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October 2003 archive

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All lanes open on the I-74 bridge
Murray M. Baker bridge (pictures two-thirds of the way down this page)
Quad Cities Times (Davenport, Iowa)
31 October 2003

Waldo-Hancock Bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge (structurae/photo by Kevin L. Fields)

Heavy vehicles allowed again to cross Waldo-Hancock Bridge
Waldo-Hancock bridge, Maine
The Associated Press (Bangor, Me.)
31 October 2003

Lagoon Pond Bridge Will Close for Repairs
Lagoon Pond Bridge, Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette (Edgartown, Mass.)
31 October 2003

New restoration plan sought for covered bridge (third item)
Goddard White Bridge, New Flemington, Ky. (picture)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
31 October 2003

Marshfield maks a bridge deal
Martin Covered Bridge, Marshfield, N.H. (picture)
The Times Argus (Barre, Vt.)
30 October 2003

Juniata County getting bridge grant
Pomeroy-Academia Covered Bridge (picture)
The Sentinel (Lewistown, Pa.)
30 October 2003

Drawbridge unearthed at castle
Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthen, Wales (picture, link)
BBC News (London)
30 October 2003

Rainfall forced decision that led to washout
New Tacoma Narrows bridge
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
30 October 2003

From Rock Mill to park
Rock Mill Covered Bridge, Fairfield County, Ohio (picture)
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio)
29 October 2003

Rebirth for Germantown Avenue Bridge
Germantown Avenue bridge, Philadelphia
The Review (Philadelphia)
29 October 2003

Tay Bridge work wins again
Firth of Tay Bridge, Scotland (link)
Evening Telegraph and Post (Dundee, Scotland)
29 October 2003

Historic bridge may be renovated
Concrete-arch bridge, Solano County, California
The Daily Republic (Fairfield, Calif.)
29 October 2003

Fort Duquesne Bridge
Fort Duquesne Bridge (structurae/photo by Kevin L. Fields)

Fort Duquesne Bridge work to start in spring
Fort Duquesne Bridge, Pittsburgh (picture)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
29 October 2003

Groups push to save bridge, turn it into bike and walkway
Old Jamestown Bridge, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island (picture)
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
29 October 2003

Bridge expert will speak at JPG seminar
Stone-arch bridges, Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, Ind.
The Madison Courier (Madison, Ind.)
28 October 2003

Broad Street bridge shut down
Broad Street bridge, Hudson, Mass. (picture)
Metro West Daily News (Needham, Mass.)
28 October 2003

Romans Rise from the Waters
Ruins of the Trajan Bridge, Danube River, Serbia
Inter Press Service News Agency (Belgrade)
28 October 2003

Cow Bayou bridge closed on Tuesday
Cow Bayou swing bridge, Orange, Tex.
The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.)
28 October 2003

$340,000 grant to restore Polk County covered bridge
Ritner Creek Covered Bridge, Pedee, Ore. (picture)
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.
27 October 2003

B&B ARMR Achieves Strategic Milestone with the Shipment of Superior Warning Gates to the Macombs Dam Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Macombs Dam swing bridge, New York (Web site)
Press release (Irving, Tex.)
27 October 2003

Kodak moment at reopening of Baghdad bridge
14th of July Bridge, Baghdad (picture)
Stars and Stripes (Washington)
27 October 2003

Securing an Icon
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (link)
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
26 October 2003

Engineers devise plans to save historic bridge
Virginia Street bridge, Reno, Nev. (picture)
Reno Journal-Gazette ()
26 October 2003

Bridge to reopen as bureaucratic struggle ends
Presvationists lose battle for bridge, Medina Township, Michigan
The Daily Telegram (Adrian, Mich.)
25 October 2003

Plan for 'Murmur' trestle prompts loud debate
Trail Creek ailroad trestle, Athens, Ga. (picture)
Athens Banner-Herald (Athens, Ga.)
25 October 2003

Richmond-San Rafael trestle work is tight fit
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, California (picture)
Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.)
25 October 2003

Federal Highway Administration chooses rehab for Bridge of Lions
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Fla. (link)
The St. Augustine Record (St. Augustine, Fla.)
24 October 2003

Soon-to-open bridge will ease traffic woe
New fixed span, Raritan River, New Jersey (picture)
Suburban (Sayreville, N.J.)
23 October 2003

Bridge draws crowd, traffic
Meridian Swing Bridge, Meridian, Calif. (great pictures)
Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)
23 October 2003

State Parks plans to fix trestle
Pudding Creek Trestle, California (picture)
Fort Bragg Advocate-News (Fort Bragg, Calif.)
23 October 2003

The Emmental bridges tourism gap
Wooden bridges in Switzerland's Emmental region (picture)
Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (Bern, Switzerland)
23 October 2003

Jury wanted bridge warning lights
Rutherford Creek Bridge, Pemberton, British Columbia (picture)
The Province (Vancouver, Canada)
23 October 2003

Historic bridge flight modified
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
The Daily Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia)
23 October 2003

Like a bridge over troubled waters ...
Bridges of Portland, Ore. (pictures)
Daily Vanguard (Portland, Ore.)
22 October 2003

Repairs under way on historic bridge
New Richmond pony truss swing bridge, New Richmond, Mich. (picture, another picture)
The Holland Sentinel (Holland, Mich.)
20 October 2003

Two New Bridges?
Possible new bridges over the Mississippi near Memphis (pictures)
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
20 October 2003

Trestle rebuilding in hands of task force
Kettle Valley trestles
Vancouver Province (Vancouver, B.C.)
20 October 2003

Aqueduct before
Rochester aqueduct before ... (Rochester Public Library)

