Tours And Lost Bridges

Center Street Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa (USA)

The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles features a pocket tour guide featuring communities and regions where historic bridges are plentiful in number and can be seen.  Regardless of whether they are located in big cities like Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Berlin or even Copenhagen, or in districts or states, such as Indiana, Iowa, Schleswig-Holstein or even Saxony, the this page features tour guides of places with bridges to see (with pictures, links and information) in the US, Europe and beyond. It also features regions where historic bridges were once plentiful but have disappeared or are dwindling in numbers rapidly. All articles and tour guides are courtesy of the author and his contributors. Many of them are first and second place finishers of the Othmar H. Ammann Awards for the Tour Guide category, while a few of them won the Author’s Choice Awards.

As the number of tour guides increase continuously, stop here on a regular basis to plan your bridgehunting tour to a region of interest.  🙂


Bridge Tour Guides (US)

Historic Bridge Park in Battle Creek, Michigan

Historic Bridges of Yosemite National Park

Historic Bridges of Bertram, Iowa

Historic Bridges of Ames, Iowa

Historic Bridges of Des Moines: Night Bridge Tour, Arch Bridges, Truss Bridges

Historic Bridges of Harvey/ Tracy, Iowa

The Historic Bridges of Marion County, Iowa, Horn’s Ferry and Pella Draw Bridge

The Bridges of Chippewa County, Wisconsin

The Bridges of Dunn County, Wisconsin

The Bridges of Booneville, New York

The Bridges of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, including railroad trestle

The Bridges of New Ulm, Minnesota

The Bridges of FW Kent Park in Iowa City, including Quiz and Answers

The Bridges of Fayette County, Iowa

The Bridges of Tompkins County, New York

The Bridges of Washington County, Maryland

The Bridges of Gallatin County, Montana


Bridge Tour Guides (Germany)


Baltic-North Sea Canal including the Rendsburg High Bridge and Loop Trestle

Alt Eider Canal


Flensburg, including Bahnhofsbruecke and Angelmunde Bike Shop Bridge






Berlin Wall Crossings




Erfurt: Outskirts, Inner City, and Kraemerbruecke (Merchant’s Bridge)

Weimar (Coming Soon)

Jena (Coming Soon)

Gera (Coming Soon)




Zwickau (Saxony)

Glauchau (Saxony)

Leipzig (Coming Soon)

Dresden (Coming Soon)





Halle (Saale) including Hafenbahn Bridge


Zeitz including the Draschwitz and Moritzburg Bridges



Rhineland- Palatinate

Coblence and Neuwied




Nuremberg (Coming Soon)

Bayreuth (Coming Soon)

Bamberg (Coming Soon)



North Rhine-Westphalia

Cologne and Rhine River






Bridge Tour Guides (Europe and beyond)

The Bridges of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bridges of Manchester, UK

The Bridges of Calgary, Canada

The Bridges of Newcastle and along the River Tyne

The Bridges of Paris, France

The Bridges of York, UK



Lost Bridges (US)

The (lost) truss bridges of Des Moines



Lost Bridges (Europe and elsewhere)


1 Response

  1. Kevin

    FYI – the 100+ year old bridge over Big Creek in Linn County IA near Bertram was washed away two days ago.

    Really enjoy your site, of course I discovered it the day that you started the 2013 MN, IA tour and missed it. Of course all the bridges were relatively near our home…syatb…khfish

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