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This is a list of bridges 1 through 100 (of 274 total) in the suspension bridge inventory completed from 1925 through 1949. 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.
1925 (pipeline bridge)
Byers vicinity, Texas, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:1856
References:AUB
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Pipeline
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • In AUB, two main spans and part of another suspended span are visible.
1925 A.A. Hadley (Mattole River, Lindley)
Honeydew vicinity, California, USA (Mattole River)
Bridgemeister ID:589
Structurae ID:0011118
O'Donnell ID:407
Coordinates:N 40.25 W 124.165
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by David Denenberg
1925 Bodie Creek
Falkland Islands
Bridgemeister ID:1922
Principals:David Rowell & Co., Charles Peters
Use:Vehicular and Stock (one-lane)
Status:Closed, 1997
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by David Owen Photo by Rex Eagle
1925 Grimma
Grimma, Saxony, Germany (Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:1504
Coordinates:N 51.22805 E 12.72555
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:80m
Deck width:1.8m between side rails
Notes
  • Rebuilt, 1949. Reconstruction, 1989, 1998, and in 2003 after 2002 flood damage.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1925 Pandora (Southeast Passage)
Costa Rica (Estrella River)
Bridgemeister ID:436
References:PTS2, USS
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:240f
Notes
  • Originally built with a set of tram tracks designed for cars hauling bananas.
Photo courtesy of Nora Ovares
1925 Perrégaux (Mellah Slimane)
Constantine, Algeria (Rhumel Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:1117
Structurae ID:0009826
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:125m
Deck width:2.4m
1925 Powhatan
Powhatan, Arkansas, USA (Black River)
Bridgemeister ID:144
References:AAJ, AUB
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:382f
Notes
1925 Springvale
Taihape vicinity, New Zealand (Rangitikei River)
Bridgemeister ID:713
References:GAP
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1925 Swinging
River Falls, Wisconsin, USA (Kinnickinnic River South Fork - Glen Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1193
O'Donnell ID:285
Coordinates:N 44.853817 W 92.6333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:130f
Side spans:2 x 30f
Notes
  • Rehabilitated, 1985.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1925 Wind River
Carson, Washington, USA (Wind River)
Bridgemeister ID:1004
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1961
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1926 (footbridge)
Arapuni Power Station, New Zealand (Waikato River)
Bridgemeister ID:714
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1926 (suspension bridge)
Arero, Tolaga Bay vicinity, New Zealand
Bridgemeister ID:720
References:GAP
1926 Andy Warhol (Seventh Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:148
Structurae ID:0002306
O'Donnell ID:30
Coordinates:N 40.44626 W 80.00145
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:442f
Side spans:2 x 221f
Deck width:62f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1926 Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia-Camden)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:145
Structurae ID:0000531
O'Donnell ID:403 (more: 403)
Coordinates:N 39.95333 W 75.135
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, BONJ, BPL, DRB, GBD, PTL, PTS2, USS
Principals:Modjeski, Webster, Ball, Moiseff
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway, subway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,750f
Side spans:2 x 719.5f
Deck width:125.5f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1926 Bertrand Road
Huirangi, New Zealand (Waitara River)
Bridgemeister ID:716
References:GAP
Principals:N.C. Fookes
Use:Vehicular
Status:Closed, 1985
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:61m
1926 Corbett (Corbett and Stuart)
Corbett, New York, USA (East Branch Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:324
O'Donnell ID:353
Coordinates:N 42.04633 W 75.02768
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Blaise Blabac Photo by David Denenberg
1926 Eustaquio Palacios
Roldanillo vicinity and Zarzal vicinity, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2012
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Bypassed, 1978. Still standing, but partially dismantled.
1926 Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis)
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Bridgemeister ID:437
Structurae ID:0000939
Coordinates:S 27.59393 W 48.56619
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS, BBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:David B. Steinman, Holton D. Robinson
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,113.75f
Deck width:37f
Photo by Evandro Boff de Mello
1926 Hidalgo-Reynosa International
Hidalgo, Texas, USA and Reynosa, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:146
References:AAJ, AUB, HAERTX98, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1960's
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:450f
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1933. Rebuilt, 1934. Cables failed, 1939. Rebuilt.
