Mystery Bridges and Inquiries

The east spans of the Horn’s Ferry Bridge. Photo taken by the author in August 2011

This page features a list of forums and inquiries either asked by the author or brought to the attention by the readers and those who have projects in the pipeline but need help. It is open to everyone and therefore, if you have any questions for the forum or need help for a book, please contact Jason D. Smith via e-mail at: flensburg.bridgehunter.av@googlemail.com, and they will be posted in the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles and listed here.

The following inquiries include:

Photos, Postcards and Information/Stories on Iowa’s Truss Bridges for Book  (J. Smith)

Photos and Information for Bridge Book on the Des Moines River (J. Smith)

Pennsylvania truss bridges in Iowa (J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge photos

The Bridges of Madison County, Iowa

 

In addition to that, this page also features a list of Mystery Bridges- historic bridges that are in need of information based on inquiries brought forth to the Chronicles. People wishing to contribute to these mystery bridges are encouraged to submit their information and comments in the comment section of each mystery bridge article or send  the information to Jason Smith at the Chronicles, using the contact form in the About the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles header page.  Since its introduction in 2012, there have been more than 50 mystery bridges presented by the Chronicles, which includes these bridges:

Mystery Bridge 1: Horn’s Ferry Bridge in Marion County, Iowa  (posted by J. Smith)

Update on the Horn’s Ferry Bridge + flood destroys another mystery bridge near HFB (postcard by L. Harden)

Mystery Bridge 2: Twin Bridges Separated?  The Downsville (Wisconsin) and Fox Road (Iowa) Bridges (posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 3: The Bridges that came from California (posted by J. Smith; photos by C. Guttau)

Update on the findings 26 July, 2012 (posted by J. Smith; photos by C. Guttau and the Buellton (CA) Historical Society)

Mystery Bridge 4: Gochenour Bridge (posted by J. Smith; photos by C. Guttau)

Mystery Bridge 5: Orr Bridge (posted by J. Smith; photo by C. Fraiser)

Mystery Bridge 6: Ripley’s Bridge (posted by J. Smith; photo by Floyd County Historical Society in Charles City, Iowa)

Mystery Bridge 7: Two Identical Bridges not far apart (posted by J. Smith; photos by C. Guttau and C. Fraiser)

Mystery Bridge 8: The Bridge near Seymour, Indiana (posted by J. Smith; photo by L. Day)

Mystery Bridges 9 & 10: The Bridges of Oregon (posted by J. Smith; photos by M. Goff; information by R. Burrows)

Mystery Bridge 11: Wooden Truss Bridge in California  (posted by J. Smith; photos and info by A. Stubbs)

 Mystery Bridge 12: The Bridge in the Middle of Nowhere in a Deep River Valley  (posted by J. Smith; photos by P. Wilson)

Mystery Bridge 13: A bridge in Kentucky named after a famous politician  (posted by J. Smith; photo by N. Holth)

Mystery Bridge 14: A bridge with lots of history- the bascule bridge in Friedrichstadt, Germany (posted by J. Smith; photo by the Stadtarchiv Friedrichstadt)

Mystery Bridge 15: A-frame truss bridge in Texas (info by A. Leibold)

Mystery Bridge 16: A bridge built by Horseheads (info by N. Holth)

Mystery Bridge 17: A Bridge with No Name in Arkansas (posted by J. Smith; photo by D. Backlin)

Mystery Bridge 18: The Bridges of Quedlinburg (Saxony-Anhalt), Germany (info and photos by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 19: Holliwell Truss Bridge in Iowa (info and photos by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 20: Bridge and Bike Shop in Flensburg, Germany (info and photos by J. Smith

Mystery Bridge 21: Train station bridge in Flensburg, Germany (info and photos by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 22: A truss bridge made of wood in California (info by J. Smith; photos by C. Philpott)

Mystery Bridge 23: A bridge in Germany made of salt: location, bridge type and bridge’s name (info by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 24: The Red Rock Bridges (info by J. Smith, L. Brown and L. Harden)

Mystery Bridge 25: Chaska Swing Bridge (info by J. Marvig)

Mystery Bridge 26: Unusual Truss Bridge on Iowa’s Railroads (info by J. Marvig)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 28: Unusual Swing Bridge in Virginia (posted by J. Smith; Info by N. Holth)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 29  Roof truss in a park complex in Iowa (Info by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 30: Little Bridge on the Prairie in Minnesota (Info by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 31: Thacher Truss Railroad Bridge in Waverly, Iowa (Photo by L. Harden; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 32: A Bridge in a Lake- Red Rock Lake in Iowa (Info by L. Brown; photos and post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 33: Old truss bridge in Des Moines (Info by L. Harden, et. al. posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 34: A Double-Leaf in California? (Info and photo by K. Miller; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 35: Deck Pennsylvania Petit truss bridge in Wisconsin (Info by L. Harden; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 36: The Ravenna Aqueduct in Italy (Info by U. Hartmann; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 37: Truss Bridge in Christian or Greene County (Missouri)? (Photo by W. Glenn; Info by K. Dyer)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 38: The Aqueducts of Rome (Info by U. Hartmann; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 39: The fallen Burwell (Nebraska) Bridge (Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 40: A Whipple Truss Bridge in Japan (Photo by J.P.Catton; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 41: The Queenpost Truss Bridge over Okabena Creek (Photo by SA Smith; Info by M. Kirchmeier and D. Gardner)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 42: Blaine’s Crossing in Iowa (Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 43: Fink Truss Bridge in San Antonio (Info by H. Hemphill)

Mystery Bridge 44: The Disappearing Bridge at Schoolfield Road in Kansas (Photo by C. Vance; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge 45: The Disappearing Bridge in Nicollet County, Minnesota (Photo by P. Wilson; Info by P. Wilson and J. Weeks III)

Mystery Bridges Nrs. 46 &  47: The Twin Bridges over the Des Moines River in Minnesota (Photos and info by P. Wilson)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 48: Disappearing Des Moines River Bridge in Murray County, Minnesota  (Photos by P. Wilson; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 49: Silent Shade Swing Bridge in Mississippi (Photo by C. Hanchey; Info by N. Holth)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 50: A small culvert on a big major highway in Iowa (Photo and info by Jefferson Highway Association)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 51: The Bridges of Saylorville Lake in Iowa (Info by L. Harden and Iowa DOT; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 52: The Bridge from Brazil (Photo and info by N. Holth)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 53: The Bridge at Staffordshire, the UK (posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 54: The Moritzburg Pavillion Bridge in Zeitz, Germany (Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 55: The Unusual Covered Bridge in New Hampshire (Posted by J. Smith; Photos by S. Wagner)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 56: The Natural Bridge at Mallorca, Spain (Posted by J. Smith; photos by Po Keung)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 57: The Havenga Bridge in South Africa (Posted by J. Smith; photos by Ronel Le Roux Cilliers)

 

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