Tag Archives: Missouri

Rome Bridge Gone!

ROME/SPRINGFIELD, MO-  While flooding has taken its toll on many bridges in the region, another bridge located in Douglas County, Missouri met its end yesterday. Yet the removal was planned. The Rome Bridge was a two-span Pratt through truss bridge … Continue reading

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Riverside Bridge in Ozark Closed Again

Flood Damage Prompts Immediate Closure; Replacement being Considered OZARK/ SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-  At about this time four years ago, attempts were made to raise funds, sign petitions and collaborate with government authorites to save and repair the Riverside Bridge in Ozark, … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 20 January, 2015

Bridge collapses in Ohio- one dead, Bridge in Kansas City demolished, Two Arkansas bridges coming out, also one in Missouri. Could we see a repeat of 2013? Judging by the number of bridges being demolished or being scheduled to be … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Author Chooses the Best Bridge Stories

To start off the Author’s Choice Award version of the 2014 Ammann Awards, presented by the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I would like to present you with an overture which is in connection with this year’s theme: Bigger is not always better. … Continue reading

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Fairfax and Platte Purchase Bridges Coming Down

KANSAS CITY-  The Kansas City Royals baseball team finally snapped out of their doldrums this year and not only reached the playoffs in Major League Baseball for the first time since 1985, but was two runs shy of winning their … Continue reading

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The “Recycled” Bridges of Doniphan County, Kansas

Located along the Missouri River west of St. Joseph, Doniphan County, Kansas has a rather unique set of historic bridges. Unlike the standard designs that were used during the renaissance of bridge construction between 1880 and 1930, many of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 45: The Disappearing Bridge at Schoolfield Road

How long does it take for an abandoned bridge to be ignored before it becomes an important agenda on the desk of the local government? And what actions are usually taken when the issue comes about and why? It is … Continue reading

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Clarendon Bridge in Monroe County, Arkansas

Sister Bridges. They may look alike in structural appearance. They may be built at the same time. They may have been built by the same bridge builder. The difference though is where they are located, how each of the structures … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge 37: Truss Bridge in Christian or Greene County (Missouri)?

Our next mystery bridge goes back to Missouri, and in particular, Christian County. As you all know, the county is home to Riverside Bridge, winner of the 2013 Ammann Awards for Best Historic Bridge Preservation. Yet the county residents cannot … Continue reading

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2013 Ammann Awards Results Part II

  Wiley Bridge wins Best Photo Award, Cologne and Fayette County win Tour Guide Award, Coffeville Bridge Best Kept Secret for Individual Bridge.   Run-off elections for spectacular disaster underway; winner announced Friday.  New changes underway for 2014 Ammann Awards. … Continue reading

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