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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunset Behind Broadway Bridge

One of the pillars you can see here (just on the other side of the Broadway Bridge) is from the first railroad bridge over the Missouri River, the Hannibal Bridge, constructed in 1869 for a million dollars. It also cost the lives of some divers who got the bends making the concrete footings happen. The replacement is visible on this side of the Broadway Bridge, and amazingly enough it was built in 1917 (and still carries trains every day).

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