What’s In A Name? A Guide To Naming Bridges (And Other Things)

What’s in a name? Somewhere in New York City, a new set of twin bridges will be named after New York Governor Mario Cuomo for his years of service in the Big Apple, the state and in the Republican Party. It would be the 12th bridge in the metropolitan area to have been named after…
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Cable-Stayed Bridge In Leverkusen To Be Replaced

52-year old bridge to be replaced due to structural wear and tear. Documentary following events. LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY-  There is a growing theory regarding bridge building which states: build one that lasts 100 years and requires no maintenance. This demand is especially high in the United States and therefore, the focus of bridge construction has come…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 83: The Twin Bridges Of Salisbury, CT

After some time looking at the mystery bridges in the German state of Saxony, our next Mystery Bridge takes us back to the United States and the community of Salisbury in northwestern Connecticut. With a population of 3655 inhabitants, the town, incorporated in 1741, is part of the New York Metropolitan Region, which encompasses the…
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Wolkenburg Suspension Bridge: A Unique Cable-Stay Along The Mulde

Wolkenburg (Saxony)/ Limbach-Oberfrohna/ Glauchau- The last of the three bridges profiled here that is debuting along the Zwickauer Mulde is the Wolkenburg Suspension Bridge. Before going further with this bridge, we need to clarify what this bridge looks like as well as its aesthetic value. The current structure, open since May Day this year is…
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Lunzenau Pedestrian Bridge Opens To Traffic

One-of-a-kind bridge replaces a two-span bowstring arch bridge and re-establishes connection in small village in Saxony. LUNZENAU/ GLAUCHAU- During my bike tour along the Zwickauer Mulde this year, I was greeted with new bridges that had replaced structures that were, on the one hand, damaged by flooding, but on the other hand, appeared bland and…
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