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This is a list of inventory additions and modifications. Several individuals are credited with providing information for the inventory. Their names appear in bold. If you want to automatically receive email when the inventory is updated, please join my Suspension Bridge Inventory Updates mailing list.

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  • Added "South Street" at Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Added "1924 (suspension bridge)" near Nocona, TX across the Red River.
  • Added "1925 (suspension bridge)" at Powhatan, AR across the Black River.
  • Added "1926 Hidalgo-Reynosa International" between Hidalgo, TX and Reynosa, Mexico across the Rio Grande.
  • Added "1928 (suspension bridge)" at Des Arc, AR across the White River.
  • Added "unmatched images". This is a new type of listing for the inventory. "Unmatched images" will be those for which I have a photograph, but am not sure which bridge it is. These are photographs whose captions, if any, are ambiguous. The unmatched images only appear in the expanded inventory. Each unmatched image is accompanied by notes.
    • Added unmatched image "(suspension bridge)" across the Red River, TX.
    • Added unmatched image "(suspension bridge)" depicting late 19th-century two-span suspension bridge across ice-jammed river.
  • Relisted "Market St." in Williamsport, PA. in "1865" instead of "1866".
  • Relisted "1929 Rio Quequen" as "1929 Colgante (Rio Quequen)" as this bridge is known as the "Puente Colgante".
  • Relisted "Ogdensburg-Prescott International" in "1960".
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Brattleboro, VT as "1889 (suspension bridge)" at Chesterfield, NH and Brattleboro, VT vicinity. Don Sayenga provided information from the Brattleboro Historical Society stating the Connecticut River belongs to NH (i.e. the state line is at the Vermont coast line, not the middle of the river). Thus, most of the structure was technically located in New Hampshire.
  • Added "1872 Branch Hill" across the Little Miami River at Branch Hill, OH.
  • Added "1898 Hampden" across the Kangaroo River at Kangaroo Valley, Australia.
  • Added "(footbridge)" along the Benton MacKaye Trail across the Toccoa River near Dahlonega, GA. Thanks to Lori Corral who brought this bridge to my attention.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Hanapepe, HI.
  • Added "Elkhurst" across the Elk River at Elkhurst, WV in Clay County.
  • Added "North Sydney" at Sydney, Australia.
  • Added "Port-na-craig" across the River Tummel at Pitlochry, Scotland.
  • Added "Windgap" across Chartiers Creek between Pittsburgh and McKees Rocks, PA.
  • Added "Konohana" at Osaka, Japan.
  • Added "1962 Wakato" at Kita-Kyusyu, Japan.
  • Added "1967 Kanmon" at Shimonoseki, Japan.
  • Added "1969 Shin-tsue" at Oita, Japan.
  • Added "1977 Hirado" at Nagasaki-Hirado, Japan.
  • Added "1988 Hakata-Ohshima" at Onomichi-Imabari, Japan.
  • Added "1994 Rainbow" at Tokyo, Japan.
  • Added "1999 Kurushima I" at Onomichi-Imabari, Japan.
  • Added "1999 Kurushima II" at Onomichi-Imabari, Japan.
  • Added "1999 Kurushima III" at Onomichi-Imabari, Japan.
  • Added "Kitchener-Marchand" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "Masaryk" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "Mouton" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "Palais de Justice" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "Saint Clair" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "Saint Georges" across the Saône at Lyon, France.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Goyt at Buxton, England.
  • Added "1898 Victoria" across the Wye at Hereford, England.
  • Added "1922 Porthill" across the Rea Brook at Shrewsbury, England.
  • Added "1886 (footbridge)" across the Derwent at Huttons Ambo, England.
  • Added "1829 (suspension bridge)" across the Ure at Middleham, England.
  • Added "1854 St Andrew's" across the Clyde at Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Categorized the two Queens Park suspension bridges in Chester, UK as 1852 and 1923.
