Robert Stephenson’s Aerial Tubeway (Britannia Bridge, Menai Strait, Wales, UK) — The Beauty Of Transport

I sometimes wonder if drivers using the Britannia Bridge ever appreciate the fact that they shouldn’t really be there at all. But for one of British railway architecture/engineering’s more unfortunate moments, the Britannia Bridge might well have remained what it originally was, a railway bridge pure and simple. Straddling the Menai Strait between Anglesey and […]…
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Cobban Bridge To Be Replaced: Truss Bridge’s Future Unknown

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN-  Imagine this situation for a second: You have an old but very unique historic bridge with a history that binds two communities together. After being built 120 years ago, it was relocated to its present site during its 20th year and remains in use until structural problems force the county to close…
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My Bridge Story: The Historic Charles Bridge

In 1999, I went on a month-long European seminar with members of my political science group at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (USA), where we visited London, Paris, Interlaken, Munich, Salzburg, Prague and Budapest. Each city meant a bridgehunting tour on my part, including the Charles Bridge in Prague. The oldest bridge in the city…
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2017 Othmar H. Ammann Awards: Nomination For Awards Now Being Taken

With construction season winding down and a lot of success stories involving restoring historic bridges, now is the time to nominate our favorite historic bridge(s) and preservationists both here and abroad. Between now and the 3rd of December, entries are being taken for the 2017 Othmar H. Ammann Awards. For those wishing to know about…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 88: The Bridges Of Davis City, Iowa

The next mystery bridge actually features two structures located only 500-600 feet from each other. One of them was a railroad bridge, the other was a wagon bridge of the bygone era that has now been supplanted by the current structure. Both are located over the Grand River in the small town of Davis City…
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