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This is a list of bridges 1 through 100 (of 145 total) in the suspension bridge inventory completed from 1950 through 1974. 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.
1950 (footbridge)
Ellamore, West Virginia, USA (Boy Scout Camp Mahonegon)
Bridgemeister ID:1186
O'Donnell ID:972
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Brian McQueen
1950 (pipeline bridge)
Clanton vicinity, Alabama, USA (Coosa River)
Bridgemeister ID:1446
O'Donnell ID:399
Coordinates:N 32.794583 W 86.429267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AUB
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:700f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1950 Burgate
Burgate, Fordingbridge vicinity, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom (River Avon)
Bridgemeister ID:820
Coordinates:N 50.938883 W 1.781117
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:E.W.H. Gifford
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper
1950 Rognonas
Rognonas and Avignon, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:549
Structurae ID:0002999
References:BC2, BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:255m
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
1950 Tacoma Narrows (Sturdy Gertie, Second Tacoma Narrows)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:206
Structurae ID:0000484
O'Donnell ID:176 (more: 176)
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BCO, BFL, COB, CTT, SPW
Principals:Dexter R. Smith
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:46f 8in
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1950 Takayama
Sapporo, Japan (Toyohira River)
Bridgemeister ID:1872
Structurae ID:0015034
Main span:47m
Deck width:1.5m
1951 Châtillon-sur-Loire
Châtillon-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1925
Structurae ID:0008488
Coordinates:N 47.598383 E 2.7612
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 76m, 2 x 92m
Deck width:6.9m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1951 Delaware Memorial I
New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:207
Structurae ID:0000511
O'Donnell ID:359 (more: 359)
Coordinates:N 39.68874 W 75.51860
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, BPL, CTD, GBD
Principals:Homer R. Seely, Enoch R. Needles, Othmar Ammann, et. al.
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,150f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:70f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1951 Dinckley
Dinckley, Lancashire and Hurst Green, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom (River Ribble)
Bridgemeister ID:914
Coordinates:N 53.82456 W 2.4788
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper
1951 Festival
Aberhafesp, Wales, United Kingdom (River Severn)
Bridgemeister ID:1921
Coordinates:N 52.521329 W 3.389172
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
1951 Köln-Mülheimer
Köln (Cologne), North Rhine Westphalia and Mülheim, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:457
Structurae ID:0000183
Coordinates:N 50.964427 E 6.995124
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular and Rail (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:315m
Side spans:2 x 85m
Deck width:27.2m
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff Photo by David Denenberg
1951 Luding
Sichuan Province, China (Dadu River)
Bridgemeister ID:1280
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:130m
1951 Lushan Feixianguan
Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1281
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:76.6m
1951 Sablons
Sablons and Serrières, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:892
Structurae ID:0002996
Coordinates:N 45.318183 E 4.766867
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:185m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1952 François Baud
Morzine, France
Bridgemeister ID:2447
Structurae ID:0030754
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1952 Mile High Swinging
Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Bridgemeister ID:341
Structurae ID:0004547
O'Donnell ID:108
Coordinates:N 36.095867 W 81.832367
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQU, WSJ20060128
Principals:Charles Hartman, Jr.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:228f
Notes
  • Major refurbishing, 1999, but soon after was wrecked by winds. WSJ20060128: "...winds blew it off its moorings. It might have been blown down the mountain if it hadn't wedged against the steel-frame supports." Reopened April 2000 with 21 new stabilizer cables on each side. Survived 200+ mph wind gust, January 2006.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1952 Térénez
Landévennec vicinity and Rosnoen vicinity, France (Aulne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1454
Structurae ID:0003004
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:272m
Notes
1952 William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial I (Chesapeake Bay)
Sandy Point, Maryland, USA (Chesapeake Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:208
Structurae ID:0000562
O'Donnell ID:797
Coordinates:N 38.99 W 76.36667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD
Principals:J. E. Greiner
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,600f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1953 (footbridge)
Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA (Pine Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:263
O'Donnell ID:284
Coordinates:N 43.33931 W 90.39205
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:10
Main spans:8 x ~75f
Side spans:32f, 34f
Notes
  • Long low-level footbridge across marshy Pine Creek. Larry Beranek writes: "A flood in Spring 1951, just after I was born, washed out the original bridge. The [current bridge pictured here] was built in 1953. The dam [mentioned here] is gone now so the river remains a trickle til heavy rains or snow melt beef it up as happened in September of [2007]. The water was up to the stringer which supports the walking surface and the police had it taped off so no one would go on it."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1953 Ancenis
Ancenis and Le Fourneau, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1037
Structurae ID:0003012
Coordinates:N 47.36195 W 1.176417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:238m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1953 Baring
Baring, Washington, USA (Skykomish River)
Bridgemeister ID:894
O'Donnell ID:175
Coordinates:N 47.765 W 121.48
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:350f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1953 Guynemer
Elbeuf and Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1518
Structurae ID:0013659
Coordinates:N 49.29415 E 1.00475
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:152m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1953 Paseo
Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Missouri River)
Bridgemeister ID:636
Structurae ID:0014837
O'Donnell ID:1025
Coordinates:N 39.122783 W 94.5661
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:Demolished, July, 2011
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:618f
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Self-anchored. Carries I-29, I-35, and US71 across the Missouri River. Closed for several months in 2005 for major refurbishment. Reopened, September, 2005. Demolished, July, 2011.
