SPIRAL BRIDGE SPOON
The Hastings, Minnesota spiral bridge built in 1895 has to be one of
the most unusual bridges ever built and was unique in the USA.
Originally the bridge was designed for wagons and was designed to be
high enough to allow traffic on the Mississippi to pass underneath
while still ensuring that commercial traffic didn't bypass the main
commercial center of town.
In order to make the bridge level, this unique spiral approach was used
at the south end.
This bridge served the community for many years, but eventually rust
made it unusable.
The bridge has now been replaced by the Hastings high bridge where
Highway 61 passes over the Mississippi rver.
Both spoons are sterling silver
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