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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2019, 02:29:46 AM »

New I-5 bridges in Tacoma over the Puyallup River, which actually straightens the freeway a bit by moving the bridge. Shown here is construction of the northbound bridge which is now complete. Currently both directions of mainline traffic are routed on the new northbound bridge while the old northbound bridge is demolished and the new southbound bridge is being built. Currently the old southbound bridge is also being used for traffic headed to the exit just on the other side of the river (Exit 135 to SR167 and Portland Ave), shown near the top of this photo.



Totally forgot about this one!

Here's a diagram showing the current traffic movements. You can stay on I-5 using the old bridge, though it's signed as an "exit only" (it's really just a C/D lane).

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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2019, 03:26:23 AM »

Back in 1988-89 the I-5 dual (2+2) truss bridges over Cottonwood Creek and the UP RR tracks at Cottonwood, CA (between Red Bluff and Redding), which were separated by about 80 feet, were replaced by a single bridge, also 2+2, but with a K-rail down the middle.  This new structure was located in the former median between the two original bridges.  The rationale behind the replacement -- although the original bridges were only 24 years old at the time -- was that the combination of winter rains and extreme summer heat in the area had created fissures in the concrete around the bolts holding the structure to its anchorages, and at least one of the bridges had started to laterally shift as a result.  Those original bridges were notable as the only through truss bridges on I-5 in CA; the only other similar structure on that route, the deck truss (actual pavement running along the truss top) over the Sacramento River arm of Lake Shasta, was itself replaced a year or so ago. 
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2019, 08:39:22 PM »

The two Zilwaukee Bridge's in Michigan. The new one is famous due to a construction accident while it was being built. I pretty much watched that bridge get built as I lived about a mile from it growing up.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2019, 09:35:17 PM »

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge on I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway.

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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2019, 07:23:59 AM »

This definitely isn't as extreme as the other examples, but the EB-NB ramp at the I-78/287 interchange in Bedminster was subject to this. They also changed the shape of a ramp to a sort of cloverleaf.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2019, 11:50:03 PM »

ISTHA is doing this right now, replacing the Mile Long Bridge with a brand new, adjacent bridge, as part of the Central Tri-State Reconstruction and Widening Project on I-294:

IDOT District 9 did this recently, on a much smaller scale, moving the Approach roadway and building a new bridge, just west of the old one, over Beaucoup Creek just north of Murphysboro, IL on IL 13/127. Some of the old Approach Roadway pavement was left in place, but the old bridge was demolished:
https://goo.gl/maps/CgZUF3SX4Z49S2Q18
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2020, 06:56:08 PM »

Old and new crossings of the White River on SR 45 near Bonanza, Utah:

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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2020, 08:19:36 AM »

2014 AASHTO beam bridge built just outboard of a 1937 open-spandrel arch bridge. There's a third plate girder bridge, too, from when the new eastbound roadway was added in 1974.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8810939,-83.5925065,3a,48y,57.63h,70.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM-FpjbSiPrCkoVcdaQLfYg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »

The Daniel Boone bridge on the Missouri river. The original 1935 span got a twin bridge in 1989 build to the west and a newer span in 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Boone_Bridge
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2020, 01:44:24 PM »

Well, there's the Tappan Zee outside New York City

Yes, that's certainly one of the more prominent ones of this century, maybe even ever.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2020, 06:46:27 PM »

US-12 over the St. Joseph River, Mottville, MI.

https://goo.gl/maps/USqUETa5aZ63fqN78
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2020, 09:50:21 PM »

I remember this beautiful rainbow arch bridge built ca. 1923 on Oberlin-Elyria Road (former US 20) in Elyria, Ohio. Sometime in the 1960's they constructed a parallel 2-lane span for eastbound traffic, leaving the old arch in service for westbound traffic. After US 20 was moved to the bypass in 1988, ODOT replaced the newer 2-lane span with the current 4-lane span and took the rainbow arch out of service prior to relinquishing the old highway to Lorain County.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2020, 11:34:30 PM »

WI 54 / Mason St on Green Bay: narrow and low truss bridge was replaced with a new bridge in 1973. They closed the south sidewalk of the old bridge to fit the new bridge in.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2020, 05:55:53 PM »

I remember this beautiful rainbow arch bridge built ca. 1923 on Oberlin-Elyria Road (former US 20) in Elyria, Ohio. Sometime in the 1960's they constructed a parallel 2-lane span for eastbound traffic, leaving the old arch in service for westbound traffic. After US 20 was moved to the bypass in 1988, ODOT replaced the newer 2-lane span with the current 4-lane span and took the rainbow arch out of service prior to relinquishing the old highway to Lorain County.

There's a similar bridge, also out of service, parallel to I-75 just north of Eagleville Road (Exit 168).  I'm guessing this was the original US-25 routing before the freeway was built:

https://goo.gl/maps/f2YyJjm96TZkv1iR6
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2020, 07:26:50 PM »

This will soon be the case with AR 7 over the Buffalo National River, provided the plan is still to keep the bridge as a pedestrian crossing. Camera is aimed at the position of what would now be a pillar that was somewhat recently placed.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2020, 07:49:34 PM »

I've mentioned NY 25-25A over the Nissequogue River in the past.

Of course in Florida there's US 90 over the Suwannee River. Northeast of there, US 129 has two former crossings nearby... okay, one of those was demolished, but the road that lead to the old crossing is still there.
 
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2020, 08:06:34 PM »

MD 34/WV 480 over the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, WV.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2020, 09:12:43 AM »

Camel-back bridge near Nunica MI that is right next to I-96: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0745769,-86.0521176,3a,75y,255.98h,94.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shqCj-ViUI8VgsUrJNU9-kA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

I'd guess this used to be US-16 (and maybe M-16 before that).

As kids we liked seeing this bridge because it meant we were nearing the beach in Grand Haven.
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Re: Bridges replaced directly next to the old one
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2020, 11:24:41 PM »

In the Long Beach, CA harbor area, Ocean Blvd. crosses the Cerritos Channel on the Gerald Desmond bridge, to connect Terminal Island to Long Beach.  This section of road is not currently signed though in Wikipedia it is shown as a section of I-710.  The new Gerald Desmond bridge may carry the I-710 designation; I'm not sure.  It is scheduled to open within a year.   These pics show:
(1) The new and old bridges (facing east), and


(2) The construction bypass on the east side of the Cerritos Channel where the new bridge will have an elevated connector to the I-710.
Note the blocked westbound lanes have a sign directing travelers to CA-47 [just below the traffic light near center of photo].
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