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August 2004 archive

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Truss bridge in place
Refurbished truss bridge over Silver Creek between Michigan and Ohio (picture)
The Daily Telegram (Adrain, Mich.)
31 August 2004

San Francisco's $5-billion bridge to nowhere
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, California (link)
The Independent (London)
31 August 2004

Replacing 2 drawbridges required to reopen locks
Two drawbridges in Appleton, Wisc.
Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
31 August 2004

De Pere Living Bridge board to seek ideas through design contest
Claude Allouez Bridge, Green Bay, Wisc. (link)
Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
30 August 2004

Bridge should be covered again
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
30 August 2004

Police arrest suspected bridge thieves
Bridge near Mostar, Bosnia
Australian Broadcasting Corporation News Online (Sydney)
30 August 2004


Covered bridges stand as testament to 19th-century craftsmanship
Pennsylvania's 210 covered bridges (pictures)
Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
29 August 2004

Old Cooper River bridge to be recycled as pier
Cantilever bridges slated for demolition, Charleston, S.C. (link, another link)
The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
29 August 2004

Crews rig Cape bridge for blasts
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (picture, more pictures, earlier story)
The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Ill.)
28 August 2004

New Depot Street Bridge Soon Taking Shape
Replacement for 1950 Depot Street steel-truss bridge, Rogue River, Ore. (picture) (Rogue River, Ore.)
28 August 2004

Historic railway trestles to be rebuilt
Kettle Valley railway trestles, British Columbia (picture, link)
Canadian Press (Kelowna, British Columbia)
27 August 2004

Officials feel they can save original structure of 117-year-old bridge
Sheeder Mill Bridge, East Vincent, Pa.
The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
27 August 2004

Hawthorne Bridge
Hawthorne Bridge in 1990 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Willamette workhorse
Hawthorne lift bridge, Willamette River, Oregon (HAER report)
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
27 August 2004

Bridge reopening ends eight years of detours
1854 stone-arch bridge, Upper Frederick, Pa.
The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
27 August 2004

Lower Macungie residents favor replacing old bridge
Spinnerstown Road stone-arch bridge, Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
27 August 2004

Hundreds gather to see Cape bridge blast
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (picture, more pictures, earlier story)
Daily American Republic (Poplar Bluff, Mo.)
27 August 2004

Shelby County gets $400,000 to replace Salt River bridge
100-year-old bridge over the Salt River, Shelby County, Missouri
The Quincy Herald-Whig (Quincy, Ill.)
27 August 2004

Scrap Metal Dealers Steal 150-Year-Old Iron Bridge
Bridge near Mostar, Bosnia
Reuters (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
27 August 2004

Plan filed to build truck bridge
Bridge proposed between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario (picture)
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.)
27 August 2004

Forth Road Bridge
Forth Road Bridge under construction (Forth Estuary Transport Authority)

Many happy returns for bridge
Forth Road Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland (link)
Edinburgh Evening News (Edinburgh)
26 August 2004

Old Island Bridges Are Safety Hazards
Bidges connecting Wheeling Island, W.Va., to Ohio
Wheeling News-Register (Wheeling, W.Va.)
26 August 2004

Bringing down a bridge
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures, more pictures, earlier story)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
26 August 2004

Tunnel's tide gates being repaired
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (link)
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond)
26 August 2004

6 friends charged in fire at bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
News-Herald (Fort Washington, Pa.)
25 August 2004

Ryot Covered Bridge reopens 2 years after arson
Ryot Covered Bridge (link, another link)
The Associated Press (Fishertown, Pa.)
25 August 2004

Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge about 1880 (London Public Library)

Repairs aid bridge beauty
1875 Blackfriars bowstring-truss bridge, London, Ontario (link)
The London Free Press (London, Ontario)
25 August 2004

Stronger, more attractive bridge set to reopen
1931 Simon Kenton Memorial suspension bridge over the Ohio River (picture, more pictures)
The Ledger-Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
25 August 2004

Blackford Bridge project approved for more funds
Former Illinois Central bridge, Blackford, Ky. (link)
The Journal-Enterprise (Providence, Ky.)
25 August 2004

State to replace Wando River swing bridge
Swing bridge, Wando River, South Carolina
The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
25 August 2004

