Sometimes I go looking for a specific building or building type in research and serendipitously come across a structure that I had not heard of and wish I’d seen sooner. An example is the small truss bridge above, which spans a railroad line and carries a small local road in rural Pennsylvania. It was moved […]

via Construction History: An Ancestor — Old Structures Engineering

A longtime resident of Chicago, Illinois, James McDonough is a diversely experienced executive who most recently led McDonough Associates as CEO and chairman. Earlier in his career, James McDonough served the City of Chicago as a supervisor and later manager of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge. Construction for the Chicago Skyway commenced in 1956. At […]

via A Look at the Historic Chicago Skyway — James McDonough

I went looking for another bridge after yesterday’s arch, and I found this little guy. I’m sure there’s information out there, but in the time I was willing to spend, all I got was the rather spare description in HAER: it’s over Maggie Creek, eleven miles west of Elko, Nevada. I also learned that Maggie […]

via Far and Away — Old Structures Engineering

CHICAGO RIVER — Chicago has more drawbridges than any other American city and is second in the world to Amsterdam. On Thursday, the city’s most famous bridge — The DuSable Bridge over the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue — turns 100. To commemorate it, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will participate in a live-streamed celebration at 7 […]

via DuSable Bridge, Chicago’s Most Famous, Turns 100 Thursday — Block Club Chicago

Happy Birthday to this unique Chicago landmark! 😀

Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and Gravity Hill, Colvin, and Herline and Turner […]

via Along the Way: Snooks Covered Bridge — The Pennsylvania Rambler

Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. Having spent the morning exploring Cathedral Valley, we needed a short hike in the main section of […]

via Capitol Reef National Park: Hickman Bridge — National Parks With T