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This is a list of bridges 1 through 100 (of 204 total) in the suspension bridge inventory completed from 1900 through 1924. Please email (aspan@bridgemeister.com) with corrections, suggestions, submissions, and criticism. I frequently make updates and add images. Please allow time for the page and images to load. The inventory lists more than 2,500 suspension bridges (more than 1,200 of which are pictured). Click the small images to see a larger image. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Check the inventory introduction page for more information about this list.
1900 Dunes
Bighouse, Melvich Bay vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (Halladale River)
Bridgemeister ID:2567
Coordinates:N 58.55716 W 3.91118
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Dave Cooper
1900 Mafeking (Revell's)
Raven Quay, New Zealand (Kaiapoi River)
Bridgemeister ID:680
References:GAP
Principals:Thompson and Murphy
Use:Footbridge
Status:Modified, 1973
Notes
  • GAP: Modified 1973, suspension elements removed.
1900 New River (Swinging)
Nuttallburg and South Nuttall, West Virginia, USA (New River)
Bridgemeister ID:347
References:AAJ, HBE
Use:Footbridge
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:340f
Deck width:6f
Notes
  • At least one of the towers is still standing, as of 2006.
1900 Newquay
Newquay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:800
Coordinates:N 50.415743 W 5.082486
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~100f
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg.
1900 Ojuela (Mapimi, Mampimi, Miampimi)
Mapimí, Torreon vicinity, Durango, Mexico
Bridgemeister ID:1043
Structurae ID:0008133
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Santiago Minguín, William Hildenbrand?, Henry G. Tyrell
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~300m
Notes
  • Misspelled on every long span bridge list I've ever seen, this 300-meter narrow footbridge is located at Mapimí, Mexico.
  • AAJ notes this bridge as having a 10-foot wide roadway and having been built by William Hildenbrand. The present-day bridge's deck measures only 1.8 meters and is restricted to foot traffic. In HBE, Tyrell takes credit for the design of the bridge and also notes the 10-foot roadway (though, HBE was probably a source for AAJ).
Photo by Fernando Gomez
1900 Rochefort-Martrou Transporter (Matrou Transporter)
Rochefort, France (Charente River)
Bridgemeister ID:949
Structurae ID:0000109
Coordinates:N 45.91613 W 0.960638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Transporter
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:129m
Notes
  • Eckhard Bernstorff notes (data from the information table at the machinery building, where the motor to pull the platform is installed): Main Span 129 m (the high truss towers have a wide basis, the length from saddle to saddle is 139.75 m, and the length of the whole "tableau" including side parts is 175.5m), width between rails 8m. The Rochefort Transporter is well in use [2005], in the summer on all days people can use the "ferry" which is attached to the rails under the bridge.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1900 Upper
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lehigh River)
Bridgemeister ID:366
References:AAJ, DSL20030414, EN19001122, HBE, PTS2, WGE20030513
Principals:Henry G. Tyrell, John McNeal
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1955
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:2 x 279f
Side span:110f
Notes
  • According to Tyrell, "[It] joins Dock Street on the lower side of the river with Glendon Avenue on the upper side, 90 feet above it. To overcome this difference in elevation of the two ends without incurring excessive expense for approach, the bridge floor was made to descend on a grade of 7.2 per cent from the upper bank to meet stairs rising from Dock Street..."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1901 (suspension bridge)
Queanbeyan, Australia (Queanbeyan River)
Bridgemeister ID:425
Notes
1901 Drahtsteg
Lingenau and Egg, Austria (Subersach River)
Bridgemeister ID:1408
Coordinates:N 47.441867 E 9.9117
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
1901 Skippers
Maori Point vicinity, New Zealand (Upper Shotover River - Skippers Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:679
Structurae ID:0024858
References:GAP
Principals:John Black, A.J. Fraser Co.
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:96.3m

Notes
1901 VCSU Footbridge
Valley City, North Dakota, USA (Sheyenne River - Valley City State Univ.)
