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- Chambers Ford Bridge for Sale. Any Takers? April 17, 2014Belle Plaine, Iowa- Tama County: one of many Iowa counties that has more than two dozen pre-1945 bridges left in the state. This includes the steel truss Black Bridge spanning the Iowa River and the Lincoln Highway Bridge near Toledo, … Continue reading → […]email@example.com
- How to teach Infrastructural History in School April 4, 2014Joint Article with Sister Column: In connection with Files’ series on In School in Germany. More on the series can be found here. History- a subject that goes beyond borders and looks at things that we never knew about, … Continue reading → […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Otranto Bridge in Iowa Gone! March 13, 2014Whereabouts of Historic Bridge in Mitchell County after Reported Dismantling Unknown. The Otranto Bridge, spanning the Cedar River at St. Angsar, was unique because of its unusual truss design- the Camelback Pennsylvania Petit, one of two remaining in Iowa, according … Continue reading → […]email@example.com
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Tag Archives: Kentucky
The Bailey Truss Bridge: a work of the past that’s still being used today. First developed by British civil engineer Donald Bailey in 1941, the truss bridge won its fame right away, as they were made of light steel, easily … Continue reading
Robert (Bob) Frame III elected overwhelmingly for Lifetime Achievement; same result for Riverside Bridge (Ozark, Missouri) for Best Preservation Example. Halle (Saale) and Flensburg (Germany) numbers one and two respectively for Mystery Bridge. Run-off vote for Spectacular Bridge … Continue reading
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge’s future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge? On the eve the upcoming SIA Conference in Minneapolis/ St. Paul this … Continue reading
Tornado destroys large bridge in Oklahoma, Bridge lost to flooding in Indiana, Future of Kentucky Bridge in question The month of May was supposed to bring flowers, warm weather and fun to families and friends, … Continue reading
Hope for Mercer County Bridge built by a prominent Kentucky bridge builder Subtracting Lexington, Louisville and Frankfort, the state of Kentucky is one of many US states that have only a handful of truss bridges left. Mercer County is one … Continue reading
There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life. Sadly, as … Continue reading
This mystery bridge article starts off with a pop quiz- three questions to be exact: 1. What bridges do you know that are named after a politician? 2. Which was the very first bridge that was named after a … Continue reading