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Reconstruction of Green Bridge Set to Begin

City Council Approves Plan to Restore Vintage Bridge and Key Des Moines Landmark DES MOINES, IOWA- It was only two years ago that the Fifth Avenue Bridge, an 1896 product of local bridge builder George E. King, was fenced off … Continue reading

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Wagon Wheel Bridge Damaged by Fire

Fire damages east approach span. Investigation ongoing. BOONE, IOWA- Law enforement authorities are investigating a possible arson, which occurred on the Wagon Wheel Bridge most recently. According to reports from multiple sources, the fire was reported by Union Pacific Railroad … Continue reading

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Valley View Trail Bridge to be Relocated

Bridge to become part of a city bike trail. Potential for other steel truss bridges to follow suit? WINTERSET, IOWA- The Bridges of Madison County: Home of its covered bridges, one of a handful counties in the United States that … Continue reading

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Newsflyer: 3 February, 2015

One Historic Bridge Gone by Mother Nature, Another Destroyed Illegally, Another Disappears but One is Restored and Reused Greece has been a thorn in the side of the European Union since 2010, or rather the EU has been a thorn … Continue reading

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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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