Railroad bridges

Rick A Mar 31, 2021

  1. Kurt Moose

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    ...and if it does-drop your fish and run faster!!;)
     
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    How about if I offer the fish to the bear? Maybe not. Were you ever too close to one? A bear, not a fish........
     
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    Where I grew up, we saw them frequently. My dog didn't like them and chased more than a few up a tree. One was probably 20-30 feet away, and had cubs. That was worrisome.
     
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    And now for something completely different. A railroad bridge? Well, sort of..


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    Sometimes there are disasters. Here are a few.





     

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    Bascule Bridge. Article from a 1909 Railway and Locomotive Engineering journal.


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    Now this is a cool way to experience rail travel


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    That's awesome!

    There's one of these in Tillamook, Or. You can ride them almost every weekend!
     
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    A 1943 Frisco plate girder in Tulsa.

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    Bit of rust on that one. Is the line still active?
     
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    Some of the fastest trains in the country (that BNSF symbol freight from Atlanta to Long Beach) cross it daily. The bridge is pretty standard, but I love the art deco abutments. And no graffiti!
     
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    Here is the BNSF bridge over the Prairie river at Grand Rapids, MN

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    It's the little things like art deco embellishments I miss on newer construction.
     
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    Bridge over the Big Fork River, Minnesota.

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    Built by Big Fork & International Falls RR to Minnesota & International RR to Northern Pacific to Burlington Northern to bike path.

    p.s. The Big Fork River drains to the Atlantic Ocean, via: Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, Winnipeg River, Lake Winnipeg, Nelson River & Hudson Bay.
     
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    Crossing the Mississippi River at Bemidji, MN (currently the northern most RR bridge on the Mississippi River).

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    Beautiful Oakways, when they were new!:love:
     
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    Possibly the most well known opening bridge in my region is this one (BNSF, built by the Great Northern RY) in Seattle (Ballard), Washington;

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