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Title: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: flaroads on June 01, 2010, 06:56:20 PM
A couple of long ago abandoned truss bridges in southeastern Mississippi:

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/southeast/old_us-045_bridge_quitman_ms_01.jpg)
Old truss bridge on what was probably the first alignment of U.S. 45 south of Quitman. One has to walk through some woods to get to this bridge. Photo taken 01/10/10.

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/southeast/old_us-045_bridge_quitman_ms_02.jpg)
A full-on view looking towards the north at the old bridge. The bridge ends just north of the truss section. Photo taken 01/10/10.

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/southeast/old_us-049_bridge_brooklyn_ms_01.jpg)
A view of an old truss bridge that once linked the original alignment of U.S. 49 with the small community of Brooklyn. The second bridge (now carrying MS 149 - also former U.S. 49) is just to the west of this abandoned bridge. Photo taken 05/15/10.

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/southeast/old_us-049_bridge_brooklyn_ms_02.jpg)
Another view of the once used truss bridge that carried U.S. 49 traffic. Photo taken 05/15/10.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 01, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
Vicksburg, MS

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2131494978_3454e08e34.jpg)


Centerville, TN
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2234227638_63146b40f0.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: agentsteel53 on June 01, 2010, 09:16:29 PM
what's with Mississippi having the huge quantity of abandoned bridges?

(http://www.aaroads.com/shields/blog/photos/057512.jpg)

that is about 50 feet to the side of current US-11.

where is the one in Vicksburg?  I've never seen that one, though I've been there a couple of times.  The US-80 bridge across the Mississippi river is recently abandoned, with the I-20 bridge serving both routes.  I don't have a photo of it online currently.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 01, 2010, 09:26:39 PM

(http://www.aaroads.com/shields/blog/photos/057512.jpg)

that is about 50 feet to the side of current US-11.

Is this the one near Enterprise? I saw it a couple years ago   :)

Quote
where is the one in Vicksburg?  I've never seen that one, though I've been there a couple of times.  The US-80 bridge across the Mississippi river is recently abandoned, with the I-20 bridge serving both routes.  I don't have a photo of it online currently.

It's on Fairground St, off old US 61. Goes over the railroad yard.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: mgk920 on June 01, 2010, 11:48:43 PM
Well, I do suppose that they are a bit harder to find when they're covered with kudzu!

 :spin:

Mike
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on June 02, 2010, 12:29:09 AM
One day I was goofing around on Terraserver one day (this was pre-Google Maps) and found this suspicious looking structure crossing the river:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u126/bugo348/bigelowbridge.jpg?t=1275452011)

I was in Conway for a historic bridge exhibit at UCA so I decided to drive to Bigelow to check out the suspected bridge.  I drove about a mile down an abandoned road on top of a levee until I couldn't drive any further, then I got out and walked.  Here's what I found:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4661848673_96158268fb_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4662470336_bee0b2bf26_o.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1294/4661848521_b17d3586bb_o.jpg)

This is the Bigelow Bridge in Bigelow, AR.  It once carried a railroad and later was retrofitted for road traffic.  At one time it was part of AR 113 Spur.  Before I found the bridge, there were no pictures on the internet of this bridge and a Google search found no mentions of the bridge.  Now there are pictures by several photographers available on Bridgehunter that started showing up soon after I posted my pictures.  I like to think that I "discovered" the bridge.  Most truss bridges are known by the bridgehunting community so it's exciting to find one that was previously unknown.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 02, 2010, 10:08:41 AM
Duck River Carterville, TN
(lost to flooding May 2010)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2233438841_8d682c6c58.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2234227638_63146b40f0.jpg)

Bayou Grappe Aloha, LA
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4463246731_f65c174739.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4464024038_2eaaf10be7.jpg)

Hudson Creek near Pineville, LA
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4461883423_2a2a20c9c5.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4461883565_9ea6d4160c.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Brandon on June 02, 2010, 12:48:53 PM
Got a photo essay on one in Bureau County, Illinois on my blog.
http://midamcrossrds.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/hennepin-canal-bridge/
It's being used as part of the trail.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 02, 2010, 05:39:57 PM
Calico Rock, AR
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/2939096931_4cdd1b28eb.jpg)

Tahlequah, OK
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2130717743_c5299b3313.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/2131495214_18b3534431.jpg)

Hartford, AR
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/4495775324_729ab30c4e.jpg)

Shreveport, LA
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4500844269_fa967e4dc6.jpg)

Warrensburg, MO
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/2901061124_1ca8d18dd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Brandon on June 03, 2010, 10:57:27 AM
Bureau County, Illinois, at 2160 East and Bureau Creek.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_0812.jpg)

It's not even connected to the shore anymore.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_0814.jpg)

Another view, looking straight across.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_0813.jpg)

One good sized flood might just wash it away.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: triplemultiplex on June 04, 2010, 06:31:35 PM
On a 2007 UP vacation, I took some shots of a couple of old bridges on a former alignment of US 41/M28 in Baraga County.  The highway has reverted to an overgrown, two track gravel road that functions as a snowmobile trail in winter.
Location:
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=46.56618,-88.31905&z=15&t=S&marker0=46.54133%2C-88.53708%2Ccovington\%2C%20mi (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=46.56618,-88.31905&z=15&t=S&marker0=46.54133%2C-88.53708%2Ccovington\%2C%20mi)

First one is over the Tioga River:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/US%2053%20Oct%2005/UP%2007/UP044.jpg?t=1275689836)

Second one was partially collapsed and smaller, prefab steel bridge with a wooden deck had been placed on top of it.  It crosses Lateral Creek.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/US%2053%20Oct%2005/UP%2007/UP046.jpg?t=1275690071)

Even cooler was this spot a mile or two west of the bridges where the old highway crossed an equally long abandoned railroad.  The fact that the rails and ties are still in place after all these decades makes it pretty unique for this part of the country.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/US%2053%20Oct%2005/UP%2007/UP043.jpg?t=1275690273)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: froggie on June 05, 2010, 06:58:04 AM
Quote
Is this the one near Enterprise?

Yes it is.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 05, 2010, 09:44:06 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/2209424123_57d181e68f_o.jpg)
US 65 Pomme de Terre River north of Springfield, MO  Built 1929, Abandoned 1979, Demolished 2008

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2130715841_a7f273f678.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2130716059_1c06f8a259.jpg)
Big Springs, NE

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/3449051542_54350900eb.jpg)
Leland, MS

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2052/2460870622_057ed2957f.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2460869682_951bfb3c98.jpg)
Green Valley Creek MO 14 near Nixa, MO
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on June 05, 2010, 09:53:00 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4394169946_3eef5a0730.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4394170370_b7eb746af9.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4394169540_b514bd945f.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4394171048_bd60fa8b22.jpg)



Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on June 05, 2010, 12:42:01 PM
"Found" this bridge in 2002 along an abandoned routing of US 42 in NE Morrow County
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4671567563_a3b0357197_b.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4671567729_9c2700db6e_b.jpg)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1297/4672192824_bfbb790c4b_b.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4672192678_8237764fc3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: triplemultiplex on June 21, 2010, 01:25:25 PM
Stumbled across this beauty while trout fishing on state land in Sheboygan County recently.  It spans a tiny, unnamed Milwaukee River tributary.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/Old%20Bridge%20-%20Nichols%20Creek/IMG_0720.jpg?t=1277140240)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/triplemultiplex/Old%20Bridge%20-%20Nichols%20Creek/IMG_0721.jpg?t=1277140425)
Judging by the age of the vegetation in the path of whatever logging road used this bridge and the decay of the planks, it has be at least 50 years since it last saw a vehicle.  It might even predate WWII. I'm usually good at picking out old road grades and skid trails in the woods but in this case I could not tell where the old road went.  What a cool find.  I like how part of the fence/guard rail is still intact.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 24, 2010, 12:48:20 PM
Aw, dammit! I could've taken a pic of one that runs parallel to New York State Route 25-25A over the Nissequogue River!

