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James Baughn

The Emerson Bridge: Five years later

Posted Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 12:15 PM


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  • James,

    I had missed your earlier post on the Cape Bridge. Nice job on both of them.

    Here are some resources you may find helpful:

    http://www.bridgehunter.com/ is a site with info about historic bridges all over the country. There are a lot of them, including the old Cape Bridge, in SEMO.

    Bridges are the kind of thing we never notice when we're hurtling down the road, so it's nice to have a chance to catch up on the history of them.

    http://oldcapebridge.com/ has live webcams of the bridge and river. The site also has Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record photos and engineering blueprints on it. (When it first loads, it comes up with yellow type that's hard to read. Give it a minute and the picture of the bridge will come up and the page is easier to read.)

    And, I'll be self-serving enough to post this link to some riverfront pix I posted when I passed through town this fall.


    -- Posted by Ken1 on Sat, Dec 13, 2008, at 10:00 AM
  • Holy Cow! I just read the blog blurb.

    YOU maintain www.bridgehunter.com ?!?!

    I have to tip my virtual hat to you. I've always liked that site. I didn't realize that I had just tried to send you to your own site.

    I'll have to find some way to send you some video of my dad blowing a bridge over Black River after he built a new one.

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Sat, Dec 13, 2008, at 3:39 PM