Remembering James Baughn: webmaster at — The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles

Photo taken in 2010 during the Historic Bridge Weekend Conference in Pittsburgh The Bridgehunting community is mourning the loss of a great pontist, whose main goal was life is to explore new things and save the old ones for the next generations to see. James Baughn was an original. I first got to know him […]

Remembering James Baughn: webmaster at — The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles

Today we say goodbye to a fellow pontist, a bridge librarian who started a website laden with the largest bridge database in the USA and of all the bridge websites, and most of all, to a great friend. Even as this TYB article, dated December 7, 2020 goes online, a memorial service is taking place at the Burfordville Mill and Covered Bridge. You can click on the link above to read the article and the interview.

His website is now under the care of Historic Bridge Foundation and while there are tributes pouring in, one request I have to honor him is to do the following:

Take the camera, go on a memorial bridgehunting tour, get some best shots of your favorite bridges, then share it to the world. Some like myself are doing it this summer. Feel free to share your bridge pics on the Chronicles Facebook pages.

Let’s honor him for his many years of work and show that every historic bridge matters. Many thanks for your years of hard work and dedication, James. 🌉📸🍺❤️🌄

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