Mulberry Creek Bridge Near Ford, Kansas

It is not rare that when a person is on vacation, far far away where he is not reachable that he comes home to an urgent message on the answering machine or in your e-mail inbox begging for help. While I was away at the peninsula of Holnis, located northeast of Flensburg northern Schleswig-Holstein, a…
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4th Annual Historic Bridge Conference Coming To Indiana

There are many states that have comprehensive historic bridge policies that have successfully preserved as many of these vintage structures as possible. Indiana is one of those states that not only has one of the best historic bridge preservation policies in the country, but is one of a few states that still has over 60%…
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Interview With Denis Gardner

Robert Street Bridge (foreground), the St. Paul Vertical Lift Bridge (middle) and the Wabasha Street Bridge (background) all spanning the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Photo taken in August 2011     Some of us have a sixth sense- when one senses something that will happen in the future in the present and take action…
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Bridges Of Stone, Wood, Concrete And Metal: The History Of Minnesota’s Bridges

Book of the Month for August 2012: How Gardner’s book brings the materials together in chronological order In the summer of 2008, while compiling a book on the bridges in my county of childhood, Jackson County, Minnesota, Denis Gardner, a historian at the Minnesota Historical Society, published a book on the history of bridges in…
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Now Taking Mystery Bridge Photos And Articles/ Campaigns To Save Historic Bridges

                While the author has been busy profiling some of the historic bridges, providing readers with tours of areas with high numbers of historic bridges, following up on preservation attempts on many, writing about ways to preserve them and digging out some interesting facts on them, or should…
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