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1900 Casselman River Bridge, Moser Road, south of Meyersdale, Pa., by "Walker Brothers Contractors, Charlestown, W.Va." (September, 2004)

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March 2005 archive

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Crash closes Commiskey bridge
James Covered Bridge, Lovett, Ind. (link)
The Associated Press (Commiskey, Ind.)
30 March 2005

Weddle Bridge needs repair, task force meets
1937 Weddle Covered Bridge, Sweet Home, Ore. (link)
Sweet Home News (Sweet Home, Ore.)
27 March 2005

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

Historic span may get bridge to future
1908 Northern Avenue Swing Bridge, Boston (link, HAER report)
The Boston Globe (Boston)
27 March 2005

Leestown Road bridge to close for replacement
1930s Leestown Road steel-arch bridge, Lexington, Ky.
Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
24 March 2005

Tioronda Bridge
Tioronda Bridge in 1987 (Martin Stupich, HAER)

133-Year-Old Bridge To Be Dismantled
1872 Tioronda Bridge, Beacon, N.Y. (picture, HAER report)
Preservation (Washington)
23 March 2005

Local group wants bridge saved
1875 Beatty Mill bowstring-arch bridge, North Buffalo, Pa. (picture)
The Leader Times (Kittanning, Pa.)
23 March 2005

Yuba River Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge, Yuba River, Calif., in 1934 (Roger Sturtevant, HAER)

A bridge into the past
1962 Covered Bridge, Yuba River, Calif. (link)
The Union (Grass Valley, Calif.)
21 March 2005

Kings Highway Bridge to close Saturday
Kings Highway swing bridge, Suffolk, Va.
WVEC-TV (Hampton Roads, VA.)
18 March 2005

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

'Get Bridged' is celebration slogan
Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
Duluth Budgeteer News (Duluth, Minn.)
18 March 2005

Seventh Street Bridge
Seventh Street Bridge, 1999 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Sometimes staid Pittsburgh to name bridge for Andy Warhol
1926 Seventh Street Bridge, Pittsburgh (HAER report on Seventh Street Bridge, HAER report on Three Sisters Bridges)
The Associated Press (Pittsburgh)
17 March 2005

Masterson Bridge to be replaced
One-lane iron bridge, North River, Missouri
The Hannibal Courier-Post (Hannibal, Mo.)
17 March 2005

Highway 33 bridge will be closed this weekend
Steel-truss bridge, Saukville, Wisc. (link)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee)
16 March 2005

The bridge tender: he opens and closes the bridge
Fore River lift bridge, Braintree, Mass. (earlier article with picture)
Braintree Forum (Braintree, Mass.)
16 March 2005

Covered bridge said 'a real star' for state
Ceylon Covered Bridge, Wabash River, Indiana ( HAER report)
The Decatur Daily Democrat (Decatur, Ind.)
16 March 2005

State project will replace aging Pepperell span with one more authentic
Pepperell Covered Bridge, Pepperell, Mass. (link)
Lowell Sun (Lowell, Mass.)
15 March 2005

CSX, state settle on bridges
Railroad bridges in Delaware (picture)
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
15 March 2005

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

Retiring Aerial Lift Bridge supervisor has "seen everything" in 33 years
Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
13 March 2005

How does it work?
Lifting the Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
13 March 2005

Louisiana Highway 1 scheduled to get improvements
1970 Leeville Lift Bridge, Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana (link)
The Associated Press (Baton Rouge, La.)
10 March 2005

St. Croix will get the run around
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (link, excellent pictures)
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
10 March 2005

Driver dies in bridge plunge
Southwest Spokane Street Swing Bridge, Seattle (link)
Seattle Times (Seattle)
10 March 2005

Group tosses around the idea of purchasing aging Suffolk bridge
Kings Highway swing bridge, Suffolk, Va.
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
10 March 2005

Athens bridge project under way
90-year-old steel-truss bridge over the Susquehanna, Athens, Pa.
Morning Times (Sayre, Pa.)
9 March 2005

Historic bridge to reopen
Coalport Bridge, Telford, England (picture)
Shropshire Star (Telford, England)
5 March 2005

Kings Highway Bridge could be closed for good
1928 Kings Highway swing bridge, Nansemond River, Suffolk, Va.
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
5 March 2005

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

Garvey spearheading effort to raise funds for Lover's Leap Park
1895 Lover's Leap lenticular-truss bridge, New Milford, Conn. (picture, link, HAER report )
The New Milford Spectrum (New Milford, Conn.)
4 March 2005

Removal of Sioux Narrows Bridge begins
1936 wooden-truss Sioux Narrows Bridge, Long Point Island, Ontario (link, another link)
Kenora Daily Miner and News (Kenora, Ont.)
4 March 2005

Engineers: Mickley bridge should be replaced
105-year-old Mickley Road Bridge, Whitehall Township, Pa. (picture)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
4 March 2005

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

Mayor Tells $654,000 'Grants' Project to Move Historic, Old Vera Cruz Iron Bridge to Bluffton
1887 Double-intersection Pratt-Whipple truss, Wabash River, Wells County, Ind. (HAER report)
The News-Banner (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
3 March 2005

Hot Metal Bridge
Hot Metal Bridge, 1993 (William Samek, HAER)

Hot Metal Bridge walkway planned
Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh (HAER report)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
3 March 2005

County agrees to reduce width of Tewksbury truss bridge
One-lane truss bridge, Tewksbury, N.J.
Hunterdon Review (Lebanon, N.J.)
3 March 2005

Along the East River, Everything Old Is to Be Made New Again
Frankin D. Roosevelt Drive, New York
The New York Times (New York)
2 March 2005

Work To Go Forward on Historic Westerly Bridge
Truss bridge, circa 1905, Westerly, Conn. (picture)
The Day (New London, Conn.)
1 March 2005

New hope for Massachusetts covered bridges
Covered bridges, including Bissell Covered Bridge, Charlemont, Mass. (picture, link)
The Associated Press (Charlemont, Mass.)
1 March 2005

February 2005 archive

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