Memorial Bridge Photo Tour for James Baughn


2021 is a year where we continue to pay homage to a great pontist. Aside from what we have been doing for this year, with the Pic of the Week Tribute, memorial service that took place this past Sunday, and (in-person) memorial bridgehunting tours that are in the works, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is doing a Memorial Bridge Photo Tribute during the months of August and September and therefore we need your help:

Because of Covid-19 and the difficulties of coming together for an event paying tribute, we’re doing an Online Photo Tour where photos of your favorite bridges are showcased on the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles‘ facebook group page and open page. The objective is simple:

  1. You should choose five bridges you wish to visit that have a high degree of historic and technological significance- ones that you wish to showcase to the historic bridge and preservation communities.
  2. Visit and photograph the five bridges. How you photograph them depends on your preference. As a tip: Artwork and technology go together like bread and butter.
  3. Choose one photo from each bridge you visited and lastly,
  4. Post the bridges on the Chronicles‘ facebook pages. Please include your name, the date you photographed it, the name of the bridge and where the structure is located.

The memorial bridge tour is open to everyone (both in the USA as well as in other countries), including those who have subscribed to the Chronicles. Those who have not join the Chronicles but want to participate should click on the links below and then subscribe. There are no costs involved.

BHC Group Page: here

BHC Open Page: here

The photo showcase will start in August and continue through September. The goal is to honor Mr. Baughn in a fashion similar to the Salute to Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, as you can see below.

James Baughn left a legacy in the field of historic bridges and preservation by creating the largest database in He was also active in the preservation efforts with many historic bridges and other events. While we all cannot come together due to uncertainties, we can honor him from near and far. All we need to do is get the camera out, target your bridges and start shooting.

Let’s make this tribute look like the fireworks display. After all, we have him to thank for all that he did.

Note: Information on further events honoring James Baughn will come once they are finalized. Stay tuned for the details…….