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White River Concrete Arch Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1930 White River Cotter State: AR Zip: 72626 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/White-River-Concrete-Arch-Bridge/ Creator: Marsh, James Barney

When this 1,850-foot concrete-arch highway bridge was built on the White River in a remote region of northern Arkansas - prior to the construction of upriver, flood-control dams - flash floods occurred frequently, sometimes causing the water to rise as much as one foot per hour. Construction under these conditions presented a clear danger, so project managers specified both a design and an innovative construction method appropriate to the problem of building across a perilous stretch of unpredictable river.

YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/jaystout (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: White River Concrete Arch Bridge Era_date_from: 1930
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1905 State: Zip: Country: Zimbabwe Website: Creator: Rhodes, Cecil
The Victoria Falls Bridge, completed in 1905, is a 152-meter span, steel-lattice, two-hinged arch bridge with a deck level 122 m above the Zambezi River. Conceived by Cecil Rhodes as a key link in his proposed Cape-to-Cairo railway, it is situated just downstream of the Victoria Falls in a site of unsurpassed grandeur. Although a product of the colonial period, it continues to serve and enhance the lives of all people living in the region.
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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Christopher Jensen (CC BY-ND 2.0) Image Caption: Victoria Falls Bridge Era_date_from: 1905
Tunkhannock Viaduct
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1915 Tunkhannock Creek Nicholson State: PA Zip: 18446 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Tunkhannock-Viaduct/ Creator: Cohen, Abraham Burton, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad

This majestic viaduct was built during the golden age of railroading. It was at the western end of a major readjustment in grade and alignment of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, and had double tracks to carry the trains across the valley of Tunkhannock Creek. The Hallstead cutoff (between Scranton, Pennsylvania and Hallstead, New Jersey) reduced passenger travel time by 20 minutes, and freight travel time by over an hour.

YearAdded:
1975
Image Credit: Original Photo: Flickr/Jim Danvers (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Tunkhannock Viaduct Era_date_from: 1915
Salginatobel Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1930 Salgina Valley ravine Schiers State: Graubünden Zip: Country: Switzerland Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Salginatobel-Bridge/ Creator: Maillart, Robert

The Salginatobel Bridge, spanning the Salgina Valley ravine, is the earliest surviving three-hinged, hollow box arch bridge designed by  Robert Maillart.

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1990
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Rama (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Salginatobel Bridge Era_date_from: 1930
Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1860-1869 DateCreated: 1864 North Canal North Andover State: MA Zip: 01845 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Moseley-Wrought-Iron-Arch-Bridge/ Creator: Moseley Iron Building Works

Designed, patented, and built by Thomas W.H. Moseley, this arched 96-foot span bridge preceded by years the standard use of wrought iron for bridges. For the first time in the United States, Moseley incorporated the use of riveted wrought-iron plates for the triangular-shaped top chord.

YearAdded:
1998
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Elizabeth Thomsen (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Moseley Arch, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts Era_date_from: 1864
Rogue River Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1931 Rogue River Gold Beach State: OR Zip: 97444 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Rogue-River-Bridge/ Creator: McCullough, Conde

The Rogue River Bridge was the most advanced concrete bridge in America when it was built. Distinguished bridge engineer Conde McCullough employed the techniques of Frenchman Eugene Freyssinet to create thin, graceful concrete arches for this seven-span structure.

Pre-compression of the concrete arch was achieved and, as a result of its success, pre-stressing became one of the hallmarks of American bridge building techniques.

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1982
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bruce Fingerhood (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Rogue River Bridge Era_date_from: 1931
Frankford Avenue Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1600s DateCreated: 1697 Pennypack Park Philadelphia State: PA Zip: 19114 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Frankford-Avenue-Bridge/ Creator: Unknown

"For 273 years, the little stone bridge that carries Frankford Ave. across Pennypack Creek has been doing its humble job with a minimum of attention..." 
 - Gerald McKelvey, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 1970

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1970
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service) Image Caption: Frankford Avenue Bridge Era_date_from: 1697
Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1939 Dunlap's Creek Brownsville State: PA Zip: 15417 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Dunlap-s-Creek-Bridge/ Creator: Delafield, Richard , U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Not only was Dunlap's Creek Bridge the first cast-iron bridge in America, it was the first metal bridge anywhere to use what its builder, Capt. Richard Delafield, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, described as "standardized, interchangeable, manufactured parts." The bridge was built as part of the federal government's effort to make repairs on the National Road  before handing authority over to the states. Dunlap's Creek at Brownsville was an especially troublesome crossing, having destroyed three previous bridges since 1801.

