Tag Archives: restoration

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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Ely Street Bridge in Bertram Washed Away

1891 Bridge near Cedar Rapids knocked into flooded Big Creek. June of this year saw unprecedented flooding in the Midwest, as heavy rainfall saturated the ground and turned quiet creeks into violent rivers flowing out of control. This includes the … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasedena, California

Pasadena, California: with 138,540 inhabitants and a suburb of Los Angeles, the city is loaded with glamor and glitter, as the rich and famous make their homes there. Streets are lined with tall palm trees and loaded with cars. And … Continue reading

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Bunker Mill Bridge Update: Hot Riveting Restoration Demonstration to take place February 18th

This article starts off with some bad news for people wanting to see how a historic bridge is being restored. The annual Iron and Steel Preservation Conference, which takes place in March at the Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: Christmas Eve 2013

City Council Approves Public-Private Project for Historic Bridge; Restoration of Another Historic Bridge Under Way; So is Voting for Ammann Awards It’s becoming a rarity that we are getting a series of good news about the future of historic bridges, … Continue reading

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Bunker Mill Bridge sold to private organization

Washington County sells bridge to private organization for $1 plus donates funds for restoration. Kalona, Iowa-  Efforts to save and restore the 1887 Bunker Mill Bridge took two gigantic steps towards reality yesterday, as Washington County officials voted unanimously to … Continue reading

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Newsflyer 2 October, 2013

  Bridgefest in Iowa; Bridge Closures due to Concerns Let’s start off with a simple question for this Newsflyer: If you see a bridge that is unstable, who do you go to to address these concerns? Naturally a local government … Continue reading

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Answers to the Park Complex Questions

After a brief absence due to other column items to cover and to allow people to be curious about the park, here are the answers to the Quiz provided in a post a couple weeks ago on the FW Kent … Continue reading

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Motor Mill Bridge near Elkader, Iowa Part 2

                Part 2 of the series on Motor Mill Bridge near Elkader, Iowa is a long story about how the bridge, which was washed away by floods twice in 1991 and 2008, received … Continue reading

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Motor Mill Bridge near Elkader, Iowa Part 1

                There was a round of critics who claimed that truss bridges are obsolete and cannot be used for today’s highway standards, especially because they are fracture citical, meaning if one part fails, … Continue reading

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