BHC Newsflyer: 16 May, 2020

Kattwyk Bridge (right) and a second span (left). Located in Hamburg. Photo taken by Gerd Fahrenhorst / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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To listen to the podcast, click onto this link: https://anchor.fm/jason-smith-bhc19/episodes/BHC-Newsflyer-16-May-2020-ee4tit

 

News Stories in the Podcast:

Hamburg Bridge Projects 2020

The Bridges of Hamburg (blog): https://hamburgsbruecken.wordpress.com/

Kattwyk Lift Bridge

Article: https://www.elbe-wochenblatt.de/2020/04/30/kattwyk-neue-bruecke-ueber-die-suederelbe-auch-fuer-personenverkehr-nutzen/

Bridge info:  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kattwykbr%C3%BCcke

 

The Bridge at Pulvermühle

Article: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article229099379/Lokstedt-100-Jahre-alte-Bruecke-wird-erneuert.html

 

Photo taken in 2014 by JoachimKohlerBremen / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Cäcilienbrücke in Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) To Come Down

Article: https://www.bild.de/regional/bremen/bremen-aktuell/90-jahre-altes-wahrzeichen-sanierung-der-caecilienbruecke-startet-63270986.bild.html

Bridge Info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A4cilienbr%C3%BCcke

 

Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston- decommissioned. Photo taken by NewtonCourt / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

New Design Unveiled for Northern Avenue Bridge

Northern Avenue Bridge Project:  https://www.northernavebridgebos.com/

Article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/business/city-unveils-new-northern-ave-bridge-design-hopes-begin-work-next-year/

Bridge Info: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=massachusetts/northern/

Video Rendering of the Proposed New Bridge:

 

Labor Day Walk at Mackinac Bridge Cancelled because of Covid-19

Article: https://www.mackinacbridge.org/events/walk/

Flower Theft at Bridge of Flowers

Article: https://www.recorder.com/Bridge-of-flowers-suspects-being-charged-34313478?fbclid=IwAR23UTZObkGqA59XYZshi_vZP-RiGS0vaAhaMpc1i44O8UuVH_pmrG5IHlg

Bridge Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Flowers_(bridge)

 

Jefferson Davis Bridge. Photo taken by Martha Carver in 2015

Jefferson Davis Bridge to be Restored

Article: https://www.ajc.com/news/historic-augusta-bridge-will-close-this-week-for-pedestrian-conversion/jngjMHjZdQAsZKtmbhGl7N/?fbclid=IwAR0k3X1xkOwYHtMs5y6hl5MOMa0u47u57OO8U8OvuZn1V2g6zooqvE0RPbQ

Bridge Info: https://bridgehunter.com/ga/richmond/bh38525/

 

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BHC Newsflyer: May 8th 2020

Forest Hill High Bridge in California: Source of a Bizarre Suicide Attempt that ended in a Soft Landing. Photo taken by Craig Philpott in 1982.

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Due to technical issues and non-bridge related commitments, this is a backlog edition with this edition being from a week ago.

To listen to the podcast, click here: https://anchor.fm/jason-smith-bhc19/episodes/BHC-Newsflyer-8-May–2020-ee4srd

 

Articles with links:

Wartime Bridge Stories to Commemorate the Bridges that Played a Key Role in World War II

Article: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/wartime-bridges-stories-of-bridges-and-their-roles-in-world-war-ii-now-being-collected-for-series/

Page: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/historic-bridges-in-the-news/

World War II Articles Via Flensburg Files (May 7th 2020 on):  https://flensburgerfiles.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/wartime-bridge-story-nr-1-the-tangermunde-crossing/  !: Page turner at the end of each article. Some links will take you to stories detailed.

 

Sulfur Fork Bridge nominated for the National Register

Article: https://clarksvillenow.com/local/port-royals-sulfur-fork-bridge-nominated-for-national-register-of-historic-places/

Bridge Info: http://bridgehunter.com/tn/montgomery/sulfur-fork/

Information on the Tobacco Wars:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Patch_Tobacco_Wars

 

Bynum Bridge Listed on the National Register

Bridge Info: http://bridgehunter.com/nc/chatham/bynum/

 

Grant to fix covered bridge in Tennessee

Article: https://wcyb.com/news/local/elizabethton-awarded-800000-grant-to-repair-covered-bridge

Bridge Info: https://bridgehunter.com/tn/carter/bh36947/

 

Kindee Bridge to be Repaired

Article: https://www.portnews.com.au/story/6748623/historic-suspension-bridge-at-kindee-undergoes-repairs/

Project Website: https://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/About-Us/What-Were-Up-To/Whats-Happening-Now/Wauchope-Hinterland-Projects/Kindee-Bridge

 

Suicide Attempts Ends in Soft Landing

Article: https://www.broadstreetbeacon.com/man-falls-off-forest-hill-bridge-after-accidentally-shooting-himself-while-on-heroin/?#

Bridge Info: http://bridgehunter.com/ca/placer/auburn-forest-hill/

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