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Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 28, 2007

6 tons? I wonder what the limit would be today? It's a pity if it disappears. I like this filigree work. May

Ryan Calhoun on August 28, 2007

I agree, May. I think it's fantastic the delicate construction of these old bridges. It looks so light from below, yet it feels perfectly solid to stand on it. This truss design is surprisingly strong, and I'd bet this bridge could still handle all but the heaviest trucks. I'd be perfectly happy to drive across it myself every day. Thanks, May!

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 30, 2007

So maybe there is a chance, that it remains until some people decide to look after it. Somewhere you said that the place doesn't belong to anybody. Does this mean, they belong to the state, that is to say, to all people?

Ryan Calhoun on August 30, 2007

Well, the house is owned by some people now. A lot of the land is. I'm not sure about the bridge. The road and the bridge were condemned, so it can't be used as an actual roadway anymore. I think that's the state's way of saying they're not going to pay to maintain it anymore. But I suppose that somebody could buy it and do the maintenance work themselves.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on September 2, 2007

Condemned? Does it mean, they weren't allowed to be used any more, because of the responsibility? May

Ryan Calhoun on September 2, 2007

Oh, hello again, May! Condemned means that...well...it means the city and state aren't liable for it. So if you drive on it and it falls down, it's your own fault. Or could it be that you could be arrested for driving on it if you were caught? I'm not sure. It just means the bridge is OFFICIALLY not safe.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on September 3, 2007

Thank you Ryan, well that's then, what I thought.

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