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Friday, August 23, 2013

Spillman Creek Bridge


Post Rock Country, Kansas

Well folks, I am plum out of material.  It was either show some old motorcycles or an old bridge.  
So ladies, keeping you in mind I chose the bridge.  

Notice the sign is made from the rock they quarry in this area of Kansas, what is known as post rock.  They used it originally for fence posts (hence the name) as there was no timber to be had on the plains of Kansas.  From there they used it for most anything including building homes log cabin style.


Here I enlarged the sign which details how the bridge was constructed, again with post rock.  

Now we know where the Romans learned how to build their bridges.


A bridge to nowhere.


Nine days to go before we take off on our next road trip.  
I better take the camera out for a walk and get some material to hold the blog over till then.

This is linked to Sunday Bridges


16 comments:

  1. That is a lot of text to a bridge, mostly you only see a same and a date. But a bridge to nowhere is a bit sad for such a nice built bridge.

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  2. ha ha on the romans. :) like that post rock stuff.

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  3. That is beautiful! They don't build 'em like that anymore.

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  4. Too bad this beautiful bridge isn't seen or used by many. Looking forward to your next adventure.

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  5. Love your bridge to no where.
    I think I have been on a few of those.
    Sometimes I just run out of steam when it comes to taking photos...then its a jump back into the good old archives.
    Enjoy your time until your next adventure.

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  6. I never gave a thought to what the early settlers used for fence posts in Kansas. Obviously, actual wood was in short supply. Good idea to dig up some stone. No doubt the Romans would have never thougt of this on their own. :)

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  7. That old bridge is really beautiful, has real character! Looking forward to your next adventure, John.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  8. Let's be sure to link this to Sunday Bridges this weekend!

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  9. a right pretty bridge.

    You could take some pics of Sinbad. We haven't seen him for awhile.

    Felicia

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  10. Can't wait to see where you and Sinbad head out for next. May you find lots of cheap gas. I was thinking of heading over to Bodie in a few days, but with all this smoke right now from the fire near and in Yosemite, I don't know...

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  11. What a great bridge - the asphalt leading nowhere seems so out of place. Have a great trip when you go again.

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  12. Nice bridge, especially since it doesn't have a road attached to it :-)

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  13. A lovely bridge to nowhere. There's something poetic about that.

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  14. «Louis» thanks you for linking this to Sunday Bridges.

    hmmm... A bridge to nowhere. Congress surely funded this!

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