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November 2003 archive

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Drawing the Bridge
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (link)
News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)
30 November 2003

Sauvie Island bridge
Sauvie Island Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)

Sauvie Island Bridge needs image spanning its city and rural roots
Sauvie Island Bridge, Oregon (Web site)
The Oregonian (Portland)
30 November 2003

Men hope to develop 700-mile trail
Lied Platte River bridge (picture)
The Associated Press (Lincoln, Neb.)
29 November 2003

I-490 bridge will be unique
New arch bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (Web site for new bridge, photos of existing span)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
28 November 2003

Riegelsville bridge (HABS/HAER)

Riegelsville bridge to get party, repairs as centennial presents
Riegelsville free bridge, Bucks County, Pa. (Web site)
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
28 November 2003

Boats blocked as rail firm welds bridge
Swing bridge, Norfolk, England
Eastern Daily Press (Norwich, England)
27 November 2003

County offers Tewksbury compromise on bridge paving
Two one-lane bridges, Tewksbury township, New Jersey
Hunterdon Review (Lebanon, N.J.)
26 November 2003

Closure will be 'bridge too far'
Hayhurst Swing Bridge, Northwich, England (picture)
The Chronicle (Northwich, England)
26 November 2003

Funding earmarked for Blackford bridge
Blackford bridge, Kentucky (Web site, earlier article with picture)
The Journal Enterprise (Providence, Ky.)
26 November 2003

Designs for a new concrete bridge backed
Bridge over Severn River, England
Shropshire Star (Telford, England)
26 November 2003

Tobacco companies help rebuild burned trestles
Kettle Valley Railway trestles (Web site)
Canadian Press (Kelowna, British Columbia)
25 November 2003

Lucin Cutoff shaves hours from Promontory rail route
Trestle-causeway across the Great Salt Lake (Web site)
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City)
25 November 2003

Preservation work honored
Former L&N Railroad bridge (good pictures)
The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, Ohio)
25 November 2003

Marker dedicated to college's historic bridge
Henszey's wrought-iron truss bridge, Summerdale, Pa. (Web site)
The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
24 November 2003

Bridge to be closed for replacement project
19th-century stone-arch bridge, Pleasant Mount, Pa. (picture)
The Wayne Independent (Honesdale, Pa.)
24 November 2003

Corridor D bridge's design selected
New bridge, Parkersburg, W. Va.
The Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio)
24 November 2003

Vesey Street Bridge Opens to Quiet, but Grateful, Crowd
Pedestrian bridge, World Trade Center site
The New York Times (New York)
24 November 2003

Railway engineers a solution
Railroad trestle, Chowchilla, Calif.
The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)
24 November 2003

Strong and surprisingly nimble, daredevil workers rebuild Ford Bridge
Ford Bridge, Minneapolis (pictures, more pictures)
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
23 November 2003

NWA still without design plan, funds to widen Flat Bridge
Flat Bridge, Jamaica (pictures)
The Jamaica Observer (Kingston, Jamaica)
23 November 2003

Rural and picturesque reminders of years past
Bridges of Humboldt County, Calif. (Berta's Ranch Road bridge, Zane's Road bridge)
The Times-Standard (Eureka, Calif.)
23 November 2003

Rogue River Bridge -- Two More Years to Go
New Depot Street bridge, Rogue River, Ore. (picture)
Grants Pass News (Grants Pass, Ore.)
21 November 2003

New span to be uncovered in time for September fair
New covered bridge, St. Joseph County fairgrounds, Ohio (picture)
The Toledo Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
21 November 2003

Trestle fire derails Amtrak, freight runs
Railroad trestle, Chowchilla, Calif. (picture)
The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)
21 November 2003

Wreck destroys bridge
1930s pony-truss bridge over the Milk River, Montana (picture)
Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Mont.)
19 November 2003

Historic bridge finds new home along Day Pike
Shannon Creek bridge, Plumville, Ky.
The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
19 November 2003

