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Old 10-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #1
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POST YOUR BRIDGE PHOTOS

I really like bridges. All kinds of bridges. I’ve always been fascinated by them. I like the engineering that goes into them and I’m often amazed at how beautiful they look…like a work of art. Big, small, truss, trestle, suspension, girder, bascule, arch, covered, stone, concrete, steel, wood, draw, lift, swing, cable stay, viaduct, cantilever.

So let’s see your bridge photos. If you have info on the bridge, please post that as well. Could be a real bridge or one on your layout. Maybe it will give some ideas for folks to model, but I know I’ll enjoy looking at them.

I’ll start off with one of my favorites, the Rockville Bridge between Rockville, PA and Marysville, PA. The Rockville Bridge was built by the PRR from 1900 to 1902 to span the Susquehanna River. It is the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world. It has forty-eight 70 foot spans. Originally it had four tracks, but now has only two main lines. It is currently owned by Norfolk Southern.

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And this is called the subway. It goes under the tracks about a half mile north of the Rockville Bridge.

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Old 10-05-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Here are a few shots from Harpers Ferry.

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Old 10-07-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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These are from my outside O gauge shelf layout:
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #4
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The wooden truss looks to be a scratch build…pretty cool. I’ll bet it took a while to build it. I’m guessing the girder bridge is a kit, but I’ve not seen another like it.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:58 PM   #5
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All the bridges are scratch built. The steel bridge is hand riveted and soldered. On page 11 in the general model train discussion forum, I have photos of the construction.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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My son Mark and I made this replica of a section of the Rockville Bridge for a history project when he was in 7th grade. It's now part of my storage yard for the shelf layout

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Old 10-09-2016, 12:17 PM   #7
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This little stone viaduct separates the two sections of Carey's Patch in Ashley PA. A friend wanted some photos, dimensions and stone sizes for a possible project on his layout. I think it was CNJ?
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:43 PM   #8
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I recall seeing your rendition of the Rockville bridge on another thread...not sure which one. Nice job.

And the little arch bridge reminds me of one that carried the Reading RR Plymouth Branch over a steam near where I grew up. I'll have to get some better shots later in the year when there is less vegetation, but for now this is what I have of it.

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This one reminds me of some of the viaducts on the Ashley Planes.
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Here is a bridge across the Meramec river in valley park, mo.
It is a one lane bridge, with double main on either side. This
is BNSF ex Frisco east west track.










This must be a replacement bridge. You can see where the original bridge was.
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