Ode To The Sutliff Bridge

From the Sutliff area originally. Now in California but still have my Iowa roots. The collapse of the bridge was liking losing an old friend. Had to write a song about it. It is a piece of history. So this is my song.

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linda herman says ... on Monday, Jan 5 at 10:19 AM

Wow, my 4th grade teacher. That is awesome you remember me. contact me at accordionlinda@yahoo.com would love to hear from you

Linda Herman says ... on Monday, Jan 5 at 2:15 AM

Answer to Colleen Sehr Yes you were my teacher in 4th grade. Wow, great memory!!! Write me personally at accordionlinda@yahoo.com. Would love to hear from you.

COLLEEN SEHR says ... on Friday, Dec 26 at 12:22 AM

I loved your song and the music was great. I can't believe you did such a great job Linda . did I have you in 4th grade at Solon. I'm sure I did!!!!!!!!!!!I am going to send to JOE SUEPPEL.

Linda herman says ... on Friday, Aug 22 at 8:46 AM

I just returned and the bridge has to be saved. What beautiful place and Sutliff is so special. Hopefully the 2 spans will be saved.

linda herman says ... on Monday, Jul 14 at 11:07 PM

Okay, I can't take it. Got to see the bridge and Sutliff. Just booked a flight for August 14. Will go to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City also. Once an Iowan, always an Iowan.

Qsan71 says ... on Sunday, Jul 6 at 11:17 AM

In 1959 I walked this bridge, and cars went across it then too. I have driven out ro the bridge since - just to rethink my childhood memories. The bridge is gone, but my memory hasn't gone (yet). I will always treasure that time in my life.

b and d saunders says ... on Saturday, Jun 28 at 6:08 PM

We were born and raised in CR but now live in AZ. These pictures just tear us up. Have talked to many old friends. It is hard to think about the devastation. Love both of your songs.

Linda Herman says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 11:32 PM

I'm speechless thinking about Cedar Rapids. Places flooded I never thought would flood. If I can come up with something I will. For me the Sutliff Bridge is symbolic of the floods. The real tragedy are the homes and businesses.

Marty P. says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 11:10 PM

I'm watched your video with tears and sadness for Sutliff's tragedy.Could you write one the for Cedar Rapids area.Your music was so beautiful!!

Linda Herman says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 11:39 PM

Barbara McGillin - email me and I'll get you one. send me your address linda herman accordionlinda@verizon.net

linda herman says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 10:03 PM

I'm overwelmned with the response to my song and the pics. my thanks to those who sent pics to KCRG. My dad had a farm near sutliff. I grew up there and Solon. I had to do something. Once an Iowan always an Iowan. My thoughts are with Iowans.

Barbara McGillin says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 8:23 PM

How can I get copies of the CD? I need an address please.

James Galloway says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 7:21 PM

Linda thank you so much for putting together the song and video i have very nice memories of the bridge and of the sutliff store it will live in our memories forever we know that part of history is now gone but not forgotten again many thank yous

Sharla Stahl Schumacher-California says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 12:04 PM

I will never forget my Dad driving over this bridge many times just to scare my sisters and me. We always got a good laugh & scare. This song makes me very emotional and I love it!!!! Thanks to my sisters for sending me this website.

Sherry Freshour says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 1:00 PM

CORRECTION:This is a place where no one is a STRANGER I was excited to know that Randy has opened Sutliff again

The Feuss Family says ... on Sunday, Jun 22 at 11:24 AM

linda its so hard to know that the part of the history in sutliff is now gone we spent many of good times there my sister told me about your song and video it is very nice thank you

Sherry Freshour Daughter of Dean Brown slfreshour@hotmail.com says ... on Saturday, Jun 21 at 6:31 PM

Linda Thank You What a tragedy Sutliff was home for so many of my family and friends So many memories and good times for all Thank-you to all the family and friends that helped save the building this is a place where no one is a stanger

arlene Galloway says ... on Saturday, Jun 21 at 4:24 PM

Linda many thanks you for the song and video me and my son both had tears in our eyes its hard to beleave part of the bridge is now gone we all will remember the good days we had there in sutliff the good food and beer will always still be there

Terry Longerbeam says ... on Friday, Jun 20 at 5:13 PM

i recall many memories as a young child in the early 70's when my parents owned Sutliff the first time i can remember laying in bed at night and you could tell by the sound of the planks which way the vehicle was travelling across the bridge.

Jennifer Oaks Rohret says ... on Friday, Jun 20 at 2:17 PM

Linda, Thank you for a wonderful song to a good old place in our History. I also was very sad when I heard the news I still remember the days when you could still drive on the bridge and how as a kid I was scared to death as the boards would rattle.

Darian Brown son of Dean brown says ... on Thursday, Jun 19 at 12:44 PM

Man can't believe the place I played at those nights as a kid while my dad and Dean Baxa and my grandpa Cliff were inside havin a good time,I cried watchin that.it was like losin a friend.wanted to come and help save SUTLIFF.GOOD 2 C STILL THERE.

The Stoffa Boys from Illinois says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 10:28 PM

We find it totally unbelieveable! It can't be but sadly it is. How it held for all those years. All the parties,good times, beers, and friends. And it was a place that you told stories about to everyone you knew. The Iowa flag at 1/2 staff!

Jocko says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 10:27 PM

Great job on the coverage, many from Elburn il spent years on the ole bridge wondering who or what would ever bring the bridge down, it even withstood a good dose of near bye dynamite 24 years ago.

Linda Herman says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 7:57 PM

hey anyone want a copy of this please let me know. All I would want is shipping which is around $2.00. Any other money should go to the bridge fund or people in Iowa. accordionlinda@verizon.net

Alicia Main says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 7:53 PM

Myself and the rest of the Sutliff Bridge Authority thank you for the wonderful piece. We will be sure to let everyone know of any future fundraisers for our bridge!

Tom Lange says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 7:18 PM

Thanks for this effort, I also had a few tear in my eyes along with my wife when we first learned about the loss. Is there anyway I can get a copy of this for my files? All I can save now is the KCRG link which will go away someday.

Rita Brannaman says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 3:27 PM

Linda Thank you for the ode to the Sutliff Bridge. We are happy to hear so many people interested in the bridge. Sutliff Bridge Authority Keep in touch! If you have made a CD please send one.

Rhondi Ewing says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 1:08 PM

Thanks for the great song, Linda. I also live in CA now and share your sentiment. Cried like a baby while watching the KCRG live videostream of the collapse. Unbelievable. My best friend in AZ and others countrywide want to help raise funds...

jude smith says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 1:04 PM

Linda, Thanks so much for the wonderful video. Watching and listening gave me the goose bumps. We will certainly miss this bridge.

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