All sorts of Bridges

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  1. PennRailRoads

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    Matt,

    That's cool! Oh yeah that famous picture of that locomotive, not to mention that house with the tree in it. It was a natural disaster because men were too arrogant back then and thought they could control mother nature. The result of that arrogance lead to the 2,209 lives that were lost.

    Now there's a concrete face on the Old Stone Bridge, I bet if they removed that concrete they would see that the face of the bridge was burnt. However if you look under the bridge you can still see the burn marks left by the 3 day fire.

    Here's a few more pictures of the aftermath.

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  2. PennRailRoads

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    And here's one about the Trains in East Conemaugh!

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    Here's a picture of the Johnstown Inclined Plane, it's noted as "The worlds steepest inclined plane in the world."

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  4. Matt Probst

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    Penn--thanks for the memories! Wonderful place to live, and the people there; well I can't say enough about them. Best darn work ethic I ever came across, though my employment in J-town had some major issues and that is why I'm "back east" now. Used to drive past that spot in E. Conemaugh every day to work and almost every day I'de have thoughts of the flood and how devastating it really was. (also got a speeding ticket there!:mad: ). I also lived in Johnstown's West-end and from there drove past that old railroad bridge every day up to the Galleria Mall. I'de marvel about how in the world that thing ever withstood the wall of debris that crashed into it that day. The PRR certaintly built things to last!!

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  5. PennRailRoads

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    No problem Mike! Yup, it's a wonderful place to live but if your looking for a job forget it. LOL No sooner do new jobs come in the sooner they go out of town. What we need is our steel mills & coal mines back. They've opened a few mines since I came back from Baltimore, MD in April 2001 (lived in Baltimore for 6 1/2 yrs.) . I know the West End, I grew up there and in Kernville, now I'm living in Hornerstown on the corner of Ash & Cedar Streets. The Galleria Mall's still here although their going to tear down the old Richland Mall to put in a Super Wal-Mart. Yup, those engineers that built that Old Stone Bridge certainly knew how to build them right and make them strong. I go down to the Point Park every now & then, I can imagine what it looked like in 1889 with all that rubble & debris behind it.

    There's alot of good & bad memories here in Johnstown. Oh yeah, if you or anyone comes to Johnstown make sure you go North towards Cassandra. They have a train spot there so you can look at the trains going by or you can stand on an old automobile bridge and feel the exhaust & rumble when the loco passes. Quite an expierence!



    http://hometown.aol.com/flycassandra1/myhomepage/business.html
  6. Matt Probst

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    The Rockville Bridge near where I live (Harrisburg, Pa.) Is billed as the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world. Built by the Pennsylvania RR and used subsequently by the Penn Central, Conrail, and today by the Norfolk Southern. Here's a link to it:

    http://davecathell.tripod.com/rock.html

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  7. interurban

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    Wow Matt, that is a Super Bridge, and Link .
    Is it the longest Bridge in the World TODAY??????
    Built Of Stone? I bet it is.
    Thanks for posting Matt.;)
  8. PennRailRoads

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    I've seen that bridge in Feburary when my uncle went to that convention center in Harrisburg. That bridge is HUGE compared to some other bridges.

    If you want to look at the scenery and railroad bridges Pennsylvania is the perfect place for that. ;)

    Thanks for sharing the link Matt!
  9. Matt Probst

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    Yeah Chris, longest STONE ARCH rr bridge....I believe it's in the Guinness Book . (at least it used to be several years ago.) It also happens to lead to the Enola yards which, I am told, are the longest (not largest) yards in the U.S.

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  10. DanRaitz

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    Crossing the Mighty Mississippi

    Here it is folks the northern-most crossing of the Mississippi River.
    Location; Bemidji, MN, Date; July 1992

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    That's not the Mississippi River........ It's the Mississippi Creek!!:p :eek: :rolleyes: :D
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    The attached photo is of the Jing Peng Pass Bridge located it China, Don't remember where I got the photo from, but it's a nice looking bridge.
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow, that sure is a curved Jing Peng Pass Bridge . I wonder what speed limit they have so passengers don't go flying.
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    That is SOME bridge;) I wonder how high it is??
    What great scenery to.
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    A nice change;) a bridge with wires above it:p :p

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  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That looks like an oldie Chris. Where was it taken?
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    Chris, what means TMER&T?
    And tell these boys to keep off the track!

    Interesting mix of steel bridges!

    Ron
  18. K.V.Div

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    Here are a few shots of a typical plate girder bridge on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway.
    This one is the first of three similar crossings of Shawnigan Creek within 3/4 of a mile.

    Terry

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    Next, looking toward the bridge from the edge of the grade.
    The yellow sign beond the bridge is a speed limit sign which limits passenger trains to 30 MPH and freight trains to 25 MPH.

    Terry

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    Next, Looking straight down the center of the bridge.
    Note the state of the track on what passes for a mainline here on Vancouver Island:(.

    Terry

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