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 Post subject: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:43 am 

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Some interesting articles and pictures of railroad bridges.


https://monovisions.com/vintage-railroa ... -trestles/

https://archive.org/details/scientific- ... 6/mode/2up

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sto ... y/8831573/

https://www.american-rails.com/bridges.html

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Am ... frontcover


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:32 am 

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[Catalogue] : the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, office and works, East Berlin, Connecticut, U.S.A. : iron railroad bridges, iron roofs ... etc.
by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. 1890

https://archive.org/details/cataloguebe ... 1/mode/2up


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:55 am 

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Types and details of bridge construction 1904
by Skinner, Frank W. (Frank Woodward), 1858-1932

https://archive.org/details/typesanddet ... 6/mode/2up


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:03 pm 

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Location: Milford,Mass
Hi
One of the books in my railroad library is called The Beauty of Railroad Bridges, in North America by Richard J. Cook. by Golden West Books.
I have the third printing the book has a lot of photos, and describes, the different types of railroad bridges in the book.
I am not sure if the book is still in print or not, Pat.


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:21 pm 

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It is.

http://www.goldenwestbooks.com/product/ ... d-bridges/


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:22 pm 

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Iron and timber railway superstructures and general works; giving dimensions and quantities for the standard 4 ft. 8 1/2 in gauge, and the metre 3 ft. 3 3/8 in gauge ... with some earthwork tables, and outline of a specification and requirements
by Grover, J. W. (John William), 1836-1892 1874


https://archive.org/details/irontimberr ... v/mode/2up


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:34 am 

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Here's one close to home. The Cape Cod Canal bridge and some info about it.

https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/ ... rifold.pdf


https://historicbridges.org/bridges/bro ... oadbridge/

https://bridgehunter.com/ma/barnstable/buzzards-bay-rr/


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:41 am 

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And here in Maine where I live, the old Back Cove railroad swing bridge is about to be torn down. Too bad as my understanding is there aren't a lot of this type of bridge left standing.

https://wjbq.com/a-short-history-of-the ... otosvideo/

https://standardnews.com/youll-never-be ... dge-maine/

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/a ... owhere-me/

Yeah, you read it right. That's the B&M baked bean factory in the background.


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:00 am 

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And Boston has it's own swing bridge at the Fort Point channel. For 10 years I crossed this bridge on my way to work. It was funny as a pedestrian that on the rare occasion when the workers who manned the bridge went on strike they would leave it in the open position so no cars could cross, leading to a real mess in an already congested area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Avenue_Bridge

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/property ... ve-bridge/

https://www.universalhub.com/2016/and-j ... demolished


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:09 am 

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If anyone is interested in learning more about swing bridges, here's a wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_bridge


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ng+bridges


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:45 am 

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Another interesting bridge, the Rockville Rail bridge.

http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2 ... er-in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockville_Bridge


https://historicbridges.org/bridges/bro ... rockville/


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:07 pm 

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Some old trestle bridges.

https://mashable.com/2015/10/29/railroad-trestles/

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/02/ ... e-bridges/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trestle_bridge


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:04 pm 

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Another old bridge manufacture.

Descriptive catalogue of wrought-iron bridges.. 1874
by Keystone bridge company, Pittsburgh

https://archive.org/details/ajr3428.000 ... urn+tables


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:03 am 

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Here's another one in the state of Maine. The North Anson Railroad Bridge.

https://bridgehunter.com/me/somerset/bh59439/

https://lifesatrip.ca/2016/08/01/walkin ... rth-anson/


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 Post subject: Re: Railroad Bridges
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:01 am 

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Movables bridges by Hovey, Otis Ellis, 1864-1941​
Publication date 1926

https://archive.org/details/movablesbri ... aw+bridges


The designing of draw-spans 1898​
by Wright, Charles Herbert, 1857- [from old catalog]

https://archive.org/details/designingdr ... aw+bridges


An elementary and practical treatise on bridge building 1873​
by Whipple, S

https://archive.org/details/elementaryp ... aw+bridges


There, now I'm heading out to my back yard to start building!


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