Awesome! Local support for bridges is paramount. So many preservation success stories begin with grassroots efforts.
A friend just sent me this photo, the locals really like to decorate that thing up all different kinds of ways throughout the year, very cool
Wish all of our historic spans got this kind of Love!
You should see her when the neighbors deck her out for the holidays.........she is beautiful!!
What a great find! I would say that the Kansas Default Date of ca. 1910 is probably not far off in this instance.
I have found throughout my travels that locals often take great pride in their bridges.
This is the most welcoming Old Bridge I have ever run into in the state of Kansas. As you approach you see a Stars and Stripes painted freight pallet that says "Laird's Creek Bridge". Atop both sides are fitted solar lights into a wood plank that fit into the iron perfectly, and toward one end of the bridge is a marker board that welcomes notes to be written which we did. An obviously beloved local bridge that beckons others to enjoy also. A very nice surprise.