Photo by Peter Whitlock Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Peter Whitlock Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1953 Swinging
Thomson, Minnesota, USA (St. Louis River - Jay Cooke State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2104
Coordinates:N 46.653717 W 92.370317
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, June 20, 2012 (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1954 (footbridge)
Rochsburg vicinity, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2166
Coordinates:N 50.94555 E 12.76221
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:50m
Deck width:1.6m
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1954 Friedrich Ebert (Duisburg-Homberg)
Duisburg and Homberg, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:459
Structurae ID:0001730
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:285.5m
Notes
  • Self-anchored.
1954 Mariano Ospina Perez (13 de Junio)
La Victoria vicinity and La Unión, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2013
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:164m
1954 Point Bonita Lighthouse
Golden Gate Nat. Recreation Area, Marin County, California, USA
Bridgemeister ID:882
Structurae ID:0011098
O'Donnell ID:411
Coordinates:N 37.81588 W 122.52905
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by David Denenberg
1954 Rodenkirchener
Köln (Cologne), North Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:458
Structurae ID:0000187
Coordinates:N 50.90135 E 6.99335
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:378m
Side spans:2
Deck width:52.8m (after retrofit)
Notes
  • Substantial retrofit completed 1994, doubled the width of the bridge and towers and added extra cable. The bridge's 52.8 meter width makes this the widest catenary suspension bridge in the world (the Boston's Zakim-Bunker Hill cable-stayed bridge is wider) with ten vehicular lanes (eight lanes for highway and two service lanes) and two lanes for pedestrians and bicycles. It may also be the only large suspension bridge with three main cables. The unusual proportion of deck width to main span (52.8 meters/378 meters) is also interesting.
  • Replaced 1938 (suspension bridge) - Rodenkirchen, Germany.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff Photo by David Denenberg
1954 Tanise
Totsukawa, Nara Province, Japan (Totsukawa River)
Bridgemeister ID:1620
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:297m
1954 Viviers
Viviers and Châteauneuf-Du-Rhône, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1545
Structurae ID:0013070
Coordinates:N 44.481583 E 4.698717
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1955 (footbridge)
Jersey Shore vicinity, Pennsylvania, USA (Pine Creek - Boy Scouts Camp Kline)
Bridgemeister ID:591
Coordinates:N 41.273683 W 77.323883
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Williamsport Technical Institute students
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1972
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • The postcard (postmarked 1961) showing the bridge says, "The largest foot-suspension bridge in the East crosses Pine Creek at the Boy Scouts' Camp Kline, north of Jersey Shore, Pa. Built in 1955 by Williamsport Technical Institute students with materials donated by area industries. Valued over $25,000, the 409-foot span has concrete anchors and a 14-ton capacity. For 35 years previous, boats were used to reach the popular 360-acre camp-site, donated to the Scouts in 1920 by James N. Kline, a Williamsport merchant." It's doubtful this was anywhere close to being a 409-foot bridge.
  • The message written on the postcard is amusing (though unrelated to the bridge): "Hi Mom and Dad, I had a fine time up here. I went on a boat trip Monday around the island. We got half way around and Tiny tiped [sic] his boat then we tiped ours. I didn't get to sleep until 2:00 Monday night. I am going to try to swim a mile today. I don't do nothing but lay in my bunk and listen to records. Ken.""