Contractors arrive at viaduct to dismantle faulty structure
Oakland Avenue viaduct, Sharon, Ohio (picture)
The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
19 November 2003

Tung-Yen Lin, 1912-2003
Noted structural engineer dies (pictures)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
18 November 2003

Plug pulled on aqueduct to start work
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen, Wales (picture, Web site)
The Shropshire Star (Telford, England)
18 November 2003

New Great Bridge bridge
New Great Bridge bridge (Army Corps of Engineers)

Great Bridge Bridge could be delayed
New drawbridge over Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake, Va. (link)
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
18 November 2003

Wind-toppled tree smashes roof of rare Forks span
Twin covered bridges, Forks, Pa. (link, another link)
Press Enterprise (Bloomsburg, Pa.)
18 November 2003

Last N.C. Covered Bridge Gains Notice
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, Claremont, N.C. (link)
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, N.C.)
18 November 2003

County gets federal money for railroad bridge security
Swing bridge over the Mississippi, Clinton, Iowa (picture)
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
18 November 2003

Berkhimer Bridge among the last of its kind
Truss bridge, Humboldt, Iowa (picture on front page)
The Messenger (Fort Dodge, Iowa)
17 November 2003

Hendrix professor finishes bridge odyssey
Historic bridges of Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.)
17 November 2003

Birthday clean for aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen, Wales (picture, Web site)
BBC News (London)
16 November 2003

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

Bridge may get great view
Replacement for Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine (picture)
The Associated Press (Augusta, Me.)
16 November 2003

Preserving bridge a community affair
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.)
16 November 2003

Bye-bye, Bybee
Bybee Bridge, Portland, Ore. (picture)
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
14 November 2003

County's last covered bridge receives makeover
Henninger Farm covered bridge (pictures)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
14 November 2003

Historic bridge's future in jeopardy
Two bridges in Perry, Iowa
The Perry Chief (Perry, Iowa)
14 November 2003

O'Rorke bridge intrigues 17 Irondequoit students
New rolling lift bridge, Irondequoit, N.Y. (picture)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
13 November 2003

Boston bridge demolition sets record
Ohio Turnpike bridge, Boston, Ohio (picture)
The Leader (Akron, Ohio)
13 November 2003

Special Report: Bad Bridges
Texas bridges (picture)
KXAS-TV (Fort Worth)
13 November 2003

Some seek to preserve stone-arch bridge
Stone-arch bridge, Spirit, Wisc.
The Bee (Phillips, Wisc.)
13 November 2003

New Lane Avenue Bridge
New cable-stayed bridge, Columbus, Ohio (pictures)
This Week (Worthington, Ohio)
13 November 2003

Placing the final piece
New footbridge, Redding, Calif. (picture)
The Record Searchlight (Redding, Calif.)
13 November 2003

Waynesboro bridge opens
Bridge replaces 100-year-old span that collapsed last year in Waynesboro, Miss.
The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
13 November 2003

Salford residents lobby for restoring historic bridge
1858 stone-arch bridge, Salford, Pa.
Souderton Independent (Fort Washington, Pa.)
13 November 2003

New Carquinez Strait bridge
New Carquinez Strait bridge (Caltrans photo)

Chaos at the Zampa
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif. (pictures, Web site, another Web site)
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
12 November 2003

Repairs to span into 2006
Stone-arch bridges, Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, Minn. (Web site)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)
12 November 2003

Designers illustrate visions for a viaduct-free waterfront
Alaskan Way viaduct, Seattle (picture)
The Seattle Times (Seattle)
12 November 2003

State panel eyes landmarks for national honor
Two bridges in Napa, Calif.
The Associated Press (Sacramento, Calif.)
12 November 2003

Workers set to tear down Barrington River Bridge
Concrete-arch bridge, Barrington, R.I. (picture)
Barrington Times (Warren, R.I.)
11 November 2003

A bridge built to the future
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif. (pictures, Web site, another Web site)
The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
11 November 2003

