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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2021, 01:10:07 PM »

The doomed West Seattle Bridge (high rise structure) passes over Harbor Island without providing access. To reach the island, you have to use the Spokane Street Bridge (aka the low bridge).

That setup has quite a bit in common with the Burlington Bay Skyway, which connects Burlington and Hamilton, ON. They both have a surface route and a "skyway" route, and they're both in heavy shipping/industry areas, the main difference being that the Ontario example is two peninsulas split by a channel rather than an actual island. The surface route, Eastport Drive, also has a liftbridge to allow ships to pass through.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2021, 05:54:21 PM »

NY 5 crosses the Isle of the Cayugas between Schenectady and Scotia, NY.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2021, 06:08:23 PM »

NY 5 crosses the Isle of the Cayugas between Schenectady and Scotia, NY.

That's a good one, and I just found another along the Mohawk River: NY 167 over Moss Island in Little Falls. So we're up to six for NY now.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2021, 09:03:17 PM »

NY 5 crosses the Isle of the Cayugas between Schenectady and Scotia, NY.

That's a good one, and I just found another along the Mohawk River: NY 167 over Moss Island in Little Falls. So we're up to six for NY now.
Don't forget NY 7 over Adams Island and Starbuck Island when crossing the Hudson.

Speaking of Isle of the Cayugas... I've actually been on that island, from NY 5 no less.  One of the things they do for new employee training is have us shadow a bridge inspection.  While we were over the island, someone (either the person who operated the equipment or the safety spotter) needed to take a break, so they lowered us down to the island while that happened.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2021, 09:49:22 PM »

31st Street Bridge Pittsburgh over Herrs Island
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2021, 10:48:11 PM »

Don't forget NY 7 over Adams Island and Starbuck Island when crossing the Hudson.

Sure enough. It was dark both times I've been on that segment of NY 7, so I guess if I knew those islands were there, I'd forgotten.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2021, 07:00:43 PM »

I-78 over the Schuylkill river in Hamburg crosses over an island.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2021, 07:17:00 PM »

Roosevelt Island east of Manhattan in New York City ... There is also a tramway ...

That was a great episode of White Collar.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2021, 10:46:53 PM »

Roosevelt Island east of Manhattan in New York City ... There is also a tramway ...

That was a great episode of White Collar.

Sylvester Stallone was filmed in the tramway car stuck over the streets below in Nightsticks.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2021, 02:40:30 AM »

The SR 520 Bridge in Seattle passes over Foster Island without touching down -- the old route did briefly run on the surface here, but the new bridge is elevated the whole way.

The US 197 bridge over the Columbia River (The Dalles Bridge) passes over several small islands, which are probably related at least in part to The Dalles Dam just upstream.
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2021, 01:06:19 AM »

Roosevelt Island east of Manhattan in New York City ... There is also a tramway ...

That was a great episode of White Collar.

Sylvester Stallone was filmed in the tramway car stuck over the streets below in Nightsticks.
Yes - I rode that tram with my son for the first time about a month ago out to Roosevelt Island and I was thinking about that scene in Nighthawks where Rutger Hauer holds people hostage on the tram.  Good movie...
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2021, 07:28:43 PM »

Interstate 205 does touch down on Government Island, Oregon, but it has no legal access.  The state had to post signs on the ped/bike path saying Pedestrians, bicycles must stay on bike path.  Can you imagine the outdoors-men dashing across freeway lanes with a fishing pole in their hands trying to get to the island?
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2021, 09:07:02 AM »

Interstate 205 does touch down on Government Island, Oregon, but it has no legal access.  The state had to post signs on the ped/bike path saying Pedestrians, bicycles must stay on bike path.  Can you imagine the outdoors-men dashing across freeway lanes with a fishing pole in their hands trying to get to the island?

That's a really unique situation. It looks like there are trails elsewhere on the island, but with no bike, foot or car access.. it must be accessed by boat only?
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2021, 05:15:08 PM »

The Kurushima Kaikyō Bridge over Japan's Inland Sea has a toll booth on Umashima Island, but no connections for cars. It does, however, have connections to its bike path.

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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2021, 06:19:29 PM »

The Kurushima Kaikyō Bridge over Japan's Inland Sea has a toll booth on Umashima Island, but no connections for cars. It does, however, have connections to its bike path.

That doesn’t appear to be a toll for automobiles, just for bikes/peds. It also appears there is a bus stop there, interesting...
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Re: Bridges over Islands
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2021, 01:04:35 AM »

Interstate 205 does touch down on Government Island, Oregon, but it has no legal access.  The state had to post signs on the ped/bike path saying Pedestrians, bicycles must stay on bike path.  Can you imagine the outdoors-men dashing across freeway lanes with a fishing pole in their hands trying to get to the island?

That's a really unique situation. It looks like there are trails elsewhere on the island, but with no bike, foot or car access.. it must be accessed by boat only?

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