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February 2004 archive


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Suspension bridge saved
1904 suspension bridge, Elan Village, Wales (picture, link)
BBC (London)
28 February 2004

Dog Creek bridge gets five-ton limit
World War II-era Dog Creek bridge, Claremore, Okla.
The Claremore Daily Progress (Claremore, Okla.)
28 February 2004

Barges break loose on Monongahela River
CSX railroad bridge, Pittsburgh (picture)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
27 February 2004

County caught in 'Catch 22' on bridge repairs
Cedar Covered Bridge, Madison County, Iowa (link)
Winterset Madisonian (Winterset, Iowa)
26 February 2004

Many Louisiana bridges need repair, replacement
Louisiana bridges
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)
26 February 2004

State will shore up troubled bridges
Ramp Creek Covered Bridge, Brown County, Ind. (link, another link)
Cataract Covered Bridge, Owen County, Ind. (link)
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis)
26 February 2004

Suicide barrier planned for Montreal bridge
Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal (link)
Toronto Star (Toronto)
26 February 2004

No record of British Columbia bridge repairs
Railroad trestle, British Columbia (picture)
CBC News (Vancouver, British Columbia)
26 February 2004

Part of buckled bridge demolished
Railroad trestle, San Jacinto County, Texas (picture)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
25 February 2004

Covered bridge repairs not expected for months
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill Township, Pa. (pictures)
News-Herald (Souderton, Pa.)
25 February 2004

Railroad bridge is causing traffic problem in Pleasant Grove
1937 railroad bridge, Pleasant Grove, Utah (picture)
Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City)
25 February 2004

Lift bridge could live on if price is right
Stillwater Lift Bridge (link, excellent pictures)
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
25 February 2004

Bridge turned for riverbank repair
Harmar Railroad Bridge, Marietta, Ohio (picture on another page, another picture)
Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
25 February 2004

Bollman column
Bollman bridge detail, March 2003 (Lawrence Biemiller)

Bridge May Soon Be Relocated
Bollman bridge, Meyersdale, Pa. (link, pictures )
WJAC-TV (Johnstown, Pa.)
24 February 2004

Restoration starts on historic bridge, closed 10 years
1915 Conrad Bridge, Conrad Station, Ind. (picture)
Kankakee Valley Post-News (DeMotte, Ind.)
24 February 2004

Williams County fair bridge fell from holding excess weight
New covered bridge, Montpelier, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
24 February 2004



McCALL BRIDGE

Historic bridge is comin' down
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Mo. (pictures)
KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
24 February 2004



Bridge stolen in Ukraine
Bridge in Svalyava, Ukraine
United Press International (Svalyava, Ukraine)
24 February 2004

State police bridge patrol to cost $1.9M
Pennsylvania bridges
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
24 February 2004

No decision in bridge meeting
Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island, Fla.
The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
24 February 2004

Blast Breaches Landmark Dam
Embrey Dam, Fredericksburg, Va. (picture, link, another link)
The Washington Post (Washington, registration required)
24 February 2004

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

Subway's Back on Bridge
Manhattan Bridge, New York (link, another link)
Newsday (New York)
21 February 2004

Bridge's final touch
New Mississippi River bridge, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (link)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
21 February 2004

Bridge repairs blocking boats
Railroad bridge, Jupiter, Fla. (picture)
The Jupiter Courier ()
21 February 2004

Bridge buckles under freight train
Railroad trestle, San Jacinto County, Texas
Houston Chronicle (Houston)
21 February 2004

Officials seek $1 billion boost for viaduct
Alaskan Way viaduct, Seattle (link)
The Seattle Times (Seattle)
21 February 2004

Footbridge renovations could top $4 million
Footbridge, Belfast, Me.
The Waldo Independent (Belfast, Me.)
20 February 2004

Workers link Drum Island with mainland
Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, S.C. (link)
The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
20 February 2004

Susquehanna Avenue bridge to be replaced
1928 concrete-arch bridge, Cooperstown, N.Y.
CoopersTown Crier (Cooperstown, N.Y.)
19 February 2004

