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15Tango
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:19 am    Post subject: Spiral Bridge in Hastings Reply with quote

Forgive me, but I'm not a native Minnesotan--but does anyone know anything about the spiral bridge in Hastings? I didn't even know about it myself until I saw a painting of it on the wall at the Law and Justice Center when I was fulfilling part of my obligation to Dakota County last Friday. That think looks like it would have been trés cool back in the day--I haven't been able to find out any more about it, other than the painting I saw. All I've been able to find out is from Google is that it is unique to the USA (which isn't true--there used to be a spiral railroad bridge out of the high desert of California down to the L.A. basin) and it was torn down in 1951.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this at Yahoo:

http://www.ojlubke.com/pixseries/pixspiralbridge/03bdevelopment.html

There's more on it, pictures + a quarter size replica on someone's farm:
http://www.ojlubke.com/pixseries/pixspiralbridge/03aindex.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah.....interesting little piece of history, thanks. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: Living Near It Reply with quote

I lived near the sprial bridge for nearly a decade when I was growing up and working in Cottage Grove. The sprial bridge was very cool back in da' day when my parents used to use it a few times a week when they were teens.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out photo collections here. http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm
Type spiral bridge in the search box.
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