1926 Lower Hurunui
North Canterbury, New Zealand (Hurunui River)
Bridgemeister ID:719
References:GAP
Principals:H.F. Toogood
Notes
  • GAP: Refurbished, 1983.
1926 Nassau
Nassau, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1133
Structurae ID:0025229
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Removed (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Plate girder
Main span:245.75f
Notes
  • The "cables" of this bridge appear to have been steel plates riveted together. The deck is plate girder. Not surprisingly, recent photos of the bridge show it resting on two intermediate piers. AAJ describes the cables: "'laminated chains' made of flat iron plates, there being two such chains to a side, each of five plates riveted together."
  • Replacement under construction, 2005.
  • Replaced 1830 (suspension bridge) - Nassau, Germany.
  • Replaced by 2005 Nassau - Nassau, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
1926 Oriente
Costa Rica (Pejivalle River)
Bridgemeister ID:438
References:PTS2, USS
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:150f
Notes
  • Built with a set of tram tracks designed for cars hauling fruit.
1926 Satok
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (Sarawak River)
Bridgemeister ID:1574
Use:Footbridge and Pipeline
Status:Collapsed, 2004
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:130m
Notes
  • Collapsed, October 7, 2004. Was no longer open to pedestrian traffic at time of collapse, but was still being used to carry the local water supply.
1926 Second Alexandra
Spuzzum, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River - Caribou Highway)
Bridgemeister ID:147
O'Donnell ID:173
Coordinates:N 49.70739 W 121.41669
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPL
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:270f

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1926 Yunguita
Colombia (Suaza River)
Bridgemeister ID:439
Structurae ID:0008016
References:USS
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:339f
Deck width:10f
1927 (footbridge)
Töpeln and Wöllsdorf, Saxony, Germany (Zschopau River)
Bridgemeister ID:2301
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 2002, by flood
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Replaced by a cable-stayed bridge April, 2004.
1927 (suspension bridge)
Neals Landing, Donalsonville vicinity, Georgia and Jackson County, Florida, USA (Chattahoochee River)
Bridgemeister ID:2145
References:PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Condemned, 1953, due to sinking foundation.
  • Follow the image for more information about this bridge and location.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1927 Admiral Scheer (Hugo Preuss)
Berlin, Germany (River Spree)
Bridgemeister ID:2090
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1945
Main cables:Eyebar
1927 Bryan-Fannin (Telephone, Snow's Ferry, Bryant-Fannin)
Bonham vicinity, Fannin County, Texas and Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:602
References:AUB, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, December, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • I'm not sure if this bridge should be "Bryan-Fannin" or "Bryant-Fannin". While it unquestionably connected Fannin County to Bryan County, Oklahoma, according to a www.rootsweb.com article (Fannin County TXGenWeb - Ferry's in Fannin County, from Pat Pryor, by Kathy J. Ellis) it was erected at a site known as "Bryant's Crossing" named for a local, Dave Bryant. The Steinman inventory lists it as "Bryan-Fannin". AUB mentions it as "Bryant-Fannin". The Rootsweb article also mentions it collapsed in 1940 under weight of a truck.
  • An article in the December 6, 1940 issue of The Port Arthur News (Texas) titled: "Suspension Bridge Plunges Into Red River" describes the collapse: "Owners of a $75,000 tollbridge which plunged into the Red River Wednesday when a suspension cable anchor pulled loose were undecided today whether it would be rebuilt. The bridge, owned by the Austin Bridge company of Dallas, was near Telephone, Tex., 12 miles north of here, and was several miles from a principal highway. Most of the traffic from the Bonham area toward Oklahoma is across a structure built recently to replace a toll bridge at nearby Sowell's bluff that collapsed in 1930. Mrs. Jim Freeman, toll keeper, said she heard a 'rumble' and looked up to see the 'deadman anchor' pull loose, throwing the entire weight of the 1,300 foot span on the other cable. It snapped, and the flooring and steel framework of the bridge sagged into the water. No one was on the structure when it fell."
