Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Beaver destroys historic bridge in Bavaria

KUTZENHAUSEN-BUCH/ AUGSBURG- The Rothbrücke, located in the district of Augsburg in the community of Kutzenhausen has been in the news recently because of a rather interesting story that is making residents and Bavarians scratch their heads as to how this … Continue reading

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New Logo/ New Products For Sale

Looking for the right gift for Christmas, or a calendar with bridges and scenery because you have not found one in stores yet? You are just in luck! In time for the holiday season, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles and its sister … Continue reading

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Dunlap’s Creek Bridge to be Rehabilitated

At first, the bridge seems to be a typical steel arch bridge in a small Pennsylvania community of Brownsville, located approximately 40 miles south of Pittsburgh, along the Monogahela River. However, instead of tearing down the structure, as it has … Continue reading

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The Bike Challenge

Co-produced with sister column: In the past few weeks, three out of four of us have been nominated for the Ice-Bucket Challenge, whereby of the 75%, four out of five of us have actually done this challenge, either by donating … Continue reading

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German Heritage Day at the Bridges

Tag des offenen Denkmals to take place on 14 September. Every year in September, Germany hosts the “Tag des offenen Denkmals,” an all-day event taking place on a Sunday, where millions of visitors spend the day touring churches, museums, places … Continue reading

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Now taking articles and candidates for Bridge Tours and Best Example of Historic Bridge Preservation

While the 2014 Othmar H. Ammann Awards are only a couple months away, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is already taking entries for two categories: The City Tour Award and Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge. The reasons are twofold: 1. … Continue reading

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2014 Historic Bridge Weekend in Michigan

Three-day Event to take place September 5-7, 2014. Labor Day weekend usually marks the end of summer and the start of the school year throughout the US, unless you are living in some states that have already started school. Yet … Continue reading

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Portland Waterworks Bridge for Sale: Any Takers?

  PORTLAND, OREGON-  Mail order truss  bridge- truss bridges with welded connections that are assembled at the company but taken to its final destination for installment as a pedestrian crossing- seems to be the norm nowadays. While they are easy … Continue reading

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Linz Railroad Bridge Update: Aktionstag at Donaupark Urfahr on September 12

            Mark the date on your calendar: 12 September, 2014 at 6:00pm (Central European Time) at Donaupark Urfahr in Linz, Austria. The Group Initiative Save the Linz Railway Bridge (Rettet die Eisenbahnbrücke) is hosting the … Continue reading

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Linz Railroad Bridge Preservation: Interview

The next Chronicles entry takes us back to Linz in central Austria, and in particular, this bridge over the Danube. Two years ago, the Chronicles published an article about the future of this three-span hybrid Parker-Whipple through truss span that … Continue reading

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