Bridge Out of Nowhere Leads a Town to Its Future
Sundial pedestrian bridge, Redding, Calif. (picture)
The New York Times (New York)
19 February 2004

Sign to mark Hudson span as historic
Stone-arch railroad bridge, Hudson, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
19 February 2004

'Purple bridge' plans upset some officials, residents
West Main Street Bridge, Stamford, Conn.
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
19 February 2004

Historic bridge gets a facelift
Belton Bridge, West Glacier, Mont.
Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.)
18 February 2004

Swinging Bridge
Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge (Joseph E. B. Elliott, HABS/HAER)

Meet Me at the the Swinging Bridge
1891 suspension bridge, Bluff Dale, Tex. (picture, link)
Hood County News (Granbury, Tex.)
18 February 2004

Can't you see the sign?
Railroad overpass, Augusta, Me.
Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
18 February 2004

Albany bridge builder honored at museum
Bridge builder Horace King
WALB-TV (Albany, N.Y.)
17 February 2004

Bridge talk
1898 Sprague Street Bridge, Dedham, Mass. (picture, another picture)
Daily News Transcript (Needham, Mass.)
17 February 2004

Bridge project likely to be delayed for months
New Maumee River Crossing, Toledo (picture, link)
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
17 February 2004

Amtrak hits car driving on tracks
Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, New York (picture)
Daily News (New York)
17 February 2004

Landmark lost? MassHighway plans to rebuild the Sprague Street Bridge, but some are trying to save it
1898 Sprague Street Bridge, Dedham, Mass. (picture, another picture)
Daily News Transcript (Needham, Mass.)
16 February 2004

Hudson spans get triple the insurance at less cost
Hudson River bridges
Daily Freemen (Kingston, N.Y.)
16 February 2004

City panel wants landmark status
26 Cleveland bridges nominated for historic status
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
14 February 2004

Darien officials seek Knopp support to reopen abandoned bridge
Old Tokeneke Bridge, Darien, Conn.
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
13 February 2004

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

News in brief from western Pennsylvania
Report on Kinzua Viaduct collapse, July 2003 (picture, link, another link)
The Associated Press (Pittsburgh)
13 February 2004

Time frame for new bridge is 2 to 3 years
1887 Geigel Hill Road bridge, Tinicum Township, Pa.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
12 February 2004



HADLEY PARABOLIC BRIDGE

Hadley Parabolic Bridge
Hadley Parabolic Bridge, 1974 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

Historic Bowstring Bridge may remain out
Hadley Parabolic Bridge, Hadley, N.Y. (link)
The Saratogian (Saratoga, N.Y.)
11 February 2004



Covered Bridged Damaged
Factory Covered Bridge (link)
WNEP-TV (Moosic, Pa.)
11 February 2004

New Bridge in the Future for South Bristol
Replacement for 71-year-old swing span, South Bristol, Me.
The Lincoln County News (Damariscotta, Me.)
11 February 2004

Bridge project gets into full swing
Hayhurst Swing Bridge, Northwich, England (excellent link)
The Chronicle (Northwich, England)
11 February 2004

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

Manhattan Bridge Significant Step in Bridge Evolution, Says Elizabethtown College Professor's New Book
Manhattan Bridge, New York (link)
AScribe Newswire (Elizabethtown, Pa.)
11 February 2004

Fight for span gets new chief
Poughkeepsie railroad bridge, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (picture, link)
The Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
11 February 2004

Congressman ends effort to name bridge for his father
New Great Bridge Bridge, Chesapeake, Va. (link)
The Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, Va.)
11 February 2004

Three bridges getting Super lights
Bridges, Jacksonville, Fla. (picture)
The Daily Record (Jacksonville, Fla.)
10 February 2004

State Could Be Making Money From Old Bridge
Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge, Rhode Island (picture)
WJAR-TV (Providence, R.I.)
10 February 2004

Some St. Louis-Area Bridges Not Equipped for Quakes
Bridges, St. Louis, Mo.
University of Missouri at Rolla (Rolla, Mo.)
10 February 2004

