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Author Topic: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges  (Read 2614 times)

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Re: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2018, 08:44:35 PM »

The Carpenters Bluff bridge over the Red River east of Denison, Texas. Until it was replaced earlier this year, it was originally built for the railroad with a wooden roadway attached to the side (sort of like the Harahan at Memphis). When the RR was abandoned (IIRC in the 60's), the rr deck was converted to a one lane roadway and the attached road deck was closed to all but Bikes and pedestrians.  I have some photos that I will try to get posted.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7565327,-96.4133708,798m/data=!3m1!1e3


I'm under the impression that that bridge is going to be preserved as a foot crossing. I hope that is true.
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Re: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2018, 12:47:56 AM »

This bridge over the Carbon River was pressed into service as a one-lane detour route while the highway bridge was rebuilt.  This was after the railroad was abandoned but before it was built out as a trail.
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Re: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2019, 07:23:50 AM »

The Carpenters Bluff bridge over the Red River east of Denison, Texas. Until it was replaced earlier this year, it was originally built for the railroad with a wooden roadway attached to the side (sort of like the Harahan at Memphis). When the RR was abandoned (IIRC in the 60's), the rr deck was converted to a one lane roadway and the attached road deck was closed to all but Bikes and pedestrians.  I have some photos that I will try to get posted.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7565327,-96.4133708,798m/data=!3m1!1e3


I'm under the impression that that bridge is going to be preserved as a foot crossing. I hope that is true.

Found the photos:











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Re: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2019, 12:48:26 AM »

Although not a highway bridge, the former CNE/New Haven Poughkeepsie Bridge is now a walkway over the Hudson.
The same was done with the "Big Four" (CCC&SL, later New York Central) rail bridge that crosses the Ohio River between Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN.
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Re: Railroad bridges converted into road bridges
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2019, 08:54:49 PM »

I spotted this streetview from June 2013 of the St.Louis Bridge in St. Louis Sask. https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9227001,-105.8062181,3a,75y,344.41h,87.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saIvC1AiiV1dSzyqVxb4uzw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Wikipedia mentionned it opened first as a railroad bridge in 1915 with highway path added in 1928. SK-2 used that bridge to cross that river until it was rerouted to a newer span in 2014. I don't know if the old span is still there.
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