New Apollo span set to open this week
1937 truss bridge being replaced, Apollo, Pa. (picture)
Leader Times (Kittanning, Pa.)
24 August 2004

Dolores considers fate of historic bridge
Former Fourth Street Bridge, Dolores, Colo. (picture)
Cortez Journal (Cortez, Colo.)
24 August 2004

Restored covered bridge preserves the past
Center Point Covered Bridge (link)
Clarksburg Exponent Telegram (Clarksburg, W.Va.)
24 August 2004

Henry Thompson Bridge
Henry Thompson Bridge in 1993 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Historic Baker River bridge to reopen after $2.16 million repairs
Henry Thompson concrete-arch bridge, Skagit County, Wash. (HAER report)
Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
23 August 2004


Dark Hollow Road Bridge to reopen soon
Historic bridges in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania
The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
23 August 2004

Trucker's lawsuit getting warmer
Sandy Ford Road bridge, White County, Ark. (picture)
The Daily Citizen (Searcy, Ark.)
23 August 2004

Faulkner County to Replace its Last Wooden Bridge
Cypress Bayou bridge, Faulkner County, Arkansas
KATV-TV (Little Rock, Ark.)
23 August 2004

Hot Metal Bridge
Hot Metal Bridge in 1993 (William Samek, HAER)

Bicycling: Hot Metal Bridge plans to be well connected
1899 Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh (picture, HAER report)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
22 August 2004

Stormy reactions to scheme for bridge of epic proportions
Plan for two-mile bridge linking Sicily to Italy
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
22 August 2004

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

Kinzua Viaduct to serve as ruin
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER report)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
22 August 2004

Preserving history comes at a sizable cost
Bridge over Arroyo de la Laguna, Pleasanton, Calif. (picture)
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
21 August 2004

New Richmond Bridge
New Richmond Bridge (MDOT)

A Wonder of Physics
New Richmond swing bridge over the Kalamazoo River, New Richmond, Mich. (link)
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
21 August 2004

End may be near for U.S. 50 bridge
Drawbridge, Ocean City, Md.
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
20 August 2004

6 face arson charges in covered bridge fire
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
Bucks County Courier-Times (Levittown, Pa.)
19 August 2004

City looks at old bridge for route to Walker's Point
90-year-old railroad swing bridge, Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
19 August 2004

When a Bridge Becomes a Lifeline
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, California (link)
Wired News (San Francisco)
19 August 2004

Mayor's impassioned talk persuaded city to buy bridge
Railroad bridge, Willamette River, Salem, Ore. (link)
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
19 August 2004

Friends of Bunker Mill Bridge address county supervisors
1877 English River Bridge, Washington County, Iowa
The Kalona News (Kalona, Iowa)
18 August 2004

Another bridge torched: Arson string now up to 7
Wooden bridge, White County, Ark.
The Daily Citizen (Searcy, ark.)
18 August 2004

Evergreen Bridge Built Despite Community Protest
New pedestrian bridge, Evergreen, Colo. (picture)
KMGH-TV (Denver)
18 August 2004

Kinzua Viaduct Taken Off National Register of Historic Places
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER report)
The Associated Press (Mount Jewett, Pa.)
17 August 2004

Chance to buy historic bridge
Ruthledge Creek Bridge over the Moyie River, Idaho (picture)
Kootenai Valley Press News (Bonners Ferry, Id.)
17 August 2004

Supervisors OK study to turn Mississippi River bridge into park
Mississippi River bridge at Vicksburg, Miss. (link)
The Associated Press (Vicksburg, Miss.)
17 August 2004

Cars can again use Decatur County covered bridge
Westport Covered Bridge, Westport, Ind. (link)
The Associated Press (Westport, Ind.)
17 August 2004

Book features late bridge-builder
Bridges in the south built by Horace King
Eufaula Tribune ( Eufaula, Al.)
17 August 2004

Sanibel Causeway repairs
Bridges of causeway to Sanibel Island, Fla.
The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
17 August 2004

Governor balks at Bay Bridge overruns
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, California (link)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
17 August 2004

Old stone bridge is threatened
80-year-old stone bridge, Lincoln County, Tenn. (picture)
The Elk Valley Times (Tullahoma, Tenn.)
16 August 2004

