Talk:French King Bridge

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Arch or Cantilever?[edit]

Which is it? According to MassHighway's website, it's an arch. According to the Bridge Basics site, it's really a cantilever. I've posted a question to MassHighway to ask them about this, and will reflect their answer in the article when it arrives. Denimadept 20:54, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

As of right now, Mass Highway says that it is a "cantilever arch bridge"...so I guess both sources were kind of right. I'll update the page and add a link. Neltana (talk) 22:12, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Steel or Concrete Deck[edit]

Okay, here is another puzzle. The Mass Highway website states that this is one of four known steel deck bridges in its database (under the "Significance of Bridge" heading). However, it also states that the 1992 rehab involved replacing the deck with a new concrete deck (under "Structure Type"). I don't know enough about bridges to know if this is still a "steel deck" bridge, a bridge that originally had a steel deck that was replaced with a concrete one or if the steel deck always had a concrete deck over it and that was the component replaced. For now, I removed the "steel deck" from the description. Neltana (talk) 22:26, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

I can't answer that. What I can say is that during my research for the Harvard Bridge article, I found that the bridge originally had a wooden deck with an asphalt "wearing surface". I don't know if there was something similar here, or if maybe something like the filled steel grid in that bridge is related to what they did here. Are you going to provide an article about the French King Rock? - Denimadept (talk) 22:30, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I think French King Rock is notable enough to warrant an article...it is one of those touristy things that contributes its name to a number of things around here (e.g., "French King Highway", "French King Bridge"). It seems like it would be nice if there was a decent article on it and its history. I'm going to try to assemble something, hence my addition of the internal link to French King Rock. I also figured it might prompt some other helpful soul to contribute it. Neltana (talk) 14:06, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Honestly, I've no idea where it is, let alone anything about it. I just understand it's around there somewhere. - Denimadept (talk) 15:22, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Question of someone in the immediate vicinity[edit]

Is the river looking fairly frozen in the area? I'm trying to decide if it'd be worth my time to take new pics using winter conditions to provide better contrast. - Denimadept (talk) 21:34, 26 January 2010 (UTC)