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Bridge to the past to be recycled

Barton County Commission Chairman Homer Kruckenberg turned to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg to address the proposed loss of one of the eight historic stone bridges in northern Barton County.
“Carl Sandburg said, a few masterpieces are enough,” Kruckenberg suggested.
The commission approved plans to remove the stone bridge and replace it with a modern concrete structure that can carry heavy business and agriculture traffic.
While it won’t be the same, those who have appreciated the history and beauty of one of the two double arch stone bridges in northern Barton County can take solace in the plans ...


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