BHC Newsflyer: May 7, 2022

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Historic Bridge in Bath, England to Remain Closed after Finding Complex Issues

Article: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/baths-cleveland-bridge-repairs-delayed-by-complex-engineering-issues-03-05-2022/?tkn=1

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

Bridge Restoration Project: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/cleveland-bridge-renovation-project/essential-maintenance-update

Tour Guide on the Bridges of Bath (Trip Advisor): https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g186370-Activities-c47-t5-Bath_Somerset_England.html

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Photo taken in 2010

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Repairs Being Undertaken On Historic Bridge in Denmark- Refitting it In Time for the Tour de France

Article: https://www.yacht.de/aktuell/panorama/christian-x-bruecke-in-sonderborg-bleibt-gesperrt

Bridge Info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Christian_den_X%E2%80%99s_Bro

Info on Tour de France:  https://www.letour.fr/en/overall-route

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Lawsuit because of Negligence Filed over Death of Teenager at Historic Bridge in Ottawa, Canada

Article: https://nationalpost.com/news/local-news/family-of-ottawa-boy-who-died-in-jump-from-prince-of-wales-bridge-sues-city-of-ottawa-for-negligence/wcm/68a0c242-24c4-4366-91df-974c74cbf5e0?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2W3bnNE4TvpJP791MHVQPFrTioh4mJbz59FttzGSB9CgzdEFcOGw407Wo#Echobox=1651581063

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

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Source: cannonhillchronicles (see Info on the Mangaweka Gorge)

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Grand Opening of the New Mangaweka Bridge in New Zealand Earlier than Planned

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/300580066/opening-date-brought-forward-for-new-mangaweka-bridge

Project and Bridge Info: https://www.rangitikei.govt.nz/district/projects/mangaweka-bridge-replacement

Information on the Mangaweka Gorge and Bridge: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2022/05/07/mangaweka-gorge/

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New Walkway to be Installed on the Historic Connel Bridge in Scotland

Article: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/unique-temporary-walkway-to-be-installed-on-historic-scots-bridge-during-refurb-28-04-2022/

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

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Book Release and Celebration of Life Planned for Late Author of the Website Devoted to Irish Waterways and Bridges Planned for June

Article: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2022/05/05/invitation-to-book-launch-and-remembering-brian-irish-waterways-history/

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Mangaweka Gorge

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We had no particular plan for sightseeing on the drive from Motuoapa Bay to Wellington but it wasn’t long before we saw a sign indicating the presence of a historic bridge. Of course, we went to investigate and found the Mangaweka Bridge. Built in 1904, it is the only cantilever road bridge left in New Zealand.

The bridge itself is quite impressive but the views from the centre of the Mangaweka Gorge are truly magnificent.

Across the bridge we were surprised to find Awastone Riverside Haven, comprising accommodation, a campground and café. We enjoyed coffee and cake along with a different perspective of the bridge, rising 17 metres above the riverbed and the vertical white ‘papa’ cliffs.

The Rangitikei River, one of New Zealand’s longest at 253 kilometres, has cut spectacular gorges through the soft clay on its way to the Tasman Sea. The dramatic backdrop and series of rapids…

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