Category Archives: Bridges

Domestic Terrorism Comes To Cuyahoga Valley!

Holy crap- I know this bridge so well: 5 arrested in plot to blow up Cleveland bridge U.S. authorities have arrested five self-described anarchists in Cleveland for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge, the U.S. Justice Department said today….The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To A Notable Bridge

I got a message this morning letting me know that Sunday will mark the 175th anniversary of the dedication of the Thomas Viaduct on the original main line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. This multi-span masonry arch was a … Continue reading

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Almost Perfect Duluth Day

Went to Duluth for a day of train and boat watching with a young friend who’s an old friend, and an extremely congenial new friend. Couldn’t ask for better – though did someone say “maybe some cheese?” Here’s a few … Continue reading

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A Bridge That Makes Me Say, "Ooooh!"

To counter the bad taste left by the Calatrava monstrosity, a bridge that proves that cutting-edge design can be both pleasing and practical: the 1930 (!) Salginatobel Bridge of Robert Maillart. With this bridge across a Swiss valley, and others … Continue reading

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A Bridge That Makes My Stomach Hurt

In years to come, when people see pictures of the gimcrack Calatrava bridges that became so faddish in the early twenty-first century, they are going to laugh their heads off at our gullibility. (They’ll just see pictures, of course, since … Continue reading

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Is This A Cool Bridge, Or What?

The Széchenyi lánchíd, or Budapest Chain Bridge. (Click for closer look.) Always wanted to see it, and got the chance in April, 1990. According to our friends at Wikipedia, Széchenyi lánchíd or Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that … Continue reading

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Genuine Hero On Golden Gate Bridge

Wow. Just wow. Driver’s quick thinking prevents head-on crash on GG Bridge San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2007: A Mill Valley man prevented a potentially serious crash on the Golden Gate Bridge today by using his pickup truck to guide … Continue reading

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Long Island Truckers: “We Have A Right To Run Heavy Trucks On An Aging Bridge”

After all, it’s not like bridges ever fall down or anything: Judge: Weight limits on Throgs Neck reasonable Newsday, August 17, 2007 The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority acted legally earlier this month when it imposed weight restrictions on heavy … Continue reading

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Breaking: Bridge Collapse In Minneapolis

Holy crap- this looks like a bad one: I-35W bridge collapses Major city, Interstate highway, rush hour. Talk about a nightmare.

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Before Setting Forth On The Firth

Better read this firtht: Further wire snaps hit Forth Bridge The Courier, November 18 ,2006 THREE MORE wires holding up the Forth Road Bridge have snapped in the past few months, the Forth Estuary Transport Authority confirmed yesterday. Despite the … Continue reading

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Roebling Bridge Update

NPS Morning Report, July 5, 2006: The historic Roebling Bridge, which crosses the Delaware, has been closed by Federal Highways. Details! We want details! Here we go… somehow missed this in the Times Monday: Amid Mess Left by Floods, Cheers … Continue reading

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Hope It’s Still Doing Okay

Looks like the northeast flooding has threatened nothing less than the nation’s oldest suspension bridge: NPS Morning Report, June 29, 2006: The historic Roebling Bridge between Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, and Minisink Ford, New York, has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian … Continue reading

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