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September 2003 archive

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Merrimack man's vision for one of town's most pastoral settings points to the past
Proposal to cover two concrete bridges in Merrimack, N.H. (picture)
The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.)
30 September 2003

Three arrested in bridge fire
Railroad bridge, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
30 September 2003

New » Railway bridge to undergo repairs
Railroad bridge over the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Wash.
King County Journal (Bellevue, Wash.)
29 September 2003

Henry Hudson Bridge
Henry Hudson Bridge (structurae/photo by Nicolas Janberg)

Bridge makeover like watching paint dry
Henry Budson Bridge, New York (Web site)
Daily News (New York)
29 September 2003

Century-old railway bridge successfully relocated to Hong Kong
Railroad bridge, formerly in Shenzhen, China
Xinhau (Guangzhou, China)
29 September 2003

Bridge operators keep river traffic flowing
Drawbridges, Bay City, Mich.
The Associated Press (Bay City, Mich.)
29 September 2003

Were warning signs ignored?
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine (picture)
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
28 September 2003

And then there were three...
New Carquinez Strait bridge, Crockett, Calif. (picture)
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.)
28 September 2003

Bridge replica honors ex-slave
"Replica" of 1858 covered bridge, Albany, Ga.
The Associated Press (Albany, Ga.)
28 September 2003

Losing links to another era
Disappearing truss bridges, Wisconsin (picture)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
27 September 2003

Closing time draws near for many bridges
Bridges of King County, Washington (pictures, Elliott bridge replacement, Meadowbrook bridge rehabilitation, Mount Si bridge replacement, Tolt bridge replacement)
The Seattle Times (Seattle)
27 September 2003

Man's therapy grows into art
Profile of Walter Carlson, who makes models of covered bridges (picture)
Taunton Daily Gazette (Taunton, Mass.)
27 September 2003

Council joins quest to preserve old bridge
Murray Morgan Lift Bridge, Tacoma, Wash. (link)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
26 September 2003

Residents review Old Seven Mile Bridge plans
Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon, Fla. (picture, link)
Key West Citizen (Key West, Fla.)
26 September 2003

2M Could Launch City Make-Over
Wellington Suspension Bridge, Abderdeen, Scotland (pictures)
The Press and Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland)
26 September 2003

Bridge restoration effort midway
Pisgah Covered Bridge, near Asheboro, N.C. (link)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.)
26 September 2003

First Street bridge may be saved from destruction
First Street bridge, Napa, Calif.
Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
25 September 2003

Bridge repair stirs Red Cliff
Metal-arch bridge, Red Cliff, Colo. (picture)
The Vail Daily (Avon, Colo.)
25 September 2003

City Unveils Plans to Turn Old Rail Line Into a Park
The High Line, Manhattan (pictures)
The New York Times (New York)
25 September 2003

County assesses bridge damage
Bridges in Chester County, Pennsylvania
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
25 September 2003

Writer wants old bridge saved
Iron bridge between Richmond and Kalona, Iowa (earlier story)
Kalona News (Kalona, Iowa)
24 September 2003

Glitch mars new bridge opening
Temporary lift bridge, Weymouth, Mass. (picture)
Weymouth News (Weymouth, Mass.)
24 September 2003

Waldo-Hancock Bridge Getting Extra Cables
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine
The Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Me.)
24 September 2003

Bridge declared safe from storm damage
Indian River Inlet Bridge, between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach, Del. (Web site)
Delaware Wave (Salisbury, Md.)
24 September 2003

Yosemite $4.2 mil donation
Wawona Covered Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California (panoramic view, press release)
Sierra Star (Oakhurst, Calif.)
24 September 2003

Stone County residents fight to save historic bridge
McCall Bridge, Ponce de Leon, Mo. (picture)
KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)
23 September 2003

High Line Decision May Fall to Feds
The High Line, Manhattan (pictures)
New York Newsday (New York)
23 September 2003

Fire near defunct Buskirk Bridge rekindles debate
Buskirk Covered Bridge, Buskirk, N.Y. (pictures, additional information)
Bennington Banner (Bennington, Vt.)
23 September 2003

Report: Crucial interstate span is crash-prone and overloaded
Brent Spence cantilevel-truss bridge between Ohio and Kentucky (Web site)
The Associated Press (Cincinnati)
23 September 2003

Life in Piertop City
Takoma Narrows Bridge (picture)
The News Tribune (Takoma, Wash.)
22 September 2003

Group backs swing bridge
Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. (picture, Web site)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
21 September 2003

A span-saving plan put safety at risk
Metal truss bridges, Shelby County, Indiana (bridge 13 picture, bridge 41 picture)
The Shelbyville News (Shelbyville, Ind.)
20 September 2003

Bridge tender gets awesome views, irate drivers
Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge, Beaufort, S.C. (picture)
The Gazette (Beaufort, S.C.)
20 September 2003

Gibson's Bridge opening delayed by hurricane
Gibson's covered bridge, Chester County, Pennsylvania
The Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
19 September 2003

Historic railroad may need $5 million
Floods destroy Wilmington & Western trestles (picture)
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
19 September 2003

Preservation group unveils 'most endangered' sites in Kentucky
Metal truss bridges in Kentucky
Business First (Louisville, Ky.)
18 September 2003

Delta Covered Bridge Won't Be Rebuilt
Delta Covered Bridge, Delta, Iowa (picture)
KETV-TV (Omaha, Neb.)
18 September 2003

