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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques
Managed By: Icon Here Bridge Daters
Description:
This category seeks to find bridge date stones or bronze tablets which permanently recorded the date a bridge was constructed or dedicated.
Expanded Description:

Sometimes when bridges are built, especially those of the early 20th century, date markers were embedded or installed in the bridge for posterity, not only listing the construction or dedication date but those responsible for the building of the bridge.

Many of those markers are of stone and are eroded and worn with time. Still others have suffered at the hands of the vandal or savage. Others have simply vanished. This category seeks to electronically preserve these unique date markers.

Instructions for Posting a Bridge Date Stones and Plaques Waymark:

Acceptable waymarks for this category would include:

1. Stones & Plaques: Permanently embedded date stones built into the bridge or a permanent plaque or marker, usually bronze, attached to the bridge.

2. Originality: The bridge date stone has to be original, thus the historical nature of the category. It also has to be the year the bridge was built. If it is not the year the bridge was built, your submission will be denied unless you have a very good argument. We are not looking for signs of history or historical markers added later with a date or new or old metal signs bearing dates.

3. Marker Text: The text of the marker must be included in the long description.

4. Two Photos: A framed "art shot" of the date stone or tablet must be the default photo. A second photo of the bridge itself must also be included. Failure to do so will result in the waymark being denied.

5. History: Please include as much information as you can find out about the bridge.

6. Naming Convention:
Bridge Name - Date - City/State or Country
Please adhere to the capitalization of proper nouns, not all capitals for every word. Use dashes not commas. Here is an example:

Hollingshead Folly Bridge - 1856 - Moorestown, NJ

There are no exceptions or innovations to the naming convention.

UPDATE 06 26 12

7. Location: Please write a sentence or more if necessary to explain exactly where on the bridge the date is located. Some of these are hard to locate. Direction is appreciated.

** Failure to comply with the naming convention will result in your waymark being unceremoniously denied. **

Exclusions:

Freestanding monuments away from the bridge itself are not to be included in this category. The date stone or plaque should be worked into the fabric of the bridge. Displaced date stones are not accepted here. Metal markers with lettering stuck on as an afterthought are not for this category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please provide an original picture of the location and some original words regarding your visit.
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Variables:
  • Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.
  • Date stone, plaque location.
  • Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.
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  • Parking (safe parking location)
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesLondon Bridge - 1936 - Stockton Heath, UK

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This bridge carries the A49 road over the Bridgewater Canal and in 1936 was erected to replace an earlier canal bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCamelia Way/Big Chico Creek Bridge - 1998 - Chico, CA

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The Camilia Way bridge spans Big Chico Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMartin Collins Polk Bridge - 1958 - Chico, CA

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This memorial bridge spans Big Chico Creek along Pine Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesDitchfield Bridge - 1926 - Lymm, UK

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This bridge carries the A56 road over the Bridgewater Canal and in 1926 was erected to replace an earlier canal bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques2013 - 2nd Line Bridge

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New bridge on 2nd Line near Six Nations

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/4/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesFremantle Traffic Bridge -1939- Fremantle , Western Australia

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A timber bridge built in 1939 and expected to last for 40 years

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesVICTORIA JUBILEE BRIDGE - 1897 - Montréal, Qc

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First link of Montreal Island to the mainland, the bridge was opened December 12, 1859 to the movement of trains. It was later reconstructed and renamed Victoria Jubilee Bridge to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 4/28/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesLanders Corners Road Bridge - 1890 - Cortland County, NY

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This is a rural bridge in Cortland County just north of Whitney Point Reservoir

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesClattern Bridge - 1293 - High Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, UK

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Clattern Bridge is located in the High Street at Kingston upon Thames. The thirteenth century arch bridge spans the Hogsmill River that joins the River Thames approximately 130 metres to the north west of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesUniversity Avenue Railroad Overpass - 1940 - Palo Alto, CA

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Palo Alto Caltrain Station is located near this dated railroad overpass over University Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/8/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesTees Transporter Bridge - 1911 - Middlesbrough, UK

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A transporter bridge across the River Tees for cars and foot passengers. The foundation stone was laid in August 1910 and the bridge opened in October 1911.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Northeast England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/3/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMetaline Falls Bridge 1951 - Metaline Falls, WA

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This bridge carries Highway 31 over the Pend Oreille River at the old mining town of Metaline Falls just a few miles south of the Canada-US border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 4/1/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesSac River Bridge – 1895 – Caplinger Mills, Missouri

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Truss bridge across the Sac River within the Caplinger Mills Historic District in the small village of Caplinger Mills, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/29/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesUniversity Avenue Overpass - 1940 - Palo Alto, CA

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This dated bridge overpass spans El Camino Real Hwy in Palo Alto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/12/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesA-Canal Railroad Bridge - 1909 - Klamath Falls, OR

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This dated railroad bridge spans the A Canal near Klamath Union High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/2/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesLong Cut End Viaduct Bridge - 1847 - Dewsbury, UK

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This cast iron arch railway bridge carries the Huddersfield Rail line over the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The base of the arch has the name of the manufacturer and the date of 1847 cast into it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCoalport Railway Bridge - 1861 - Coalport, Telford, Shropshire

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The Coalport Railway Bridge is located in Coalport, Telford, Shropshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesPont Neuf - Paris, FR

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Pont Neuf reliant l'Île de la Cité / Pont Neuf near Notre Dame de Paris

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesPont au Change - 1858 - Paris, FR

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Pont au Change reliant l'Île de la Cité / Pont au Change near Notre Dame de Paris

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesPont Saint-Michel - 1857 - Paris, FR

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Pont Saint Michel à proximité de Notre-Dame de Paris / Saint Michel bridge near Notre Dame de Paris

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCampbell Bridge - 1962 - Smithville, ON

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Bridge Plaque on a short bridge over Twenty Mile Creek

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 2/3/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques1958 - Shuswap Avenue Bridge - Chase, BC

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This small bridge carries Shuswap Avenue over Chase Creek at the southern end of downtown Chase.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCooper Bridge - 1938 - West Yorkshire, UK

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This bridge carries Cooper Bridge Road over the River Calder which at the time the bridge was built formed the boundary between Huddersfield and West Riding County Council..

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/30/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques1922 -Town of Maynard Memorial Bridge - Maynard, MA

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The bridge is also a multi-war memorial for women and men serving in the Civil, Spanish and World War (I).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/9/2015

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques2008 - Route 117 "Lee's" Bridge Over Sudbury River - Lincoln-Concord, MA

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This bridge which recently replaced an old stone bridge, crosses the Sudbury River at a picturesque location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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