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Road Pictures of Bridges

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Road Pictures of Bridges
Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:17 PM

Okay this is the third one,  I'm sure you know the drill.  

Fascination for Bridges is probably more than just my liking.

They don't have to be only Railroad Bridges,  other bridges are on our layouts too.

Again I'll start.

This is by far one of my favorites.  I pulled over for this one.  Running the gauntlet through the Ozark Mountains on Christmas Day 2018. 

All the bridge spans did not fit into the picture.  I seem to remember there was twelve.  Pratt with two x's

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:30 PM

The Kinzua Bridge in Pennsylvania, before it blew down:

 RR_views_0021 by Edmund, on Flickr

 RR_views_0016 by Edmund, on Flickr

— and after!

 Kinzua-1 by Edmund, on Flickr

A Bridge Too Far (or too weak?)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, October 21, 2019 8:57 PM

Fascinating Ed.  Excellent photography, especially the second photo, almost mesmerizing.

How does a bridge blow down?  Just the thought saddens me.  I hope you will tell me it was a Wicked Tornado or somethingTongue Tied

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:50 PM

Track fiddler
I hope you will tell me it was a Wicked Tornado or something

You guessed it.

This video might be a tad long but if you have the time it is worth a view.

The sad thing is, they knew the bridge was weak but only got about a third of the way with the repairs.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, October 21, 2019 11:06 PM

I watch the video you provided Ed.

 

When I was a kid in high school I always hated history and social studies.  I did not do well in those classes for grades.  I think it was because the subject never gathered my interests.

I watch the video you provided in its entirety.  From what I gathered,  the anchors in the footings of the bridge decomposed in the concrete is what failed her.

What a spectacular Bridge.  How Mother Nature took her and the lack of seeing preventable and reversible deterioration was a shame.

To some up that bridge in a word.  Magnificent.

To sum up her death from neglect.  A shame.

 

Thanks for the history lesson EdYes   Enjoyed

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:11 PM

Here is one from my vacation earlier this year.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:26 PM

Davenport, Iowa. Double-decked bridge over the Mississippi.

 RI_513 by Edmund, on Flickr

Trains above, (street) cars below.

 Davenport by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:46 PM

Sweet.

Here's one just out of side of Rochester Minnesota while I was driving around looking for an old grain elevator.

The guy at the train show must have gave me bad directions or I didn't listen well enough.

At least I found a cool Bridge though.  You don't see too many white ones.

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:03 PM

An oldie but goodie, the Thomas Viaduct in Baltimore

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Posted by PC101 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:22 PM

Track fiddler

Sweet.

Here's one just out of side of Rochester Minnesota while I was driving around looking for an old grain elevator.

The guy at the train show must have gave me bad directions or I didn't listen well enough.

At least I found a cool Bridge though.  You don't see too many white ones.

 

TF

 

I don't know if this is what you were looking for but. About 10 miles to the west of Rochester, MN. you have All American CO-OP at 109 Center Ave. S., Eyota, MN. and east of Rochester at 274 Byron Ave. N., Byron ,MN. Gilbertson Feed.

That is one clean looking bridge.  

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:33 PM

Thanks PC.  I will have to GPS those two addresses and check it out the next time I have a half a day to kill. 

I bet one of them is what I was looking for that day because it was supposed to be nearby.

 

TF

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