1927 General U.S. Grant
Portsmouth, Ohio and Fullerton, Kentucky, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:151
Structurae ID:0004783
O'Donnell ID:826
Coordinates:N 38.725 W 82.99833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2, SSS
Principals:Robinson and Steinman, J.E. Greiner, Dravo Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:Demolished, July 2001
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2 x 350f
Deck width:28.5f
Notes
  • AAJ: "Recabled" in 1939.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1927 Limestone Ford
Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
Bridgemeister ID:722
References:GAP
Notes
  • GAP: Replaced, early 1970's.
1927 Mediacanoa
Buga, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2010
References:PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:110m
1927 Miyoshi
Tokushima, Japan (Yoshino River)
Bridgemeister ID:1145
References:BAAW
Status:Modified, 1989
Main cables:Wire
Main span:139.9m
Notes
  • Cables removed, 1989, replaced by arches.
1927 Montjean-sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1602
Structurae ID:0003015
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1927 Orellana
El Rancho, El Progresso, Guatemala (Rio Motagua)
Bridgemeister ID:1481
Structurae ID:0007351
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
1927 Port à l'Anglais
Alfortville and Vitry-sur-Seine, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1114
Structurae ID:0000497
Coordinates:N 48.797333 E 2.41875
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BC3, BPF, PTS2
Use:Vehicular (three-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:124m
Side spans:52m, 54m
Deck width:40f

Notes
1927 Rachel Carson (Ninth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:150
Structurae ID:0004771
O'Donnell ID:31
Coordinates:N 40.44669 W 79.99980
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:430f
Side spans:2 x 215f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1927 Ravine (Old Bouncer, Kissing)
Douglass College Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Bridgemeister ID:877
O'Donnell ID:590
Coordinates:N 40.485867 W 74.43495
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~101f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1927 Saint Jo (Airline)
Saint Jo vicinity, Texas, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:601
References:AUB, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1927 Shaky (Shakey, Daly's)
Cork, Ireland (River Lee - Sunday's Well, Fitzgerald's Park)
Bridgemeister ID:553
Structurae ID:0017412
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Photo by Johnny Ryan
1927 Upper (Swinging)
Warsaw, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:1070
Structurae ID:0008115
O'Donnell ID:374
Coordinates:N 38.24396 W 93.38926
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~500f
Side span:~95f
Notes
  • Joseph Dice supervised the construction of this bridge to replace the 1904 structure destroyed in a tornado in 1924. A postcard of this bridge reads: "built in 1927 by the Benton County Court and by popular subscription of citizens to replace a similar bridge destroyed by a windstorm two years earlier. Structure swings on two wire cables imbedded and anchored in concrete and stone. The towers and floor beams are of steel while the floor is of wood. A state highway crosses this bridge."
  • Reopened for pedestrians, 2007, after being closed for several years.
  • Replaced 1904 Upper (Swinging) - Warsaw, Missouri, USA.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Jim Neill
1927 Waiho Gorge
Waiho Gorge, New Zealand (Waiho River)
Bridgemeister ID:721
References:GAP
1928 (suspension bridge)
Idabel vicinity, Oklahoma and Clarksville vicinity, Texas, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:2378
References:AUB
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1932
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • The November 1933 issue of The Wisconsin Engineer (a publication of the University of Wisconsin) has an article by C.W.P. Walter about research that was being performed by the University of Wisconsin's Engineering Department: "The particular hardware laden contrivance [in the Engineering Building] is a half-model of the Red River Bridge which carried light highway traffic between Clarksville, Texas, and Idabel, Oklahoma. In the early part of this year movement of the Red River as a result of flood waters washed away one of the intermediate piers supporting the end spans, and cause the cable to drop and be subjected to impact loading. It was contended by the company owning the bridge that the cable was overstressed and injured to such an extent that it would be necessary for the insurance company to replace the cable as well as the pier. A committee... was appointed to investigate the questions involved. While the investigation proceeded the Red River continued to scour away the foundation of the existing piers, ultimately causing the bridge to collapse completely."