Bridgemeister ID:592
O'Donnell ID:206
Coordinates:N 46.92000 W 98.00288
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Dibley and Robinson Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:90f
Side spans:2 x 30f
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1994.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1902 (footbridge)
Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (Ammonoosuc River)
Bridgemeister ID:2583
O'Donnell ID:790
Coordinates:N 44.306115 W 71.778048
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~244f
Side spans:~23f, ~50f
1902 (footbridge)
Whitehead vicinity, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Gobbins Coastal / Cliff Path)
Bridgemeister ID:1357
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • In 2011, there was discussion of restoring the Gobbins Coastal and Cliff Paths to their original condition including replacing the suspension bridge. This work may be completed in 2013.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1902 Alexandra
Tain, Ross-Shire, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tain)
Bridgemeister ID:2350
Coordinates:N 57.81496 W 4.04622
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Rose Street Foundry (Inverness)
Use:Footbridge
Status:Closed, 2011 (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Closed, 2011. Sign posted at the bridge in 2011 stated "No pedestrians beyond this point. Footbridge Closed. Imminent Danger of Collapse."
Photo by John Ford Photo by Dave Cooper
1902 Bonny-sur-Loire
Bonny-sur-Loire and Beaulieu-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1178
Structurae ID:0008474
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1902 Iron
Peoria, Illinois, USA (Glen Oak Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2535
Use:Footbridge
Status:Closed, 2003 (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:50f
Side spans:2 x 25f
Photo by Karl Stull
1902 Salisbury's
Golden Bay, New Zealand (Aorere River)
Bridgemeister ID:683
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, December 28, 2010
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:37.2m
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood.
1902 Salzach
Laufen, Germany and Oberndorf, Austria (Salzach River)
Bridgemeister ID:933
Structurae ID:0008764
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Notes
  • Hybrid truss/suspension bridge where truss comes up to meet the cables for much of the main span. The "cables" appear to be riveted plates.
1902 Swinging
Skowhegan, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:1577
References:KJ20030410
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1902 Tursoli
Tursoli, Nepal
Bridgemeister ID:2176
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, c. 1970s
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1902 Wanakena
Wanakena, New York, USA (Oswegatchie River)
Bridgemeister ID:109
Structurae ID:0011090
O'Donnell ID:1049
Coordinates:N 44.133035 W 74.921341
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Rich Lumber Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:171f

Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Bill Cole
1903 Caperton
Caperton vicinity, West Virginia, USA (New River)
Bridgemeister ID:1422
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:510f
1903 Chobhar (Chobar)
Kathmandu vicinity, Nepal (Chobhar Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:2175
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1903 Elizabeth (Elisabeth, Erzsébet)
Budapest, Hungary (Danube River)
Bridgemeister ID:426
Structurae ID:0004946
References:AAJ, BMA, HBE, PTS2, SA19050909
Principals:Aurel Czekelius, M. Nagy
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Destroyed, 1945
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:3
Main span:951f
Side spans:2 x 145f

Notes
1903 Maldon
Picton vicinity, Australia (Nepean River)
Bridgemeister ID:427
References:STC
Principals:E.M. de Burgh
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:68.9m
Notes
  • Timber towers damaged by fire, replaced with steel towers 1939.
1903 Sands (Hikey)
Swalwell, England, United Kingdom (River Derwent)
Bridgemeister ID:1251
Coordinates:N 54.956267 W 1.6877
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Newton
1903 Ticonic (Tupenny, Two Cent)
Waterville, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:110
Structurae ID:0004782
O'Donnell ID:79
Coordinates:N 44.55073 W 69.62728
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Edwin D. Graves
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:400f
Deck width:6f
Photo by David Denenberg
1903 Williamsburg
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:111
Structurae ID:0000514
O'Donnell ID:836
Coordinates:N 40.71355 W 73.97226
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BPL, GBD, HBE, PTS2, SJR
Principals:L.L. Buck
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,600f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell
1904 (footbridge)
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:512
Coordinates:N 53.280346 W 3.823733
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Alfred Thorne
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This entry refers to the steel suspension footbridge nestled between Telford's suspension bridge and Stephenson's rail bridge. Click the photo to get a better view of this bridge. According to Susan Ellis, Senior Archivist of the Conwy County Borough Council, the bridge was built on the recommendation of John J. Webster who was hired to inspect Telford's suspension bridge in 1902 "following fears about the safety of its condition. He reported back making various recommendation for strengthening the bridge, including that a separate footbridge be constructed."