Lining up bridge, piece by piece
New John Ringling Causeway, Sarasota, Fla. (picture)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
18 September 2003

New life for old rail cars
Old railroad flat cars serve as bridges (picture)
Mitchell County Press-News (Osage, Iowa)
18 September 2003

Covered bridges showcase history
Oregon covered bridges (map)
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
17 September 2003

Flash floods soak region
Wooddale Covered Bridge, Hockessin, Del. (link)
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
16 September 2003

Historic bridge listed in awards
Locomotive Bridge, Huddersfield, England (link)
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England)
16 September 2003

Landmark Clyde bridge to close for four months
South Portland Street Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland (picture)
Evening Times (Glasgow)
15 September 2003

Flood damage closes part of Plainfield trail system
Historic White Lick iron truss bridge, Plainfield, Ind. (page with picture)
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Ind.)
15 September 2003

Dedication acknowledges passion
1905 Pratt through truss, Silver City, Montana
The Independent Record (Helena, Mont.)
14 September 2003

Salem to consider bridge buy
Union Street railroad bridge, Salem, Ore. (picture)
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.)
14 September 2003

Bridge puts road projects in peril
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
14 September 2003

Indiana's covered bridges have their own tales
Indiana covered bridges (pictures)
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
14 September 2003

16th Street Bridge reopening
16th Street Bridge, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)
14 September 2003

Rail bridge won't go on historic list
Railroad overpass, Ontario, Ohio (picture)
News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio)
13 September 2003

Report may doom historic bridge
Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Maine
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
12 September 2003

Bridges burn, but memories remain
Kettle Valley Railway trestles
The Chief (Squamish, B.C.)
12 September 2003

Historic iron bridge restored
1858 Aldrich Change Bridge, Palmyra, N.Y. (picture, link, another link)
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
10 September 2003

Bridge designs cover many possibilities
Wilson Street bridge, Batavia, Ill. (link)
The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
10 September 2003

Rainfall lifts firefighters' spirits
Kettle Valley Railway trestles (picture)
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, B.C.)
9 September 2003

Bridge Fire was Arson; Suspect List Grows
Railroad bridge, Green Bay, Wisc. (picture)
WBAY-TV (Green Bay, Wisc.)
8 September 2003

Trestles will be rebuilt: Campbell, Copps
Kettle Valley Railway trestles (picture)
CBC News (Kelowna, B.C.)
8 September 2003

Another Madison County bridge burned
Hogback Bridge, Madison County, Iowa (picture, more pictures)
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
8 September 2003

Covered bridge closed for repairs
Great Eddy covered bridge, Waitsfield, Vt. (picture)
The Times Argus (Montpelier, Vt.)
8 September 2003

No hope trestles will survive, official says
Kettle Valley Railway trestles (picture)
The Province (Vancouver, B.C.)
7 September 2003

3rd covered bridge damaged by arson
Hogback Bridge, Madison County, Iowa (picture, more pictures)
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
7 September 2003

Benicia-Martinez bridge coming together
New Benicia-Martinez Bridge span
Daily Republic (Fairfield, Calif.)
7 September 2003

Large boats should find an easy passage
"Manually lifted" bridge, Lafayette, La.
The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.)
7 September 2003

Companies building Louisa bridge had clean safety records
Fatal accident during construction of new bascule bridge, Louisa, La.
The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.)
7 September 2003

Burned train bridge dashes plans for park
Railroad bridge, Green Bay, Wisc. (picture)
The Green Bay News-Chronicle (Green Bay, Wisc.)
7 September 2003

Preble Co. offers tour of covered bridges
Seven covered bridges, Preble County, Ohio
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
6 September 2003

B.C. history up in flames: Kettle Valley trestles burn
Kettle Valley Railway trestles (picture)
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, B.C.)
5 September 2003

Swing is gone, but not forgotten
Preserved 135th Street swing bridge, Romeoville, Ill. (link, early picture)
The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
5 September 2003

House restores trail funding
Federal Transportation Enhancement program
The Star Press (Muncie, Ind.)
5 September 2003

Lift bridge switch mechanism fixed
Stutson Street lift bridge, Rochester, N.Y.
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
5 September 2003

Delta loses historic landmark
Delta Covered Bridge, Delta, Iowa (link)
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
5 September 2003

Train bridge catches fire
Railroad trestle, Madera County, California (picture)
The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)
4 September 2003

Fire forces Kelowna residents to flee homes
Kettle Valley Railway trestles threatened by wildfire
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, B.C.)
4 September 2003

New Sanibel Causeway drawbridge plan considered
Replacement for drawbridge on Sanibel Island Causeway, Florida
The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
4 September 2003

Old woes keep U.S. 11 span shut
U.S. 11 drawbridge over Lake Pontchartrain
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
3 September 2003

Trestle work stalled
Railroad trestle, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
3 September 2003

825 walk the walk
State Street Bridge, Cheboygan, Mich. (picture)
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (Cheboygan, Mich.)
2 September 2003

USCG takes issue with Sanibel drawbridge
Proposed drawbridge on the Sanibel Causeway, Florida
WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)
2 September 2003

Bridge covered in delays
Cedar Bridge, Madison County, Iowa (link)
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
1 September 2003

Bay Bridge is engineer's newest, biggest challenge
New east span of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco
The Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
1 September 2003

Suspension bridge slanting leaves 4 missing in N.W. China
Suspension bridge, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, China
Xinhua News Agency (Xining, China)
1 September 2003

August 2003 archive

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