Casselman River Bridge Bridge
1900 Casselman River Bridge, Moser Road, south of Meyersdale, Pa., by "Walker Brothers Contractors, Charlestown, W.Va." (September, 2004)

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December 2004 archive

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DNR throws support to Boonville trail project
72-year-old railroad bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture)
Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
31 December 2004

New bridge sought for River Street
River Street truss bridge, Hornell, N.Y. (picture)
The Evening Tribune (Hornell, N.Y.)
29 December 2004

Bridge nearly complete, celebration planned
Cable-stayed replacement for Cooper River Bridges, Charleston, S.C. (link, another link)
The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
27 December 2004

People bridge needs fix-up funds
Purple People Bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
27 December 2004

PennDOT prepares plan for new bridges
83- and 55-year-old bridges, Kintnersville, Pa.
The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
27 December 2004

Schuylkill on path to save covered bridge
Rock Bridge (link, another link)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
27 December 2004

Life of ups and downs ending for lift bridge
West Third Street Lift Bridge, Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
26 December 2004

Supervisors oppose designating bridges as historic
1929 R. H. Henry truss bridge, old U.S. 80, and single-lane 1903 truss bridge over the Pearl River, Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
26 December 2004

Wabash Tunnel, closed since 1946, to carry traffic starting tomorrow
Wabash Railroad Tunnel, Pittsburgh (picture)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
26 December 2004

Historic bridge specialist to be featured at January 4 meeting
Frank Nelson, preservation managing engineer of the Oregon Department of Transportation
The Maui News (Wailuku, Hi.)
24 December 2004

Historic bridge work earns Illinois honor
Third Street Bridge, Delavan, Ill.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)
24 December 2004

Bridge set as No. 1 road priority
1880s Maroon Creek Bridge, Aspen, Colo. (picture)
The Aspen Times (Aspen, Colo.)
23 December 2004

Scamander bridge may become hotel complex
1936 truss bridge, Scamander, Tasmania, Australia (picture)
The Examiner (Launceton, Australia)
23 December 2004

DOT to postpone plans to demolish Salem bridge
83-year-old concrete bridge, Salem, N.C. (photograph in earlier article)
Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
22 December 2004

Timber from historic bridge taken for conservation and display
1777 floating bridge across Lake Champlain (link)
The Associated Press (Ticonderoga, N.Y.)
22 December 2004

Trail bridge design chosen
Covered bridge proposed for trail, Washington Township, Mich.
The Romeo Observer (Romeo, Mich.)
22 December 2004

State hoping to tame problems with Bridge of Lions
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (link)
The News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
19 December 2004

Manhattan bridge
Manhattan Bridge, 1978 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Manhattan Bridge overlooked amongst city bridges
Manhattan Bridge, New York (HAER report)
New York Newsday (New York)
18 December 2004

1921 bridge might be saved
Waughtown Street bridge, Winston-Salem, N.C. (picture)
Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
18 December 2004

Bridges may be in better shape, Oregon State U. researchers say
Concrete bridges in Oregon (Oregon Historic Bridges page)
The Associated Press (Salem, Ore.)
18 December 2004

French bridge beats ours
Oregon's tallest, longest bridges (Oregon Historic Bridges page)
Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.)
18 December 2004

Forth Rail Bridge
Postcard view of Forth Rail Bridge (Heriot Watt University)

Bridge builders remembered for bravery that cost their lives
Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland (picture, link)
The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
16 December 2004

Wimer Covered Bridge To Be Rebuilt
Wimer Covered Bridge, Wimer, Ore. (link, another link)
16 December 2004

Another milestone reached on Cooper River project
Cooper River bridges being replaced, Charleston, S.C. (link, another link)
The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
16 December 2004

Central St. Bridge returns to agenda
Pemigewasset River truss bridge between Bristol and New Hampton, N.H. (Do you have more information about this bridge?)
The Citizen (Laconia, N.H.)
16 December 2004

Sewalls Falls bridge should be preserved -- in photographs
1915 Sewalls Falls Bridge over the Merrimack River, Concord, N.H. (picture in earlier article)
Concord Monitor (Concord, N.H.)
16 December 2004

Higher, longer, wider: the art of building bridges
Millau Viaduct, Millau, France (picture, link, in French)
The Independent (London)
16 December 2004

Bay Bridge
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, 1985 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Bay Bridge Proposal Creates Controversy
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (HAER report)
National Public Radio (Washington)
15 December 2004

Bucks Men Get Jail Time For Torching Bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
WCAU-TV (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.)
15 December 2004

Historic Landmarks Foundation Removes Five Sites From Endangered List
Historic bridges of Indiana
Inside Indiana Business (Indianapolis)
14 December 2004

Man Evicted From Hut On Chicago Drawbridge
Lake Shore Drive lift bridge, Chicago (check out the slide show with another story on same guy)
The Associated Press (Chicago)
13 December 2004

Cunningham Bridge options studied
Alfred A. Cunningham Bridge, New Bern, N.C. (picture)
Sun Journal (New Bern, N.C.)
12 December 2004

Railroad bridge on 'peril' list
1907 railroad bridge near Gary, S.D.
Rapid City Journal ( Rapid City, S.D.)
11 December 2004

Wimer residents raise funds to rebuild covered bridge
Wimer Covered Bridge, Wimer, Ore. (link)
The Associated Press (Wimer, Ore.)
10 December 2004

Sims proposes plan to rehab Meadowbrook Bridge
1921 Meadowbrook Bridge, King County, Wash. (link)
Press release, King County Department of Transportation (Seattle)
7 December 2004

DOT eyes replacing 2 Milbridge bridges
Swing span and pony truss, Millbridge, Me.
Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Me.)
4 December 2004

Bridge to Sevier County history reopens
Harrisburg Covered Bridge (pictures, link, another link)
WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)
3 December 2004

Agreement means covered bridge will be rebuilt
Rinard Covered Bridge, Bloomfield, Ohio (link)
Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
3 December 2004

West Main Street Bridge
West Main Street Bridge in 1971 (Jack E. Boucher, HAER)

Captivating Clinton
1870 West Main Street Bridge, Clinton, N.J. (picture, HAER report)
The Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.)
3 December 2004

Barge probably didn't harm bridge (Scroll down for story)
Barge was part of Quintana Swing Bridge (link)
Houston Chronicle (Houston)
2 December 2004

Efforts under way to save trestle bridge
Railroad trestle would be part of bike trail, Plainville, Conn.
The Herald (New Britain, Conn.)
2 December 2004

Valley City has new Rainbow Arch Bridge
Arch bridge, Valley City, N.D.
The Associated Press (Valley City, N.D.)
1 December 2004

Bridge collapses in North Dakota
Support structure for new Four Bears Bridge, New Town, N.D. (link)
The Associated Press (New Town, N.D.)
1 December 2004

November 2004 archive

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