Branson Bridge 1
Photo taken by Mike LeMasters March 2000
BH Photo #148919
If you look closely at picture 2, there is significant settlement on the left side and the center is beginning to hinge. I doubt the bridge required sabotage to collapse. Perhaps that's why someone wisely put the boulders at the ends? It was a beautiful structure though.
Did he say why he suspected sabotage?
I went on a guided tour of Cowley County stone bridges on Oct 6, 2001. We visited this bridge and our guide stated that it had recently collapsed. He suspected it was sabotaged, but couldn't prove it. Attached are a couple of photos I took that day. It is a gorgeous location!
Google Earth historical imagery shows that this collapsed between 2000 and 2002.
Yep, Google Maps clearly shows a collapsed bridge.
Glad to see some pictures of this bridge on the website. I have seen the turnoff for the bridge, but I thought that the road looked impassible for my car.