The Bridges Of Erfurt, Germany Part I: The Outskirts Of Erfurt

The first part of the tour looks at the bridges outside the inner part of the state capital of Thuringia. To specify on what is meant by the outskirts of Erfurt, one has to take a look at the map of Erfurt and the streams that flow through the city. The city got its name…
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Visitors Storm The Kraemerbruecke Festival In Erfurt

Every year at about this time in the state capital of Thuringia, Erfurt, a festival takes place on a sunny weekend, commemorating one of the city’s prized landmarks, the Kraemerbrücke. Located over the Gera River and the Breitstrom Creek, the current bridge was built in 1325, featuring stone arches that support the houses that are…
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The Bridges Of Erfurt, Germany: Preview

When visiting a city, one has to keep the following rule in mind: always visit the historic bridges first, for they are normally the last historic structures to be visited and the first ones to fall to modernization. There are a lot of characteristics that make the city of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia located…
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The Bridges Of Chippewa County, Wisconsin (USA)

The last of the three part Wisconsin bridge tour takes us to Chippewa County. With 62,415 residents according to the latest US Census survey, the county is part of the greater Eau Claire economic metropolitan area. While Chippewa Falls, with a population of over 13,000 inhabitants, is the county seat of Chippewa County, it is…
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Bridge Preservation DVD Now On Sale!

Have you ever wondered how metal truss bridges go from becoming candidates for the scrap metal pile like this one……                                 ……to a newly restored bridge like this? Oblique photo of the bridge Or do you know of a bridge…
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