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Frankenstein bridges

Started by NE2, February 08, 2015, 12:06:04 AM

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thefraze_1020

The I-5 overpass over WA-20 in Burlington, WA.

It started out being built in 1955 as twin 2-lane overpasses, then widened into one bridge in the mid-70's to accommodate on- and off-ramp lanes.

https://www.google.com/maps/@48.470678,-122.34228,3a,75y,69.68h,95.42t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sF6ncthDb1wbeybUYHwxm3g!2e0!6m1!1e1?hl=en
Alright, this is how it's gonna be!


SteveG1988

The long bridge over the potomac river in DC was built in 1903 with girders from the lower trenton bridge (now the trenton makes bridge) with a center swing truss span. In 1943 they removed the trenton bridge side spans and replaced them with new girders.
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bugo

I found the original plans for the old US 71 Ouachita River bridge.

Here is the link to a PDF file with the plans for the bridge. It proves that the bridge was built as-is and wasn't pieced together at a later time. It's just an unusual and possibly unique bridge.

Nobody is on the level of the devil.

CtrlAltDel

Quote from: SteveG1988 on May 02, 2015, 08:47:56 AM
http://bridgehunter.com/ky/fayette/clays-ferry/

Interstate 75, Clay's Ferry bridge

"Built 1946 as part of US 25; twin span added 1963 as part of I-75; both spans widened in 1998 to form a single six-lane bridge"

I know this post is old, but I had no idea the bridge was cobbled together. The piers look pretty cool:

I-290   I-294   I-55   (I-74)   (I-72)   I-40   I-30   US-59   US-190   TX-30   TX-6

Road Hog

I had no idea US 71 even came close to the Ouachita River unless it was over a tiny tributary in a culvert.

bugo

Quote from: Road Hog on July 18, 2023, 09:01:32 PM
I had no idea US 71 even came close to the Ouachita River unless it was over a tiny tributary in a culvert.

Here's the original US 71 Ouachita River bridge.





Nobody is on the level of the devil.

SteveG1988

Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 18, 2023, 12:20:04 PM
Quote from: SteveG1988 on May 02, 2015, 08:47:56 AM
http://bridgehunter.com/ky/fayette/clays-ferry/

Interstate 75, Clay's Ferry bridge

"Built 1946 as part of US 25; twin span added 1963 as part of I-75; both spans widened in 1998 to form a single six-lane bridge"

I know this post is old, but I had no idea the bridge was cobbled together. The piers look pretty cool:



Sadly the story is kind of not as cool as it looks on the surface. The only parts of the original spans in use in the 21st century are the piers.
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