The Julien Dubuque Bridge, built in 1943 and purported to be “one of the longest tied-arch, cantilevered spans ever constructed.” For fans of tied-arch, cantilevered spans.
posted by Sheila Ryan in environment, technology, travel | * | 10 comments
Is that your photo? It’s a swell photo. Those bridges scare me to death.
That’s indeed my photo, dude. Thank you.
That bridge is about 250 miles downriver from the one that collapsed up in Minneapolis.
I ought not to have said that, ought I?
Me, I’ve always been scared of the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. So damn low.
Sheila, I was just wondering if I called you, would you say “tied-arch cantilevered span” very slowly to me?
I’d go so far as to spell “tied-arch cantilevered span”.
What about a cantilever spandrel-braced deck arch? Do you have any of those? (And what is it about bridge design that occasions such phrases?)
Ah, Elizabeth, I can’t say that we have any of those up here in northern Illinois. But down where I lived in southern Illinois, at the Mississippi River town of Thebes, there is the most beautiful cantilevered through-truss railroad bridge ever you did see.
And ain’t it a beaut, that Thebes bridge?
Oh, my. Yes.
Sheila, when you say spell would that be whilst peeing?
Ladies, I have examined both bridges in detail and feel that they should only be crossed in the superthunderstingcar. Long out of production, I feel that its time has come. Just remember, people scoffed at the Corvair – hang on, people are still scoffing at the Corvair – any way!
i am sure Phil you have examined both bridges – but what else have you examined -and of course sheila could speak very slowly to you – i would like to thank you both – for your wonderful – article on articulation my mistake bridges