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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #350 on: May 12, 2021, 01:53:53 AM »

Here’s one:



As someone who used to live in the area, this would have SUCKED.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #351 on: May 12, 2021, 07:33:21 AM »

Yikes!!

Too easy - Pensacola Bay Bridge (US 98) between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, FL.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #352 on: May 12, 2021, 12:51:58 PM »

That is correct!
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #353 on: May 12, 2021, 01:29:47 PM »

Alright, next up (this one should also be pretty easy):

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #354 on: May 13, 2021, 01:06:09 PM »

Here's a hint: The river this bridge crosses is well-known for one of its natural features.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #355 on: May 13, 2021, 01:17:57 PM »

Alright, next up (this one should also be pretty easy):



I’m pretty sure I know exactly what bridge this is, but I went last time.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #356 on: May 13, 2021, 01:19:10 PM »

The geology doesn't look right, but the bridge looks a lot like the one over Victoria Falls.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #357 on: May 13, 2021, 01:28:46 PM »

The geology doesn't look right, but the bridge looks a lot like the one over Victoria Falls.

That's not it, but you're on the right track.

(Interestingly, now that I think about it, that could be a helpful comment in more ways than one! :))
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #358 on: May 13, 2021, 01:50:58 PM »

That's the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge over the Niagara River Gorge between NY and Ontario. It carries Amtrak's Maple Leaf (and VIA Rail?) on the upper level, and a restricted usage NEXUS-only roadway on the lower level. The bridge is located on the site of John Roebling's famous Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #359 on: May 13, 2021, 01:53:13 PM »

That's the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge over the Niagara River Gorge between NY and Ontario. It carries Amtrak's Maple Leaf (and VIA Rail?) on the upper level, and a restricted usage NEXUS-only roadway on the lower level. The bridge is located on the site of John Roebling's famous Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge.

The overhead lighting threw me off.  Is that common for a railroad bridge?  I do suppose it makes more sense for a border crossing.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #360 on: May 13, 2021, 03:41:39 PM »

That's the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge over the Niagara River Gorge between NY and Ontario. It carries Amtrak's Maple Leaf (and VIA Rail?) on the upper level, and a restricted usage NEXUS-only roadway on the lower level. The bridge is located on the site of John Roebling's famous Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge.

 :thumbsup: That is correct. No denying an answer that specific! Photo taken at Whirlpool State Park, near here, although getting to that spot is quite a hike. No driving by on the parkway for this view!


The overhead lighting threw me off.  Is that common for a railroad bridge?  I do suppose it makes more sense for a border crossing.

Likely because of the border crossing. The fact that it's NEXUS only means it's by far the least-used of the Niagara crossings, but it's still plenty busy - and had been getting progressively busier every summer until COVID hit.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #361 on: May 13, 2021, 09:58:11 PM »

This one should be fairly easy given its rare and almost entirely unique design. My photo from summer 2020.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #362 on: May 18, 2021, 08:44:55 AM »

Surprised that this seems to be stumping people. This bridge's truss configuration is unique and is only one of (3?) surviving examples in the country.

Hint: the truss configuration shares its name with a popular brand of cereal.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #363 on: May 18, 2021, 08:59:12 AM »

You know you're a roadgeek when... Google Maps is more helpful than Google's search engine!

I was holding out since I just went, but it's been long enough: is it the Ponakin Road Bridge over the Nashua River in Lancaster, MA?
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #364 on: May 18, 2021, 09:24:41 AM »

Wow, that was an almost unbelievable coincidence. In searching for the bridge above, I happened to stumble upon none other than...



What bridge is this?

... the Tyngsborough Bridge in Tyngsborough, MA?



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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #365 on: May 18, 2021, 09:44:30 AM »

Wow, that was an almost unbelievable coincidence. In searching for the bridge above, I happened to stumble upon none other than...



What bridge is this?

... the Tyngsborough Bridge in Tyngsborough, MA?
Yes, although that didn't count.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #366 on: May 18, 2021, 09:57:08 AM »

... the Tyngsborough Bridge in Tyngsborough, MA?
Yes, although that didn't count.

Yeah, I know it didn't count - I just thought it was a crazy coincidence to find it when I wasn't even looking for it.

Also, since I guessed two, I'm going to post two (of the same bridge) once the other one is confirmed.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #367 on: May 18, 2021, 06:58:46 PM »

The Ponakin Road Bridge is correct.

The rare truss configuration is the Post truss, patented by Simon S. Post, and therefore shares its name with but is completely unrelated to Post Cereals.

The bridge is one of only 3 Post truss bridges remaining, two of which are in Massachusetts (the other is the Atherton Bridge a short distance to the south).
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #368 on: May 18, 2021, 09:49:48 PM »

... since I guessed two, I'm going to post two (of the same bridge) once the other one is confirmed.

The Ponakin Road Bridge is correct.

Alright, here's one of my all-time favorites. I couldn't pick between summer and winter, so why not both?
Should be an easy one, so I won't give any clues.

   

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #369 on: May 18, 2021, 10:02:38 PM »

Genesee Arch Bridge in Letchworth State Park.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #370 on: May 18, 2021, 10:04:20 PM »

Too easy! That is correct, you're up.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #371 on: May 18, 2021, 10:26:24 PM »

I felt a little guilty guessing, but I guess my timing was right.

I'll go with this one:

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #372 on: May 18, 2021, 10:40:07 PM »

I felt a little guilty guessing, but I guess my timing was right.

No worries. We've been progressing fairly slowly, so I'm up for a pace increase!
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #373 on: May 19, 2021, 07:53:57 AM »

I felt a little guilty guessing, but I guess my timing was right.

I'll go with this one:



I know where that is because I saw it in context in a trip report that included it, so I won’t spoil the fun for other people.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #374 on: May 19, 2021, 11:42:48 PM »

I felt a little guilty guessing, but I guess my timing was right.

I'll go with this one:



I know where that is because I saw it in context in a trip report that included it, so I won’t spoil the fun for other people.

That looks like an incredibly cool bridge! Wish I knew where it was.
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