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on June 24, 2010, 03:57:15 PM
This WAS a bridge... probably about 40 years ago:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1234/4731170426_1a8b68215a.jpg)

Along old US 71 near Rich Hill, MO at Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Dougtone on June 28, 2010, 06:14:38 PM
Aw, dammit! I could've taken a pic of one that runs parallel to New York State Route 25-25A over the Nissequogue River!



The rail bridge?

Or the Mill Dam Road bridge, which I don't think I've seen, even though I grew up in Smithtown.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on June 28, 2010, 06:52:57 PM
Two bridge abutments (one I have yet to photograph)

The first is the Point Pleasant-Byram Bridge over the Delaware River. The bridge, considered a money loser, was demolished (the truss portion) in Hurricane Diane in 1955.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/3069790018_da7c3d7879.jpg)

The second is the old Changewater Truss Bridge in Changewater, New Jersey. The truss bridge served the Hampton Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was dismantled in 1958, but not yet without death. Someone fell to his death from the bridge, which lasted high above Changewater. The truss bridge's large piers stand on Changewater Road, they are definitely something to see. (No photos yet)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 28, 2010, 10:15:37 PM
Aw, dammit! I could've taken a pic of one that runs parallel to New York State Route 25-25A over the Nissequogue River!



The rail bridge?

Or the Mill Dam Road bridge, which I don't think I've seen, even though I grew up in Smithtown.
No, it's north of the rail bridge, but south of the bridge that currently serves Routes 25-25A. The Mill Dam Road bridge you're thinking of is on a private road(I almost though you were talking about the one in Centerport). This looks like it might've been Old Jericho Turnpike 75-100 years ago, and could still serve as a pedestrian crossing if Suffolk County Department of Parks & Recreation would clean up the brush blocking the old ROW.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4895/oldnewny2525aovernisseq.jpg) (http://img441.imageshack.us/i/oldnewny2525aovernisseq.jpg/)

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Dougtone on July 25, 2010, 06:32:20 AM
Aw, dammit! I could've taken a pic of one that runs parallel to New York State Route 25-25A over the Nissequogue River!



Grabbed a picture of said bridge yesterday, and it's currently still on my camera.  It is a small pony truss bridge, but I'm not sure if it's the old bridge for NY 25/NY 25A, since it's so very narrow.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Alps on July 26, 2010, 07:40:13 PM
Aw, dammit! I could've taken a pic of one that runs parallel to New York State Route 25-25A over the Nissequogue River!



Grabbed a picture of said bridge yesterday, and it's currently still on my camera.  It is a small pony truss bridge, but I'm not sure if it's the old bridge for NY 25/NY 25A, since it's so very narrow.

Still there in the 1954 historic aerial next to the modern road.  Could have been the original 1920's or earlier bridge on the original road, is all I can guess.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: mobilene on September 01, 2010, 04:22:29 PM
Late to the party here, but here's my favorite abandoned bridge in Indiana, a concrete arch that carried US 40 just west of Plainfield, Indiana, until the 1930s.  Deck:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2354/2788343526_feb54a9034.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2788343526/)
Abandoned National Road/US 40 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2788343526/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

Side view -- clearly visible from the current US 40 bridge, but most people never notice it as they whiz by:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/3812468961_a8da7a48e8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3812468961/)
Abandoned US 40 bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3812468961/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

Abandoned IL 127 bridge just south of I-70:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3583125628_fb45e97095.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3583125628/)
Abandoned IL 127 bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3583125628/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3582312199_45f4b17cff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3582312199/)
Abandoned IL 127 bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3582312199/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

Abandoned, never used bridge on US 50 west of Carlyle, IL.  There are several of these in an area where US 50 was planned to be an expressway but it never materialized.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3582309187_d02631c79a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3582309187/)
Abandoned, never used US 50 bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/3582309187/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr

This isn't much of a picture of this (I thought) abandoned bridge on Old SR 37 in Indiana near Martinsville, but it's noteworthy because it's less abandoned and more private property, which I learned when the police officer came to chase me away.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/4073565513_60d3bb315d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/4073565513/)
Abandoned bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/4073565513/) by mobilene (http://www.flickr.com/people/mobilene/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 02, 2010, 07:30:44 AM
Grabbed a picture of said bridge yesterday, and it's currently still on my camera.  It is a small pony truss bridge, but I'm not sure if it's the old bridge for NY 25/NY 25A, since it's so very narrow.
Be sure to let us know when you get it out of the camera.

Still there in the 1954 historic aerial next to the modern road.  Could have been the original 1920's or earlier bridge on the original road, is all I can guess.
That's pretty much what I was thinking. Is the map online, or do I have wait for another return trip to New York to find it in a library's historic archives?


Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Chris on September 04, 2010, 08:59:13 AM
This is what I like about the United States. You wouldn't find much abandoned stuff in Europe, especially not the Netherlands which tend to be compulsively neat to perfect everything.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 29, 2014, 11:49:59 AM
This is an old thread, but I have to revive it. I found something very interesting while doing some research on the old Newark City Subway. East of the Orange Street station is a four-lane divided highway bridge over the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Main Line between Orange Street and I-280. What was that supposed to be?

(http://i.imgur.com/xzsQ0Gb.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: SteveG1988 on May 29, 2014, 09:48:27 PM
This is an old thread, but I have to revive it. I found something very interesting while doing some research on the old Newark City Subway. East of the Orange Street station is a four-lane divided highway bridge over the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Main Line between Orange Street and I-280. What was that supposed to be?

(http://i.imgur.com/xzsQ0Gb.jpg)

It was NJ58

http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/nj/nj_58/

Fixed quote. (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=4000.0) - rmf67
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: freebrickproductions on June 14, 2014, 07:36:53 PM
Here's one down at Ditto Landing in Huntsville, AL. There's also a "Road Work Ahead" sign facing the bridge that's left over from when they were building a new bridge on US 231 over the Tennessee River.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14236379540_324fb664e2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nG2aDE)
Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nG2aDE) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14236522457_c80d3f0d45.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nG2U8K)
Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nG2U8K) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14422974085_920076bcb6.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nYvvGZ)
Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nYvvGZ) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14422973925_d0c7a0f9a4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nYvvEe)
Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nYvvEe) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ElPanaChevere on June 30, 2014, 03:52:15 AM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/6871926.jpg)
Victory Bridge, Old US 90 Apalachicola River, Chattahoochee, Florida.

This came to mind. I love how it just STOPS in the middle of the Apalachicola River...like, why take out half the bridge and leave the other half there?  :confused:
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: SteveG1988 on June 30, 2014, 01:53:38 PM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/6871926.jpg)
Victory Bridge, Old US 90 Apalachicola River, Chattahoochee, Florida.

This came to mind. I love how it just STOPS in the middle of the Apalachicola River...like, why take out half the bridge and leave the other half there?  :confused:

http://anniemayhem.com/portfolio/victorybridge01.html

According to that site it is used as a walkway for a fishing pier, and USGS river survey equipment in the middle of the river.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ElPanaChevere on June 30, 2014, 02:03:58 PM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/6871926.jpg)
Victory Bridge, Old US 90 Apalachicola River, Chattahoochee, Florida.

This came to mind. I love how it just STOPS in the middle of the Apalachicola River...like, why take out half the bridge and leave the other half there?  :confused:

http://anniemayhem.com/portfolio/victorybridge01.html

According to that site it is used as a walkway for a fishing pier, and USGS river survey equipment in the middle of the river.

