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Now Taking Entries for the 2014 Ammann Awards

  2014 has been the year where instead of destroying historic bridges, governments and the private sectors have been working on saving them. Whether they are steel truss bridges, suspension bridges with stone towers, or covered bridges made of wood, … Continue reading

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Now taking articles and candidates for Bridge Tours and Best Example of Historic Bridge Preservation

While the 2014 Othmar H. Ammann Awards are only a couple months away, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is already taking entries for two categories: The City Tour Award and Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge. The reasons are twofold: 1. … Continue reading

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Linz Railroad Bridge Preservation: Interview

The next Chronicles entry takes us back to Linz in central Austria, and in particular, this bridge over the Danube. Two years ago, the Chronicles published an article about the future of this three-span hybrid Parker-Whipple through truss span that … Continue reading

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Old Red Bridge in Columbia Falls, Montana

  Montana: its mountainous landscape, its lucious vegetation, its gorgeous bridges. In the state about the size of France with 2 million inhabitants, it holds a vast array of historic bridges, many of them built between 1890 and 1930 and … Continue reading

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Clarendon Bridge in Monroe County, Arkansas

Sister Bridges. They may look alike in structural appearance. They may be built at the same time. They may have been built by the same bridge builder. The difference though is where they are located, how each of the structures … Continue reading

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What to do with a Historic Bridge: Red Bridge in Jasper County, Iowa

Author’s Note: This is a three-part series on two bridges, spanning the South Branch Skunk River in Jasper and Marion Counties in the state of Iowa, both located within two miles of each other. Unfortunately, they are BOTH in danger … Continue reading

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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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