  • AUB mentions this bridge very briefly: "In 1928, [Jim Diamond] was employed by Austin Bridge Company as a consultant on the super-structure and cable work for the White River bridge at Des Arc. Later in the same year, he represented the owners as job engineer on the bridge built by the Company across Red River above Clarksville, Texas."
  • The Texas Department of Transportation web site mentions in an article titled "Historic Suspension Bridges: Advent of the State Highway Department": "Five of the eleven suspension bridges built by [Austin Bridge Company] were toll bridges over the Red River. The Red River is notorious for its volatile, melting, red clay banks. The bridge between Clarksville, Texas, and Idabel, Oklahoma, was built by ABC in 1928, and washed out during flooding in 1932."
1928 (suspension bridge)
Rio Rico, Mexico and Mercedes, Texas, USA (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:1077
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Status:Destroyed, 1941
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:260f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood 1941.
1928 Bernardo Arango
La Virginia vicinity and Cerritos vicinity, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2016
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:190m
1928 Colfax-Iowa Hill
Colfax vicinity, California, USA (North Fork American River)
Bridgemeister ID:588
O'Donnell ID:420
Coordinates:N 39.09993 W 120.92480
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1928 Cranberry Lake
Cranberry Lake, New Jersey, USA (Cranberry Lake - Allamuchy State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:153
O'Donnell ID:587
Coordinates:N 40.95401 W 74.73714
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, PQU
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~201.7f
Side spans:2 x ~71.5f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Des Arc (Swinging)
Des Arc, Arkansas, USA (White River)
Bridgemeister ID:152
References:AUB, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, August 1970
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
1928 Durant-Bonham (Sowell's Bluff)
Bonham vicinity, Fannin County, Texas and Yuba/Durant vicinity, Oklahoma, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:603
References:AUB, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1932
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • According to a www.rootsweb.com article (Fannin County TXGenWeb - Ferry's in Fannin County, from Pat Pryor, by Kathy J. Ellis), "when in 1932 this bridge fell, many people said that acid had been put on the cables to break them so that people from Oklahoma could not cross to Bonham."
  • However, the true date of collapse may have been in 1934. The February 2, 1934 issue of The Daily Oklahoman has a front-page article with a photo of the bridge with collapsed deck. The photo is captioned: "The Red River Bridge on Highway 22 Near Durant After the Midnight Crash," and the article reads: "Here Is the debris of a $60,000 investment made by the states of Oklahoma and Texas eight months ago when they purchased the Bonham-Durant bridge across the Red river on highway 22. Three of the five spans of the 1,500-foot suspension bridge turned upside down and dropped into the river bed when a four-Inch wire cable rusted and broke in two about 15 feet from the ground on the Texas side. A lull in the usual heavy traffic across the bridge prevented accidents. The crash came at midnight, and one motorist had barely reached the Texas side when the cable gave away. Other motorists stopped their cars just in time to witness the spans of the bridge crash 40 feet into the stream. The bridge was built in 1926 and was operated as a toll bridge until 1933 when the two states bought it and made it a free crossing."
1928 Fort Steuben
Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:154
Structurae ID:0009568
O'Donnell ID:455
Coordinates:N 40.37833 W 80.615
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Dravo Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Demolished, February 2012 (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:688.75f
Side spans:2 x 283f
Deck width:20.25f

Notes
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Kaibab Trail (Black, South Kaibab)
Bright Angel Campground vicinity, Arizona, USA (Colorado River - Grand Canyon National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:155
Structurae ID:0007246
O'Donnell ID:544
Coordinates:N 36.10076 W 112.08918
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Ward P. Webber, John H. Lawrence
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~416f
Deck width:5f

Notes
Photo by Andrew Holbrook Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Kiyosu
Tokyo, Japan (Sumida River)
Bridgemeister ID:440
Structurae ID:0005692
References:AAJ, BAAW, PTS2, SSS
Principals:Yutaka Tanaka
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Main span:91.4m
Deck width:85f
Notes
  • Self-anchored.