  • Next to 1826 Conwy (Conway) - Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1904 (suspension bridge)
Mt. Bruce, New Zealand (Ruamahanga River)
Bridgemeister ID:686
References:GAP
Principals:Joseph Dawson
1904 Alexandra (Basin)
Launceston, Tasmania (South Esk River - First Basin Water, Cataract Gorge Reserve)
Bridgemeister ID:428
References:STC
Principals:C. St John David, Salisbury's Foundry Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1929
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:45.7m
Side spans:2 x 10.7m
Notes
1904 Alum Chine
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom (Alum Chine)
Bridgemeister ID:785
Coordinates:N 50.7143 W 1.90058
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Renovated, 1973. Refurbished, 2004.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1904 Bonhomme
Kervignac, France (Blavet River)
Bridgemeister ID:1115
Structurae ID:0001968
References:AAJ, BPF, PTS2
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain, 1980
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:535f
Side spans:2 x 121f
Notes
  • Deck and cables removed, 1980.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1904 Brazos
Brazos, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1857
References:HAERTX98
Principals:William Flinn
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:300f
Side spans:2 x 150f
1904 Dark Valley
Graford and Palo Pinto, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:921
References:BRAZ, HAERTX98
Principals:William Flinn
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1958
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:2 x 250f
Side spans:80f, 2 x 125f
Deck width:16f
Notes
  • The TxDOT Bridge Division website shows an image of this bridge with caption "The Dark Valley Bridge is shown here before its demolition in 1958," but BRAZ describes it as being destroyed by a flood on October 31, 1981. The TxDOT information is likely correct.
1904 Lordville-Equinunk
Lordville, New York and Equinunk, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:112
Structurae ID:0008003
Coordinates:N 41.867745 W 75.213789
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BOL, BPL, HHP
Principals:Owego Bridge Company
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Demolished, 1986
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:347f
Side span:56f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1904 Moline Swinging
Moline, Kansas, USA (Wildcat Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:294
O'Donnell ID:1014
Coordinates:N 37.36578 W 96.30433
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Main span:~103f
Side spans:~34f, ~35f
Notes
1904 Pomeroy's (James's)
Bainham, Golden Bay, New Zealand (Aorere River)
Bridgemeister ID:684
References:GAP

Notes
1904 Riegelsville
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania and Riegelsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:113
Structurae ID:0005820
O'Donnell ID:40
Coordinates:N 40.59427 W 75.19062
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BPL, SSS
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co., S. A. Cooney
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1904 Upper (Swinging)
Warsaw, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:2537
Coordinates:N 38.24396 W 93.38926
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice, Dr. Daniel M. Eddy
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1924
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1905 (footbridge)
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Royal Botanical Gardens)
Bridgemeister ID:2446
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
1905 Apley (Linley)
Apley Park, England, United Kingdom (River Severn)
Bridgemeister ID:769
Coordinates:N 52.581949 W 2.434328
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Capable of carrying light vehicular traffic.
Photo by Graham Jackson
1905 Byram
Byram, Mississippi, USA (Pearl River)
Bridgemeister ID:115
Structurae ID:0000954
O'Donnell ID:398
Coordinates:N 32.176683 W 90.243467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic, early 1987 (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:200f
Side spans:2 x 80f
Notes
  • Closed to vehicular traffic, 1987. Vandalized, 2006. In December of 2006 after several reports of vandalism, George Britt writes: "I walked the bridge December 24, 2006. It is in rough shape but you can still walk on it if you are careful. Vandals have started fires on the bridge span damaging the planks. Some planks are missing. There is also considerable graffiti about."
