Long Meadow Bridge In Bloomington, Minnesota

Inspite the number of historic bridges being demolished or wiped away because of natural disasters, there are a few bright spots to consider. The Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, MN is one of them.  Spanning the Long Meadow Lake arm of the Minnesota carrying Old Cedar Avenue, this 1920 structure, featuring five riveted Parker through…
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Flooding Threatens Historic Bridge Weekend

Record Flooding Expected in Jones, Delaware and Linn Counties. Anamosa already flooded. County Fairs already cancelled. Of all the weather-related abnormalities that we have been facing this year- late spring, drought, and unusually high number of tornadoes, the abnormality we’ve been facing the most this year has been flooding. And the one area that definitely…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 25: The Chaska Swing Bridge

There are many characteristics that made the Twin Cities and its metropolitan area unique during the first half of the 20th Century. This includes historic bridges built by many bridge builders, like Commodore Jones, Alexander Bayne and the Hewett family,  who made their fortunes manufacturing bridges parts to be erected in Minnesota, South Dakota and…
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Newsflyer 24 June, 2013

  Longest railroad viaduct in Germany completed; German Autobahn viaduct demolished; I-5 Bridge in Washington state reopened; conception of a truss bridge in Virginia; A lot of activities went on this weekend involving several bridges in the US and Europe, but the biggest ones happened to occur in Germany, for while several historic bridges have…
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Ohio Covered Bridge Destroyed By Arson- Arsonist Being Sought

          Newsflyer Spanning Raccoon Creek on Covered Bridge, four miles southwest of Wilkesville in Vinton County, the Ponn Humpback Covered Bridge was one of the biggest tourist attractions of the six covered bridges. At 180 feet, the multiple-span kingpost truss bridge was the longest that existed in the county, built in…
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