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Rendsburg High Bridge in Rendsburg, Germany Photo taken by the author in April 2011

The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is a column produced by the author that focuses on historic bridges both in the USA as well as in Europe that tourists should visit before they are replaced or removed. Each bridge is profiled with the goal that people are aware of its existence and can take action regarding saving them. The Chronicles also provides a tour of some of the regions in both of the aforementioned areas, where there is a dense number of historic bridges that exist, with a goal of encouraging tourists to visit these areas and encourage others to add the place to their travel itineraries. And finally, the Chronicles provides readers with news stories of historic bridge preservation efforts, events involving historic bridge (preservation)- such as the Historic Bridge Conference,  bridge symposiums, etc., discussion about historic bridges, preservation and education about them, and literary work on historic bridges that were released to the public and the public should read about.

Most of the articles are written by the author (Jason D. Smith), but the Chronicles has also welcomed guest columns written by people from different areas of disciplines, whether they are historians, teachers, preservation experts, preservation groups, photographers, journalists, politicians or members of the pontist community- people who are experts in historic bridges, preservation laws and practices and the like.  We also take articles from people who have visited bridges but are not affiliated with the aforementioned groups.

If you are interested in submitting an article as a guest columnist, please contact Mr. Smith via e-mail at flensburg.bridgehunter.av@googlemail.com.  The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is also available on Facebook (both as an open group as well as a public page), where you can read the articles submitted by the author or from outside sources and join the conversation with other people.

The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, together with its sister column the Flensburg Files, is part of areavoices.com. Any use of the articles and photos without the consent of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles and its contributors is strictly prohibited. All rights are reserved. 

14 Responses

  1. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

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    1. Not a problem. When I was writing about your bridge, it came to me that there are many websites with bridges to be saved but very few that pride themselves on the bridges that were preserved, mainly because people want to know how they were saved and what hurdles they faced. These two factors are very important for the general public would like to see their historic bridges saved, but they don’t know how. Your example should serve as an example of other success stories that should be brought out into the open for others to see.

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