The Bridges Of Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg! It’s fantastic! The Chronicles’ first European bridge profile takes us to the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, approximately 150 kilometers west of the German capital of Berlin, and with a population of approximately 340,000 inhabitants, Magdeburg is the third largest city along the Elbe River behind Dresden (517,300) and Hamburg (1.7 million). Founded by Charlemagne in…
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The Bridge To Nowhere? The Sutliff Bridge Story

Travelling through the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa with another pontist living in the region during the late summer of this year, we came up to this bridge and were taken by surprise at the artwork mother nature did to it. On the one hand, the great flood of 2008 amputated the eastern most span…
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Riverside Bridge In Christian County, Missouri: The Attempt To Preserve It For The Next Generation

Each county has its own history regarding its bridges, regardless of who built them during its infancy, the types that were built, and the local history surrounding them. The only variant the exists is that each county is losing its own historic bridges more rapidly than when they were built so that in the end,…
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Second Annual Historic Bridge Conference In Pittsburgh

There is something very special about Pittsburgh that attracts a first-time visitor and keeps him there for a long time. Established in 1758 by William Pitt, the city was home to the steel industry until it collapsed in the 1970s. It is home to the perrenial powerhouse the Pittsburgh Steelers in the American Football league…
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Historic Bridge Month- A Look At The Successes Involving Historic Bridge Preservation

This article starts off with a shocking but sober statistic that was presented by Eric DeLony, who worked for the Historic American Builder’s Society and Historic American Engineer’s Record, which is the following: since 1980 over two thirds of historic bridges in the United States have fallen victim to progress, as these bridges, ages 50…
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