  • Scheduled for restoration (repair of deck boards and grafitti), Fall, 2008.
Photo by Melonie Tebo Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1905 Cambus O'May (Gordon)
Ballater, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:429
Coordinates:N 57.065803 W 2.956825
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC2, BC3, BEM, HBR, NTB
Principals:James Abernethy & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:170f
Notes
  • HBR: Refurbished, 1988.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by William Munter Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Kelso
Kelso, Washington, USA (Cowlitz River)
Bridgemeister ID:1651
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, Jan. 3, 1923
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:300f
Notes
  • Washed out, 1906. Rebuilt, 1907. Collapsed, 1923, killing "12 to 15 persons" when one of the cables parted with the anchorage.
1905 Mangarere Road
Mangaweka, New Zealand (Rangitikei River)
Bridgemeister ID:687
Structurae ID:0024860
References:GAP
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1905 Market Street
Steubenville, Ohio and East Steubenville, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:114
Structurae ID:0009566
O'Donnell ID:454
Coordinates:N 40.35833 W 80.61167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2
Principals:Hermann Laub
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Under reconstruction (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:680f
Side spans:2 x 260f

Notes
Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1905 Newell
East Liverpool, Ohio and Newell, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:117
Structurae ID:0004767
O'Donnell ID:452
Coordinates:N 40.62167 W 80.595
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2
Principals:Dravo Company
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:750f
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1905 Priorsford
Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1441
Coordinates:N 55.649532 W 3.187578
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3
Principals:Robert Inglis
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:97f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Saint-Martin
Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche, France (Ardèche River)
Bridgemeister ID:1523
Structurae ID:0013360
Coordinates:N 44.3007 E 4.567283
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1905 Tuscumbia
Tuscumbia, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:1977
Coordinates:N 38.23526 W 92.44763
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1933
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1905 Widnes-Runcorn Transporter
Runcorn, England, United Kingdom (River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:954
Structurae ID:0002352
References:AAJ, BRB, HBE
Principals:J.J. Webster, J.T. Wood, Charles Smith
Use:Transporter
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,000f
1906 (suspension bridge)
Puketapu, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand (Tutaekuri River)
Bridgemeister ID:688
Structurae ID:0024861
References:GAP
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:129m
1906 Baton
Baton River valley vicinity, New Zealand (Motueka River)
Bridgemeister ID:689
Structurae ID:0024862
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge and Stock
Status:Replaced, 1961
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:91.4m
Notes
  • GAP: Replaced 1961.
1906 Brannon's Crossing
Weatherford vicinity, Parker County, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1298
Coordinates:N 32.66256 W 98.03288
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1934
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:440f
Notes
  • Tony King believes he found the former location of this bridge a few hundred yards south of the I-20 Brazos River crossing west of Weatherford. This location is near a road named "Brannon Bridge Circle." Tony writes: "Just downstream from the modern Interstate 20 bridge in western Parker County, I've noticed a concrete and iron structure, and happened to take a photo of it recently. I've noticed the structure a couple of times in the past (most recently in May of 2007) while hiking a well-worn foot/ATV path that parallels the west bank of the river as it flows almost due south from the Interstate to Meeks Bend." The structure in Tony's photo appears to be a pier or support footing. The coordinates given here are Tony's approximation of the location of the structure.
  • Built as part of the same contract as the Tin Top bridge.
  • Similar to 1906 Tin Top (Hightower Valley) - Tin Top, Texas, USA.
Photo by Tony King
1906 Newport Transporter
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom (River Usk)
Bridgemeister ID:939
Structurae ID:0002345
Coordinates:N 51.570642 W 2.985246
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, NTB
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Transporter
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:645f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1906 Nottingham (Wilford)
West Bridgford, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom (River Trent)
Bridgemeister ID:1087
Coordinates:N 52.933167 W 1.137967
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline and Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:225f
Deck width:12f
Notes
  • Designed primarily to carry water and gas mains, but also carries a wide footpath.
