Milan Bridge In Minnesota: A Bridge Unwanted

Sometimes it takes courage and sacrifice to get a photo of a jewel like this bridge. When visiting the Milan Bridge in Lac Que Parle County, Minnesota, in December 2010, I had the lovely experience of photographing this bridge in crystal clear sunlight. However, it almost came at a price when leaving to head north…
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Greenfield Bridge Brought Down By Explosives

93-year old historic bridge in dire straits put out of its misery together with a falsework bridge beneath it. PITTSBURGH-  It was a posterboy of Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, touted as one of the worst in the country, but it was a classic example of a bridge whose life would have extended beyond a century, had the…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 62: Paoli’s Bowstring Arch Bridges

Paoli, Indiana has a few notable historic bridges, both past and present, each of which have a unique story. Apart from the now destroyed by two careless driving women carrying tons of water Gospel Street Bridge, built in 1880 by the Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company, the town had one of the longest wooden trestle…
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Semi-truck Destroys Historic Bridge In Indiana Town

1880 Bridge built by Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company destroyed by semi-truck. PAOLI, INDIANA- Normally on Christmas Day, Santa Claus brings good tidings and gifts to all the families and their children. This also includes any support for preserving historic bridges. Unfortunately, for the community of Paoli in southern Indiana, Santa Claus was not kind…
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Chemnitz Viaduct: Future In Question

Chemnitz, a symbol of an industrial past time. Located in western Saxony south of Leipzig and near the towns of Zwickau and Glauchau, the city of 243,000 once prided itself on its industrial heritage, for the steel, automobile and railroad industries (among many of them), combined with its architecture once domonated the city. While traces…
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