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Ammann Awards for Lifetime Achievement Post Humus: James Hippen

Back in January, the winners of the Ammann Award for Lifetime Achievement and Best Example of a Preserved Historic Bridge were announced in the Chronicles page, with certificates being mailed off via post. Two of them to be exact, which … 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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2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards- Nominations

New Categories Introduced. Nominations being accepted between now and December 1st Time sure is flying when you are having fun. Already 2013 is on its last two legs, with October being over with next week and thoughts of Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, Minnesota

Inspite the number of historic bridges being demolished or wiped away because of natural disasters, there are a few bright spots to consider. The Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, MN is one of them.  Spanning the Long Meadow Lake arm … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 31 May, 2013

One bridge was altered and restored to traffic. Another bridge’s future is in limbo after inspections reveal structural issues, and another bridge will be torn down if no one claims it by July. These are the top three headlines that … 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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2013 Iron and Steel Preservation Conference

Historic bridge preservation can take on various form. While some bridges are sandblasted and repainted, some bridge parts are welded together to make them look like they were just recently built.  And as the need for welders for preservation projects … Continue reading

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Ghost Bridge to come down but not without a fight.

The news of the massive demolition of the historic bridges has raised several eyebrows and are leading to questions as to how to better protect historic bridges from neglect and pointless demolition; especially as there is considerable interest in saving … Continue reading

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Massacre of Historic Bridges in the USA Underway?

At the beginning of this year, fellow pontist James Baughn predicted in his website, the Historic and Notable Bridges of the US, that there would be fewer demolitions for 2013, providing hope for many people wanting to save their historic … Continue reading

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Lifetime Legacy Post Humous: Howard Newlon Jr.

This year’s Ammann Awards received many entries, more than last year. However one of the awards that is of importance is the Lifetime Legacy Awards, given to person(s) who devoted a large amount of time and energy to saving historic … Continue reading

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