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March 2004 archive


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Train derails, causing bridge to collapse
Bridge near Silver Lake, Kan.
The Associated Press (Silver Lake, Kan.)
29 March 2004

Kennet & Avon gains an aqueduct
New aqueduct on Kennet & Avon Canal, England
British Waterways (Watford, England)
29 March 2004

Engineers to install temporary bridge on I-95
Bailey bridge to replace melted I-95 bridge, Bridgeport, Conn.
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
28 March 2004

30-year-old bridge stronger than expected
Two girder bridges at the I-25/I-225 interchange, Denver (picture)
Denver Post (Denver)
27 March 2004

Palmer wants to keep bridge slogan
"Trenton Makes..." sign on truss bridge, Trenton, N.J.
The Trentonian (Trenton, N.J.)
26 March 2004

A bridge not too far away
Restoration of 1879 New Richmond swing bridge over the Kalamazoo River, Michigan (picture, earlier story)
The Holland Sentinel (Holland, Mich.)
26 March 2004

Span to be closed indefinitely, as replacement delayed
1886 truss bridge, Raritan Boro, N.J.
The Courier-News (Bridgewater, N.J.)
26 March 2004

Rowland Predicts 'Pain in the Neck' Ahead for I-95 Drivers
Elevated portion of I-95 collapses, Bridgeport, Conn. (picture)
The New York Times (New York)
26 March 2004

Crash shuts down Goethals Bridge
Goethals Bridge, Staten Island, N.Y. (link, another link)
Crain's New York Business (New York)
26 March 2004

Nursing center moving to old mill
1886 Ashland Mill lenticular-truss bridge, Jewett City, Conn. (link)
The Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Conn.)
26 March 2004

MassHighway bans heavyweight vehicles from the Sprague Street Bridge
Sprague Street truss bridge, Dedham, Mass. (picture)
Daily News Transcript (Needham, Mass.)
25 March 2004

Delaware board approves study to preserve bridge
1926 Roebling suspension bridge, Corbett, N.Y. (picture)
The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
25 March 2004

Memories of the Iron Bridge at Belltown
Clarion River bridges, Elk County, Pa. (picture)
The Ridgway Record (Ridgway, Pa.)
24 March 2004

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

Bond plan for new Waldo-Hancock Bridge gets OK
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine (picture)
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
24 March 2004

Cincinnati to spruce up its side of Purple People bridge
Former railroad bridge, Cincinnati (pictures)
Business-Courier (Cincinnati)
24 March 2004

Indiana lagging on Big Four Bridge plan
Big Four railroad bridge, Louisville (picture)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
24 March 2004

Port agrees to more repairs
Coos Bay railroad bridge, Coos Bay, Ore. (picture)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
23 March 2004

MODOT Plans Ahead For Paseo Bridge Closure
Paseo Bridge, Kansas City, Mo. (picture)
KMBC-TV (Kansas City, Mo.)
23 March 2004

Hilltown bridge to be widened in 2006
Stone-arch bridge, Hilltown Township, Pa.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
23 March 2004

Man files lawsuit against CSX
Railroad bridge, Gates, N.Y.
The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
23 March 2004

Guerneville plans 5-acre park at foot of bridge
1922 truss bridge over the Russian River, Guerneville, Calif. (picture)
The Press Democrat (Santa Rose, Calif.)
22 March 2004

McKinley Bridge will get state boost
McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi, St. Louis (pictures)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis)
21 March 2004

1904 flood not as notorious but quite destructive
Flood carried bridge a quarter of a mile with four people on it
The Flint Journal (Flint, Mich.)
21 March 2004

Free to good home: Historic bridge
1914 Frith Road Bridge, St. Clair Township, Mich. (pictures)
The Times Herald (Port Huran, Mich.)
20 March 2004

Looking for an old bridge? Just call DOT (registration required)
Jamestown Bridge, Rhode Island (picture)
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
19 March 2004

Stone Bridge in Bakersville, Pa., Scheduled for Removal
Stone bridge, Bakersville, Pa.
The Miami Herald (Miami)
19 March 2004


NEWFIELD BOWSTRING BRIDGE

Newfield granted ownership of bridge
1873 bowstring bridge, Newfield, N.Y. (link, King Bridge Company site)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
17 March 2004



Slowly, splendor of historic Cotter bridge being restored
Ruthven Bridge, White River, Cotter, Ark. (picture)
The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.)
17 March 2004

