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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2018, 11:36:28 PM »

Since so much time I travel the ON-401, I saw that bridge for the first time when I came from North Carolina last Saturday.  Didn't have time to take pictures, so I'll have to rely on Google Maps to let you see. It's over the Hoople Creek, just after exit 770 EB on ON-401, close to Ingleside, Ontario, Canada.

https://goo.gl/maps/RKPnXiyC5hE2

With Google Street View, this time.  Hard to see, with the sun's reflect.

https://goo.gl/maps/bbzAT2wHATA2

Same point of view, but zoomed in.  The bridge is right in the center of the picture.

https://goo.gl/maps/Z5gqjQgVg172
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2018, 10:33:15 PM »

This is the abandoned Bellaire Toll Bridge that spans the Ohio River between Bellaire, OH and Benwood, WV.  This bridge has been abandoned since 1991 but has not yet been demolished.


Abandoned Bellaire Bridge (1926) by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2018, 10:45:19 AM »



More of a concrete culvert than a bridge, along the old Jefferson Highway north of Pattonsburg, MO
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2018, 09:47:18 AM »

Here's an abandoned bridge in Beacon, NY from the 1870s, when the city was the Village of Matteawan:

And here's one in Somers, built in 1904, not far from I-684:

There's also a couple of abandoned bridges along the Beacon rail line in Dutchess County, NY, including one over the Metro-North.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2018, 12:21:23 PM »

I believe the old bridge that connected West Prestonsburg, KY to Prestonsburg, KY is still there (Bridge Street).  My aunt and uncle used to live right near the west end of it.  Always wondered how it fell out of use, even with the newer bridge connecting to now KY-114 (Old US 23/460).

Don't know when I will be back down there to take a picture.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2018, 10:41:15 PM »

Went to see the 1916 Elkhorn Avenue Bridge today on Fresno Slough:

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2018, 12:47:44 PM »


Old US 66
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #82 on: August 05, 2018, 11:26:41 PM »

The old Mill Street Bridge in Danville, IL has yet to be mentioned here

https://bridgehunter.com/il/vermilion/bh43966/

It is kinda neat, checking it out from the ground in the park below it

Further South...

The New Harmony, IN bridge to IL across the Wabash has not been mentioned, either. I believe it used to carry US 460, before being Decommissioned in IL and IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Harmony_Toll_Bridge

And parallel and to the North of I-64, crossing the Wabash between IL and IN, is an abandoned rail bridge
https://goo.gl/maps/TkAxtPi1xoN2
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2018, 07:58:59 PM »

US 129 is being widened between Talmo and Gainesville, GA, and I stopped to get some photos of the existing 1940 bridge over Allen Creek, which clearly won't survive the widening. To my delighted surprise, I found the 1940 bridge's precursor hiding in the brush less than 300 feet away. I'm too lazy to post photos unless someone asks real nice, but here it is, barely visible on Streetview. The weird thing about it was that it was very similar in design to the 1940 bridge, as though it had been constructed less than twenty years earlier. Apparently the state's idea of how important that highway was changed decisively sometime in the '30's.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2018, 08:38:05 AM »

Here's a tiny bridge in Polk County, Arkansas that once carried US 270 over a tributary of the Ouachita River. It was hard to get a good picture of the entire structure because of brush.




Here's a bench mark that is embedded in the bridge, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2018, 08:43:34 AM »

This is what I like about the United States. You wouldn't find much abandoned stuff in Europe, especially not the Netherlands which tend to be compulsively neat to perfect everything.

You'd love Oklahoma. The state is full of truss bridges, even on major state highways. Often, they will abandon an old bridge in place instead of removing it. So there are dozens of trusses in Oklahoma that are just sitting there. There are also quite a few abandoned highways. I doubt the Dutch would have much patience for such things.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2018, 08:52:03 AM »

This is another abandoned bridge next US 270, along its concurrency with US 71 just east of Acorn, Arkansas. It was on a former alignment of US 71-270.


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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #87 on: September 12, 2018, 02:22:53 PM »

US50, then IL-250 for a little while.  Over Big Muddy and Little Muddy Creek near Clay City, IL.







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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »

Stumbled upon the ruins of the 1885 Firebaugh Drawbridge today which used to be on 12th Street and replaced the 1854 Firebaugh's Ferry:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmorP1sL

Bridgehunter has the specs on the 1885 Firebaugh Drawbridge:

https://bridgehunter.com/ca/fresno/bh64021/

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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2018, 09:30:56 AM »

This is another abandoned bridge next US 270, along its concurrency with US 71 just east of Acorn, Arkansas. It was on a former alignment of US 71-270.




Is this on the abandoned part east of 71?
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« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2018, 09:56:51 AM »



Is this on the abandoned part east of 71?

It is just east of Acorn, south of the modern highway.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »

Here's a view of a not-really-abandoned bridge, in Chateauguay, QC, along the chemin St-Bernard (St. Bernard road). Images are from Google Earth.

In the 1970's, plenty of highway projects were flourishing in province of Quebec.  Among them, there was A-30 extension from south shore of Montreal to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, then to the US border close to NY-30 at Trout River. The original ROW was along the QC-132, from the A-15, across Candiac, Ste-Catherine and St-Constant, then in Kahnawake First Nation, still along the 132 to Mercier Bridge approaches, then along the 138 to the Blind Lady's Hll Road, connecting to Old Chateauguay Road, then chemin St-Bernard, in Chateauguay, and becoming boulevard de Léry afterwards, (the actual QC-132 in Léry).  Some investments were already done when the project was definitely killed, like a double bridge along Chemin St-Bernard, built for the two carriageways of the future A-30. Registered as P-01720, the northwest bridge actually holds a bike path while chemin St-Bernard still use the southeast bridge.


...both bridges from bird's eye view


...the "bike path" bridge, from chemin St-Bernard's one.
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