Trucker Gets Jail Time For Destroying Historic Bridge

Trucker to serve six months for driving overweight truck across the Gospel Street Bridge. Bridge being rebuilt. INDIANAPOLIS-  Sometimes the price to pay for ignorance can be the most painful.  When a person misses a turn-off and tries a short cut, it turns out to be the longest odessy of her life. For Mary Lambright,…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 81: Abandoned Truss Bridge In Page County, Iowa

Our 81st mystery bridge takes us back to Iowa, but only barely, and a bridge that literally missed the record books. This bridge- or what’s left of it- spans the Nodaway River at 294th/295th Lane, a half mile east of US Hwy. 71 between Braddyville and Shambaugh, 2.5 miles north of the Missouri border. Only…
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Pop Quiz: How Many Bridges Does Penig Have?

A few days ago, I took advantage of nice weather here in Germany and embarked on a what I’ve touted as an Ironman bike tour through western Saxony. Starting at Hohenstein-Ernstthal, the tour lasted seven hours, going to Glauchau, then along the Mulde to Rochlitz, encountering steep hills with grades of up to 20% and…
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Mystery Bridge(s) Nr. 80: The Waldenburg Canal Bridges

This mystery bridge article takes us back to western Saxony and a village northeast of Glauchau called Waldenburg. With a population of close to 5,000 inhabitants, the town is located on the western bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, has a beautiful castle and historic city center, as well as an international European School. A link…
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A.H. Austin Of Webster City, Iowa

During the summer of 1998, I embarked on a bridgehunting tour along six rivers in northern Iowa, among them the Des Moines River. Before splitting into the East and West Forks, the river literally cut the state and its capital Des Moines into two up until Frank Gotch Park south of Humboldt. Then before entering…
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