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15 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: "(chain bridge)" . All 15 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: "(chain bridge)". This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1734 (chain bridge)
Glorywitz, Prussia (Oder River)
Bridgemeister ID:371
References:AAJ, BPL
Principals:Army of the Palatinate of Saxony
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
  • BPL says first Western use of metal in suspension structure.
1801 (chain bridge)
Iron Bridge, Pennsylvania, USA (Jacob's Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:3
Structurae ID:0000873
O'Donnell ID:0
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BOB, BPL, CAB, DSE20000116, HBE, LAB, PTS2
Principals:Judge James Finley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:70f
Deck width:12.5f
Notes
  • In an email dated January 16, 2000, Don Sayenga provided information about the location of this bridge. Generally attributed to Uniontown (the seat of Fayette County, PA), Mr. Sayenga offers some clues about the bridge's true location. "[James Finley] stated that he built it near the home of his friend Meason which implies a connection for the iron as Meason was making iron. Meason's home has survived by the way, a beautiful place. Finley stated it was a combination contract with the cost split between two counties, and he stated it was built over Jacob's Creek which is the county boundary. He also makes it clear it was on the road to Greensburg. The only place the old road crossed Jacob's Creek is just south of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. On the geodetic survey maps this spot is marked "Iron Bridge" but there is no town there. The last time I was there I saw a sign that said "Iron Bridge" on an automobile scrap yard. I found absolutely no trace of the bridge, but it was not very big, so there was no need for a huge abutment."
  • First suspension bridge with a rigid level deck.
1809 (chain bridge)
Brownsville vicinity, Pennsylvania, USA
Bridgemeister ID:8
References:AAJ, CAB, DSE20000203, HBE
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1809 (chain bridge)
Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA (Dunlap's Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:7
Structurae ID:0008055
References:AAJ, BCW, CAB, DSE20000118, DSE20000203, HBE
Principals:John Templeman
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
  • From Dunlap's Creek Bridge: "The first recorded bridge across Dunlap's Creek was a wooden structure constructed prior to 1774. It was repaired in 1801, but was destroyed during a spring storm in 1808. A chain-link suspension bridge was built on the site in 1809; it collapsed under the weight of snow and a heavily laden wagon in 1820. A third bridge, another wooden structure, built in 1821 also failed. The present bridge is thus the fourth bridge at the site."
1809 (chain bridge)
Wilmington, Delaware, USA (Brandywine Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:6
References:AAJ, BCW, CAB, DSE20000203, HBE
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:145f
Deck width:30f
1810 (chain bridge)
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA (Kentucky River)
Bridgemeister ID:10
Structurae ID:0008057
References:AAJ, CAB
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 167f
1810 (chain bridge)
Paulings Ford, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:11
Structurae ID:0008060
References:CAB
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1810 (chain bridge)
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuykill River)
Bridgemeister ID:12
Structurae ID:0008059
References:CAB
Principals:Ulrich Kissinger
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1810 (chain bridge)
Wrightstown, Pennsylvania, USA (Neshaminy River)
Bridgemeister ID:13
Structurae ID:0008058
References:AAJ, CAB, DSE20000403
Principals:John Parker
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main spans:2 x 100f
1811 (chain bridge)
Juniata Crossing, Pennsylvania, USA (Juniata River)
Bridgemeister ID:15
Structurae ID:0008062
References:CAB, DSE20000403
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1811 (chain bridge)
Kentucky, USA
Bridgemeister ID:16
References:CAB
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1811 (chain bridge)
Kentucky, USA
Bridgemeister ID:17
References:CAB
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
1827 (chain bridge)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA (Merrimack River)
Bridgemeister ID:23
Structurae ID:0008067
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Haven
Status:Replaced, 1840
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:3
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Multi-span structure distinct from Templeman's 1810 Chain Bridge. Sometimes misidentified as an 1827 replacement to the 1810 Templeman Chain Bridge because of the significant damage to the Templeman bridge in 1827.
Print, collection of David Denenberg
1848 (chain bridge)
Podolí, Czech Republic (Vltava River)
Bridgemeister ID:1816
Structurae ID:0013575
Principals:Bed?ich Schnirch, Vojt?ch Lanna
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Used at original location (Podolí) until 1960, then dismantled. Reassembled near Stádlec across the Luznice river.
(chain bridge)
Durham, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:510
References:BOB
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
  • This may be the same as the 1831 Whorlton bridge.



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