Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Historic Bridge Awareness Month: Interview with Craig Holstein

November is coming to a close, and with that the National Historic Bridge Month, a month where we take a look at the accomplishments involving preserving historic bridges in the US and elsewhere. This year, we have seen many more … Continue reading

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Clifton Suspension Bridge Turns 150

150th Anniversary Celebrations to take place in December with concert, bridge walk and fireworks BRISTOL (UK)- Before John Roebling made his mark with the construction of wire suspension bridges in Cincinnati (1869) and Brooklyn (1883), suspension bridges were built using … Continue reading

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Swing Bridge in Lübeck to be Rehabilitated

Lübeck, Germany-  It is touted as the third oldest swing bridge in Germany and one of the last two swing bridges remaining in Schleswig-Holstein. Now the 1892 Drehbrücke, spanning the Trave River between Lübeck’s suburbs of St. Lorenz and the … Continue reading

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Fairfax and Platte Purchase Bridges Coming Down

KANSAS CITY-  The Kansas City Royals baseball team finally snapped out of their doldrums this year and not only reached the playoffs in Major League Baseball for the first time since 1985, but was two runs shy of winning their … Continue reading

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Selling a Historic Bridge on Craigslist: Unusual Concept, But…..

  Bridge for sale. A two-span steel through truss bridge built of Pratt design that includes a Queenpost approach span, which curves at 15°  to the left towards the house on the hill. Built in 1901 by the Southern States … Continue reading

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The “Recycled” Bridges of Doniphan County, Kansas

Located along the Missouri River west of St. Joseph, Doniphan County, Kansas has a rather unique set of historic bridges. Unlike the standard designs that were used during the renaissance of bridge construction between 1880 and 1930, many of the … Continue reading

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Now Taking Entries for the 2014 Ammann Awards

  2014 has been the year where instead of destroying historic bridges, governments and the private sectors have been working on saving them. Whether they are steel truss bridges, suspension bridges with stone towers, or covered bridges made of wood, … Continue reading

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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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