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Preserved 1933 Rio Puerco Bridge, Old U.S. Route 66 west of Albuquerque, N.M. (June, 2005)

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May 2005 archive

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Building the bridge of the future
New Woodrow Wilson Bridge, between Virginia and Maryland just south of Washington (pictures)
The Examiner (Washington)
31 May 2005

Aging bridges get face-lifts, retirement inside historic park
Historic Bridge Park, Calhoun County, Mich.
Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Mich.)
31 May 2005

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

Nothing Wimpy About the Double Whipple
1887 Double-intersection Pratt-Whipple truss, Wabash River, Wells County, Ind. (HAER report, earlier article)
The News-Banner (Bluffton, Ind.)
31 May 2005

Landmark bridges townships
1891 Indian Lake stone-arch bridge, near Lake Orion, Mich. (picture)
The Detroit News (Detroit)
31 May 2005

New bridge over the Salinas
1916 one-lane "Green Bridge" over Salinas River, California
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
31 May 2005

Roebling Suspension Bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge, 1987 (William Gun Johnson, HAER)

Festival celebrates Roebling bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio (HAER report)
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
31 May 2005

Bridge demolition questioned
1926 Bellaire Toll Bridge, Bellaire, Ohio (link)
The Associated Press (Cleveland)
30 May 2005

Gears turning to trail opening
Former railroad trestle, Little Lake Butte des Morts, Menasha, Wisc.
The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wisc.)
29 May 2005

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

Bridging the Century
History of 1905 Aerial Ferry Bridge, converted in 1930 to Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minn. (link, HAER report)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
28 May 2005

Rating for Hunter Road bridge lowered
Hunter Road truss bridge, Mount Vernon, Ohio (picture)
Mount Vernon News (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
27 May 2005

Old Steel Bridge
Old Steel Bridge in 1980 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

State says Old Steel Bridge a safety hazard
Old Steel Bridge, Kalispell, Mont. (picture, HAER report)
Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.)
27 May 2005

County plans June 4 rededication ceremony for restored Fisher (School) Covered Bridge
Fisher Covered Bridge, near Tidewater, Ore. (link)
News Times (Newport, Ore.)
27 May 2005

Group continues efforts to save Jackson Bridge
1950 wood bridge, Rupert, Idaho
The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho)
26 May 2005

Sacyr, Ferrovial bid to build world's largest bridge
Proposed bridge linking Sicily and Italy
El Pais (Madrid)
26 May 2005

Attorney general sues DNR over bridge
73-year-old railroad bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture in earlier article)
Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
26 May 2005

Main Street Bridge reopens
Main Street bascule bridge, Daytona Beach, Fla. (picture with earlier story)
Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
26 May 2005

Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge (HABS/HAER)

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Rehab
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, New York (link, HAER report))
Western Queens Gazette (New York)
25 May 2005

Crime, punishment and healing in the Mood's Bridge case
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (link)
News-Herald (Fort Washington, Pa.)
25 May 2005

Landmark's debris being removed
Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Ind. (link)
Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.)
25 May 2005

Bridges may earn park designation
Proposal for covered-bridge-themed park, Bennington, Vt. (picture)
Bennington Banner (Bennington, Vt.)
25 May 2005

Swing bridge awaits repair, to stay closed
Little River Swing Bridge damaged by truck, Little River, S.C.
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
25 May 2005

Jupiter Island bridge to close for 55 days
Drawbridge to Jupiter Island, Fla. (picture)
The Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, Fla.)
25 May 2005

Eighth Street bridges to be topic of open house today at City Hall
Two 70-year-old bridges, Port Angeles, Wash.
Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Wash.)
25 May 2005

Allentown's Linden Street Bridge future is uncertain
1884 stone-arch bridge, Allentown, Pa.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
24 May 2005

Webster Street bridge
Postcard view of Webster Street Bridge circa 1908 (

Webster St. Bridge got tangled with a steamer
1926 collision of ship with swing bridge, Oakland, Calif.
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
24 May 2005

Design work starts on torched bridge
Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Ind. (link)
The Associated Press (Bridgeton, Ind.)
24 May 2005