Okay, thanks. I was thinking of the Gandy Bridge/OLD US 92 in Tampa, which is used for the same purpose. It would have been nice if this bridge had the same fate.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 09, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
Here's one along US 72 between Florence, AL and Killen, AL:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14428055708_fc6ac7ce84.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nYXyib)
Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nYXyib) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: SteveG1988 on July 09, 2014, 04:29:38 PM
When i was up in grand forks ND for the military there was an abandoned bridge i kept meaning to check out, looked like a small truss, but there was private property around it, didn't want to risk anything back then (nowadays i would actually go and check it out)

http://goo.gl/maps/W4JlV
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Roadrunner75 on July 29, 2014, 10:51:23 PM
Not really a 'find', but there's always the Beesley's Point Bridge just south of Somers Point, NJ (former/about to be former US9).
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=39.293424,-74.618325&spn=0.000033,0.026157&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=39.293907,-74.622207&panoid=EvI6ENgAR5h1L0lJdVZxZg&cbp=12,278.68,,0,1.8 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=39.293424,-74.618325&spn=0.000033,0.026157&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=39.293907,-74.622207&panoid=EvI6ENgAR5h1L0lJdVZxZg&cbp=12,278.68,,0,1.8)
When are they getting around to permanently signing US9 over the Garden State Parkway bridge?

The fishing pier that was part of the old Mantoloking Bridge (CR 528) between Brick Township and Mantoloking, NJ:
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=40.040616,-74.05622&spn=0.000008,0.006539&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.040616,-74.05622&panoid=kMtY-IqEH7b70q0t5aigjw&cbp=12,170.29,,0,0.86 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=40.040616,-74.05622&spn=0.000008,0.006539&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.040616,-74.05622&panoid=kMtY-IqEH7b70q0t5aigjw&cbp=12,170.29,,0,0.86)


Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on July 30, 2014, 10:50:17 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2793/4495775324_729ab30c4e_z_d.jpg)
Old railroad bridge near Hartford, AR

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3142/2460869682_951bfb3c98_z_d.jpg)
Old Hwy 14 near Nixa, MO

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5291/5566031188_e499525dd1_z_d.jpg)
Hattiesburg, MS

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8120/8656661414_5fbeb4a2da_z_d.jpg)
Old US 190 near Krotz Springs, LA

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2264/2131495886_c6cede0c13_z_d.jpg)
Old US 62 near Tahlequah, OK
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 31, 2014, 08:55:38 PM
Here's an abandoned railroad bridge in SW Huntsville, AL:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/9580807302_9158f909d6.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fAC9dN)
Abandoned Railroad Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/fAC9dN) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/9580807164_bc05306186.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fAC9bq)
Abandoned Railroad Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/fAC9bq) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

And here's an abandoned railroad bridge in NE Huntsville:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14611702617_c2bfd2c025.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ogbN8c)
Abandoned Railroad Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/ogbN8c) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14611595418_2734b2bd23.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ogbffW)
Abandoned Railroad Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/ogbffW) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/14798224185_aa18e47999.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oxELui)
Abandoned Railroad Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/oxELui) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Roadrunner75 on July 31, 2014, 10:59:49 PM
Not abandoned....although it once was after an earthquake...my favorite on Old 66 the Colorado Street Bridge:

I see your really cool arch road bridge and raise you a railroad arch bridge (not abandoned either):
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.622103,-75.777002&spn=0.000008,0.006539&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.621861,-75.778093&panoid=1xYLuvBzbQ-5GeN3mH_Lug&cbp=12,41.62,,0,-4.39 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.622103,-75.777002&spn=0.000008,0.006539&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.621861,-75.778093&panoid=1xYLuvBzbQ-5GeN3mH_Lug&cbp=12,41.62,,0,-4.39)

...and one actually abandoned:
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=40.936081,-75.103483&spn=0.000016,0.013078&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.936322,-75.103562&panoid=HQL9qzU5uf6qXSdLTP6OBg&cbp=12,325.63,,0,-3.1 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=40.936081,-75.103483&spn=0.000016,0.013078&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.936322,-75.103562&panoid=HQL9qzU5uf6qXSdLTP6OBg&cbp=12,325.63,,0,-3.1)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: triplemultiplex on August 02, 2014, 12:06:56 PM
The Patridge Creek Bridge....which someone sent me on another forum, never had the patience to double back from Ashfork to I-40.

(http://forums.ghosttowns.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8760&d=1365957523)

That is a really cool picture.  Love the tree growing out of the roadway.  And the clouds in the evening make it look a little foreboding and extra abandoned.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: freebrickproductions on August 02, 2014, 12:25:48 PM
Here's an abandoned bridge I found in Brewster, NY:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.410415,-73.622388&ll=41.410423,-73.622355&spn=0.000802,0.002064&num=1&t=h&z=20

And here's an abandoned bridge in Atlanta, GA:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.752163,-84.397285&num=1&t=h&z=20
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Alex on August 02, 2014, 12:44:16 PM

Okay, thanks. I was thinking of the Gandy Bridge/OLD US 92 in Tampa, which is used for the same purpose. It would have been nice if this bridge had the same fate.

The old Gandy Bridge (Friendship Trail Bridge) is slated to be demolished due to deterioration. It was closed in 2008.

Hillsborough says it will demolish Friendship TrailBridge (http://tbo.com/news/politics/hillsborough-says-it-will-demolish-friendship-trail-bridge-20140113/)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Duke87 on August 02, 2014, 05:06:51 PM
Here's an abandoned bridge I found in Brewster, NY:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.410415,-73.622388&ll=41.410423,-73.622355&spn=0.000802,0.002064&num=1&t=h&z=20

If you look at street view at the east end (https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B024%2737.5%22N+73%C2%B037%2720.6%22W/@41.409366,-73.620355,3a,15y,285.6h,80.12t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sjo9-Psua-a8gpj09gW-ZLw!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0), the image is from August 2012 and construction signage says the bridge is closed "July 21 until further notice". The road does appear slightly overgrown, though, so that sign could be a couple years old in that image.

I would guess that this bridge probably was deemed unfit for traffic after a safety inspection and is now sitting in limbo waiting for the town of Southeast to either find the money to replace it or decide to permanently remove it.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Roadrunner75 on August 03, 2014, 01:36:46 AM
Remaining segment of an old bridge along Route 1A in Rhode Island:
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.449514,-71.440787&spn=0.000064,0.052314&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=41.448834,-71.450022&panoid=Pxr-c_09GprqnmNtERCYCQ&cbp=12,94.11,,0,-1.07 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.449514,-71.440787&spn=0.000064,0.052314&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=41.448834,-71.450022&panoid=Pxr-c_09GprqnmNtERCYCQ&cbp=12,94.11,,0,-1.07)

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: froggie on August 04, 2014, 10:43:06 AM
Quote from: SteveG1988
When i was up in grand forks ND for the military there was an abandoned bridge i kept meaning to check out, looked like a small truss, but there was private property around it, didn't want to risk anything back then (nowadays i would actually go and check it out)

http://goo.gl/maps/W4JlV

Looks to me like the bridge and approach roadways are still public domain.  As a side note, were you in the Air Force up there?

Quote from: DesertDog
The replacement for the Arch Bridge which was torn down when I-40 was completed over the Colorado:

(http://forums.ghosttowns.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8547&d=1365875764)

Nice train catch...
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: D-Dey65 on January 22, 2015, 10:39:47 PM
Here's an abandoned bridge I found in Brewster, NY:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.410415,-73.622388&ll=41.410423,-73.622355&spn=0.000802,0.002064&num=1&t=h&z=20
Damn! If that road were still open, you could go from the Harlem Line towards the Beacon Line almost in a straight line!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 18, 2015, 04:35:33 PM
Found this in Opelika, AL along Grand National Parkway:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/442/19619719110_a266d8daca.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vTJbX9)Abandoned Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/vTJbX9) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96431468@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Brandon on July 22, 2015, 12:41:13 PM
Surprised I never posted this one.  We had a roadmeet photo at it.

