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20 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: LAB . All 20 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: LAB. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
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.
1816 Spider
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:20
References:AAJ, BOB, BPL, GHD, HBE, LAB, PTS2
Principals:Josiah White, Erskine Hazard
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:393.75f
Notes
  • Narrow footbridge. First wire bridge in North America. HBE notes "first wire suspension bridge in any country."
  • Often described as having collapsed under the weight of ice and snow, Don Sayenga notes that no contemporary sources confirm this demise. Since the nearby chain bridge did fail under weight of ice and snow, he believes this fate has been misattributed to the White and Hazard footbridge. Don believes the bridge was just dismantled at some point after June, 1816.
  • Al Zagofsky also wrote to explain there was no evidence of this bridge collapsing under weight of ice and snow. Al writes: "According to an original source Captain Joshua Rowley Watson, who inspected the bridge on June 15, 1816: '...There was a bridge, but which by the weight of ice and snow, has been carried away.' This refers to the previous bridge that the cable bridge was temporarily replacing. I did not see any cause for failure of the wire rope bridge. My guess is that it was removed when the regular bridge was repaired. The same article shows a sketch that he made, showing the main span to be 407 feet. I am looking at the Canal History and Technology Proceedings Vol 5, March 22, 1986."
1822 (footbridge)
Annonay, France (Cance River)
Bridgemeister ID:375
Structurae ID:0006497
References:AAJ, BBR, GHD, LAB, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin, Camille Seguin, Jules Seguin, Paul Seguin, Charles Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:18m
Notes
  • Test structure, but recognized as first wire bridge in France.
1823 Saint Antoine
Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:377
Structurae ID:0000895
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, LAB, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour, Marc Seguin, Marc-Auguste Pictet
Status:Removed, c.1864
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 40m
Deck width:7.5f
1825 Tain-Tournon
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:378
Structurae ID:0000156
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BPF, GHD, LAB, MOS, PTS2, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1965
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 278.88f
Deck width:13.75f
Notes
1834 Zaehringen
Fribourg, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:395
Structurae ID:0000475
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, HBE, LAB
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1920's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:896f

Notes
Print, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1842 Fairmount (Callowhill St.)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:24
References:BBR, BOB, BPL, HBE, LAB, PTS2, WHSB
Principals:Charles Ellet
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1875
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:342f
Notes
  • BBR and BOB say 1841.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1848 Delaware Aqueduct (Roebling Aqueduct)
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania and Minisink Ford, New York, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:30
Structurae ID:0000260
O'Donnell ID:21
Coordinates:N 41.48262 W 74.98461
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BDR, BOB, BPL, GBD, LAB, LACE, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct and Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:3 x 131f, 142f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Andy Warren Photo courtesy National Park Service Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1849 Wheeling (Wheeling and Belmont)
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:32
Structurae ID:0000478
O'Donnell ID:382
Coordinates:N 40.07167 W 80.72667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BOB, BPL, CEJ, COB, GBD, HBE, LAB, LACE, ONF, PTS2, RWS, WCC, WHSB
Principals:Charles Ellet
Use:Vehicular (two-lane light)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,010f
Notes
  • Rebuilt, 1854 after it was wrecked by a windstorm. Contrary to popular myth, the rebuilding was undertaken by Ellet and his assistant William K. McComas, not by John A. Roebling.
  • Overhauled, 1860. Again, popular myth often attributes this work to the Roeblings. WHSB attributes this work to William K. McComas. After this overhaul, the bridge still does not have the distinctive diagonal cable stays that give it the appearance of a Roebling bridge.
  • Overhauled, 1872, according to a design by Washington Roebling. John A. Roebling had died in 1869 and was not involved with this work. WHSB notes, "The design essentially Roeblingized the bridge with the diagonal cable stays that are such a prominent feature of the bridge."
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
  • Became longest suspension bridge by eclipsing 1834 Zaehringen - Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Eclipsed by new longest suspension bridge 1851 Lewiston-Queenston - Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Stuart Brorson Photo by Scott Bumgardner Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg Collection of Doug Lehman
1867 John A. Roebling (Cincinnati, Cincinnati and Covington)
Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:65
Structurae ID:0000513
O'Donnell ID:1000
Coordinates:N 39.09167 W 84.50833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW, BC3, BOB, BPL, COB, EOV, HBE, LAB, LACE, ONF, PTS2, SJR, TOB
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,057f
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1868 Wire
New Portland, Maine, USA (Carrabasset River)
Bridgemeister ID:69
Structurae ID:0001115
O'Donnell ID:768
Coordinates:N 44.890783 W 70.0925
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3, BPL, GBD, LAB, RDH
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:198.4f
Notes
  • BPL says c. 1866. Historic landmark plaque at bridge also says 1866.
  • Extensive repairs, 1960.
Photo by David Denenberg
1883 Brooklyn (Great East River)
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:89
Structurae ID:0000011
O'Donnell ID:834
Coordinates:N 40.706 W 73.99667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BBTS, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, BOB, BOU, BPL, COB, CTW, GB, GBD, HBE, LAB, LACE, NG198305, ONF, PTS2, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling, Washington A. Roebling
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,595.5f
Side spans:2 x 930f
Deck width:85f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Josh Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1909 Manhattan
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:123
Structurae ID:0000529
O'Donnell ID:835
Coordinates:N 40.70667 W 73.99167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BPL, GBD, HBE, LAB, PTS2, SA19050909, SJR
Principals:O.F. Nichols, Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,470f
Side spans:2 x 725f
Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
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
1931 George Washington (GWB)
New York, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:169
Structurae ID:0000032
O'Donnell ID:589
Coordinates:N 40.85333 W 73.955
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AOB, ARF, BBR, BC3, BFL, BMA, BONJ, BOU, BPL, BRU, COB, CTW, ENR19270811a, ENR19270811b, ENR19290411c, GBD, LAB, LACE, PTS2, SIX, SJR
Principals:O.H. Ammann, Leon Moisseiff, Dana, Gilbert
Use:Vehicular (double-deck, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,500f
Side spans:2 x 650f
Deck width:120f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by John Hall Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1931 St. Johns
Portland, Oregon, USA (Willamette River)
Bridgemeister ID:174
Structurae ID:0000510
O'Donnell ID:442
Coordinates:N 45.585 W 122.76333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS, BC3, BCO, BFL, BPL, GBD, LAB, SJR
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,207f
Side spans:2 x 430.25f
Deck width:52f
Notes
  • Substantially rehabilitated, 2003-2005.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Jason Hamm
1936 San Francisco-Oakland Bay
Oakland and San Francisco, California, USA (San Francisco Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:184
Structurae ID:0000262
O'Donnell ID:409
Coordinates:N 37.78667 W 122.39
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AZB, BAAW, BC3, BPL, GBD, LAB, OBB1, SFOM, USS
Principals:C.H. Purcell, Glenn B. Woodruff
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:6
Main spans:2,210f, 2,224.4f
Deck width:66f (58f roadway)
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Andrew Holbrook Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1937 Golden Gate
San Francisco and Marin County, California, USA (San Francisco Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:188
Structurae ID:0000029
O'Donnell ID:408
Coordinates:N 37.82 W 122.47667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AZB, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, BOU, BPL, BRU, COB, CTW, GAT, GBD, GGB, LAB, SPG
Principals:Joseph B. Strauss, Leon Moisseiff, Charles A. Ellis, Irving F. Morrow
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:4,200f
Side spans:2 x 1,125.41f
Deck width:80f

Notes
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Dean DeSantis Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
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
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



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