Aqudeuct after
... and after (Rochester Public Library)

Spectacular transformation envisioned for Rochester's aqueduct
Old Erie Canal aqueduct, Rochester, N.Y. (picture)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
19 October 2003

Hojack Swing Bridge
Hojack Swing Bridge (postcard, c. 1905-7)

Some Say It's A Landmark, Others Say It's An Eyesore
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (picture, more pictures, Web site, another Web site)
WROC-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
19 October 2003

Wind derails train near Glacier
Midvale Creek trestle, Montana
The Associated Press (East Glacier, Mont.)
18 October 2003

Wilmington & Western reopens
Trestles of Wilmington & Western Railroad, Delaware (picture)
The News Journal (Wilmington)
18 October 2003

Bridge to shut down for demolition
Broad Street bridge, Hudson, Mass (picture with earlier article)
Marlborough Enterprise (Marlborough, Mass.)
17 October 2003

Williams bridge work begins
Williams Street bridge, Mansfield,
Mansfield News (Milford, Mass.)
17 October 2003

Final touches on new bridge next week
1912 Shaffer Bridge, Winton, Calif.
Sun-Star (Merced, Calif.)
17 October 2003

Scores of earthquake sensors being built into new bridge set to open in November
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif. (picture)
The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
17 October 2003

Crews ready to shift load to strengthen E. Maine bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine
WMTW-TV (Portland, Me.)
16 October 2003

Bridges named national landmarks
Stone-arch bridges, Hillsboro, N.H. (picture)
Concord Monitor (Concord, N.H.)
16 October 2003

Kinzua Viaduct
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER)

Still no decision on whether to rebuild historic bridge
Kinzua Viaduct (HAER report, foundation site)
The Associated Press (Mount Jewett, Pa.)
13 October 2003

Historic covered bridges threatened by vandalism, neglect
Threats to covered bridges
Knight-Ridder Tribune news service (Chicago)
13 October 2003

To hold it all up, just share the load
New Tacoma Narrows Bridge (picture)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
12 October 2003

The Bridges of Lancaster County
Lancaster County covered bridges (picture)
The Sun (Baltimore)
12 October 2003

County shouldn't be so eager to burn its rural bridges
Bridges of Baltimore County, Maryland
The Sun (Baltimore)
10 October 2003

Riverside resident works to save structure
116-year-old bridge, English River, Kalona, Iowa (picture)
Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa City)
9 October 2003

Historic Riverdale Bridge Comes Down
Bridge over Finley River at Riverdale, Mo. (excellent link)
KOLR-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
7 October 2003

Bridge tender in Lauderdale fatality named
Sunrise Boulevard drawbridge, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
7 October 2003

Rain washes away plan
Orchard Street stone-arch bridge, Millis, Mass. (picture)
Milford Daily News (Milford, Mass.)
7 October 2003

Despite Arson, Weekend Bridge Festival Will Go On
Bridges of Madison County, Iowa (video clip)
KCCI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa)
7 October 2003

Tourist falls into water as bridge rises
John's Pass drawbridge, Madeira Beach, Fla. (picture)
St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
6 October 2003

Railroad bridge repair work right on track
Coos Bay swing railroad bridge (picture)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
6 October 2003

Beauty and the beast; Lack of money hurts bridge project
Bridges in Nashville, Tenn.
The City Paper (Nashville, Tenn.)
6 October 2003

Ironworker shaped Bay Area history
San Francisco Bay-area bridges
The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
6 October 2003

Bozeman church builds bridge to paradise
New suspension bridge, Gallatin River, Montana
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Bozeman, Mont.)
6 October 2003

Falcon Pair Stall Illumination Of Bridge
Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles (picture, Web site)
The Associated Press (Los Angeles)
6 October 2003

Hale Boggs Bridge remade St. Charles
Hale Boggs Bridge, New Orleans (picture)
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
6 October 2003

Merrimack's bridge to the past
Chamberlain Bridge, Merrimack, N.H. (picture)
The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.)
5 October 2003

Some See a Landmark; Others, a Bridge Too Rusty
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (Web site)
The New York Times (New York)
5 October 2003

Alaskan Way Viaduct Is Moving
Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle (picture)
KOMO-TV (Seattle)
4 October 2003

Verrazano Bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (HAER photo)

Mayor: Take a long walk on a long bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York (link)
Daily News (New York)
4 October 2003

Restoration of historic covered bridge begins
Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge, Lloyd, Ky. (picture, additional info)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
4 October 2003

Students draft bridge designs
Architecture students design bridges to span the Ohio (picture)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
4 October 2003

Bayonne Bridge
Bayonne Bridge (HAER photo)

Bayonne Bridge is wished a happy 75th anniversary
Bayonne Bridge (Web site)
The Jersey Journal (Jersey City, N.J.)
3 October 2003

Business district welcomes reopening of bridge
Germantown Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
3 October 2003

Old steel truss bridge will be demolished
Bridge over Finley River at Riverdale, Mo. (excellent link)
The Associated Press (Springfield, Mo.)
3 October 2003

Bridge open to jumpers
Royal Gorge Bridge (Web site)
Boulder Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)
3 October 2003

Carquinez Strait span is almost completed
New Carquinez Strait Bridge, Crockett, Calif.
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
2 October 2003

Many bridges to cross
"Singularly uninspiring" bridges of Norwalk, Conn.
The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
2 October 2003

Caltrans Bridge Walk Today To View New Carquinez Bridge
New Carquinez Strait Bridge, Crockett, Calif.
Bay City News Service (Vallejo, Calif.)
1 October 2003

Private bridge plan is likely by year's end
Plan for new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont.
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.)
1 October 2003

September 2003 archive

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