Tag Archives: Nathan Holth

BB Comer Bridge in Alabama: Demolition Funding can be Repurposed for Rehabiliation

  Spanning the Tennessee River at Scottsboro, Alabama, the BB Comer Bridge represents a classic example of a cantilever truss bridge that is traditionally a target of progress, especially in light of the Minneapolis Bridge disaster six and a half … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 28: Unusual Swing Bridge in Virginia

Swing bridges have become a rare commodity on our roads today. Built using a center pier designed to turn the span at a 90° angle, most of them were built using mostly Howe, Lattice, Baltimore or even Warren trusses. There … Continue reading

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Something Old and Something New at the Historic Bridge Weekend

Open-air presentations, reunion with old friends and colleagues, incredible bridge finds There is a first time in everything. This old saying can be applied to this year’s Historic Bridge Weekend, which took place August 9-12 in eastern Iowa. While we … Continue reading

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K-Truss Bridge

Before I go into the topic on K-truss bridges, the second of many to come in a series on unusual bridge designs, I would like to tell you how I managed to come across this bridge, located over the Monongahela … Continue reading

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Waldo Hancock Suspension Bridge coming down- but how?

                            It had served US 1 for 71 years and has been standing for a total of 82 years. Now, a piece of Maine’s history is coming … Continue reading

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Maple Rapids Road Bridge lost to Mother Nature

Neglect and Mother Nature brought this bridge down last week If there was a word that should be added to the historic preservation glossary, it would be Neglect. A process of ignoring the needs of a structure with the consequence … Continue reading

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SIA Conference coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul

All eyes seem to be focused on the Midwest for this year’s conferences and tours dealing with architecture, history and preservation. Apart from the ISPC Conference last month in Michigan and the upcoming Historic Bridge Weekend Conference in Iowa in … Continue reading

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Highlights of the 2013 ISPC Conference in Lansing, Michigan

  Have you ever wondered how many historic bridges that were in dire state that they were candidates for demolition but were fully restored to look like it was brand new?  Every year since 2009,  Lansing Community College and Vern … Continue reading

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Ammann Awards 2012 Results

Midwestern Bridges take center stage, Cooper and Newlon win Lifetime Legacy, Thuringia on the map for Best Kept Secret After the last of the votes have been tallied, it is now time for the results of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles’ Othmar … 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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