Photo taken October 2005 by Jason and Birgit Smith
BH Photo #101762
The new cable-stayed suspension bridge is now open to traffic. The dedication ceremony took place on 25 October, 2010 and an article with the images can be found here:
TUESDAY,MARCH 9,2010-2:25 POST-MERIDIAN-CENTRAL STANDARD TIME-DEAR FOOLS,I OPEN IT THAT WAY BECAUSE IF THIS PRECIOUS MEMORY HAS TO BE BASTARDIZED BY SACRIFICING HISTICAL ACCURACY FOR THE POLITICALLY CORRECT CRAP KNOWN AS HANDICAPPED ACCESS THEN I THINK YOU SHOULD TELL THE POWERS THAT BE IDIOTS TO STICK THEIR FUNDING WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE AND COME UP WITH THE MONEY SOME OTHER WAY.OTHER THAN THAT HOW IS THE WEATHER WITH YOU?HERE AROUND NEW HAMPTON IT HAS BEEN DREARY AND COOL.HOPE TO HEAR FROM AND OR SEE YOU EVENTUALLY.PLEASE CALL SHOULD YOU CARE TO.YOURS MOST DISGUSTED,"IOWA POET BLACKIE"
Here's a link to the story at the Charles City Press Website:
This bridge is no longer there it got swept away in the flood today. The Des Moines Register has an article about it on there website.
Today is a sad day. Due to the flooding in Charles City the bridge has been swept away. Another piece of our history gone. I love the pictures though.