Rio Puerco Bridge
Preserved 1933 Rio Puerco Bridge, Old U.S. Route 66 west of Albuquerque, N.M. (June, 2005)

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Historic Bridges
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July 2005 archive

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Stillwater lift bridge closed
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (picture, link, pictures)
KARE-TV (Minneapolis)
31 July 2005

Vera Cruz bridge
Vera Cruz bridge, 1974 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Bluffton gets grants for bridge, greenway
1887 Double-intersection Pratt-Whipple truss, Wabash River, Wells County, Ind. (HAER report, earlier article)
The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
30 July 2005

Mathers Bridge will close for revamp
78-year-old pony-truss highway swing bridge, Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida (picture)
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.)
30 July 2005

Vermont transportation projects, county by county
Many, many bridges
Times Argus (Barre, Vt.)
30 July 2005

Fairhaven Bridge
Fairhaven Bridge in 1990 (Martin Stupich, HAER)

Alternatives explored for Fairhaven Bridge
1899 Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, Mass. (picture, HAER report)
The Standard-Times (New Bedford, Mass.)
29 July 2005

Volunteers begin to restore forgotten bridge
26-foot-long stone bridge, Youngstown State University (link)
The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
29 July 2005

Highway bill has $1-billion for Vermont
Measure provides $5-million for state's covered bridges
Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vt.)
29 July 2005

Local bridge receives federal grant for historic renovations
1903 Gosport Bridge, White River, Indiana (pictures)
Indiana Daily Student (Bloomington, Ind.)
28 July 2005

Renewed debate about fate of bridges
Bourne and Sagamore bridges, Cape Cod, Mass. (Army Corps of Engineers' site, Bourne Bridge image, Sagamore Bridge image)
Barnstable Patriot (Hyannis, Mass.)
28 July 2005

Toll bridge commission OKs $789,108 engineering pact
1904 Riverton-Belvidere Warren-truss bridge, Riverton, Pa. (link)
The Express Times (Easton, Pa.)
28 July 2005

Charlestown park gets funds for historic iron bridge relocation
Unnamed iron bridge in Portersville, Ind. (maybe this one?)
The Evening News (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
26 July 2005

Goodbye, Bailey bridge
1954 Bailey bridge, Bridgewater Township, Michigan (link)
The Ann Arbor News (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
26 July 2005

Devotion secures span's rebirth
Buskirk Covered Bridge, Buskirk, N.Y. (link)
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
26 July 2005

Bridge linking N.H., Vt. reopens 16 years later
1893 Maidstone-Stratford Hollow Bridge, Maidstone, Vt.
The Associated Press (Maidstone, Vt.)
26 July 2005

Bridge closure causes no problems
Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland (picture, link)
BBC News (London)
25 July 2005

Progress made on bridges
Stone-arch bridges of Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, Minn. (link)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
25 July 2005

Narrows bridge contractors hook their first piece of sky
New Tacoma Narrows bridge, Tacoma, Wash. (picture)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
22 July 2005

Remote bridges on hold
Drawbridges, Fox River, Wisconsin
The Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wis.)
22 July 2005

Al Worsley wants to be the last person to walk across the Main Street Viaduct
Main Street Viaduct, Butler, Pa.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
21 July 2005

Work begins on East Brady bridge
Replacement of 1885 four-span through-truss East Brady Bridge, East Brady, Pa. (link, another link)
The Clarion News (Clarion, Pa.)
21 July 2005

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

Historic span to get unique replacement
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine
Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
21 July 2005

Commission awards contract for new Pike Creek Bridge
1900 pony-truss bridge, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (picture)
Daily American Republic (Poplar Bluff, Mo.)
20 July 2005


Meeting tries to break logjam over Stillwater bridge
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (pictures, link, pictures)
Minnesota Public Radio (Saint Paul, Minn.)
19 July 2005

Bay Bridge
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, 1985 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Bridge deal signed, again
Replacement for San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (HAER report)
Alameda Times-Star (Alameda, Calif.)
19 July 2005

Bridge fall put stress on design redundancy
1967 collapse of Point Pleasant Bridge, linking Point Pleasant, W. Va., with Gallipolis, Ohio (link, another link)
The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
18 July 2005

Poughkeepsie Bridge
Poughkeepsie Bridge, 1978 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge hopes to be included in federal transportation bill
1889 Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (HAER report) ( Middletown N.Y.)
18 July 2005

Walcott Bridge did not suffer rebuilding in vain
  • Goddard Covered Bridge, Flemingsburg, Ky. (link, another link)
  • Walcott Covered Bridge, Woolcott, Ky. (link)
    Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
    18 July 2005

    Reno celebrates 100th birthday of Virginia Street Bridge
    1905 Virginia Street concrete-arch bridge, Reno, Nev. (link)
    The Associated Press (Reno, Nev.)
    18 July 2005