1928 Point Pleasant (Silver)
Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Gallipolis vicinity, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:156
Structurae ID:0001423
References:AAJ, BDO, ENR19290620a, ENR19290620b, GBD, LAB, PTS2, SSS
Principals:J.E. Greiner Co.
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1967
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2 x 380f
Deck width:27f
Notes
1928 Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:158
Structurae ID:0004770
O'Donnell ID:29
Coordinates:N 40.44558 W 80.00332
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, SSS, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:430f
Side spans:2 x 215f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Roma-Miguel Alemán International (Roma-San Pedro International)
Roma, Texas, USA and Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:157
Structurae ID:0005556
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Principals:George Cole, Starr County Bridge Co., Compañía del Puente de San Pedro de Roma
Use:Vehicular
Status:Closed, 1979
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:192m
Deck width:6.9m
Notes
  • Closed. Scheduled to be restored as pedestrian crossing.
1928 Saint Marys (Hi Carpenter, Short Route)
Saint Marys, West Virginia and Newport, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:159
References:BPL, GBD, PTS2
Principals:J.E. Greiner Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1971
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Notes
Photo by Ralph Trepal
1928 Saint-Hubert
Port Saint-Hubert, Plouër-sur-Rance vicinity and La Ville-es-Nonais, France (Rance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1492
Structurae ID:0013264
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1928 Tarassac
St. Martin-de-l'Arcon vicinity, France (Orb River)
Bridgemeister ID:1449
Structurae ID:0013747
Coordinates:N 43.5662 E 2.97455
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:342f
Notes
1928 Volonne
Volonne, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2004
Structurae ID:0018835
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944

Notes
1928 Zapata
Zapata, Texas, USA and Ciudad Guerrero, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:1445
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Inundated, 1953
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:165m
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Inundated during creation of Falcon Reservoir.
Image courtesy of Stephen Taylor and Zapata Historical Society Image courtesy of Stephen Taylor and TXDOT
1929 (suspension bridge)
Ngapakira, New Zealand (Ruakituri River)
Bridgemeister ID:725
1929 (suspension bridge)
Waimata Valley, Gisborne vicinity, New Zealand (Waimata River)
Bridgemeister ID:728
References:GAP
1929 Ambassador
Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Detroit River)
Bridgemeister ID:160
Structurae ID:0000532
Coordinates:N 42.31210 W 83.07402
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AMB, GBD, PTS2
Principals:Jonathan Jones, McClintic-Marshall
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,850f
Deck width:55f

Notes
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1929 Auburn-Coloma
Auburn and Coloma, California, USA (North Fork American River)
Bridgemeister ID:1624
Principals:Smith Brothers
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1948
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, courtesy of Kevin Walsh
1929 Chainbridge
Berwyn, Wales, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1303
Coordinates:N 52.98025 W 3.1946
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sir Henry Robertson
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
Notes
  • Crosses both River Dee and Llangollen Canal
  • The bridge is situated next to the Chainbridge Hotel. Their web site notes the original "chain bridge" at this location was built in 1814 by Exuperious Pickering and was refurbished in 1870 and rebuilt in 1929.
  • A thorough report on these bridges was published in 2010 by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), Chain Bridge, Llantysilio, Denbighshire. The Pickering bridge (built 1817, according to the report) was contructed with the deck laid on the chains. This bridge was removed in 1870 but appears not to have been replaced until at least 1876. The new bridge, not simply refurbished, was constructed with the deck supported by the chains underneath, but in an "underspanned" fashion with small pillars resting on the chains, supporting a level deck. This bridge was destroyed by flood on Feb. 16, 1928. The report also investigates whether the chains of the current (1929) bridge are the original chains from the 1817 Pickering bridge and concludes there is evidence "supporting the hypothesis that the chains we see on the bridge today are same as those put on the bridge in 1817" and adds "If the present chains are the originals, there is little reason to doubt that they are the oldest suspension bridge chains in the western world."
