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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September 2004 archive

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State upset over CSX delay on rail upgrades
Virginia railroad bridges
The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
30 September 2004


Crew needs an extra blast to demolish bridge's steel
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
30 September 2004

Winnipesaukee River Trail about to take shape
Trail project avoids repairing extremely rare "Upside-Down" deck-truss covered bridge (link)
The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.)
30 September 2004

County receives grant for bridge
1915 Big Run Road Bridge, Knox County, Ohio
Mount Vernon News (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
29 September 2004

Historic double-arched bridge a victim of Gaston
Falling Creek stone-arch bridge, Chesterfield, Va.
The Associated Press (Chesterfield, Va.)
29 September 2004

Jensen causeway span destroyed; traffic to shift to new high-rise
Frank Wacha drawbridge, Stuart, Fla. (picture, link)
The Press Journal (Vero Beach, Fla.)
29 September 2004

Thames River bridge
Thames River Bridge in 1978 (William Edmund Barrett, HAER)

Amtrak: Bridges Are Hurting
Old lift bridges on Connecticut rail lines (picture, HAER report on 1919 Thames River bridge)
The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
29 September 2004

Nostalgia and necessity meet on Book's Bridge
New Book's Covered Bridge, Perry County, Pennsylvania
The Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
29 September 2004

Repair crews to close bridge to ship traffic
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge (picture)
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
28 September 2004

Raising the Rio Vista Bridge
Lift bridge, Rio Vista, Calif. (pictures -- scroll down,)
Daily Republic (Fairfield, Calif.)
28 September 2004

'Spectacular' new bridge finds reveal more about Roman northeast
Remains of Roman bridge, Corbridge, England (pictures, link)
24 Hour Museum News (Brighton, England)
27 September 2004

Rainbow-arch bridge
R. M. Ruthven bridge in 1988 (Louise Taft, HAER)

After 74 years famous Ozarks bridge refurbished, rededicated
1912 R. M. Ruthven rainbow-arch bridge, Cotter, Ark. (link, HAER report)
The Associated Press (Little Rock, Ark.)
27 September 2004

Structure in Ravenna will be first of its kind
New concrete tied-arch bridge, Ravenna, Neb. (picture)
The Independent (Grand Island, Neb.)
26 September 2004

Festival dreams of getting 32nd bridge
31-bridge Parke County Covered Bridge Festival (picture)
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Ind.)
26 September 2004

Flooding may send bridge tumbling
Old Illinois Central trestle, Grayville, Ill.
Courier & Press (Evansville, Ind.)
26 September 2004

Two area bridges granted landmark status
1914 First Street bridge over the Napa River, 1908 Milliken Creek bridge, Napa, Calif.
The Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
26 September 2004

Barre's Granite Street Bridge a go again
Pony-truss bridge, Barre, Vt.
Times Argus (Barre, Vt.)
26 September 2004

Design work continues for Captain Swift
100-year-old truss bridge to be replaced by covered wooden bridge, Princeton, Ill. (picture)
Bureau County Republican (Princeton, Ill.)
25 September 2004

Old bridge gets new life
80-year-old steel-truss bridge near Corvallis moving to Oregon State U. forest (picture)
Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Ore.)
25 September 2004

    Old Llewellyn bridge to move
    80-year-old steel-truss bridge near Corvallis moving to Oregon State U. forest
    Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Ore.)
    23 September 2004

Last blast for old Mississippi River bridge's steel truss set
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
25 September 2004

Span Refurbished
1931 Simon Kenton Memorial suspension bridge over the Ohio River(pictures)
The Ledger Independent (Maysville, Ohio)
25 September 2004

Train bosses rapped as filming shuts line
Glenfinnan Viaduct, near Fort William, Scotland (link)
Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
25 September 2004

Not official yet, but looks like the end for Seattle's viaduct
Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle)
25 September 2004

Roswell's covered bridge has built-in romance
New covered bridge, Roswell, Ga.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta)
24 September 2004

Historic footbridge to get facelift
Covered footbridge in 19th-century mill complex, Newmarket, N.H. (picture)
Exeter News-Letter (Exeter, N.H.)
24 September 2004

