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Sarto Iron Bridge in Louisiana- Dave Trips Documentary

Photo by Cliff Darby

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This short film documentary takes us to Avoyelles Parish, and this bridge, located out in the country. The Sarto Swing Bridge was built in 1916 by the Austin Brothers Bridge Company of Dallas, Texas at a cost of over $5200. The structure, spanning the Bayou des Glaises, was the first bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places, when it was nominated in 1989, the year after it was closed. Dave Baker of KATC-TV provides you with a quick glimpse into the bridge’s history and what you can see at the bridge site. The bridge is open to pedestrians.

Information on the bridge can be found here: http://bridgehunter.com/la/avoyelles/sarto/

 

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First for an admission… Today’s topic slant wasn’t going to be about a bridge’s name but it spawned from of one of the lunch conversation stories with Lynda Blackmon Lowery, MLK’s Celebration keynote speaker, as this and all stories needs to be shared. Shared because it changed my perspective of no matter how much I […]

via FORGET RENAMING A BRIDGE… — Life in the End of the Rainbow Valley

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During my recent field trip with some students to visit the Saxony Parliament in Dresden, one of my students found a good vantage point worth getting a photo. It was the view of the River Elbe and the Augustus Bridge, with the historic Old Town, featuring the Church of Our Lady, the Semper Opera and the Zwinger in the background and all towards the right. As a bonus, this was taken in the morning. As we were walking along the river towards the Parliament, I took a few shots of other bridges along the way before she pointed this one out. Needless to say it was a vantage point not to be missed….. 🙂

……in addition to a day trip through the Old Town, a good meal and some entertainment with some others…… 😉

 

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Western Queensland Road Trip #9 To open up the far western districts of Queensland, the state government constructed a new railway line between Roma and Cunnamulla in the 1890s. The bridge over Angellala Creek, south of Charleville, was an amazing feat of outback engineering. It consisted of seven vast steel spans totalling 630 metres in […]

via Blown Sky High — The Eternal Traveller

This guest bridge column takes us to Queensland, Australia and the Angelala Railroad Bridge near Charleville. Built in 1897, it had been designated as a national monument because of its length, history and the cast iron columns. That is until an unfortunate event in 2014 changed that and  it was an event for Australia’s record books. More per link.