New I-74 bridge is now open — WHBF – OurQuadCities.com

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. You can now drive across the Iowa-bound side of the new Interstate 74 bridge. Local 4’s Taylor Boser was live in Bettendorf on Local 4 News This Morning to tell you what traffic changes you should be on the lookout for. One of the major changes because […]

New I-74 bridge is now open — WHBF – OurQuadCities.com

BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 126

This week’s Pic of the Week is a throwback to our bridgehunting trip in 2007, which took us through much of Iowa, including Madison County. A lot has been said about the county’s famous covered bridges, six of which still exist today. Yet this photo stood out as the most ornamental. The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge is located in the city park in Winterset and at the time of this photo, it was the only covered bridge that was lit. While the bridge was also the lone decorated item, with a wreath at each portal, the lighting made it stand out as much as the other houses nearby.

Since that time, with the introduction of LED lighting, things have changed for the better, for they make for more unique ideas for Christmas decorations on houses and in the city. And after 13 years, county officials have probably come up with creative ways of lighting the county’s remaining covered bridges, or at least some of the metal truss structures. I look forward to reading your comments if this is the case. If not, I hope they take up the idea, at least for next Christmas. 😉

Don’t forget to vote in this year’s Bridgehunter Awards. There are four ballots, nine categories and a lot of candidates that could win, but only with your vote. Click on the ballots and go vote. Deadline is January 22nd, the winners to be announced on the 23rd.

Part One Best Bridge Photo: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Two: Bridge Tour Guide (US/International): https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Three: Mystery Bridge and Lifetime Achievement: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/202…

Part Four: Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge, Bridge of the Year and Best Kept Secret: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/202…

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Long Exposure Bridges – a collection — LEANNE COLE

For other reasons, I thought I would do a post with a collection of my long exposure bridges images. This is a bit different to what I have been doing here. I was asked to be a judge for a competition. This competition is for Formatt Hitech and it will be a long exposure comp. […]

Long Exposure Bridges – a collection — LEANNE COLE

Bridge On The River Kopai — Weekend Stories by Trishikh

A strong and assertive old-man stood on the edge of the Khoai, a canyon of purple geological rock formation naturally created by millions of years of effect of wind and water erosion on red laterite soil rich in iron oxide commonly found in the region. From, top of the purple hill the greybeard looked at the […]

Bridge On The River Kopai — Weekend Stories by Trishikh

Historic bridge sits a short distance from Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick — Route 66 News

When a longtime Route 66 researcher discovers a historic gem just a short distance from the route, that tends to get your attention. Jerry McClanahan, Route 66 artist and author or co-author of the “Here It Is!” map series and “EZ66 Guide for Travelers” (Amazon links), posted this photo of his classic car on the […]

Historic bridge sits a short distance from Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick — Route 66 News

BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 125

Photo by Raphael Alú

This week’s Pic of the Week takes us to the city of Basel. Located on the River Rhine at the junction between Germany, Switzerland and France, the Swiss city has 180,000 inhabitants and has a lot of historic bridges to see. This includes the Middle Bridge, a seven-span concrete arch bridge spanning the Rhine in the city center. It was built in 1905 by Albert Buss & Cie. from Pratteln and Philipp Holzmann from Frankfurt am Main, at a cost 2.67 million Francs. The structure underwent in-kind restoration in 2002, with all of the structure’s elements and ornamental statues being restored to their former glory. The bridge was closed to motorized vehicles in 2017 as part of the initiative to ban cars from traveling in the city center with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emmissions.

This pic was taken by Raphael Alú and can be found on Instagram under the name AluArts. Much of Europe is currently on total lockdown due to the Covid-19 epidemic and the Christmas Markets, typical of Germany and many parts of Europe are not taking place this year. Yet it didn’t stop city officials from decorating historic city center and its bridges, like this one. Given the decorations, it makes the arch bridge look like a suspension bridge- something unique in its design. 🙂

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.Update on the Bridgehunter Awards:

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Some updates have been made to the ballots, which includes the addition of bridge photos in the categories Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge and Bridge of the Year. Both can be found in Ballot Part 4. Also in Part 4 is the information pertaining to the memorial fund for the late James Baughn, webmaster for bridgehunter.com and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Awards last year. If you haven’t voted yet, click on the links below:

Part One Best Bridge Photo: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Two: Bridge Tour Guide (US/International): https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Three: Mystery Bridge and Lifetime Achievement: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/202…

Part Four: Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge, Bridge of the Year and Best Kept Secret: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/202…

As a reminder, the voting has been extended to January 22nd, 2021 and the winners to be announced on the 23rd. More than one vote per category is allowed. Still, this year’s Awards is a very special one as we pay tribute to James. So get the word out there. Go and vote. Encourage others to do the same and let’s honor him for his work.

Malta – A Bridge Too Far

Malta – A Bridge Too Far

Journeys with Johnbo

Malta, Montana.

We left Theodore Roosevelt National Park on our way to Glacier National Park in Montana. Time for a break, we pulled off U.S. Highway 2 at Malta to visit the Montana D.O.T. Rest Area at Trafton Park. While getting out of the car in the parking lot, an old bridge caught my eye.

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1922: The Longest Suspension Bridge in Brazil (and South America) Starts Being Built

1922: The Longest Suspension Bridge in Brazil (and South America) Starts Being Built

Transportation History

November 14, 1922

Construction began on a record-setting suspension bridge in Florianópolis, the capital city of the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. It was built to serve as the first fixed connection between the mainland part of Florianópolis and the city’s island of Santa Catarina.

The bridge was designed by the American firm of Robinson & Steinman. The firm had been formed only a year or two earlier when renowned civil engineers David B. Steinman and Holton D. Robinson agreed to work together on various bridge construction projects. The project in Florianópolis was one of their first joint efforts, and it helped establish their partnership as a highly productive and formidable one that would last until Robinson’s death in 1945. The bridge in Florianópolis was built by the Pennsylvania-based American Bridge Company, which had been founded in 1900. All of the materials used for constructing the bridge were…

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Bridges a Useful Way of Seeing — Into the Light Adventures

Bridges a Useful Way of Seeing, I do love the idea and the structure of bridges. The architecture that goes into play to create a bridge is amazing to me. I have been watching this bridge here being built over the last year on the Mississippi River. One arch is finally complete, I just happened […]

Bridges a Useful Way of Seeing — Into the Light Adventures