  • Added "1831 Scotswood (Chine)" across the Tyne at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This may be the same bridge I have listed anonymously at Durham attributed to Samuel Brown. Any suggestions?
  • Added "1937 Lenape Park I" at Lenape Park in Perkasie, PA.
  • Added "1937 Lenape Park II" at Lenape Park in Perkasie, PA.
  • The following two bridges were brought to my attention by a coworker, Siddhartha Das. There are several pages for these nearby bridges, but most of the pages seem to show the newer bridge (Ram Jhula) while describing the older bridge (Lakshman Jhula).
    • Added "1929 Lakshman" across the Ganges at Rishikesh, India.
    • Added "Ram (Shivanand)" across the Ganges at Rishikesh, India.
  • The following are all substantial trail bridges constructed or reconstructed by Sahale, LLC. Check out their web site. Dozens of photos of these bridges (during all stages of repair and disrepair!) -- you won't be disappointed. All are footbridges except for Tawkes-Foster which supports light vehicular traffic.
    • Added "1969 Gorge Inn" at Newhalem, WA across the Skagit River.
    • Added "Cassidy" across the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River at Ansel Adams Wilderness, Minarets Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, CA.
    • Added "1997 Drift Creek Falls" near Lincoln City, OR across Drift Creek.
    • Added "1995 Tawkes-Foster" near Mazama, WA across the Methow River.
    • Added "1994 Greenbrier" at Hosterman, WV.
    • Added "1992 Kimberling Creek" along the Appalachian Trail across Kimberling Creek near Marion, VA.
    • Added "1992 Cow Pasture River" in the George Washington National Forest across the Cow Pasture River near Staunton, VA.
  • Added "Grand Falls" across the St. John River in New Brunswick, Canada.
  • I recently stumbled across a site, New Brunswick Suspension Footbridges. Several of the bridges are catwalk-style (droopy) bridges that do not have a level deck. The following sturdier structures have been added to my inventory:
    • Added "1980 Kennebecasis" at Sussex, New Brunswick across the Kennebecasis River.
    • Added "1983 Yeoman's" at Titusville, New Brunswick across the Hammond River.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Black River at Watertown, NY.
  • Added "1941 Haggard Ford" across Bear Creek near Harrison, AR.
  • Categorized "(suspension bridge)" across the White River at Beaver, AR as "1943 Beaver".
  • Categorized "(swinging bridge)" across Sylamore Creek at Mountain View, AR as "1945 Sylamore Creek".
  • Added "Infirmary" across the River Ness at Inverness, Scotland.
  • Added "Greig Street" across the River Ness at Inverness, Scotland. Someone please tell me if this is the same bridge as the Infirmary bridge. There are several pictures of these two bridges on the web. They are certainly of the same design, but I can't quite tell if it's the same bridge with two common names or two separate bridges.
  • Categorized "(suspension bridge)" in Nashville, TN as "1850 (suspension bridge)". Thanks to John Lancaster for providing information about this bridge.
  • Added "James River" across the James River in Buchanan, VA.
  • Added "Boldman" across Levisa Fork near Pikeville, KY.
  • Categorized "Kaibab" as "1928 Kaibab".
  • Thanks to Mark M. Brown who provided information from his HAER (Historic American Engineering Record) research of "Extant Suspension Bridges Built In Texax Before 1940". He sent a list of bridges originally compiled by J. Philip Gruen in 1996. The following entries have been modified or added based on this information:
    • Added "1896 Clear Fork Of The Brazos" across the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Shackelford County, TX.
    • Corrected "1896 Beveridge" as crossing the San Saba River instead of the Colorado River.
    • Categorized "(suspension bridge)" across Choctaw Creek near Bells, TX as "1915? Choctaw Creek".
    • Added "1917? Rock Church" across the Paluxy River, Tolar vicinity, Hood County, TX.
    • Updated "1939 Regency" and "1928 Roma-San Pedro".
  • Added "1913 Brilliant" across the Kootenay River near Castlegar, BC.
