Mystery Bridge Nr. 75: Beloit Bridge In Iowa

The 75th mystery bridge in the Chronicles takes us to a small but empty town of Beloit, in northwestern Iowa. Located on the Big Sioux River just east of Canton, Beloit was founded in the 1880s and was once a bustling community of almost 2,000 inhabitants. It used to be famous for its state children’s…
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Long Meadow Bridge Open To Bike Traffic

Four-span Camelback through truss reopened to traffic after a two-year rehabilitation program.     BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA (USA)- The people of the City of Bloomington wanted their bridge back. People attached to the bridge wanted it back. Developers of the Mall of America Expansion Project wanted their bridge back. Now, after a two-year project and being…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 74: The Golf Course Road Bridge In Rock Rapids, Iowa

This (and the next) Mystery Bridge takes us back to Lyon County, Iowa and a couple pictures I came across of this bridge, whose information is missing. Here’s the story behind the Golf Course Road Bridge (also known as Two Mile Bridge), located north of Rock Rapids: During the Winter Break of 1998, I took…
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Historic Bridge Relict Found In Kansas

  1870s Whipple through truss bridge found after decades of abandonment     FORT RILEY, KANSAS- Finding bridge relicts is like going on a treasure hunt: You never know what you find until you open the box hidden for many years to see what’s inside and know more about the origins. Bridgehunting has become a…
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Liebschwitz Viaduct To Be Demolished

Bridge Removal in connection with the Abandonment of the Railroad Line between Gera and Wünschendorf via Liebschwitz. Current route to be detoured through Gera-Zwötzen   GERA (THURINGIA), GERMANY-  It spanned the White Elster River on a rail line dating back to 1875. A historic icon for an former East German city that had once thrived…
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