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The Bridgehunter's Chronicles

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles

By Jason Smith
This podcast provides you with a summary of all the stories involving historic bridges in the United States, Canada, Europe and elsewhere.
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BHC Newsflyer: 15 January 2022
Headlines: Viaduct at Rahmede Condemned after Cracks Revealed Link: Second Oldest Bridge over the Ahr Coming Down after Flood Damage in July 2021 Link: Reopening of the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati Delayed Link: Stalemate in the Ruling over the Frank J Wood Bridge Link: Segment of Original Seven Mile Bridge in Florida Opens for Pedestrians and Cyclist Plans to Convert Buck O'neil Bridge in Kansas City into Lineal Park PLUS other headlines Don't  forget to vote for the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards. Voting Ends on January  21st at 12:00pm (Central Time), 7:00pm (Berlin Time). Winners will be  announced on January 22 in the podcast
January 15, 2022
2021 Bridgehunter Awards: Bridge Media and Genre
This category features literature, documentary and other forms of media that has to do with bridges. The candidates in the running include: Hairpin Bridge: Novel by Taylor Adama Bridge of Souls: Novel by Victoria Schwab The Little Red Light House and the Big Grey Bridge: Book by H.H. Swift and Lynd Ward 700 Feet Down: Documentary on Galloping Gertie Bostian Bridge Tragedy of 1891- a Documentary Brooklyn Bridge History Podcast and Book (Greg Jackson and David McCullough) Bridge Across the Ocean by Jack Rochester A Rip in Heaven by Jeanne Cummings
December 22, 2021
2021 Bridgehunter Awards: Endangered T.R.U.S.S. Awards
Based on the T.R.U.S.S. Awards created by James Baughn for, this was reincarnated into this year's awards. The criteria of the awards is the same as what Mr. Baughn did for his awards- focusing on historic unique structures that are endangered. The following candidates are in the running: Jefferson Highway Bridge in Okay, Oklahoma Route 66 Gasconade Bridge in Missouri Bismarck-Mandan Railroad Bridge in North Dakota Cascade Bridge in Burlington, Iowa Victorian-Era Railroad Bridges in England Nipawin Bridge in Canada Arkwright Bridge in Rhode Island Birchenough Bridge in Zimbabwe, Africa Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa, Canada W-Avenue Truss Bridge in Tama, Iowa Old Highway 5 Bridge in Daviess County, Missouri The Historic Bridges of Keeseville, New York Sheepford Road Bridge in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Bolivia Road Bridge in Sangamon County, Illinois
December 22, 2021
2021 Bridgehunter Awards: Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge
This is a summary of the candidates that are in the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards in the category: Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridges The candidates in the running include: Riverside Bridge in Ozark, MO Rochester Bridge in England Kashkan Bridge in Lorestan, Iran Munksbrücke in Dagebüll, Germany Waterloo Truss Bridge in Virginia Swiningdon Turn Bridge in Scotland Berwick Arch Bridge in England Bridge Street Bridge in California South Smith Road Bridge in Wisconsin
December 22, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: December 18 2021
This is our last podcast for the year. Here are the headlines: Two Bigfork Historic Bridges to be Replaced: Union Pacific seeks Demolition of St. Paul Lift Bridge Tintern Waterworks Bridge to be Replaced: Arson Suspected at Ottumwa-Wabash Pedestrian Bridge Elsenbrücke in Berlin to be demolished earlier than expected Oldest Railroad Bridge in the World Honored with Grade I Listing
December 18, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 11 December 2021
Headlines: Historic Green Bridge in Waverly, Iowa Demolished Supply Chain Issues Delays Re-Erection of Watts Mill Bridge in Pennsylvania Roche de Boeuf Bridge in Ohio to be Demolished One Billion Dollars Sought for Mount Hope Bridge New Podcast Showcasing Lifetime Achievement Category of the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Don't forget to vote for the 2021 Awards. Ballot and information are enclosed here. 
December 11, 2021
2021 Bridgehunter Awards- Category: Lifetime Achievement
This is a summary of the candidates that are in the running for the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards. There are eight candidates which include: Kate Castle Kitty Henderson Arlyne Reichert Allan King Sloan Kris Dyer Lisa Schoch Lynn and Judy Jackson Vernon Mesler More detailed information on their achievements and websites can be found by clicking on their names and you will be led to their respective webpages. The ballot where you can cast your vote can be found here. 
