The Bridges Of Harvey, Iowa

Going back to the eastern end of Iowa, we are back in Marion County, where the next bridge profiles features not only one bridge, but as many as four! One mystery bridge, one extremely haunted one carrying a dead end low maintenance road, and two abandoned ones that are being considered for a bike trail.…
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Book Of The Month For July 2012: Bridges: The Spans Of North America By David Plowden

There are many ways to look at a bridge and determine its value, both aesthetically as well as historically. From an engineer’s point of view, the bridge is built to function as a vehicular crossing until it is rendered obsolete and considered for replacement. From a historian’s point of view, each bridge has its own…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 7: Two Identical Bridges Not Far Apart

While still sitting in western Iowa, a pair of bridges came to my attention recently as I was doing some research on one of them that had existed in Harrison County, and another local found a similar one in neighboring Monona County.  Like in the Volga River crossing in Fayette County and its counterpart in…
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Mystery Bridge Update: The US 101 Bridges In California

In the June 7th edition of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I profiled the four bridges in Harrison County, Iowa that were part of a larger bridge imported all the way from California. Two of these bridges have been torn down, one is scheduled to be replaced next year, and the last of the bridges (as seen…
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Enoch Knob Bridge- A Bridge Full Of Mysteries

  There is a saying that was mentioned in an interview about Feng Shui and architecture in China, which states “If a person does not believe in ancient philosophies, it does not necessarily mean that it exists.” It is hard to believe the notion that no spirits and ghosts exist in any of the buildings…
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