BHC Newsflyer: 20 March, 2021

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Headlines:

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Longest Causeway in Kenya to be replaced

Article: https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/63324-kenha-closes-section-historic-mombasa-bridge-after-emergency

Information on the Causeway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makupa_Causeway

Information on the Mobasa Bridge on the Causeway: https://constructionreviewonline.com/news/kenya/kenha-to-construct-a-bridge-across-makupa-causeway-in-mombasa/

And: https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/60744-details-new-ksh82b-mombasa-gate-bridge-video

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Historic Batıayaz Bridge in Turkey Being Rehabilitated

Article: https://www.raillynews.com/2021/03/the-historical-batiayaz-bridge-is-being-repaired/

Information on the Bridge: https://www.flickr.com/photos/efkansinan/41715801790

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Utica Bridge in Illinois Imploded

Information on the Bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/il/lasalle/utica/

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Photo by Jann Mayer

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Bridge Street Bridge in California Restored and Reopened

Article: https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article249917298.html

Bridge Information: http://bridgehunter.com/ca/san-luis-obispo/49C0196/

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Award Given to Firm for Rehabbing Winnington Turn Bridge in the UK

Article: https://scottishconstructionnow.com/article/paisley-firm-wins-civil-engineering-award-for-english-bridge-restoration

Information on the bridge: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391406

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Photo by James MacCray

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Historic Truss Bridge in Kentucky Moves to Park

Article: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/historic-bridge-moving-to-henderson-co-park/

Information on the Bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/ky/hancock/46C00028N/

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Arch of Chenab Railroad Bridge in Kashmir Completed

Article: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/others/railways-connects-bottom-ends-of-main-arch-of-world-s-tallest-bridge-over-chenab-101615921804613.html

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BHC Newsflyer: 24 April 2020

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Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt at Christmas time. Photo taken in December 2010

Corona Special: The Cancellation of Bridge Festivals

In both the USA as well as Germany and other European countries, communities in the summer time host bridge festivals (in German: Brückenfest), where markets and festivities take place at their beloved historic bridge. This usually takes place on a weekend and attracts thousands of visitors from all corners of the world. Because of the pandemic CoVid-19, these events are either cancelled or are about to be cancelled or postponed because of the high risk of spreading the virus. And if the Oktoberfest in Munich gets cancelled for the first time since 1949, no bridge festival is safe. Hence the information in this week’s podcast, including links.

This week’s podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-smith-bhc19/episodes/BHC-Newsflyer-Corona-Special-24-April-2020-ed6gkf

 

And the headlines:

Krämerbrücke Festival in Erfurt Cancelled/ Erfurt mourns loss of longest tenant on the bridge:

Links: https://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/regionen/erfurt/wuerdevoller-abschied-id228913845.html

https://www.otz.de/service/live-blog-coronavirus-fruehere-ladenoeffnung-in-thueringen-elf-zalando-mitarbeiter-in-erfurt-infiziert-id228803581.html

https://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/regionen/erfurt/wuerdevoller-abschied-id228913845.html

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2266348657007500&id=1508477809461259

 

Horde Bridge Fest in Dortmund Cancelled:

Info: https://hoerder-stadtteilagentur.de/bruckenfest_hor-de_international/

Article: https://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/dortmund/hoerder-brueckenfest-wird-wegen-corona-verschoben-1505428.html

 

Nuremberg Bridge Fest at Theodor-Heuss-Brücke expected to be cancelled

Information on Bridge Fest: https://www.nuernberg.de/internet/stadtportal/brueckenfestival.html

Cancellation of events in Bavaria: https://www.antenne.de/nachrichten/bayern/corona-diese-grossveranstaltungen-in-bayern-wurden-bereits-abgesagt

Cencellation of Oktoberfest 2020 in Munich: https://flensburgerfiles.wordpress.com/2020/04/21/munich-oktoberfest-cancelled/

 

Brückefest in Heidelberg postponed until next year.

Karl Theodore Bridge- https://www.heidelberg.de/hd/HD/Besuchen/alte+bruecke+und+brueckentor.html

City Festivals- https://www.altheidelberg.org/veranstaltungen

 

Covered Bridge Festival in Elizabethon, Tennessee Called Off

Article: https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Fairs-Festivals/2020/04/15/Carter-man-charged-in-murder-of-his-mother-arrested-at-Atlanta-Airport-86.html

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

County Bridge Tour:  https://bridgehunter.com/tn/carter/

 

Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Will Not Happen

Article: https://www.katc.com/news/coronavirus/breaux-bridge-crawfish-festival-postponed

Event Info: http://bbcrawfest.com/about/

 

Note: Further cancellations of bridge festivals are likely as the virus progresses and planners remain concern about the safety of their bridges, communities and the people who visit them in large masses. The Chronicles will continue to provide you with updates through the Newsflyer podcast as they come.

To follow up more on the Corona Virus, go to the sister website, The Flensburg Files (click here.) There, you can read up on all the stories involving CoVid-19, including events being cancelled in Germany (and Europe) and people over there who are dealing with the virus and the restriction of movements.

 

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2019 Bridgehunter Awards Results- Podcast

Black Hawk Bridge in Lansing, Iowa: Winner of Bridge of the Year. Photo by Roger Deschner

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Detailed recap of the results of the 2019 Bridgehunter and Author’s Choice Awards via podcast. Please click here     to listen.

Results of the 2019 Bridgehunter Awards here.

Results of the 2019 Author’s Choice Awards here.

 

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