Arson suspected in covered bridge fire
Harshaville Covered Bridge, Peebles, Ohio (link)
The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ohio)
23 May 2005

Historical society deeds county's last covered bridge to Chatham
Sugar Creek, or Glenarm, Covered Bridge, Chatham, Ill. (link)
The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
23 May 2005

Chamber seeks solution
1938 Arrigoni Bridge, Middletown, Conn. (link)
The Middletown Press (Middletown, Conn.)
22 May 2005

Bridge tenders say times have changed
Prescott Lift Bridge, Prescott, Minn.
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
22 May 2005

Bellefonte sets sights on bridge
1886 Penns Creek Bridge, Centre County, Pennsylvania (link -- scroll down)
Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)
20 May 2005

Group works to save landmark
10th Street Bridge, Great Falls, Mont. (picture)
Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Mont.)
20 May 2005

Bridge plans worry preservationists
Stone-arch bridge, Princeton Township, N.J.
The Times (Trenton, N.J.)
20 May 2005

U.S. loan funds La. 1 project
Lift bridge, Leeville, La. (picture)
Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
19 May 2005

Historic Baldwin bridge getting a makeover
Women's Bridge, Baldwin, Kan. (picture)
Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kan.)
19 May 2005

Warner's Bridge
Warner's Bridge in an undated photo, probably from the 1930's
(Arthur C. Haskell, HAER)

Bridge fix in question
1856 Warner's Bridge, Ipswich, Mass. (HAER report)
Ipswich Chronicle (Ipswich, Mass.)
19 May 2005

Repairing New Jersey Bridge May Take a Year, Amtrak Says
95-year-old Portal Bridge, the Meadowlands, New Jersey
The New York Times (New York)
19 May 2005

Bridges to the Past
Two iron bridges, Collin County, Texas
The Dallas Morning News (Dallas)
18 May 2005

Editorial: State owes the city answers on bridge tender automation
Canadian National swing bridge over the Fox River, Oshkosh, Wisc.
Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisc.)
18 May 2005

Bridge may go on historic register
Willamette River Railroad Bridge
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
17 May 2005

Students Learn History By Building Brooklyn Bridge
27-foot-long model of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Associated Press (Essex, Vt.)
17 May 2005

Overweight Tractor-Trailer Damages Covered Bridge
Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge (?) Lancaster County, Pa. (?link)
WGAL-TV (Lancaster, Pa.)
16 May 2005

Nebraska Archway Monument touts new maze, bridge
1883 Elkhorn River Bridge, Kearney, Neb. (link -- scroll down)
The Associated Press (Kearney, Neb.)
16 May 2005

Suspect charged in arson of bridge
Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Ind. (link)
Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.)
14 May 2005

Federal help needed to repair 1894 bridge
1894 truss bridge, St. Mary's River, Indiana
The Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
12 May 2005

PennDOT to close Hares Hill Road next week
Iron bridge, East Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
12 May 2005

Drift Creek has one cool bridge
Pedestrian suspension bridge, near Lincoln CIty, Ore. (picture)
The Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
12 May 2005

Is the Skyway really safe?
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, manateee, Fla. (picture)
The Herald (Manatee, Fla.)
10 May 2005

Bridge goes up over pristine waters
New cable-stayed suspension bridge, Big Rock Forest Preserve, Kane County, Ill.
The Chicago Tribune (Chicago)
10 May 2005

Raising of Chicago's drawbridges a rite of spring
Chicago River drawbridges (picture)
The Associated Press (Chicago)
9 May 2005


Bridge takes shape for the third time
Mantoloking Bridge, Brick, N.J. (picture)
Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, N.J.)
9 May 2005

Mayday, mayday: The Skyway Bridge collapse remembered
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida
The Herald (Bradenton, Fla.)
8 May 2005

Old Steel Bridge
Old Steel Bridge in 1980 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

State offers bridge for adoption
Old Steel Bridge, Kalispell, Mont. (HAER report)
Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.)
6 May 2005

A Real Swinger
1896 Emergency Swing Bridge Dam, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (picture, video clip)
LTV News (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.)
5 May 2005

Bridge inspector has eye for detail
Montana bridge inspector
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Bozeman, Mont.)
2 May 2005

April 2005 archive

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