  • Added "1849 Loch Oich" across Loch Oich in Scotland.
  • Added "Gateway" across the Mississippi River at Clinton, IA.
  • Thanks to Justin Spivey who sent a copy of HAER (Historic American Engineering Record) document PA-461 detailing the Lower Bridge at English Center, PA across Little Pine Creek. This document reveals Dean & Westbrook built two of these hybrid suspension-truss bridges at English Center (know as the Upper and Lower Bridges). Only one survives. This document also includes a partial list of past and present Pennsylvania suspension bridges. The following entries have been added or modified based on information in this document.
    • Added "1857 Chain" across the Lehigh River at Glendon, PA.
    • Split "1891 (suspension bridge)" at English Center, PA into two entries, "1891 Upper" and "1891 Lower".
    • Categorized "(suspension bridge)" at Williamsport, PA as "1866 Market St.".
    • Added "1871 Warren" at Warren, PA across the Allegheny River. I am surprised this is not already on my inventory -- I own about a dozen images of this bridge.
    • Added "1876 Oil City" at Oil City, PA across the Allegheny River.
    • Categorized "Lumberville" as "1947 Lumberville".
    • Added "1884 McKeesport-Reynoldton (Third Ave.)" at McKeesport, PA across the Youghiogheny River.
  • Added "1912 Orleans" across the Klamath River at Orleans, CA. This is one of many (at least three) distinct suspension bridges to have been built at this site.
  • Thanks to Chris MacDonnell, P.E. who provided information for some Scandinavian bridges:
    • "1970 New Little Belt" at Jutland-Funen, Denmark.
    • "1992 Askøy" at Bergen, Norway.
    • "Osterøy" at Bergen, Norway.
  • Added Don Sayenga's comments about the location of the 1801 Finley chain bridge.
  • Removed an "1810 (chain bridge)" entry attributed to Hazard and White. This was a mistake, on my part, in interpreting some information about rework on the "1809 Schuylkill Falls" bridge. This entry only appeared on the expanded inventory.
  • Based on several comments submitted by Don Sayenga and information from Eda Kranakis' "Constructing A Bridge," I have overhauled all of the Finley-related chain bridges. Entries modified or added as a result of these changes are:
    • "1801 (chain bridge)" at Iron Bridge, PA
    • "1807 Chain" at Georgetown, DC.
    • "1807 (chain bridge)" at Cumberland, MD.
    • "1809 (chain bridge)" at Wilmington, DE.
    • "1809 (chain bridge)" at Brownsville, PA.
    • "1809 (chain bridge)" at Brownsville vicinity, PA.
    • "1809 Schuylkill Falls" at Philadelphia, PA.
    • "1810 (chain bridge)" at Frankfort, KY.
    • "1810 (chain bridge)" at Paulings Ford, PA.
    • "1810 (chain bridge)" at Reading, PA.
    • "1810 (chain bridge)" at Wrightstown, PA.
    • "1811 (chain bridge)" at Juniata Crossing, PA.
    • "1811 (chain bridge)" at Kentucky.
    • "1811 (chain bridge)" at Kentucky.
    • "1811 Third St." at Easton, PA.
    • "1814 Hamilton St." at Allentown, PA.
    • "1824 Biery's" at Biery's Port (Catasauqua), PA.
    • "1824 Palmerton (Lehigh Gap)" at Palmerton, PA.
  • Thanks to Richard Dyer at www.great-adventures.com for contributing a photograph of the bridge at Huapoca, Mexico. You can read more about Huapoca at Cave Dwellings Of The Huapoca Canyon, Mexico
  • Split "(suspension bridge)" at Turner's Falls, Massachusetts into two entries, "Lower" and "Upper" as there appear to have been two separate suspension bridges commonly known as the "Lower Suspension Bridge" and "Upper Suspension Bridge".
  • Categorized "Zoar" as "1876" crossing the Housatonic River, not the Connecticut River.
