Tag Archives: Missouri

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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2013 Ammann Awards Results Part I

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

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Introducing: The 2013 Smith Awards for Spectacular Disasters

Aside from new categories for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, the Smith Awards, where the author picks the best and worst news in the world of (historic) bridges, also has a new category that will be featured this year. … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 31 May, 2013

One bridge was altered and restored to traffic. Another bridge’s future is in limbo after inspections reveal structural issues, and another bridge will be torn down if no one claims it by July. These are the top three headlines that … Continue reading

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Newsflyer 27 May 2013

          Update on the Historic Bridge Weekend in Iowa,  (Modern) Bridge Collapse in Missouri In light of the Washington Bridge Collapse last Monday, one would point their fingers on bridge types as a way of pushing … Continue reading

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