Tag Archives: Nathan Holth

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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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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