Tag Archives: Kentucky

Bailey Truss Bridge in Kentucky Closed- Interest in Purchase?

The Bailey Truss Bridge: a work of the past that’s still being used today. First developed by British civil engineer Donald Bailey in 1941, the truss bridge won its fame right away, as they were made of light steel, easily … Continue reading

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2013 Ammann Awards Results Part I

Robert (Bob) Frame III elected overwhelmingly for Lifetime Achievement; same result for Riverside Bridge (Ozark, Missouri) for Best Preservation Example. Halle (Saale) and Flensburg (Germany) numbers one and two respectively for Mystery Bridge.     Run-off vote for Spectacular Bridge … Continue reading

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Newsflyer 24 May 2013

          Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge’s future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge? On the eve the upcoming SIA Conference in Minneapolis/ St. Paul this … Continue reading

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Newsflyer 21 May, 2013

          Tornado destroys large bridge in Oklahoma, Bridge lost to flooding in Indiana, Future of Kentucky Bridge in question The month of May was supposed to bring flowers, warm weather and fun to families and friends, … Continue reading

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Kentucky Bridge to be replaced- truss bridge for sale. Any takers?

Hope for Mercer County Bridge built by a prominent Kentucky bridge builder Subtracting Lexington, Louisville and Frankfort, the state of Kentucky is one of many US states that have only a handful of truss bridges left. Mercer County is one … Continue reading

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Three Bridges Gone, Two collapsed, One dead

There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life.  Sadly, as … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge 13: A bridge named after a politician

  This mystery bridge article starts off with a pop quiz- three questions to be exact: 1. What bridges do you know that are named after a politician? 2. Which was the very first bridge that was named after a … Continue reading

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Eggners Ferry Bridge Reopened: But for how long?

There have been a lot of events that took place this past Memorial Day weekend that deal with historic bridges. One of course was the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, which was … Continue reading

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