BHC Newsflyer: 18 December 2021

Skerne Railroad Bridge in Darlington. A newly designated Grade I structure because of historic significance. Source: Verbarson, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Headlines:

Two Bigfork Historic Bridges to be Replaced:

Article: https://flatheadbeacon.com/2021/12/13/two-bigfork-bridges-to-be-replaced/

Bridge Street Bridge Info: http://bridgehunter.com/mt/flathead/L1567200002001/

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Union Pacific seeks Demolition of St. Paul Lift Bridge

Article: https://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2021/12/downtown-st-paul-is-likely-going-to-lose-its-historic-railroad-lift-bridge/

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Tintern Waterworks Bridge to be Replaced:

Article: https://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/19781225.tintern-bridge-sex-education-fame-close-next-year/

Bridge info: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=unitedkingdom/tinternparvabridge/

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Arson Suspected at Ottumwa-Wabash Pedestrian Bridge

Article: https://ottumwapost.com/fire-causes-significant-damage-to-wabash-pedestrian-bridge-p3519-188.htm

Bridge Info: http://bridgehunter.com/ia/wapello/wabash/

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Elsenbrücke in Berlin to be demolished earlier than expected

Article: https://www.rbb24.de/panorama/beitrag/2021/12/berlin-verkehr-elsenbruecke-pkw-wieder-frei.html

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Oldest Railroad Bridge in the World Honored with Grade I Listing

Article: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19783746.darlington-skernes-railway-bridge-given-grade-listing/

Bridge Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skerne_Bridge

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Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com

REMINDER!

Voting is still ongoing for the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards. Between now and January 21, 2022, you can vote for your favorite bridge candidates in ten categories. The winners will be announced on January 22. Have fun and happy bridgehunting, folks! ❤

Part 1: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2021/12/04/2021-bridgehunter-awards-voting-part-1-best-bridge-photo/

Part 2: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2021/12/04/2021-bridgehunter-awards-voting-ballot-part-2/

Part 3: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2021/12/04/2021-bridgehunter-awards-part-3/

Podcasts for each category will be added between now and January to listen to the summaries of each candidate.

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The BHC Newsflyer will be going off the air for three weeks to spend time with family and friends. The first podcast of 2022 will happen on January 15th. The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles would like to wish you and yours a nice but also safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and may 2022 be better than this year. Take care and stay safe! ❤ 🙂

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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