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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The Bridges Of Dunn County, Wisconsin (USA)

Author’s Note: This is the second article of a three-part series on the bridges of western Wisconsin, based on the journey taken by fellow pontist and guest columnist, John Marvig, which included the counties of Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire. To view part I on the bridges of Eau Claire, please click here. Dunn County…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 4: The Gochenour Bridge

  Author’s Note: This is part of a two-article series on the Bridges of Harrison County, Iowa and the bridges that were imported there in the late 1940s and 50s. To view the first part, please click here. About two miles southwest of the county seat of Logan on Medford Avenue stands another through truss…
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