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A bridge to the past

Footbridge from Hanna history added to Hanna Basin Museum


Photo courtesy Bob Leathers

This picture shows how residents crossed the railroad before the overpass was built.

For several years, the Town of Hanna has worked to relocate an old foot bridge to the Hanna Basin Museum.

The bridge, which once crossed a ditch that connected the town, was removed to discourage people from crossing the railroad tracks. Since then, the footbridge has rested near the ditch it once crossed and is in remarkably good condition.

To understand why the footbridge is important to the town, it is essential to have an understanding of how Hanna evolved.

"In the early years, citizens from all parts of Hanna could walk wherever they wanted on either the north or south side of the ra...

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