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Author Topic: Fords and Low Water Bridges  (Read 3889 times)

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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2019, 07:19:43 PM »

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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2019, 08:04:54 AM »

^ Looks to me (especially after looking at elevation on a topo map) like a bridge and not a ford.
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2019, 09:14:17 AM »

fords don't have bridges, if it's a low bridge, it's a low water crossing.
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2019, 02:00:07 PM »

Go to 3D imagery, then rotate the map, and it doesn't look much like a ford at all.
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2019, 02:04:41 PM »

fords don't have bridges, if it's a low bridge, it's a low water crossing.

thanks i'll try to remember that next time.
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2019, 02:07:15 PM »

Don't know if this bridge counts..  It only serves a grain elevator these days, but during periods of bad rain, I have seen it flooded..

https://goo.gl/maps/sGEdHg1iGM22
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2019, 02:08:17 PM »

Don't know if this bridge counts..  It only serves a grain elevator these days, but during periods of bad rain, I have seen it flooded..

https://goo.gl/maps/sGEdHg1iGM22

nope but nice find as it appears that it is abandoned!
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2019, 02:19:27 PM »

Don't know if this bridge counts..  It only serves a grain elevator these days, but during periods of bad rain, I have seen it flooded..

https://goo.gl/maps/sGEdHg1iGM22

nope but nice find as it appears that it is abandoned!

Looks like the grain elevator it served is itself abandoned.  This used to be the main drag into Lockport, IL at one time, but was replaced with a high level bridge in the early 70's
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2019, 02:23:50 PM »

Don't know if this bridge counts..  It only serves a grain elevator these days, but during periods of bad rain, I have seen it flooded..

https://goo.gl/maps/sGEdHg1iGM22

nope but nice find as it appears that it is abandoned!

Looks like the grain elevator it served is itself abandoned.  This used to be the main drag into Lockport, IL at one time, but was replaced with a high level bridge in the early 70's

I've seen that from the truck, yeah it's abandoned. It seems that they may keep the bridge around for accessing the power lines.
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Re: Fords and Low Water Bridges
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2019, 06:47:29 PM »

I found this one on a recent field trip in central TExas:

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.219931,-96.597083,794m/data=!3m1!1e3

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2202431,-96.5972077,3a,75y,214.18h,68.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saUX6N2MpUPwrWXWxC_Rw5w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

What made this interesting to me is this was an early route of US75 north of Corsicana. 
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