A Bridge to Honor Abraham Lincoln Is Dedicated on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

A Bridge to Honor Abraham Lincoln Is Dedicated on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

Transportation History

February 12, 1909

On the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, a footbridge bearing his name was dedicated at Platt National Park (now part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area) in south-central Oklahoma adjacent to the town of Sulphur. The Lincoln Bridge, built across Travertine Creek in the park, replaced a succession of rickety wooden bridges at the location that were each either washed away or in need of constant repairs.  A bridge was needed at the site as a key part of the travel route between the main entrance to the park at Sulphur and – just south of the creek – cold-water mineral springs that were widely believed to have important therapeutic qualities.

The necessity of a more durable bridge over the creek that could safely support pedestrians mushroomed with the ever-increasing popularity of the park and in particular the mineral springs. Albert Greene, the park’s superintendent, awarded the task of building a…

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BHC Newsflyer: 11 February, 2019

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Göltzschtalbrücke in Netzschkau (between Greiz and Reichenbach). Photo taken in July 2018

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Aue Viaduct to be Rehabilitated. Traffic chaos to begin in March. Link:  https://www.freiepresse.de/erzgebirge/schwarzenberg/bauarbeiten-an-bahnhofsbruecke-verkehrsader-einen-monat-dicht-artikel10437920

 

200-year old Bobritzsch Bridge to be replaced. Bridge’s future uncertain: https://www.freiepresse.de/mittelsachsen/freiberg/plaene-fuer-neue-bobritzsch-bruecke-liegen-vor-artikel10437730

 

Columbia Avenue Bridge in St. Louis to close. Replacement planned:  http://bridgehunter.com/mo/st-louis-city/columbia-avenue/

 

American Falls to shut off for bridge replacement but when? Link: The Weather Network

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Selfie at a world-renowned viaduct can be costlyhttps://www.freiepresse.de/vogtland/reichenbach/bruecken-selfie-kann-teuer-werden-artikel10438660

Information on the Göltzschtalbrücke (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ltzsch_Viaduct

 

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More on this technology:  https://www.archdaily.com/904529/worlds-first-3d-printed-steel-bridge-takes-center-stage-at-dutch-design-week

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