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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Razr79, Mar 3, 2017.
Motor Mill . Near Elkader , Iowa . http://motormill.org/
Shaffer Bridge over the Merced River. I last drove over this one lane bridge in 1992. It was replaced with the modern bridge in the background in 2003.
I don't think my client would be too upset if I post some pics of the bridge I'm doing some work to preserve (I'm doing the business case for funding)
Dates from 1886. Wrought iron from England, shipped to Oz and assembled. Longest of the 12 in NSW. Now carries cyclists and pedestrians.
She's a grand old thing. The caissons are cast iron, filled with concrete. The first set were lost, when the ship bringing them out sank in the English Channel.
Old Rail Bridge Rome Georgia, hundreds of bicycle locks.
This former Central of Georgia Railway swing bridge crosses the Oostanaula River in downtown Rome. Standing at the point where the Oostanaula and the Etowah come together to form the Coosa River, the bridge once rotated on its central pier to allow steamboats to pass.
Long abandoned by the railroad, the span has been preserved by Rome and Floyd County and converted to a pedestrian bridge. Now called the Robert Redden Foot Bridge, it is part of an extensive network of trails in the community.
The Iron Bridge:
Wow, that is a very well maintained bridge. I would love to see it in person.
Thanks for posting. I have a folder I put pics of bridges in that I need to visit, this has been added.
Here is some history of the bridge :
The original bridge at Motor was a high-sided wooden structure built in 1868. According to John Thompson’s request for bids, the bridge had three 54 foot spans 16 feet wide. The north and south end had a 15 foot approach made of timber and plank. The three spans were Howe Truss and the 5 or 6 foot high wooden sides were simply added to enclose the trusses.
A Pin Connected Pratt Through Truss steel bridge was built at Motor in 1899. The bridge had two 95 foot spans with a 16 foot wide wood deck. In June of 1991 flood waters destroyed the south span. The span was not replaced due to low traffic counts and the historic nature of the bridge. The north span was then destroyed by the flood of 2008.
There was a great desire to rebuild the bridge and so the project began in earnest. Types of expenses to rebuild the bridge included construction, engineering, and inspection. All of these expenses combined gave an estimated total cost of $1,069,322. The funding for the bridge reconstruction came from a number of sources. The largest amounts came from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection). Other sources were Iowa Great Places, the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation, the Clayton County Engineer Office, and the Capital Fund Campaign. These funds totaled to $975,985, which left $93,347 as the remaining funds needed. This was paid for by the Motor Mill Foundation.
It took just under 2 months to complete the new bridge. Construction began on October 11, 2012 and finished on December 6, 2012. http://motormill.org/history/
Elkader , Iowa has a keystone bridge you should check out . The town is known for its bridge over the Turkey River, said to be the largest stone arch bridge west of the Mississippi River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkader,_Iowa
Hey thanks for the info I need to get myself over there. Love the stone work . Dad is a retired stone mason, so I like stone..
An old bridge north of the Talledega National forest that has since been torn down and replaced in the name of progress. No traffic to speak of for the 10 minutes we were there.
Parke county covered bridge festival is this week , wife and drove down to wander.
Found this bridge southeast of Bridgetown. It's on Mansfield road.
This is the Bridgeton mill and bridge. One of my faves.
Parke county has 31 covered bridges. We avoid the flea markets but the missus and I truly enjoy
all the yard sales, we are rummage sale fanatics.
1907 SPRR bridge over Truckee River at Wadsworth NV . Line abandoned in the 1960s .
Duck River near Centerville, TN...
Train trestle near Boligee, AL...
Locust Fork River, Warrior, AL...
Tennessee River, Bridgeport, AL...
Bankhead Nat'l Forest, near Double Springs, AL...
Phantom Canyon Rd., near Adelaide, CO..