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June 2004 archive

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Door County to weigh in on Michigan Street Bridge's fate
1930 Michigan Street Bridge, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. (link)
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
29 June 2004

Arsonists target county's wood bridges
Bridges of White County, Arkansas
The Daily Citizen (Searcy, Ark.)
26 June 2004

Wawona bridge dedicated in Yosemite June 17
Wawona Covered Bridge, Wawona, Calif. (picture, link)
The Sierra Star (Oakhurst, Calif.)
23 June 2004

Roebling Suspension Bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge, 1987 (William Gun Johnson, HAER)

Kentucky keeps a rusting Roebling on hold
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio (HAER report)
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
22 June 2004

DOT Awards $76 Million Contract To Rebuild Bridge Of Lions
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (picture)
WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.)
22 June 2004

Council looks at plan for memorial
First Street Bridge, Roanoke, Va.
The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Va.)
22 June 2004

Rail bridge group gets city support
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (HAER report)
Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
22 June 2004

General Edwards Bridge to undergo $3.7-million repair
General Edwards drawridge, Lynn, Mass. (link)
The Daily Item (Lynn, Mass.)
21 June 2004

New Riverdale bridge completed
New bridge over Finley River, Riverdale, Mo. (picture)
Nixa News-Enterprise (Nixa, Mo.)
21 June 2004

New rail bridge, no halt in service
Replacement railroad bridge, Edison, N.J.
The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
21 June 2004

A troubled bridge over California waters
New span of Oakland-San Fracisco Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay (picture, link)
The Christian Science Monitor (Boston)
21 June 2004

Clarkton Bridge
Clarkton Bridge, 1994 (Bruce A. Harms, HAER )

300 protest planned demolition of historic bridge
Clarkton Bridge, Charlotte County, Virginia (link, HAER report)
The Associated Press (Halifax, Va.)
20 June 2004

Bridge retrofit reaches a milestone
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, San Francisco Bay (link)
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, Calif.)
21 June 2004

100-year-old bridge makes local 'hall of shame' for concrete railings
Seminary Street stone-arch bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
19 June 2004

Lovers Leap Bridge
Lover's Leap Bridge, 1984 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Lover's Leap Bridge contract change approved
1895 Lover's Leap lenticular-truss bridge, New Milford, Conn. (picture, link, HAER report )
The New Milford Spectrum (New Milford, Conn.)
18 June 2004

Shinn Road in Palmer Twp. closed indefinitely
Shinn Covered Bridge, Washington County, Ohio (link)
Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
18 June 2004

Fire Hits Historic Bridge in San Diego
Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Park, San Diego (postcard image)
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
18 June 2004

Donation will go to reusing old bridge
Oxford Street Bridge, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
18 June 2004

Burlington Bridge
Burlington Bridge, 1985 (Clayton B. Fraser, HAER)

Bridge funds receive nod
Railroad bridge over the Mississippi, Burlington, Iowa (HAER report)
The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa)
18 June 2004

Italy's bridge over troubled water
Suspension bridge across the Messina Strait between Sicily and Italian mainland (picture)
BBC (London)
18 June 2004

Roebling Suspension Bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge, 1987 (William Gun Johnson, HAER)

Bridge rusts amid debate over color
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio (picture, HAER report)
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
18 June 2004

Bridge to reflect rural feel
New covered bridge, Macomb Township, Mich. (picture)
The Detroit News (Detroit)
18 June 2004

Balboa Park bridge survives blaze in its interior wood
Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Park, San Diego (picture, postcard image)
The San Diego Union Tribune (San Diego)
17 June 2004

Barge Hits CSX Rail Bridge
Railroad bridge, Maumee River, East Toledo, Ohio (picture)
WTOL-TV (Toledo, Ohio)
17 June 2004

Historic Eagle County Bridge Gets Makeover
Red Cliff Arch Bridge, Eagle County, Colo. (picture)
The Associated Press (Red Cliff, Colo.)
16 June 2004

Supervisors to decide on future of historic bridge
1916 bridge on Old Coast Highway over Nojoqui Creek, Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Lompoc Record (Lompoc, Calif.)
16 June 2004

Inspectors: Roebling is structurally sound
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio (link)
The Kentucky Post ( Covington, Ky.)
16 June 2004

Royal Gorge Bridge celebrates milestone with 75th birthday
Royal Gorge Bridge (link)
Cañon City Daily Record (Cañon City, Colo.)
14 June 2004

What's next for old bridge?
Pony truss bridge on an early route of the Lincoln Highway, Calamus, Iowa
Clinton Herald (Clinton, Iowa)
16 June 2004

Intermediate School District wants bridge for nature center
1914 truss bridge, St. Clair Township, Mich.
The Times Herald (Port Huron, Mich.)
16 June 2004

Need an old bridge? State seeking buyer for 1918 metal span
1918 Pratt pony-truss bridge over Massac Creek, Kentucky (picture)
The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Ky.)
16 June 2004

Indiana Bridge at Risk
100-year-old truss bridge, Decatur County, Ind. (picture)
Preservation (Washington)
15 June 2004