Division Street at the Des Plaines River, Lockport/Crest Hill, Illinois:

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_1865.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/100_1865.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_1864.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/100_1864.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/100_1868.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/100_1868.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Brian556 on July 22, 2015, 12:53:20 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14428055708_fc6ac7ce84.jpg)

Notice the strange triple guardrail with red stripes. There's one in Denton, Tx; and since it's incorrect, I didn't expect to see another one.
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.156292,-97.1052,3a,75y,351.48h,83.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sM0flNgovmyJkQfuiHarMiQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DM0flNgovmyJkQfuiHarMiQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D100%26h%3D80%26yaw%3D163.38817%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@33.156292,-97.1052,3a,75y,351.48h,83.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sM0flNgovmyJkQfuiHarMiQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DM0flNgovmyJkQfuiHarMiQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D100%26h%3D80%26yaw%3D163.38817%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656)

There was originally a standard wood type 3 barricade here. It was replaced when it rotted and fell down.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: rte66man on July 27, 2015, 09:02:01 PM
The US277 bridge across the Canadian River at Newcastle, OK in November 2011, about 6 months before the tornado tore it up.  Built in 1929, it was abandoned upon completion of the "new" US62 bridge just to the east of it.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/19882259430_0177ed293d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: jmd41280 on March 19, 2016, 11:05:15 PM
Not sure if abandoned bridges that are usually underwater count, but here is the Great Crossings Bridge (built in 1818) that carried the National Road over the Youghiogheny River in Somerfield, PA.  The bridge (and Somerfield) were submerged in the 1940s when the Youghiogheny Dam was built downstream.  Periodically (during periods of lake drawdown or severe droughts), the bridge and the foundations of Somerfield will be visible.  The bridge has held together very well for being 198 years old and having been submerged for almost 70 of them.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1591/24440127380_a66edff8ac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DeG3oy)
Great Crossings Bridge (1818), from site of the town of Somerfield (https://flic.kr/p/DeG3oy) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1545/24642101371_b8a3f8ba12_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DxxddK)
Great Crossings Bridge (1818) (https://flic.kr/p/DxxddK) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1454/24440069120_25f51e0916_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DeFK55)
Stonework of the Great Crossings Bridge (1818) (https://flic.kr/p/DeFK55) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1506/24439994460_ef11866249_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DeFmSQ)
Great Crossings Bridge (1818), exposed by drawdown of Yough River Lake (https://flic.kr/p/DeFmSQ) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1556/24439981640_451141049a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DeFi4N)
Great Crossings Bridge (1818), exposed by drawdown of Yough Lake (https://flic.kr/p/DeFi4N) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: jwolfer on March 20, 2016, 04:02:08 PM
I didn't get a picture because it was almost dark and I was short on time..... US301 over the Savannah River between SC and GA.. Has a long bridge over the floodplain.. Looks pretty cool. The new road is built on berms for a lot of it
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: cl94 on March 23, 2016, 06:56:55 PM
I have pictures somewhere, but there's this one in Angola, NY (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6997917,-78.9406909,138m/data=!3m1!1e3) over Eighteenmile Creek. Access road for it is 1/4 mile W of US 20. It is open for pedestrian traffic, but the north end doesn't really lead anywhere.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on March 30, 2016, 11:05:11 AM
Not quite abandoned are the Ozark Trail / State Road A-7 bridges near Marked Tree, Arkansas. There are a total of 4 bridges between Marked Tree and Tyronza dating back to the early 1920's

(https://scontent.fmci1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/12523944_10207739873847272_4432067146032513776_n.jpg?oh=6550c3bd5a8156770a52d2a33d88eac9&oe=579344F3)
Tyronza

(https://scontent.fmci1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12524242_10207720828491150_4790381881409618025_n.jpg?oh=e316f92923520da566af2d7270640e10&oe=578B00DC)
Marked Tree

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: cl94 on June 15, 2016, 10:55:59 PM
I have pictures somewhere, but there's this one in Angola, NY (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6997917,-78.9406909,138m/data=!3m1!1e3) over Eighteenmile Creek. Access road for it is 1/4 mile W of US 20. It is open for pedestrian traffic, but the north end doesn't really lead anywhere.

Alright, I found my pictures. All taken last July.

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7309/27665818086_18df81cb99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J9JxRy) (https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7446/27700288495_980c838228_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JcMdGX)

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7327/27087758294_8c11534259_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgDQPq) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7686/27087758344_bc4faa0dd1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgDQQh)

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7703/27087756604_a185ac02a2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgDQjh)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: noelbotevera on June 15, 2016, 11:27:13 PM
I had a covered bridge map of Bedford County, PA and we visited a couple interesting ones. I remember two of them and they were abandoned: the Bowser Bridge and the Cuppets Bridge. Both had been abandoned due to deterioration.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Fred Defender on July 18, 2016, 02:12:00 PM
There are a number of neat old abandoned bridges in Ohio. This one is near the town of Zoar, not too far south of Canton. The "new" bridge which carries Tuscarawas County Rd 82 was built in the early-to-mid 1960's, I believe.
 
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f221/SharpestJim/IMG_4186_zpsnqesnwij.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/SharpestJim/media/IMG_4186_zpsnqesnwij.jpg.html)

There's another, even cooler one nearby:

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=ohio/zoarville/
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: 1995hoo on October 26, 2016, 07:32:27 AM
WTOP-FM has this slideshow of "Ghost Roads: Haunted, forgotten bridges of Maryland and Virginia." In previous years as Halloween approached they highlighted abandoned or old roads in DC; this year, they went to the suburbs and beyond.

http://wtop.com/local/2016/10/ghost-bridges-haunted-forgotten-spans-md-va/slide/1/
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ColossalBlocks on December 24, 2017, 09:27:30 PM
I apologize in advance for bumping.

There's an old two-span truss bridge over the Black River in Hendrickson, Missouri that sits abandoned and overgrown with kudzu on an old alignment of US 67.

https://bridgehunter.com/mo/butler/hendrickson/ (https://bridgehunter.com/mo/butler/hendrickson/)

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: MCRoads on December 24, 2017, 11:27:12 PM
Near exit 140, there is a disused truss Bridge, but if you dont Ming going off reading, I think you can still drive across it!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on December 25, 2017, 09:19:23 AM
There's one at Lee Creek in Van Buren, about 20 miles from me.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on December 26, 2017, 09:46:41 PM
There are a bunch of abandoned bridges in Oklahoma. They have the habit of building new bridges and leaving the old bridges standing. Which is a great thing for me.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Marf on December 29, 2017, 06:25:28 PM
Not hidden, but there used to be one near US 1 in Brunswick, ME.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on December 29, 2017, 07:42:28 PM
I just found an old truss bridge near Inola, Oklahoma. It is a rather large humpback through truss bridge that is about 175' long that is sitting over a small creek. It is not listed on bridgehunter.com and I don't think anybody in the road community knows about it. I'm going to go check it out in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on December 29, 2017, 07:56:40 PM
I just found an old truss bridge near Inola, Oklahoma. It is a rather large humpback through truss bridge that is about 175' long that is sitting over a small creek. It is not listed on bridgehunter.com and I don't think anybody in the road community knows about it. I'm going to go check it out in a couple of days.

