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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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  • News. I am now generating the condensed inventory, expanded inventory, and list of references from a database. The generator closely mimics the style in which I previously manually maintained the inventory. Devotees will notice a few quirks, mostly for the better. The biggest change is the condensed inventory appearing as a single list instead of separate North American and non-North American lists. Careful observers will notice more uniformity in the Notes sections and the location and crossing descriptions. I have indefinitely removed the scattered off-site links; the majority of them were dead. If you notice anything out-of-whack, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Added "Koksilah River" across the Koksilah River at Cowichan Station, BC, Canada in Bright Angel Park.
  • Added "Rockdale" near Conyers, GA in South Rockdale Community Park.
  • Fixed "(footbridge)" at Chattanooga, TN across the Chickamauga Creek. It was on the expanded inventory, but not the condensed inventory.
  • Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell for sending information about these bridges:
    • Added "1887 Swinging" at Reading, PA.
    • Added "1898 (suspension bridge)" across the South Canadian River at Noble, OK.
    • Added "(footbridge)" at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada.
    • Added "(footbridge)" across the Chaudière River at Charny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across the Carbon River at Mt. Rainier, WA.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across Black Creek at Black Creek Forest Preserve, Esopus, NY.
  • Added "Eagle Mountain" at Clearwater National Forest, ID.
  • Added "Great Gulf Wilderness" on the Appalachian Trail, Dolly Copp Campground vicinity, NH.
  • Added "Mocus Point" at Clearwater National Forest, ID.
  • Added "Orange County Country Club" across the Wallkill River at Middletown, NY.
  • Added "Smokey's Dream" across the Sebasticook River at Hartland, ME.
  • Added "Warm Springs Creek" at Clearwater National Forest, ID.
  • Added "1994 Pochuck Quagmire" across Pochuck Creek on the Appalachian Trail, Vernon Valley, NJ.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Chenango River at Binghamton, NY.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Delaware River at Pond Eddy, NY.
  • Added "Clarendon Gorge (Robert Brugman Memorial)" on the Appalachian Trail, Rutland, VT vicinity.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Barryville, NY as "1852 Shohola" at Shohola, PA and Barryville, NY. Thanks to Thomas Gibson for providing information about this bridge. Please visit his http://www.shohola.org to learn more about Shohola, PA.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Cranberry Lake, NJ as "1928 Cranberry Lake" in Allamuchy State Park.
  • Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell for sending information about these bridges.
    • Added "(footbridge)" across the Carroll Creek at Frederick (Baker Park), MD.
    • Added "Hastings Trail" across the Wild River at Oxford County, ME.
    • Added "Spokane Falls I" across the Spokane River at Spokane, WA.
    • Added "Spokane Falls II" across the Spokane River at Spokane, WA.
    • Relisted "(footbridge)" across the Spokane River at Down River Park, Spokane, WA as "(swinging bridge)" at Riverside State Park, Spokane, WA.
  • Added "1880 Fitzroy" across the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton.
  • Added "1890 Wollaston" across the Merri River at Warrnambool, Australia.
  • Added "1903 Maldon" across the Nepean River at Picton, Australia (vicinity).
  • Added "1930 Alexandra (Basin)" across the South Esk River at Launceston, Tasmania.
  • Added "1936 Walter Taylor" across the Brisbane River at Indooroopilly, Australia.
  • Added "(footbridge)" at Tarra-Bulga National Park, Victoria, Australia.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across Sandy Creek at Mackay, Australia.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Rio Grande at White Rock Canyon, NM.
  • Combined "North Sydney" and "1892 Cammeray" entries into "1892 Cammeray (North Sydney)". The entries appear to be the same bridge.
  • Thanks to Jeremy Lance for sending information about these bridges.
    • Added "Mill Creek" at Brumley, MO vicinity.
    • Added "Glaize" at Brumley, MO vicinity.
  • Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell for sending information about these bridges.
    • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Penobscot River E. Branch at Bowlin Camps, ME (Hay Lake vicinity).
    • Added "1974 Mestachibo" across the Sainte-Anne River at Canyon Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Canada.
    • Added "1979 McNicoll" across the Sainte-Anne River at Canyon Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Canada. I omitted another suspension bridge (Laurent) at this site that is more of a catwalk-style bridge.
    • Added "1997 Wentzell's Crossing" across the Webb River at Dixfield/Mexico, ME. Thanks also to Gregory Waugh for providing details about this bridge.
  • Thanks to Don Sayenga for sending information about these bridges.
    • Relisted "Fitches" at Elmira, NY as "1882 Lumbermens (Fitches, Fisches, Fitch's)" across the Chemung River at Big Flats, NY.
    • Relisted "1875? (suspension bridge)" at Chemung, NY as "1872 Chemung".
    • Added "1870 Big Flats" at Big Flats, NY.
