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January 2004 archive

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Timeline set to restore Buskirk Bridge
Buskirk Covered Bridge, Buskirk, N.Y. (link)
Bennington Banner (Bennington, N.Y.)
31 January 2004

Wind blows truck over on bridge
Deception Pass Bridge, Puget Sound, Wash. (excellent picture, link)
The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
31 January 2004

Railway Bridge Namesake to Help Reopening Ceremony
1862 Victoria Bridge, Severn Valley Railway, England (picture in earlier story)
The Press Association (London)
31 January 2004

Bridge project to begin
Five bridges, Millville, Mass. (picture)
Metro West Daily News (Needham, Mass.)
31 January 2004

Bridge work likely to back up traffic
Retrofits of Bay Bridge, San Raphael Bridge, San Francisco Bay
The Alameda Times-Star (Oakland, Calif.)
31 January 2004

PennDOT: Bridge must be replaced
Sinkholes claim highway bridge, Stockertown, Pa.
Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, Pa.)
31 January 2004

Bridge project options studied
Brent Spence Bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
29 January 2004

Scott St. bridge's days are numbered
1929 concrete-arch bridge, Wichita Falls, Tex. (link)
Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Tex.)
29 January 2004

PCB cleanup won't derail trestle project
Railroad trestle spanning Little Lake Butte des Morts, Wisconsin
The Appleton Post-Cresent (Appleton, Wis.)
29 January 2004

Mackinac Island ice bridge closed
Snowmobile ice bridge from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace, Mich.
WJRT-TV (Flint, Mich.)
29 January 2004

$250,000 approved for Blackford bridge project
Railroad bridge, Blackford, Ky.
The Journal-Enterprise (Providence, Ky.)
28 January 2004

`Trenton Makes' sign may get upgrade
Sign on Delaware River bridge, Trenton, N.J. (link)
The Times (Trenton, N.J.)
27 January 2004

DOT seeks permit for temporary bridge
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine (link)
St. Augustine Record (St. Augustine, Fla.)
January 2004

Ice bridge open to Bois Blanc
Route marked across frozen south channel of Straits of Mackinac
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (Cheboygan, Mich.)
27 January 2004

Vintage Denton County bridge getting new home in Southlake
Tim Donald Bridge, Denton County, Texas (picture)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Tex.)
26 January 2004

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

High-tech effort renews bridges
Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge, Rogue River, Oregon (link, another link)
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
26 January 2004

Bridge anyone?
Missisquoi Bay Bridge, Vermont (picture on Web site of David Manthey)
The Associated Press (Swanton, Vt.)
26 January 2004

Kensico Dam slated for facelift
Dam carrying roadway, Valhalla, N.Y. (link)
The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
26 January 2004

Bay Bridge-Tunnel traffic re-routed after barge bump
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (link)
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
25 January 2004

Saving a forgotten Lockport landmark
1868 Ninth Street Bridge, Lockport, Ill.
Daily Southtown (Tinley, Ill.)
25 January 2004

Murray Morgan Lift Bridge
Murray Morgan Bridge, 1993 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

Port was a nonplayer in Foss, now opposes bridge
Murray Morgan Lift Bridge, Tacoma, Wash. (link, another link)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
25 January 2004

Group Efforts Bridge Preservation
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
R News (Rochester, N.Y.)
25 January 2004

Bridge repair expected to snarl traffic
Richmond-San Raphael Bridge across San Francisco Bay (link, exhibit)
Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.)
25 January 2004

Swinging Bridge restoration campaign making headway
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, Brunswick, Me. (pictures)
The Times Record (Brunswick, Me.)
24 January 2004

Officials want to cover Captain Swift Bridge
100-year-old metal bridge targeted for replacement, Princeton, Ill.
Bureau County Republican (Princeton, Ill.)
24 January 2004

Piece by piece, temporary bridge is coming down
Temporary bridge, Olympia, Wash. (picture)
The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
24 January 2004

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

Webcams to look over bridge project
New Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine (pictures)
The Waldo Independent (Waldo, Me.)
23 January 2004

Experts investigating covered-bridge collapse
December collapse of new covered bridge, Montpelier, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
23 January 2004

Agnew: Bridge made out of a railroad flatcar to be dropped over creek in eastern Clallam
New trail bridge, Clallam, Wash.
Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Wash.)
23 January 2004

Truck trashes historic Bucks span
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill Township, Pa. (pictures)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
22 January 2004

Triborough Bridge
Suspension span of the Triborough Bridge, left,
with Hell Gate Bridge, 1991 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

With Work On Triborough Bridge Completed, Traffic Flows Better
Triborough Bridge, New York (picture, link)
Queens Chronicle (New York)
22 January 2004

New Thornton-Franklin bridge may be completed later this year
New bridge designed, in part, as a home for bats, Thornton, Calif. (picture)
Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, Calif.)
22 January 2004

Lee's Bridge work on schedule
Lee's Bridge, Concord, Mass. (link)
Lincoln Journal (Lincoln, Mass.)
21 January 2004

Restoration of Cavanaugh Bridge gets approval
1899 Cavanaugh Bridge, Jackson County, Ind.
The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
21 January 2004

