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In my travels, I have come across a number of bridges that have been abandoned, usually when a highway was reconstructed. Usually, overpasses are removed, particularly ones in which the road is removed.

 

Anyone else think this would make a good category?

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In my travels, I have come across a number of bridges that have been abandoned, usually when a highway was reconstructed. Usually, overpasses are removed, particularly ones in which the road is removed.

 

Anyone else think this would make a good category?

 

That is a great idea! Some of these bridges have historical plaques. Some have been converted to pedestrian walkways. Some have interesting structure. Etc., etc.

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Hi

 

There are already some bridge categories. Would most if not all fit into these categories or other related historical categories?

 

Andrew

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Hi

 

There are already some bridge categories. Would most if not all fit into these categories or other related historical categories?

 

Andrew

 

I have seen some that do not fit any bridge Cat. at this time. Two of them just sit out in the middle of a pasture. The roadway was moved to reduce a sharp curve and the old cement bridge was left behind. I don't think there is any WOW factor to either of them. But there may be others that are WOW.

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Hi

 

There are already some bridge categories. Would most if not all fit into these categories or other related historical categories?

 

Andrew

 

I have seen some that do not fit any bridge Cat. at this time. Two of them just sit out in the middle of a pasture. The roadway was moved to reduce a sharp curve and the old cement bridge was left behind. I don't think there is any WOW factor to either of them. But there may be others that are WOW.

 

You and I are thinking along the same lines. I'm sure a few will be less "wow" than others. I have a couple in mind that lie in the area of another waymark of mine. The bridges are a couple of old iron & wood bridges that are decaying in the middle of the woods. The closest road is several hundred yards away (and is dirt/gravel)

 

Having come across these (and some others) has had me wondering where others might be, and that it might make an interesting cat.

 

I would like to avoid duplicating existing categories, as many covered bridges would seemingly fall into this description. Railroad bridge & Rails-trails bridge cats also exist.

 

I've created the "Orphaned Bridges" group - enrollment is open:

http://www.Waymarking.com/groups/details.a...b3-def52626414b

 

Thanks all for your input!

Edited by Crystal Sound

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You might want to move this to the new forums . . . it is a worthy idea!

 

Thanks!

 

Us (members of the Orphaned Bridges Group) have been discussing the ins/outs of this topic offline. We should have something ready, soon.

 

Any future discussion will be in the new forum.

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