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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June 2005 archive

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Residents protest closure of Dry Brook bridge
Stone-arch bridge, South Kortight, N.Y. (picture)
The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
31 June 2005

Lack of support puts Mon lock work 'woefully behind'
Port Perry railroad bridge between Duquesne and North Versailles, Pa.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
30 June 2005

Engineers to increase security of historic bridges
Iowa State University Bridge Engineering Center (picture)
Iowa State Daily (Ames, Iowa)
30 June 2005

Making bridges last
Researchers study Forth Road Bridge, Scotland
30 June 2005

Historic bridge set to reopen
Relocated 1927 Greene Street Bridge in Greenville, N.C.
The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.)
29 June 2005

Peppers Ferry bridge on replacement schedule
Truss bridge between Blacksburg and Radford, Va.
The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Va.)
29 June 2005

County awards contract for covered bridge restoration
Sawhill Covered Bridge, Washington County, Pa. (picture, link)
The Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pa.)
28 June 2005

Covered bridge authority shifts focus beyond Goddard
  • Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, Dover, Ky. (link)
  • Goddard Covered Bridge, Goddard, Ky. (link)
  • Grange City, or Hillsboro, Covered Bridge, Fleming County, Ky. (link)
  • Johnson Creek Covered Bridge, Robertson County, Ky. (link)
  • Ringo Mills Covered Bridge, Fleming County, Ky. (link)
    The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
    28 June 2005

    Hale bridge
    Hale Bridge, 1995 (Joe Elliott, HAER)

    Guard unit to move bridge
    1879 King Iron Bridge Co. Hale Bridge, Hale, Iowa (link, HAER report)
    The Associated Press (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    27 June 2005

    Bridge Under Repair
    Davidson Covered Bridge, Sonestown, Pa. (link)
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pa.)
    27 June 2005

    Bridge work in Stony Point is far off
    James A. Farley Memorial truss bridge, Stony Point, N.Y.
    The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
    27 June 2005

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

    Finally, an Upgrade for an Old Bridge
    High Bridge, Croton Aqueduct, New York (HAER report)
    The New York Times (New York)
    26 June 2005

    Bridge operators alone in tower power job
    Ballard Bridge, Seattle (picture)
    The Seattle Times (Seattle)
    26 June 2005

    Piece of the past
    Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
    26 June 2005

    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brooklyn Bridge in 1982 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

    A bridge grows in Brooklyn
    Tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York (HAER record)
    The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
    25 June 2005

    City welcomes home iron bridge
    Restored 1906 pony-truss bridge, Fitchburg, Mass. (picture)
    Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)
    24 June 2005

    Bay Bridge deal would raise tolls, keep suspension plan
    Replacement for San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (picture)
    The Associated Press (Oakland, Calif.)
    24 June 2005

    Intersection, bridge work aims to alleviate traffic woes
    1921 Opie Road truss bridge,
    Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.)
    24 June 2005

    Trenton's 'The World Takes' Sign Returns To Bridge
    Lower Trenton Bridge, Trenton, N.J. (link)
    The Associated Press (Trenton, N.J.)
    23 June 2005

    Double arch bridge
    Two-span stone-arch bridge, Spirit, Wisc. (picture)
    The-Bee (Phillips, Wisc.)
    23 June 2005

    Delaware authorizes work on two bridges
    1926 Roebling suspension bridge, Corbett, N.Y.
    The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    23 June 2005

    Swinging bridge in line for upgrade
    Swinging pedestrian bridge, Skowhegan, Me. (link)
    Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Me.)
    23 June 2005

    Speaker supports Blunt on bridge
    73-year-old railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
    Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
    23 June 2005

    1917 viaduct closes in a month; new bridge to open in October
    Main Street Viaduct, Butler, Pa. (picture)
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
    23 June 2005

    Reconstruction far in future
    1895 Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad lift bridge over the Illinois Waterway, Morris, Ill. (picture)
    Morris Daily Herald (Morris, Ill.)
    22 June 2005

    A truck too tall, a bridge too small
    Depot Covered Bridge, Pittsford, Vt. (link)
    Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vt.)
    22 June 2005

    Covered bridges threatened
    Covered bridges of Jackson County, Indiana:
  • Bells Ford Covered Bridge (link)
  • Medora Covered Bridge (link)
  • Shieldstown Covered Bridge (link)
    The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
    22 June 2005

    Counties blast Tappan Zee Bridge secrecy
    Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River, New York (link)
    The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
    22 June 2005

    Commissioners vote to replace bridge
    Re-used bridge, Washita River, near Verden, Okla.
    The Express-Star (Chickasha, Okla.)
    22 June 2005

    Lake Underhill bridge to be city 'gateway'
    Causeways made to look like bridges, Orlando, Fla. (pictures)
    Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)
    22 June 2005

    Crews repair Stillwater Lift Bridge
    Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (link, pictures)
    The Associated Press (Stillwater, Minn.)
    22 June 2005

    Man who lived in bridge pleads guilty to trespassing
    Lake Shore Drive bascule bridge, Chicago (earlier story)
    The Associated Press (Chicago)
    21 June 2005

    Bridge, road projects to begin in county
    Hunter Road truss bridge, Mount Vernon, Ohio (picture with earlier story)
    Mount Vernon News (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
    21 June 2005

    Island has among most number of bridges per capita in Canada
    Bridges of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    The Journal-Pioneer (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)
    20 June 2005

    Bridge may close within five years
    New Harmony Bridge between Illinois and Indiana (picture)
    The Carmi Times (Carmi, Ill.)
    20 June 2005

