Mystery Bridge Nr. 65: The Thacher Truss Crossing At Everly, Iowa

When Edwin Thacher patented his truss design in 1884, his intention was for it to compete with the likes of already well-established truss designs, like the Pratt, Warren, Parker, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, but also the more unknown types, like the Kellogg, Fink and Post, just to name a few. While there are now four Thacher…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 64: The Rock Valley Kiwanis Railroad Bridge

Our next mystery bridge takes us to Rock Valley, Iowa, located along the Rock River in Sioux County, and this bridge, located on the west end of town. Locally known as the Kiwanis Bridge, my discovery of the bridge dated back to 1998, where during a Spring Break trip from college, I took my Ford…
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Bunker Mill Bridge (almost) Completed

With New Decking installed, Bridge can be crossed again- Final Phase of work to begin; More financial help needed to complete the final touches. KALONA, IOWA-┬á On 13 August, 2013, the same weekend as the Historic Bridge Weekend, a group of people set fire to a unique historic truss bridge spanning the English River southeast…
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Lilac Bridge In New Hampshire In Visier

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE- After the Boscawen, Milford and Sewall Falls Bridges, another bridge is being targeted by the State of New Hampshire. The Lilac Bridge, spanning the Merrimack River in the town of Hooksett, is one of a handful of examples of truss bridges built by local bridge builder John William Storrs, with this one…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 63: An Unusual Bridge In Potsdam

Co-produced with sister column   Castles, cathedrals, domed buildings and bridges. From the Baroque Period, as well as Renaissance. Where history and actors re-enacting history meet. Potsdam, located 20 kilometers south of the German capital Berlin has a lot to offer to people of all ages. It has at least a dozen palaces, including the…
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