Newsflyer: Christmas Eve 2013

City Council Approves Public-Private Project for Historic Bridge; Restoration of Another Historic Bridge Under Way; So is Voting for Ammann Awards It’s becoming a rarity that we are getting a series of good news about the future of historic bridges, even more so when you have the public sector involved. But at Christmas Time, it…
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Newsflyer: 9 December, 2013

Historic Bridges coming down in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Green Bridge meeting on December 16th, Bridgehunter and Flensburg Calendars for sale Jack Kerouac, one of the well-known “road-hog” American writers of the post World War II era, crossed this bridge many times as a child and used it in his novel Dr. Sax. Now he’s wishing…
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Mystery Bridge 35: Deck Pennsylvania Petit Truss Bridge In Wisconsin

Pennsylvania petit truss bridges- one of the most used truss bridge types for long crossings of 130 feet and longer. As I wrote a few months earlier, Pennsylvania trusses were used as often as Pratt, Parker and Warren trusses for bridge construction between 1875, the year it was patented, and 1940, when steel was diverted…
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2013 Ammann Awards: Voting Underway

    Due to record entries, deadline extended to January 3rd with winners announced on January 7th After tallying the entries for seven categories for this year’s 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, voting officially commenced yesterday with the ballots being made available on James Baughn’s Bridgehunter Website. This is followed by the ballot being made…
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