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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #200 on: August 31, 2020, 08:40:31 AM »

Without doing any work to narrow down from "I'm almost sure that's a Mohawk River/NYS Barge Canal lock" I'm going with Lock 8 in Rotterdam/Glenville, thinking that might be the corner of Maalwyck Park in the background on the north side.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #201 on: August 31, 2020, 05:32:03 PM »

Without doing any work to narrow down from "I'm almost sure that's a Mohawk River/NYS Barge Canal lock" I'm going with Lock 8 in Rotterdam/Glenville, thinking that might be the corner of Maalwyck Park in the background on the north side.

Based on Street View, that looks right to me.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #202 on: August 31, 2020, 07:57:59 PM »

Without doing any work to narrow down from "I'm almost sure that's a Mohawk River/NYS Barge Canal lock" I'm going with Lock 8 in Rotterdam/Glenville, thinking that might be the corner of Maalwyck Park in the background on the north side.
You got it. I was trying to be tricky. Technically not a bridge. But still a bridge.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #203 on: August 31, 2020, 08:07:38 PM »

Finally I get to play one when I'm supposed to.

This is probably too easy, but I like it, so I'll use it.

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #204 on: August 31, 2020, 08:53:34 PM »

Nice picture. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos?
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #205 on: August 31, 2020, 09:39:58 PM »

Nice picture. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos?

Yes, that's the one.

The rest of my pictures from that day, which was unbelievably over 12 years ago:

https://www.teresco.org/pics/co-nm-ski-20080122-29/26/bridge.html

I have got to get back to Taos.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #206 on: August 31, 2020, 10:00:10 PM »

That whole area of the country is one where I’d like to tour some more.

I’ll post a picture in the morning at some point. Got to get one off my PC and it’s not on right now.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #207 on: September 01, 2020, 08:11:51 AM »

I’m sure this will be too easy.

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #208 on: September 02, 2020, 01:41:14 PM »

Clue #1: It's in the USA, not Greece.
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—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #209 on: September 02, 2020, 08:45:41 PM »

I had figured from contextual clues that it was probably in the US, but it's still proving harder than it should be since there's not that many divided covered bridges around.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #210 on: September 02, 2020, 10:32:46 PM »

I had figured from contextual clues that it was probably in the US, but it's still proving harder than it should be since there's not that many divided covered bridges around.

The clues i have, Railroad crossing, double barrel covered bridge, and it is in the usa and not "greece"
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #211 on: September 02, 2020, 10:55:29 PM »

I had figured from contextual clues that it was probably in the US, but it's still proving harder than it should be since there's not that many divided covered bridges around.

The clues i have, Railroad crossing, double barrel covered bridge, and it is in the usa and not "greece"
Looks like a small town in a hilly but not mountainous area. So it could be New England, certain parts of Appalachia, or even the Driftless Area of the Midwest (though the lad who posted it is from Virginia so I doubt that).
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #212 on: September 02, 2020, 11:03:04 PM »

I have no idea, but I was thinking the "not Greece" hint meant it's in or near a place named something like Athens or Sparta.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #213 on: September 03, 2020, 07:36:05 AM »

Jim is on the right track in general as to what the previous clue denoted. Obviously I don’t want to be more specific than that lest I give it away.

Clue #2: It’s not located in the same state in which the original bridge was built.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #214 on: September 03, 2020, 08:52:05 AM »

Jim is on the right track in general as to what the previous clue denoted. Obviously I don’t want to be more specific than that lest I give it away.

Clue #2: It’s not located in the same state in which the original bridge was built.

Philippi Covered Bridge. I did not find it by thinking West Virginia formerly part of VA, i was looking for other terms that could work..."side by side covered bridge" worked.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #215 on: September 03, 2020, 09:06:39 AM »

Jim is on the right track in general as to what the previous clue denoted. Obviously I don’t want to be more specific than that lest I give it away.

Clue #2: It’s not located in the same state in which the original bridge was built.

Philippi Covered Bridge. I did not find it by thinking West Virginia formerly part of VA, i was looking for other terms that could work..."side by side covered bridge" worked.

You are correct! The "Greece" reference in the prior clue was to the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC in which the members of the Second Triumvirate defeated Caesar's assassins at Philippi in Macedonia. Interestingly, there was also a Battle of Philippi in 1861 at the town where the covered bridge is located. My second clue denoted that when the original bridge was built, the town was in Virginia. ("Original bridge" denoting that it has been substantially rebuilt due to a fire.) There's a story that President Davis met Abraham Lincoln on that bridge at some point to discuss peace terms, but it's almost certainly not true.

