Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Donora-Webster Bridge Gone

107-year old historic bridge brought down by explosives at 9:00 am CDT today. Fate of Webster uncertain DONORA; WEBSTER; PITTSBURGH- The bridge once stood out over the Mongahela River as the symbol of unity between two villages located southeast of … Continue reading

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Comer Bridge Foundation to host fundraising event

Scottsboro, Alabama – The Comer Bridge Foundation has announced that it will host a car show, gospel singing, food vendors and a country music concert, headlined by Leah Seawright.  The event, Cruisin’ Comer Country, will be held at the Veteran’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 57: Havenga Bridge in South Africa

At 2,200 km in length, the Orange River, which goes by many names in different languages, is the longest river in South Africa. Starting in the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho, the river slices through the state before emptying into the … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 56: The Natural Bridge at Mallorca (Spain)

Natural Bridges. There is something unique about them, regarding their size and form. These naturally arched structures were formed millions of years ago, thanks to volcanic eruptions combined with years of erosion due to rain and wind. As the years … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Zeitz, Germany

Located along the River White Elster in eastern Saxony-Anhalt, the city of Zeitz, with ist population of 29,000 inhabitants, represents one oft he dying cities in the former East Germany. High unemployment, empty buildings, abandoned industries and a crumbling infrastructure, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Picture

Over the holiday season, as I was celebrating with family and getting some photo opportunities of some bridges in Iowa and Minnesota, one of my fellow pontists brought this painting up to the attention of the historic bridge community. It … Continue reading

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Green Bridge Update: Mayor’s Run and Fundraisers

DES MOINES- While work will eventually be underway to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge over the Des Moines River in Iowa’s state capital, with a faux pas arch bridge design that is presenting a controversy among the city’s population, work … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 54: The Moritzburg Pavilion Bridge in Zeitz, Germany

Author’s Note: This Mystery Bridge is part of the bridgehunting tour through the small town of Zeitz, located along the River White Elster in the eastern part of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. A tour guide of the town that … Continue reading

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Valley View Trail Bridge to be Relocated

Bridge to become part of a city bike trail. Potential for other steel truss bridges to follow suit? WINTERSET, IOWA- The Bridges of Madison County: Home of its covered bridges, one of a handful counties in the United States that … Continue reading

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Update on the BB Comer Bridge: 31 March, 2015

A new breath of life has been given to the B B Comer Bridge Foundation (CBF) in Alabama and in particular, the North Skunk River Greenbelt Association (NSGRA), located in Iowa, pertaining to the future of the BB Comer Bridge … Continue reading

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