Local projects get funding boost from ODOT
Helmick Mill covered bridge (link, another link)
Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
24 September 2004

Flooding scarred 84 residences and 5 businesses in Carbon
Stone-arch bridge over the Mud River lost, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; minor damage to Little Gap Covered Bridge (link)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
24 September 2004

Truck damages covered bridge
Defying 3-ton limit, 19-ton truck crosses Adams Mill Bridge, Cutler, Ind. (link, another link)
The Associated Press (Cutler, Ind.)
24 September 2004


Bay Bridge Resurfacing Must Be Redone
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland (link)
WJZ-TV (Baltimore)
24 September 2004

Emergency repair for Wainiha bridge
"Temporary" bridge installed in 1957, Wainiha, Hawaii
The Garden Island (Lihu'e, Hi.)
24 September 2004

Cotter to rededicate historic bridge
1912 R. M. Ruthven rainbow-arch bridge, Cotter, Ark. (link, HAER report)
The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.)
23 September 2004

County conservation board discusses Wagon Wheel bridge
Wagon Wheel Bridge, Adel, Iowa
Boone News-Republican (Boone, Iowa)
23 September 2004

Work begins on old Greene Street span
1929 Greene Street bridge, Greenville, N.C.
The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.)
22 September 2004

Crew will explode dangling portions of bridge
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
22 September 2004

Border Bridge Gets Repairs
80-year-old truss bridge, Kingsland, Ga. (picture)
WJXX-TV ( Jacksonville, Fla.)
22 September 2004

Virgin River Bridge
Virgin River Bridge in 1993 (Brian C. Grogan, HAER)

The new Hurricane-La Verkin Bridge nears Completion
1937 bridge over the Virgin River, Utah (picture, HAER report, UDOT link)
Hurricane Valley Journal (Hurricane, Utah)
22 September 2004

News in brief from the Philadelphia area
Two charged in fire at 1873 Knecht's Covered Bridge, Springfield, Pa. (link)
The Associated Press (Coopersburg, Pa.)
22 September 2004

Stillwater bridge: Many choices
Stillwater Lift Bridge, Stillwater, Minn. (link)
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
22 September 2004

Supervisors broach idea of rebuilding covered bridge as two-lane span
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Associated Press (Sellersville, Pa.)
21 September 2004

List of woes almost as long as S.F. Bay Bridge
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (link)
USA Today (McLean, Va.)
21 September 2004

Corps of Engineers halts bridge's demise
1924 Sheffield Hollow stone-arch bridge, Lincoln County, Tenn.
The Elk Valley Times (Tullahoma, Tenn.)
20 September 2004

Officials say Ohio River still rising
Rinard Covered Bridge lost, Bloomfield, Ohio (link)
Associated Press (Wheeling, W.Va.)
20 September 2004

Brakes to blame for bridge fiasco
Interstate 5 lift bridge between Washington and Oregon (link)
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
19 September 2004

New look for old bridge
Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River, New York State (link)
The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
19 September 2004

Ninth Street Stone Arch bridge
Ninth Street Bridge, 1979 (Jet Lowe, HAER)

Lockport adds stone bridge to national register
1868 Ninth Street Stone-Arch Bridge, Lockport, Ill. (pictures, HAER report)
The Star (TInley Park, Ill.)
19 September 2004

Arkansas Educational Television Network seeks historic bridges stories
Historic bridges in Arkansas
Greenwood Democrat (Greenwood, Ark.)
17 September 2004

Pensacola: I-10 Bridge Washed Out
I-10 bridge across Florida's Escambia Bay (picture)
The Associated Press (Pensacola, Fla.)
16 September 2004

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (HAER)

Historic Stone Bridge Gets Reinforcement
1830 Wisconsin Avenue stone-arch bridge over C&O Canal, Washington (HAER report)
WRC-TV (Washington)
15 September 2004

MoDOT: Old bridge was safe
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
15 September 2004

Push to restore span moves ahead
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
15 September 2004

Adaptive Use Bridge Project rebuilds historic bridges on campus
Bridge-preservation program at the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst (earlier story)
The Daily Collegian (Amherst, Mass.)
14 September 2004

Centennial Bridge at Davenport now fully open
Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi, Davenport, Iowa (HAER report)
WOI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa)
14 September 2004

