are a few remaining here and there. Probably dating back to the 1920s-30s.
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2019, 08:37:29 PM »

There used to be quite a few small one lane wooden ones in the back roads of Central Florida and in some state parks. Many have been replaced with concrete in the last 10 years but there are a few remaining here and there. Probably dating back to the 1920s-30s.

The newer Lainer Bridge near Dade City is still wooden if I remember right?
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2019, 09:30:25 PM »

Since this thread was revived, it doesn't look like anyone mentioned the Albion River Bridge in California, carrying SR 1. I don't have a good picture of my own, but the current bridge dates from 1944. Wartime concrete and steel shortages lead to wood being used.
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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2019, 09:39:44 PM »

A couple months back I sought out the 1938 Dinkey Creek Bridge which is the only only wooden bowstring arch structure in California:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/11/1938-dinkey-creek-bridge.html?m=1
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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2020, 09:22:50 AM »

There used to be quite a few small one lane wooden ones in the back roads of Central Florida and in some state parks. Many have been replaced with concrete in the last 10 years but there are a few remaining here and there. Probably dating back to the 1920s-30s.

The newer Lainer Bridge near Dade City is still wooden if I remember right?

Not familiar with that area but that does seem to be the case from the most recent Streetview.
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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2020, 09:55:05 AM »

There used to be quite a few small one lane wooden ones in the back roads of Central Florida and in some state parks. Many have been replaced with concrete in the last 10 years but there are a few remaining here and there. Probably dating back to the 1920s-30s.

The newer Lainer Bridge near Dade City is still wooden if I remember right?

Not familiar with that area but that does seem to be the case from the most recent Streetview.

Found it in my photo stock, steel frame with a wooden road deck:

https://flic.kr/p/RZZkWf

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Re: Wooden Bridges (Except covered ones)
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2020, 09:56:30 PM »

What about the Oliver Bridge in WI/MN?

Very much not a wooden bridge.
Could have sworn the bottom deck was wooden at some point.

We drove over it in the 90s and it was definitely wood.  the next time in the early 00s it had been paved.
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