Photos taken June 2007 by James Baughn
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Beautiful photos of the power of nature.
Re-visit today. It's been said for a while now about this bridge, still not sure how it's hanging on, the substructure, especially east side, just crumbling.
Well, thank you. I have tried to do my best. It is good to have you and others on here as well though. I greatly appreciate the contributions from those who live in areas that I have not visited.
I have been told so many times by so many people, "there are no historic bridges in Kansas". That is when I realized that I needed to grab my camera and document bridges in an attempt to raise awareness of the bridges in my backyard. Nearly losing the John Mack Bridge to the wrecking ball drove home the point even further. Losing the Columbia Bridge to a collapse greatly increased my motivation to advocate for bridges, instead of just photographing them.
Thanks Robert! While we are are passing out awesomes one for you too! WOW! You're awesome dude!
The bridge in the postcard is an interesting find. It is not the same bridge as this one because it has 2 extra panels. This bridge has five panels whereas the one of the postcard has seven. Perhaps the one in the postcard was located near where Highway 24 crosses Cross Creek. This would be closer to the downtown area of Rossville.
James, Robert, Nick. Could attached be this bridge? 1910 postcard
I have just added three new images. I can't say that these are the best photographs that I have taken, but hopefully they will give the viewers a better idea of the design and the condition of the bridge.
I field visited this bridge on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. It is still standing, but it is in danger of collapse. Photos to come.