Interview With Amy Squitieri

If there is a slogan which best describes a pontist and a preservationist, it would be this: We breathe new life into bridges when they can no longer support the increasing amount of traffic. We maximize their usage so that other forms of transportation, such as bike and foot traffic, can benefit from it. We…
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Odds And Ends: Eleven As The Magical Number

As we close in on the end of the year, we find that the number eleven is the magical number. Eleven is a tribute to the people who have made a difference, big or small, but whose lives were cut short because of tragedy. Eleven is the number which has been popping up recently because…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 72: A Concrete Camelback Bridge Near Altenburg, Germany

Concrete camelback bridges- one of the rarest but most valuable landmarks in bridge engineering. Developed by C.V. Dewart in the state of Michigan in the 1910s, this bridge type is technically a pony or through girder bridge made of concrete, but instead of straight, rectangular railings, these bridges are characterized by their top curved railing…
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Showdown At Fehmarn

   Co-produced with sister column, The Flensburg Files Petition Drive to Stop the Construction of the Tunnel at Puttgarden in Full Gear; Discussion about the Fehmarn Bridge’s Future is on. BURG/ FEHMARN- For the second time in three years, I had a chance to take a trip to the German Island of Fehmarn, located between…
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Experience And Common Sense Are Key

 The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles interviews an experienced truck driver and talks about bridges, GPS, and self-responsibility on the highway.  This article starts off with a quote by former Temple men’s basketball coach John Chaney, who lectured a rowdy crowd during a basketball game in 2005, in response to someone throwing an object onto the court, by saying…
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