Photo by Dave Cooper
1929 Creighton's
Inangahua County, New Zealand (Maruia River)
Bridgemeister ID:724
References:GAP
1929 Fox River
Fox Glacier, New Zealand (Fox River)
Bridgemeister ID:729
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:70m
1929 Grand Mère
Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada (St. Maurice River)
Bridgemeister ID:162
Structurae ID:0003353
Coordinates:N 46.620117 W 72.6794
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BC3, BPL, PTS2, SJR
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:948.8f
Deck width:26f
Photo by David Denenberg
1929 Hinckesman's Access Road
Frasertown vicinity, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand (Mangapoike River)
Bridgemeister ID:726
References:GAP
Principals:T. Delaney
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1935
Notes
1929 Kane's
Melbourne, Australia (Yarra River - Yarra Bend Park, Studley Park)
Bridgemeister ID:443
Coordinates:S 37.80006 E 145.00966
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1935.
1929 Klenken
Pilot Grove vicinity, Missouri, USA (Lamine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1570
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1994
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1929 Köln-Mulheim
Köln (Cologne) and Mulheim, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1426
Structurae ID:0000182
References:AAJ
Principals:Adolf Abel
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,040f
Side spans:2 x 300f
Deck width:91.5

Notes
1929 Lakshman Jhula
Rishikesh, India (Ganges River)
Bridgemeister ID:442
Structurae ID:0008018
Principals:P.H. Tillard
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
1929 McPhaul (Dome, Gila River)
Yuma, Arizona, USA (Gila River)
Bridgemeister ID:161
Structurae ID:0007346
O'Donnell ID:941
Coordinates:N 32.75969 W 114.42158
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, SJR, YS20041217
Principals:Levy Construction Company
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:283.5m
Deck width:16f
Notes
  • YS20041217: Renamed McPhaul Bridge in honor of Henry Harrison "Harry" McPhaul, "the only Yuma resident who ever became an Arizona Ranger." Bypassed, 1968. 150 feet of deck damaged by fire, 1990.
Photo by Wynne Johnson Photo by Don Sayenga
1929 Meung-sur-Loire
Meung-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1175
Structurae ID:0008489
Coordinates:N 47.822517 E 1.7026
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 74m
Side spans:2 x 70.5m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1929 Mount Hope
Bristol and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA (Mount Hope Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:163
Structurae ID:0000565
O'Donnell ID:769
Coordinates:N 41.64 W 71.25833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS, ENR19290411a, ENR19290411b, ENR19290411c, GBD, PTS2
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,200f
Side spans:2 x 504f
Deck width:34f
Photo by Steven Smith Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1929 Ogden Park
Chicago, Illinois, USA (Ogden Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1657
References:AAJ
Principals:Linn White, C.R. Hoyt, George T. Donahue
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:125f
Deck width:8.5f
Notes
  • Looking at a picture of this bridge spanning about 150 feet of water, and looking at present-day maps and images of Ogden Park, I was having difficulty reconciling the two as present-day Ogden Park has no waterways. The Chicago Park District web site explains, "Additionally, each [of several city parks] had a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway near a meadow of ballfields. Ogden Park's waterway was drained and filled in 1940."
1929 Rio Quequen
Necochea and Loberia, Argentina (Rio Quequen)
Bridgemeister ID:441
References:AAJ, SSS
Principals:P. Palazzo
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:492f
Side spans:2 x 196f
Deck width:26.5
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1929 Roberto Delgado
Cartago vicinity and Ansermanuevo vicinity, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2015
Use:Vehicular
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m
1929 Royal Gorge
Canon City, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:164
Structurae ID:0001403
O'Donnell ID:516
Coordinates:N 38.46129 W 105.32541
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BC3, BMA, GBD
Principals:George F. Cole, O.K. Peck
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:880f
Side spans:2
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • This bridge was built solely as a tourist attraction.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1929 Springbank
London, Ontario, Canada (River Thames - Springbank Park)
Bridgemeister ID:290
References:AAJ
Principals:J. R. Rostron
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, 2002
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:235f
Deck width:5f
Notes
  • Replaced by truss, 2002.