  • Closed, July 2008, after reports of falling debris. In December 2008, Severn Trent Water announced plans to refurbish the bridge in 2009. Bridge was reopened February 12, 2010.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1906 Schönausteg
Berne, Switzerland (Aare River)
Bridgemeister ID:1396
Coordinates:N 46.934417 E 7.445883
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:174.88f
Deck width:8.2f
1906 Swinging (Charles City, Clark Street)
Charles City, Iowa, USA (Cedar River)
Bridgemeister ID:118
O'Donnell ID:459
Coordinates:N 43.070433 W 92.685517
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Charles Hart, O.B. Zimmerman
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~298f
Side spans:~30f, ~136f
Notes
  • Bids accepted for refurbishment, expected to be completed October, 2007.
  • Destroyed by floodwaters June 8, 2008.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1906 Tin Top (Hightower Valley)
Tin Top, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:119
References:BRAZ, HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, Jan. 31, 1982 under weight of snow
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:400f

Notes
Photo courtesy of Marjorie Campbell
1906 Trellins
Vinay vicinity, France (Isère River)
Bridgemeister ID:1423
Structurae ID:0016488
Coordinates:N 45.19536 E 5.42482
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:481f
Side spans:2 x 83f
Notes
  • Standing, but all floor boards have been removed.
1907 (footbridge)
Hooversville, Pennsylvania, USA (Stony Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1569
Coordinates:N 40.147917 W 78.914417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1996
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1907 Bromide
Sulphur, Oklahoma, USA
Bridgemeister ID:121
Principals:Howard V. Hinckley
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1916
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood, 1916.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1907 Douglas
Franz Josef Glacier vicinity, New Zealand (Waiho River)
Bridgemeister ID:770
Structurae ID:0011112
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Eileen O'Grady
1907 Romney (Dockwray)
Kendal, England, United Kingdom (River Kent)
Bridgemeister ID:2426
Coordinates:N 54.33595 W 2.74507
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Coordinates are for the current location of the bridge. It was moved there (from its original location where Romney Road meets the River Kent in Kendal) in the 1990s. A sign at the current (2011) bridge says: "The bridge was erected in 1993 on the initiative of Kendal Civic Society. It incorporates part of the structure of the former Romeny Footbridge erected in 1907..."
Photo by Dave Cooper
1907 Sandy Creek
Mackay, Australia (Sandy Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:527
References:STC
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Bypassed, 1966
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Damaged in 1957 and 1958 by overweight vehicles. Bridge was repaired each time. Structure was still standing when a replacement was completed in 1966.
1907 Swinging
Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Blue River - Swope Park, Kansas City Zoo)
Bridgemeister ID:120
O'Donnell ID:1027
Coordinates:N 39.00165 W 94.5244
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Midland Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:227f
Deck width:8f
Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg
1907 Vulcan
Vulcan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA (Tug Fork Big Sandy River)
Bridgemeister ID:2141
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:400f
Notes
  • On Page 13 of the December 27, 1967 edition of West Virginia's The Charleston Gazette newspaper, there is a photograph of this footbridge with a Jeep driving across. The caption reads: "Pedestrian bridge at Vulcan... is used by vehicles because it provides a route over the Tug River to Kentucky. A citizen's group has complained that the bridge is not strong enough to support cars." The photograph accompanies an article "Road Reform Call Urged" that says the bridge is "regularly used by Jeeps and small cars." Note the date of the article, December 27, 1967 is 12 days after the Silver Bridge disaster at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
  • Near (footbridge) - Vulcan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA. Although similar in appearance, these appear to have been different bridges.
1908 (suspension bridge)
Aztec, New Mexico, USA (Las Animas River)
Bridgemeister ID:2505
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1908 (suspension bridge)
Ripley, Oklahoma, USA (Cimarron River)
Bridgemeister ID:298
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • The first photo seen here is dated March 2, 1909. With a magnifying glass, I can make out part of the builders plate in the foreground. The first line appears to be: "Wfd Mch & Fo... Co." (the portion between the Fo and Co is obscured) for Weatherford Machine and Foundry Company. The next two lines are clear: "BUILDERS 1908" and "WEATHERFORD TEXAS". The last line is largely obscurred but it appears to say "MITCHELL & PIGG PAT'D 1..." with a year at the end. Mitchell & Pigg was a well-known builder of suspension bridges in Texas. I have given this bridge a completion year of 1908 based on the sign, but I have seen other references to 1909 as the year of completion.
