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Swing Bridge in Lübeck to be Rehabilitated

Lübeck, Germany-  It is touted as the third oldest swing bridge in Germany and one of the last two swing bridges remaining in Schleswig-Holstein. Now the 1892 Drehbrücke, spanning the Trave River between Lübeck’s suburbs of St. Lorenz and the … Continue reading

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Rendsburg High Bridge

Information: Location: Baltic-North Sea Canal at Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Description: Main span: Cantilever Warren through truss with transporter (main span), steel trestle approach span (south) and loop approach (north) Length: 7 km (total) Of which: 2468 main span; loop approach … 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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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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