December 11, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: December 4th, 2021
Headlines: New I-74 Bridge in the Quad Cities opens to traffic Police looking for those responsible for spraypainting historic bridge in Berkenthin, Schleswig-Holstein Historic Lewes Bridge in Delaware on the Move Last Swing Bridge in Georgia (Houlihan Bridge) Amtrak to spend billions upgrading its line including the historic bridge in Albany 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Voting is underway. To participate, click here and you'll be led to the first of three ballots. Good luck with the votes.
December 05, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 27 November 2021
Headlines: Future of Historic Bridge in Elora, Ontario, Canada Vandalism on the Richardsville Bridge near Bowling Green 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis Reopens Historic Bridge in Wales Washed Away New Home for Historic Bridge in New YOrk
November 26, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 20 November 2021
Headlines: Joe Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill Historic Cölve Bridge in Duisburg Removed Historic Wilhelmshaven Swing Bridge Undergoes Repairs Grand Opening of new I-74 Bridge in Quad Cities Push to Bring Back Tappen Zee Bridge Name after Andrew Cuomo Resigned Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg to be Rehabbed Lake Street Underpass in Cleveland Receives Historic Landmark  Update on Bridgehunter Award Nominations Special Announcement from BHC re. Covid-19
November 20, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 13 November 2021
Headlines: Milford Suspension Bridge Formally Listed on the National Register Link: Bridge Info: Assets from Defunct Cleveland Bridge Company Auctioned Link: Information on the Bridge Company History (Wikipedia): Historic Bridge in North Dakota has a new home Link: Bridge Info: Historic Laves Bridge in Schleswig-Holstein Being Restored Link:,salzau164.html Information about the Bridge Builder: Victoria Swing Bridge to be Restored Link:
November 13, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 6 November 2021
Headlines: Police look for arsonists responsible for destroying Waggoner Mill Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania Flooding destroys two historic bridges in Scotland Prince Alfred Viaduct in Australia coming down Petition calls for Blackfriars Street Bridge in Canada to be a bike and ped only crossing Plus: Four Historic Bridges Being Rehabilitated: Hubbrücke in Lübeck, Germany Whorlton Suspension Bridge in England Wurts Street Suspension Bridge in Kingston, New York 12-Mile Creek Bridge in Mary Ingalls Highway in Kentucky
November 06, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 17 October, 2021
Headlines: Days of Gundagai Viaduct Numbered- Demolition Expected in November Green Bridge in Waverly, Iowa to be Removed Historic Hardwick Bridge in Colorado to get a Facelift Historic Bonner Bridge Pier in North Carolina open to the Public Colve Truss Bridge in Germany to be Torn Down Earlier than Planned Building a Bridge using a Recycled Building Pooh Bear’s Wooden Bridge Auctioned
October 17, 2021
BHC Newsflyer 10 October 2021
Headlines:  Historic Marlow Suspension Bridge in England to undergo Full-Scale Rehabilitation Mar Lodge Estate Bridge in Scotland Dismantled and undergoing Extensive Repairs College Dr. Truss Bridge in Bowling Green, KY to get a Rehab after receiving grants New Bowstring Arch Bridge in Canada Fire nearly destroys Iron Bridge in Rome Pedestrian Cantilever Bridge in Springfield to be Rehabbed Parke County Covered Bridge Festival underway (Oct. 8- Oct. 17) Entries being taken for 10th Annual Bridgehunter Awards James Baughn Memorial Bridgehunting Tour extended to Cotober 31 The BHC apologizes for the inconvenience of having headlines the last two weeks due to technical issues which delayed releasing last week's podcast. 
October 10, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: September 26th, 2021
Headlines: Major Crossing in Hagen Reopens Two Months after Apocalyptical Floods in western Germany Historic Hwy. 30 Bridge in Iowa to be Replaced Longest Stone Arch Bridge in Turkey to be Restored Historic Leith Bridge in Scotland to be Rehabilitated Historic Marsh Arch Bridge in Maine to be Demolished and Replaced Battle over the Future of the Frank J Wood Memorial Bridge (a.k.a. Green Bridge) goes to Circuit Court Monument Commemorating the Wrongful Death of an Innocent Man on the Walnut Street Bridge Unveiled Plus:  A Bonus Feature available in BHC Newsflyer. 
