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Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania

Tohickon Aqueduct

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July 2003 archive

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Kinzua Plan
The Kinzua Viaduct from an 1885 Phoenix Bridge Co. publication on the Lehigh U. Digital Bridges site.
(Click on image to enlarge.)

Famed ship a little too tall for Lake Shore Dr. bridge
Lake Shore Drive bridge, Chicago River
Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago)
31 July 2003

New bridge opens ahead of schedule to eliminate detour
New Leget Bridge, Waterford, Ohio
The Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
31 July 2003

O.K. Allen Bridge in statewide 'bad bridges' list
1931 O.K. Allen Bridge over Red River, Louisiana (picture)
The Town Talk (Alexandria, La.)
31 July 2003

Old bridges worry truckers
West Virginia bridges
The Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.)
31 July 2003

State DOT Updates Public On Waldo-Hancock Bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge (picture)
The Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Me.)
31 July 2003

Beams for Viaduct due next week
New Mount Carmel Viaduct
The News-Item (Shamokin, Pa.)
31 July 2003

Truck mishap causes damage to 155 bridge
Columbia River Bridge (picture)
The Star (Grand Coulee, Wash.)
30 July 2003

Local Railroad Bridges In Bad Shape, Says Amtrak Chief
Amtrak bridges, New London, Conn. (picture)
The Day (New London, Conn.)
30 July 2003

In 'Frankford Swing,' crews are razing El
Market-Frankford elevated line (picture)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
30 July 2003

Artist donates work for historic bridge
Tenth Street Bridge, Great Falls, Mont. (link)
Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Mont.)
30 July 2003

Harbor braced for bridge closure
Smith Street bridge, Townsend, Mass.
The Public Spirit (Ayer, Mass.)
30 July 2003

Bridge Pedal will ride again, minus one Portland span
Six bridges in Portland, Ore.
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
30 July 2003

Another part of old bridge is demolished
Carey Avenue Bridge, Hanover Township, Pa.
The Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
30 July 2003

New » Rolling down memory lane
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Route 66 (picture)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis)
29 July 2003

Shuster announces funding for King's Bridge
King's Bridge (pictures)
TheGazetteNews.com (Chambersburg, Pa.)
29 July 2003

Restoration Of Burned Covered Bridge Under Way
Henninger Farm Bridge (pictures)
The Associated Press (Elizabethville, Pa.)
29 July 2003

State weighs bridge options
Historic concrete-arch bridge, Norridgewock, Me. (picture in earlier story)
Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
29 July 2003

Newfield marks bridge's 150th
Newfield Covered Bridge (picture)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
28 July 2003

Bridge repair to close part of Highway 101
New Youngs Bay Bridge
The Associated Press (Astoria, Ore.)
27 July 2003

Bridge debate gaining thrust nationally
Proposed Minnesota-Wisconsin span
Pioneer Press (St. Paul)
27 July 2003

Red Covered Bridge gets safety upgrade
Red Covered Bridge, Princeton, Ill. (link)
Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)
27 July 2003

Rusting gateway taking its toll
Waldo-Hancock Bridge (picture)
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
27 July 2003

Missouri's aging bridges strain under more traffic
Missouri bridges (picture)
The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Mo.)
27 July 2003

Summer, youth and a cool water hole
BNSF Warren truss over Stillaguamish River (picture)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
26 July 2003

Bridge repair lags over flags
Marion Street bridge
MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Ma.)
26 July 2003

CSX sues DelDOT, Wilmington over bridge repairs
Railroad bridges in Wilmington, Del.
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
26 July 2003

Turnpike bridge damage tops $100,000 in Martin accident
New Thomas B. Manuel Bridge, Palm City, Fla.
The Stuart News (Stuart, Fla.)
26 July 2003

New » Repairs set to put bridge on bay back in the swing
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge (picture)
The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
25 July 2003

MDOT hires designers for new bridge
New bridge between Waldo and Hancock, Me.
The Republican Journal (Belfast, Me.)
25 July 2003

Railroad swing bridge still stuck this morning
Swing bridge over the Grand River
Grand Haven Tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.)
25 July 2003

Citizens group makes pitch for Waverly's green bridge Monday
Third Street Bridge, Waverly, Iowa (picture)
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
25 July 2003

Crews can't budge Nooksack bridge
Mount Baker Highway bridge (picture)
The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)
25 July 2003

Move to Reclaim Rail Line Receives Bipartisan Push
The High Line, Manhattan (pictures)
The New York Times (New York)
25 July 2003

New Leget Bridge could be open within a week, engineer says
Leget Bridge
The Parkersburg News (Parkersburg, W.Va.)
25 July 2003