Lynchburg bridge project moving forward
Lynchburg Covered Bridge, Highland County, Ohio (link)
The Hillsboro Times-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio)
21 January 2004

Cost overruns delay bids on construction of footbridge under east side viaduct
Unusual addition beneath Holton Street Viaduct, Milwaukee, Wis. (link)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
20 January 2004

160 bridges in Garfield County may be ruled unsafe for buses
Bridges of Garfield County, Oklahoma
The Associated Press (Enid, Okla.)
21 January 2004

Bozrah to repair bridge
Concrete WPA bridge, Norwich, Conn.
Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Conn.)
21 January 2004

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

New York nixes Brooklyn's 'Oy vey' sign
Williamsburg Bridge, New York (link)
The Associated Press (New York)
20 January 2004

Network Rail failed to keep bridges open
Trowse Swing Bridge, Norwich, England
Eastern Daily Press (Norwich, England)
19 January 2004

County Evaluating Six Options to Rebuilding of the Wimer Covered Bridge
Wimer Covered Bridge (link, info on collapse)
Grants Pass News (Grants Pass, Ore.)
18 January 2004

O'Rorke Bridge stabilized
New bridge, Rochester, N.Y.
The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
18 January 2004

Light rail bridge to be showpiece (requires registration)
Railroad bridge, Charlotte, N.C.
The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.)
18 January 2004

New Causeway both simple and complex
Causeway, Galveston, Tex.
The Galveston County Daily News (Galveston, Tex.)
18 January 2004

Timber bridges struggle to span modern times
Wooden bridges, Victoria, Australia (picture)
The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
18 January 2004

Baton Rouge's first bridge provided valuable link across Mississippi River
Mississippi River Bridge, Baton Rouge, La. (picture)
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
17 January 2004


Historic Iron Bridge Coming Down Monday
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Mo.
KOLR-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
17 January 2004

Bridge dedicated for Tammany Trace
Former railroad trestle, St. Tamany Parish, Louisiana
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
17 January 2004

Nature trail finally gets new bridge
Flood control prevented re-using old bridge, Maxwell, Iowa
The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
17 January 2004

City to seek trail bids
Abandoned railroad bridge, Sandusky River, Fremont, Ohio
The News-Messenger (Fremont, Ohio)
17 January 2004

Union Station's fate still in doubt
Indiana bridges again make most-endangered list
Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)
17 January 2004

Too big for their bridges? Not likely
Company makes prefabricated metal bridges its business
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati)
17 January 2004

Boats will glide under higher bridges ... only to hit a railroad trestle
Bridges of Sarasota County, Florida
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
17 January 2004

Wooden bridges problematic
Bridges of Covington County, Alabama
The Andalusia Star-News (Andalusia, Ala.)
17 January 2004

TDOT Changes Bridge Bulbs
Hernando Desoto Bridge, Memphis, Tenn. (pictures of bridge)
WREG-TV (Memphis, Tenn.)
16 January 2004

Bridge design to tap local funds
116-year-old Maroon Creek Bridge, Aspen, Colo.
The Aspen Times (Aspen, Colo.)
16 January 2004

Author brakes for I-40 relic
Never-used interstate-highway bridges, Memphis, Tenn.
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
16 January 2004

Low bridge, then no bridge
Freeway overpass, Macomb County, Michigan
The Source (Shelby Township, Mich.)
16 January 2004

City Can Tear Down Abandoned High Line Railway
The High Line, Manhattan (link, slide show)
The Associated Press (New York)
15 January 2004

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

Manhattan's Oldest Bridge To Reopen For Pedestrians
HIgh Bridge, Croton Aqueduct, the Bronx, N.Y. (link, another link)
The Associated Press (New York)
15 January 2003

Fierce competition expected at soup cook-off fund raiser
Rock Island Old Stone Arch, plus two unnamed historic bridges, Shelby, Iowa (picture)
The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
15 January 2004

KDOT disputes Earhart bridge study
Amelia Earhart Bridge, Atchison, Kan. (endangered-site link, images)
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.)
15 January 2004

Rail commission will look at status of bridge
Sauk City railroad bridge, Sauk City, Wis. (pictures)
Sauk Prairie Eagle (Sauk City, Wis.)
15 January 2004

$2.38M debt exclusion, override costs looming
Lieutenant Island bridge, Cape Cod, Massachusetts (pictures)
Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.)
15 January 2004

County will be counting clams to replace bridge in park area
1950s steel-truss bridge, Lisbon, Ohio
Morning Journal (Lisbon, Ohio)
15 January 2004

Arch will connect mall, Mountain Avenue
Pedestrian bridge, Somerset County, N.J.
Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.)
14 January 2004

Bridge worker falls in Delaware River
Bridge from New Hope, Pa., to Lambertville, N.J.
The Beacon (Hopewell, N.J.)
14 January 2004

East grafitti bridge needs replacement
Bridge, Duke University campus, Durham, N.C. (picture)
The Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)
14 January 2004

Covered bridge gets Roswell approval
New covered bridge, Roswell, Ga.
Appen Newspapers (Alpharetta, Ga.)
14 January 2004

