About the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles

Glienicke Bridge near Berlin, Germany. Photo taken in October 2015
Glienicke Bridge near Berlin, Germany. Photo taken in October 2015

The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is a column produced by the author that focuses on historic bridges both in the USA as well as in Europe that tourists should visit before they are replaced or removed. Each bridge is profiled with the goal that people are aware of its existence and can take action regarding saving them. The Chronicles also provides a tour of some of the regions in both of the aforementioned areas, where there is a dense number of historic bridges that exist, with a goal of encouraging tourists to visit these areas and encourage others to add the place to their travel itineraries. And finally, the Chronicles provides readers with news stories of historic bridge preservation efforts, events involving historic bridge (preservation)- such as the Historic Bridge Conference,  bridge symposiums, etc., discussion about historic bridges, preservation and education about them, and literary work on historic bridges that were released to the public and the public should read about.

Most of the articles are written by the author (Jason D. Smith), but the Chronicles has also welcomed guest columns written by people from different areas of disciplines, whether they are historians, teachers, preservation experts, preservation groups, photographers, journalists, politicians or members of the pontist community- people who are experts in historic bridges, preservation laws and practices and the like.  We also take articles from people who have visited bridges but are not affiliated with the aforementioned groups.

If you are interested in submitting an article as a guest columnist, please contact Mr. Smith at the Chronicles, using the contact form below:


PLEASE NOTE: This site focuses mainly on news events dealing with historic bridges as well as some tours of historic bridges in the United States. For the international bridges visited by the author and co., as well as discussions on preserving historic bridges (with success stories) and history of bridges, bridge builders, etc., please check out the wordpress version of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, which you can find here. Thank you and enjoy reading the Chronicles.


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