Tag Archives: restoration

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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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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What to do with a HB: The McIntyre Bowstring Arch Bridge in Poweshiek County, Iowa

    Poweshiek County rescinds grant and support for McIntyre Bowstring Arch Bridge. Bridge now for sale to be relocated. Preserving historic bridges for future generations is not an easy task, given the amount of work needed to restore and … 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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