Can't place it...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Sir_Prize, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Here's a Rail bridge pic from my vacation back in Sept. Can't figure out it's name.;) :p :rolleyes:

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  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hey Ken, Cant tell if its steel or concerete from the photo but its built along the line of a decked girder or plate bridge. Maybe one or the other "fills the bill":D Round here if they are made of concrete they call them viaducts or overpasses.
  3. Sir_Prize

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    Actually I was poking fun at the Railroad named on the bridge.
    I thank ya' for the info though.
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    Vic Active Member

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    Ooooops Sorry Ken, Can't read the name but that's my eyes, not your pic:D
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    Sir_Prize Member

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    Hmmm.... Your right.... Hard to tell.

    Try this:

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    He, he...:D
    I didn't get it either until you posted the close up, wise guy...;)

    So, where is it really? We have a thread burried elsewhere (in the Rock Island Roster thread I believe) where we started posting surviving Rock Island bridges. I think you should repost it there so the "Rock heads" can enjoy it...:rolleyes:

    Tom F
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    Thanks for the pic!

    The Rock still lives! Thanks for the picture. I added it to my Rock Island Picture collection! :D

    Andy
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    One more thing!!!!

    I have a video of The Rock Island. In it, they said the Rock Island spent millions of dollars in building bridges. Alot of them are still in use today.


    Andy

    Like the turning bridge that links Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa

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  9. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Well I think the one I shot is still working.
    For Industerial purposes only, I think.
    It's in lower Oklahoma City; near the State Fairgrounds.
    Didn't have any schedules, scanners, or any other Railfan things.
    My first outtings leaning into Rainfan. :rolleyes:
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    My Hometown!

    This bridge is located at Lock and Damn #14 on the Mississippi River. There is a visitors center to see it. That is where this picture was taken. You need to get to the Rock Island Arsenel to get to the center.

    History of the bridge.
    When Abe Lincoln was still a small lawyer in Illinois, The Rock Isand wanted to build a bridge across the Mississippi. During those days, the river boats had the power. (Like Microsoft does today)
    Abe won the case for the Rock. This bridge has been modified over the 100+ years of its life. The trains ride above. Cars and Trucks drives under the tracks. Plus you can walk over it!

    Personal history:
    When I was in 4th Grade. My class took a field trip to the dam and saw a man jump off that bridge. Not something for a youngster to see.


    Andy
    Andy
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    Hey Andy, is that the one the riverboat captains had "rammed" (um, I mean accidentally rammed) to take it out? I seem to remember Abe being involved in that.

    Tom F
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    Good question

    That's a good question. I don't remember. I do remember the story! I will have to get back on that one.

    Andy
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    Thanks for the Picture Ken. Its nice to see the Rock Island is still out there.