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Does anyone know if any manufacturers make automobile bridges?  A search of Google turned up only railroad bridges and the occasional concrete overpass, which is not really what I want.  Looking for something that would be applicable for where a 2-lane road crosses a river or a creek.

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I've recently modified a Plasticville Truss Bridge to be a single-lane rural bridge to cross a railroad track through a narrow cut.  If you needed a double-lane version, I'm sure you could do this in side-by-side fashion.  Instead of a wood floor, you could do a solid surface...although that's pretty light trusswork for a solid floor thruway...and load.

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@dkdkrd posted:

I've recently modified a Plasticville Truss Bridge to be a single-lane rural bridge to cross a railroad track through a narrow cut.  If you needed a double-lane version, I'm sure you could do this in side-by-side fashion.  Instead of a wood floor, you could do a solid surface...although that's pretty light trusswork for a solid floor thruway...and load.

FWIW...

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KD

That looks just like the one we drove over most weekends.

A bit off but still might be of interest, the "Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge" has auto lanes on either side of the tracks.   I plan to do a small version since I have memories of crossing this as a kid.  We lived in Southern Indiana and one set of grandparents, uncles, lived in West Louisville so my father would sometimes take this route.  My mother hated it with the narrow lanes, open grid deck, and skimpy guard rails.   Once we had a flat and my father used one of the emergency turnouts to do the change, while doing a train came across and it was a wild shaky time hanging high about the Ohio river.  Never again did my mother cross that bridge.   

As a side note some years ago the NS shut down the bridge to all vehicle traffic for safety reasons.   

My version of the bridge will be single track using a couple of MTH arch bridges separated by an Atlas bridge.  Then after creating an acceptable open grid road deck I'll have to detail a red and white 55 Chevy with passengers and a flat tire,...

http://bridgestunnels.com/loca...ana-terminal-bridge/

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You could use a Lionel girder bridge ... MTH and Marx made these as well.    I don't have a photo of one but this bridge is  basically a flat surface with a girder on each side.  Depending how wide a space you want to bridge these bridges ( as all bridges ) can be used in multiples.   Many were/are made since the PW era.  You could paint over any printing on the side of the girders.  I see these kinds of bridges being sold new and used at train shows.   I believe the girder bridge are/were also manufactured for double track?

Andre Garcia (Forum Handle: AG) has/had a company, River Leaf Models (https://riverleafmodels.us) and offered a highway overpass. From the pictures I've seen on his site and layouts, it's a nice build, but you might have to raise the footings for additional clearance as it's designed similar to the early concrete bridges that were common in Los Angeles that pre-dated double stacks.

River Leaf Models Overpass

Crow River Products also has a similar one.

To make an automobile bridge, I took a Lionel operating drawbridge, which has a built in track on the bridge for running a train on it, and I put a piece of cardboard over that track and glued on Woodland Scenics fine gray ballast to make a road.

You can see the road on the risen drawbridge on the left side of the photo below:

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@Mike in NC posted:

Then after creating an acceptable open grid road deck I'll have to detail a red and white 55 Chevy with passengers and a flat tire,...

http://bridgestunnels.com/loca...ana-terminal-bridge/

Mike, I don't know if this will work for you but the closest thing I could find for grated road bed was dry wall sanding screen.  I've added crossing gates since these photo's were taken.  Love the idea of the '55 Chevy.

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