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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #375 on: May 02, 2017, 12:11:30 PM »

On Saturday, my wife and I took a short trip to Arkansas for our 11th anniversary.  On the way there, we took a scenic route, and that included AR-187 across the Little Golden Gate Bridge in the town of Beaver.  My wife has a fear of bridges over water, so I made sure not to tell her about this bridge until we were almost upon it.  She was brave:  even though the sound of the boards clunking underneath our car unnerved her, she was the one who took the pictures.  The bridge is one lane with wooden decking.  And yes, it's part of a state highway.





With the recent flooding in the area, Beaver Bridge looks a little different now...

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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #376 on: May 03, 2017, 03:20:42 PM »

The Cowingo Dam-Bridge? Its Also a state highway, Its pretty narrow on the bridge and trucks love taking this way. The view is nice tho  :bigass:
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #377 on: May 03, 2017, 03:51:05 PM »

On Saturday, my wife and I took a short trip to Arkansas for our 11th anniversary.  On the way there, we took a scenic route, and that included AR-187 across the Little Golden Gate Bridge in the town of Beaver.  My wife has a fear of bridges over water, so I made sure not to tell her about this bridge until we were almost upon it.  She was brave:  even though the sound of the boards clunking underneath our car unnerved her, she was the one who took the pictures.  The bridge is one lane with wooden decking.  And yes, it's part of a state highway.





With the recent flooding in the area, Beaver Bridge looks a little different now...



Yikes!!!  From the "drier days" pictures, it's likely that the approach road(s) were inundated as well.  Sympathies to anyone living or traveling in that valley.  Similar incidents have occurred in our general area in the past few months, particularly up on the Russian River near Guerneville and Rio Nido (bridges overrun, approaches washed out, etc.). 
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #378 on: May 03, 2017, 04:33:23 PM »

Tappen zee bridge, but I have not really been on many bridges.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #379 on: July 13, 2017, 02:43:17 AM »

The FM1960 bridge over Lake Houston back when it was two lanes with no shoulders or guardrails...scary as hell when you're 6.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #380 on: July 20, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »

Ye old Cape Girardeau truss bridge.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #381 on: July 20, 2017, 04:19:00 PM »

Either of the bridges at Cairo, IL.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #382 on: July 20, 2017, 08:27:57 PM »

A candidate here, while not nearly as scary as most, is the Northumberland Bridge carrying US 4 over the Hudson River between Northumberland and Greenwich, NY. 100 year-old steel deck bridge that is roughly 18 feet wide. It is NOT fun encountering a truck on that thing and 2 trucks cannot safely pass. Due to its length and difficulty in seeing one approach from the other, it should probably have signals restricting it to one-way traffic.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #383 on: July 30, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »

Portsmouth Bridge, in between Maine and New Hampshire....hey, I was 6 at the time.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #384 on: July 30, 2017, 02:06:27 PM »

The two lane SC 41 bridge over the Wando River used to be one of the scariest bridges in the Charleston area. It just got replaced by a high bridge, as it opened this Friday. It was a bridge that opened up, and the lanes were very narrow.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #385 on: October 21, 2017, 10:36:18 AM »

   
There are scarier bridges, I'm sure, and I've probably crossed some of them. But the Astoria-Megler bridge always freaks me out.   
   
   
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #386 on: October 21, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »

My Mom is scared of all big bridges.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #387 on: October 21, 2017, 03:59:09 PM »

Mackinac Bridge: It was much more unnerving to me crossing it as the driver than when I did as the passenger.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Part of this admittedly was that I would be driving over it in the dark when I was exhausted after a miserable travel day from MSP to BWI.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #388 on: October 22, 2017, 09:04:55 PM »

There are scarier bridges, I'm sure, and I've probably crossed some of them. But the Astoria-Megler bridge always freaks me out.

I've driven over it more than a few times, but it's never crossed my mind as being scary. Long, but not scary.

The scary part for me was having to deal with Oregon drivers once I crossed over it.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #389 on: October 22, 2017, 11:13:29 PM »

Mackinac Bridge: It was much more unnerving to me crossing it as the driver than when I did as the passenger.


Agreed. I think the difference with this bridge is that it seems to be so much higher than others because of the extremely flat terrain and lack of buildings around it.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #390 on: November 09, 2017, 08:54:15 PM »

That's pretty cool, apparently it is the only suspension bridge open in Arkansas.  Weird thing is that there is an article on Wikipedia about the Beaver Bridge but not Arkansas 187...  At least that's not all that high above the water table.

There is a suspension bridge near Allison in Stone County over Sylamore Creek. It formerly carried AR 14. I visited it in 1996 and drove across it. It is apparently still open to traffic.

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/stone/sylamore/

There is also a suspension bridge in Boone County that was originally an auto bridge but is now only open to pedestrians. It is very narrow.

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/boone/haggards-ford/

The construction of Greers Ferry Lake wiped out several suspension bridges. There was another suspension bridge nearby that survived the dam's construction but collapsed in 1985 when some dumbasses in a church group swang the bridge back and forth, causing it to fail.

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/cleburne/winkley/

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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #391 on: November 16, 2017, 04:45:09 PM »

swang the bridge back and forth

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