Dancing to the sounds of the Duluth harbor
Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn., inspires composer (picture)
Minnesota Public Radio (Duluth, Minn.)
10 February 2004

IDOT accepting bids for work on historic covered bridge
Little Mary's Covered Bridge, Chester, Ill. (link)
The Sun Times (Chester, Ill.)
9 February 2004

TxDOT meeting to discuss replacement of historic bridge
1939 bridge, Salt Fork of the Red River, Collingsworth County, Texas
Amarillo Globe-News (Amarillo, Tex.)
9 February 2004

Woe-plagued Tabuk bridge collapses; consultant hit
New bridge, Tabuk, Philippines
Manilla Bulletin (Manila, Philippines)
9 February 2004

Beijing to restore 16 ancient bridges in Imperial Yuanmingyuan Garden
Bridges at summer palace
Xinhua (Beijing)
9 February 2004

Via service affected by derailment of CN train at Montmagny, Que.
Viaduct collapse, Montmagny, Quebec (picture)
Canadian Press (Montmagny, Quebec)
8 February 2004

Patterson Bridge
Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge, 1990 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

No gold, but still treasure
Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge, Rogue River, Oregon (link, another link)
Chicago Tribune (Chicago)
8 February 2004

Working with Indiana to preserve the past
Indiana Historic Spans Task Force (link)
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis)
7 February 2004

More troubled bridge over water
Shaldon Bridge, Teign River, Shaldon, England (picture)
Herald Express News (Torquay, England)
6 February 2004

The bridge to the future
1911 Wilson Street bridge, Batavia, Ill. (link)
Kane County Chronicle (Geneva, Ill.)
6 February 2004

Propane truck nearly falls into river
Private wooden bridge, Clark County, Washington
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wa.)
6 February 2004

First Street bridge update
First Street bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa. Calif.)
6 February 2004

Bridge swings onto list of historic places
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, Brunswick, Me. (pictures)
The Times Record (Brunswick, Me.)
4 February 2004

Mostar Bridge
Old Bridge, Mostar

Rozi: Weather conditions favourable for the works on the bridge
Stari Most, Mostar, Bosnia (picture, pictures of 1566 bridge, reconstruction site, bailey-bridge site)
FENA (Mostar, Bosnia)
4 February 2004

Bridge's faults help take a life
Brent Spence Bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
4 February 2004

I-75 Repairs Need 'Miracle'
Big Slough Canal Bridge, I-75, North Port, Fla.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
4 February 2004

Demolition begins on Rt. 33 span
Bridge over Bushkill Creek near Allentown, Pa.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
3 February 2004

Elliott Bridge is coming down
1913 Elliott truss bridge, Renton, Wash.
Renton Reporter (Renton, Wash.)
3 February 2004

Building bridges is often much harder than it sounds
Jeffries Ford Bridge, Parke County, Indiana (link)
Tribune Star (Terre Haute, Ind.)
3 February 2004

Suspense and the bridge
High-Main Bridge, Hamilton, Ohio (link)
Journal News (Hamilton, Ohio)
3 February 2004

Benefactor gives $72,000 for temporary bridge replacement
Replacement for Claycomb covered bridge (link)
The Associated Press (no dateline)
3 February 2004

Port Angeles: City Council will pick Eighth Street bridges design next month, chamber told
Eighth Street bridges, Port Angeles, Wash. (link)
Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Wash.)
February 2004

Stone Bridge's collapse 35 years ago stirs memories
Stone bridge, Lincoln County, Tenn. (picture)
The Elk Valley Times (Fayetteville, Tenn.)
3 February 2004

Report: 13 percent of state bridges in poor condition
New Jersey bridges
The Associated Press (Trenton, N.J.)
2 February 2004

Aggrieved dads stage bridge protest
Fathers'-rights protesters climb Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton, England (picture, link)
BBC (London)
2 February 2004

Some old bridges in southern W.Va. need work, others stand test of time
West Virginia bridges
The Associated Press (Princeton, W. Va.)
1 February 2004

Man rescued after bridge climb
Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough, England (picture)
BBC (London)
1 February 2004

January 2004 archive

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