Transporter Of World-Renowned Bridge To Be Replaced

      Original of 1913 Transporter part of the Rendsburg High Bridge irreparable; German government plans reconstruction. RENDSBURG, GERMANY- Relief but also with mixed reaction from the residents of Rendsburg, as well as those in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and many preservationists and pontists alike regarding the city’s prized architectural work, the Rendsburg…
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Wagon Wheel Bridge Meets Tragic End

    1910 Des Moines River crossing coming down after years of neglect, vandalism and natural disasters   BOONE, IOWA- Three years ago, the Wagon Wheel Bridge was one of the main attractions of the Historic Bridge Convention, which was attended by over 25 pontists from five states and two countries. It was originally part…
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Niland’s Corner Bridge To Become History?

  COLO, IOWA-  Looking back at the history books, in particular of America’s infrastructure, the two most important arteries that criss-crossed the country were the Jefferson Highway and the Lincoln Highway. The Jefferson started in Winnepeg (Canada) and, heading south through Des Moines, Kansas City and Baton Rouge, terminated in New Orleans. The Lincoln Highway…
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Crow’s Bridge For Sale: Any Takers?

PUTNAM COUNTY, INDIANA- The state of Indiana has long since been the poster boy for preserving historic bridges- in particular, those made of iron and/or steel. Putnam County has a wide selection of bridges of all sorts made from various materials, even though the number of truss bridges have diminished over the past 20 years.…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 67: The Railroad Bridge At Halle (Saale) Central Station

Staying in Saxony-Anhalt for the next mystery bridge article, we head back to Halle (Saale). As many of you have probably read, the city along the Saale River has over 38 bridges along this main river, its tributaries and even along the ICE rail line. While there is a tour guide that takes you to…
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