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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January 2005 archive

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Walnut Street Bridge
Walnut Street Bridge in 1996 (Rob Tucher, HAER)

New source of money sought for Old Shakey
1889 Walnut Street truss bridge over the Susquehanna, Harrisburg, Pa. (HAER report)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
31 January 2005

Trail project for bridge hits a snag
Abandoned Illinois Central railroad bridge over the Wabash River, Grayville, Ill.
Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, In.)
30 January 2005

    Railroad bridge swept away in flood
    Abandoned Illinois Central railroad bridge over the Wabash River, Grayville, Ill.
    Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, In.)
    12 January 2005

New hope for the state's dwindling covered bridges
Bissell Covered Bridge, Charlemont, Mass. (link)
The Associated Press (Charlemont, Mass.)
30 January 2005

Coast Guard to continue regulating bridges over Fox, Wolf Rivers
Movable bridges over the Fox and Wolf Rivers, Wisconsin
The Associated Press (Appleton, Wisc.)
29 January 2005

Bridge location chosen, but project start years away
1930 cantilever-truss bridge, point Marion, Pa. (picture)
Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pa.)
29 January 2005

Showpiece Greek bridge is closed
Cable-stayed suspension bridge, Patras, Greece (picture)
The Associated Press (Athens)
28 January 2005

Both bridges at Vicksburg hit by barges during high water
Highway bridges over the Mississippi, Vicksburg, Miss.
The Associated Press (Vicksburg, Miss.)
27 January 2005

Funds ID'd to operate lift bridges
Movable bridges over the Fox and Wolf Rivers, Wisconsin
The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
27 January 2005

Town wants to fix Creamery Bridge
1879 Creamery Covered Bridge, West Brattleboro, Vt. (link)
Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.)
26 January 2005

County hopes to move 2 bridges here
Steel-truss bridges from Salem and Economy, Ind.
Noblesville Daily Times (Noblesville, Ind.)
25 January 2005

Aerial Lift Bridge
Aerial Lift Bridge in 1990 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Planning begins for lift bridge centennial party
Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
25 January 2005

First span across Mississippi
1855 Mississippi River bridge, Minneapolis
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
25 January 2005

State expedites plans for structure constructed in 1949
Hampton Harbor bridge, Hampton, N.H.
Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, N.H.)
23 January 2005

Want to own a bridge? You're in luck
1910 pin-connected through truss, Union Grove, N.C.
The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.)
23 January 2005

Carrollton Bridge serves as lasting tribute to area engineer
1927 concrete-arch Carrollton Bridge, Delphi, Ind.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)
23 January 2005

Bridge keeps Richmond man on 'swing shift'
Drawbridge operator, Kennebec River, Maine
Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Me.)
23 January 2005

Celebrating the beauty of bridges
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
21 January 2005

France's Soaring Millau Bridge Seen From Orbit
Millau Viaduct, Millau, France (picture)
Science Daily (Washington)
20 January 2005

Span to return, without history
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
18 January 2005

Old Appleton still seeks to replace lost bridge
1879 truss bridge, Appleton, Mo. (link)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
17 January 2005

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

Bridge walkway appears likely
Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (HAER report)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
14 January 2005

Sakonnet rail bridge could be yours
1899 railroad swing bridge, Tiverton, R.I. (photo with earlier article)
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
14 January 2005

St. Johns Bridge
St. Johns Bridge in 1990 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

St. Johns Bridge revamp no light task
1932 St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Ore. (HAER report)
The Portland Tribune (Portland, Ore.)
14 January 2005

Flood Moves Covered Bridge Again
Rinard Covered Bridge, Bloomfield, Ohio (link)
WTAP-TV (Parkersburg, W.Va.)
13 January 2005

City might try to save historic bridge
Murray Morgan Bridge. Tacoma, Wash.
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
12 January 2005

Bridge arsonists write letters of apology to community
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
News-Herald (Fort Washington, Pa.)
12 January 2005

Bridges span generations
Two bridges in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Courier-Post ( Cherry Hill, N.J.)
10 January 2005

Broad Street Bridge
Broad Street Bridge about 1874 (Trenton Public Library)

Assunpink span to be preserved
1843 Broad Street stone-arch bridge, Trenton, N.J. (pictures)
The Times (Trenton, N.J.)
10 January 2005

Study extends bridge's life span
Brent Spence bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
10 January 2005

Shock could keep Hana Highway bridges intact
Old concrete bridges, Hana Highway, Maui, Hawaii
The Maui News (Wailuku, Hi.)
9 January 2005

Fifth Ave. Bridge Remains Closed
1924 truss bridge, Huntington, W.Va.
The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.)
8 January 2005

Governor seeks help in bridge regulation issue
Movable bridges over the Fox River, Wisconsin
The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
7 January 2005

After a span of decades, permanent crossing in place
Pony-truss bridge replaced in Apollo, Pa.
Leader Times (Kittanning, Pa.)
7 January 2005

Bridge reconstruction project nearly complete
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge, Coos Bay, Ore. (picture)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
7 January 2005

Time is ticking in historic bridge
82-year-old McNeill's Bridge, Lumberton, N.C.
The Robesonian (Lumberton, N.C.)
7 January 2005

S. Market St. Bridge work starts February 7
South Market Street drawbridge, Wilmington, Del. (link)
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
7 January 2005

Sides stumble over bridge plans
Historic Carlton Street pedestrian truss bridge, Brookline, Mass. (link)
Brookline TAB (Needham, Mass.)
January 2005

Bridge repair plans raise eyebrows
1827 Mill Road stone-arch bridge, Ipswich, Mass. (picture)
Ipswich Chronicle (Ipswich, Mass.)
6 January 2005

Historic bridge to be offered to public
Steel-and-concrete bridge over the Guadalupe River, Gruene, Tex.
The Herald-Zeitung ( New Braunfels, Tex.)
6 January 2005

February hearing for covered bridge hoped for, says Lee
Pepperell Covered Bridge, Pepperell, Mass. (picture, link)
Pepperell Free Press (Pepperell, Mass.)
5 January 2005

Santa Rosa Railroad Bridge In Danger Of Collapsing
93-year-old Black Point swing bridge, Petaluma River, California
The Associated Press (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
3 January 2005

Caltrans says span is sound, but it really needs work
Cabrillo Bridge, San Diego (picture)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego)
2 January 2005

A user's guide to the new golden age of bridges
New kinds of bridges (pictures)
Wired (New York)
3 January 2005

McDeavitt Bridge
McDeavitt Bridge (PennDOT)

Time may have run out for 1907 bridge
McDeavitt Warren-truss bridge, Clearfield, Pa. (scroll down for link)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
2 January 2005

Broadfording Bridge to Finally Re-open After 18 Months
Broadfording stone-arch bridge, Washington County, Maryland (link)
WHAG-TV (Hagerstown, Md.)
2 January 2005

Dreams and Schemes for an Abandoned Rail Line
Unused Long Island Rail Road line in Queens, N.Y. (link)
The New York Times (New York)
2 January 2005

December 2004 archive

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