The Linz Railway Bridge: At The End Of Its Useful Life- What’s Next?

Located along the Danube River in the state of Upper Austria in Austria, the city of Linz, with a population of over 188,000 inhabitants, is one of the largest tourist destinations in the Alps region. One can travel into the mountains and end up skiing in 30 minutes, or visit its historic city center to…
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Mystery Bridge Number 2: Twin Bridges Separated?

Author’s Note: This bridge belongs to a series being constructed on the bridges of the Greater Eau Claire-Menonomie-Chippewa Falls area based on a recent visit by fellow pontist John Marvig, whose articles as a guest columnist will follow this one. Downsville Railroad Bridge over the Red Cedar River on the Red Cedar River Trail in…
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Bridgehunter’s Chronicles Newsflyer: 10 May 2012

  May and June are perhaps one of the busiest months when it comes to historic preservation and bridges in general. A lot of important events are coming up that will provide people with a chance to either visit the historic bridge as part of their travel itinerary or take part in some contests and…
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Help Needed: Photos, Postcards And Stories About Iowa’s Bridges

When looking at the Durrow Road Bridge, located east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a typical through truss bridge built in the 1920s. Judging by its recent paint job, it has been maintained really well and on a regular basis. But while photographing the bridge,…
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Mystery Bridge 1: Horn’s Ferry Bridge In Marion County, Iowa

When it comes to mystery bridges, there are two types of mysteries that exist with regards to historic bridges: 1. A historic bridge that existed in the past but there is no information on its location, let alone when it was built (or rewording it, information from oral sources probably existed, but they have long…
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