BHC Pic of the Week Gallery


Established in April 2018, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles’ Pic of the Week features the crème de la crème in terms of photos taken by the author, Jason Smith. While many of the bridge pics go years back, other pics are also taken in the present; some of which are tied together with the current events. In either case, the pics are on display for those who like photography, are interested in bridge photography or even want some inspiration to improve on their photos. The Pic of the week photos are always posted once a week in the Chronicles. If you have some bridges that you would recommend the author photographing, contact Jason Smith at the Chronicles, using the contact information in the About page.

Bridge photos featured (in chronological order beginning with the first pic posting in April 2018):

Pic 1: Castle and Bridge in Rodewisch (Saxony), Germany

Pic 2: Zellstoff Bridge in Zwickau (Saxony), Germany

Pic 3: Bockau Arch Bridge (as part of the series on the Bridge)

Pic 4: Paradiesbrücke in Zwickau (Saxony), Germany

Pic 5: Hirschgrundbrücke in Glauchau (Saxony), Germany before its demolition

Pic 6: Wabasha Bridge in Minnesota (taken in 2010)

Pic 7: Alte Elsterbrücke in Plauen (Saxony), Germany

Pic 8: Strassberg Viaduct

Pic 9: Cedar Rapids UP Railroad Bridge (photo in 2010)

Pic 10: Ariel Lift Bridge in Duluth

Pic 11: Rochsburg Suspension Bridge (old and new)

Pic 12: Mackinac Bridge

Pic 13: Rainbow Arch Bridge at Niagara Falls

Pic 14: Whirlpool Rapids Bridges at Niagara Falls

Pic 15: Kingston Bridge at Niagara Falls

Pic 16: Bronner’s Bridge in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Pic 17: Scherberg Bridge in Glauchau (Saxony), Germany

Pic 18: Zimmer Covered Bridge in Glauchau (Saxony), Germany

Pic 19: Broadway Avenue Bridge in St. Peter, Minnesota: Before and after the Rehab

Pic 20: Waldheim Viaduct

Pic 21: J-P Border Bridge at Potucky, Czech Republic

Pic 22: S-bahn Danube River Crossing in Vienna, Austria

Pic 23: Mystery Bridge Nr. 106 in Zwickau (Saxony)

Pic 24: Willisch Railroad Bridge

Pic 25: Covered Bridge at Hennersdorf (Saxony)

Pic 26: Steinpleis Viaduct between Zwickau and Werdau

Pic 27: The Wave south of Glauchau (Saxony)

Pic 28: Kern Bowstring Arch Bridge near Mankato, Minnesota

Pic 29: Waddell Through Truss Bridge in Chemnitz, Saxony

Pic 30: Meissen Railroad Bridge

Pic 31: Paradiesbrücke in Zwickau after the Blizzard

Pic 32: Stone Arch Railroad Viaduct in Schwarzenberg

Pic 33: Lundy Bridge in Winneshiek County, Iowa (photo in 2007)

Pic 34: Gateway Trail Bridge near Stillwater, Minnesota (photo in 2010)

Pic 35: Iron Bridge in Aue (Saxony), Germany before the Spring thaw

Pic 36: Fort Dusquene Bridge in Pittsburgh (dedicated to the Pittsburgh Dad)

Pic 37: Loschwitz Cantilever Truss Bridge (Blue Miracle- Blaue Wunder) in Dresden

Pic 38: Sachsenring Raceways in Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Pic 39: Röhrensteg in Zwickau (Saxony)

Pic 40: Little Church Bowstring Arch Bridge in Winneshiek County, Iowa (photo in 2007)

Pic 41: Arch Bridge in Schlunzig

Pic 42: Schlunzig Cable-Stayed and Beam Bridges

Pic 43: Stauffenberg Viaduct in Dresden

Pic 44: Waldschlosschen Bridge in Dresden

Pic 45: Schiller Bridge in Aue (Saxony) at night

Pic 46: Skunk River Truss Bridge in Ames, Iowa (photo in 2011)

Pic 47: The Arch Bridge at Flossplatz

Pic 48: Alsenberg Dam and Bridge in Hof (Bavaria)