  • Patrick O'Donnell is familiar with this area and notes that the bridge is gone, but the concrete footings are still visible. He suspects 1972's Hurricane Agnes brought down this bridge. Denny Keller confirms Patrick's suspicion with a firsthand account of Hurricane Agnes' impact on this bridge: "21 June 1972 is a date that I will never forget. I along with 340+ kids and adults were at Camp Kline during our yearly 4-H camp. I was the very last (along with the National Guard that performed the rescue) to leave and walk across the bridge that once stood at 11PM on the evening of June 21st. I along with two other senior 4-H counselors. I can remember the last trip across the bridge while mobile homes, trees, and all type of debris were floating down the creek and hitting the bridge underneath."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1955 (pipeline bridge)
Grand Tower, Illinois and Wittenberg vicinity, Missouri, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:1028
Structurae ID:0008138
Coordinates:N 37.6417 W 89.513217
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:2,161.5f
Notes
  • Large pipeline bridge, sometimes claimed to be "world's largest pipeline suspension bridge".
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by David Denenberg
1955 Angus L. Macdonald
Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (Halifax Harbour)
Bridgemeister ID:209
Structurae ID:0006027
O'Donnell ID:215
Coordinates:N 44.66116 W 63.5868
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ALM
Principals:Philip Pratley
Use:Vehicular (three-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,447f
Side spans:2 x 526f
Deck width:11.5m
Photo by Michael Levy Photo by Richard Ehrenberg
1955 Futami-Tsurihashi
Sapporo, Japan (Toyohira River)
Bridgemeister ID:1873
Structurae ID:0015037
Main span:23m
Deck width:1.5m
1955 Gateway
Clinton, Iowa and East Clinton, Illinois, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:331
Structurae ID:0030648
O'Donnell ID:532
Coordinates:N 41.83785 W 90.18455
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CMR
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:644f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1955 Hyde Park (Walking)
Hyde Park and Leechburg, Pennsylvania, USA (Kiskiminetas River)
Bridgemeister ID:776
Structurae ID:0011108
O'Donnell ID:36
Coordinates:N 40.627633 W 79.59835
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:VND20050116
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:~156f, ~157f, ~160f
Notes
  • Multi-span footbridge.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Guy Learn Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1955 San Marcos
San Salvador, El Salvador (Lempa River)
Bridgemeister ID:927
Structurae ID:0000512
References:BFL
Principals:B. Birdsall
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1956 (footbridge)
Waldbreitbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Wied River)
Bridgemeister ID:2205
Coordinates:N 50.55277 E 7.42638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1987
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1956 Frances Zaunmiller Memorial (Campbell's Ferry)
Campbell's Ferry, Idaho, USA (Salmon River - Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness)
Bridgemeister ID:2379
Coordinates:N 45.48638 W 115.33467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pack and Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1956 Lorois
Plouhinec vicinity, France (Etel River)
Bridgemeister ID:1080
Structurae ID:0003017
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:237m
Notes
1956 Maoting
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1287
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
1956 Pete Mauthe
Poland, Ohio, USA (Yellow Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2359
Coordinates:N 41.01190 W 80.61908
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1956 Varodden
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway (Randesund)
Bridgemeister ID:1108
Structurae ID:0008131
Coordinates:N 58.160617 E 8.059417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:337m
1957 (footbridge)
Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada (Bella Coola River)
Bridgemeister ID:2437
Principals:Allison Logging Co.
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire

Notes
1957 (footbridge)
Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:1191
Principals:Kiewit-Judson Pacific Murphy Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,280f
Notes
  • Very long, very high footbridge spanning the canyon. Originally built for bridge workers building the Glen Canyon Bridge (the large deck arch next to the dam). Survived at least until 1959.
  • From a Roebling ad in the July 1958 issue of Civil Engineering: "The bridge was completed in sixty days and features a steel mesh deck, to reduce wind resistance. Construction was started by lowering two 5/8 in. cables to the bottom of the west side of the gorge, transporting them across the river by boat and raising them on the east side by block and tackle. The six main suspension cables are 1 3/4 in. diameter prestretched galvanized bridge strands. From them are hung sixty-four 5/8 in. suspenders, attached to 7 ft-wide floor beams. The wire mesh floor is laid on eight 1 in. diameter deck cables. These in turn are supported every twenty feet by the floor beams. For safety, four handrail cables are attached to the suspenders. To add stability in strong winds, two 1 3/4 in. bridge strand wind brace cables run below the deck on either side for its length."
