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December 2003 archive


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Metz Road bridge reopens
New Metz Road Bridge, Towamecin, Pa.
The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.)
31 December 2003

Bridge demolition halted
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Missouri (pictures)
The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Mo.)
31 December 2003

Pisgah bridge fund at $70,000
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C.(link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C. )
30 December 2003

Delay Hits Repairs to Key Bridge
Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen, Scotland (picture)
Evening Express (Aberdeen, Scotland)
30 December 2003

Rail line repairs to begin Friday
Oldmans Trestle, Salem, N.J. (picture in September news release)
Today's Sunbeam (Salem, N.J.)
30 December 2003

Officials document the history of the old Four Bears Bridge
Four Bears Bridge, Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota (picture, Web site)
Minot Daily News (Minot, N.D.)
28 December 2003

Federal grant puts Covington on path to create paved recreation trail
Rockfield Bridge, Covington, Ind.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)
28 December 2003

Designer brings his New York state of mind to Narrows
New Tacoma Narrows Bridge (link)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
27 December 2003

Automation proposed for Paulsboro rail bridge
Paulsboro movable bridge, Paulsboro, N.J.
Gloucester County Times (Woodbury, N.J.)
26 December 2003

Sakonnet River Railroad Bridge removal still on
1899 Sakonnet River Railroad Bridge, Rhode Island (picture)
Barrington Times (Warren, R.I.)
24 December 2003

Winnipeg railway bridge to be converted into condo
Railway bridge, Assiniboine River, Winnipeg
The National Post (Don Mills, Ontario)
24 December 2003

Barge hits Florida Avenue bridge ramp
Florida Avenue bridge over Industrial Canal, New Orleans
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
24 December 2003

Construction begins on Belgium Bridge
Truss bridge between Lysander and Clay, N.Y.
News 10 Now (Syracuse, N.Y.)
24 December 2003

Concern about wooden rail bridges
Timber bridges on Canadian railroads
Canadian Broadcasting Company (Ottawa)
23 December 2003

16 million Euros Agreement for Bridges signed
New modular truss bridges for Ghana
Ghana News Agency (Accra, Ghana)
23 December 2003

Half-built bridge falls into St. Joseph River
New bridge, Williams County Fairgrounds, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
23 December 2003

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

Construction of Ohio River span cost many lives
Big Four Railroad Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (link)
The Associated Press (Louisville, Ky.)
23 December 2003

Lack of bridge tender stalls ship
Martin Luther King bridge, Toledo, Ohio (picture)
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
23 December 2003

Bridge savers get bargain
Stillwater Covered Bridge, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (link)
The Press Enterprise (Bloomsburg, Pa.)
22 December 2003

Bridge razing has begun at last
Barrington Bridge, Barrington, R.I.
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
22 December 2003

Earthquake forced city's hand but turned into an opportunity
Fourth Avenue bridge, Olympia, Wash. (pictures)
The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
21 December 2003

Dispute over bridge repairs forces public to pick up tab
Ohio bridges
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
21 December 2003

County, village settle trestle death lawsuit
Railroad trestle, Milton, N.Y.
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
20 December 2003

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

Ruling dissolves bridge association
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge, near Greencastle, Pa. (link)
The Record Herald (Waynesboro, Pa.)
20 December 2003

Railroad relocates bridge at Marysville
Union Pacific bridge, Marysville, Kan.
The Topeka-Capital Journal (Topeka, Kan.)
19 December 2003

Marlborough residents to miss often-used bridge
Buckley stone-arch bridge, Marlboro, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
19 December 2003

Officials Cut Ribbon on Knoxville's Renovated Gay St. Bridge
Gay Street Bridge, Knoxville, Tenn. (picture)
WATE-TV (Knoxville, Tenn)
18 December 2003

Court approves bridge expenses
Matagorda barge-type swing bridge, Matagorda, Tex. (picture, barge-type swing bridges link)
The Bay City Tribune (Bay City, Tex.)
17 December 2003

Bridge 35 Rehabilitation
1891 through-truss bridge, Snoqualmie River, Washington (pictures)
Snoqualmie Valley Railroad Museum (Snoqualmie, Wash.)
16 December 2003

Gigantic caisson lands within inches of target
New Tacoma Narrows bridge, Tacoma, Wash.
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
16 December 2003

Double-decker span finished in 1963 as key link in interstate
Brent Spence bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, Ohio)
15 December 2003

New bridge railing stylish, safe
Pleasants Valley Road bridge, Fairfield, Calif.
Daily Republic (Fairfield, Calif.)
15 December 2003

River on lock down today for winter repairs
Government Bridge, Mississippi River, Rock Island, Ill. (link)
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
14 December 2003

Wanna Buy a Bridge?
Lewis Bridge, Indiana County, Pa. (picture)
The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pa.)
14 December 2003

Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge in 1978 (Jack Boucher, HABS/HAER)

Want to Build a Bridge?
Builda paper model of New York's Williamsburg Bridge (link, another link)
The New York Times (New York)
14 December 2003

Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge offers new look for an important link
Bill Emerson Memorial bridge over the Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Web site)
The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Ill.)
14 December 2003

Waldo-Hancock Bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge in 1936 (George French)

Dignitaries Break Ground For Waldo-Hancock Bridge
Replacement for Waldo-Hancock bridge, Maine (pictures)
The Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Me.)
11 December 2003

Pitco mulls implementing toll to pay for new Maroon Creek bridge
116-year-old Maroon Creek bridge, Pitkin County, Colo.
The Aspen Times (Aspen, Colo.)
11 December 2003

'Collapse possible' on bridge
Granite Street bridge, Barre, Vt.
The Times Argus (Barre, Vt.)
11 December 2003

The Bridges of Attala County
Wooden bridges, Attala County, Mississippi (picture)
The Star-Herald (Kosiusko, Miss.)
11 December 2003

Bridges, viaducts uninspected: auditor
Quebec bridges
The Gazette (Montreal)
10 December 2003

Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, N.H. (Gabriel Gabrielli, structurae)

Big vehicles banned from bridge
1919 Memorial Bridge, Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, N.H. (picture)
Portmouth Herald (Portsmouth, N.H.)
9 December 2003

Restoration efforts get a boost
Bells Ford covered bridge, near Seymour, Ind. (link with drawings, photographs)
The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
9 December 2003

Historic Severns bridge crossing Patoka River target for preservation
Severns Bridge, near Princeton, Ind.
Princeton Daily Clarion (Princeton, Ind.)
9 December 2003

Federal funds may be rolling into town
Vermont covered bridges may receive $2-million (links)
Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.)
9 December 2003

N.J. Bridge Puts Recycled Plastic to Unusual Use
Bridge over the Mullica River, N.J. (picture)
The Washington Post (Washington)
8 December 2003

Big arch truss bridge to be built in Guangzhou
New bridge, Guangzhou, China
Xinhua News Agency (Guiang, China)
8 December 2003

Long-blocked rails on track for reopening
Trestles, Carrizo Gorge Railway, southern California (picture, more pictures)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego, Calif.)
7 December 2003

Road projects lacking funds
Funds for bridge projects, Pittsburgh (picture)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
7 December 2003

Delavan dedicates bridge
Third Street Bridge, Delavan, Ill. (Do you have a picture of this bridge I could post? E-mail me.)
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)
7 December 2003

Company to rebuild covered bridge
Ryot Covered Bridge, Bedford, Pa. (pictures)
The Associated Press (Bedford, Pa.)
6 December 2003

Our bridges will be covered
Covered bridges, Madison County, Iowa (links)
Winterset Madisonian (Winterset, Iowa)
5 December 2003

University Avenue Bridge closes today
University Avenue Bridge (Moody Street Bridge), Lowell, Mass.
The Sun (Lowell, Mass.)
5 December 2003

U.S. 41 bridges to be higher
Bridges on U.S. 41 in Florida (picture)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
5 December 2003

County proceeds with replacement
Marsh Arch bridge, near Perry, Iowa (link to Marsh Engineering information)
The Perry Chief (Perry, Iowa)
5 December 2003

Train bridge needs work
Bridge over the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Carlsbad, Calif. (picture)
North County Times (Escondido, Calif.)
4 December 2003

Napa bridge falls
New Imola Avenue Bridge, Napa, Calif. (picture)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
4 December 2003

Spanning the years
Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest (picture)
The Budapest Sun (Budapest)
4 December 2003

Plans for King memorial bridge on hold for 6 months
First Street Bridge, Roanoke, Va.
The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Va.)
3 December 2003

Old bridge has deep county and family history
Stillwater Road bridge, Dallas County, Missouri (picture)
Buffalo Reflex (Buffalo, Mo.)
3 December 2003

Last stand at McCall Bridge
McCall truss bridge, Stone County, Missouri (pictures)
The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Mo.)
2 December 2003

High Bridge
High Bridge, in foreground (Jack Boucher, HABS/HAER)

From aqueduct to accessory to murder
High Bridge, Croton Aqueduct, the Bronx, N.Y. (HAER report)
New York Press (New York)
2 December 2003

Bridge of Dee May Close for Repairs
Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen, Scotland (picture)
Evening Express (Aberdeen, Scotland)
2 December 2003

Panel Raises Mystic Bridge Cconcern With Coast Guard
Mystic River highway bridge, Groton, Conn.
The Sun (Westerly, R.I.)
2 December 2003

Bridge, ramp to Flats in need of major face lift
Eagle Avenue Lift Bridge, Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
2 December 2003

Quick residents want unused bridges gone
Railroad trestles, Quick, W.Va. (picture)
Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, W.Va.)
2 December 2003

Panel narrows Stillwater bridge options
Stillwater Lift bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (picture)
The Associated Press (Stillwater, Minn.)
1 December 2003

New Brunswick Historic Images
Former suspension bridge at Grand Falls, New Brunswick (picture)
Saint John Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, New Brunswick)
1 December 2003

Views from the viaduct must be saved
Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle (picture)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
1 December 2003

November 2003 archive

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