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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2022, 08:00:34 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

Itís not, nor can ever be.
I wonder what makes you say that?

Itís not fancy.  I donít even think many would disagree it is objectively non-fancy.  Also, how is I-42 in the middle of nowhere?
Because it's a Raleigh to Morehead City interstate?
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2022, 08:06:58 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

I'll add this in too: https://goo.gl/maps/DkHdGA4F1ADPZ46r6 Also a unique design.
That looks like the most plain bridge iíve ever seen. Have you looked outside of North Carolina on Google maps to find some real examples yet?
Yes see https://goo.gl/maps/BkD7NxMkKjCwCZAx9

And this https://goo.gl/maps/22hWSiiMnM3fZCKv5

I-295 is probably the nicest highway I've been on...
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2022, 08:25:26 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

Itís not, nor can ever be.
I wonder what makes you say that?

Itís not fancy.  I donít even think many would disagree it is objectively non-fancy.  Also, how is I-42 in the middle of nowhere?
I-42 is not signed on that stretch.

The AASHTO has recently approved the designation along two segments near Clayton and Goldsboro, both of which connect to existing interstate highways (I-40 and I-795 respectively).

The segment in question was upgraded a couple of years ago to interstate standards by widening the paved shoulders to 10 ft, however until the Kinston Bypass is constructed, connecting the freeway segment near Goldsboro with this one, it will not directly connect to any other interstate highway and therefore cannot be signed.
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2022, 08:53:40 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

Itís not, nor can ever be.
I wonder what makes you say that?

Itís not fancy.  I donít even think many would disagree it is objectively non-fancy.  Also, how is I-42 in the middle of nowhere?
Because it's a Raleigh to Morehead City interstate?

So youíre saying you donít have a concept of what ďthe middle of nowhere is?Ē
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2022, 08:55:41 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

I'll add this in too: https://goo.gl/maps/DkHdGA4F1ADPZ46r6 Also a unique design.
That looks like the most plain bridge iíve ever seen. Have you looked outside of North Carolina on Google maps to find some real examples yet?
In fairness, North Carolina isnít any less ďrealĒ than any other state.
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2022, 09:00:43 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

I'll add this in too: https://goo.gl/maps/DkHdGA4F1ADPZ46r6 Also a unique design.
That looks like the most plain bridge i’ve ever seen. Have you looked outside of North Carolina on Google maps to find some real examples yet?
In fairness, North Carolina isn’t any less “real” than any other state.
I never said NC isn't a "real" state. Just suggested to Tolbs to look at some other states if he couldn't find any actually fancy bridges in NC that's not just a highway overpass painted in a different color.

His second I-295 VA example looks pretty good to me.
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2022, 09:28:40 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

Itís not, nor can ever be.
I wonder what makes you say that?

Itís not fancy.  I donít even think many would disagree it is objectively non-fancy.  Also, how is I-42 in the middle of nowhere?
Because it's a Raleigh to Morehead City interstate?

So youíre saying you donít have a concept of what ďthe middle of nowhere is?Ē
Yes I do have a concept. The middle of nowhere is usually in rural areas
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2022, 09:37:51 PM »

This bridge can be fancy! I love how it has the curved steel beams where it meets with the piers. These are all over US-70 from Dover to New Bern.

It's a shame that I don't see these types of bridges being built anymore. The ones that get build now are just boring.

https://goo.gl/maps/4jfpSoi7eb34jkMT7

Itís not, nor can ever be.
I wonder what makes you say that?

Itís not fancy.  I donít even think many would disagree it is objectively non-fancy.  Also, how is I-42 in the middle of nowhere?
Because it's a Raleigh to Morehead City interstate?

So youíre saying you donít have a concept of what ďthe middle of nowhere is?Ē
Yes I do have a concept. The middle of nowhere is usually in rural areas

You clearly don't since you keep spamming us with boring bridges on heavily traveled Interstates.  But please, don't let me stop you from linking more boring things.
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2022, 09:51:52 PM »

Some random fancy/nowhere bridges...

The 1938 Dinkey Creek Bridge which I believe is the only wooden truss span left in California:

0 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The 1925 Italian Bar Bridge over Lake Redinger:

0 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The 1916 Elkhorn Avenue Bridge which I believe was the only Concrete Pony Truss Bridge ever constructed in California:

IMG_8943 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The 1923 Kaweah River Bridge on Mineral King Road:

IMG_7311 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The 1943 Arroyo Seco Bridge on Monterey County Route G16:

IMG_0852 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The Million Dollar Road Bridge at Stevenson Creek Falls.  The falls kind of make the metal deck plate pretty unique I think:

0 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The ruins of the Douglas Memorial Bridge over the Klamath River.  This was US Route 101 and the bridge was an incredibly concrete arch span.  The bear statutes really stand out given they are fairly distinct:

0 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The Briceburg Bridge over the Merced River:

IMG_1294 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Let us not forget how fancy covered bridges can be...

The Wawona Road Covered Bridge:

IMG_9739 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The Knights Ferry Covered Bridge:

0 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2022, 05:29:28 PM »

Thanks Max for actual examples of fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere. I'm surprised you missed the Bixby Canyon Bridge.

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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2022, 05:32:27 PM »

Thanks Max for actual examples of fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere. I'm surprised you missed the Bixby Canyon Bridge.



Suffice to say my desire to go out of the mainstream was highly influenced by tolbs and his brand of hyper lame Google Street View posts.

FWIW this the photo I use on my phone Lock Screen:

https://flic.kr/p/CuwEdA
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2022, 05:36:59 PM »

Great shot. One other fancy bridge in the middle of nowhere is this pipeline suspension bridge over the Mississippi.

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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2022, 08:02:53 PM »

Rupert River bridge on the James Bay highway in Quebec.
Rupert River Bridge by Dave Laird, on Flickr
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2022, 03:13:29 PM »

Morgan Chapel Rd. over the N. Pacolet River near Tryon, N.C.
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2022, 08:58:02 PM »

This is still a working draw bridge over the Fox River carrying Hwy K in Eureka WI, west of Oshkosh. Notice the lack of signals. Only gates in one direction.
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0055591,-88.8434839,3a,75y,149.19h,76.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqAaqjn8cSAS0NVeLp2DuYA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!5m1!1e1
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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2022, 10:14:10 PM »

John James Audubon Bridge carrying Louisiana Highway 10:



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Re: Fancy bridges in the middle of nowhere
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2022, 10:59:47 PM »

This is still a working draw bridge over the Fox River carrying Hwy K in Eureka WI, west of Oshkosh. Notice the lack of signals. Only gates in one direction.
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0055591,-88.8434839,3a,75y,149.19h,76.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqAaqjn8cSAS0NVeLp2DuYA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!5m1!1e1

In that direction there is a flasher prior to the gate, although in this view the gate is hidden with the poor resolution image.  https://goo.gl/maps/qGHesPtJAnzZQJEe8

And a gate in the other direction, with a flashing red light *after* the gate. https://goo.gl/maps/hT4H3f3itmgYEAwj9
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