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HistoricBridges.org offers professional detail-oriented photo-documentation, information, and preservation advocacy for all types of historic bridges except covered bridges. HistoricBridges.org is authored by Nathan Holth.
Nathan Holth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a Political Science Major and a History Minor. He has over ten years experience studying and working with historic bridges. Since 2008, he has volunteered and/or been hired by a several experts in the historic bridge field. He has done website work, photography, grant-seeking, and historic bridge inspection/documentation for Vern Mesler of VJM Metal Craftsman, a well known expert in historic bridge restoration. He has done historic bridge website work for Indiana bridge historian James Cooper. He has also been called upon by the Historic Bridge Foundation for a variety of tasks including historic bridge research and consultation, website work, and graphics design. Holth has personally visited and photo-documented thousands of old and historic bridges. He has given a number of historic bridge related presentations and speeches to groups of varying size, as well as speaking at historic bridge ribbon-cutting ceremonies. A member of the Society for Industrial Archaeology, he has presented at their annual conference. He has also worked with communities to save historic bridges by providing services such as assistance getting a bridge considered eligible or listed in the National Register of Historic Places, researching and assessing the history and design of a bridge, writing letters of support, and recommending experts for additional assistance and support. He has also participated as a consulting party for Section 106 Review of historic bridges in the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maine, Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Washington State. In 2011, Holth was commissioned to author a book titled Chicago's Bridges, which was published in 2012.
Currently, 4266 of the bridges listed on the HistoricBridges.org Bridge Browser include photographs by Holth.