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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques
Managed By: Icon Here Bridge Daters
Description:
This category seeks bridge date stones, or original embedded plaques, which permanently record the construction or dedication date of a bridge.
Expanded Description:

Sometimes when stone/concrete bridges were 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: Permanently embedded date stones built into the bridge. (An exception might be an original bronze marker, imbedded into 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 large 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.

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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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Image for "Olieslagersbrugje" Dokkum - The Netherlandsview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques"Olieslagersbrugje" Dokkum - The Netherlands

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Local pedestrian bridge in the town of "Dokkum".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Friesland, Netherlands

date approved: 4/1/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesOxford Road 3 Bridge - 1978 - Washington, ON

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Dated concrete bridge in Oxford County

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/11/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesGranite Avenue Bascule Bridge - 1959 - Boston-Quincy, MA

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This bascule bridge over the Neponset River between Boston and Quincy, built in 1959, replaced an older bridge built in 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/4/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesFoch Bridge - 1919 - Shediac, New Brunswick

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Two bronze plaques naming the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AutisticMajor

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2018

last visited: never

Image for Kempsey Bridge - 1959 - Macleay River, Kempsey, NSW, Australiaview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesKempsey Bridge - 1959 - Macleay River, Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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The Kempsey 'Overhead Braced', Steel Truss Bridge, built in 1959, crosses the Macleay River, on what had been the Pacific Highway, until the town was bypassed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 2/19/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesYeaman Bridge - 1985 - Katoomba Rail Line, NSW, Australia

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On the southern end of the reinforced concrete, overpass rail bridge of Parke Street, is plaque of Date built - 1985.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 2/19/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesLee Creek Bridge - 1960 - Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas

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Small bridge plaque in Devil's Den State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Arkansas

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

Image for State Highway 78 Bridge at the Red River - 1938 - Ravenna, TXview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesState Highway 78 Bridge at the Red River - 1938 - Ravenna, TX

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Built in 1938, the State Highway 78 Bridge at the Red River takes vehicular traffic across the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

Image for Hogans Creek Bridge on West 1st Street - 1974 - Jacksonville, FLview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesHogans Creek Bridge on West 1st Street - 1974 - Jacksonville, FL

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The Hogans Creek Bridge over West 1st Street in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, has a dated stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesBelmore Bridge/Hunter River - 1964 - Maitland, NSW, Australia

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Embedded into this two-lane concrete bridge on Belmore Road, over the Hunter River is a bronze plaque placed by the Department of Main Roads, for being built in 1964.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 2/1/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMorning Star Mill Bridge - 2011 - St. Catharines, ON

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Newer bridge at Morning Star Mill

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 1/18/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMyall Creek Bridge - 1971 - Bendolba, NSW, Australia

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This concrete deck two-lane bridge was built in 1971, to allow the Chichester Dam Road to span the small Myall Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/12/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesScotters Creek - 1962 - Monkerai, NSW, Australia

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Constructed in 1962, by the Department of Main Roads, to cross the Scotters Creek, it is a short reinforced concrete deck bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/12/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesKaruah River - 1957 - Karuah, NSW, Australia

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This is for the embedded Dated Plaque by the Department of Main Roads, that built this steel truss bridge in 1957, over the Karuah River to replace a punt that operated beside it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesFootbridge - 1998 - Metford, NSW, Australia

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This Solid Ribbed Arch (Tied Arch) Bridge crosses the New England Highway at Metford, northwest of Newcastle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for Main Creek - 1960 - Jackadgery, NSW, Australiaview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMain Creek - 1960 - Jackadgery, NSW, Australia

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On the Gwydir Highway at Jackadgery, in norther NSW, is this concrete deck bridge built in 1960, by the Department of Main Roads [New South Wales]. "DMR 1960", on western end, southern (right-hand side) approach, when heading to Ramornie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for Goulburn River - 1971 - Molesworth, Victoria, Australiaview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesGoulburn River - 1971 - Molesworth, Victoria, Australia

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A multi-span, two-lane, reinforced concrete bridge over the Victorian Goulburn River, built in 1971, parallels the Mansfield-Tallarook Rail Trail bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesSwan Bay/Karuah Exit - 2004 - Karuah, NSW, Australia

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This single-lane bridge, built in 2004, provides an exit to Swan Bay, and Karuah, from the 'Easterly'/Northbound traffic of the Pacific Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for West Fork Illinois River Bridge - 1926 - Kerby, ORview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesWest Fork Illinois River Bridge - 1926 - Kerby, OR

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A double truss bridge located just west of Kerby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesNowra Truss Bridge - 1880 - Bomaderry, NSW, Australia

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At the northern entrance to Nowra is the historic Truss Bridge, with a Dated Plaque of 1880.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesNew Nowra Bridge - 1980 - Bomaderry, NSW Australia

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This two-lane reinforced concrete bridge was built by the Department of Main Road in 1980, to 'duplicate' the previous two-lane Truss bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for University Drive O/P Main Road - 1990 - Callaghan, NSW, Australiaview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesUniversity Drive O/P Main Road - 1990 - Callaghan, NSW, Australia

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This Round-about Overpass of University Drive, as a 'circular bridge' above Main Road (Newcastle Inner City Bypass) was built in 1990 to easily allow traffic to head to/past the University of Newcastle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for Fitzgerald Bridge - 1965 - Raymond Terrace, NSW, Australiaview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesFitzgerald Bridge - 1965 - Raymond Terrace, NSW, Australia

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Apart from the DMR embedded plaque for 1965, there is also a larger plaque for the opening on 16th October, 1965 for the bridge on Seaham Road over the Williams River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

Image for Callahan Red Bridge - 1906 - Callahan, CAview gallery
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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCallahan Red Bridge - 1906 - Callahan, CA

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A very hard-to-read dated plaque on Callahan Red Bridge, restored in 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesScott Avenue Bridge - 1929 - Wichita Falls, TX

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Built by Wichita County in 1929, a two-lane bridge here still takes traffic across the Wichita River, near downtown Wichita Falls, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2017

last visited: never

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