Pic 49: Haara Truss Bridge near Bad Blankenhain (Thuringia)

Pic 50: Rudolphstein Viaduct

Pic 51: Unterkotzkau Viaduct near Hof (Bavaria)

Pic 52: Alte Burgauer Brücke in Jena (Thuringia)

Pic 53: Dump Road Bridge in Spencer, Iowa (photo in 2011)

Pic 54: Eldorado Bridge in Iowa (photo in 2011)

Pic 55: Kniebreche Viaduct near Zölbitz

Pic 56: Winona Truss Bridge (photo in 2010)

Pic 57: Pöhl Viaduct in Vogtland Region

Pic 58: Friesenthal Viaduct near Plauen

Pic 59: Two Abandoned Truss Spans in Pittsburgh

Pic 60: Mittweida Railroad Viaduct

Pic 61: Filzwerk Truss Bridge in Hof (Bayern)

Pic 62: Pirk Viaduct near Plauen

Pic 63: Ellsworth Ranch Bridge near Estherville, Iowa

Pic 64: Rieth Bridge in Erfurt (now dismantled and in storage)

Pic 65: Piney Fork Bridge near Dillonville, Ohio

Pic 66: Sigmund Jähn’s Bridge  (tribute included)

Pic 67: Kunitz Covered Bridge near Jena

Pic 68: Schlunzig Cable-Stayed Bridge under construction

Pic 69: Glienicker Bridge at the former East-West Berlin Border in Potsdam

Pic 70: Rochsburg Suspension Bridge- Fall Shot

Pic 71: Könneritz Bridge in Leipzig

Pic 72: Chemnitz Viaduct in Winter

Pic 73: Luten arch bridge in Meissen, Germany

Pic 74: Paradiesbrücke in Zwickau in the fog

Pic 75: Boom Island Railroad Bridge in Minneapolis, MN- now a bike trail

Pic 76: Green Valley Bridge near Marshall, MN (now extant)

Pic 77: Eisenhower Bridge near Milton, Iowa

Pic 78: Bettendorf Suspension Bridge

Pic 79: Schafteich Railroad Bridge in Glauchau

Pic 80: Steinpleiss Viaduct near Werdau

Pic 81: Augustus Bridge in Dresden

Pic 82: Chancy Bridge near Geneva (CH)

Pic 83: Baroque-style Skyway between the Cathedral and the Castle in Dresden

Pic 84: Baroque-style Skyway near the Frauenkirche in Dresden

Pic 85: Kirby Flynn Bridge near Emmetsburg, Iowa

Pic 86: Thunder Bridge in Spencer, Iowa

Pic 87: Moltke Bridge in Berlin

Pic 88: Viaduct in Paris

Pic 89: Arch Bridge at Schlossteich in Wildenfels (Saxony)

Pic 90: Grundelteich Bridge at the Park in Glauchau (Saxony)- Covid 19 shot

Pic 91: Truss Bridge at the Kossuth/Humboldt Co. border in Iowa- now extant

Pic 92: Pont de Vessy in Geneva, Switzerland

Pic 93: Hirschgrund Bridge at Castle Complex in Glauchau (Saxony)- restored version

Pic 94: Schonemann Park Waddell Bridge south of Luverne, Minnesota

Pic 95: Shakopee Bridge in Minnesota

Pic 96: Henry Bridge in Winneshiek County, Iowa- includes quiz

Pic 97: Carl Alexander Bridge in Dornburg (north of Jena), Thuringia

Pic 98: Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, MN

Pic 99: The Alfred Herrnhausen Memorial Bridge in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Pic 100: The Anoka-Champlain Bridge in Minneapolis, MN

Pic 101: Covered Bridge and former mill at Lauter-Bernsbach, Saxony

Pic 102: Bridge-Tunnel in Jena, Thuringia

Pic 103: Durrow Road Bridge in Linn County, Iowa

Pic 104: Anamosa Bridge

Pic 105: Sandcastle Waterpark Railroad Bridge near Pittsburgh

Pic 106: Hollernzollern Bridge in Cologne

Pic 107: West Auburn Bridge in Fayette County, Iowa

Pic 108: Rabenstein Viaduct near Chemnitz, Saxony

Pic 109: New Canal Twin Bridges in Granite City, Missouri

Pic 110: Köhlbrand Bridge in Hamburg

Pic 111: Domitz Highway Bridge

Pic 112: Noorbrücke near Schleswig (Schleswig-Holstein)