1957 Arauca
Arauca, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2018
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)

Notes
1957 Babianjiang
Kunming-Jinghong Highway, Yunnan Province, China (Babian River)
Bridgemeister ID:1215
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75m
1957 Bernard Pack
Frank Church-River Of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho, USA (Salmon River Middle Fork)
Bridgemeister ID:640
O'Donnell ID:187
Coordinates:N 44.95800 W 114.73427
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pack and Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f
Notes
  • Substantial repairs by Sahale, LLC in 2001 following fire damage.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1957 Carlos Holguín
Cali vicinity and Candelaria vicinity, Colombia (Cauca River)
Bridgemeister ID:2008
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m

Notes
1957 Little Kern River
Golden Trout Wilderness, California, USA (Little Kern River)
Bridgemeister ID:2337
Use:Footbridge and Pack
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:150f
1957 Louhunsalmi
Lehtisaari and Säynätsalo, Finland (Lake Paijanne)
Bridgemeister ID:1257
Coordinates:N 62.13576 E 25.76411
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:140m
1957 Mackinac (Mighty Mac)
St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA (Straits of Mackinac)
Bridgemeister ID:210
Structurae ID:0000141
O'Donnell ID:607
Coordinates:N 45.820533 W 84.727667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ADDS, BBR, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, COB, GBD, LAB, MACB, MM, WOT
Principals:David B. Steinman
Use:Vehicular (four-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,800f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Daniel Kostrubiec Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1957 Tenglong
Tengchong and Longling, Yunnan Province, China (Longjiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1234
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:96.9m
1957 Walt Whitman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:211
Structurae ID:0000566
O'Donnell ID:593 (more: 593)
Coordinates:N 39.905 W 75.13
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Principals:Othmar Ammann
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:610m
Side spans:2 x 234.7m
Deck width:83f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1957 Wolkenburg-Kaufungen
Wolkenburg, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2256
Coordinates:N 50.90027 E 12.67666
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1996
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1957 Yuanjiang (Yuanjiang Honghe)
Yunnan Province, China (Yuanjiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1284
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75.6m
1957? (footbridge)
Santa Rosa del Valle de Calamuchita and Santarelli, Argentina (Rio Santa Rosa)
Bridgemeister ID:1211
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
1958 (footbridge)
Glanamman, Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom (Amman River)
Bridgemeister ID:1398
Coordinates:N 51.8007 W 3.95425
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Allan Agate writes: "I was the Project Engineer for this footbridge and can therefore confirm it was designed and built by David Rowell Ltd and almost certainly the last suspension bridge they built. It was a hybrid of earlier bridges making use of new bolted hot rolled sections instead of riveted composite tower construction. The date was about 1962/3." I am not sure of the provenance of the 1958 date associated with this bridge and I don't have reason to question Mr. Agate's recollection of the bridge completed a few years later.
Photo by Brian Duguid Photo by Dave Cooper
1958 (suspension bridge)
Mettlach, Saarland, Germany (Saar River)
Bridgemeister ID:2213
Coordinates:N 49.49277 E 6.58867
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:108m
Deck width:12.1m between side rails, 12.3m total
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1958 Gustave Toursier
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain-L'Hermitage, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1455
Structurae ID:0012581
Coordinates:N 45.066638 E 4.840666
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1958 Rochlitz
Rochlitz, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2077
Structurae ID:0018973
Coordinates:N 51.04447 E 12.79575
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Under reconstruction (last checked, 2006)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:60.85m
Deck width:1.5m

Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1958 Sörnzig-Fischheim
Sörnzig and Fischheim, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2259
Coordinates:N 51.02176 E 12.78988
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1958 Thierbach-Zinnberg
Thierbach and Zinnberg, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2246
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1958 Three Nations Crossing (Cornwall-Massena International, Seaway International)
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and Massena, New York, USA (St. Lawrence River)
Bridgemeister ID:325
Structurae ID:0003357
O'Donnell ID:999
Coordinates:N 44.98667 W 74.74
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:STL
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Notes
  • Renamed "Three Nations Crossing" effective January 1, 2000 in recognition of the Mohawks of Akwesasne
Photo by David Denenberg
1958 Yuejin
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1236
References:BYU
Suspended spans:1
Main span:98.4m
1959 Cosne-sur-Loire
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1179
Structurae ID:0022773
Coordinates:N 47.411367 E 2.921417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:157m
Side spans:2 x 63m
Deck width:9.5m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1959 Saint-Hubert
Port Saint-Hubert, Plouër-sur-Rance vicinity and La Ville-es-Nonais, France (Rance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1493
Structurae ID:0013265
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1959 Tancarville
Tancarville, Normandy, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:460
Structurae ID:0000160
Coordinates:N 49.47 E 0.467267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BPF
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:608m
Side spans:2 x 176m
Deck width:12.5m
Notes
  • Main cables replaced, 1999.
