Video of the Hastings Spiral Bridge

June 8, 2012

An amazing video has been digitized of the historic Spiral Bridge in Hastings, showing it in use before its demolition, and a brief shot of its demise. You can check it out here. Thanks to Cathy Wurzer for posting this on the Tales of the Road facebook page!


New Photos of Old Highway 28 at Westport

March 7, 2012

Just added a few new photos to the “Old Highway 28” article from a visit I made in February. Sadly, the historic Westport signs on the edges of town have been stripped of their 1960 census populations, and new green name plates have been bolted on.


New Article – Old Highway 28 at Westport

February 1, 2012

Click the image above to see the article on Highway 28’s old route through the tiny town of Westport in rural Pope County Minnesota.


Historic Concrete Pavement on Old 61 Revealed!!

September 28, 2011

Jeff Wulke was kind enough to share the following photos of what is now Chisago County Road 30 (former MN 361, U.S. 61) between Rush City and Pine Creek, where crews have temporarily stripped away the asphalt to reveal the historic original concrete pavement from the 1920’s!! The concrete was poured back in 1927 as […]


U.S. 65 asks: “why does U.S. 61 get to have all the fun?”

August 7, 2011

The first of many new articles on historic U.S. 65 is now up over at the U.S. 65 project! I’ve been sitting on quite a few photos I took last year, and I thought it was time to let U.S. 65 get out from under U.S. 61’s shadow. The first article gives a photo-tour of […]


U.S. 61 Page Update and New Articles

June 21, 2010

Just finished a major update to the U.S. 61 section of the page to bring it up the snuff with the new routes being added. I also threw in a couple of brand new articles on old alignments along the north shore for good measure (click on the sample photos below to see them). Back […]


New Historic U.S. 61 Article: 1st Street, Forest Lake

September 21, 2009

Another new article at the U.S. 61 project! All visible historic alignments of U.S. 61 along its modern extent in Minnesota are now documented and photographed. Next project? Articles on the historic junctions and roadside structures along the same stretch! Photos have thankfully already been taken for this section, so it shouldn’t take to long […]


Two more Historic U.S. 61 Alignment Articles.

September 20, 2009

Two more with photos and maps! Click on the photos below!


Three New Historic U.S. 61 Articles, All in Maplewood!

September 16, 2009

Hello all. Three more articles added tonight. Enjoy!


New Historic U.S. 61 Article: Old Alignment at Phalen-Keller Regional Park, Maplewood

September 15, 2009

Brand new article with photos, etc! I also just completed a revamp of the historic U.S. 61 articles, correcting a few design issues etc.