Casselman River Bridge Bridge
1900 Casselman River Bridge, Moser Road, south of Meyersdale, Pa., by "Walker Brothers Contractors, Charlestown, W.Va." (September, 2004)


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October 2004 archive


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State acts on missing bridge bolts
Temporary lift bridge, Fore River, Massachusetts
The Boston Globe (Boston)
31 October 2004

Wimer Covered Bridge Replica a Growing Reality
Wimer Covered Bridge, Wimer, Ore. (picture, link)
SouthernOregonNews.com
31 October 2004

Pigeon Creek Bridge turns 200 years old
Pigeon Creek stone-arch bridge, Chester County, Pennsylvania (picture)
Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
30 October 2004

Road Bridge cable alert
Forth Road Bridge, Scotland (picture)
Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland)
29 October 2004

Stillwater bridge a step closer
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (link, excellent pictures)
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
28 October 2004

Trusses carry a lot of weight in industry and architecture
Trusses for bridges and other uses
The Oregonian (Portland)
28 October 2004

At Protest, Residents Fault MTA For Noise
Subway trestle, upper Manhattan
Columbia Spectator (New York)
28 October 2004

Council considers swinging bridge restoration
Pedestrian bridge over Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold, Ga. (picture)
The Catoosa County News (Ringgold, Ga.)
27 October 2004

State might replace swing bridge
Matagorda swing bridge, Intracoastal Waterway, Texas (Matagorda picture, barge-type swing bridges link)
The Facts (Clute, Tex.)
26 October 2004

French Creek Bridge
French Creek Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa., in 1999 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Historic bridge getting a facelift
French Creek Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. (HAER record, Phoenixville Bridge Works album)
The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
25 October 2004

The mother of all bridges
New viaduct, Millau, France (link, in French)
The Independent (London)
25 October 2004

Humber Bridge to be lit in trial
Humber Bridge, Hull, England (link)
BBC (London)
24 October 2004

Flood-damaged UMBT bridge to be torn down
One-lane bridge, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Pa.
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
23 October 2004

Officials give nod to bridge design
New Maroon Creek bridge, Aspen, Colo.
The Aspen Times (Aspen, Colo.)
22 October 2004

Bridge
Riegelsville bridge (HABS/HAER)

Riegelsville's 'Little Brooklyn Bridge' hits 100
1926 Roebling Bridge, Riegelsville, Pa. (link)
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
22 October 2004

Occoquan hopes to exhibit pieces of its past
Relic of 1878 Pratt truss, Occoquan, Va.
Potomac News (Woodbridge, Va.)
October 2004

End in sight to Stillwater bridge fight
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (pictures)
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
21 October 2004

Lincoln bridge adds character, charm
New covered bridge, Lincoln, R.I. (picture)
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
21 October 2004

Drawbridge vote opens way for locks
Oneida Street and Lawe Street drawbridges, Appleton, Wisc.
The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wisc.)
21 October 2004

Manhattan bridge
Manhattan Bridge, 1978 (Jack Boucher, HABS/HAER)

Swedes Awarded Manhattan Bridge Project
Manhattan Bridge, New York (link, another link)
WINS radio (New York)
20 October 2004

Residents try to preserve historic bridge
Union Pacific Railroad bridge over the Missouri River, Boonville, Mo.
The Associated Press (Boonville, Mo.)
20 October 2004

First Street bridge to come falling down
1914 reinforced-concrete bridge over the Napa River, Napa, Calif.
The Napa Valley Register ()
20 October 2004

Cape Girardeau Bridge
Portal of the Cape Girardeau Bridge, 1994 (Stephen Bushko, HAER)

Cape council agrees to preserve part of old bridge
Old Mississippi River Bridge, Cape Girardeau, Miss. (pictures, HAER report)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
19 October 2004

Perry bridge opens after 12 years
Replacement covered bridge with steel beams, Blain, Pa. (link to image of original bridge)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
19 October 2004

'Historic' bridge? It's a stretch
1936 Blue Parkway Viaduct, Kansas City
The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
19 October 2004

Kinzua Viaduct
Kinzua Viaduct, 1971 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Documentary about Kinzua Viaduct opens
Kinzua Viaduct, near Mount Jewett, Pa. (link to release about the documentary, HAER report, foundation site)
WNEP-TV (Moosic, Pa.)
19 October 2004

Bayou Lacombe bridge to get grant
Replacement of 1908 swing bridge, Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
19 October 2004

Roebling Bridge festivities set
1926 Roebling Bridge, Riegelsville, Pa. (link)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
18 October 2004

Meeting for Goddard Renovations Tuesday
Goddard Covered Bridge, Flemingsburg, Ky. (link, another link)
Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ky.)
October 2004

S. Market St. bridge to close for 10 weeks
South Market Street bascule bridge, Wilmington, Del. (picture)
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
17 October 2004

Bureau County takes on bridge project
Covered bridge will replace one-lane Captain Swift truss bridge (picture with earlier story)
Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)
17 October 2004