Photo by David Denenberg Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1960 (footbridge)
Palazzolo dello Stella, Italy
Bridgemeister ID:2390
Coordinates:N 45.80366 E 13.07428
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1960 Bifu
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1214
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:~90m
Notes
  • Renovated in 1990's.
1960 Dunvegan
Dunvegan, Alberta, Canada (Peace River)
Bridgemeister ID:212
Structurae ID:0008137
O'Donnell ID:157
Coordinates:N 55.921533 W 118.604033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:274m
Side spans:2
Deck width:8.2m
Notes
  • Deck replacement project scheduled for 2008-2009.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Chad Anderson (www.newharvest.ca)
1960 Iowa-Illinois Memorial II
Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:213
Structurae ID:0008050
O'Donnell ID:534
Coordinates:N 41.52095 W 90.513033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CMR
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1960 Ogdensburg-Prescott International (Seaway Skyway)
Ogdensburg, New York, USA and Prescott, Ontario, Canada (St. Lawrence River)
Bridgemeister ID:214
Structurae ID:0000540
O'Donnell ID:985
Coordinates:N 44.73 W 75.45667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Modjeski & Masters
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:350.75m
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
1960 Roche-Bernard
La Roche-Bernard, Morbihan, France (Vilaine River)
Bridgemeister ID:896
Structurae ID:0003013
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:244.8m
Side spans:2 x 81m

Notes
1961 Fossum
Askim and Spydeberg, Norway (Glomma River)
Bridgemeister ID:1325
Coordinates:N 59.601633 E 11.101533
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1961 Throgs Neck
The Bronx and Queens, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:215
Structurae ID:0000534
O'Donnell ID:838
Coordinates:N 40.8 W 73.795
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ARF, BCO, SIX, VNB
Principals:O. H. Ammann
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,800f
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg
1961 Triphammer (Fall Creek)
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek Gorge - Cornell University campus)
Bridgemeister ID:356
O'Donnell ID:324 (more: 324)
Coordinates:N 42.452017 W 76.486083
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:S.C. Hollister, William McGuire
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1961 Tromøya
Arendal and Tromøya, Norway
Bridgemeister ID:1199
Coordinates:N 58.47115 E 8.82273
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~400m
1962 (pipeline bridge)
Aldingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Neckar River)
Bridgemeister ID:2153
Principals:Waagner-Biro Brückenbau AG
Use:Pipeline and Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:103m
Deck width:0.35m service walkway, 0.44m diameter pipe
Notes
  • Carries a fresh water pipeline.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1962 (pipeline bridge)
Grays Branch vicinity, Kentucky and Scioto County, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:880
Structurae ID:0003360
O'Donnell ID:828
Coordinates:N 38.66058 W 82.85889
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Weldon F. Appelt, P.E., Clear Span Engineering, Inc
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:2,000f
Notes
  • Just downstream of Greenup Dam. Built for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Carries two 30" gas pipelines.
Photo by David Denenberg
1962 14th of July (Karradah)
Baghdad, Iraq (Tigris River)
Bridgemeister ID:519
Structurae ID:0008991
Principals:Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist & London
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:550f
Side spans:2 x 275f
Notes
  • Destroyed 1991 during Gulf War, partially rebuilt, cables severed during war 2003, rebuilt 2003.