Developer agrees to match funds
Old truss bridge being re-used in Maryland
The Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.)
25 July 2003

Stuck swing bridge hinders river boat traffic
Swing bridge over the Grand River
Grand Haven Tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.)
24 July 2003

Town has some of state's worst bridges
Bridges in Wellesley, Mass. (pictures)
The Wellesley Townsman (Wellesley, Mass.)
24 July 2003

Hoosier tractor owners invited to covered bridge tractor tour
Covered bridges, Parke County, Ind.
Hendricks County Flyer News (Avon, Ind.)
24 July 2003

Newfield poised to celebrate Covered Bridge milestone
Newfield Covered Bridge (link)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
24 July 2003

Truck pulls down bridge
Leget Bridge
The Parkersburg News (Parkersburg, W.Va.)
24 July 2003

Rig strikes Rt. 212 bridge
Railroad overpass (picture)
The Times Reporter (New Philadelphia, Ohio)
24 July 2003

Victim is on critical list after trestle mishap
Railroad trestle near St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis)
24 July 2003

Hate 128? The squeeze continues
Massachusetts highway bridges
Wakefield Observer (Beverly, Mass.)
23 July 2003

Smooth sailing for Cow Bayou Bridge
Cow Bayou Swing Bridge (picture)
The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.)
22 July 2003

Martin's Mill may reopen soon
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge (picture)
The Record Herald (Waynesboro, Pa.)
22 July 2003

Facelift plan for Menai suspension bridge
Menai Bridge (pictures)
Daily Post (Llandudno Junction, Wales)
22 July 2003

A new use for an old span
Old Paper Mill Bridge over Lock Raven Reservoir, Maryland (picture)
The Sun (Baltimore)
22 July 2003

Mediation aims to resolve deadlock over Stillwater bridge
Stillwater lift bridge (picture)
Minnesota Public Radio (Stillwater, Minn.)
22 July 2003

Covered Bridges Bicycle Tour celebrates 25 years
Covered bridges of Oregon
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
22 July 2003

Churchville's bowstring bridge to become a heritage resource
Concrete bowstring arch bridge, Churchville, Ontario (picture)
The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario)
20 July 2003

Effort under way to turn abandoned railway into a 'park in the sky'
The High Line, Manhattan (pictures)
The Associated Press (New York)
20 July 2003

Bye-bye, bridge
Murray Morgan Lift Bridge (picture; another picture)
The News Tribune (Takoma, Wash.)
20 July 2003

1850s-Vintage Bridge Still Carries Train Traffic
1857 stone-arch bridge (picture)
The Greeneville Sun (Greeneville, Tenn.)
19 July 2003

Tour shows aging underbelly of Tappan Zee Bridge
Tappan Zee Bridge (link)
The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
18 July 2003

Historic bridge still sitting among weeds
Old truss bridge being re-used in Maryland (picture)
The Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.)
18 July 2003

Four faulty bridges found in Newton
"Structurally deficient" bridges in Newton, Mass.
The Daily News Tribune (Waltham, Mass.)
17 July 2003

Bridge will open to allow boat passage for first time in 22 years
Swing bridge, Bridge City, Tex.
The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.)
17 July 2003

DOT Bans Heavy Vehicles On Waldo-Hancock Span
Waldo-Hancock Suspension Bridge (picture)
The Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Me.)
17 July 2003

Historic bridge gets reprieve
First Street Bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
17 July 2003

Four Vermont covered bridges to receive $1.9m for repairs
Vermont covered bridges
States News Service (Washington)
13 July 2003

Prospect's not good with Bridge under repair
Truss bridge on Ohio 47 (pictures)
The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)
13 July 2003

Faulty beam blamed for fall
Wimer Bridge (link)
The Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
13 July 2003

Comstock Bridge to get a facelift
Comstock Bridge (link)
The Middletown Press (Middletown, Conn.)
13 July 2003

Photographers see bridges through nostalgic lens
Grace, Pearman Bridges, Charleston, S.C. (picture)
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
12 July 2003

Arson hits Henry Bridge
Henry Bridge (link)
Bennington Banner (Bennington, Vt.)
11 July 2003

$57,947 for covered bridge
Red Covered Bridge (link)
The Star Courier (Kewanee, Ill.)
11 July 2003

Grant aids repair of historic span
King's Covered Bridge (picture)
The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
10 July 2003

Note: A computer crash in mid-upload swallowed all of June's entries, as well as the beginning of July's. My apologies. I guess I'll be backing this file up more carefully in the future...

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