Tourists cover historic Darlington bridge
Darlington Covered Bridge, Darlington, Ind. (picture)
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)
17 October 2004

Bridge unlikely to reopen soon
126-year-old bowstring-arch bridge, Framingham, Mass. (picture)
The Boston Globe (Boston)
14 October 2004

Poughkeepsie Bridge
Poughkeepsie Bridge, 1978 (Jack Boucher, HAER)

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge renovation gets key support
1889 Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (picture, HAER report)
MidHudsonNews.com (Middletown, N.Y.)
13 October 2004

New Bridge On the Rise
Replacement for Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River south of Washington (picture, link)
The Washington Post (Washington)
13 October 2004

Bridge pier blast delayed until Thursday
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
13 October 2004

Lupold will sign Horace King bio
New biography of a leading Southern covered-bridge builder
Eufaula Tribune (Eufaula, Ala.)
12 October 2004

Bridge saved as memorial to Chinese laborers
1867 culvert bridge, Sparks, Nev. (picture)
Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nev.)
12 October 2004

Majestic Rochfort Bridge stands the test of time
Rochfort trestle over the Paddle River, Alberta (picture)
Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta)
12 October 2004

Falling Creek Bridge
Falling Creek stone-arch bridge, Chesterfield, Va.
WRIC-TV (Petersburg, Va.)
12 October 2004

Two Parke County Covered Bridges Celebrate 100th Birthday
31 surviving covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana, including:
  • Neet Bridge, northeast of Catlin, Ind. (link)
  • Rush Creek Bridge, southeast of Tangier, Ind. (picture, link)
    Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.)
    11 October 2004

    After 80 Years, Meridian Bridge Looks To Future
    Meridian lift bridge over the Missouri River, Yankton, S.D. (link)
    Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (Yankton, S.D.)
    11 October 2004

    Sarawak to restore collapsed bridge
    1926 suspension bridge, Kuching, Malaysia
    The Star (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
    11 October 2004

    Damaged McConnells Mill bridge back to what it was 130 years ago
    McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge, near Rose Point, Pa. (link)
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)
    10 October 2004

    Spanning time
    Covered bridges of Parke County, Ind. (pictures)
    Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, Ind.)
    10 October 2004

    Bridge lovers flock to Madison County
    Covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa (pictures, link)
    The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
    10 October 2004

    Campbell's Bridge
    Campell's Bridge in 1997 (Joseph Elliott, HAER)

    Bridge project in Milford to close road
    1907 Campbell's Bridge, Milford, Pa. (HAER report)
    The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
    8 October 2004

    McGilvray Road Bridge No. 1
    McGilvray Road Bridge No. 1 in 1987 (Martin Stupich, HAER)

    Historic preservation in Van Loon Wildlife Area offers bridge to past
    McGilvray Bridges, Holland, Wisc. (picture, link)
    Holmen Courier (West Salem, Wisc.)
    8 October 2004

    County-owned bridge expected to open soon
    1884 West Valley Green Road bridge, Whitemarsh, Pa.
    The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.)
    8 October 2004

    Plastic 'bridge of the future' spans Mullica
    New plastic bridge, Shamong, N.J.
    Burlington County Times (Willingboro, N.J.)
    8 October 2004

    Ambition that spans an eternity
    Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney, Australia (picture, link)
    The Daily Telegraph (Surry Hills, Australia)
    7 October 2004

    Ceremony for bridge highlights Rockford's industrial heritage
    New version of pedestrian suspension bridge, Rockford, Ill. (picture)
    Rockford Register Star (Rockford, Ill.)
    7 October 2004

    Elevated railway in Manhattan to become park
    The High Line, New York (link)
    USA Today (McLean, Va.)
    6 October 2004

    Swinging Bridge
    "Swinging Bridge," Brunswick, Me., July 2004 (Lawrence Biemiller)

    More money needed for swinging bridge repair
    Pedestrian suspension bridge, Brunswick, Me. (link)
    Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
    5 October 2004

    Bike trail goal is only a bridge move away
    McCleery covered bridge, Lancaster, Ohio (link)
    Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio)
    5 October 2004

    Historic Simpson Bridge will be replaced in 2005
    1911 Simpson filled-spandrel arch bridge, Clay Township, Indiana
    Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.)
    4 October 2004

    Frith Road bridge finds new home
    1914 Frith Road truss bridge, St. Clair Township, Mich. (picture)
    Times Herald (Port Huron, Mich.)
    2 October 2004

    Stutson (Street) Bridge Is Falling Down
    1917 Stutson Street span to be torn down, Rochester, N.Y. (picture, link)
    WOKR-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
    1 October 2004

      O'Rorke Bridge to Open Soon
      New O'Rorke bascule drawbridge replacing 1917 Stutson Street span, Rochester, N.Y. (link)
      WROC-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
      29 September 2004

    Bay span to be rebid or redesigned
    San Francisco Bay Bridge (link)
    San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco)
    1 October 2004

    September 2004 archive

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