I'm interested.  The only reference I can find to an abandoned bridge in that area is a smaller pony truss over Inola Creek from 1910.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on December 29, 2017, 09:04:02 PM
I should know something in a couple of days. I'll post about it here and on Bridgehunter and Facebook once I get some information confirmed.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 30, 2018, 08:42:59 AM
The 1910 Merced River Bridge on Signed County Route J18:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/39081288935_7bc79e0278_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22xtPCt)IMG_2111 (https://flic.kr/p/22xtPCt) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4759/39268702204_4ec9a5b59c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3n4J)IMG_2112 (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3n4J) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4651/39268695314_3313d88c4c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3k1W)IMG_2117 (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3k1W) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/39268694194_784f40ab6f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3jFC)IMG_2118 (https://flic.kr/p/22Q3jFC) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: texaskdog on January 30, 2018, 08:58:12 AM
There are a couple of old bridges from Granger Lake in Texas that were put on a walking path.  I have pictures but have never had luck posting on this page.  Also there is the Moore's Crossing bridge which was put on Burleson Road in Austin before the road was rerouted, and was used on the show "The Leftovers".
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on March 16, 2018, 09:03:07 PM
I recently discovered this bridge in Wagoner County, OK. It crosses an old channel of the Verdigris River. This is the bridge I mentioned earlier in this thread.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4783/40760468362_147b440acb_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4777/26932521628_4b60a4e93b_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4776/40760580462_9cf9e488bf_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4772/38992540430_472b3bdf5e_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4777/25931057027_879fd12735_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4771/26932675778_fc627e0751_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4785/40802732691_a69cf1d083_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: cjk374 on March 30, 2018, 11:09:36 PM
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgMLTw3

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmf9ZgAX

I have been busy the last couple of days.  :sombrero:
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on March 31, 2018, 01:21:55 AM
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgMLTw3

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmf9ZgAX

I have been busy the last couple of days.  :sombrero:

I already told you in chat, but that's a hell of a find.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: cjk374 on March 31, 2018, 07:16:12 AM
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgMLTw3

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmf9ZgAX

I have been busy the last couple of days.  :sombrero:

I already told you in chat, but that's a hell of a find.

The truss bridge I found yesterday I found using bridgehunter.com. It had information, but no pictures. I wasn't expecting to find THAT. Lol!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kurumi on March 31, 2018, 02:17:14 PM
Thompsonville Bridge (old CT 190); ironwork removed c. 1971 after current CT 190 bridge opened. There's better access and viewing from the east bank as shown. I didn't see any ceremonial signs at either side.

(https://i.imgur.com/g1ASwwU.jpg)

Looks like part of a Super Mario level
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on March 31, 2018, 07:00:00 PM
The truss bridge I found yesterday I found using bridgehunter.com. It had information, but no pictures. I wasn't expecting to find THAT. Lol!

Did you get pictures?
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Flint1979 on March 31, 2018, 07:23:23 PM
Abandoned bridge just south of the Gordonville Road bridge (which is visible in the picture) in Midland, Michigan
(http://historicbridges.org/truss/smithscrossing/little_pict0546.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: cjk374 on March 31, 2018, 07:50:26 PM
The truss bridge I found yesterday I found using bridgehunter.com. It had information, but no pictures. I wasn't expecting to find THAT. Lol!

Did you get pictures?

It should be one of the links I posted above.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Richard3 on May 01, 2018, 11:36:28 PM
Since so much time I travel the ON-401, I saw that bridge for the first time when I came from North Carolina last Saturday.  Didn't have time to take pictures, so I'll have to rely on Google Maps to let you see. It's over the Hoople Creek, just after exit 770 EB on ON-401, close to Ingleside, Ontario, Canada.

https://goo.gl/maps/RKPnXiyC5hE2

With Google Street View, this time.  Hard to see, with the sun's reflect.

https://goo.gl/maps/bbzAT2wHATA2

Same point of view, but zoomed in.  The bridge is right in the center of the picture.

https://goo.gl/maps/Z5gqjQgVg172
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: jmd41280 on May 05, 2018, 10:33:15 PM
This is the abandoned Bellaire Toll Bridge that spans the Ohio River between Bellaire, OH and Benwood, WV.  This bridge has been abandoned since 1991 but has not yet been demolished.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8586/28239526206_7c5bcc2342_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K2qXhS)
Abandoned Bellaire Bridge (1926) (https://flic.kr/p/K2qXhS) by Jon Dawson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmd41280/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on May 06, 2018, 10:45:19 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/955/40049851720_a4b59f5f9b_z_d.jpg)

More of a concrete culvert than a bridge, along the old Jefferson Highway north of Pattonsburg, MO
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: crispy93 on May 07, 2018, 09:47:18 AM
Here's an abandoned bridge in Beacon, NY from the 1870s, when the city was the Village of Matteawan: (https://imgur.com/qu34jG6.jpg)

And here's one in Somers, built in 1904, not far from I-684: (https://i.imgur.com/HOgskOp.png)

There's also a couple of abandoned bridges along the Beacon rail line in Dutchess County, NY, including one over the Metro-North.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Rothman on May 07, 2018, 12:21:23 PM
I believe the old bridge that connected West Prestonsburg, KY to Prestonsburg, KY is still there (Bridge Street).  My aunt and uncle used to live right near the west end of it.  Always wondered how it fell out of use, even with the newer bridge connecting to now KY-114 (Old US 23/460).

Don't know when I will be back down there to take a picture.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 25, 2018, 10:41:15 PM
Went to see the 1916 Elkhorn Avenue Bridge today on Fresno Slough:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/853/42740136155_c365640218_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/287Nnre)0 (https://flic.kr/p/287Nnre) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on July 29, 2018, 12:47:44 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/840/42901409334_7a9fb27fd6_z_d.jpg)
Old US 66
Groom, TX
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ilpt4u on August 05, 2018, 11:26:41 PM
The old Mill Street Bridge in Danville, IL has yet to be mentioned here

https://bridgehunter.com/il/vermilion/bh43966/

It is kinda neat, checking it out from the ground in the park below it

Further South...

The New Harmony, IN bridge to IL across the Wabash has not been mentioned, either. I believe it used to carry US 460, before being Decommissioned in IL and IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Harmony_Toll_Bridge

And parallel and to the North of I-64, crossing the Wabash between IL and IN, is an abandoned rail bridge
https://goo.gl/maps/TkAxtPi1xoN2
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Tom958 on August 13, 2018, 07:58:59 PM
US 129 is being widened between Talmo and Gainesville, GA, and I stopped to get some photos of the existing 1940 bridge over Allen Creek, which clearly won't survive the widening. To my delighted surprise, I found the 1940 bridge's precursor hiding in the brush less than 300 feet away. I'm too lazy to post photos unless someone asks real nice, but here it is, barely visible on Streetview (https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1939011,-83.7193457,3a,15y,245.89h,86.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGGqpJBvRTtZyP6hqzMLzpg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). The weird thing about it was that it was very similar in design to the 1940 bridge, as though it had been constructed less than twenty years earlier. Apparently the state's idea of how important that highway was changed decisively sometime in the '30's.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on August 19, 2018, 08:38:05 AM
Here's a tiny bridge in Polk County, Arkansas that once carried US 270 over a tributary of the Ouachita River. It was hard to get a good picture of the entire structure because of brush.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1814/43223718195_2dbb493f1f_c.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1847/43223718425_56ffde3582_c.jpg)

Here's a bench mark that is embedded in the bridge, if you're into that kind of thing.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1882/44130687401_a18fa4bf35_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on August 19, 2018, 08:43:34 AM
This is what I like about the United States. You wouldn't find much abandoned stuff in Europe, especially not the Netherlands which tend to be compulsively neat to perfect everything.