  • Added "1871 (suspension bridge)" across the Hudson River at Washburn's Eddy, NY.
  • Thanks to Don Sayenga who sent corrections for the following bridges:
    • "1834 Fribourg" is now "1834 Zaehringen" and "1840 Gotteron".
    • "Fulson Landing" is now "Folsom Landing". Fulson apparently a common misidentification of this location and is noted in Rosemary Pelkey's book "Adirondack Bridgebuilder From Charleston".
    • "Upper Suspension Bridge" at Easton, PA spanned the Lehigh, not the Delaware.
  • Added "1938 Chute du Brule" across the Gatineau River in Quebec, Canada.
  • Added "Chandler's" at Gorham, NH.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across the St. John River at Fort Kent, Maine.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Inverness, Scotland.
  • Added "Queens Park" across the River Dee at Chester, UK.
  • Added "1888 (suspension bridge)" across the Missisquoi River at Sheldon Springs, VT.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Mohawk River, near Tribes Hill, NY.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across Choctaw Creek, near Bells, TX.
  • Added "1910 Massena Center" at Massena, NY.
  • Added "1924 Longmire" across the Nisqually River near Packwood, WA.
  • Added "1937 Corbin" across the Juaniata River at Huntingdon, PA.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Monongahela River at Morgantown, WV.
  • Categorized "(suspension bridge)" at Iowa Falls, IA as "1897 Swinging Bridge".
  • Added "1907 (footbridge)" at Swope Park, Kansas City, MO.
  • Added "1983 Matadi" at Zaire.
  • The following bridges were added based on information found at the Tongji University Department Of Bridge Engineering site, specifically this page.
    • Added "1969 Chaoyang" in Sichuan Province, China.
    • Added "1984 Dazi" in Lasa, Xizang Autonomous Region, China.
    • Added "1987 North" in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China.
    • Added "1989 Jinhu" in Taining, Fujian Province, China.
    • Added "1990 Meixihe" in Fengjie, Sichuan Province, China.
    • Added "1992 Qileharen’eerqisihe" in Habahexian, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China.
    • Added "1995 Shantou Bay" in Shantou, Guangdong, Province, China.
    • Added "1996 Xiling" in Yichang, Hubei Province, China across the Yangtze River.
    • Added "1997 Humen" in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Iowa Falls, IA.
  • Split "1914 Dresden" into "1853 Dresden" and "1914 Dresden". The 1853 structure was destroyed in 1913 and replaced with a new bridge. The image accompanying my old entry is the 1853 bridge.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Waste Weir at Trenton, NJ. Thanks to Don Sayenga who writes:
    Today at Trenton NJ I walked across this bridge. It is in a riverfront park in the downtown section of Trenton, adjacent to a large water filtration plant on the Delaware River. The water running under the bridge is run-off water from an overflow of the Delaware & Raritan Canal. It is still flowing into the Delaware River at this spot, exactly as shown in your picture. I have an old map that calls this the Waste Weir of the Delaware & Raritan Canal. I have never heard this bridge called by any name except the "bridge over the Waste Weir", but it could be that it has a name. There was no sign of any name on it today. The bridge is immediately visible from Route 29 which now runs between the bridge and the house in the background.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Tidioute, PA.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Williamsport, PA.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Guymard, NY.
  • Added "Pont de Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac" across the Dordogne at Bordeaux, France.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" in Jay Cooke State Park at Thompson, MN.
  • Added "1890 Grand Avenue" at St. Louis, MO.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Thames River at London, Ontario. Thanks to Jim Stewart who sent photos and information about this bridge.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Nashville, TN.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Delaware River at Barryville, NY.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Keeseville, NY.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the River Dee at Chester, UK.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Connecticut River at Windsor Locks, CT.
  • Added "Penn Public Service Co." at Rockwood, PA.
  • Added "Corbett and Stuart" at Corbett, NY.
  • Categorized "Grand Mere" as 1929.

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