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National Register of Historic Places (searchable by state)

Ohio's Covered Bridges

Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania

"Pons" (article from A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities)

Quintana Swing Bridge

J. B. Riddel and Associates Bridge Projects

Tohickon Aqueduct

University of Florida Historic Bridge Home Page

Vermont's Covered Bridges

Historic Bridges
in the News

May 2003 archive

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Bridge Could Go to State
Max Brewer swing bridge
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.)
31 May 2003

Spottsville Bridge Suffers Damage
Spottsville Bridge over the Green River (picture)
WTVW-TV (Evansville, Ind.)
31 May 2003

Endangered and Historic
Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge
Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, Kan.)
31 May 2003

Amelia Earhart Bridge Listed as Endangered Historic Site
Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge (picture)
The News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.)
30 May 2003

New Eighth Street Bridge Discussed
Four-span camelback truss over the Susquehanna
The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
30 May 2003

PennDOT to Save Bridges
Stone-arch bridges in southeastern Pennsylvania
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
30 May 2003

Time to Bid a Fond Farewell to the Bridge on the Foss
Murray Morgan Bridge (picture)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
30 May 2003

Opinions Still Differ on Bridge Issue
Meridian Bridge (link)
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (Yankton, S.D.)
30 May 2003

Grant Will Lend Assistance to Newfield Bridge Renovation
Newfield Bowstring Bridge (picture)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
29 May 2003

Officials Fix Up Area by Bridge
Teegarden Centennial Covered Bridge (link)
The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
29 May 2003

Historic Bridge to Get New Sides
Blakeman Bridge (picture)
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon and Charleston, Ill.)
28 May 2003

Road Work Begins, Bringing Summer Traffic Snarls
St. Johns Bridge (link, photos)
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
28 May 2003

Seymour Footbridge Named After Man Who Saved It
97-year-old wood-truss bridge for pedestrians
New Haven Register (New Haven, Conn.)
28 May 2003

County Revises Bridge Plans
Two bridges in Tewksbury Township, N.J.
Hunterdon Review (Lebanon, N.J.)
28 May 2003

Pennsylvania's Kinzua Viaduct Gets Emergency Repairs
Kinzua Viaduct (picture, link)
Preservation (Washington)
27 May 2003

Building Bridges Is Lowell Teacher's Desire
Elementary-school bridge project
The Sun (Lowell, Mass.)
27 May 2003

Elizabethton Budget Includes Funding to Build Up, Tear Down
Elizabethton Covered Bridge (picture in earlier story)
Johnson City Press (Johnson City, Tenn.)
27 May 2003

In Richmond Hill, a Trestle's Trouble
Long Island Rail Road elevated line
New York Newsday (New York)
27 May 2003

Residents Want Bridges Saved
Mortonville Stone Arch Bridge, Speakman's Covered Bridge (picture)
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
26 May 2003

Linley's 95,000 tribute to great Briton
Desk incorporates model Clifton Suspension Bridge (picture, link)
The Daily Telegraph (London)
26 May 2003

Trucker in U.S. Qaeda Bust
Suspension bridges
New York Post (New York)
26 May 2003

A Different Bridge?
New bridge over the Niagara River (picture of Peace Bridge)
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.)
25 May 2003

Foster's Bridge Defies Protests to Soar Over French Wilderness
New Millau Viaduct (link, another link)
The Observer (London)
25 May 2003

New Yorkers Celebrate 120 Years of Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge (picture, link)
The Associated Press (New York)
24 May 2003

Gap is Wide on Trail Bridge Issue
Proposed bridge for Long Trail
Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vt.)
24 May 2003

Bridge Renovation on Schedule
Keesler Bridge (picture, link)
The Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, Miss.)
23 May 2003

N.Y. Cabbie Arrested After Explosives Inquiry, Tour of Miami Port
Miami drawbridges
The Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
23 May 2003

Bridge Fix Bids Exceed Estimates
Coos Bay railroad bridge (photo)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
23 May 2003