    Group works to preserve Freetown's heritage
    1820s Gurney Road Bridge, Freetown, Mass. (link)
    The Standard-Times (New Bedford, Mass.)
    17 July 2005

    Mostar Bridge
    Old Bridge, Mostar

    UN adds 17 wonders to protected sites list
    Stari Most, Mostar, Bosnia (picture, reconstruction site, bailey-bridge site)
    The Associated Press (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    17 July 2005

    Encinitas Paints Transit District's Railroad Bridge
    Railroad overpass, Encinitas, Calif.
    North County Times (Escondido, Calif.)
    17 July 2005

    Katy Trail's fate could rest on Boonville bridge
    73-year-old railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis)
    16 July 2005

    Bridge project resembled a small city
    Construction of Ohio River cantilever-truss bridge, Madison, Ind. (link, picture)
    The Madison Courier (Madison, Ind.)
    16 July 2005

    Charleston's new bridge opens to vehicles
    New Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, S.C. (link)
    The Associated Press (Charleston, S.C.)
    16 July 2005

    A Soaring Bridge Puts an Ancient Town Back on the Map
    Millau Viaduct, Millau, France (picture, link, another link)
    The New York Times (New York)
    15 July 2005

    Bridge closed indefinitely after freighter strikes it
    Northwest Fifth Street drawbridge, Miami
    The Miami Herald (Miami)
    15 July 2005

    Wren bridge project delayed
    Harris Covered Bridge, Wren, Ore. (link)
    Corvallis Gazette Times (Corvallis, Ore.)
    15 July 2005

    Lights on tonight at Trenton bridge
    Lower Trenton Bridge, Trenton, N.J. (link)
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
    14 July 2005

    Historical marker to be dedicated at Old City Bridge
    1898 two-arch stone bridge, Fairfield, N.Y.
    The Evening Telegram (Herkimer, N.Y.)
    15 July 2005

    Stonemasons to converge for Goddard Bridge Project
    Goddard Covered Bridge, Flemingsburg, Ky. (link, another link)
    Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
    14 July 2005

    Around the aqueduct
    Walking tour of aqueduct constructed by Herod the Great, Caesarea, Israel (picture)
    The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
    14 July 2005

    One more year left for Lee's Bridge project
    1912 Lee's stone-arch bridge, between Concord and Lincoln, Mass. (link)
    The Concord Journal (Concord, Mass.)
    14 July 2005

    Railroad bridge deemed eyesore
    CSX Railroad Bridge, Covington, Ohio (picture)
    The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
    13 July 2005

    High Line's the spine connecting major new projects
    The High Line, Manhattan (link)
    The Villager (New York)
    13 July 2005

    Bridge group cites $1-million repair estimate
    73-year-old railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
    Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
    13 July 2005

    Preservationists hope to save Bolivia Bridge
    1901 camelback-truss over the Sangamon River, near Mechanicsburg, Ill. (picture)
    The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
    12 July 2005

    Bridge completion delayed
    50-year-old Depot Street through-truss bridge, Medford, Ore. (picture)
    Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.)
    12 July 2005

    Bridges linked communities, but now span memories
    Plans for demolition of John Grace Memorial Bridge, Silas N. Pearman Bridge, Charleston, S.C. (link)
    The State (Columbia, S.C.)
    12 July 2005

    Longbird Bridge fully back in service
    World War II-era Longbird swing bridge, Bermuda (picture)
    The Royal Gazetted (Hamilton, Bermuda)
    12 July 2005

    Highland expected to advance bridge plans
    Preservation plan for Greenspot Road through-truss bridge, Highland, Calif. (picture)
    The San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.)
    11 July 2005

    Rush County Police Seek Bridge Vandals
    Covered bridges of Rush County, Ind. (picture):
  • Forsythe Mill Covered Bridge
  • Homer Covered Bridge
  • Moscow Covered Bridge
  • Norris Ford Covered Bridge
  • Offutt's Ford Covered Bridge
  • Smith Covered Bridge
    WISH-TV (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    11 July 2005

    Historic Sites: Milford's Stone Bridge
    1889 stone bridge, Milford, Conn. (picture)
    Connecticut Business News Journal (New Haven, Conn.)
    11 July 2005

    89-year-old rechristens revamped Bluffton bridge
    1934 Crosbie Bridge, Bluffton, Ind. (picture)
    The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    11 July 2005

    Monocacy Aqueduct
    Monocacy Aqueduct, July 9, 2005 (Lawrence Biemiller)

    Echo of the Industrial Revolution
    Monocacy Aqueduct, Dickerson, Md. (HAER report)
    The Sun (Baltimore)
    11 July 2005

    History, environment slow repair
    1888 Geigel Hill Road pony-truss bridge, Tinicum, Pa.
    The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
    10 July 2005

