One of my final projects with RiverTown Multimedia was with area bridges. One of the really unique bridges was the Spiral Bridge in Hastings. In order to span the Mississippi River, the bridge had to be high enough to let big boats pass underneath, but that meant the end of the bridge would extend well past the downtown area, effectively carrying customers beyond most businesses. The solution: use a spiral to drop drivers down sooner and onto busy Second Street. Here is a photo of a replica of the bridge. This replica is about ten miles south of Hastings, Minnesota.
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Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of eight books and over 1,000 articles.