Mystery Bridges and Inquiries

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

 

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)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 58: The Bridge of Lions in Berlin (Photos and article by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 59: Unusual Howe Lattice Truss Bridges in Blue Earth County, MN (Photos by P. Wilson; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 60: Sugar Island Bridge in Kankakee County, IL (Photo and Info by L. Harden; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 61: The Arch Bridges of Paoli, Indiana (Photos by Tony Dillon; posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 62: Mystery Bridge at Pontiac Lane near Logan, Iowa  (Posted by J. Smith)

Includes photos and Update on Description (Photos by A. Briese)

 

Mystery Bridge Nr. 63: Unusual Bridge Made of Wire at Potsdam, Germany (Pictures and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 64:  Kiwanis Railroad Bridge near Rock Valley, Iowa (Photos and Info by J. Marvig, W. Van Maanen and J. Smith; Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 65: Thacher Truss Bridge near Everly, Iowa (Photos by L. Harden and J. Wieland; Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 66: Railroad Viaduct at Wengelsdorf (near Großkorbetha), Germany (Photos and post by J. Smith)

Including demolition in August 2016

 

Mystery Bridge Nr. 67: The Railroad Underpass at Halle (Saale) Central Station in Germany (Photos and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 68: Pedestrian Bridge at Schkopau in Germany (now replaced) (Photos and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 69: The Bridge at Washington, Iowa and its engineer: H.E. Dudley (Photos and info by L. Harden and J. Marvig; Posted by J. Smith)

Includes update about the bridge

 

Mystery Bridge Nr. 70: The Bonnie Doon Bridge near Doon, Iowa (Photo by J. Marvig; Info by J. Marvig and the Lyon County Historical Society; Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 71: Two Rivers Golf Course Bridge at Sioux City (Photo by L. Harden; Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 72: The concrete camelback girder bridge near Altenburg, Germany (Photo and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 73: Suspension Bridge near Altenburg, Germany (Photos and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 74: Golf Course Bridge near Rock Rapids, Iowa (Photos and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 75: Beloit Bridge at IAS/SD Border (Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 76: Iron Suspension Bridge near a chruch in Arkansas (Photos and Information by J. Lance)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 77: A Bridge shaped like a shoe in Chemnitz, Germany (Photo and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 78: A Turner Truss bridge in Chemnitz, Germany (Photos and Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 79: An unusual truss bridge in Whitesboro, Oklahoma (Photos and info by M. W. Brown; Posted by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 80: Waldenburg Canal and Bridges near Glauchau (Saxony), Germany (co-produced with The Flensburg Files)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 81: The Bridge to an Elevator? In Chemnitz, Germany (Post by J. Smith)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 82: Abandoned Truss Bridge in Page County, Iowa (Post by J. Smith- map and info by bridgehunter.com)

Mystery Bridge N.r 83: Twin Bridges in Salisbury, CT (Postcard by D & R Klein; Post by J. Smith)

 

 

 

 

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