Creamery Bridge project moves forward
Creamery Covered Bridge (picture, link)
Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.)
17 March 2004

A troubled bridge
McConnells Mill Covered Bridge, Lawrence County, Pa. (pictures, link)
Pittburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
16 March 2004

Red Cliff Bridge repairs under way
1940 Red Cliff Arch Bridge over the Eagle River, Colorado (picture)
Vail Daily (Vail, Colo.)
16 March 2004

Facelift for Swansea landmark
1914 bowstring-truss bridge, Swansea, Wales
News Wales (Llangunllo, Wales)
16 March 2004

PCI wins big 18th St. bridge contract
18th Street Bridge, Waterloo, Iowa
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
16 March 2004

Famed Randolph County Bridge Receives Renovation
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (picture, link)
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)
15 March 2004

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge, 1984 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

Bridge of Sighs
Suicide jumps from Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (link)
The Independent (London)
14 March 2004

Golden Gate Bridge struggles with budget
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (link)
The Press Democrat (Santa Rose, Calif.)
13 March 2004

Restored aqueduct reopens
1805 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen, Wales (picture, link)
BBC News (London)
13 March 2004

Pisgah bridge expected to be restored by mid-April
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C. )
13 March 2004

Rail car counts on Vicksburg bridge differ
Rail bridge, Mississippi Rive, Vicksburg, Miss. (link)
The Associated Press (Vicksburg, Miss.)
13 March 2004

Remembering the Cincinnati Southern Railroad
1920 lift bridge, Tennessee River (picture)
Chattanoogan.com (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
11 March 2004

Repairs to Government Bridge swing span are complete
Government Bridge, Davenport, Iowa (history)
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
11 March 2004

Bucks County Covered Bridge Debate
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill Township, Pa. (pictures)
The Associated Press (Sellersville, Pa.)
11 March 2004

Low bridge! Too late now
Donora-Webster Bridge (pictures)
The Observer Reporter (Washington, Pa.)
11 March 2004

DOT commits to fix up aging Sturgeon Bay bridge
Michigan Street Bridge, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. (link)
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
11 March 2004

Conference will address saving historical bridges
Stone-arch bridges, Chester County, Pennsylvania
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
10 March 2004

Repairs continue on Coos Bay Railroad Bridge
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge (picture in earlier story)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
8 March 2004

Tulsa's pedestrian bridge gets a makeover
Former railroad bridge, Tulsa, Okla. (picture)
KOTV-TV (Tulsa, Okla.)
8 March 2004

High bridge bids force design reevaluation
Proposal for cable-stayed pedestrian bridge, Council Bluffs, Iowa (picture)
The Daily Nonpariel (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
8 March 2004


FORGOTTEN OHIO BOWSTRING ARCH

Water over a troubled bridge
1870s Riddle Road bowstring-arch bridge, Ravenna, Ohio
Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio)
8 March 2004



Numbers High for Replacement of Bridge
Railroad trestle, San Jacinto County, Texas
KTRE-TV (Pollok, Tex.)
7 March 2004

NDOT donates bridge to V&T effort
Boulder Branch Bridge, Las Vegas, Nev.
The Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nev.)
6 March 2004

Covered Bridge Bill: Give Voice to Those Who Care
Kentucky covered bridges
The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
6 March 2004

MassHighway has plans for historic bridge
Ames Street bridge, Dedham, Mass.
The Daily News Transcript (Needham, Mass.)
5 March 2004

Civil War-era bridge will be taken apart
First Street bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa. Calif.)
4 March 2004

Vintage landmarks disappearing one at a time
Bayou bridges, Louisiana
The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.)
4 March 2004


1838 IRON-ARCH BRIDGE REDISCOVERED

Brunel bridge saved from bulldozer
1838 iron-arch bridge over Grand Union Canal, London
The Scotsman ()Edinburgh
4 March 2004



Free bridge comes with strings attached
Truss bridge, Saukville, Wisc. (picture)
The Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
3 March 2004

Bridge to partially close
Laurel Street Bridge, San Diego, Calif.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego, Calif.)
3 March 2004

New Mexico University Designs High-Tech Beams to Monitor Bridge Soundness
Bridge technology
Knight-Ridder/Tribune (Albuquerque, N.M.)
1 March 2004

February 2004 archive

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