: Old bridge is old.



Jesda
03-21-10, 12:57 AM
I've been reading about bridges for the last two hours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frankford-Avenue-Bridge.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankford_Avenue_Bridge

The Frankford Avenue Bridge was built in 1697 and continues to carry traffic. Its amazing to think of the people and vehicles that have traveled over a structure that old. It predates the United States and probably carried everything from horses to trucks.

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/12/83/128353-M.jpg

It has a higher structural rating than the much younger (though heavily utilized) Poplar Street Bridge connecting St Louis MO to East St Louis IL.

http://bridgehunter.com/pa/philadelphia/frankford-avenue/

Simply impressive.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-21-10, 09:10 AM
Wow, 313 years....very impressive!

EcSTSatic
03-22-10, 01:10 PM
That would have been overkill back in the day.
This would have been more like it

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HAZZARDJOHN
03-22-10, 01:17 PM
I wonder if it was named after Lloyd Bridges?

orconn
03-22-10, 01:20 PM
Gives a whole lot of credence the phrase "they don't build 'em like they used to!"

tr's-cts
03-22-10, 07:20 PM
That is one thick bridge!

tr's-cts
03-22-10, 07:21 PM
Gives a whole lot of credence the phrase "they don't build 'em like they used to!"


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