You don't see any horseless carriages but you see horse apples!
I wonder if the sign was for both horses and cars?
Hope the girls were standing upwind!
I am not certain but I think that is a Hobbs bridge. There is one not far from where I live (see below). No longer in service but I think they left it for its historical significance.
I think the sign is for people as i doubt either cars or horses can read! It looks like the bridge in Midland,Mi by Emerson Park. Bud.
Steve I tried the link. It says "This page does not exist".
I was hoping to make a comparison betwee the two bridges.
Do you have another link?
Herb, try scrolling over the entire link (all the way to the end, including the (Coldwater,_Tennessee).
Then, right click on the highlighted text, an option box should appear, there should be an option to go to the link address.
sorry I can't make it paste in as a workable but link. But yes, highlight all of it, hit control-C. The put your cursor in the address bar thingy at the top of the browser and hit control-V. Should work.
Failing that google the Hobbs Bridge in Coldwater Tennesse..
The entire line, the highlighted part and
must be included in the address
I think it is the Talahassie bridge bobby gentry sang about in the '60's. Seems someone jumped off of it in the song.
As a bit of a side note, She married my boss Bill Harrah in the late 60's and then proceeded to screw around with Jimmy Dean. They both got black balled and never appeared in Reno or Las Vegas again.
I can read the "$10 FINE" but what does the rest of the sign say?
The Hobbs bridge is not even close to the one in the original post.
Can't read the rest of the sign either, but I can see the "Rockdale N.Y. 14" on the fence on the left approach. (or maybe a 17 or 19?)
Bridge over Unadilla River, Rocklale NY
Typically there were laws stating that you couldn't ride (horse) or drive (buggy or wagon) faster than a walk when crossing a bridge. The sign probably says something to that effect.
Also, some bridges had signs that stated the maximum head of livestock that could be crossing at one time.
All I can say is that an America where lacy, highly detailed bridges and similar utilitarian structures
is where I want to be. Unfortunately, I am in a small minority and most people either want it gone
(eyesore) or just don't care.
Erik is right. $10 fine for riding or driving faster than a walk on this bridge.
So, Where are the bridge cops when you need one!