September 26, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 18 September 2021
Headlines: Merchants Bridge in St. Louis being Replaced- First of three through truss spans already removed to make way for new span Buck O'Neil Bridge in Kansas City to be Replaced- Buildings being demolished for new span Wheeling Suspension Bridge to be Rehabbed after two-year closure Arsonists sought after fire at Red Bridge in British Columbia- Bridge suffered minor damage Beaver Creek Arch Bridge in South Dakota being Rehabbed- Reopening October 12 Rochester Bridge in England up for Two International Awards Bridge in Great Falls, MT renamed after Arlyn Reichert- Listen to find out why Saying Farewell to J.R. Manning and Dr. James Cooper- A Look Back at their Works (link to obituary here) Not Mentioned except in Newsflyer article: James Baughn Memorial Bridgehunting Tour extended to October 31st Sunday Tribute to JR Manning and Dr. James Cooper 
September 18, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: August 13, 2021
Headlines: Historic Bridge in Australia to be rehabbed and converted into a double-decker bridge Link: Stillwater Lift Bridge and Loop Trail to have Grand Opening Link: Historic Bridge in Hope, BC, Canada to be Rehabilitated Link: Historic Bridge in Darlington, England in Dire Need of Repairs Link: Historic Bridge in Hagen, Damaged by Floods, Threatened with Collapse High Bridge in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to receive much-needed repairs New Bridge Boys Podcast Plus: BHC’s Top Five Summer Bridgehunting Trips
August 13, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 31 July 2021
Headlines: Fire Destroys Covered Bridge in Aroostook County, Maine Article: Historic Eden Bridge in Minnesota has a new home Link: Bridge Info: Bishop Bridge in Pennsylvania Closes- Future as a Pedestrian Bridge Open Article: Bridge Info: Boris Johnson Halts Bridge Removal/In-Fill Project Articles: And: Rockslide Destroys Bridge in India, Kills 9 Link: World’s first 3D concrete bridge in Venice Link:
July 31, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: July 17, 2021
Headlines: Flooding in Germany as well as parts of Europe causes widespread destruction Five Bridges in England Listed as Structurally Critical Truck-Bridge Collision Destroys Railroad Bridge in Leipzig Truck-Bridge Collision Dislodges Bridge in Atlanta Zschopau River Crossing near Flöha (Saxony), Germany coming down. Historic Hertford “S” Bridge Moved to Make Way for it Replacement. Ratkotzbrücke in eastern Saxony Reopens After Rehabilitation Göltzschtal Viaduct in western Saxony in the Running for World Heritage Site
July 17, 2021
BHC Newsflyer July 4, 2021
Headlines: Historic Gründelpark Bridge to be extensively rehabilitated Link: Roche de Beouf Bridge in Ohio Auctioned Off Link: Historic Middelham Bridge in England to be Rehabbed Link: Bridge Info: Historic Pony Truss Bridge and Trail in Massachusetts Reopened after a Year’s Delay Link: Westport Covered Bridge Damaged in Recent Storms Link: Bridge Info: Bowstring Arch Bridge dating back to World War II dismantled and awaiting new home Bridge Info: Alte Brücke in Saarbrücken to be Restored Link: Bridge Info: Plus a reminder of the Memorial Bridgehunting Tour Honoring James Baughn in August. Link:
July 04, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 26 June, 2021
Headlines: Railroad Bridge over the Elbe in Barby (near Magdeburg), Germany to be Reactivated  Bigfork Bridge in Montana to be Replaced Bridge in Kassel Renamed the Walther Lübcke Memorial Bridge Nipawin Bridge in Canada Closes to Vehicular Traffic 400-year old Berwick (England) Bridge Opens to Traffic Efforts Underway to Save the Historic Arwright Bridge in Rhode Island Webinar on Welding on June 30th
June 26, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: June 19, 2021
Headlines: Three Covered Bridges Listed on the National Register Link:,158302 Truss Bridge Reopens after Truck Accident. Estimates for Repairs still pending Link: Bridge Info: Müngsten Viaduct in Germany one step closer to UNESCO Listing Link: Bridge Info: Rebuilt Plaka Bridge in Greece receives European Prize Link: Information on the bridge rebuild: Plaka Bridge in Greece Restored Historic Suspension Bridge in Scotland Closed for Safety Reasons- Repairs Expected Link: Info on the bridge: Historic Railroad Viaduct in Tulsa being demolished despite opposition Bridge Info: Facebook Page: Historic Viaduct in Ohio on the Market Link: New Covered Bridge in eastern Thuringia Link: Information on Franz Bartzsch:
June 19, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 12 June, 2021
Headlines: Arson at a railroad viaduct in Ontario Three historic through truss bridges in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri coming down- details on each bridge in this podcast Historic Bridge in Livingston Co., MO on the market Memorial Bridge Photo Tour honoring the Late James Baughn S-Bridge Tour along National Road in Ohio Links found in the Newsflyer article. 
