Flooding Devastates Bridges In Missouri, Arkansas And Surrounding States

ST LOUIS/ GASCONADE- Looking at this picture taken by Roamin Rich, it presents more volumes than words can ever describe. The Great Flash Flood of 2017, which has been occurring since 30 April but the worst of it was during the date between then and 3 May,  can be compared to the one from 2008…
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Grain Truck Drops Historic Bridge In Iowa

143 year old Gilliece Bridge collapses after truck five-times its size tried crossing. Charges expected.   DECORAH, IOWA-  Almost a year and a half after a semi-truck drove across a historic bridge in Indiana, causing it to collapse, another incident, caused by a trucker ignoring a weight limit, has claimed a life of another historic…
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Trucker Gets Jail Time For Destroying Historic Bridge

Trucker to serve six months for driving overweight truck across the Gospel Street Bridge. Bridge being rebuilt. INDIANAPOLIS-  Sometimes the price to pay for ignorance can be the most painful.  When a person misses a turn-off and tries a short cut, it turns out to be the longest odessy of her life. For Mary Lambright,…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 82: Abandoned Truss Bridge In Page County, Iowa

Our 81st mystery bridge takes us back to Iowa, but only barely, and a bridge that literally missed the record books. This bridge- or what’s left of it- spans the Nodaway River at 294th/295th Lane, a half mile east of US Hwy. 71 between Braddyville and Shambaugh, 2.5 miles north of the Missouri border. Only…
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Pop Quiz: How Many Bridges Does Penig Have?

A few days ago, I took advantage of nice weather here in Germany and embarked on a what I’ve touted as an Ironman bike tour through western Saxony. Starting at Hohenstein-Ernstthal, the tour lasted seven hours, going to Glauchau, then along the Mulde to Rochlitz, encountering steep hills with grades of up to 20% and…
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