Funding more than roads
Transportation Enhancement Act (picture of Helmick Covered Bridge)
The Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio)
14 January 2004

Building suspense
New pedestrian suspension bridge (picture)
The Advocate (Newark, Ohio)
14 January 2004

Crooked bridge project in full swing
Partial replacement for Singapore-Malaysia causeway
The Business Times (SIngapore)
14 January 2004

School bus weights could harm aging Oklahoma bridges
Oklahoma bridges
The Associated Press (Oklahoma City)
13 January 2004

Girder failure prompts main bridge closure
Church Street Bridge, Natchitoches, La.
The Times (Shreveport, La.)
13 January 2004

Bridge caisson falls behind
New Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington (Web site)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
13 January 2004

Sensor system gauges amount of sway in bridges shaken by quakes
Vincent Thomas Bridge, San Pedro, Calif. (link)
The Press Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.)
13 January 2004

98-year-old Riverfront Park bridge to be taken away for improvements
Pony-truss bridge, Nashua River, Fitchburg, Mass. (picture)
Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)
12 January 2004

Potholes take backseat to special projects
Federal transportation-enhancement funds
Gannett News Service (Ithaca, N.Y.)
12 January 2004

    Critics blast use of road funds
    Federal transportation-enhancement funds (Same basic story as above, much different headline...)
    Gannett News Service (Washington)
    12 January 2004

Reserve fund money to pay for signs
Last truss bridge, Allegany County, Md.
Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Md.)
12 January 2004

Charleston bridges get final inspections
John Grace Memorial Bridge, Silas N. Pearman Bridge, Charleston, S.C. (Grace Bridge link)
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
11 January 2004

Bridge at Hood River a distant prospect
1923 bridge at Hood River, Ore.
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
11 January 2004

The New Bay Bridge
New span of Bay Bridge, San Francisco (pictures, link)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
11 January 2004

Newly completed bridge to be demolished for safety
I-95 bridge, Bridgeport, Conn.
The Associated Press (Bridgeport, Conn.)
11 January 2004

Nevius Street bridge work begins
1886 Nevius Street Pratt-truss bridge, Raritan, N.J.
The Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.)
10 January 2004

Comments sought about covered-bridge project
Shaeffer-Campbell Covered Bridge (link)
The Times Leader (Martins Ferry, Ohio)
10 January 2004

American Bridge steels itself for future projects
American Bridge Co., Reedsport, Ore. (picture)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
10 January 2004

High water delays plans for riverboat restoration
Ohio River bridges
The Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
10 January 2004

Supporters of old bridge have deadline to raise money to save it
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Mo. (pictures)
KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
8 January 2004

Carrizo Gorge On Track To Reopen
Trestle, Carrizo Gorge, southern California (excellent slideshow)
KGTV-TV (San Diego)
8 January 2004

Engineer hired to design First Street bridge replacement
First Street Bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
8 January 2004

Crews finishing up work on Oldmans Trestle
Oldmans Trestle, Salem, N.J. (picture in September news release)
Today's Sunbeam (Salem, N.J.)
8 January 2004

Walkway over Willamette gains favor
Railroad bridge, Willamette River, Milwaukie, Ore.
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
8 January 2004

Coast Guard studying accident
Five Ohio River bridges in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati)
8 January 2004

Plans Complete For Bridge Of Lions
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (picture)
WTLV-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.)
7 January 2004

Bedford bridge survives blaze
Snook's Covered Bridge, Reynoldsdale, Pa. (link, another link)
The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
6 January 2004

Poplar Bluff Preservation Commission lists 5 most endangered historic sites
Frisco railroad bridge over the Black River, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (picture)
Daily American Republic (Poplar Bluff, Mo.)
5 January 2004

Bridge demolition price more than doubles
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Mo. (pictures)
KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
4 January 2004

Road with a view: a taste of Paris, NYC in Boston
Central Artery, Boston
The Boston Globe (Boston)
4 January 2004

Poinsett Bridge
Poinsett Bridge (Jack Boucher, HABS/HAER)

Poinsett Bridge leads Heritage Trust acquisitions
Poinsett Bridge, Greenville County, S.C. (picture, link)
The Greenville News (Greenville, S.C.)
3 January 2004

Bette Midler project to dock in Norwalk temporarily
Bridges of the Norwalk River, Connecticut
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
3 January 2004

New Hope covered bridge reconstruction nears completion
New Hope Covered Bridge, New Hope, Ohio (link)
The News Democrat (Georgetown, Ohio)
2 January 2004

Water Main Break Shuts Down Bridge
Stone bridge, Leominster, Mass. (picture)
The Associated Press (Leominster, Mass.)
2 January 2004

Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge (HABS/HAER)

Whitestone Bridge to get $136M in new roadways
Whitestone Bridge, New York (picture, link)
Flushing Times (Flushing, N.Y.)
1 January 2004

Lambertville-New Hope bridge to close Monday
Lambertville-New Hope bridge over the Delaware River (picture)
Hopewell Valley News (Hopewell, N.J.)
1 January 2004

December 2003 archive

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