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Author Topic: Orphaned State Built Bridges  (Read 3265 times)


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Re: Orphaned State Built Bridges
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2019, 12:20:17 AM »

Truth be told I'm not certain if the Division of Highways built the 1912 Basso Bridge but I know for certain it was part of CA 132 and LRN 110 when it was adopted in 1933.  The Old Basso Bridge was restored by Caltrans and converted into a pedestrian bridge over the Tuolumne River:

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Ooh, black and white Type 3 object markers instead of black and yellow ones. Haven't seen too many of those in a long time, other than leftover ones painted on old bridges in Florida and South Carolina.

I don't know if SCDOT or it's predecessors had anything to do with it, but Steve Alps has images of the old northbound lane bridge on US 17 over the Tullifinny River on his site:


And so do I:


They're all private property now, so I'm a bit concerned that the neglect will lead to their collapse and the death of some fishermen and nearby churchgoers, and what not.



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Re: Orphaned State Built Bridges
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2019, 07:02:36 PM »

The old two-lane bridge that carried US-24 (Telegraph Road) over Stony Creek north of Monroe, MI was never removed after Telegraph was widened to 4 lanes and its intersection with M-125 (former US-25) was reconfigured.




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Re: Orphaned State Built Bridges
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2019, 08:46:57 AM »

Here's a Facebook group dedicated to bridge plaques:

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