    Report overdue on historic bridge preservation
    126 historic stone arch bridges in Pennsylvania
    The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)
    10 July 2005

    Residents willing to put up with inconvenience for a while
    19th-century stone-arch bridge over Conococheague Creek, Washington County, Maryland (photo)
    The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
    9 July 2005

    His passion: Restore last covered bridge in western part of county
    Replacement for lost Risser Mill Covered Bridge, Mount Joy, Pa. (link, earlier article)
    Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, Pa.)
    9 July 2005

    Local architect replaces bridge ornaments
    1885 Van Buren doble-intersection Pratt truss bridge, Freeport, Ill. (picture)
    The Journal-Standard (Freeport, Ill.)
    9 July 2005

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

    Falcons have flown, so bridge is coming down
    Murray Morgan Lift Bridge, Tacoma, Wash. (link)
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
    9 July 2005

    Bridge panel looking at designs that would recall grace of Norridgewock arched span
    Replacement for Kennebec concrete arch-truss bridge, Norridgewock, Me. (picture, another picture with earlier article)
    Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
    9 July 2005

    75-year-old memory links Cooper River bridges
    Replacement for John Grace Memorial Bridge, Silas N. Pearman Bridge, Charleston, S.C. (link)
    The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
    9 July 2005

    Pedestrian walkway on Ben Franklin Bridge is closed
    Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia (link)
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
    9 July 2005

    Easements signed for covered bridge, work begins in spring
    Pepperell Covered Bridge, Pepperell, Mass. (link)
    Pepperell Free Press (Pepperell, Mass.)
    9 July 2005

    After 100 years, Reno bridge's future uncertain
    1905 Virginia Street concrete-arch bridge, Reno, Nev. (link)
    Reno Gazette Journal (Reno, Nev.)
    8 July 2005

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

    Big Four Bridge inspection under way
    Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (HAER report)
    Business First (Louisville, Ky.)
    8 July 2005

    New in-town bridge narrowed to two
    Pulp Mill covered bridge, Middlebury, Vt. (link, another link)
    Addison Independent (Middlebury, Vt.)
    7 July 2005

    Bellaire Bridge financing dropped
    1926 Bellaire Toll Bridge, Bellaire, Ohio (link)
    The Times Leader (Martins Ferry, Ohio)
    7 July 2005

    Bridge undergoing extensive upgrading
    Hickory Creek pony-truss ridge, near Greenville, Okla. (picture)
    The Daily Ardmorite (Ardmore, Okla.)
    7 July 2005

    Northern Avenue Bridge
    Northern Avenue Bridge in 1982 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

    Farmer's market opens on Northern Ave. bridge
    1908 Northern Avenue Swing Bridge, Boston (link, HAER report)
    Boston Business Journal (Boston)
    7 July 2005

    Highway department to oversee bridges
    Covered bridges of Jackson County, Indiana:
  • Bells Ford Covered Bridge (link)
  • Medora Covered Bridge (link)
  • Shieldstown Covered Bridge (link)
    The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
    6 July 2005

    Townspeople work to see Wimer Bridge rebuilt
    Wimer Covered Bridge, Wimer, Ore. (picture, link, another link)
    Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.)
    6 July 2005

    Historic highways can be preserved
    New Hawaii law makes historic-highway preservation possible
    The Maui News (Wailuku, Hi.)
    6 July 2005

    Bridge path named for Pagan
    Purple People Bridge (former railroad bridge), Cincinnati (link)
    The Enquirer (Cincinnati)
    6 July 2005

    Park landmark destroyed
    Pedestrian covered bridge in park, Indian Lake, Pa. (picture)
    Norwin Star (Monroeville, Pa.)
    6 July 2005

    Sonestown Covered Bridge threatened by erosion
    Davidson covered bridge, Sonestown, Pa. (link)
    The Daily & Sunday Review (Towanda, Pa.)
    5 July 2005

    Jacques Cartier Bridge becomes historic site
    1930 Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal (link, another link)
    Canadian Consulting Engineer (Toronto)
    5 July 2005

    Bridge now carries name of woman key to renovation
    Pedestrian suspension briddge over the Holston River, Bluff City, (picture)
    Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol, Va.)
    5 July 2005

    DOT deems Memorial Bridge safe to travel
    1921 Memorial lift bridge, Portsmouth, N.H. (picture)
    Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, N.H.)
    4 July 2005

    Threat to Katy Trail bridge spurs fears
    73-year-old railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
    The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
    3 July 2005

    Walnut St. drawbridge stuck open
    South Walnut Street Bridge, Wilmington, Del.
    The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
    2 July 2005

    New Belmar bridge worth wait, drivers say
    Replacement for 1932 drawbridge between Belmar and Nepture, N.J.
    Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, N.J.)
    2 July 2005


    June 2005 archive

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