This truss bridge carries old Illinois state route 3 over Sexton Creek near the community of Gale in northern Alexander County, Illinois.
The bridge was constructed in 1933 and bypassed by the reconstruction of state route 3 to the west in 1990.
The bridge is 337 feet long and 23 feet wide. It was rehabilitated in 2011
This bridge is elegible to be considered to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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).
The bridge carries 2 traffic lanes and a sidewalk across the Ohio River.
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.
This truss bridge carries highway 92 over the French Broad River and Douglass Lake heading south out of Dandridge.
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.
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.
A video of crossing this bridge can also be found by clicking HERE
This is the old bridge that crosses the new river in Scott County….or use to until it was abandoned in 1963 when the span was bypassed. The bridge was initially built in 1908/1909. All but the center span has been removed.
The abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway’s Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed when a new bridge and tunnel were opened downriver in 1963.
continuing with my exploration of Eden North Carolina, Today I am going to cover the Mebane Bridge. Thanks to my friend Sunny for scoping this one out! Online sources state that the bridge has been closed since the early 2000’s, and has not been rebuilt due to a lack of traffic.
I don’t know the story of this monument, who built it, when it was built or even why it was built in Baxter. I do know that my dad says that this thing has been at this spot for as long as he can remember. Before the road changed and the bypass was built, this was the intersection of US 421 and US 119. Of course this was way before my time, but I imagine it was the busiest intersection in the county.
To my knowledge this monument has never been refurbished and stands today as it has since it was built. I would love to see the county government come in and build a park on the adjoining riverbank and on the abandoned steel truss bridge next to it.
This bridge has been closed as long as I can remember. It once carried US 119 across the Cumberland River. Such a beautiful structure, that is going to waste.
I guess once the bypass was finished, the state saw no reason to keep this bridge up to date and operational.
AS you can see in this picture, the coal monument is right in the middle of the road, I bet that caused some traffic back in the day. lol.
I have always had a fascination with old metal bridges. It’s a real shame that as they age, they are being replaced by boring, dull concrete bridges with no character and no uniqueness. I have to commend the Tennessee Department of Transportation. While they are replacing this bridge with a boring plain jane concrete bridge, they are leaving the old bridge in tact as a historical feature.
The bridge was built in 1927 and 1928. It was originally built as a toll bridge. The bridge is 421 feet long and 20 feet wide as it crosses the Clinch River in northern Hancock County, Tennessee.
Construction of the new bridge is set to be complete on June 15, 2015.