1930 (footbridge)
Grey Valley, Slaty Creek vicinity, New Zealand (Big River)
Bridgemeister ID:734
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1930 (pipeline bridge)
Hollenberg, Kansas, USA (Little Blue River)
Bridgemeister ID:167
References:USS
Principals:Matthews & Kenan
Use:Pipeline
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:500f
Side spans:2 x 230f
1930 (suspension bridge)
Anderson's farm, New Zealand (Tangarakau River)
Bridgemeister ID:733
References:GAP
1930 (suspension bridge)
Te Araroa vicinity, New Zealand (Kopuapounamu River)
Bridgemeister ID:730
References:GAP
1930 (suspension bridge)
Whangaehu Valley, Kakatahi, New Zealand (Whangaehu River)
Bridgemeister ID:731
References:GAP
1930 Alexandra (Basin)
Launceston, Tasmania (South Esk River - First Basin Water, Cataract Gorge Reserve)
Bridgemeister ID:444
Coordinates:S 41.44681 E 147.11813
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:STC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:45.7m
Side spans:10.7m, 16.8m
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1930 Colfax-Foresthill (Yankee Jims)
Yankee Jims, Colfax vicinity, California, USA (North Fork American River)
Bridgemeister ID:165
Structurae ID:0011089
O'Donnell ID:419
Coordinates:N 39.040133 W 120.90265
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~53m

Notes
Photo by Brian Renken Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Gary Pesselt
1930 Horse Creek
Horse Creek, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:586
O'Donnell ID:404
Coordinates:N 41.825 W 122.9967
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1930 Mid-Hudson
Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:166
Structurae ID:0000544
O'Donnell ID:596
Coordinates:N 41.702933 W 73.946683
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2, SJR, USS
Principals:Ralph Modjeski
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,500f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:39f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Douglas Kerr Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1930 Sappers'
Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:445
Coordinates:N 53.09221 W 3.79928
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Brian Duguid Photo by Dave Cooper
1930 Slade's
Rockville vicinity, Rhode Island, USA (Yawgoog Pond)
Bridgemeister ID:1642
Principals:Paul W. Slade
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed, 1948
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:195f
1930 Tsoelike
Lesotho
Bridgemeister ID:1994
Structurae ID:0017866
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1931 (suspension bridge)
Murchison District, New Zealand (Matiri River)
Bridgemeister ID:737
References:GAP
Notes
  • GAP: Maybe completed early 1932.
1931 (suspension bridge)
Wakarara, Tikokino vicinity, New Zealand (Waipawa River)
Bridgemeister ID:736
References:GAP
Principals:S.T. Silver
1931 Anthony Wayne
Toledo, Ohio, USA (Maumee River)
Bridgemeister ID:168
Structurae ID:0007344
O'Donnell ID:293
Coordinates:N 41.64086 W 83.53361
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, SJR, SSS
Principals:Waddell and Hardesty
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:785f
Side spans:2 x 233.5f
Deck width:60f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1931 Bemis
Notchland, Hart's Location vicinity, New Hampshire, USA (Saco River - Davis Path trail, White Mountain National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:316
Coordinates:N 44.12047 W 71.35367
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQU
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, c. 2001
Suspended spans:2
Main span:108f
Side span:50f
Notes
1931 Buchanan Dam
Buchanan Dam, Texas, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:2514
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1931 Cavaillon
Cavaillon, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1013
Structurae ID:0000496
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1931 Châtillon-sur-Loire
Châtillon-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1018
Structurae ID:0008487
Coordinates:N 47.598383 E 2.7612
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, June, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4

Notes

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