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Hi Calvin, I share your love of bridge's architecture. I am a lifelong resident of Hayesville NC but I recently relocated to Western North Dakota and have visited Fairview liftbridge and tunnel and a few more. I am attaching a link for a few.... https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/landmark/fairview-bridge.html     I know you love first-light pictures sir but ND sunsets are unbelievable. Please consider coming here and adding these pieces of history to your books before they are no more. Thank you for your time and consideration.... Apryl Swanson

One of North Dakota's Most Spectacular Bridges

Hi Calvin, I share your love of bridge's architecture. I am a lifelong resident of Hayesville NC but I recently relocated to Western North Dakota and have visited Fairview liftbridge and tunnel and a few more. I am attaching a link for a few.... https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/landmark/fairview-bridge.html I know you love first-light pictures sir but ND sunsets are unbelievable. Please consider coming here and adding these pieces of history to your books before they are no more. Thank you for your time and consideration.... Apryl Swanson
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This one-lane bridge southeast of Anniston, AL is featured on Page 41 of the 2nd bridge book.  It was closed in 1990 after a car skidded on the wet planks and went into the Chocolocco Creek, killing its two passengers.  According to urban legend, if you walk on this bridge late into the night, and stop in the center, look over your shoulder and you will see the fiery Gates of Hell at the other end.  Another urban legend says that before it was barricaded, if you drive onto the bridge, turn off the lights, put the car in park, that one of the deceased couple will enter your vehicle leaving a wet spot on the seat.

"The Gates of Hell": Boiling Springs Road Bridge

This one-lane bridge southeast of Anniston, AL is featured on Page 41 of the 2nd bridge book. It was closed in 1990 after a car skidded on the wet planks and went into the Chocolocco Creek, killing its two passengers. According to urban legend, if you walk on this bridge late into the night, and stop in the center, look over your shoulder and you will see the fiery Gates of Hell at the other end. Another urban legend says that before it was barricaded, if you drive onto the bridge, turn off the lights, put the car in park, that one of the deceased couple will enter your vehicle leaving a wet spot on the seat.
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Helen's Bridge is featured on Page 19 of the 2nd Bridge Book. Helen's Bridge is located on Beaucatcher Mountain in Asheville, N.C. According to a member of the Asheville Paranormal Society, "the legend goes that a woman, inconsolable after the death of her daughter in a fire, hung herself from the bridge. There has been much paranormal activity associated with the bridge, apparitions, orbs, etc. Helen is supposed to wander the mountain in a long gown, asking those she meets if they have seen her daughter. One of the most unusual occurrences are the reports of car trouble at the bridge. (A member of the society says he) has spoken to people who have experienced car trouble at the bridge or soon afterwards. (He says) his own car's battery died the morning after he visited Helen's Bridge. Be warned, there is more present than the spirit of Helen. People have described seeing monstrous dark things coming out of the woods. They have described being slapped, hit, and scratched. If you do visit, be respectful, do not try to invoke or provoke anything up there." That, from the Paranormal Society guy. Well, I'll have to admit... I came over from Chattanooga and spent about an hour photographing Helen's Bridge, both underneath it, on top and around it, and I didn't run into anything unusual because frankly, I have trouble believing that. Of course, it was daylight... if the spirits do exist, no reason to start believing LOL.

The Ghosts of Helen's Bridge

Helen's Bridge is featured on Page 19 of the 2nd Bridge Book. Helen's Bridge is located on Beaucatcher Mountain in Asheville, N.C. According to a member of the Asheville Paranormal Society, "the legend goes that a woman, inconsolable after the death of her daughter in a fire, hung herself from the bridge. There has been much paranormal activity associated with the bridge, apparitions, orbs, etc. Helen is supposed to wander the mountain in a long gown, asking those she meets if they have seen her daughter. One of the most unusual occurrences are the reports of car trouble at the bridge. (A member of the society says he) has spoken to people who have experienced car trouble at the bridge or soon afterwards. (He says) his own car's battery died the morning after he visited Helen's Bridge. Be warned, there is more present than the spirit of Helen. People have described seeing monstrous dark things coming out of the woods. They have described being slapped, hit, and scratched. If you do visit, be respectful, do not try to invoke or provoke anything up there." That, from the Paranormal Society guy. Well, I'll have to admit... I came over from Chattanooga and spent about an hour photographing Helen's Bridge, both underneath it, on top and around it, and I didn't run into anything unusual because frankly, I have trouble believing that. Of course, it was daylight... if the spirits do exist, no reason to start believing LOL.
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