    Rail bridge renovation gets funds
    Burlington Northern bridge over the Mississippi, Burlington, Iowa
    The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa)
    20 June 2005

    Old bridge at Vicksburg continues to make money
    Old U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi, Vicksburg, Miss. (pictures, link)
    The Associated Press (Vicksburg, Miss.)
    20 June 2005

    Martin's Mill bridge
    Martin's Mill Bridge, 2002 (Lawrence Biemiller)

    Vandals damage historic bridge
    Martin's Mill Covered Bridge, near Greencastle, Pa. (picture, link)
    The Herald Record (Waynesboro, Pa.)
    18 June 2005

    Dedication ceremony held for Woods Bridge
    Neddie Woods Bridge (picture, link)
    The Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pa.)
    17 June 2005

    Library program bridges the world
    Engineer travels the world to walk across suspension bridges
    Columbia Ledger (Columbia, Pa.)
    16 June 2005

    Bridging the gap in Salem
    1900 Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge (link)
    The Auburn Plainsman (Auburn, Ala.)
    16 June 2005

    Will next Risser Mill span be wooden or concrete?
    Replacement for lost Risser Mill Bridge (link)
    Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, Pa.)
    16 June 2005

    Old Bridge is Monument to Time and Transportation Era
    1908 Hurricane/La Verkin Bridge over the Virgin River (picture)
    Hurricane Valley Journal (Hurricane, Utah)
    15 June 2005

    Rusty Railroad Advances on Road to Pristine Park
    The High Line, Manhattan (link)
    The New York Times (New York)
    15 June 2005

    Covered bridge fund hits $70,000
    Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Ind. (link)
    The Associated Press (Bridgeton, Ind.)
    15 June 2005

    Links to the past
    Bob White covered bridge, Patrick County, Va. (link) Jacks Creek covered bridge, Patrick County, Va. (link)
    The Roanoke Times (Roanake, Va.)
    15 June 2005

    St. Augustine faces years of bridge work
    1927 Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (picture, link)
    The News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
    15 June 2005

    Goddard Bridge restoration plans unveiled at meeting
    Goddard Covered Bridge, Flemingsburg, Ky. (link, another link)
    Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
    14 June 2005

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

    Connected to the bridge
    Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
    12 June 2005

    Over the river
    History of Main Street bridges, Mishawaka, Ind. (picture)
    South Bend Tribune (South bend, Ind.)
    12 June 2005

    Bridge engineer contends with troubled water and much more
    New Sloop Channel drawbridge, Long Island (pictures with earlier story)
    Newsday (Garden City, N.Y.)
    12 June 2005

    CSX stalling on efforts to restore bridge
    Railroad bridge, Barren River, near Bowling Green, Ky.
    Bowling Green Daily News (Bowling Green, Ky.)
    12 June 2005

    Clear and Present Danger
    New Woodrow Wilson lift bridge over the Potomac, south of Washington (picture)
    The Washington Post (Washington)
    12 June 2005

    Kinzua Viaduct
    Kinzua Viaduct, 1971 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

    Pa. officials trying to keep fallen railroad bridge in place
    Kinzua Viaduct, near Mount Jewett, Pa. (HAER report, foundation site)
    The Associated Press (Mount Jewett, Pa.)
    11 June 2005

    Randolph County reopens historic covered bridge
    1854 Little Mary's River Bridge, Chester, Ill. (picture, link)
    The Southern Illinoisian (Carbondale, Ill.)
    11 June 2005

    DNR hires litigator to fight Nixon suit
    73-year-old railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
    Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
    11 June 2005

    Wild animals may get bridges to cross I-90
    Proposed bridges for Washington wildlife (picture, link)
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
    10 June 2005

    Historic bridge will have to go
    88-year-old Chevrolet Avenue Bridge over the Flint River, Flint, Mich. (picture)
    WJRT-TV (Flint, Mich.)
    9 June 2005


    Judge rules St. Augustine must allow Gay Pride flags to fly
    1927 Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (picture, link)
    The Washington Blade (Washington)
    9 June 2005

    Truck curb on 2 ailing bridges
    Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges, New York City (Throgs Neck link, Whitestone Bridge link)
    Daily News (New York)
    9 June 2005

    Reconstruction is a bridge to the past
    Fisher Covered Bridge, near Tidewater, Ore. (link)
    News Times (Newport, Ore.)
    8 June 2005

    Face-lift for lift bridge
    1952 Rio Hondo Lift Bridge, Rio Hondo, Texas (picture)
    Valley Morning Star ( Harlingen, Tex.)
    8 June 2005

    Aldermen call for end to De Pere's Living Bridge debate
    Claude Allouez Bridge, De Pere, Wisc. (link)
    Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
    8 June 2005


    Circuit breaker blamed in bridge fire
    95-year-old Portal Bridge, the Meadowlands, New Jersey
    The Associated Press (Kearny, N.J.)
    4 June 2005

    Commissioners getting second opinion
    Hunter Road truss bridge, Mount Vernon, Ohio (picture with earlier story)
    Mount Vernon News (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
    3 June 2005

    Bridge closed
    1902 Hogtown Road bridge, York County, Pa.
    The York Dispatch (York, Pa.)
    2 June 2005

    Drawbridges vital as the summer kicks off
    Goose Creek and Sloop Channel Drawbridges, Long Island, New York (pictures)
    Newsday (Melville, N.Y.)
    1 June 2005

    Commissioners want bridge destroyed
    1894 Washington Street truss bridge (picture)
    Billings Gazette (Billings, Mont.)
    1 June 2005

    May 2005 archive

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