June 12, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: June 5, 2021
Headlines: Twin Bridges Road Bridge and nearby in Montana Demolished: Link and Bridge Info: Partial Demolition of Historic Gundagai Bridge in Australia: Link: Unannounced Removal of Historic Arch Bridge in Ireland: Link: West Virginia Delayed and Shortened: : Rehabilitation of two Delaware Valley Bridges in Progress: Link:,44776 Two Historic Bridges in North Dakota on the Market: Link: Historic Bridge in Pennsylvania being spared Demolition by Being Listed on the Register: Bridge Info: Memorial Service for James Baughn
June 04, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 29 May 2021
Headlines: Pruitt Bridge in Arkansas Coming Down Link: Article: . South Quay Road Bridge in Virginia Being Replaced Link: Article: . Europabrücke in Rendsburg to be Replaced Click here to read. . Arch Bridge in Corning, NY Turns 100 Article: Bridge Info: . Expressway Bridge in Arkansas Now on the NRHP Article: Bridge Info: . Vertical Lift Bridge in Plaue (MV) almost finished with Rehabilitation Link with Video:,nordmagazin85032.html (!: News in German) Bridge Info: (!: Info in German) . Plus (click on the heading and it will take you directly to the site): Online Forum on Lansing Bridge (via 125th Anniversary of Bridge Disaster in Victoria, BC, Canada 150th Anniversary of the Demolition of the First Bridge in Brisbane, Australia
May 29, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 22 May, 2021
Headlines: Bridge Inspector for the DeSoto Bridge in Memphis fired; Charges expected Bridge collapse during construction in Hannover, Germany, one dead Coalition formed to save the Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa, Canada German tanker destroys historic canal bridge in Groningen, the Netherlands Historic Olmsted Truss Bridge in Brookline, Massachusetts to be restored Cross Creek Bridge (a.k.a Fuzzy Bridge) in Rossville, Kansas Removed $1 million grant for Cascade Bridge repairs Birthday Wishes to the Chemnitz Free Press! 
May 22, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: May 15, 2021
Headlines in this Podcast: Major crack forces closure of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis The new Kazungula Bridge in Africa opens to traffic Major rehabilitation and clean-up at the Tipu Khan Bridge in India Historic Pattonbrücke in Luxembourg to be demolished after new bridge opens to traffic Historic Bridge in Limbach (Rhineland-Palatinate) to be restored using local funds Historic Wehrdol Viaduct in North Rhine-Westphalia in a town in danger due to neglect and alterations to preservation laws Historic Oxfordshire Bridge in Horspath, England to be restored after public outcry Historic Peddie Lake Bridge replacement in NJ being met with a wall of opposition . More in BHC on wordpress, facebook and other social media pages.....
May 15, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: May 8, 2021
Headlines: Railroad Bridge in Mexico City Collapses- Many Casualties Historic Sartell (MN) Bridge to Become a Bikr Trail Crossing Historic Bismarck-Mandan Railroad May Be Doomed after Failed PPP Mt. Carbon Bowstring Truss Bridge to be Relocated after nearly a Century unused.  Removal of 100+ Victorian-era bridges and Tunnels in England Blocked over Hertitage Concerns Historic Bridge in Delta County, CO to be Given Away- Any Takers? Historic Smith Crossing to be Rehabilitated has New Owner. 
May 06, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: May 1, 2021
Headlines: Henry Bridge in Winneshiek County to be Replaced Link: Dennison Railroad Bridge to be Replaced; Bridge to be Given Away Link1: information on the Give-away plus contact details) Link2: Jolly Mill Truss Bridge Collapses Because of Fallen Tree Link1: Link2: Yellow Creek Park Bridge Reopens After Much-Needed Facelift Link1: Link2: Historic Bridge in Otley To Get a Facelift for its 800th Birthday Link: Historic Iron Bridge in New Zealand to be Replaced on New Alignment- Old Structure to be a Trail Crossing Link1: Link2: Renaming of House Bridge in Bad Kreuznach, Germany Link1:,-kreuznacher-linke-fordern-alte-nahebruecke-soll-umbenannt-werden-_arid,2249940.html Link2: A Tribute to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II in Bridge Pictures Tributes (via Flensburg Files April 9-13): Start: End point: Prince Philip died on April 9th not April 3rd.
