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May 2004 archive

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New park is right on track
The High Line, Manhattan (link)
New York Post (New York)
31 May 2004

A bridge too far? Not during this steely student competition
Bridge-building competition for engineering students (picture)
The Denver Post (Denver)
30 May 2004

Park Service: Lincoln Highway should be protected
Lincoln Highway between New York and San Francisco (link)
The Ames Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
29 May 2004

Bridge operator killed
Hampton River Bridge, Hampton, N.H.
Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, N.H.)
29 May 2004

Span of French Millau bridge, world highest, is completed
New viaduct, Millau, France (picture)
Agence France Presse (Millau, France)
29 May 2004

Wooden bridges will span Lolo, Rattlesnake creeks
New wooden bridges in Montana
Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.)
29 May 2004

Come visit, I live under the bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Herald (Auckland, New Zealand)
29 May 2004

The Bridges of Kittitas County: Bridge EE 386B
Former railroad bridge near Thorp, Wash.
Daily Record (Ellensburg, Wash.)
28 May 2004

Bridges collapse -- when engineers forget their history
Henry Petroski on bridge failures
The Straits Times (Singapore)
28 May 2004

$3.8-million restoration starts on Spanish Town iron bridge this week
1801 iron-pipe bridge, St. Catherine, Jamaica (picture)
The Jamaica Observer (Kingston, Jamaica)
26 May 2004

120-year-old Sevierville bridge gets makeover
Harrisburg Covered Bridge, Sevierville, Tenn. (link)
The Associated Press (Sevierville, Tenn.)
26 May 2004

Lone bid for Bay Bridge way over estimate
New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (link)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
26 May 2004

City hopes to shed light on historic bridge
1896 railroad bridge, Norwalk, Conn. (link)
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
26 May 2004

Coast Guard: Time's Up For Hojack Swing Bridge
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
WOKR-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
25 May 2004

The last hurrah for Judd Bridge?
Wooden bridge, York Township, Michigan (link)
The Ann Arbor News (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
25 May 2004

Tourist train expands its travels over canal
Vertical-lift bridge over Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts (picture)
Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.)
23 May 2004

Bids on Bay Bridge to start this week
Replacement for San Francisco Bay Bridge (link)
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
23 May 2004

Alameda bridges have personalities all their own
Bridges to island of Alameda, California
The Argus (Fremont, Calif.)
22 May 2004

After 30 years of planning, Sicilian bridge remains up in the air
Proposed bridge between Silicy and Italian mainland
The New York Times (New York)
20 May 2004

Truckers taking toll on bridge
Kings Highway Bridge, Virginia
Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.)
20 May 2004

Engineering students win first prize in online bridge-design competition
13-foot-long timber bridge built by students (picture)
UTSA Today (San Antonio, Tex.)
20 May 2004

Investigators Back Off Colo. Bridge Theory
Highway-bridge collapse, Golden, Colo.
The Associated Press (Golden, Colo.)
20 May 2004

Behind the scenes of city's bridges
Bridges of Portland, Ore.
The Oregonian (Portland)
20 May 2004

Recycled Materials Make 100-year 'Long Life' Bridges Possible
New formula for concrete used in bridges
Science Daily (Washington)
20 May 2004

Residents mark span's passing with party
1904 Craig Bridge over the Missouri River, Helena, Mont. (picture)
The Independent Record (Helena, Mont.)
19 May 2004

Carlton Street Footbridge on track
Historic footbridge, Brookline, Mass.
Brookline TAB (Needham, Mass.)
19 May 2004

Washed-out bridge rises anew
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (picture, link)
News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)
19 May 2004

Riegelsville bridge (HABS/HAER)

Roebling descendant joins centennial celebration
1926 Roebling Bridge, Riegelsville, Pa. (link)
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
19 May 2004

Wrecking ball bridge
1936 Fore River drawbridge, Weymouth, Mass. (picture, link)
Weymouth News (Weymouth, Mass.)
19 May 2004

Suspension Bridge needs paint
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio (link)
The Kentucky Post (Covington, Ky.)
18 May 2004

Gay Street Bridge
Gay Street Bridge, 1999 (Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

New bridge to cost $2.7-million
1924 Gay Street concrete-arch bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. (link)
The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
18 May 2004

Wanna buy a bridge? Nelson man has 43-footer good to go
Truss bridge, originally located in Roxbury, N.H. (picture)
The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.)
18 May 2004

Bimodal Bridge State to Study Feasibility of Bridge for Trains, Cars
Proposed highway and railroad bridge over the Mississippi at Memphis (picture)
The Associated Press (Memphis)
17 May 2004

Carquinez bridge lane opens for walkers, cyclists
Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge, Carquinez Strait, California (link)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, Calif.)
17 May 2004

Group hails centenary of Hojack span
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
17 May 2004

Restored bridge celebrated Tuesday
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (picture, link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheville, N.C.)
15 May 2004

An Eden Above the City
The High Line, New York (picture)
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
15 May 2004

After 31 years, Nesquehoning trestle opens to trains
Nesquehoning trestle over the Lehigh River, Jim Thorpe, Pa. (gallery)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
14 May 2004