  • Similar to 1924 (suspension bridge) - Nocona vicinity, Texas and Jefferson County, Oklahoma, USA. In reference AUB, a picture of the Nocona bridge shows the same white-capped tubular towers. There are obvious differences, however, in the tower cross-bracing.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Wes Kinsler
1908 Eutersdorfer Schaukelbrücke
Großeutersdorf and Kleineutersdorf, Thüringen, Germany (Saale River)
Bridgemeister ID:1450
Structurae ID:0011738
Coordinates:N 50.78555 E 11.56694
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Paul Moser
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:56m
Deck width:1.5m
Notes
  • Reconstructed 1965, and 1993.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1908 Kockisch-Liebenhain
Kockisch, Saxony, Germany (Zschopau River)
Bridgemeister ID:2164
Coordinates:N 50.99595 E 13.00630
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:51m
Side spans:7m, 8m
Deck width:1.3m between side rails, 1.7m total
Notes
  • Reconstructed 1996, and after damaged by flood, 2003.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1908 Newcastle
Newcastle, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1299
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1930
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Collapsed during flood, 1930.
1908 Sagrada
Sagrada, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:2304
Principals:J.S. Kidwell
Status:Removed, 1931
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1908 Sidi M'Cid
Constantine, Algeria
Bridgemeister ID:1101
Structurae ID:0004954
References:AAJ
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:540f
Deck width:19.5f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1908 South Bend
South Bend, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1858
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:400f
1908 Tyngs Island
Lowell vicinity, Massachusetts, USA (Merrimack River - Vesper Country Club)
Bridgemeister ID:844
Coordinates:N 42.65574 W 71.39971
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, HBE
Principals:Westinghouse, Church, Kerr, and Co., J.R. Worcester
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1936
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:550f
Deck width:4.5f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood, 1936.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Stuart Brorson
1909 Brest Transporter
Brest, France
Bridgemeister ID:996
Structurae ID:0002351
Use:Transporter
Suspended spans:1
Main span:109m

Notes
1909 Chain
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA (Merrimack River)
Bridgemeister ID:122
Structurae ID:0008084
O'Donnell ID:447
Coordinates:N 42.833167 W 70.90645
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PTS2
Principals:George F. Swain, Robert R. Evans
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:265f
Deck width:35.8f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1909 Empire
Empire, Panama Canal Zone (Panama Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:525
References:PTS2
Use:Vehicular and Pipeline (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:600f
Notes
  • AAJ: Built to carry water and compressed air pipelines during canal construction, but also had a roadway.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1909 Manhattan
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:123
Structurae ID:0000529
O'Donnell ID:835
Coordinates:N 40.70667 W 73.99167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BPL, GBD, HBE, LAB, PTS2, SA19050909, SJR
Principals:O.F. Nichols, Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,470f
Side spans:2 x 725f
Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1909 Melling
Lower Hutt, New Zealand (Hutt River)
Bridgemeister ID:690
Structurae ID:0024863
References:GAP
Principals:Joseph Dawson
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:91.4m
1909 Swinging
Wilmington, Delaware, USA (Brandywine Creek - Brandywine Park)
Bridgemeister ID:270
Structurae ID:0011116
O'Donnell ID:361
Coordinates:N 39.76043 W 75.5564
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:FOWP1999S
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Replaced a nearby 1879 suspension footbridge.
Photo by David Denenberg
1910 (footbridge)
Cowwarr, Australia (Thompson River)
Bridgemeister ID:430
Use:Footbridge
1910 Boeckman
St. Elizabeth, Missouri, USA (Big Tavern Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:608
Coordinates:N 38.22667 W 92.24
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 2003
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Federal Highway Administration data lists 1910 as the year of completion.