May 01, 2021
BHC Newsflyer 26 March 2021
Headlines: Bateman’s Bay Bridge in Australia to Be Replaced; Historic Structure to be Removed Gartang Gali Bridge in Nelong Valley India to Reopen after being closed for 60 years Rogers Street Bridge in Texas to Get New Lighting New key railroad crossing in Flensburg, Germany Replica Bridge at Rogers Road in Georgia Expected Burnt Mill Bridge in Tennessee Washed Away by Floods This is a belated version due to technical issues. We apologize for the inconvenience
May 01, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 20 March 2021
Headlines: Three major bridge construction projects underway in Mombasa, Kenya Historic bridge in Hatay, Turkey to be rehabilitated Historic Cantilever Truss Bridge in Utica, Illinois Imploded Historic Bridge Street  Bridge in Arroyo Secco, California Restored and Reopened Historic Winnington Swing Bridge Awarded Engineering Prize for Restoration Historic Toler Bridge in Kentucky to be Relocated to a Park And a bridge engineering achievement at the Chenab Viaduct in Kashmir.
March 20, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 13 March 2021
Headlines: Mt. Zion Covered Bridge Destroyed by Arson Future of Broadway Bridge in Frankfort in Doubt New Ownership of Island and Rare Trusedell Truss Bridge Two 16th Century Bridges in Yorkshire Dales Restored Bleicher Hag Bridge in Ulm, Germany Demolished 2020 German Bridge Builder Prize Awarded  Cobban Bridge in Wisconsin Doomed due to Failed Relocation Proposal
March 13, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 6 March 2021
Headlines: Waterloo Bridge in Virginia Restored and Reopened to Traffic Fair Lawn Bridge in Patterson, NJ closes for replacement Suspension Bridge over the Yakima River near Ellensburg, WA to close for restoration Battle to save Boxted Bridge near Essex (UK) Replica of Historic Bridge at Shrub Hill Station in Worcester (UK) Constructed and Ready for Reinstallment Close call for Singing Bridge in Frankfort, Kentucky Professor and Author of Bridges of Quad Cities dead at 79 Tribute to Mouse TV in Cologne, Germany (German: Sendung mit der Maus)
March 06, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 27 February 2021
Headlines Seven historic bridges over Erie Canal Restored Debate over historic Victorian-era bridge in Oxford Red Cliff (Colorado) and G Fox (CT) Bridges declared endangered Truck-eating bridge incidents in Dresden and Hamburg Railroad Bridge in Poland (controversial Mission Impossible) has a new owner Restoration of combined covered and iron bridge in Switzerland Fundraising started for Jenkins Bridge in Barry Co., MO Future in doubt for Gasconade Bridge in LeClede Co., MO
February 27, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 19 February 2021
Headlines in this Podcast: 900-year old bridge in Cambodia to be Restored Hilliard Road Viaduct in Cleveland to be Replaced. Question is how? Sculcoates Swing Bridge in Hull, England to be extensively rehabilitated. Chalanchulan Bridge near Tehran, Iran restored after flood damage Bagnell Dam Bridge in MIssouri to be restored in-kind Repairs on the Port Britannia Bridge in Wales ASCE Bridge Photo Contest Update: Rebuilding the River Road CB near Troy, Vermont
February 18, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 12 February, 2021
Headlines: Judge rules for Replacement of Frank J. Wood Bridge in Maine Historic Bridge in Redwood Valley, Minnesota to be Removed Fire Destroys Covered Bridge in Vermont Arson at Covered Bridge near Bloomfield, Indiana Truck Damage at Covered Bridge in Long Grove, Ilinois Update on the Restoration of the Waco Suspension Bridge
February 10, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 5 February, 2021
Headlines: Kern Bowstring Arch Bridge Stays Home in Mankato: Last Historic Truss Bridge along Elbe-Lübeck Canal to be Replaced: ; Information on the Elbe-Lübeck Canal:  Elstertal Viaduct to be rehabilitated: ; Information on the Elstertal Viaduct:  Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati also to get a makeover:  Article:;  Information on the bridge: Future of Historic Paringa Bridge in the Air: Mangaweka Bridge has New Owner and Trust: Petition to Save Historic Railroad Bridge in Bismarck, North Dakota:  Link: 