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service) Image Caption: Dunlap's Creek Bridge Era_date_from: 1939
Dorton Arena
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Buildings Era: 1950-1959 DateCreated: 1952 4800-5162 Hillsborough St. Raleigh State: NC Zip: 27606 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Dorton-Arena/ Creator: Nowicki, Matthew , Dietrick, William Henley

The Dorton Arena was the first use of a cable-supported roof system in the world. Commissioned in 1949 by North Carolina State Fair manager J.S. Dorton, the new building was intended to be a livestock judging pavilion. Architect Matthew Nowicki (1910 - 1950) proposed a structure that included a pair of intersecting parabolic arches supported by slender columns around its perimeter with a network of wire cables that supported the saddle-shaped roof.

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2002
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Justin Doub (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Dorton Arena Era_date_from: 1952
Carrollton Viaduct
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1829 Gwynns Falls Baltimore State: MD Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Carrollton-Viaduct/ Creator: Wever, Caspar , Lloyd, James

The Carrollton Viaduct over Gwynn's Falls was the first masonry railroad viaduct constructed in the United States. This structure proved the feasibility of using a viaduct to transport railway vehicles across wide and deep valleys.

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service) Image Caption: Carrollton Viaduct Era_date_from: 1829
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Carrollton Viaduct

The Carrollton Viaduct over Gwynn's Falls was the first masonry railroad viaduct constructed in the United States. This structure proved the feasibility of using a viaduct to transport railway vehicles across wide and deep valleys.

The concept for the viaduct came from international…

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Dorton Arena

The Dorton Arena was the first use of a cable-supported roof system in the world. Commissioned in 1949 by North Carolina State Fair manager J.S. Dorton, the new building was intended to be a livestock judging pavilion. Architect Matthew Nowicki (1910 - 1950) proposed a structure that…

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Dunlap's Creek Bridge

Not only was Dunlap's Creek Bridge the first cast-iron bridge in America, it was the first metal bridge anywhere to use what its builder, Capt. Richard Delafield, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, described as "standardized, interchangeable, manufactured parts." The bridge was built as part of…

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Frankford Avenue Bridge

"For 273 years, the little stone bridge that carries Frankford Ave. across Pennypack Creek has been doing its humble job with a minimum of attention..." 
 - Gerald McKelvey, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 1970

Built more than a century before the reign of Napoleon,…

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Rogue River Bridge

The Rogue River Bridge was the most advanced concrete bridge in America when it was built. Distinguished bridge engineer Conde McCullough employed the techniques of Frenchman Eugene Freyssinet to create thin, graceful concrete arches for this seven-span structure.

Pre-compression of the…

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Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge

Designed, patented, and built by Thomas W.H. Moseley, this arched 96-foot span bridge preceded by years the standard use of wrought iron for bridges. For the first time in the United States, Moseley incorporated the use of riveted wrought-iron plates for the triangular-shaped top chord.

Read More
Salginatobel Bridge

The Salginatobel Bridge, spanning the Salgina Valley ravine, is the earliest surviving three-hinged, hollow box arch bridge designed by  Robert Maillart.

Maillart's 1901 invention of the concrete hollow box design became a major bridge building concept. In this design, the concrete arch…

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Tunkhannock Viaduct

This majestic viaduct was built during the golden age of railroading. It was at the western end of a major readjustment in grade and alignment of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, and had double tracks to carry the trains across the valley of Tunkhannock Creek. The Hallstead cutoff (between Scranton…

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The Victoria Falls Bridge, completed in 1905, is a 152-meter span, steel-lattice, two-hinged arch bridge with a deck level 122 m above the Zambezi River. Conceived by Cecil Rhodes as a key link in his proposed Cape-to-Cairo railway, it is situated just downstream of the Victoria Falls in a site of… Read More
White River Concrete Arch Bridge

When this 1,850-foot concrete-arch highway bridge was built on the White River in a remote region of northern Arkansas - prior to the construction of upriver, flood-control dams - flash floods occurred frequently, sometimes causing the water to rise as much as one foot per hour. Construction…

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