Two Bridges — Old Structures Engineering

That’s the Black River in Wisconsin, with a rail bridge in the background and a small road bridge in the foreground. To be more specific, this is at a dammed rapids in the river – the Black River Falls – and adjacent to the town of Black River Falls. Here’s a close-up of the rail […]

Two Bridges — Old Structures Engineering

Going Maybe Too Far — Old Structures Engineering

This bridge, opened in 1897 and replaced in 1923, has an appealing name: it was the Free Bridge, carrying Little Rock’s Main Street across the Arkansas River. The name was descriptive of a crossing rather than inspirational: the purpose of the bridge was to provide free crossings. It was replaced, as was so common in…

Going Maybe Too Far — Old Structures Engineering