You'd love Oklahoma. The state is full of truss bridges, even on major state highways. Often, they will abandon an old bridge in place instead of removing it. So there are dozens of trusses in Oklahoma that are just sitting there. There are also quite a few abandoned highways. I doubt the Dutch would have much patience for such things.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on August 19, 2018, 08:52:03 AM
This is another abandoned bridge next US 270, along its concurrency with US 71 just east of Acorn, Arkansas. It was on a former alignment of US 71-270.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1886/43223887275_7a6213c024_c.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1898/43223887735_030b355fb4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: edwaleni on September 12, 2018, 02:22:53 PM
US50, then IL-250 for a little while.  Over Big Muddy and Little Muddy Creek near Clay City, IL.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/29702833367_5b0c2056ae_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1871/30770973058_f7e5428571_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/44591024182_9b2c012874_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on September 30, 2018, 11:31:11 PM
Stumbled upon the ruins of the 1885 Firebaugh Drawbridge today which used to be on 12th Street and replaced the 1854 Firebaugh's Ferry:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmorP1sL

Bridgehunter has the specs on the 1885 Firebaugh Drawbridge:

https://bridgehunter.com/ca/fresno/bh64021/
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: US71 on December 12, 2018, 09:30:56 AM
This is another abandoned bridge next US 270, along its concurrency with US 71 just east of Acorn, Arkansas. It was on a former alignment of US 71-270.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1886/43223887275_7a6213c024_c.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1898/43223887735_030b355fb4_c.jpg)

Is this on the abandoned part east of 71?
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on December 12, 2018, 09:56:51 AM


Is this on the abandoned part east of 71?

It is just east of Acorn, south of the modern highway.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Richard3 on December 12, 2018, 11:36:21 AM
Here's a view of a not-really-abandoned bridge, in Chateauguay, QC, along the chemin St-Bernard (St. Bernard road). Images are from Google Earth.

In the 1970's, plenty of highway projects were flourishing in province of Quebec.  Among them, there was A-30 extension from south shore of Montreal to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, then to the US border close to NY-30 at Trout River. The original ROW was along the QC-132, from the A-15, across Candiac, Ste-Catherine and St-Constant, then in Kahnawake First Nation, still along the 132 to Mercier Bridge approaches, then along the 138 to the Blind Lady's Hll Road, connecting to Old Chateauguay Road, then chemin St-Bernard, in Chateauguay, and becoming boulevard de Lry afterwards, (the actual QC-132 in Lry).  Some investments were already done when the project was definitely killed, like a double bridge along Chemin St-Bernard, built for the two carriageways of the future A-30. Registered as P-01720, the northwest bridge actually holds a bike path while chemin St-Bernard still use the southeast bridge.

(https://richard3.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/stbernardchateauguayqc.jpg)
...both bridges from bird's eye view

(https://richard3.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/stbernardchateauguayqc2.jpg)
...the "bike path" bridge, from chemin St-Bernard's one.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: rte66man on December 24, 2018, 08:51:16 PM
In Oklahoma, US266 east of Dewar.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/45729453704_bf013038df.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cEXpoY)IM000096 (https://flic.kr/p/2cEXpoY)

In Tennessee, old US51 north of Trimble approaching the Obion River.  The bridge is inaccessible except with a 4 wheel drive.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/46402181582_a05e4b366c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dGpiXu)IM000162 (https://flic.kr/p/2dGpiXu)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on January 28, 2019, 01:53:53 PM
found an abandoned bridge in fresno ca

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8334719,-119.9654606,145m/data=!3m1!1e3

found it via bridge hunter.com

so i also found this because of that site

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9029729,-93.3103865,328m/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on January 28, 2019, 02:16:57 PM
found an abandoned bridge in fresno ca

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8334719,-119.9654606,145m/data=!3m1!1e3

found it via bridge hunter.com

so i also found this because of that site

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9029729,-93.3103865,328m/data=!3m1!1e3

remember about this abandoned railroad bridge in carlotta , ca i came across

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5374954,-124.0620703,3a,49y,241.14h,83.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIxQQP9cH-_FSST19gDG_eg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on January 29, 2019, 08:40:46 AM
You don't "find" bridges on Bridgehunter. I love Bridgehunter, but it is sort of like cheating. The bridges I posted above were not on Bridgehunter until I discovered them via satellite photography and I visited the bridge sites and took pictures of the structures. Before Bridgehunter and satellite photography, finding bridges was an adventure. I used county maps and looked for possible truss bridges and drove to the sites. There was no way to verify if the bridge was still there or if there ever was an interesting bridge there until you visit the site in the field. Another tactic that occasionally paid off was stopping at a local gas station and asking the clerk if they knew of any old bridges in the area. There was a lot of letdown and heartbreak but when I did discover a bridge, it was a rush like no other. Visiting the two bridges I posted above was the closest thing to that feeling that I've had since Bridgehunter and Google Maps and its contemporaries. It was an amazing feeling when you were on a road you had never been on and you round a curve and a truss that you didn't know was there appears out of nowhere or you visited a site in the field and found a truss. I drove many miles and down many county roads and state highways looking for bridges. I came home empty handed many times and I visited many potential sites just to be let down by an ugly modern bridge. It was trial and error.

On the other hand, I lived in a metropolitan area in 2001 and 2002. When Bridgehunter came online, I saw pictures of many bridges in the metro that I had no idea were there. If Bridgehunter had existed in its current form then, I would have visited and photographed dozens of bridges, many which have been torn down since I moved away. The modern internet has been a double edged sword and whether the hobby is better now or then is all opinion. I think it has been both good and bad. Since I am older and don't have as much time to visit possible bridge sites, having the resources has been invaluable. I'm glad Bridgehunter and satellite photography are there today but I'm also glad that I got to experience the pre-internet era when you had to gamble and drive long miles in the hopes of finding an old truss from the 1800s.

The internet has changed the game completely.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 29, 2019, 10:35:39 AM
To fair the Fresno County Bridge two posts above isnt really accessible due to private property unless you want to float a canoe down the San Joaquin River. 
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on January 31, 2019, 06:27:14 PM
found an abandoned arch bridge in cedar creek in.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.357724,-84.9406724,3a,75y,29.17h,74.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8qE0s2CHGyVXlB3exqCHJg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

also here is a site which a picture of the truss bridge i was looking for.

http://eerie-indiana.blogspot.com/2014/01/abandoned-cedar-grove-bridge-franklin.html

the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on January 31, 2019, 06:42:43 PM
some in live oak florida

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.384697,-83.175761,3a,51.8y,97.61h,86.92t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sApVYclIsQTvkySdQNTcP5g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DApVYclIsQTvkySdQNTcP5g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D63.27028%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100?hl=en&authuser=0

and another.

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.3980899,-82.9378754,3a,16.4y,142.3h,88.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svJZnEK-BbosaK7oSzTLXbw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on January 31, 2019, 11:18:24 PM
Capital letters please.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 03:21:50 AM

(http://www.aaroads.com/shields/blog/photos/057512.jpg)

that is about 50 feet to the side of current US-11.

Is this the one near Enterprise? I saw it a couple years ago   :)

Quote
where is the one in Vicksburg?  I've never seen that one, though I've been there a couple of times.  The US-80 bridge across the Mississippi river is recently abandoned, with the I-20 bridge serving both routes.  I don't have a photo of it online currently.

It's on Fairground St, off old US 61. Goes over the railroad yard.

found another abandoned bridge in viscksburg ms. it's a swing bridge too!

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4878941,-90.8173832,205m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 03:30:01 AM
found two abandoned bridge culverts in vance ms

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0927032,-90.3405764,3a,26.1y,143.46h,81.97t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1spezozmauABqtHnYLwcKsDA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DpezozmauABqtHnYLwcKsDA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D120.81862%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 03:33:13 AM
has this one been said before!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2818988,-95.2105837,614m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 04:10:06 AM
abandoned bridge culverts in brandon sd

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5242659,-96.5980162,3a,75y,359.77h,84.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sEQzdpQULEX-M_BVTuxepEg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DEQzdpQULEX-M_BVTuxepEg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D46.094875%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

here's another!

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3242763,-96.5291653,145m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

this one is on the national register of historic places!

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3860166,-96.5213463,158m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

here's another in brandon sd

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5293026,-96.6003076,145m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on February 01, 2019, 06:19:00 AM
I said capital letters, dude. It's hard to read your posts. It is common courtesy.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Flint1979 on February 01, 2019, 09:42:18 AM
This is the Ditch Road Bridge in Saginaw County that collapsed due to an ice storm.