February 03, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 28 January 2021
Headlines: Oldest swing bridge in Germany to get a thorough facelift Article on the Rehabilitation: Information on the Swing Bridge: Schierstein Viaduct between Mainz and Wiesbaden nearing Completion Article on the Installment of Last Segment: Information on the History of the Viaduct: Covered Bridge in Indiana to be Rebuilt at a New Location Article: Information on the Bridge: Historic Newport Transporter Bridge to be Restored after receiving Grant Article: Information on the bridge: Bridge and Conveyor Belt in Ashtabula, Ohio on the demolition block Article: Public Meeting to discuss future of two historic bridges in Shannon County, Missouri Information on the Bridges, Project and Virtual Conference: Remembering Richard M. Simpson III Indiana Transportation History Obituary: Tribute by Jim Grey: Endangered TRUSS Article: Jefferson Highway Bridge in Okay, OK  (Click here to read)
January 27, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 23 January 2021
Commentary and Analysis of the 2020 Bridgehunter Awards and Author's Choice Awards New Categories for the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Special Word from the Author of BHC
January 23, 2021
BHC Newsflyer: 21 June, 2020
Headlines: Workin Bridges in Iowa to Close Down Virginia's Historic Bridges on the Endangered List Pursuit to Rename a Historic Bridge in Alabama Historic Bridge in Kentucky in Danger of Collapse Two Discoveries of Historic Bridge in Germany Plus: Short stories and Addressing the Death of George Floyd
June 21, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 16 May 2020
Stories in this podcast: Hamburg Bridge Projects 2020 The Bridges of Hamburg (blog): Kattwyk Lift Bridge Article: Bridge info: The Bridge at Pulvermühle Article: Cäcilienbrücke in Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) To Come Down Article: Bridge Info: New Design Unveiled for Northern Avenue Bridge Northern Avenue Bridge Project: Article: Bridge Info: Labor Day Walk at Mackinac Bridge Cancelled because of Covid-19 Article: Flower Theft at Bridge of Flowers Article: Bridge Info: Jefferson Davis Bridge to be Restored Article: Bridge Info:
May 16, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 8 May, 2020
Stories in this Podcast: Wartime Bridge Stories to Commemorate the Bridges that Played a Key Role in World War II Article: Page: World War II Articles Via Flensburg Files (May 7th 2020 on):  !: Page turner at the end of each article. Some links will take you to stories detailed. Sulfur Fork Bridge nominated for the National Register Article: Bridge Info: Information on the Tobacco Wars: Bynum Bridge Listed on the National Register Bridge Info: Grant to fix covered bridge in Tennessee Article: Bridge Info: Kindee Bridge to be Repaired Article: Project Website: Suicide Attempts Ends in Soft Landing Article: Bridge Info:
May 16, 2020
BHC Newsflyer May 1, 2020
News Stories: Lyme-East Thetford Bridge Listed on the National Register Article: Bridge Info: New Squbb Zig Zag Bridge in Brooklyn: 9th Street Bridge in Boise to Receive New Decking Article: Bridge Info: Rezner Bowstring Arch Bridge to get a make-over Article: Bridge info (including biography on William Rezner): Historic Prestolee Bridge Restored and Reopened Article: Info on Packhorse Bridge: Info on Prestolee Bridge: Historic Iron Bridge in the Bavarian Alps to be Replaced Article:,Rwh0o1A New Bridge Builder Sought for Leverkusen Bridge after Defective Bridge Parts Imported from China Article: Bridge Info: Plus: New Stories on Phantom Bridges being Collected in Connection with the BHC's 10th anniversary special. NOTE: Does not include the short headlines of other bridges that are mentioned in the podcast
May 01, 2020
BHC Newsflyer (Corona Special): 24 April 2020
This podcast looks at the cancellation of bridge festivals (Brückenfest) in Germany. They include: Krämerbrücke Fest in Erfurt Horde Bridge Festival in Dortmund Nuremberg Bridge Festival at the Theodor-Heuss Bridge  Alte Brückefest in Heidelberg Covered Bridge Festival in Elizabethon, Tennessee Crawfish Fest in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Links with additional information available through the BHC Newsflyer page on the Bridgehunter's Chronicles wordpress page. 