Photo by Miriam Buechter
1910 Buechter
St. Anthony vicinity, Missouri, USA (Tavern Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:610
Structurae ID:0014258
O'Donnell ID:370
Coordinates:N 38.14 W 92.29667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:141f
Deck width:12.1f
Notes
Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Paul Boudreau
1910 Castle
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:1919
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Status:Replaced, 1951
1910 Grunwaldzki (Kaiser, Imperial)
Wroclaw, Poland (Oder River)
Bridgemeister ID:431
Structurae ID:0006358
References:AAJ
Principals:R. Weyerauch, M. Mayer
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Chain (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:415f
1910 Kemna
St. Elizabeth, Missouri, USA (Tavern Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:611
O'Donnell ID:368
Coordinates:N 38.24667 W 92.245
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:167f
Deck width:11.1f
Notes
Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Paul Boudreau
1910 Kiel Transporter
Kiel, Germany
Bridgemeister ID:956
Structurae ID:0002353
Use:Transporter
Status:Demolished, 1923
1910 Kliethermes
St. Anthony vicinity, Missouri, USA (Tavern Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:609
O'Donnell ID:369
Coordinates:N 38.1777 W 92.3223
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed, 2006 (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:215.8f
Deck width:10.8f
Notes
Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Paul Boudreau
1910 Linn Creek
Linn Creek, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:289
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:T.S. Hart
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1931
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:525f
Notes
  • Dismantled 1931 in preparation for inundation that created Lake Of The Ozarks.
  • Michael Gillespie writes: "The supporting cables were cut and the tower was allowed to fall into the Osage River. The entire flood plain was being inundated by the waters of the newly created Lake of the Ozarks. During World War 2, the cables and tower were raised and sold for scrap. The shoreline of today's Lake of the Ozarks is just at the base of the bridge abutment. The toll house, seen in the photo just to the left of the bridge, is long gone, and everything below that has been underwater for 77 years. I have created a map of the road system at that location. You can view it at www.LakeHistory.info."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1910 Massena Center
Massena, New York, USA (Grasse River)
Bridgemeister ID:124
O'Donnell ID:986
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Holton D. Robinson
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed, 1974 (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:400f
Side spans:2 x 100f
Notes
  • Standing, but closed to all foot and vehicular traffic.
Photo by Christine Major
1910 Mill Creek
Brumley vicinity, Missouri, USA (Mill Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:342
O'Donnell ID:371
Coordinates:N 38.07833 W 92.525
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~100f
Side span:1
Notes
Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg
1911 Cameron
Cameron, Arizona, USA (Little Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:125
Structurae ID:0001390
O'Donnell ID:543
Coordinates:N 35.875733 W 111.412567
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD
Principals:Midland Bridge Co., W.H. Code, John Charles
Use:Vehicular and Pipeline
Status:Closed (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:660f
Notes
  • The bridge currently carries a pipeline, but the road deck is closed to all traffic.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David McDonald Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1911 Kaiwarra
Ethelton vicinity, North Canterbury, New Zealand (Hurunui River)
Bridgemeister ID:691
Structurae ID:0024864
References:GAP
Principals:Arthur Falkner, T. Ridley
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:46.8m
1911 King George V
Newton Stewart, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Cree)
Bridgemeister ID:2468
Coordinates:N 54.967048 W 4.485349
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:D. H. and F. Reid Engineers, Victoria Bridge Works
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Plaques posted at the bridge indicate major refurbishments in 1982 and 2001.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1911 Prinzregent-Luitpoldbrücke
Passau, Bavaria, Germany (Danube River)
Bridgemeister ID:2300
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1945
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1911 Swing (King's, Shaky)
Llandeilo, Wales, United Kingdom (Towy River)
Bridgemeister ID:1399
Coordinates:N 51.884462 W 3.986061
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
1912 Branstetter (Peal Bend)
Benton County, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:2042
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes

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