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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February 2005 archive

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Hays Street Bridge
Hays Street Bridge (Sparks Engineering Inc.)

Groups out to save East Side bridge
1887 Hays Street Bridge, San Antonio, Tex. (picture, link, another link)
San Antonio Express News (San Antonio, Tex.)
27 February 2005

Stone Arch Bridge will close for repairs
1855 Stone Arch Bridge, Slatersville, R.I.
The Call (Woonsocket, R.I.)
27 February 2005

Critics want see-through guardrails on Q bridge
New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, New Haven, Conn. (picture)
New Haven Register (New Haven, Conn.)
27 February 2005

$4.9-Million Contract Is Awarded For New Nolichucky Bridge
1937 cantilever deck-truss bridge, Nolichucky River, Tennessee (picture)
The Greeneville Sun (Greeneville, Tenn.)
26 February 2005

Troubled bridge over water
Renovated 1857 Buskirk Bridge, Buskirk, N.Y. (pictures)
Bennington Banner (Bennington, Vt.)
26 February 2005

Mount Si bridge
Mount Si Bridge (King County DOT)

Call for Artists: 4Culture + Mt. Si Bridge Replacement Project
1904 Mount Si Bridge, King County, Washington (project link, another link) (Columbus, Ohio)
25 February 2005

More authentic covered bridge projected to cost $2.1-million
Pepperell Covered Bridge, Pepperell, Mass. (link)
Pepperell Free Press (Pepperell, Mass.)
25 February 2005

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

Mourners' emotional plea for bridge suicide barrier
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (HAER report)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
25 February 2005

Future use of Little Bay Bridges could include carpools, ride sharing
1934 General Sullivan Bridge, Newington, N.H. (postcard view)
Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)
24 February 2005

Get set for Mathers Bridge fix
78-year-old pony-truss highway swing bridge, Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida (picture)
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.)
24 February 2005

Collapsed bridge near Oscoda to be fixed by the weekend
Replacement for 1913 AuSable River railroad bridge, Oscoda, Mich.
The Bay City Times (Bay City, Mich.)
23 February 2005

Staten Island Railroad reactivated
Arthur Kill lift bridge, New York (picture)
Logistics Management (Newton, Mass.)
23 February 2005

Department 'blind' to the needs of Achill's famous bridge
Manually-operated swing bridge, Achill Sound, Ireland (link)
Western People (Ballina, Ireland)
23 February 2005

Council debates funding for old bridges
Truss bridges, Delaware County, Ind.
The Star Press (Muncie, Ind.)
22 February 2005

New railroad bridge under way
100-year-old railroad bridge, Fort Pierre, S.D.
Capital Journal (Pierre, S.D.)
21 February 2005

Historical society rallies to save bridge
90-year-old pedestrian bridge, Elkhart, Ill.
The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
18 February 2005

Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge (HABS/HAER)

A Bridge Too Fat
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, New York (picture, link, HAER report)
The New York Times (New York)
18 February 2005

The 5 most endangered places
Railroad bridge, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Daily American Republic (Poplar Bluff, Mo.)
18 February 2005

Covered bridges gain oversight
Three covered bridges, Jackson County, Indiana (Shieldstown, Bells Ford, Medora)
The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
17 February 2005

WWI-era iron bridges under gun
Bridges in Collin County, Texas
The Courier-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.)
17 February 2005

New bridge opens to mixed reviews
Replacement for 1949 Maxwell lift bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
17 February 2005

Tioronda Bridge
Tioronda Bridge in 1987 (Martin Stupich, HAER)

Historic bridge on verge of collapse
1872 Tioronda Bridge, Beacon, N.Y. (HAER report)
Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
14 February 2005

Architect leads talk on Seven Bridges project
Renovation of bridges on Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, Minn. (link)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
14 February 2005

Martha Bridge to be removed
Circa 1880 Martha truss bridge, near Martha, W.Va. (link)
Thye Herald Dispatch ( Huntington, W.Va.)
12 February 2005

Neighbors want old iron bridge to stay
One-lane iron bridge over the Huron River, Michigan
Ann Arbor News (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
12 February 2005

State targets trio of Sakonnet bridges
Bridges over the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island (picture)
Sakonnet Times (Tiverton, R.I.)
10 February 2005

Experts list why Bay Bridge cracked
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
10 February 2005

War Eagle Bridge
War Eagle Bridge in 1998 (Louise T. Haft, HAER)

Study will set course for historic bridge fix
1907 War Eagle through-truss bridge, War Eagle, Ark. (HAER report)
The Benton County Daily Record (Bentonville, Ark.)
9 February 2005

Land Owner Vows To Keep Fighting Bridge Project
1857 Jay Covered Bridge, Jay, N.Y. (link)
WPTZ-TV (Burlington, Vt.)
7 February 2005

Plaque, ceremony help bridge area's historical gap
Jupiter Inlet swing bridge
The Jupiter Courier (Jupiter, Fla.)
6 February 2005

Bridge project completed
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, California (link)
The Argus (Fremont, Calif.)
5 February 2005

Troubled waters for bridge
Third Avenue swing bridge, New York (link)
Daily News (New York)
2 February 2005

Centennial Bridge stayed in use for 116 years
Stone-arch bridge, Center Valley, Pa.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
2 February 2005

Total agreement: covered bridge must be preserved
Ceylon Covered Bridge over the Wabash River, Geneva, Ind. (link)
The Decatur Daily Democrat (Decatur, Ind.)
1 February 2005

January 2005 archive

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