Monday, October 8, 2012
Sprial Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota
This "one-of-a-kind" spiral bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Hastings, Minnesota was built in 1895. The bridge was designed with a spiral ramp so that it was high enough for steamboats to pass under it while still exiting at the main business district of Hastings.
The spiral bridge was destroyed after a replacement bridge was built in 1951. That bridge in turn is in the process of being replaced.