Sullivans Island may get new swing bridge
Ben Sawyer swing-span bridge, Sullivan's Island, S.C. (picture)
The Associated Press (Mount Pleasant, S.C.)
16 August 2004

New Richmond Bridge to reopen
New Richmond swing bridge over the Kalamazoo River, New Richmond, Mich. (link, earlier story, another earlier story)
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
16 August 2004

County swing bridges: Only 2 left in Texas
Matagorda and Sargent swing bridges, Intracoastal Waterway, Texas (Matagorda picture, barge-type swing bridges link)
The Bay City Tribune (Bay City, Tex.)
15 August 2004

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge, 1984 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

Travel 101: The Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (link, HAER report)
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
15 August 2004

Bridging the gaps with history
Adaptive Use Bridge Project at the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst (earlier story with pictures)
The Boston Globe (Boston)
14 August 2004

Updating of Flagler bridge in works
Flagler Memorial Bridge, Palm Beach, Fla. (picture)
Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Fla.)
14 August 2004

Buying bridge would attract heritage tourists
Railroad bridge crossing the Willamette River, Salem, Ore. (link)
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
13 August 2004

Submersible device used to peer under Hood Canal Bridge to inspect broken cable
Hood Canal Bridge (link, history)
Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Wash.)
13 August 2004

Tacony bridge birthday bash set
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey (link, another link)
Courier-Post (Camden, N.J.)
13 August 2004

The High Line -- a dramatic park?
The High Line, Manhattan (link)
New York Newsday (New York)
13 August 2004

Bridge closing leaves big gap in small town
Center Street Bridge, Millville, Mass.
The Milford Daily News (Milford, Mass.)
12 August 2004

Status Report On Tulsa's Pedestrian Bridge
Pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River, Tulsa, Okla. (picture)
KOTV-TV (Tulsa, Okla.)
12 August 2004

Some unhappy with historic bridge's new colour
Lions Gate bridge, Vancouver, B.C. (picture)
CTV (Scarborough, Ontario)
12 August 2004

Greece's Showcase Rio-Antirio Suspension Bridge Opens To Traffic
New 1.4-mile suspension bridge in Greece (link)
Agence France Presse (Athens)
12 August 2004

Bridge restoration just the beginning for riverfront
New Richmond swing bridge over the Kalamazoo River, New Richmond, Mich. (picture, link, earlier story, another earlier story)
The Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
12 August 2004

DOT work to span 2 Hancock County bridges
1939 Deer Isle suspension bridge, Deer Isle, Me. (link)
Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Me.)
11 August 2004

Woman to state: Bring back bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.)
11 August 2004

Bat colony gets new digs with reconstructed Thornton bridge
Thornton Road bridge, Lodi, Calif. (picture)
Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, Calif.)
10 August 2004

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clilfton Suspension Bridge (Per Wåhlin, Structurae)

Ageing Bridge Closed to Avoid Pedestrian Damage
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, England (panoramic view, link)
The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
10 August 2004

Building bridges -- safer ones
Colorado highway bridges
Rocky Mountain News (Denver)
10 August 2004

New Southard Street bridge to be built
1922 Southard Street bridge, Trenton, N.J.
The Trentonian (Trenton, N.J.)
10 August 2004

Bartram's Bridge
Bartram's Bridge in an undated photo (HAER)

Mysteries remain at historical bridge
Bartram's Bridge, between Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania (link, another link, HAER report)
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
9 August 2004

Students working to bring landmark back to Valparaiso University campus
1940 pony-truss Student Bridge, Valparaiso, Ind. (link)
The Times (Munster, Ind.)
9 August 2004

Delta drawbridges remind operators of simpler days
Lift bridges of Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta, California (link
Ventura County Star (Ventura, Calif.; registration required)
8 August 2004

103-year-old Bourbon landmark to be sold or razed
1901 Strodes Creek bridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky
Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
7 August 2004

Residents want to save piece of county history
Owens Mill truss bridge, Stockton, Mo. (picture)
Cedar County Republican (Stockton, Mo.)
6 August 2004

