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Tradgedy Hits Our Website

We have lost our founder and webmaster.

James Baughn perished earlier this month when he fell from a bluff in Cape Gerardo County in Trail of Tears State Park. What was he doing? Doing what he loved to do, taking pictures.

James Baughn: History and bridge lover, friend to many

His obituary: James Baughn, Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Comments  (7)

Tradgedy Hits Our Website
Posted January 27, 2021, by Kristen Wells (kristenwells1983 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am so sad to see this. We never met personally, but exchanged e-mails often. I'll be thinking of his family and friends.

Tradgedy Hits Our Website
Posted January 24, 2021, by Luke

I hate to be That Guy, but it's Cape Girardeau, not Gerrado

Tradgedy Hits Our Website
Posted January 24, 2021, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I never knew him personally, though we occasionally exchanged info on bridges

Tradgedy Hits Our Website
Posted January 18, 2021, by Garrett Boon (onefiddle [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am deeply saddened to hear this. I never knew James personally, but only through his work on this website.

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Posted January 4, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Thanks, Mike. I also plan to add a couple new categories in the Bridgehunter Awards in James' memory to be in place for the 2021 Awards. Will announce that on the 23rd. Stay tuned. :-)

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Posted January 4, 2021, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I love the tribute on The Chronicles Jason. Thank you for doing that in James' memory.

James Baughn Tribute Series
Posted January 4, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Hi folks,

To honor our fallen hero and pontist, James Baughn, the Bridgehunter's Chronicles is doing a Pic of the Week series for all of this year (2021) where each bridge and the photo he took of it will be showcased once a week. The first one can be found here:

https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/bhc...

The memorial end logo will appear often in the Chronicles for the duration of this year. More later and have a nice start into 2021.

JS