An Interview With Paul Loether About The National Register Of Historic Places

2016 marks two very important landmarks for the preservation of historic places in the United States. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. Founded on 25 August, 1916 by Theordore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Horace Albright and Stephen Mather, the park service features not only the likes of national…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 73: A “Suspension” Bridge Near Altenburg, Germany

After a brief break due to non-column commitments, we will have a look at the next mystery bridge. Not far from the last mystery bridge profiled and in the vicinity of Altenburg, in eastern Germany is this bridge. Located over the River Pleisse just north of the town of Lehndorf, the bridge is located at…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 69: H.E. Dudley And His Bridge Near Richland, Iowa

Author’s note: This article is being repressed as some new information came into light. The crossing at Richland, which was profiled in the Mystery Bridge article a few weeks ago, was replaced in 1944 after serving the Milwaukee line for 29 years. The question still remains why the bridge was replaced- whether flooding or a…
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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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