    • Added "Wellsburg & Lowman" across the Chemung River at Wellsburg/Lowman, NY.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" across the Mohawk River at Tribes Hill, NY as "1853 Fort Hunter".
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" across the Black River at Watertown, NY as "1857 Bradford".
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Keeseville, NY as "1888 (suspension bridge)" across the Ausable River.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Little Falls, NY as "Fink's" across the Mohawk River.
  • Added "(footbridge)" at Rumford Falls, ME (distinct bridge from similar existing entry).
  • Added "Swing" across the Ausable River at Keeseville, NY.
  • Added "Swinging" at Paintsville, KY.
  • Added "1936 Swinging" at Hazard, KY.
  • Added "Wiggly" at York, ME. Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell for sending information about this bridge.
  • Added "1843 (suspension bridge)" across Chaudière Falls at Ottawa, Canada.
  • Added "1937 Rio Chiriquí" across the Rio Chiriquí at David, Panama.
  • Added "1937 Rio Choluteca" across the Rio Choluteca at Choluteca, Honduras.
  • Added "1937 Rio Tamasalupa" across the Rio Tamasalupa at Asuncíon Mita, Guatemala.
  • Added "(footbridge)" at Richland Center, WI.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across Lake Bracken at Galesburg, IL.
  • Added "(swinging bridge)" across Medicine Creek at Medicine Park, OK.
  • Added "Stevens (Fall Creek)" across Fall Creek at Ithaca, NY.
  • Added "(footbridge)" at South Freeport, ME.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across the Ammonoosuc River at Lisbon, NH.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Chitral River near Chitral, Pakistan.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Pemigewasset River East Branch at Lincoln Woods trail near Lincoln, NH.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Romanescu Park, Craiova, Romania.
  • Added "1935 Swinging" at Neligh, NE.
  • Added "Bemis" across the Saco River at Davis Path trail, Harts Location, NH.
  • Added "Boatford" across the River Esk at Langholm, England.
  • Added "Dumarsais Estimé" across the Grande Anse River at Jérémie, Haiti.
  • Added "Shaky" at Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, Ireland.
  • Added "Swinging" across the East Fork of the Little River at Cloudland, GA.
  • Added "Swinging" across the Patapsco River at Patapsco Valley State Park, MD.
  • Added "Swinging" across the San Rafael River at San Rafael Bridge Recreation Site, UT.
  • Added "(footbridge)" near Mont-rebei Gorge, Santa Engracia, Spain.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Nam Song River near Vang Vieng, Laos.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" near Neka museum, Ubud, Indonesia.
  • Relisted "(footbridge)" near Wilmot, NC as "1964 (footbridge)" across the Tuckaseigee River.
  • Relisted "Duck Run" as "1922 Duck Run (Trubada Swinging)".
  • Added "1887 de l'Abîme" across the Chéran River at Cusy/Gruffy, France.
  • Added "1893 Viscaya (Biscay)" across the Nervión River at Portugalete/Las Arenas, Spain.
  • Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell who sent information leading to the following bridges.
    • Added "1901 (suspension bridge)" across the Queanbeyan River at Queanbeyan, Australia.
    • Added "1929 Kane's" across the Yarra River at Yarra Bend Park, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Added "1933 (footbridge)" at Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka, FL.
    • Added "1938 (suspension bridge)" across the Queanbeyan River at Queanbeyan, Australia.
    • Added "Gamlebrua" across the Numedalslågen River at Kongsberg, Norway.
    • Added "(footbridge)" at Parsley Bay, Sydney, Australia.
    • Added "(footbridge)" on the Messiah College campus at Grantham, PA.
    • Added "(footbridge)" near Wilmot, NC.
    • Added "(footbridge)" across the Illinois River near Selma, OR.
    • Added "(footbridge)" across the Onkaparinga River near Adelaide, Australia.
    • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Apia Canal at Valkeakoski, Finland.
  • Relisted "Peace River" in British Columbia as "1947 Peace River" at Taylor, British Columbia.
  • Added "Liard River" across the Liard River near Liard River Hot Springs, BC.
  • Added "1965 Hudson's Hope" across the Peace River at Hudson's Hope, BC.
  • Added "1863 Confolens" across the Loire River near Beauzac and Confolens, France.
  • Added "(suspension bridge) across Oued Skhirat near Rabat, Morocco. Thanks to Bob Cortright who sent me information about this bridge (in 1999, OK, I have a backlog!). A photo appears on Bob's web site.
  • Removed "1965 (suspension bridge)" across the Rio Grande at Taos, NM as this appears to be a large cantilever popularly referred to as a "suspension bridge". However, this led me to add the next bridge.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Rio Grande near Taos, NM. Thanks to Eileen O'Grady who rafted beneath this bridge (Rio Grande wood bridge, Taos Photos) and reports that it still carries vehicular traffic!
