Category Archives: Bridges

I am feeling a bit under pressure, so I am taking a break to play bridge.

I am not going to complain. I am not going to complain. I am not going to complain. I am blessed and grateful. I am blessed and grateful. I am blessed and grateful. So yesterday, two years after I was … Continue reading

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Construction of my first bridge: The legend begins!

I have been reading items of interest lately on how bridges get named, and alternative options. I have never particularly thought I had done anything that earned me the honor of having a bridge named after me. But then, after … Continue reading

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Tribute to Black History: Horace King, “the most respected bridge-builder in Alabama, Georgia, and northeastern Mississippi during the mid-nineteenth century”*

Note: Item has been updated March 1, 2022 with additional information about Edmund and Susan King An item on The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles last week led me to explore more about the southern bridge builder, Horace King. The Encyclopedia of Alabama … Continue reading

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The Mystery Bridge has been solved!

Update February 1, 2022: I know the answer. If you read this yesterday, scroll to the bottom! I have been known to spend way too much time trying to find an answer to something that might not be all that … Continue reading

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Who sits outside in a wool scarf, sweater+sweatshirt, wrapped in a blanket, just to make a fire and drink wine?

I think you all know the answer to this question. You might be rolling your eyes, shrugging your shoulders, or thinking or saying out loud: “What is wrong with her?” Here is the deal though–I think of it as rather … Continue reading

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Cochrane-Africatown Bridge: Mobile

The Cochrane-Africatown cable-stayed bridge carries traffic across the Mobile River at Africatown (aka Plateau) and then back to I-10. It is an alternate route for trucks carrying hazardous cargo as they cannot utilize the tunnel on I-10. Africatown was founded … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Brazos Bridge

While I was searching for information about the Newcastle Variety Store earlier in the week, I ran across the newspaper advertisement of the town lot sales in 1908: the town’s founding. The Perkins Townsite Company of Decatur, Texas ran a … Continue reading

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Along the Thames: Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges

Charing Cross Station is the access point for trains crossing the Thames on the Hungerford Bridge. This bridge was opened in 1864. In 2002, the Golden Jubilee footbridges were opened on either side of the Hungerford. The R. L. Hispaniola … Continue reading

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The London Eye: Millennium Wheel

The second day in London we took a stroll down to the River Thames after I finished my presentation. It was fairly clear and sunny that morning and early afternoon, but turned cloudy before long, so we headed back to … Continue reading

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A bridge to nowhere, or somewhere?

I am sometimes reminded that life is like an old bridge. It has structure and form, a path and direction, and varying methods of support, aesthetics, damage, and repairs. In traveling, we may have obstacles in our path, whether overgrown … Continue reading

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