Wonders of the Tri-State Region: Crossing the Mississippi River at Dubuque

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The Julien Dubuque Bridge, built in 1943 and purported to be “one of the longest tied-arch, cantilevered spans ever constructed.” For fans of tied-arch, cantilevered spans.

10 thoughts on “Wonders of the Tri-State Region: Crossing the Mississippi River at Dubuque

  1. Sheila Ryan Post author

    That’s indeed my photo, dude. Thank you.

    That bridge is about 250 miles downriver from the one that collapsed up in Minneapolis.

    I ought not to have said that, ought I?

    Me, I’ve always been scared of the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. So damn low.

  2. Sheila Ryan

    Ah, Elizabeth, I can’t say that we have any of those up here in northern Illinois. But down where I lived in southern Illinois, at the Mississippi River town of Thebes, there is the most beautiful cantilevered through-truss railroad bridge ever you did see.

  3. Phil Bebbington

    Sheila, when you say spell would that be whilst peeing?

    Ladies, I have examined both bridges in detail and feel that they should only be crossed in the superthunderstingcar. Long out of production, I feel that its time has come. Just remember, people scoffed at the Corvair – hang on, people are still scoffing at the Corvair – any way!

  4. jack

    i am sure Phil you have examined both bridges – but what else have you examined -and of course sheila could speak very slowly to you – i would like to thank you both – for your wonderful – article on articulation my mistake bridges

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