Bridgehunter Chronicles Update 30 November 2012

As the month of November comes to an end, so will be the month where all kinds of crazy events that has happened, which has to do with historic bridges and ways to preserve or destroy them. Apart from the most heinous decision not to consider a bowstring arch bridge in Nebraska a historic structure-…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 15: A Wadell A-frame Truss In Texas

There will be many candidates that will make it into the nominations for the Ammann Awards for the category of Mystery Bridges. This bridge is one of them. Photographed by fellow pontist Aaron Leibold, who operates a website devoted to bridgehunting in Texas, this bridge is very unique because of its truss design, which contradicts…
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Bowstring Arch Bridge In Nebraska Declared Non-historic- Demolition Inevitable

  A Bowstring Arch Bridge that is not historic? Before starting in on this subject, here’s a rhetorical question for all pontists and highway engineers who have pre-1950 bridges in their database: Why are historic bridges demolished and replaced? Is it because of structural issues? Is the cost for maintenance too high? What about liability…
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Best Bridge Preservation Example Part 1: Answer To The Pop Quiz

After a week of mulling, here is the answer to the Pop Quiz that I presented in the entry from last Monday: The quiz question was which 1879 King Bridge Company bowstring arch bridge located in Jones County was relocated along the Wapsipinicon River to its final destination at a state park in Anamosa. The…
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Flensburg-Bridgehunter Online Shop Now Open

Are you looking for that ideal gift for your friend or loved one and still don’t know what to get him/her? Perhaps that person is a bridge enthusiast or would like something with scenery and/or quotes to start off each day. Or is that person lacking some office materials to start the day? Just in…
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