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I have written a number of times about bridges, their simple beauty and the increasingly rare appearance of steel arched types. This bridge, in central Kansas, crosses a small river not far from the original path of the Oregon Trail.  On this day it was dripping from a recent rain and the sky was an […]

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Before interstate engineers replaced our river crossings with solid, straight, under-supported super-slabs of concrete highways, spidery steel bridges carried us across the impediments to the relentless to- and fro- of an increasingly mobile society. When you pass through the steel rib cages of these older bridges, especially the narrow, long spans, crossing a river feels […]

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sketches of bridges in Chicago, by Mark Gerwing

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a watercolor sketch of bridges in Chicago and a brief description of how different cities encourage and inspire different medium of expression

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photographs of bridges over the Kentucky River, by Mark Gerwing

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sketches of the many lifting bridges in Chicago by Mark Gerwing

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