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Old 09-28-23, 11:49 AM
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Bridge over White Rock Creek in the Great Trinity Forrest with the Kansas City Southern rail bridge in the background

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A short one over a local creek.







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This thread slowed me down considerably last week.

















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The bridge across Asotin (uh-SOH-tin) Creek (crick) on state highway 129 as you enter the town of Asotin, which is also the seat of Asotin County, Washington.


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Bikes in anticipation of being on bridges.
New W&OD bridge by Reston metro finally getting started after YEARS of planning. Dangerous crossing because it's back a ways from the traffic signal. From the driver's POV bikes come out of nowhere.

Traffic signal is about two car lengths to the left
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Pontoon bridge over the Lagoon w/ wildlife.

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Barriers are down = unofficial opening. Northaven Trail Bridge over US75 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas.



This connects Northaven Trail with the Cottonwood and White Rock Creek Trails, and someday, the SoPac Trail as well.

Fun fact: The bridge is a network-tied arch with a double-curved deck (allegedly the only one in the world).
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Great shot, have kayaked under that bridge many times on layovers. Nice bike too.
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Old 11-21-23, 11:40 AM
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recently back into cycling after moving to central Florida from Kansas City area , found the "General Van Fleet Trail" about 40 miles west of Orlando through the Green Swamp in central Florida

Bay Lake Road Trailhead


one of the many small Bridges
see a lot of wildlife here

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77 TX900 on Bugline overpass, Sussex WI ( sorry for non-drive side photo)
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Bay Bridge looking toward Yerba Buena island.
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Can you identify the location?
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This thread slowed me down considerably allowed me to stop and smell the Roses Bridges last week.
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Old 12-01-23, 03:26 PM
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Schwinn on a Span


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Originally Posted by tcs
Barriers are down = unofficial opening. Northaven Trail Bridge over US75 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas.



This connects Northaven Trail with the Cottonwood and White Rock Creek Trails, and someday, the SoPac Trail as well.

Fun fact: The bridge is a network-tied arch with a double-curved deck (allegedly the only one in the world).
I rode over that bridge this morning.

I heard a few weeks ago a small automobile started up the spiral ramp of the bridge before realizing it's not for cars. There are barriers that would not allow a vehicle as wide as a car.
( Caused me to wonder what weight the engineers designed it to hold.)

​That driver needs to be sent back to remedial driving school.

Well...here's an edit.

I looked it up on the Texas Department of Transportation site and found this:
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  • The bridge can carry a weight of 445,000 pounds, which is equal to the weight of 45 elephants or six fully loaded semi-trucks. "
Also found this interesting bit of information on this bridge....note the orange text.

"“The Northaven Trail Pedestrian Bridge represents a vital mobility solution that will greatly enrich the Dallas community for generations,” said Nathan Petter, PE, TxDOT Dallas County area engineer. “HNTB’s innovative network tied arch design not only exhibits remarkable efficiency but has also yielded a signature bridge, resembling a bicycle wheel, that the entire community can enjoy.”
The pedestrian bridge spans across the busy 8-lane U.S. 75 and rests between two highly used systems of local walking/biking trails. Nearly half a mile in length, the structure reduces barriers to alternative methods of transportation and offers a safe, new connection to regional recreational activities.

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Next trip over I'm going to have to look closer to catch the bicycle wheel resemblance.

Check this out...
That's some pretty slick engineering and implementation of getting it in place.
I applaud the effort!


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Old 12-06-23, 08:41 PM
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Thursday morning in Bangkok, Thailand at Nong Bon park. Not a vintage bike though but it is on a pedestrian bridge.

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Noplace "famous", just a bike path bridge over Starkweather Creek in Madison. My parts-bin-build 1988 Ironman Carbon. I've since swapped in a set of 105 brake levers and Shimano 7-speed indexed bar-ends.


The creek has come a long way. Even with the lily pads, it's quite navigable by kayak. It's slow moving, but 20 years ago, it had pretty-much stopped flowing. Along with being filled with debris, the stagnant water had given it the nickname Skankweather Creek. I don't know what all was done. I presume it was dredged to improve flow, but I do know a LOT of volunteers pulled a LOT of junk out of the creek. It's really quite nice to kayak now, an urban natural respite.
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The Bob Michel bridge in downtown Peoria is the only way for bikes and pedestrians to get across the Illinois bridge.
It has been getting resurfaced this year, and an isolated MUP was added on the north side of the bridge. During the work, bikes and peds have been shunted to whatever part of the bridge wasn't being worked on at the time. It was good of them to keep the bridge open to us, since the cars had to find another bridge to use.
I think the work was supposed to finish up this year, and they are near the end... but not there yet.
Today the south portion of the bridge was open to bikes and peds, so I got to enjoy the new pavement!




a mile or two upriver, a new span is being built for the McCluggage bridge. This is the very wide span shown below. It will replace the old east-bound span, which is shown as the center span in the photo below. The new span will have a bike/ped path, which I expect to use. If nothing else, it will let me avoid the downtown traffic and the erratic pedestrians on the Bob Michel bridge.




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^^^^^ Interesting how each new generation of span is both wider and higher above the water than its predecessor.

So is that span going parallel to the river flow some sort of temporary span for access to the site?
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