Of course, the name of the town in West Virginia is not pronounced the same as the one in Greece—the former ends with a long "e" sound, the latter with a long "i" sound.

Had I needed to give a third clue, I was thinking about something along the lines of, "Viatologists use the wrong name for the highway system served by this bridge." A clue like, "SteveG1988 would have to use an alternate route just to the south" is a useless clue because it's hardly unusual for truck drivers to have to avoid covered bridges.

I'm genuinely surprised it took as long as it did for someone to get this one, simply because I thought that bridge is fairly well-known on the forum due to being the last covered bridge on the system of US Routes (or the "US Numbered Highway System")—which was also the gist behind the unneeded third clue, of course. I don't mean that to be poking fun of anyone for not getting it, mind you; I'm kind of glad to have posted something that proved challenging.
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"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #216 on: September 03, 2020, 10:08:04 AM »

Jim is on the right track in general as to what the previous clue denoted. Obviously I don’t want to be more specific than that lest I give it away.

Clue #2: It’s not located in the same state in which the original bridge was built.

Philippi Covered Bridge. I did not find it by thinking West Virginia formerly part of VA, i was looking for other terms that could work..."side by side covered bridge" worked.

You are correct! The "Greece" reference in the prior clue was to the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC in which the members of the Second Triumvirate defeated Caesar's assassins at Philippi in Macedonia. Interestingly, there was also a Battle of Philippi in 1861 at the town where the covered bridge is located. My second clue denoted that when the original bridge was built, the town was in Virginia. ("Original bridge" denoting that it has been substantially rebuilt due to a fire.) There's a story that President Davis met Abraham Lincoln on that bridge at some point to discuss peace terms, but it's almost certainly not true.

Of course, the name of the town in West Virginia is not pronounced the same as the one in Greece—the former ends with a long "e" sound, the latter with a long "i" sound.

Had I needed to give a third clue, I was thinking about something along the lines of, "Viatologists use the wrong name for the highway system served by this bridge." A clue like, "SteveG1988 would have to use an alternate route just to the south" is a useless clue because it's hardly unusual for truck drivers to have to avoid covered bridges.

I'm genuinely surprised it took as long as it did for someone to get this one, simply because I thought that bridge is fairly well-known on the forum due to being the last covered bridge on the system of US Routes (or the "US Numbered Highway System")—which was also the gist behind the unneeded third clue, of course. I don't mean that to be poking fun of anyone for not getting it, mind you; I'm kind of glad to have posted something that proved challenging.

The Sheetz in the background was the clue I was working on but I didn't get to WV with it yet lol
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #217 on: September 03, 2020, 10:25:17 AM »

The Sheetz in the background was the clue I was working on but I didn't get to WV with it yet lol

Heh, I was quite careful which photo I chose because there was a gas station just to the left of my vantage point when I took that photo and its sign says "Mountaineer Mart." It's partly visible in one of my photos and it would have given it away instantly! (The picture was taken on October 20, 2017, and I haven't passed that way again since then, so I don't know for certain whether that gas station is still there under the same name. Google Maps suggests it is.)
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #219 on: September 04, 2020, 04:44:18 AM »

Gandy Bridge in Tampa?
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #220 on: September 04, 2020, 02:36:52 PM »

That is a cool setup. I really like reversible facilities.
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #222 on: September 04, 2020, 07:42:57 PM »

It is the Thomas A. Mathis bridge near seaside, NJ. After a reverse image search brought me to a photographer from seaside’s Instagram, I just needed to scroll down to find the picture.

As a side note, why is there a signal head facing the wrong way for the draw span? I can only assume that maybe it is for contraflow for hurricanes, but why would the draw span need to open in that event?
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #223 on: September 04, 2020, 08:38:30 PM »

It is the Thomas A. Mathis bridge near seaside, NJ. After a reverse image search brought me to a photographer from seaside’s Instagram, I just needed to scroll down to find the picture.

As a side note, why is there a signal head facing the wrong way for the draw span? I can only assume that maybe it is for contraflow for hurricanes, but why would the draw span need to open in that event?

I was thinking it might've been that bridge earlier but the railings didn't match. Now that you posted this I went back on GSV to take another look. The columns under the bridge are a perfect match!

https://goo.gl/maps/sn5wssfDVownvFEP7
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Re: The Guess That Bridge thread!
« Reply #224 on: September 04, 2020, 08:39:00 PM »

It is the Thomas A. Mathis bridge near seaside, NJ. After a reverse image search brought me to a photographer from seaside’s Instagram, I just needed to scroll down to find the picture.

As a side note, why is there a signal head facing the wrong way for the draw span? I can only assume that maybe it is for contraflow for hurricanes, but why would the draw span need to open in that event?

You got it.
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