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April 2004 archive

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From Ohio to Brooklyn, he stands tall
John Roebling
Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio)
30 April 2004

Major dig for Roman bridge
Roman-era bridge, Corbridge, England (link)
The Hexham Courant (Hexham, England)
30 April 2004

A great engineering achievement
Forth Road Bridge, Firth of Forth, Wales (link)
The Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
30 April 2004

Madison County Tries To Rebuild History
New Cedar Covered Bridge, Madison County, Iowa (link)
KCCI-TV (Ames, Iowa)
30 April 2004

New White Rock bridge harks back to area's past (registration required
Pedestrian bridge, Dallas
WFAA-TV (Dallas)
30 April 2004

Ithaca's Forest Home Bridge closing for Centennial
Warren pony truss, Ithaca, N.Y.
14850 Magazine (Ithaca, N.Y.)
29 April 2004

Repairs to begin soon on damaged covered bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill Township, Pa. (pictures)
Souderton Independent (Souderton, Pa.)
29 April 2004

$2.5-million project to replace Towanda Creek bridge begins Monday
1909 Pennsylvania-truss bridge, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (link)
The Daily Review (Towanda, Pa.)
29 April 2004

Kinzua Viaduct
Kinzua Viaduct, 1971 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Kinzua Viaduct Still Getting Visitors
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER report, foundation site)
WJET-TV (Erie, Pa.)
29 April 2004

Kids are first to test new Victory Bridge
Replacement for swing bridge, Sayreville, N.J. (picture)
Suburban (Sayreville, N.J.)
29 April 2004

Bridge lovers share a heartfelt connection
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
The Washington Times (Washington)
29 April 2004

Bridge plan calls for $15-million
Brent Spence Bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Inquirer (Cincinnati)
29 April 2004

Bridge sees many ups and downs
1932 Seventh Street Bridge, Port Huron, Mich. (picture)
The Times Herald (Port Huron, Mich.)
29 April 2004

Damaged bridge slated for overhaul
1838 stone-arch bridge near Lansdale, Pa.
The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.)
29 April 2004

Rock-toss death sparks safety check on bridges
New York State highway overpasses
New York Post (New York)
29 April 2004

Accident Closes Sunset Beach Bridge For 12 Hours
Swing bridge, Sunset Beach, N.C.
The Associated Press (Sunset Beach, N.C.)
28 April 2004

Railroad bridge replacement draws onlookers
New rolling bascule, Black River railroad bridge, La Crosse, Wisc.
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisc.)
28 April 2004

Feds stymie Coast Guard order to remove bridge trestles
Two bridges in Sarasota County, Florida
Venice Gondolier Sun (Venice, Fla.)
28 April 2004

7 design teams vie to create High Line plan
The High Line, Manhattan (link)
The Villager (New York)
28 April 2004

Historic bridge to receive facelift
Rainbow Bridge, Payette River, Idaho
The Associated Press (Boise, Idaho)
27 April 2004

Nothing romantic about bridge expenses
Bridges of Fayette County, Iowa
The Fayette County Union (West Union, Iowa)
27 April 2004

Keesler Bridge Receives Award
Keesler Bridge, Greenwood, Miss. (picture)
Preservation (Washington)
26 April 2004

Century Old Central Texas Bridge Shows Its Age
Washington Avenue Bridge, Waco, Tex.
KWTX-TV (Waco, Tex.)
23 April 2004

Bridge tour offers new look at old spots
Sone-arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas
Winfield Daily Courier (Winfield, Kan.)
21 April 2004

Convoy fear after historic bridge revamped
1818 Coalport Bridge, Coalport, Shropshire, England
Shropshire Star (Telford, England)
21 April 2004

Bridge hit by vandals
Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge (link)
Linton Daily Citizen (Linton, Ind.)
21 April 2004

Planned Chattanooga Spans That Were Canned
History of bridges of Chattanooga, Tenn. (picture, Walnut Street Bridge picture)
Chattanoogan.com (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
21 April 2004

City Council OK's trip for $4.5M loan to fix bridge
Martin Luther King, Jr., bridge, Toledo, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
21 April 2004

Owner pleads for state takeover of aging bridge
1928 Beesleys Point Bridge, Great Egg Harbor Bay, New Jersey
The Associated Press (Upper Township, N.J.)
20 April 2004

Keesler Bridge work wins award
Keesler Bridge, Greenwood, Miss. (picture)
The Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, Miss.)
20 April 2004

Vehicles traverse bridge for first time in three years
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge, outside Greencastle, Pa. (picture)
The Record Herald (Waynesboro, Pa.)
20 April 2004

Bridge panel gets go-ahead for decision
U.S 80 bridge, Vicksburg, Miss. (link)
The Vicksburg Post (Vicksburg, Miss.)
20 April 2004