City to replace Langdon Street bridge in 2006
1927 truss bridge, Montpelier, Vt.
The Times Argus (Barre, Vt.)
14 May 2004

Two more bridges to close for repairs
Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, Minn. (link)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
14 May 2004

CN Rail charged over deadly train accident
2003 bridge collapse in British Columbia
Reuters (Vancouver)
13 May 2004

Shipbuilder has concerns about second Sturgeon Bay bridge
Bridge, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisc.)
13 May 2004

Bridge over Dearborn River one of a kind
1897 High Bridge over the Dearborn River, Montana (picture, HAER record)
Independent Record (Helena, Mont.)
11 May 2004

State updating analysis of Berkley-Dighton Bridge
Berkley-Dighton swing bridge, Berkley, Mass. (picture)
The Enterprise ( Brockton, Mass.)
11 May 2004

Railroad bridge under construction
Union Pacific railroad bridge over the Des Moines River being dismantled (picture)
The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
10 May 2004

Expert: Bridge could handle light-rail line
Purple People Bridge (former railroad bridge), Cincinnati (pictures)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, Ohio)
10 May 2004

Estuary bridges crucial but invisible
East Bay drawbridges, California
Tri-Valley Herald (Pleasanton, Ca.)
10 May 2004

Talk turns to saving bay's oldest bridge
1927 Carquinez Strait Bridge (link)
The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
10 May 2004

Cadillac with big fins
Boca Grande Swing Bridge, Englewood, Fla.
Venice Gondolier Sun (Venice, Fla.)
10 May 2004

Turkey to build Bosporus tunnel
Supplement to Bosporus Strait suspension bridges
The Associated Press (Istanbul)
9 May 2004

A night on the bridge: Work crews quietly replace chunk of span
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, San Francisco Bay (picture)
Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.)
9 May 2004

Barge Hits Bridge
Wheeling Suspension Bridge (link)
Wheeling News Register (Wheeling, W.Va.)
8 May 2004

Broken brake shoe blamed for Berkeley Bridge malfunction
Berkeley Bridge, Norfolk, Va. (picture, more pictures)
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
7 May 2004

Ironworkers reunite for golden anniversary of bridge groundbreaking
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (link)
The Associated Press (St. Ignace, Mich.)
7 May 2004

It's actually lavender, and it's a hit
Purple People Bridge (former railroad bridge), Cincinnati (pictures)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, Ohio)
7 May 2004

Bids to fix historic bridge much higher than anticipated
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (link)
The Associated Press (St. Augustine, Fla.)
7 May 2004

Preservation-advocacy group names threatened historic sites
Bridges of downtown Knoxville, Tenn.
WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)
6 May 2004

Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge (HABS/HAER)

Whitestone Bridge Turns 65 As Repairs And Upgrades Continue
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, New York (picture, link)
Queens Chronicle (New York)
6 May 2004

Bridge repairs send budget into the red
Long Grove Covered Bridge, Long Grove, Ill. (link)
Buffalo Grove Countryside (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
6 May 2004

Ashtabula hopes bridge lights lift its fortunes
Ashtabula Harbor bascule lift bridge
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
6 May 2004

Waterfront Park work will be dedicated next month
Big Four railroad bridge, Louisville, Ky. (picture)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
6 May 2004

Cement problems stall Hix Bridge work
Hix Bridge, Westport, R.I. (picture)
Barrington Times (Warren, R.I.)
6 May 2004

Memorial Bridge reopens after impact
Vertical-lift bridge, Portsmouth, N.H. (picture)
Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, N.H.)
5 May 2004

Students build bridge to education
Fourth-grade class builds playground covered bridge, Marlboro, Vt. (picture, link to Silk Road Covered Bridge)
Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.)
5 May 2004

Tide turns: Old span soon to be razed
Fore River bascule bridge replaced by vertical-lift bridge (picture)
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)
4 May 2004

La Verkin Bridge Opening Ahead of Schedule
La Verkin arch bridge, La Verkin, Utah (picture)
Hurricane Valley Journal (Hurricane, Utah)
4 May 2004

Big vehicles cause bridge worry
Washington Crossing Bridge over the Delaware River, between New Jersey and Pennsylvania (link)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
3 May 2004

Drawbridge era coming to close
Florida drawbridges (picture)
The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
3 May 2004

Thousands Participate in Bay Bridge Walk
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
The Associated Press (Sandy Point, Md.)
2 May 2004

Mighty Mac's mighty men
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (link)
The Flint Journal (Flint, Mich.)
2 May 2004

Bridge builder dared to span the impossible
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (link)
The Gazette (Montreal)
1 May 2004

World's largest wooden trestle in nearby state park
Goat Canyon Trestle, Carrizo Gorge, California (picture, more pictures)
North County Times (Escondido, Calif.)
1 May 2004

Secondary bridge was built quickly
Bridge made of railroad flatcars, Shannon Hills, Ark. (picture)
Benton Courier (Benton, Ark.)
1 May 2004

Rome wasn't rebuilt in a day
Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River (link)
The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
1 May 2004

April 2004 archive

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