Derelict rail line could be N.Y.C.'s newest park
The High Line, Manhattan (picture, link)
The Christian Science Monitor (Boston)
6 August 2004

Cumberland Bridge
Cumberland Bridge details (HAER)

Guardians keep watch over bridge; Group of about 115 maintain county landmark
Cumberland Covered Bridge, Matthews, Ind. (picture, link, HAER report)
Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, Ind.)
6 August 2004

Bridge supporters want to be heard
1920s Worsham Street Bridge, Danville, Va.
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.)
6 August 2004

Water line rebuild going fast, covered bridge very slow
Pepperell Covered Bridge, Pepperell, Mass. (link)
Pepperell Free Press (Pepperell, Mass.)
6 August 2004

Windsor-Detroit bridge permit requested
Amabassador Bridge between U.S. and Canada (picture, link, history)
Toronto Star (Toronto)
6 August 2004

Blaine Bridge
Blaine Bridge (HAER)

Bringing back the bridge
Blaine Bridge, National Road, Blaine, Ohio (link, HAER record)
The Times Leader (Martins Ferry, Ohio)
5 August 2004

Sioux City to Demolish Bridges
Bridges of Sioux City, Iowa
KTIV-TV (Sioux City, Iowa)
5 August 2004

Hour commute to end Friday with reopening of Rt. 5 bridge
1939 Barretts Ferry swing bridge over the Chickahominy River, Virginia (picture)
WVEC-TV (Hampton Roads, Va.)
5 August 2004

County to consider taking over Mood's Covered Bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
News-Herald (Fort Washington, Pa.)
4 August 2004

Groups continue fight to save 88-year-old bridges
Two 1916 bridges over Zaca Creek, Santa Barbara County, Calif. (earlier article)
The Lompoc Record (Lompoc, Calif.)
4 August 2004

First bridge blast draws large crowd
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures, more pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
4 August 2004

Big Four Bridge
Big Four Bridge, 1975 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Talks set in Big Four Bridge fight aspire to end dispute
Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (HAER report)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
4 August 2004

Bridge opening set for August 20
New Richmond swing bridge over the Kalamazoo River, New Richmond, Mich. (picture, link earlier story)
The Holland Sentinel (Holland, Mich.)
3 August 2004

Bucks County to be asked to take bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
3 August 2004

Rainbow-arch bridge
R. M. Ruthven bridge in 1988 (Louise Taft, HAER)

Cotter fall festival to celebrate bridge
1912 R. M. Ruthven rainbow-arch bridge, Cotter, Ark. (link, HAER report)
The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.)
3 August 2004

County to replace bridge
1896 Bryant Bridge over Fish Creek, Saratoga County, New York (Anyone have a picture?)
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
2 August 2004

Men work top rebuild Ryot Covered Bridge
Ryot Covered Bridge (link)
The Associated Press (Fishertown, Pa.)
2 August 2004

Martin's Mill bridge
Martin's Mill Bridge, 2002 (Lawrence Biemiller)

Antrim township covered bridge is tribute to group
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge, near Greencastle, Pa. (link)
The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
2 August 2004

Two-Cent Bridge: New toll booth adds historic look to span
Two-Cent pedestrian suspension bridge, Waterville, Me.
Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
2 August 2004

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
1920s Gustav Lindenthal plan for huge N.Y.-N.J. bridge (picture)
The New York Times (New York)
1 August 2004

Burned bridges meet different fates
Covered bridges destoyed by arsonists:
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
Schofield Ford Covered Bridge, Newtown, Pa. (pictures)
Haupt's Mill Covered Bridge, Springfield Township, Pa. (picture)
The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
1 August 2004

Busy Southie span crumbles before its time:
9-year-old bridge repairs could hit $1M

Evelyn Moakley Bridge, Boston (picture)
Boston Herald (Boston)
1 August 2004

Everything You Didn't Know about Boston's Bridges
New book on bridges of Boston
eMediaWire (Ferndale, Wash)
1 August 2004

Pillars of strength
New Tacoma Narrows bridge, Tacoma, Wash. (picture)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
1 August 2004

Bridge building in wilderness renews Minam River crossing
Minam River truss bridge with four-horse load limit is replaced
The Oregonian (Portland)
1 August 2004

July 2004 archive

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