Historic bridge's future debated
Jacob's Creek Bridge, Hopewell Township, N.J.
The Times (Trenton, N.J.)
20 April 2004

V&T bridge arrives in Carson City
Bridge to be reused for Virginia & Truckee Railroad (picture)
The Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nev.)
20 April 2004

Replacement of Chickamauga Lock to Be Massive Job
Chickamauga Lock, Tennessee River (link)
Chattanoogan.com (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
18 April 2004

County Road Dept. Renovating Historic Bible Covered Bridge
1823 Bible Covered Bridge, Warrensburg, Tenn. (picture, link,)
The Greeneville Sun (Greeneville, Tenn.)
17 April 2004

Railroad bridge span nearly ready
Rolling lift replaces swing bridge, La Crosse, Wisc. (photo)
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisc.)
17 April 2004

Landmarks may be restored as walkway
Railroad trestle made famous on REM album cover, Athens, Ga. (picture, link)
Athens Banner-Herald (Athens, Ga.)
16 April 2004

Repairs sought for park bridge
McConnells Mill Covered Bridge, Lawrence County, Pa. (pictures, link, earlier story)
Butler Eagle (Butler, Pa.)
16 April 2004

Coast Guard keeps boaters away from swaying bridge
New Memorial Causeway, Clearwater, Fla. (picture)
WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
16 April 2004

Repairs to East Rockhill bridge will cost $50,000
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill Township, Pa. (pictures)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
16 April 2004

Technology benefits bridge
Replacement for Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Washington, D.C.
The Washington Times (Washington)
16 April 2004

Bridge work ahead
Old Jamestown Bridge, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island (picture)
The Newport Daily News (Newport, R.I.)
16 April 2004

Billion-Dollar Plans For The Tappan Zee Bridge
Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, New York (picture, link)
WABC-TV (New York)
16 April 2004

Bridge rebuilding
La Salle and Logan Street Bridges, South Bend, Ind. (pictures)
South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Ind.)
16 April 2004

Blaine Bridge
Blaine Bridge (HABS/HAER)

Blaine Bridge backers honor past, look to future
Blaine Bridge, National Road, Blaine, Ohio (link, HABS/HAER record)
The Times Leader (Martin's Ferry, Ohio)
15 April 2004

Officials to break ground on Lewis bridge project
New vertical-lift span, Lafayette, Pa.
The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.)
14 April 2004

Activist Couldn't Stop World's Tallest Span
New Millau Viaduct, Millau, France (picture)
The Washington Post (Washington)
14 April 2004

History -- Tunnels through time
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (picture)
Eastern Shore News (Accomac, Va.)
14 April 2004

Bridge plan worries Lebanon Twp. residents
One-lane truss bridge, Musconetcong River, Warren County, New Jersey
Hunterdon Review (Lebanon, N.J.)
14 April 2004

New group has new idea for Alaskan Way Viaduct: Scrap it
Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
14 April 2004

Footbridge gets back into the swing of things
Suspension bridge over the James River, Buchanan, Va. (pictures, HABS/HAER record)
The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Va.)
13 April 2004

Blount's historic bridges set for repair
Swann Bridge, Blount County, Ala. (link)
Easley Covered Bridge, Blount County, Ala. (link)
Horton Mill Covered Bridge, Blount County, Ala. (link)
The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Ala.)
13 April 2004

Sadness rises as time nears for razing Camelback Bridge
1927 Camelback bridge, Cascade Township, Mich. (link, another link)
The Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
13 April 2004

Cleveland inspectors overrated bridges
Cleveland bridges
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
13 April 2004

Kinzua Viaduct Won't Be Rebuilt
Kinzua Viaduct (earlier story, HAER report, foundation site)
WJET-TV (Erie, Pa.)
12 April 2004

City Council reluctantly signs off on bridge relocation
1920s Greene Street Bridge (picture)
The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.)
11 April 2004

All aboard for gorgeous views
Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, Arkansas River, Colorado (link)
St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
11 April 2004

Built With Steel, Perhaps, but Greased With Pork
Bridges approved in Congressional transportation bill
The New York Times (New York)
10 April 2004

Highways Agency Bosses Give May as Bridge Opening Date
New footbridge, Cambridge, England
Cambridge Evening News (Cambridge, England)
10 April 2004

B&M Bridge used to transport goods to Piedras Negras after their rail bridge collapses
Railroad bridge between U.S. and Mexico
The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Tex.)
10 April 2004

Gay St. Bridge to Reopen Monday
Gay Street Bridge, Knoxville, Tenn. (link)
WVLT-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)
9 April 2004

What to do about Cunningham Bridge?
110-year-old Cunningham Bridge, Gettysburg, Pa.
Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pa.)
9 April 2004