April 24, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 17 April 2020
Headlines:  Kern Bowstring Arch Bridge Has (Possible) New Home in Fergus Falls 3rd Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis to be Rehabilitated Kassberg Bridge in Chemnitz Reopens After 2-year Restoration Historic Bridge in Halsbrücke to be Removed Amrutanjan Viaduct in India Imploded Team Selected for Champlain Bridge Removal in Montreal Work Commences to Finish Sixaola Bridge Project Art Competition for Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge
April 17, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 10 April 2020
Headlines: Railroad Bridge north of Basel (Switzerland) Collapses- One Dead Information on the incident: Century Old Bridge in Italy Collapses- Minor Casualties Article: Bridge info: Spencerville Covered Bridge Recognized as State's Favorite Article: Bridge Information: Gardiner Bridge Project Delayed Due to Corona Virus Article: Info on the Project: Bridge Info: Finlay Bridge in Medicine Hat (Alberta), Canada to be Rehabilitated Article: Bridge Info: Bothell Wooden Truss Bridge to be Replaced Info on Bridge Project: Tour Guide on the Bridges of Waldheim (Saxony), Germany Tour Guide: The Bridges of Waldheim (Saxony), Germany
April 11, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 3 April 2020
Headlines: Pennsylvania Recommences Emergency Projects Despite Statewide Lockdown Link: Information on Lockdown: Merger of the Thruway and Bridge Authorities in New York Fails Link: Bayonne Bridge Receives Prestigious Award by ASCE Link: Bridge Information: Virus Delays Rehabilitation Project at Winnington Swing Bridge Link: Information on the Bridge: Virus Delays Work on Bettendorf Bridge Replacement Project I-74 Bridge Project: Bridge of Flowers Closed due to Corona. Link to website: Smith Road Bridge Relocated to New Home Article: Information on the Bridge: Schlunzig Cable-Stayed Bridge Project Delayed because of Corona Article:
April 03, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: March 27, 2020
Headlines in this Podcast: Attempted Derailing of Train at Theisstal Viaduct in Niederhausen (Hesse) Links: Bridge Info: a motorway viaduct) Poole Lifting Bridge in Dorset crushes van. Links: Article: Bridge Info: Historic Bridges in Warwickshire, England to get a Makeover Links: Articles: & Tour Guide: Goodspeed Swing Bridge to be Rehabilitated. Sidewalk a possibility? Links: Article: Bridge Info: Truss Bridge Partially Collapses in Illinois Link: Waterville Truss Bridge Gone! Link: Medicine Creek Bridge in Osgood, MO to be Replaced. Links: Project: Bridge Info: First Bridge Photo Taken: 
March 27, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 20 March, 2020
Corona-Virus Special.  Headlines: Pennsylvania suspends all bridge building projects Michigan no longer accepting cash at toll bridges Reopening Celebrations at Stillwater Lift Bridge Delayed Opening of Dublin Suspension Bridge Delayed Traffic Jam causes problems for Oder-Neisse River crossings Virus Delays Construction of Zuari Bridge in India Delays in China-Partnership Bridge Projects in Croatia and Bangladesh Update on the Lindaunis-Schlei Bridge Replacement Project- bridge now closed to vehicular traffic. 
March 19, 2020
BHC Newsflyer 13 March 2020
Headlines:  East Trent Bridge in Spokane, WA to be replaced Commercial Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to be replaced; Frazier Street Bridge as next in line Ohder Railroad Bridge in Wuppertal, Germany restored Henley Bridge in Solingen, Germany to be replaced after 20 years Garden Bridge in Preston, England? Frank J. Wood Bridge in Maine in Preservation Magazine Lichfield Iron Bridge to be restored Okoboji Truss Bridge at new home
March 15, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 6 March, 2020
Fehmarn Bridge to receive a tunnel. News Story: News Story on the Rehabilitation Project:,fehmarnsundbruecke156.html Railway Station Bridge in Lübeck to be Replaced German Bridge Awards Postponed due to Corona Virus Truss Bridge in New Jersey to be Replaced. News Story: Bridge Info: Two Historic Bridges in Pennsylvania to be Rehabilitated Old Ford Road Bridge: Chandler Road Bridge:
March 06, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 28 February, 2020
Headlines: Public Opinion Survey on Cascade Bridge in Burlington, Iowa Public Opinion Survey on Bismarck Railroad Bridge in North Dakota Rehabilitation Work Begins on Waterloo Bridge in Virginia Elsenbrücke in Berlin to be Replaced (includes Documentary on Highway B-96) Rodenkirchen Suspension Bridge to be Replaced- old bridge to remain Railroad Bridge at Kressbronn to be Demolished Rehabilitation on the Katrine Aqueduct in Scotland Changes to two facebook pages (bridge-related) How to handle the Coronavirus- an author's perspective Link to Newsflyer Article:
February 28, 2020
BHC Newsflyer 21 February 2020
Headlines in the Newsflyers: Millbrook Truss Bridge to be demolished in the summer Five bridges in Glauchau-Zwickau area to be reconstructed this year Historic Plaka Bridge in Greece restored in-kind Historic Theodore Heuss Bridge in Mainz, Germany reopened but with restrictions The search for answers on the disappearance of the Castlewood Truss Bridge BHC Collecting Stories on Bizarre Encounters with People and Animals while Bridgehunting
February 22, 2020
BHC Newsflyer 31 January, 2020
Headlines in this podcast: Demolition date set for Bleicher Hag Bridge in Ulm, Germany. Another bridge near the Schubert Gymnasium condemned. Aetnaville Bridge in Wheeling, WV for sale: Any Takers Mügsten Railroad Viaduct in Wuppertal, Germany in the running for UNESCO World Heritage- rehabilitation to end in 2021 Scottsburg Bridge in Oregon to be replaced. Truss Bridge to be torn down by 2022. Sheepford Truss Bridge in York County, PA closes after failed inspection. 
