Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Flensburg-Bridgehunter Merchandise on Sale through Café Press

  If you are looking for the best gift for your loved one and are not sure what to get them, or know someone who loves bridges, photography, landscapes or the like, or you want to surprise them with something … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 51: The Bridges of Saylorville Lake in Iowa

This Mystery Bridge article is in connection with a book project on the bridges along the Des Moines River. For more information about the book and how you can help, please click here for details. The next mystery bridge features … Continue reading

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The “soon to be disappearing” Bridges of Camden State Park (MN)

Located in southwestern Minnesota, Lyon County, with its county seat being Marshall, prides itself with its ice cream in Schwann, athletics and academics through Southwest State University and the county’s school districts, its agriculture in the form of corn, soybeans … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 50: A small culvert on a big major highway

Culvert: a tunnel-like structure that passes underneath the road, providing a channel for water to flow through. Culverts were first used in the early 1910s as a substitute to beam or even (pony) truss bridges as they were cheap to … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 49: Silent Shade Swing Bridge in Mississippi

The next Mystery Bridge takes us down to Mississippi and to this bridge: the Silent Shade Swing Bridge. The bridge is difficult to find for it is located over the Yazoo River, 25 migratory miles north of Yazoo City between … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 48: Disappearing Des Moines River Bridge in Murray County

                  This mystery bridge article is in connection with the book project on the bridges along the Des Moines River, which actually starts here in Murray County, Minnesota. For more information on … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 47: The Twin Bridges over the Des Moines River in Minnesota

                  The next mystery bridge features two bridges and is part of the book project on the bridges along the Des Moines River (for more, click here). This one takes us to … Continue reading

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Historic Bridges along the Des Moines River- book project

Growing up in Jackson County, Minnesota, I was acquainted with historic bridges that had once crossed the Des Moines River, remembering the thousands times I had crossed the Petersburg Rd. Bridge, located just north of my grandma’s place when I … Continue reading

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Tree Falls on Skunk River Bridge

AMES, IOWA-  The Cambridge Bridge, located at Ken Maril Road spanning the Skunk River in the south of Ames, is one of a few abandoned historic bridges that has received its lion’s share of visitors. Whether it is a runner … Continue reading

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Rendsburg High Bridge

Information: Location: Baltic-North Sea Canal at Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Description: Main span: Cantilever Warren through truss with transporter (main span), steel trestle approach span (south) and loop approach (north) Length: 7 km (total) Of which: 2468 main span; loop approach … Continue reading

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