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Beautiful bridges of the Ozarks

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Who doesn’t love a bridge? Other than the ferry operator, who lost a job.

Miranda recently commented on this blog that she missed the photo of the Taneycomo bridge between Branson and Hollister that I used to have at the top of this page.

Here’s a larger view of it:

On Sunday morning, I put my boat in upper Bull Shoals at the River Run ramp at Forsyth, next to the Missouri Highway 76 bridge. Here’s that bridge:
Hwy 76 bridge over Bull Shoals

Just upstream are the two bridges at the mouth of Swan Creek at Shadow Rock Park. A year ago, the lower bridge in the foreground was submerged:
the mouth of Swan Creek

If you’d like to know more about these and other bridges, in the Ozarks or anywhere in the country, check out Historic Bridges of the United States, which includes these and more than 31,000 others, with data about the engineering and history of each bridge and lots of photos. The site has a map that allows you to click on your state and then your county.


About Harry Styron

I'm a lawyer and mediator who lives in Branson, Missouri, whose professional interests involve real estate, nonprofits, and local government. As of 2022, I'm shrinking my legal practice so that I have more time to mediate real estate disputes. I'm happy to mediate using video platforms like Zoom and WebEx, or in person anywhere in Missouri.

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  2. Reminds me of Pittsburgh, a city that has several bridges.

    • Thanks for your comment. I read that the Pittsburgh area (Allegheny County) has 1900 bridges.

      Your website is a takes very interesting and practical look at much of the basics of construction, transportation, and utilities that we all depend on.

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