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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #151 on: October 27, 2020, 01:36:32 AM »

Had a look at the 1856 Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge which used to span the Middle Fork Feather River before it was moved in 1966 during the creation of Lake Oroville.  Bidwell Bar Bridge was apparently opened to vehicle traffic until the mid-1950s before it was taken out of service.  I'm fairly certain this was first suspension bridge in California and is it kind of amazing to me that it survived the floods in the 1860s.  Now it's sitting about Lake Oroville at Bidwill Canyon Marina:

IMG_0702 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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IMG_0707 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr


Suffice to say the replacement Bidwell Bridge on CA 162 is quite the looker:

IMG_0677 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0610 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I guess since they moved the bridge, they probably didn’t make new anchorages, hence the supports at the bottom. Should be cool to see it fre-standing, as it did whilst it was in its original place.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #152 on: October 27, 2020, 08:15:50 AM »

^^^

My assumption was that it probably way cheaper to stabilize the structure that way than to build new anchorages. 
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2022, 02:23:40 AM »

Here's one. It used to be some railroad bridge that carried freight trains from Tarboro to Farmville. It's ironic of how this structure is still standing.


https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6149524,-77.6004457,3a,15.9y,231.74h,79.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjk9lWm838HyuadNaYsEXcA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #154 on: January 23, 2022, 08:43:43 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #155 on: January 23, 2022, 08:57:56 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #156 on: January 23, 2022, 09:04:13 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #157 on: January 23, 2022, 09:20:23 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #158 on: January 23, 2022, 09:24:36 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #159 on: January 23, 2022, 09:30:57 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #160 on: January 23, 2022, 09:33:30 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #161 on: January 23, 2022, 09:36:55 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.

Yes, and I'm just telling you how annoying it is to see so many worthless North Carolina Google Maps posts.  Try contributing something meaning for once, it is way more fun.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #162 on: January 23, 2022, 10:05:40 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.

Yes, and I'm just telling you how annoying it is to see so many worthless North Carolina Google Maps posts.  Try contributing something meaning for once, it is way more fun.
Will do.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2022, 10:15:43 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.

Yes, and I'm just telling you how annoying it is to see so many worthless North Carolina Google Maps posts.  Try contributing something meaning for once, it is way more fun.
Will do.

I sure hope, you don't seem to get it when people give you critical feedback.  You sure ruined this thread when others actually put serious contributions into it.  Sometimes letting a thread stay dormant is far better than wasting everyone's time with fluff.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #164 on: January 23, 2022, 10:18:09 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.

Yes, and I'm just telling you how annoying it is to see so many worthless North Carolina Google Maps posts.  Try contributing something meaning for once, it is way more fun.
Will do.

I sure hope, you don't seem to get it when people give you critical feedback.  You sure ruined this thread when others actually put serious contributions into it.  Sometimes letting a thread stay dormant is far better than wasting everyone's time with fluff.
I try to not create so many threads when asking stuff. I search for existing threads and find where my ideas fit the best in before creating another one.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #165 on: January 23, 2022, 10:27:32 PM »

This bridge is half abandoned before a new interchange was built with I-74 in 2008. I wonder what will happen to this bridge when it gets replaced!

https://goo.gl/maps/j8s6dnfLzRGZ4J5c9

It would be a lot cooler if you actually went out and took a photo..just sayin.
Don't go out that much, I only go out occasionally. But yeah, if I took a photo it would be a lot nicer!

Does it really count as a find if you aren't going out to confirm the Google Image?  At minimum it isn't all exciting viewing a bunch of Google Images.
I guess so? Although it's better than nothing.

I think nothing is better than spamming North Carolina Google Images on so many boards.
Alright, if you say so, I was just asking questions.

Yes, and I'm just telling you how annoying it is to see so many worthless North Carolina Google Maps posts.  Try contributing something meaning for once, it is way more fun.
Will do.

I sure hope, you don't seem to get it when people give you critical feedback.  You sure ruined this thread when others actually put serious contributions into it.  Sometimes letting a thread stay dormant is far better than wasting everyone's time with fluff.
I try to not create so many threads when asking stuff. I search for existing threads and find where my ideas fit the best in before creating another one.

Again, if you don't have anything worthwhile to add perhaps you should refrain from posting.  I can assure you the majority of us interested in abandoned bridges would be far more appreciative of someone actually going out to document them.  We get enough of this Google Image crap on Facebook groups like Roadgeekery and Freewayjim.  I know this is blunt feedback, but it almost feels like you're in denial and making excuses to just post fluff. 
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #166 on: January 23, 2022, 10:32:28 PM »

Two abandoned bridges I found at the bottom of Lake Kaweah to put this thread back on track.

Pre-1933 Legislative Route Number 10 at Horse Creek:

IMG_2364 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Post-1933 Legislative Route Number 10 and early CA 198 at Horse Creek:

IMG_2401 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Tolbs, this how you should be doing threads like this.  Do us a favor and save your Google Map images.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #167 on: January 23, 2022, 10:36:57 PM »

Another notable that I found in Hawaii, the 1932 Pali Road Bridge (a viaduct) which now is partially incorporated into an overlook:

IMG_2232 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_2233 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #168 on: January 23, 2022, 10:37:19 PM »

Tolbs, this how you should be doing threads like this.  Do us a favor and save your Google Map images.
I will do that.
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