(https://bridgehunter.com/uploads/comments/05/5408/5408-001-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Flint1979 on February 01, 2019, 09:50:33 AM
Another Saginaw County bridge. This one is still intact but long abandoned.

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2637091,-83.9923604,66m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 01, 2019, 09:06:14 PM
ttps://www.google.com/maps/@38.8981644,-89.4199689,144m/data=!3m1!1e3

found one in greenvile il

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Richard3 on February 02, 2019, 05:32:47 PM
Close to ten years ago, I did many entries on my blog about a bridge located on a small road that was open until the 1970's, and then was replaced by the Gerin Road, a more modern one.  That old road connected two villages in the Mauricie region, St. Justin, and Ste. Ursule.  The blog entries are in French, sorry about that.  But the pictures are in the language you want.

Here are the links; once there, just click on the pictures for larger views.

The first one shows the bridge itself, and the surroundings.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/)

The second one shows the roadway from St. Justin to Ste. Ursule as it is now.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/)

The last one shows the same roadway, as of now, but in the other direction.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ErmineNotyours on February 02, 2019, 08:50:06 PM
Close to ten years ago, I did many entries on my blog about a bridge located on a small road that was open until the 1970's, and then was replaced by the Gerin Road, a more modern one.  That old road connected two villages in the Mauricie region, St. Justin, and Ste. Ursule.  The blog entries are in French, sorry about that.  But the pictures are in the language you want.

Here are the links; once there, just click on the pictures for larger views.

The first one shows the bridge itself, and the surroundings.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/)

The second one shows the roadway from St. Justin to Ste. Ursule as it is now.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/)

The last one shows the same roadway, as of now, but in the other direction.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/)

Weird.  Google will translate it to English for a second, and then it goes back to French.  The owner of the webpage does not want it to be translated.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Richard3 on February 03, 2019, 03:09:29 PM
Close to ten years ago, I did many entries on my blog about a bridge located on a small road that was open until the 1970's, and then was replaced by the Gerin Road, a more modern one.  That old road connected two villages in the Mauricie region, St. Justin, and Ste. Ursule.  The blog entries are in French, sorry about that.  But the pictures are in the language you want.

Here are the links; once there, just click on the pictures for larger views.

The first one shows the bridge itself, and the surroundings.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/23/la-route-gerin-1-lancien-pont/)

The second one shows the roadway from St. Justin to Ste. Ursule as it is now.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/24/la-route-gerin-2-de-saint-justin-a-sainte-ursule/)

The last one shows the same roadway, as of now, but in the other direction.
https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/ (https://richard3.net/2010/03/30/la-route-gerin-3-de-sainte-ursule-vers-saint-justin/)

Weird.  Google will translate it to English for a second, and then it goes back to French.  The owner of the webpage does not want it to be translated.

I am the owner of the webpage; is there something I can do to make that translation work?
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 04, 2019, 02:37:03 PM
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!

here is the address on google maps

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1625116,-111.2864117,145m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 04, 2019, 02:55:26 PM
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!

here is the address on google maps

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1625116,-111.2864117,145m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!


edit found another bridge that is preety much identical!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1163607,-111.0978998,680m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

heres another totaly different in design to the other two!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1009747,-110.9869096,145m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 08, 2019, 07:34:13 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.6039527,-119.4666225,3a,20.4y,209.87h,84.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3XjpIp6I0If42d8vsIUaWw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

some abandoned bridge culverts.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 11, 2019, 03:52:03 PM
found this awesome abandoned truss railroad bridge in goliad tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.6618097,-97.3890831,175m/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 11, 2019, 04:50:43 PM
found this awesome abandoned truss railroad bridge in goliad tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.6618097,-97.3890831,175m/data=!3m1!1e3

followed the line and fome some bridge culverts

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.523786,-97.6019971,146m/data=!3m1!1e3

then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.4830649,-97.6571181,3a,60y,313.84h,89.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVRQOKAYashWO0y5IRbtHPw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on February 11, 2019, 04:53:54 PM
You don't "find" bridges on Bridgehunter. I love Bridgehunter, but it is sort of like cheating.

Apparently danthecatrafficlightfan "finds" them on Google, though...
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 11, 2019, 05:11:04 PM
You don't "find" bridges on Bridgehunter. I love Bridgehunter, but it is sort of like cheating.

Apparently danthecatrafficlightfan "finds" them on Google, though...
tbh i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 12, 2019, 01:56:53 PM
found this abandoned bridge outside beeville tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.3135815,-97.7002043,180m/data=!3m1!1e3

however i  did check bridge mapper and i thought it was already on there but it wasn't
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 12, 2019, 02:01:57 PM
Abandoned bridges were a lot more fun when we were posting stuff wed find out on the roads, this google image stuff has gotten long in the tooth. 
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 12, 2019, 02:32:56 PM
found this abandoned bridge outside beeville tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.3135815,-97.7002043,180m/data=!3m1!1e3

however i  did check bridge mapper and i thought it was already on there but it wasn't

found another not on bridge hunter in normanda tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.5145107,-97.7784061,145m/data=!3m1!1e3

found anotherin tuleta tx

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.5732637,-97.8006227,175a,44.3y,5.45t/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: MNHighwayMan on February 12, 2019, 02:48:39 PM
Abandoned bridges were a lot more fun when we were posting stuff wed find out on the roads, this google image stuff has gotten long in the tooth.

You mean to tell me that going out and actually seeing abandoned bridges (or, failing that, at least seeing good pictures someone else took) is way more interesting? No way! ;-)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 12, 2019, 05:33:01 PM
Abandoned bridges were a lot more fun when we were posting stuff wed find out on the roads, this google image stuff has gotten long in the tooth.

You mean to tell me that going out and actually seeing abandoned bridges (or, failing that, at least seeing good pictures someone else took) is way more interesting? No way! ;-)

No shit, Sherlocks.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 12, 2019, 05:35:01 PM
Abandoned bridges were a lot more fun when we were posting stuff wed find out on the roads, this google image stuff has gotten long in the tooth.

You mean to tell me that going out and actually seeing abandoned bridges (or, failing that, at least seeing good pictures someone else took) is way more interesting? No way! ;-)

No shit, Sherlocks.

For what its worth I plan on posting my photos from this last weekend of the 1850s Bidwell Bar Bridge which was on the Middle Fork Feather River...hopefully that puts us back on track. 
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 12, 2019, 05:42:57 PM
Abandoned bridges were a lot more fun when we were posting stuff wed find out on the roads, this google image stuff has gotten long in the tooth.

You mean to tell me that going out and actually seeing abandoned bridges (or, failing that, at least seeing good pictures someone else took) is way more interesting? No way! ;-)

No shit, Sherlocks.

For what its worth I plan on posting my photos from this last weekend of the 1850s Bidwell Bar Bridge which was on the Middle Fork Feather River...hopefully that puts us back on track.