Volunteers Build Trail Bridge in Saltsburg
Railroad bridges reused for trail
Blairsville Dispatch (Blairsville, Pa.)
23 May 2003

CMU Students Design Bridge for Trail
Proposed pedestrian bridge over Conemaugh River (pictures)
Blairsville Dispatch (Blairsville, Pa.)
23 May 2003

New Island Pond Footbridge Spans History
New covered pedestrian bridge crossing rail line)
The Calendonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
22 May 2003

Wilbur Road Bridge Still a Contentious Issue
Wilbur Road Bridge
The Manchester Enterprise (Manchester, Mich.)
22 May 2003

Bridge Talks Apparently Show Progress
Big Four Bridge (picture)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
21 May 2003

Commercial River Traffic Asked to Avoid Bridge
Government Bridge over the Mississippi (picture, excellent link)
The Associated Press (Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.)
20 May 2003

Covered Bridge to Move to Monroe County
Cedar Ford Bridge (link)
The Associated Press (Bloomington, Ind.)
20 May 2003

Arch Bridge Combines Art, Function
Virgin River bridge (picture)
The Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
20 May 2003

Wagon Wheel Bridge Preservation Sought
Wagon Wheel Bridge (picture)
Boone Today (Boone, Iowa)
19 May 2003

Downed Wires Shut North Jersey Coast Line Service
Swing bridge, Perth Amboy, N.J. (picture)
WNBC-TV (New York)
19 May 2003

Walk This Way
Pedestrian Bridge: Duisberg, Germany, 1999 (picture)
The New York Times (New York)
18 May 2003

Potential Builders of New Bay Bridge Still Waiting to Commit
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (link)
San Mateo County Times (Oakland, Calif.)
17 May 2003

Historic Bridge Closed for Repairs
Swing bridge, Georgia (picture)
The Courier Herald (Dublin, Ga.)
17 May 2003

Downtown Rail Bridges Need New Path
Rail bridges in Davenport, Iowa
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
16 May 2003

State of Emergency Declared in Marquette
Bridges along the Dead River, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The Associated Press (Marquette, Mich.)
16 May 2003

Mayor: Rock Road Bridge to Stay Open (second story on page)
Rock Road Bridge, Ontario, Ohio
News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio)
16 May 2003

Greenway Trail Section in Farmington to Open This Month
Trail includes two former railroad bridges
The Farmington Valley Post (Bristol, Conn.)
15 May 2003

Community Divided Over Bottleneck Bridge
Kopu Swing Bridge (link)
The New Zealand Herald (Aukland)
15 May 2003

Boone Supervisors Try to Preserve Bridge
Wagon Wheel Bridge (picture)
The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
14 May 2003

Back Road Bridge Closed for Repairs
Back Road Bridge
Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.)
14 May 2003

Committee Vote Advances Newfield Bridge Project
Newfield Bowstring Bridge (picture)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
14 May 2003

Caltrans Eases New Bay Bridge Schedule
New east span for San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (link)
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, Calif.)
14 May 2003

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Four Bears Bridge
Four Bears Bridge (picture, excellent link)
The Minot Daily News (Minot, N.D.)
13 May 2003

New Hope for Old Bridge
Wabash River Bridge, New Harmony, Ind.
The Carmi Times (Carmi, Ill.)
13 May 2003

Elizabethton Event to Have Something Old, Something New
Elizabethton Covered Bridge (picture)
Johnson City Press (Johnson City, Tenn.)
13 May 2002

Rising River Docks Delta Queen
Wheeling Suspension Bridge (link)
The Times Leader (Martins Ferry, Ohio
12 May 2003

Neighbors Battle Covered-Bridge Fire
Ramp's Bridge (pictures)
The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
12 May 2003

Harmar Span Gets 'Bridge of Flowers'
Harmar Train Bridge (link to picture)
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W. Va.)
12 May 2003

