Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Cairo Bridge Closed for a Year

      CAIRO, ILLINOIS- It is a prized landmark at a town where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. Built in 1929 and is a product of the American Bridge Company and the Missouri Valley Iron Works Company, it … Continue reading

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Europabrücke in Rendsburg Coming Down

Co-produced with sister column       RENDSBURG, GERMANY- It’s one of the longest and highest bridges in Schleswig-Holstein: 1457 meters long, 30 meters wide and 50 meters high above the Baltic-North Sea Canal. The Europabrücke, locally known as the … Continue reading

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Fehmarn Bridge Spared/ Industrial Areal Rejected

Co-produced with sister column:       Burg (Fehmarn)-  In the last 20 years, attempts have been made to turn the largest island in Germany, located northeast of Oldenburg in Schleswig-Holstein at the border to Denmark, into an industrial area, especially … Continue reading

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Interview with Jet Lowe

If there is a word of advice to give to a person wanting to engage in the hobby of photography, it would be this: 1. Look the surroundings. What do you see beyond the naked eye? What is most unique … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 3 February, 2015

One Historic Bridge Gone by Mother Nature, Another Destroyed Illegally, Another Disappears but One is Restored and Reused Greece has been a thorn in the side of the European Union since 2010, or rather the EU has been a thorn … Continue reading

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BB Comer Bridge Update: Impartial Economic Survey to be Undertaken

SCOTSBORO, ALABAMA- The clock is ticking as far as the future of the BB Comer Bridge is concerned. The replacement span is close to completion, and there are still some issues to settle as far as the future of the … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 20 January, 2015

Bridge collapses in Ohio- one dead, Bridge in Kansas City demolished, Two Arkansas bridges coming out, also one in Missouri. Could we see a repeat of 2013? Judging by the number of bridges being demolished or being scheduled to be … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: Results Part Two

Picking up after leaving off Part I and the Author’s Choice Awards, we now move onto the next category of Bridge of the Year 2014.  Several bridges nominated for this award because of their golden anniversary celebrated this past year … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Long-Awaited Results

Before announcing the winners, the author would like to apologize for the delay of the announcement of the winners. The reasons were twofold: 1. While returning home to Germany after spending Christmas with family in the US, he and his … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Author Chooses the Best Bridge Stories

To start off the Author’s Choice Award version of the 2014 Ammann Awards, presented by the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I would like to present you with an overture which is in connection with this year’s theme: Bigger is not always better. … Continue reading

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