1962 Brevik
Brevik, Norway
Bridgemeister ID:998
Structurae ID:0007579
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
1962 Ruilijiang
Ruili City, Yunnan Province, China (Ruili River)
Bridgemeister ID:1220
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:109m
1962 Shudi
Lijiang and Ninglang, Yunnan Province, China (Jinsha River)
Bridgemeister ID:1221
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:111m
1962 Tamar
Devon and Cornwall, England, United Kingdom (Tamar River estuary)
Bridgemeister ID:461
Structurae ID:0000931
Coordinates:N 50.40917 W 4.2033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BBR, NTB, WOT
Principals:Mott, Hay and Anderson
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:336.4m
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Major strengthening, widening project completed 2001.
  • See www.tamarbridge.org.uk.
  • See Cath Brown's photos of the adjacent Royal Albert "Saltash" Bridge. The Tamar Suspension Bridge is visible in the background.
1962 Wakato
Kita-Kyusyu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (Dokai Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:462
Structurae ID:0008125
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • BAAW: First suspension bridge in Japan with main span exceeding 300 meters.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1963 (suspension bridge)
Hope, British Columbia, Canada (Coquihalla River)
Bridgemeister ID:2448
Principals:Emil Anderson Construction
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1984
Notes
1963 Crooked River
Opal Springs vicinity, Oregon, USA (Crooked River at Lake Billy Chinook)
Bridgemeister ID:216
O'Donnell ID:439
Coordinates:N 44.53 W 121.265
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD, WOT
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:464f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1963 Deschutes River
Opal Springs vicinity, Oregon, USA (Deschutes River at Lake Billy Chinook)
Bridgemeister ID:338
O'Donnell ID:760
Coordinates:N 44.52667 W 121.30167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BCO, WOT
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:364.17f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1963 Sääksmäki
Valkeakoski vicinity, Finland
Bridgemeister ID:910
Structurae ID:0008789
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:206m
Notes
  • About four miles south of Valkeakoski. Two-lane auto bridge distinct from the other Valkeakoski area bridges on the inventory.
1963 Vincent Thomas (San Pedro-Terminal Island)
San Pedro, California, USA (Los Angeles Harbor)
Bridgemeister ID:217
Structurae ID:0002371
Coordinates:N 33.75 W 118.27
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (four-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,500f
Side spans:2 x 506.5f
Photo by Richard Ehrenberg Photo by Michael Levy Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eric Sakowski
1964 (footbridge)
Wilmot vicinity and Dillsboro vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Tuckaseigee River)
Bridgemeister ID:218
O'Donnell ID:107
Coordinates:N 35.40421 W 83.29348
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Roanoke Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:137f, 139f
Notes
  • A 4/4/2002 article in The Sylva Herald And Ruralite ("Repairing Last Swinging Bridge") notes this bridge was completed 1964, but Patrick S. O'Donnell sent me a photo of a 1906 Roanoke Bridge Co. builder's plate attached to one of the towers.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1964 Elizabeth (Elisabeth, Erzsébet)
Budapest, Hungary (Danube River)
Bridgemeister ID:990
Structurae ID:0004945
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by Richard Ehrenberg
1964 Forth Road
Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom (Firth of Forth)
Bridgemeister ID:463
Structurae ID:0000300
Coordinates:N 56.004020 W 3.404095
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BDU, BFL, FRB, NTB, WOT
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,006m
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Michael Levy
1964 Rombaks
Narvik vicinity, Nordland, Norway (Rombaksfjord)
Bridgemeister ID:952
Structurae ID:0008132
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:325m
1964 Verrazano Narrows
Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, USA (Verrazano Narrows)
Bridgemeister ID:219
Structurae ID:0000085
O'Donnell ID:833 (more: 833)
Coordinates:N 40.60667 W 74.045
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BFL, BOU, COB, CTW, GBD, LAB, SIX, VNB
Principals:Othmar H. Ammann, Whitney
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:4,260f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1965 Bidwell Bar
Oroville, California, USA (Feather River - Oroville Reservoir)
Bridgemeister ID:220
Structurae ID:0000563
O'Donnell ID:424
Coordinates:N 39.54816 W 121.43006
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:California Department of Water Resources
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1965 Emmerich
Emmerich, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:991
Structurae ID:0001724
Coordinates:N 51.82223 E 6.22445
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:501m
Side spans:2 x 151m
Deck width:21.8m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1965 Guy West
Sacramento, California, USA (American River)
Bridgemeister ID:221
O'Donnell ID:417
Coordinates:N 38.562367 W 121.42017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:WOT
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:183m
Notes
  • WOT says completed 1968.
Photo by David Denenberg

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