Yeah that sounds like a decent idea to not make this thread a lockable affair.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 13, 2019, 12:26:32 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:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7843/46142539455_3a68681487_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2diszp6)IMG_0702 (https://flic.kr/p/2diszp6) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/40091301163_3eefc73334_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245Jp5p)IMG_0704 (https://flic.kr/p/245Jp5p) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/40091478473_410c86f31f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245KiMt)IMG_0707 (https://flic.kr/p/245KiMt) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr


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

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7877/46332387904_97bcb28765_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dAeAJd)IMG_0677 (https://flic.kr/p/2dAeAJd) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47056283281_0805833e61_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ)IMG_0610 (https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: rte66man on February 21, 2019, 07:29:50 PM
Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47171311091_b1235f7643.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSnin6)

Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on February 22, 2019, 01:25:43 AM
This is not the only abandoned truss bridge with missing spans in Oklahoma. There is truss span near I-44 southwest of OKC that was destroyed by a tornado with only one extant span. This one is near Bernice. I don't get it either. It doesn't make sense to me. Things like this make me shake my head and say "It's Oklahoma." There are so many things in Oklahoma that make zero sense, but I've found it futile to try to understand and make rational observations of strange things about the state. Oklahoma is strange...in some ways this is an awesome strange but a bad strange in others. If I've learned anything in the dozen years or so I've lived in Oklahoma is that there are no hard rules and some things don't make sense.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190222/62aac93b3898825988c0ae104d7aaad1.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on February 22, 2019, 01:33:13 PM
My question is this:  Why would the state or city spend money to remove it?
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Flint1979 on February 22, 2019, 04:45:00 PM
Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47171311091_b1235f7643.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSnin6)

Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 24, 2019, 03:04:28 PM
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on February 24, 2019, 07:02:47 PM
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3
Dude, it's hard to read your all-lowercase posts. That shift key won't bite you. This is not a text message or an AIM message.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on February 24, 2019, 07:03:44 PM
lying*
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on February 25, 2019, 02:25:06 PM
all-lowercase posts.

Just think of it as "Throwback Jake Bear Style" posting.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 26, 2019, 10:50:21 PM
Here is an abandoned bridge piers  in Goliad Tx  over jefferson st.

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.6633307,-97.3868693,3a,48.3y,341.17h,88.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1OjhsuhR7NYeA1qG4CNl0g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: SteveG1988 on February 27, 2019, 10:30:00 AM
Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47171311091_b1235f7643.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSnin6)

Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.

http://www.newson6.com/story/30856546/flooding-wipes-out-part-of-iconic-mayes-county-bridge
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 27, 2019, 04:00:29 PM
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6465804,-95.4012945,147m/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on February 27, 2019, 04:18:11 PM
the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on February 27, 2019, 06:02:10 PM
the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!

Okay.

Also here's one in Endee, NM

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1153041,-103.1587829,169m/data=!3m1!1e3

And another one south.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1079513,-103.2798498,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Could this be the remains of an old bridge?
 it's hard to tell but it looks like one.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1233726,-103.4603693,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1400379,-103.5029895,152m/data=!3m1!1e3

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.154657,-103.5396933,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

line ended in Tucumcari so i followed it south of my original location and found that the just keep on coming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.123603,-103.1401087,164m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here's an abandoned road bridge that i found by surprise sandwiched between route 66 and the interstate 44

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1802101,-103.0584215,302m/data=!3m1!1e3

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 03, 2019, 05:23:16 PM
the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!

Okay.

Also here's one in Endee, NM

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1153041,-103.1587829,169m/data=!3m1!1e3

And another one south.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1079513,-103.2798498,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Could this be the remains of an old bridge?
 it's hard to tell but it looks like one.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1233726,-103.4603693,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1400379,-103.5029895,152m/data=!3m1!1e3

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.154657,-103.5396933,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

line ended in Tucumcari so i followed it south of my original location and found that the just keep on coming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.123603,-103.1401087,164m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here's an abandoned road bridge that i found by surprise sandwiched between route 66 and the interstate 44

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1802101,-103.0584215,302m/data=!3m1!1e3

Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1447542,-103.0980555,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

So here we go with the next bridge.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2002543,-102.9256665,168m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Here's another one just down the line.

Literally!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2008992,-102.9112834,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Here's another one

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2066131,-102.8826335,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2185456,-102.8545035,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0



Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 03, 2019, 05:52:36 PM
My god its an Alanland length quotation. 
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: oscar on March 03, 2019, 06:12:12 PM
Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):

(http://www.alaskaroads.com/McCarthyRd-GilahanaRivBridge+oldRRtrestle-800px-07212012_DSC3040.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 03, 2019, 11:09:09 PM
Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):

(http://www.alaskaroads.com/McCarthyRd-GilahanaRivBridge+oldRRtrestle-800px-07212012_DSC3040.jpg)

looks like it could collapse at any moment
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: oscar on March 03, 2019, 11:31:38 PM
Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):

looks like it could collapse at any moment


Looks rickety. But until 1938, it carried heavy ore trains with no issues. Now, it only has to support its own weight.

The National Park Service lets pedestrians walk under the trestle, but not on it.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 04, 2019, 04:13:18 PM
found an abandoned bridge in amarillo tx that streetview goes under!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1892385,-101.9668491,3a,60y,18.49h,89.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sflxd4DuTYfcJluRfhZV1ng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

proof it's abandoned

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1894106,-101.9666589,551a,35y,18.49h/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0


Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: kphoger on March 04, 2019, 04:30:53 PM
Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!
Another one!
Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!
Literally!
Another one!
found an abandoned bridge in amarillo tx that streetview goes under!

And here we go again with the gratuitous exclamation points!

Closing your sentence with one doesn't make it any more exciting!
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on March 06, 2019, 01:18:36 AM
Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!
Another one!
Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!
Literally!
Another one!
found an abandoned bridge in amarillo tx that streetview goes under!

And here we go again with the gratuitous exclamation points!

Closing your sentence with one doesn't make it any more exciting!

and using all lowercase letters is just annoying and it is hard to read.

I sometimes posted in all lowercase letters for about the first month I was online and I quickly grew out of it.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: rte66man on March 20, 2019, 06:10:47 PM
Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47171311091_b1235f7643.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSnin6)

Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.

http://www.newson6.com/story/30856546/flooding-wipes-out-part-of-iconic-mayes-county-bridge

So the answer is the span got swept off the piers in the 2015 flood, landed downstream, and they are going to leave it there.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ghYHZ on October 01, 2020, 12:46:16 PM
Here's a nice old concrete bridge at St. George's Newfoundland. It was along the original highway.....still under construction down the west coast of the island to the ferry terminal at Port-aux-Basques when this map was issued in 1949....the year Newfoundland became part of Canada.

An adjacent two lane bridge replaced this one and the Trans Canada Highway has long bypassed this section of road. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50304723736_47a87279a8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jDfRM3)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50399063922_1726921fcb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMAnPY)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50398904021_80fb4499cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMzyi4)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50398908261_26bc769424_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMzzya)

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: bugo on October 14, 2020, 03:50:52 AM
Here's a nice old concrete bridge at St. George's Newfoundland. It was along the original highway.....still under construction down the west coast of the island to the ferry terminal at Port-aux-Basques when this map was issued in 1949....the year Newfoundland became part of Canada.

An adjacent two lane bridge replaced this one and the Trans Canada Highway has long bypassed this section of road. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50304723736_47a87279a8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jDfRM3)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50399063922_1726921fcb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMAnPY)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50398904021_80fb4499cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMzyi4)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50398908261_26bc769424_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jMzzya)
That's a great bridge. What are the coordinates?

Western Electric Model 500

Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: ghYHZ on October 14, 2020, 08:31:07 AM
That's a great bridge. What are the coordinates?

Here you go....

Google Maps:   https://www.google.ca/maps/@48.4438362,-58.4365632,428m/data=!3m1!1e3

Streetview:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@48.4431851,-58.436952,3a,60y,348.12h,88.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syHo9rZEToXHdBamxMmRVuA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: MCRoads 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:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7843/46142539455_3a68681487_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2diszp6)IMG_0702 (https://flic.kr/p/2diszp6) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/40091301163_3eefc73334_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245Jp5p)IMG_0704 (https://flic.kr/p/245Jp5p) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/40091478473_410c86f31f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245KiMt)IMG_0707 (https://flic.kr/p/245KiMt) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr


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

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7877/46332387904_97bcb28765_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dAeAJd)IMG_0677 (https://flic.kr/p/2dAeAJd) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47056283281_0805833e61_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ)IMG_0610 (https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

I guess since they moved the bridge, they probably didnt 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.
Title: Re: Abandoned bridge finds
Post by: Max Rockatansky 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.