Board mulls contradictory findings
Wagon Wheel Bridge, Adel, Iowa (picture)
The Perry Chief (Perry, Iowa)
9 April 2004

V&T bridge parts stuck in Vegas
42-year-old bridge saved for re-use for Virginia & Truckee Railroad
The Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nev,)
9 April 2004

Hope for Pennsylvania's Stone Arch Bridges
126 stone-arch bridges in Pennsylvania (picture)
Preservation (Washington)
8 April 2004

New effort looks to keep town bridges safe for travel
Stone-arch bridge, Concord, Mass.
The Concord Journal (Concord, Mass.)
8 April 2004

Poughkeepsie Bridge
Poughkeepsie Bridge, 1978 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Group aims to reopen rail bridge to cycle and foot power
Railroad bridge over Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (HAER report)
Hyde Park Townsman (Hyde Park, N.Y.)
8 April 2004

Firm gets $7.1 to million to dismantle First Street bridge
1862 stone-arch bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
8 April 2004

Wimer Called Upon to Raise Funds for New Covered Bridge
Replacement for collapsed covered bridge, Wimer, Ore. (picture, link)
7 April 2004

Bridge worker falls to his death
Benicia-Martinez Bridge, Benicia, Calif.
The San Diego Union Tribune (San Diego)
7 April 2004

Transit's budget bolsters security
Surveillance cameras coming to bridges
The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
7 April 2004

Victory Bridge
Victory Bridge, 1998 (John Herr, HAER)

Bridge on schedule for July 4
Fixed-span replacement for Victory swing bridge, Raritan River, N.J. (HAER report)
The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
7 April 2004

Amtrak train derails in rural Mississippi; one dead, dozens injured
Trestle near Flora, Miss. (picture)
The Associatied Press (Yazoo City, Miss.)
7 April 2004

Bridge Fix in Endless Cycle
Goethals Bridge between Staten Island to New Jersey (HAER report)
New York Post (New York)
7 April 2004

Marsh trail bridge lost in Monday night fire
Former railroad bridge, La Cross, Wisc.
La Cross Tribune (La Crosse, Wisc.)
7 April 2004

Slow boat through Wales
Llangollen aqueduct, Llangollen, Wales (picture)
iAfrica.com (Cape Town)
7 April 2004

Victoria Bridge Reopens
Victoria Bridge, Arley, Worcestershire, England (picture, link)
ITV (London)
6 April 2004

Lawmaker backs plan to convert rail bridge
Railroad truss bridge, Yuba City, Calif. (picture)
The Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)
6 April 2004

TxDOT engineers evaluate damaged I-20 bridge near Toyah
I-10 bridge destroyed by floodwaters, near Toyah, Tex.
Odessa American (Odessa, Tex.)
6 April 2004

State has barge hit bridge in test
Crash tests use old St. George Island Causeway Bridge, Apalachicola Bay, Florida
Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)
6 April 2004

Bridge to the past
Covered bridge, Lake Jackson, Tex.
The Facts (Clute, Tex.)
5 April 2004

Bridge over river declared unsafe, closed
118-year-old Nevius Street truss bridge, Raritan, N.J.
Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.)
5 April 2004

Same slogan, new sign for Trenton bridge
Lower Trenton Bridge, Trenton, N.J. (picture)
The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
4 April 2004

The 'Suicide Curve,' and a Floating Crap Game
Ninth Avenue Elevated, New York (link, another link)
The New York Times (New York)
4 April 2004

Citizens hope to save steel bridge
1894 Baltimore-truss bridge, Adams County, Pa.
The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
3 April 2004

Athens river bridge project slated to begin in spring of 2005
90-year-old truss bridge over the Susquehanna, Athens, Pa.
The Evening Times (Sayre, Pa.)
3 April 2004

Lovers Leap Bridge
Lover's Leap Bridge, 1984 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Lover's Leap revitalization
1895 Lover's Leap lenticular-truss bridge, New Milford, Conn. (picture, link, HAER report )
New Milford Times (New Milford, Conn.)
2 April 2004

Renovation completed, celebrations begin
Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan (picture, more pictures)
Henderson Hall News (Arlington, Va.)
2 April 2004

New relic of "Great Briton" emerges
Bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, London
Reuters (London)
2 April 2004


Kinzua Viaduct
Kinzua Viaduct, 1971 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Kinzua bridge won't be rebuilt
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER report, foundation site)
The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
1 April 2004

Rail bridge to be finished in late April
Railroad bridge, La Crosse, Wisc.
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisc.)
1 April 2004

One Man's Quest To Rediscover Covered Bridges
Covered bridges (picture)
The Newtown Bee (Newtown, Conn.)
1 April 2004

March 2004 archive

Assembled somewhat irregularly by Lawrence Biemiller, with help from the lovely and talented Google news-search engine.