Colonizing our bridges
Bats take up residence in Tampa Bay's concrete spans (picture)
St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
14 September 2004

Historic Severn bridge unearthed
Remains of 15th-century bridge, Bewdley, England (Watford, England)
13 September 2004

Technique preserves history while cutting costs
Company's business is strengthening old bridges and buildings
Ottawa Business Journal (Ottawa, Ontario)
13 September 2004

Old bridge rededicated at Cavorting on Canal
1883 bridge over the Tuscarawas River, Zoar, Ohio
The Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio)
13 September 2004

Replacement of movable spans draws mixed reactions in Lowcountry
Wando Bridge, Cainhoy, S.C., must be opened by hand
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
13 September 2004

Bridge's burners should rebuild it
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia)
13 September 2004

Road trip: Where bridges reign
Self-guided tour of six Oregon covered bridges
The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
12 September 2004

State wants to move old iron bridge 100 miles to state park
Unnamed 360-foot iron bridge, Dubois County, Indiana
WANE-TV (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
11 September 2004

Advocates aim to save bridge
1932 railroad lift bridge, Boonville, Mo. (picture)
Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.)
10 September 2004

Bridge's crash into river provides surprise ending
Old Cape Girardeau Bridge over the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (pictures)
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
10 September 2004

Satank Bridge restoration to begin on November 1
Timber-truss bridge near Carbondale, Colo. (picture)
Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, Colo.)
9 September 2004

Easier passage for sledders
New suspension bridges, French River, Ontario (picture)
North Star (Parry Sound, Ont.)
8 September 2004

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

Historic bridge will be torn down
1907 Campbell's Bridge, Milford, Pa. (HAER report)
Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pa.)
7 September 2004

Petition to save bridge grows; demolition re-set
1924 Sheffield Hollow stone-arch bridge, Lincoln County, Tenn.
The Elk Valley Times (Tullahoma, Tenn.)
7 September 2004

Norfolk Southern plans to sell Toledo railroad bridge for $1
Toledo Belt Bridge, Toledo, Ohio
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
6 September 2004

Bredesen looks into rescuing bridge
Bridge over French Briad River, Dandridge, Tenn.
Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tenn.)
5 September 2004

First Street bridge to be dismantled next week
1862 stone-arch bridge, Napa, Calif.
The Napa Valley Register (Napa, Calif.)
4 September 2004

Conneaut Viaduct Demolished
Conneaut Viaduct (picture)
WJET-TV (Erie, Pa.)
3 September 2004

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

Celebrating the Bridge No One Wants to Sell
Manhattan Bridge, New York (link, another link)
The New York Times (New York)
5 September 2004

BSO has plan to move large boats before Hurricane Frances hits
Drawbridges of Broward County, Florida
The Miami Herald (Miami)
2 September 2004

Market Street Bridge
Chattanooga's Market Street Bridge in 1994 (Les R. Center, Structurae)

Sidewalks To Be Widened During $15 Million Market Street Bridge Makeover
Market Street bascule bridge, Chattanooga, Tenn. (link) (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
2 September 2004

Madison County Bridge Reopening
Cedar Bridge, Cedar Park, Iowa (picture, link)
KCCI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa)
1 September 2004

Arson suspected in another bridge fire
1873 Knecht's Covered Bridge, Springfield, Pa. (link)
Bucks County Courier-Times (Levittown, Pa.)
1 September 2004

Officials hope to rebuild bridge
Mood's Covered Bridge, East Rockhill, Pa. (pictures)
News-Herald (Fort Washington, Pa.)
1 September 2004

County approves bridge contract
19th-century stone-arch bridge over Conococheague Creek, Washington County, Maryland (photo, description)
The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
1 September 2004

Feds consider alert system for bridges
National Transportation Safety Board proposal
The Associated Press (Washington)
1 September 2004

Christina River rail bridge reopening
116-year-old Shellpot swing bridge, Christina River, Delaware (picture)
The News Journal (Wilmington)
1 September 2004

Low I-5 bridge to bite the dust
1929 viaduct, Mount Vernon, Wash. (picture)
The Seattle Times (Seattle)
1 September 2004

August 2004 archive

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