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    Was it designed to look like a hockey stick?

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    I think so, yes
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    This bridge is on the west side of Suwannee River State Park in Live Oak, Florida:

    CSX Suwannee River bridge.jpgCSX bridge at Suwannee River

    CSX crossing the Suwannee River 2.jpgcrossing the bridge - CSX SW1500 and UP SD70M
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    Whoo-hoo. Awesome pictures. Lots of details and colors for weathering piers, girders and ties.
    Thanks for posting.

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    And here is a unique trestle, crib girder bridge crossing the Redwater river at Circle, MT built by the NP back in 1909.

    Circle trestle 2013PIC_0744.JPGCircle trestle2013bPIC_0742.JPG
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    There is a collection of Canadian Train Bridges at this site. Warning turn the sound down if you are at work!
    http://yourrailwaypictures.com/TrainBridges/

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    If I ever build another bridge, it will be Stoney Creek on the Rogers Pass line.

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    Here are a couple of local bridges.

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    Another famous Kettle Valley Railroad bridge that no longer stands:

    http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/32210688.jpg
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Not the best shot, but this is the interchange bridge that crosses the South Thompson river here in Kamloops, BC. I've been over that bridge many times when I was working on the steam loco. I'll have to dig through my photos, I know I have several good shots.
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    Cisco Bridges, BC, Canada 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    maybe someone out there could use a bridge like this on a layout.
    This would be great for someone who is using a swingarm, next to an door used for entering/exiting a room. Of course, it may not be prototypical?

    I have never seen a real or modelled bridge like this, thanks for sharing it with us.
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    One pretty incredible one that's actually just been built recently is the 130th Street and Torrence Avenue Grade Separation on Chicago's south side, on the CSS&SB. The main span is a 394-foot-long through truss.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Any idea how they built it? On-site or offsite? Looks like a busy place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    Any idea how they built it? On-site or offsite? Looks like a busy place.
    It was definitely built off site, as it's being billed as the largest truss bridge ever moved into place after being assembled off site.

    What's interesting is that not only was it a road-grade separation, it also crosses over Norfolk Southern tracks, too, which also had a new bridge built, and then they still had to dig down so that the roadway could go underneath the NS tracks! And all this right beside the Calumet River... I can't help wondering how high the water table is in that spot?

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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Bridge over Parry Sound, Ont. Canada. 2017

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    Bear with me, I'm not sure how to insert these as images here but here are links to two pictures on railpictures.net of a bridge on the Oregon Trunk crossing the Deschutes River:

    https://www.railpictures.net/photo/733771/

    https://www.railpictures.net/photo/733770/

    And here's my version:

    DSCN6611.jpgDSCN6612.jpg

    It's about half the size that a true scale model of the bridge would be.

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