Sunset Beach Anticipates Bridge
High bridge to replace 50-year-old pontoon swing bridge (picture, link)
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
12 May 2003

Bridge Project Brings Lessons to Life
Bridge models by sixth-graders (picture)
The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
12 May 2003

De Pere Spirit: Group Pushes for 'Living Bridge'
Claude Allouez Bridge (link)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
10 May 2003

120th B'Day Bash for B'klyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge (link)
New York Post (New York)
10 May 2003

Kinzua Viaduct Project Remains on Track
Kinzua Viaduct (picture, link)
The Times Herald (Olean, N.Y.)
9 May 2003

Bridging a Community's Past, Future
Dix Bridge (picture)
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
9 May 2003

Bridge Deal 'Major Breakthrough,' But More Issues Loom
Meridian Bridge (link)
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (Yankton, S.D.)
9 May 2003

River Rescue Bid for Roman Bridge
Roman bridge over the Tyne River
The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
9 May 2003

Bridge Issue Tops Meeting
Bell's Ford Covered Bridge (link, picture)
The Tribune (Seymour, Ind.)
7 May 2003

Bid to Raise Bridge Tolls May Boost Dumbarton Rail
Dumbarton Cutoff rail bridge (link)
The Almanac (Menlo Park, Calif.)
7 May 2003

Professor Lauded for Artful Engineering
Swiss bridge engineers (picture)
The Princeton Packet (Princeton, N.J.)
6 May 2003

Shortway Bridge Soon to Go Away
Shortway Bridge
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
6 May 2003

Erie Canal Crossings Get Scarce in Ogden
Erie Canal bridges
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
6 May 2003

Local Park Gets National Honor
Historic Bridge Park, Emmett Township, Mich. (picture, link)
Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, Mich.)
6 May 2003

Placing Church Street Extension Bridge Truss a High Drama
New truss span in New Haven (picture)
New Haven Register (New Haven, Conn.)
5 May 2003

Bridge Owners Seek to Resolve Dispute
Big Four Bridge (link)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
5 May 2003

Work at Shoal Creek Bridge Moving Ahead
Shoal Creek Bridge (picture)
The Times Daily (Florence, Ala.)
5 May 2003

Trolley Contractors Complete Concrete Shell of Station and Begin Work on New Pedestrian Bridge
New arch bridge at San Diego State U. (picture)
SDSUniverse (San Diego)
5 May 2003

Half of Allegheny Bridges in Bad Shape
Bridges of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
4 May 2003

Historical Marker to Be Dedicated at Northport Riverbank
Former bridges over the Warrior River between Northpoint and Tuscaloosa
The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
4 May 2003

Officials Say Deal Near on Meridian Bridge Preservation
Meridian Bridge (link)
The Associated Press (Yankton, S.D.)
3 May 2003

County to Seek Federal Funds to Replace Bridge
Blake Road concrete truss
The Madison Courier (Madison, Ind.)
3 May 2003

Highlights in U.S.-French History
Suspension-bridge technique introduced in U.S.
The Associated Press
3 May 2003

Over the Top
Fixed bridge replaces drawbridge on U.S. 90, Pascagoula, Miss.
The Mississippi Press (Pascagoula, Miss.)
3 May 2003

Bridgetenders Ready To Open Pascagoula Bridge For Last Time
Old drawbridge on U.S. 90, Pascagoula, Miss.
WLOX-TV (Biloxi, Miss.)
2 May 2003

Officials: Bridge Work Would Interfere With Festival
Covered bridge celebration (link)
Johnson City Press (Johnson City, Tenn)
2 May 2003

Historic Village Stymied on Span
Claycomb Covered Bridge (link)
The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
1 May 2003

Covered Bridge Trashed by Vandals
New covered bridge on Calumet Bike Trail (picture)
The Times (Munster, Ind.)
1 May 2003

County Seeks to Preserve Rare Bridge
1875 Massillon Bridge Co. bowstring truss
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
30 April 2003

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