Mystery Bridge Nr. 36: The Ravenna Aqueduct In Italy

The next mystery bridge article is in connection with a project the author is doing for a university in eastern Germany- namely one involving a rather antique bridge type known as the aqueduct.  As you can see in the picture above, aqueducts date back to ancient times, first used by the ancient Greeks and Etruscans…
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Bailey Truss Bridge In Kentucky Closed- Interest In Purchase?

The Bailey Truss Bridge: a work of the past that’s still being used today. First developed by British civil engineer Donald Bailey in 1941, the truss bridge won its fame right away, as they were made of light steel, easily assembled and reassembled, used to replace thousands of bridges destroyed by German and Italian troops…
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Newbern Bridge In Indiana To Be Relocated

  $1.4 million project aimed to convert obsolete historic bridge into a bike trail Even though it is not as serious as last year, there are many historic bridges in the US that are up for grabs this year, for they are either functionally obsolete (meaning they cannot handle today’s traffic) or sitting abandoned and…
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San Saba Trestle Wins Spectacular Disaster Award

              Trestle Fire wins Run-Off; I-5 Skagit River and New Castle Bridges tied for second. Within 25 seconds, it was just gone, and then it just turned into a giant fireball, because of all of the creosote in the cross-ties.- Jack Blossmann All it took was a combination of…
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New From The Chronicles

As we wrap up the 2013 Ammann and Smith Awards, the author of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles would like to make a few announcements regarding some changes and other items that will be brand new to the online column for this year.  We’ll start off with the Ammann Awards: Author’s Choice Award or Bridge Bowl? After…
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