Mystery Bridge Nr. 38: The Aqueducts Of Rome

If one ties this article in with the Mystery Bridge article about the aqueduct in Ravenna, Italy, then one should consider this part II in the search for information and answers to the role of Theoderich the Great in restoring the architecture and infrastructure during his regime. As mentioned briefly in the article about the…
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The Oldest Bridge Book

Question for the Forum: Here is an interesting question for you readers to start off with: What was the oldest known bridge book you have ever read? When was it written and what was the title? Do you know about a bridge book that is the oldest ever written? There is an explanation that warrants…
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Question For The Forum: Parker Or Not?

Side view of the bridge. Photos courtesy of Nathan Holth. In connection with the series on the dire state of Massachusetts’ historic bridges and plans to demolish and replace them, here is a unique bridge that is worth mentioning. Located over the Powwow River in Amesbury, the Main Street Bridge is known as one of…
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Four Massachusetts Historic Bridges Coming Down In 2014

University Avenue Bridge in Lowell already gone. Schell Memorial in Northfield, Salem Street Overpass and South Canal Bridges in Lawrence to follow. Massachusetts- not officially the first state in the union, but the first to make history. The Pilgrims landed in Plymouth in 1620 and together with the Wampanoag Indians, celebrated their first Thanksgiving a…
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Red Bridge As A Romantic Pedestrian Crossing

There is something very special about this particular crossing, especially when I visited it in 2011. We can start with the design features of the Red Bridge, located over the Blue River at Minor Park in the southern part of Kansas City. While it is rare to have bedstead trusses- truss spans with vertical endposts-…
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