Pic 113: The Bridge at Heverstrom at Nordstrand (Schleswig-Holstein)

Pic 114: Lindaunis-Schlei Bridge revisited

Pic 115: The Iron Bridges at Schwerin Castle Gardens (MV)

Pic 116: Ballustrades of the Schlossbrücke in Schwerin (MV)

Pic 117: Knüppeldammbrücke in Schwerin (MV)

Pic 118: Schweriner Schloss und Brücke (MV)

Pic 119: Fall Foilage at Grundelpark and Bridge in Glauchau (Saxony)

Pic 120: Daniel Webster Hoan Memorial Bridge in Green Bay, WI (Photo by Cathy Pochert)

Pic 121: Saaletal (Motorway A4) Viaduct in Jena, Thuringia

Pic 122: Thunder Bridge in Spencer, Iowa at Christmas Time. (Photo by Eric Johannsen)

Pics 123 & 124: Covered Bridge in Cantrill, Iowa and Appleton Bridge in Missouri

Pic 125: Middle Bridge in Basel, Switzerland at Christmas Time. (Photo by Raphael Alú)

Pic 126: Cutler Donahue Covered Bridge in Madison County, Iowa

Pic 127: Glauchau on New Year’s Eve



___________________Tribute to James Baughn (1980- 2020)________________________

Pic 128: Hargrove Bridge in Butler County, MO

Pic 129: Wappello Bridge in Wayne County, MO

Pic 130: Cape Girardeau Bridge

Pic 131: Westphalia Bridge in Osage County, MO- Bonus: Song- Sign

Pic 132: Bellerive Bridge in St. Louis

Pic 133: Oakland Mills Bridge near Mt. Pleasant, IA

Pic 134: Chester Bridge

Pic 135: Gasconade (Route 66) Bridge in LeClede County, MO

Pic 136: Bonanza Bridge in Caldwell County, MO

Pic 137: Charlotte Road Bridge at Historic Bridge Park near Battle Creek, Michigan

Pic 138: Jefferson City Bridges

Pic 139: Booneville Railroad Bridge in Booneville, MO

Pic 140: Gage Junction Bridge in Chester, IL

Pic 141: Quinn Creek A-Frame Bridge in Fayette County, IA

Pic 142: Geode Bridge at Saunders Park in Mt. Pleasant, IA

Pic 143: Cascade Bridge in Burlington, IA

Pic 144: Herculaneum Bridge in Jefferson County, MO

Pic 145: Gospel Street Bridge in Paoli, IN

Pic 146: Osage City (MO) Railroad Bridge

Pic 147: Shadow Rock Bridges in Taney County, MO

Pic 148: Gasconade River I-40 Bridge in MO

Pic 149: Truss Bridge near Roseman Covered Bridge in Madison County, Iowa

Pic 150: Big Bend Bridge in Franklin County, MO

Pic 151: Guessing Quiz and Answer

Pic 152: Black Bridge in Tama County, Iowa

Pic 153: Name that Bridge

Pic 154: Quaker Bridge in Mercer County, Pennsylvania and the story of the Historic Bridge Weekend

