Crossing bridges to the past

Before bridges, those who wanted to cross the Neosho River had to pay a ferry service. Early bridges charged a toll. The Marsh Arch Bridge constructed in 1932 at Humboldt is now a historical landmark.



May 4, 2021 - 9:25 AM

Humboldt’s Marsh Arch Bridge was constructed in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, and had been brought into being after the old bridge had been deemed unsafe. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

A bridge is a symbol for so many things, so many passages and crossings in life.

We stand upon one shore, wondering if we have the means or courage to brave the distance, decide whether or not we will trust what might support us.

Of course, when there is no bridge, no way forward, sometimes we have to make one. Sometimes we have to risk the journey.

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