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    Posted 10 years ago

    Toyman
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    This Is a 1907 king bridge rail road plate.It is one That they dont have in museum.I bought this at a storage sale.It weighs a ton Well not really.If anyone knows more about these plates please let me know.Thanks

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    1. Toyman Toyman, 10 years ago
      I Thought it was so neat when I saw it so I had to have it.I love history pieces like this .Things you dont come accross a lot.Thanks everyone
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Well ' I've seen several of this type of plate, they where placed on the leading truss of the bridge on the right hand side as you approched the bridge, most of them have been Lost(stolden) over the years. By the way I'm no expert, just a bridge builder-inspector for the state, lol. Thanks for sharing, I really like it
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Just a little note Eli bridge co. made alot of kit bridges for the railroads, they where assybled by the railroads but each had similar plates attached to them, excuse my spelling.lol, Kerry
    4. Toyman Toyman, 10 years ago
      Thank you kerry For all your info I v checked online with king bridge co.Museum and it looks like this may be a rare one.Railroad is prb better too.Thanks for all your info.I love to learn more if I could.
    5. Toyman Toyman, 10 years ago
      Thanks bahamaboy also want to tell you Im getting on track with coin press.It may change my life.I always enjoy your comments always
    6. RON, 10 years ago
      BRIDGE BUILDERS PLATES, CAST IRON. TO MY KNOWLEDGE NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF BRIDGE WAS BUILT LONG OR SHORT OR BIG AND TALL WERE BUILT BY COMPANIES WHO WERE HIRED BY RAILROADS, TO BUILD THEM. TO NAME A FEW BUILDERS ... AMERICAN BRIDGE, BOSTON BRIDGE, PHOENIX BRIDGE AND BETHLEHEM STEEL CO. I LIVE IN NEW ENGLAND AND THESE ARE SOME OF WHICH I HAVE FOUND AND SEEN. EVERY BUILDER CAST THEIR NAME ON A CAST IRON PLATE, AND SOMETIMES THE YEAR THE BRIDGE WAS BUILT, DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE OF BRIDGE WAS BUILT THESE PLATES CAN BE FOUND AT THE BEGINNING OR THE ENDS OF A BRIDGE. ON SOME BRIDGES THERE ARE NO BUILDERS PLATES AT ALL.

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