Old Route 3 Bridge — Gale, Illinois

This truss bridge carries old Illinois state route 3 over Sexton Creek near the community of Gale in northern Alexander County, Illinois.

Old Gale Bridge -- Alexander County, Illinois
The bridge was constructed in 1933 and bypassed by the reconstruction of state route 3 to the west in 1990.
Old Gale Bridge -- Alexander County, Illinois
The bridge is 337 feet long and 23 feet wide. It was rehabilitated in 2011
Old Gale Bridge -- Alexander County, Illinois
This bridge is elegible to be considered to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cairo-Mississippi River Bridge

Cairo-Mississippi River Bridge The Cairo-Mississippi River bridge was constructed in 1929 and carries US 60 and US 62 from Cairo Illinois across the Mississippi River to a point in Missouri just north of the town of Charleston. The bridge is 5,175 feet long. Cairo-Mississippi River Bridge
he bridge originated as a toll bridge in 1929, constructed by the American Bridge Company and the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company. Traveling downstream, the Cairo Mississippi River Bridge is the southernmost crossing of the Mississippi River prior to its confluence with the Ohio River and lies just 2000 feet west of the mouth of the Ohio.
Cairo-Mississippi River Bridge Many people have pondered the question if the construction of the two Cairo River bridges played a role in the town’s demise. In the years since the construction of the two bridges, the town of Cairo has experienced an 81% population decline (1930 to 2010), the most dramatic decrease of any principal city in the United States. The bridges initially played a part in the town’s demise as the ferry and railroad industries were severely impacted. In 1978, the Cairo I-57 Bridge was completed less than five miles upstream, bypassing Cairo and contributing to its further decline. DSCN0290

Cairo-Ohio River Bridge

The Cairo-Ohio River Bridge carries US 51, 60 and 62 across the Ohio River from Wickliffe, Kentucky to Cairo, Illinois.
The Cairo Ohio River Bridge Of all the Ohio River crossings, it is the furthest downstream; the Mississippi River can be seen while crossing the bridge and looking westward. The Cairo Ohio River Bridge
The Cairo Ohio River Bridge Construction was awarded to Modjeski and Masters and the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company. It was finished in 1937 and rehabilitated in 1979. The bridge spans 5,863 feet and is 20 feet wide. DSCN0264
Today the Cairo Ohio River Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ironton-Russell Bridge

The Ironton-Russell Bridge is a metal truss bridge that connections the towns of Ironton, Ohio and Russell, Kentucky. This bridge opened in 1922 and was the first bridge to cross the Ohio River in this part of the tri state area (Kentucky, Ohio & West Virginia).

Ironton-Russell Bridge The bridge carries 2 traffic lanes and a sidewalk across the Ohio River. Ironton-Russell Bridge
In 2012 construction began on a replacement bridge just up stream from the current structure. When this new suspension / cable concrete structure is complete, the nearly 100 year old Ironton-Russell Bridge will be demolished.

The Steamboat Bill Memorial Bridge — Decatur, Alabama

This bridge carries US 31/ALT US 72 and Alabama state route 20 over the Tennessee River at one of its widest spots and connects the counties of Limestone and Morgan County in Northern Alabama.
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The bridge, completed in 1961 measures 2,502 feet in length and 30.1 feet wide.   This bridge carries North bound traffic, the bridge accompanying it, a concrete bridge completed in 1998 carries southbound traffic.

Puncheon Branch Trestle — Knott County, Kentucky

This trestle crosses the Puncheon Branch,a tributary of the Kentucky river and Kentucky route 1498 near it’s intersection with state route 7 in the community of Kite, Kentucky.
Trestle over KY 1468 at Kite, KY
The Trestle is 711 feet long.

Dr. James D. Hoskins-H.B. Jarnigan Bridge — Dandridge, Tennessee

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This truss bridge carries highway 92 over the French Broad River and Douglass Lake heading south out of Dandridge.

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The bridge was built from 1942-1944.  it is a classic example of many bridges built during World War II in the United States.  The total length of the bridge is 1,467 feet and the bridge is 18 feet wide.

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In November it was announced that a contract was awarded to replace the bridge with a new structure to the west of the current bridge.  That article can be found by clicking HERE.

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A video of crossing this bridge can also be found by clicking HERE