Tag Archives: Nathan Holth

Hulton Bridge Brought Down by Explosives

Oakmont loses historic icon via implosion amid protests. PITTSBURGH/ OAKMONT- There are demolitions of historic buildings and bridges that are justified because of their derilect state and safety concerns. While options of rebuilding are viable, the removal of safety hazards … Continue reading

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Greenfield Bridge brought down by explosives

93-year old historic bridge in dire straits put out of its misery together with a falsework bridge beneath it. PITTSBURGH-  It was a posterboy of Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, touted as one of the worst in the country, but it was a … Continue reading

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The Wrong Picture

Over the holiday season, as I was celebrating with family and getting some photo opportunities of some bridges in Iowa and Minnesota, one of my fellow pontists brought this painting up to the attention of the historic bridge community. It … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Long-Awaited Results

Before announcing the winners, the author would like to apologize for the delay of the announcement of the winners. The reasons were twofold: 1. While returning home to Germany after spending Christmas with family in the US, he and his … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Author Chooses the Best Bridge Stories

To start off the Author’s Choice Award version of the 2014 Ammann Awards, presented by the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I would like to present you with an overture which is in connection with this year’s theme: Bigger is not always better. … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 52: The Bridge from Brazil

Photo taken by Nathan Holth Here’s a pop quiz for you readers, with regards to this mystery bridge: 1. When was the oldest swing bridge in the US ever built and 2. When was the first time a bridge was … Continue reading

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Historic Bridge Awareness Month: Interview with Craig Holstein

November is coming to a close, and with that the National Historic Bridge Month, a month where we take a look at the accomplishments involving preserving historic bridges in the US and elsewhere. This year, we have seen many more … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 49: Silent Shade Swing Bridge in Mississippi

The next Mystery Bridge takes us down to Mississippi and to this bridge: the Silent Shade Swing Bridge. The bridge is difficult to find for it is located over the Yazoo River, 25 migratory miles north of Yazoo City between … Continue reading

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2014 Historic Bridge Weekend Highlights

From north to south, all of Michigan has been covered. Although this year’s historic bridge weekend may have produced fewer numbers than in the past (due to it taking place in the shoulder season- after summer break), it provided participants … Continue reading

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2014 Historic Bridge Weekend in Michigan

Three-day Event to take place September 5-7, 2014. Labor Day weekend usually marks the end of summer and the start of the school year throughout the US, unless you are living in some states that have already started school. Yet … Continue reading

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