Pic 155: Beaver Bridge in Caroll County, Arkansas

Pic 156: Richardsville Bowstring Arch Bridge near Bowling Green, Kentucky

Pic 157: Cairo Railroad Bridge in Illinois

Pic 158: ASB Lift Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri

Pic 159: Less is More

Pic 160: Charleroi-Monessen Bridge in Pennsylvania

Pic 161: Sault Ste. Marie Bridges

Pic 162: Clark Memorial Bridge in Kentucky

Pic 163: Reusing Bridge Parts

Pic 164: St. Francisville Bridge at Missouri/Iowa Border

Pic 165 (also as Tour Guide): The Bridge Trio on Hwy. 50 in Clay Co., Illinois

Pic 166: Bolivia Road Truss Bridge in Illinois

Pic 167: McAllister Truss Bridge in Missouri

Pic 169: Brush Creek Bridge in Illinois

Pic 170: Christmas 2021

Pic 171: Happy Holidays


Pic 172: Göltzschtal Viaduct after a Christmas Day Snowfall

Pic 172: A Walk in the Snowy Forest

Pic 173: Hamburg-Harbor Bridge

Pic 174: Croton Dam and Bridge in New York

Pic 175: Presque Isle Railroad Bridge in Maine

Pic 176: Carver Railroad Bridge in Minnesota

Pic 177: Ortonville Marsh Arch Bridge in Minnesota

Pic 178: Stillwater Lift Bridge in MN/WI

Pic 179: Alvsbyn Bridge and the Aurora Borealis in Sweden

Pic 180: Ice Hockey in Pittsburgh

Pic 181: Crossing Hafen City’s Bridge in Fog

Pic 182: White Bridge near Canton, SD

Pic 183: Forsthaus Bridge between Glauchau and Mülsen

Pic 184: Millenium Bridge in London

Pic 185: Bridge in Albania?

Pic 186: Tribute to Ukraine- Rathausbrücke in Bamberg (Bavaria), Germany

Pic 187: Bronx Whitestone Bridge in New York City

Pic 188: Bike Campaign at the Wave

Pic 189: Park Bridge in Riga, Latvia

Pic 190: Madrid Railroad Viaduct in Boone Co., Iowa

Pic 191: Tsujun Bridge in Yamaoto, Japan

Pic 192: Sunrise at Nagoya City CBS in Japan

Pic 193: Männertag (Father’s Day) at the Wave

Pic 194: Greencastle Avenue Bridge in Johnson County, Iowa

Pic 195: Bird Creek Bridge Truss Spans at Molly’s Landing in Oklahoma

Pic 196: Tacoma Narrows Bridges and the History of Street Lighting

Pic 197: Pont del Ferro in Tortosa, Spain

Pic 198: Nelson Bridge in Harrison County, Iowa

Pic 199: Kirkland Truss Bridge in Shelby County, Iowa

Pic 200: Durow Road Bridge in Linn County, Iowa

Pic 201: Scottish Highlands

Pic 202: Inundated Hwy. 14 Bridge at Red Rock Lake in Iowa

Pic 203: Forestville Bridge in Minnesota

Pic 204: Kappeln Draw Bridge in Schleswig-Holstein

Pic 205: Weisse Brücke in Raisdorf (Kiel) in Schleswig-Holstein

Pic 206: Hans Umlauff Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in Preetz

Pic 207: Broken Down Trail Bridge near Devil’s Bridge in Flensburg

Pic 208: Walter Ewold Pedestrian Bridge in Preetz

Pic 209: The Bridge at Fordon (Poland)

Pic 210: 255th Street Big Sioux River Bridge near Renner (South Dakota)

Pic 211: Bentonsport Bridge in Iowa

Pic 212: Red Bridge in Bad Muskau, Saxony (Germany)

Pic 213: Pont d’Iena + Eiffel Tower in Paris



Author’s No Comment:

In addition to the Pics of the week, we have the Author’s No Comment series. There some pics, signs and other postings can be found here, those that have heads shaking and scratching. Most of these here are in connection with the current events, tying them in with bridges.


No Comment Nr. 1: Bridge Washed Out and Liberties

No Comment Nr. 2: Red Skies over San Francisco

No Comment Nr. 3 No Smoking Sign on Covered Bridge

No Comment Nr. 4: Stunt-biking on a through arch bridge

No Comment Nr. 5: Driving through a flooded causeway at rising tide.

No Comment Nr. 6: Driving across a frail bridge in a truck while driving- and surviving it!

No Comment Nr. 7: An Unusual Way of Restricting the Access to a Bridge

No Comment Nr. 8: Keeseville Hamlet

No Comment Nr. 9: Happy Mother’s Day

No Comment Nr. 10: Too Hot to Stand

No Comment Nr. 11: The Haha Bridge at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield (UK)

No Comment Nr. 12: The Day After the Morbi Disaster