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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2019, 12:26:32 AM »

Had a look at the 1856 Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge which used to span the Middle Fork Feather River before it was moved in 1966 during the creation of Lake Oroville.  Bidwell Bar Bridge was apparently opened to vehicle traffic until the mid-1950s before it was taken out of service.  I'm fairly certain this was first suspension bridge in California and is it kind of amazing to me that it survived the floods in the 1860s.  Now it's sitting about Lake Oroville at Bidwill Canyon Marina:

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Suffice to say the replacement Bidwell Bridge on CA 162 is quite the looker:

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2019, 07:29:50 PM »

Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:



Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2019, 01:25:43 AM »

This is not the only abandoned truss bridge with missing spans in Oklahoma. There is truss span near I-44 southwest of OKC that was destroyed by a tornado with only one extant span. This one is near Bernice. I don't get it either. It doesn't make sense to me. Things like this make me shake my head and say "It's Oklahoma." There are so many things in Oklahoma that make zero sense, but I've found it futile to try to understand and make rational observations of strange things about the state. Oklahoma is strange...in some ways this is an awesome strange but a bad strange in others. If I've learned anything in the dozen years or so I've lived in Oklahoma is that there are no hard rules and some things don't make sense.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2019, 01:33:13 PM »

My question is this:  Why would the state or city spend money to remove it?
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »

Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:



Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #130 on: February 24, 2019, 03:04:28 PM »

found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #131 on: February 24, 2019, 07:02:47 PM »

found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3
Dude, it's hard to read your all-lowercase posts. That shift key won't bite you. This is not a text message or an AIM message.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #132 on: February 24, 2019, 07:03:44 PM »

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #133 on: February 25, 2019, 02:25:06 PM »

all-lowercase posts.

Just think of it as "Throwback Jake Bear Style" posting.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #134 on: February 26, 2019, 10:50:21 PM »

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #135 on: February 27, 2019, 10:30:00 AM »

Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:



Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.

http://www.newson6.com/story/30856546/flooding-wipes-out-part-of-iconic-mayes-county-bridge
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #136 on: February 27, 2019, 04:00:29 PM »

found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5614232,-95.2951541,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6465804,-95.4012945,147m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #137 on: February 27, 2019, 04:18:11 PM »

the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #138 on: February 27, 2019, 06:02:10 PM »

the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!

Okay.

Also here's one in Endee, NM

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1153041,-103.1587829,169m/data=!3m1!1e3

And another one south.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1079513,-103.2798498,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Could this be the remains of an old bridge?
 it's hard to tell but it looks like one.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1233726,-103.4603693,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1400379,-103.5029895,152m/data=!3m1!1e3

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.154657,-103.5396933,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

line ended in Tucumcari so i followed it south of my original location and found that the just keep on coming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.123603,-103.1401087,164m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here's an abandoned road bridge that i found by surprise sandwiched between route 66 and the interstate 44

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1802101,-103.0584215,302m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #139 on: March 03, 2019, 05:23:16 PM »

the arch bridge was just a lucky find!
it's a swing bridge too!
has this one been said before!
here's another!
this one is on the national register of historic places!
found an abandoned arch bridge from the 1920s in twin arrows az that was a part of the original us 66!
and here is the youtube video that led me to find this bridge!
found another bridge that is preety much identical!
heres another totaly different in design to the other two!
then i followed the line and found another abandoned truss bridge in beeville tx that  is in decent shape!
i never thought to check bridge hunter and two the first bridge i found because of this you tube video which i totally forgot to put the link though!
found an abandoned truss bridge near erie ks over the neosho river!
I found What appears to be an abandned bridge peir of an old railroad bridge further up!

It looks like you found the Shift key!

The exclamation point isn't the only punctuation mark available!

Okay.

Also here's one in Endee, NM

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1153041,-103.1587829,169m/data=!3m1!1e3

And another one south.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1079513,-103.2798498,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Could this be the remains of an old bridge?
 it's hard to tell but it looks like one.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1233726,-103.4603693,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1400379,-103.5029895,152m/data=!3m1!1e3

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.154657,-103.5396933,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

line ended in Tucumcari so i followed it south of my original location and found that the just keep on coming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.123603,-103.1401087,164m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here's an abandoned road bridge that i found by surprise sandwiched between route 66 and the interstate 44

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1802101,-103.0584215,302m/data=!3m1!1e3

Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!

ttps://www.google.com/maps/@35.1447542,-103.0980555,150m/data=!3m1!1e3

So here we go with the next bridge.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2002543,-102.9256665,168m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Here's another one just down the line.

Literally!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2008992,-102.9112834,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Here's another one

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2066131,-102.8826335,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Another one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2185456,-102.8545035,150m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0



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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #140 on: March 03, 2019, 05:52:36 PM »

My god itís an Alanland length quotation. 

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #141 on: March 03, 2019, 06:12:12 PM »

Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #142 on: March 03, 2019, 11:09:09 PM »

Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):



looks like it could collapse at any moment
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #143 on: March 03, 2019, 11:31:38 PM »

Not much of a "find", since it's obvious to anyone driving Alaska's McCarthy Road to visit the old Kennecott mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. But here's an old railroad trestle parallel to the road (rail line abandoned 1938, with the road later built on or along the old trackbed):

looks like it could collapse at any moment


Looks rickety. But until 1938, it carried heavy ore trains with no issues. Now, it only has to support its own weight.

The National Park Service lets pedestrians walk under the trestle, but not on it.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #145 on: March 04, 2019, 04:30:53 PM »

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!
Another one!
Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!
Literally!
Another one!
found an abandoned bridge in amarillo tx that streetview goes under!

And here we go again with the gratuitous exclamation points!

Closing your sentence with one doesn't make it any more exciting!
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #146 on: March 06, 2019, 01:18:36 AM »

Found an abandoned beam bridge that looks massive!
Another one!
Didn't have time to finish exploring the line for abandoned bridges but when i went to find the location where i left off i found one i missed!
Literally!
Another one!
found an abandoned bridge in amarillo tx that streetview goes under!

And here we go again with the gratuitous exclamation points!

Closing your sentence with one doesn't make it any more exciting!

and using all lowercase letters is just annoying and it is hard to read.

I sometimes posted in all lowercase letters for about the first month I was online and I quickly grew out of it.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #147 on: March 20, 2019, 06:10:47 PM »

Not sure if this fits, but I've never seen something like this before:



Although not navigable, I would think the Corps would insist this be cleaned up.
Is that a missing section of it laying in the water? I found it on GSV and on GSV it has the first two sections in tact probably not very safely though and the third section is missing and that's all of the bridge that's in GSV.

http://www.newson6.com/story/30856546/flooding-wipes-out-part-of-iconic-mayes-county-bridge

So the answer is the span got swept off the piers in the 2015 flood, landed downstream, and they are going to leave it there.
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