  • Thanks to Patrick S. O'Donnell who reminded me I'd neglected these bridges.
    • Added "1943 Sheep" across the Verde River at Sheep Crossing (Cave Creek vicinity), AZ.
    • Added "1965 Guy West" across the American River at Sacramento, CA.
    • Added "1989 Sheep" across the Verde River at Sheep Crossing (Cave Creek vicinity), AZ.
  • Fixed "(suspension bridge)" across the American River at Auburn, CA. This bridge was missing from the condensed inventory, but had been listed on the full inventory since 2000. More information about this bridge is appreciated. I have an image showing part of it, but not much else.
  • Added "1862 Pine Street" at Nevada City, CA.
  • Added "Cable" at Garfield Park, Chicago, IL.
  • Added "Swinging" at Carthage, MO.
  • Added "1827 (suspension bridge)" across the Mala Panew River at Ozimek, Lower Silesia, Poland. Thanks to Tomasz Swiatkowski for sending information about this bridge.
  • Added "1877 (suspension bridge)" across the Kallada River at Kerala, Punalur, India. Thanks to Nat Hari who sent information about this bridge.
  • Added "1910 (footbridge)" across the Thompson River at Cowwarr, Australia.
  • Added "1930 Colfax-Foresthill" across the North Fork of the American River in Placer County, CA.
  • Added "Mosquito Road" across the American River at Placerville, CA. Thanks to Russ Taft who sent information about this bridge.
  • Added "1947 Les Andelys" across the Seine River at Les Andelys, France.
  • Added "1959 Tancarville" across the Seine River at Tancarville in Normandy, France.
  • Added "1967 Angostura" across the Orinoco River at Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.
  • Added "2000 Akinada" in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
  • Added "2000 Storda" near Bergen, Norway.
  • Added "2001 Bømla" near Bergen, Norway.
  • Added "2001 Chavanon Viaduct" across the Chavanon Valley in France.
  • Relisted "1926 Florianapolis" as "1926 Hercilio Luz (Florianapolis)".
  • Relisted "1954 Duisburg-Homberg" as "1954 Friedrich Ebert (Duisburg-Homberg)".
  • Added "1821 Trinity Pier" a chain pier extending into the River Forth near Edinburgh, Scotland at "Trinity".
  • Added "1826 Warden" across the South Tyne River in County Northumberland, England.
  • Added "1827 Welney" across the Hundred Foot River at Welney, England.
  • Added "1830 Bath" at Bath, England.
  • Added "1830 Stockton Railway" across the River Tees at Stockton, England.
  • Added "1831 Findhorn" across the River Findhorn at Forres, Scotland.
  • Added "1831 Wellington" across the River Dee at Aberdeen, England.
  • Added "1836? Kalemouth" across the River Teviot at Eckford, Scotland.
  • Relisted "(chain bridge)" at Brighton, England as "1823 Brighton Pier".
  • Relisted "(chain bridge)" at Montrose, England as "1829 Montrose".
  • Relisted "1829 Broughton" as "1826 Broughton".
  • Removed "(chain bridge)" at Berwick, England. This was a duplicate of "1820 Union".
  • Added 1891 "(suspension bridge)" in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Thanks again to Edward Windhorst who reminded me about this bridge.
  • Split "Iowa-Illinois Memorial" into two entries "1935 Iowa-Illinois Memorial I" and "1960 Iowa-Illinois Memorial II" to more accurately reflect the side-by-side spans. Thanks to Curt Roseman for providing information about these bridges.
  • Added "Mongaup" across the Mongaup River at Mongaup, NY. Thanks to Don Sayenga who passed along a reference to this bridge in Manville Wakefield's history of the D&H Canal "Coal Boats To Tidewater."
  • Relisted "1939 Wabash River" as "1939 Sullivan-Hutsonville". Thanks to Wayne Grodkiewicz who sent me much information about this bridge's construction and demise and did quite a bit of investigation into this interesting Steinman bridge.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across Duck Creek at Pamperin Park near Green Bay, WI.
  • Relisted "Bromide" as "1907 Bromide". Thanks to Heidi Hohmann who passed along information about this bridge.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Lordville, NY as "1869 Lordville".
  • Relisted "1903 Lordville-Equinunk" as "1904 Lordville-Equinunk".
  • Thanks to Justin Spivey who recently visited James Dredge's 1836 Victoria bridge in Bath and sparked this set of James Dredge-related bridges. I found one web page that claims fifty bridges were built on Dredge's patent.
    • Added "1836 Victoria" across the River Avon at Bath, England.
    • Added "1845 Stowell Park" across the Kennet and Avon Canal at Wilcot, England.
    • Added "1853 General's Well" at Inverness, Scotland.
    • Added "1854 Caerhowel" across the River Severn at Caerhowel, England.
