Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge Rehabilitation Project Being Launched

HAZELGREEN, MO-  The North Skunk River Greenbelt Association (NSRGA)/ Workin’ Bridges has been given the green light by the Missouri Department of Transportation(MoDOT) for a conceptual agreement to begin the fundraising efforts to actually restore the Gasconade River Bridge at Hazelgreen, Missouri. A new by-pass bridge has been designed and will be constructed in 2018…
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What To Do With A Historic Bridge: The Schlema Stone Arch Bridge In Germany

BAD SCHLEMA/AUE/SCHNEEBERG (SAXONY)- Our next stop on the bridgehunting tour, especially along the Zwickauer Mulde in western Saxony is the town of Bad Schlema. This town of 5,600 inhabitants is located deep in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) where the river meets the River Schlema. It was once a key junction of two rail lines: the…
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Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

Author’s Note: Growing up just North of the border, I can testify to the fact that Iowa has a large number and wide Array of historic bridges, whose history Dates back to the 1860s and whose Engineering Technology contributed to the way Transportation and infrastructure in the US has developed to this day. Here’s an…
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Hunter Station Bridge Imploded After Replacement Bridge Opens

OIL CITY, PA- Between through truss bridges which have an overhead chord and a deck truss, where the trusses are underneath the roadway, we have the half-through truss design. This consists of a truss bridge, whose roadway is wedged right in the middle of the truss itself. This means the truss can be seen both…
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Robert Stephenson’s Aerial Tubeway (Britannia Bridge, Menai Strait, Wales, UK) — The Beauty Of Transport

I sometimes wonder if drivers using the Britannia Bridge ever appreciate the fact that they shouldn’t really be there at all. But for one of British railway architecture/engineering’s more unfortunate moments, the Britannia Bridge might well have remained what it originally was, a railway bridge pure and simple. Straddling the Menai Strait between Anglesey and […]…
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