Rare design wins a new life for old Howard County bridge
Aluminum-girder bridge, Sykesville, Md. (picture)
The Sun (Baltimore)
11 November 2003

State of emergency urged for drawbridge
Draawbridge, Sanibel Island, Florida (picture)
WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)
10 November 2003

Hanalei Bridge
Hanalei Bridge (structurae/pre-renovation photo by Dr.-Ing. Malsbender)

Renovated Hanalei Bridge officially blessed
Steel replica of 1912 truss bridge, Kauai, Hawaii (picture, more pictures)
The Garden Island (Lihu'e, Hawaii)
10 November 2003

Historic bridge again open to traffic
Rice's covered bridge, Landisburg, Pa. (picture, another picture)
The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
9 November 2003

Largest suspension bridge in 30 years opens
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif. (pictures)
The Associated Press (Vallejo, Calif.)
9 November 2003

Transit district takes closer look at Carlsbad train bridge
Agua Hedionda Lagoon trestle, Calsbad, Calif. (picture)
North County Times (Oceanside, Calif.)
9 November 2003

All-day festival will raise funds for Pisgah bridge
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.)
8 November 2003

Clambering to success on Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Syndey, Australia (link company Web site)
The New Zealand Herald (Auckland, New Zealand)
8 November 2003

Replacing Lovette Bridge Postponed Again
1937 Oscar B. Lovette steel-truss bridge, Greeneville, Tenn. (picture)
The Greeneville Sun (Greeneville, Tenn.)
8 November 2003

Lagoon Drawbridge Gets Patches for Its Final Chapter of Service
Lagoon Pond drawbridge, Martha's Vineyard (pictures)
Vineyard Gazette (Edgartown, Mass.)
7 November 2003

Overweight vehicles blamed for bridge collapse
Wimer Covered Bridge, Wimer, Ore. (picture,Web site)
KATU-TV (Portland, Ore.)
7 November 2003

Sharon Viaduct
Oakland Avenue viaduct, Sharon, Ohio (picture)
WKBN-TV (Youngtown, Ohio.)
7 November 2003

Historic span may open this month
Bowstring bridge, Newfield, N.Y. (picture, Web site)
The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.)
6 November 2003

Calif.'s Zampa bridge honors ironworker who broke its ground
New Carquinez Strait bridge (Web site)
USA Today (Arlington, Va.)
5 November 2003

Ambassador Bridge bottlenecks worsen
Ambassador Bridge, Detroit (Web site)
Detroit Free Press (Detroit)
5 November 2003

Carriage to be first to cross restored bridge
Third Street Bridge, Delavan, Ill.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)
5 November 2003

Transportation project nears completion
Replacement of Wyalusing Creek bridge, Camptown, Pa. (old bridge available for removal)
The Daily Review (Towanda, Pa.)
4 November 2003

Trucks-only bridge planned for Buffalo, Fort Erie
New bridge planned between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario
Today's Trucking (Etobicoke, Ontario)
4 November 2003

Carquinez span ready for traffic
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif.
The Davis Enterprise (Davis, Calif.)
4 November 2003

Groups want railroad bridge for park
CSX trestle and bridge, Charleston, W.Va. (picture)
The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
3 November 2003

From Rail to Ruin
The High Line, Manhattan (picture, more pictures)
The New York Times (New York)
2 November 2003

Celebration to mark opening of new Carquinez Bridge
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif.
Daily Republic (Fairfield, Calif.)
2 November 2003

New span allows barges to run free without interrupting vehicular traffic
New Shippingsport Bridge, Lasalle, Ill. (photos of old lift bridge)
Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)
2 November 2003

Bells Mill Road Bridge closed due to cracks
Bells Mill Road stone-arch bridge, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia (excellent picture)
Daily News (Philadelphia)
1 November 2003

State puts up web exhibit on bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine (Web site)
WMTW-TV (Portland, Me.)
1 November 2003

Man gets jail time for risky prank
2002 burning of railroad trestle, Pittsfield, Mass.
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.)
1 November 2003

October 2003 archive

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