Royal Gorge Bridge celebrates milestone with 75th birthday
Royal Gorge Bridge (link)
Cañon City Daily Record (Cañon City, Colo/)
14 June 2004

Historic site lies in future's path
Longest remaining concrete span built by Daniel B. Luten, Shelby County, Ind.
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis)
14 June 2004

Crumbling Demonbreun Street Bridge to be replaced
Demonbreun Street Bridge, Nashville, Tenn. (picture)
The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)
14 June 2004

Bridging the gap to boost tourism
Bascule Bridge between Paisley and Renfrew, Scotland
Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
14 June 2004

First Street bridge project the subject of open house
113-year-old First Street Bridge, Roanoke, Va.
The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Va.)
14 June 2004

Public to see Stillwater bridge designs
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (link)
The Associated Press (Minneapolis)
13 June 2004

Chickahominy bridge sits, won't spin
Barretts Ferry swing bridge, Chickahominy River, Virginia
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.)
13 June 2004

The Covered Bridges of Southern Oregon
Oregon covered bridges (picture)
12 June 2004

Bridge collapses in China
1976 concrete bridge in Panjin, China (picture)
The Straits Times (Singapore)
11 June 2004

War vets, governor, elephants open bridge
New Victory Bridge, Raritan River between Sayreville and Perth Amboy, N.J. (picture)
Suburban (Sayreville, N.J.)
10 June 2004

Hojack Swing Bridge
Hojack Swing Bridge (postcard, c. 1905-7)

Coast Guard wants bridge gone
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
10 June 2004

Enjoy the Assabet, Concord and Sudbury this weekend during Riverfest 2004
Dedication of the Danforth Street bridge, Framingham, Mass. (link)
Daily News Transcript (Needham, Mass.)
10 June 2004

Dynamite blast brings down 95-year-old bridge
1909 railroad truss bridge, Marysville, Kan. (picture)
The Marysville Advocate (Marysville, Kan.)
10 June 2004

Savoring nostalgia in Tongli
Bridges of Tongli, China (picture)
Xinhua News Agency (Beijing)
9 June 2004

New honoree to christen I-490 bridge in 2007
Replacement for Troup-Howell Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
8 June 2004

Aqueduct before
Rochester aqueduct before ... (Rochester Public Library)

Aqudeuct after
... and after (Rochester Public Library)

Aqueduct Dilemma
Broad Street Aqueduct, Rochester, N.Y. (earlier article)
WOKR-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
8 June 2004

Residents may attempt to save historic bridge
English River Bridge, Washington, Iowa
The Washington Evening Journal (Washington, Iowa)
7 June 2004

Bridge Suicide Lawsuit Dismissed
Golden Gate Bridge (link)
Bay City News Service (San Francisco)
7 June 2004

Golden Gate bridge gets makeover from inside out
Golden Gate Bridge (link)
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
6 June 2004

Mississippi Memory: Hastings bridge: History with a twist
Old Spiral Bridge, Hastings, Minn. (picture, another picture -- on a spoon!)
The Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
6 June 2004

Quick fix for noisy bridge elusive
Linton Boulevard drawbridge, Delray Beach, Fla.
Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
6 June 2004

Friends look out for old bridge
Kreidersville Covered Bridge, Northampton County, Pa. (link)
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
4 June 2004

Victory Bridge set to open
New Victory Bridge replaces 1926 drawbridge between Perth Amboy and Sayreville, N.J. (picture)
Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N. J.)
4 June 2004

Group fights to save bridges
Three 1916 bridges, Santa Barbara County, Calif. (link, another link)
The Lompoc Record (Lompoc, Calif.)
3 June 2004


'Haunted bridge' moves to Callisburg Wednesday
1893 truss bridge, Callisburg, Tex.
Gainesville Daily Register (Gainesville, Tex.)
3 June 2004

Bridge inspectors check for instability
Colorado bridge inspectors (picture)
Denver Post (Denver)
3 June 2004

Battle to save a bridge
Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge, Cecil County, Maryland (link)
Cecil Whig (Elkton, Md.)
2 June 2004

Bridge faces swan song
89-year-old truss bridge, Hamilton County, Ohio (picture)
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati)
2 June 2004

Bridges on U.S. Highway 101 recognized
Oregon bridges get Excellence in Concrete prize (picture)
News Times (Newport, Ore.)
2 June 2004

De Pere bridge problem snarls traffic
Claude Allouez lift bridge, De Pere, Wisc.
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
2 June 2004

Lambertville bridge may open Friday
Renovated truss bridge between New Hope, Pa., and Lambertville, N.J.
The Beacon (Hopewell, N.J.)
2 June 2004

Jacobs Creek Bridge at a crossroads
120-year-old truss bridge, Hopewell Township, N.J.
The Times (Trenton, N.J.)
1 June 2004

The forgotten bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati (link)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati)
1 June 2004

De Pere bridge opinions span options
Proposals for new bridge in De Pere, Wisc.
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
1 June 2004

Train hits people crossing a railroad bridge in Washington state, killing two
Union Pacific truss bridge, Ridgefield, Wash. (picture)
The Associated Press (Ridgefield, Wash.)
1 June 2004

May 2004 archive

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