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Bridgehunter's Chronicles now taking articles and mystery bridge photos

While the author has been busy profiling some of the historic bridges, providing readers with tours of areas with high numbers of historic bridges, following up on preservation attempts on many, writing about ways to preserve them and digging out some interesting facts on them, or should I say how to find them, there are many historic bridges out there that are threatened with demolition but preservation groups are working to save them and need your help. This includes the Orange Road Bridge in Ohio, the Ft. Atkinson Bridge in Iowa and the Amelia Earhart Bridge in Kansas, just to name a few.

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles would like to help you bring these historic bridges to the attention of the readers, with the goal of providing support and addressing the issues involved with these precious vintage structures.

If you are part of an organization that is working to save a historic bridge or know a historic bridge that is threatened with demolition but would like to save it, please provide a short summary of the structure (history, status, etc.) as well as plans for preserving the structure and a couple photos and send them to Jason D. Smith using the following e-mail address: flensburg.bridgehunter.av@googlemail.com. The information will then be posted on the Bridgehunter's Chronicles, where you will receive some feedback and support for your historic bridge with hopes that you will garner enough support and interest to save the structure. These articles will be posted starting in September.

In addition to that, the Bridgehunter's Chronicles is also looking for any mystery bridges that deserve to be posted. If you have a bridge, whose information is missing and would like to know more about its origins, please send the author a photo with some information (including what questions you want solved on this structure) to the above-mentioned address. The mystery bridges will be posted in the Chronicles beginning in September and listed under the heading "Mystery Bridges." Please be aware that these mystery bridges you present must be those that were built in 1945 and earlier.

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles is a column that brings the past of historic bridges to light, and provides support for preserving historic bridges for future generations to come. After all, historic bridges are relics that deserve our attention.

Comments  (4)

Bridgehunter's Chronicles now taking articles and mystery bridge photos
Posted August 13, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Jason:

You mentioned that there are preservation groups looking to save some doomed bridges. I was curious about your inclusion of the Amelia Earhart Bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/atchison/amelia-earhart/

To the best of my knowledge, it will be demolished in early 2013. I was under the impression that there is no active plans to avert its destruction. Have you heard anything new on this front?

Robert

Bridgehunter's Chronicles now taking articles and mystery bridge photos
Posted August 12, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

This one appears to be an old alignment of something ... or maybe it's not much of anything. The railings are what caught my attention. A mystery to start off the category ...

Bridgehunter's Chronicles now taking articles and mystery bridge photos
Posted August 11, 2012, by jack wooten37@ysahoo.com (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

this article concerns a histoeri bridge located atHalrtown tn, it is literallyt being destroyed for no readon traffic did not warrant tearing this histoeic bridge down , guesss it is what tdot wants tdot gets , I have lived within less than 1 mile from this bridge for over48 yrs, this has been the most discussting thing I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED NO ONE WANTS TO TAL;K ABOUT THIS ISSUE NATE AT HIOSTORIC BRIDGES HAS BEEN THE BEST SOURCE, NOT TDO OR mARION COUNTY mESSENGER THIS ISSUE IS JUST SWEPT UNDER THE RUIG,

jackwooten37@yahoo.com

Bridgehunter's Chronicles now taking articles and mystery bridge photos
Posted August 11, 2012, by jack wooten37@ysahoo.com (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

this article concerns a histoeri bridge located atHalrtown tn, it is literallyt being destroyed for no readon traffic did not warrant tearing this histoeic bridge down , guesss it is what tdot wants tdot gets , I have lived within less than 1 mile from this bridge for over48 yrs, this has been the most discussting thing I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED NO ONE WANTS TO TAL;K ABOUT THIS ISSUE NATE AT HIOSTORIC BRIDGES HAS BEEN THE BEST SOURCE, NOT TDO OR mARION COUNTY mESSENGER THIS ISSUE IS JUST SWEPT UNDER THE RUIG,

jackwooten37@yahoo.com