  • Added "1872 Trinity Cemetery" across Broadway at 155th Street, Manhattan, NY. Thanks to Edward Windhorst who sent information about this bridge from the book Calvert Vaux, Architect and Planner, by William Alex.
  • Thanks to Stephen Taylor of Austin, TX for information about the following bridges.
    • Added "1905 Dennis" across the Brazos River at Dennis, TX.
    • Added "1906 Tin Top" across the Brazos River at Tin Top, TX.
  • Added "1928 Fort Steuben" at Steubenville, OH across the Ohio River. This is quite possibly the last large extant North American suspension bridge missing from the inventory -- all the more extraordinary, because I photographed it in 1995!
  • Added "(footbridge)" across the River Conwy near Llanrwst, Wales.
  • Added "1875? (suspension bridge)" across the Chemung River at Chemung, NY.
  • Added "(footbridge)" across the North Esk River at Edzell, Scotland.
  • Relisted "1905 Newall" as "1905 Newell".
  • Relisted "1905 (highway bridge)" at Steubenville, OH as "1905 Market St."
  • Relisted "1926 (highway bridge)" at Riegelsville, PA as "1904 Riegelsville".
  • Relisted "Upper" at Turners Falls, MA as "1878 Upper".
  • Restored "1827 (chain bridge)" at Newburyport, MA and removed information indicating this was a rebuilding of the 1810 Chain Bridge at Newburyport. The 1827 bridge by Thomas Haven was a separate structure at a different location. Move the photo back to "1810 Chain".
  • Added "1852 Fairmont and Palatine" across the Monongahela River at Fairmont, WV.
  • Added "1853 Tiffin" across the Sandusky River at Tiffin, OH.
  • Added "1853 (suspension bridge)" across the Licking River at Falmouth, KY.
  • Added "1854 Licking River II" across the Licking River at Covington, KY.
  • Added "1854 Elk River" across the Elk River at Sutton, WV.
  • Added "1858 Portsmouth" across the Scioto River at Portsmouth, OH.
  • Added "1861 Portsmouth" across the Scioto River at Portsmouth, OH.
  • Added "1868 Hamilton" across the Great Miami River at Hamilton, OH.
  • Added "1868 Whitewater" across the Whitewater River in Hamilton County, OH.
  • Added "1873 Harrison" across the Whitewater River between Harrison, OH and Dearborn County, IN.
  • Added "1876 Linwood" across the Little Miami River at Linwood, OH.
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Charleston, WV as "1852 Charleston".
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Morgantown, WV as "1854 Morgantown".
  • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Franklin, OH as "1873 Franklin" across the Gream Miami River at Franklin, OH.
  • Relisted "1827 (chain bridge)" at Newburyport, MA as "1827 Chain" and moved photo from "1810 Chain" to the new "1827 Chain".
  • Relisted "1854 Licking River" across the Licking River at Covington, KY as "1854 Licking River I".
  • Added photo for "(suspension bridge)" at Oregon City, OR.
  • Moved photo from "1851 Lewiston-Queenston" to "1899 Lewiston-Queenston". The 1851 bridge was damaged in 1864 and not rebuilt until 1899. The stereoview I scanned appears to be older than 1899, but I doubt it dates from as early as 1864.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Ripley, OK along with a photo.
  • Merged "(suspension bridge)" across St. Anthony's Falls at Minneapolis, MN with "1855 Minneapolis" as I believe these entries were referring to the same bridge.
  • Relisted "(footbridge)" at Wanakena, NY as "1902 Wanakena" and added a photograph.
  • Relisted "1810 Essex-Merrimack" as "1810 Chain" at Newburyport, MA.
  • Added "1909 Chain" for the replacement of the 1810 Newburyport, MA bridge.
  • Added photo for "1855 Minneapolis".
  • Added photo for "1851 Lewiston-Queenston".
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" at Lordville, NY as a separate entry from the 1903 Lordville-Equinunk entry. 1903 is the eyebar-suspension bridge that was demolished in the early 1990's. This new entry is for an older bridge (with wood-shingled towers) at the same or nearby site.
  • Added "(suspension bridge)" across the Rogue River at Graves Creek in Oregon.
  • Added "(swinging bridge)" at Kingfisher, OK.
  • Added "1876 Brunner" across the Grey River at Brunner, New Zealand. Thanks to Jim Stewart who passed along information about this bridge's pending restoration.
  • Don Sayenga provided information that led to these changes.
    • Don and Peter Osbourne confirmed the unmatched image of the two-span bridge across an ice-jammed river was the Barrett Bridge across the Delaware River at Port Jervis, NY. The inventory already listed "(suspension bridge)" across the Delaware at Port Jervis. This entry has been relisted as "1872 Barrett".
    • Relisted "(suspension bridge)" at Huntington, WV as "1852 Guyandotte".
    • Added "1877 Minneapolis".

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