BHC Newsflyer: 15 May 2021

Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis. Photo taken by Shane Passmore in 2013

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Headlines:

Structural Crack Forces Closure of Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis, TN

Links:

News Article: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/12/996407481/cracked-memphis-bridge-remains-indefinitely-closed-disrupting-supply-chain?t=1620996055529

Bridge Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernando_de_Soto_Bridge

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New Kanzungula Bridge Between Botswana and Zambia Opens to Traffic

Links:

News Article: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/zambia-botswana-inaugurate-260m-joint-bridge/2236002#

Bridge Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazungula_Bridge

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Historic Tipu Khan Bridge in India to be Restored

Links:

News Article: https://www.thehansindia.com/news/cities/hyderabad/hyderabad-historic-tipu-khan-bridge-to-be-restored-685626

Bridge Information: http://wikimapia.org/717841/Tippu-Khan-bridge

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Sauerbrücke in Luxembourg to be Demolished after Opening of Replacement Bridge

News Article: https://www.wort.lu/de/lokales/70-jahre-alte-sauerbruecke-wird-abgerissen-60754fd7de135b923641fc35

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Historic Bridge in Limbach (RP), Germany to be Restored using Local Funds

News Article: https://www.ww-kurier.de/artikel/99903-limbachs-historische-bruecke-kann-mit-landeshilfe-saniert-werden

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Wehrdol Viaduct in Danger

News Article (incl. Information): https://www.come-on.de/lennetal/werdohl/denkmalschutz-viadukt-in-werdohl-in-gefahr-90477702.html

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Historic Railroad Underpass in Horspath, England to be Restored after Public Outcry

News Article: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/could-oxfordshire-rail-bridge-restoration-spark-wider-review-of-plans-to-demolish-historic-rail-assets-11-05-2021/?tkn=1

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Bridge Replacement in New Jersey Draws Opposition

News Article: https://www.nj.com/news/2021/05/opponents-of-historic-nj-bridge-replacement-fear-it-will-bring-more-trucks-to-quiet-town.html

Bridge Information: http://bridgehunter.com/nj/mercer/1100034/

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The Newport Transporter Bridge — The Oak and Toad

It’s like a wet day at the seaside – sitting by ourselves on a bench under the shelter, the dripping dagger boards gayly framing our view of the water, and of the conductor, staring out like a lonely ice cream seller.

The Newport Transporter Bridge — The Oak and Toad