Hulton Bridge Brought Down By Explosives

Oakmont loses historic icon via implosion amid protests. PITTSBURGH/ OAKMONT- There are demolitions of historic buildings and bridges that are justified because of their derilect state and safety concerns. While options of rebuilding are viable, the removal of safety hazards with no options left are logical.  Then there are demolitions of these historic structures that…
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Niagara Falls To Be Shut Down For Bridge Replacement

In 1969, Niagara Falls was shut down to look at the effects of erosion on the falls as well as the development of rocks at the bottom of the falls, which were impeding the flow of the Niagra River.  Yet if things go the way of the state parks department and the permits are granted,…
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Rendsburg High Bridge’s Transport Ferry To Be Dismantled

Unknown if and how the ferry can be repaired- damage substantial. UNESCO application threatened. A few years ago, I pulled an April Fools joke on the members of the historic bridge community by writing about the Rendsburg High Bridge coming down because it was unsafe for all traffic and the need of the German Railways…
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2015 Ammann Award Nominations Part 2

Here are the rest of the ballots for this year’s awards. The Best Photo section can be found here.                   MYSTERY BRIDGE (4 Votes: 2 International and 2 USA): 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 & 62. (Click on the numbers to read more about…
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2015 Amman Awards Voting Part 1

Finally, after a pair of significant delays due to events that have interrupted our lifestyles on both sides of the Big Atlantic, the time has come for the voting process for the 2015 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, powered by the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles and Poll Daddy.com. Unlike in previous voting, all the voting will be done…
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