January 30, 2020
BHC Newsflyer 13 January 2020
Special Edition of Newsflyer: Results of the 2019 Bridgehunter Awards and Author Choice Awards James Baughn wins Lifetime Achievement for Bristol wins several accolades including Best Kept Secret Individual and Author's Choice for Best Find Records smashed in Best Bridge Photo Award Workin Bridges wins another Bridgehunter Award for Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge thanks to Hayden Bridge Longfellow and Winona Bridges winners of Author's Choice for  Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge Watts Mill and Richardsville Bowstring Arch Bridge, current Workin Bridges projects, numbers 1 and 2 for Best Kept Secret US Black Hawk Bridge and Cascade Bridge (both of Iowa) gold and silver medalist for Bridge of the Year The Bridges of Edersee gold medalist for Tour Guide International and silver medalist for Mystery Bridge Delphi, Indiana winner of Tour Guide USA/Canada by large margin Changes coming in light of BHC's 10th anniversary and upcoming 10th annual Bridgehunter Awards. 
January 13, 2020
BHC Newsflyer: 8 October, 2019
Headlines: Historic Bridge at Bleicher Hag in Ulm, Germany closed to all traffic- removal planned for next year 50th annual Covered Bridge Festival in Madison County, Iowa and the Reopening of the Cedar Bridge Historic Brunswick Railroad Bridge in Kansas washed away by floods Historic Bridge in Massachusetts receives award for its rehabilitation Historic Battleground Golf Course Bridge in Deer Park, Texas Reopens after Facelift Historic bridge in Bowling Green, Indiana relocated to Nashville in Brown County.
October 10, 2019
BHC Newsflyer: 3 October 2019
Yilan Bridge in Taiwan Collapses Black Hawk Bridge in Iowa to be Replaced Wheeling Suspension Bridge Closes Fire at Zossener Viaduct in Berlin- no structural damage Grafenwerth Bridge in Bad Honnef to be Rehabilitated Entries taken for the 2019 Bridgehunter Awards
October 03, 2019
BHC Newsflyer: 16 September, 2019
Lawsuit against Maine DOT and Elaine Chao filed over the Frank J. Wood Bridge  Historic Rieth Bridge in Erfurt, Germany Relocated- to be Rehabilitated Fire Destroys Parker Railroad Bridge over the Colorado Bill Thorpe Walkway Bridge to get a Massive Makeover Canadian Government to Reacquire the Quebec Bridge from CN Railroad Stor Bridge in Sundsvall, Sweden to be Replaced
September 21, 2019
BHC Newsflyer: 9 November, 2019
Headlines: Historic Staffeler Bridge in Limburg to be replaced. Old bridge to be repurposed for recreational use: Historic Gänsetorbrücke in Ulm/ Neu-Ulm to be torn down and replaced after losing its historic status: Historic King William Bridge in Adelaide, Australia to either close or be replaced by 2030: Historic Bridge Stones stolen by vandals at historic bridge in Yorkshire. Police investigating: Historic Hammersmith Bridge in London to be Rehabilitated. Closed for three years. Mangaweka Bridge in New Zealand spared demolition- will remain as a pedestrian/ bike crossing: Brunel’s historic bridge in Bristol celebrating its birthday milestone (not the suspension bridge though): Historic drawbridge in Florida rehabbed and reopened to traffic: Historic bridge in Costa Rica faces unknown future as community mulls at replacement:
September 09, 2019
Newsflyer: 2 September, 2019
Tower Bridge celebrates 125 years Historic Bridge Walk in Michigan Longfellow Bridge receives national accolade Eight Missouri Bridges for sale
September 03, 2019
BHC Newsflyer: 19 August, 2019
Headlines for this podcast: Fleher Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge in Dusseldorf to be Rehabilitated Rudolf-WIsser Viaduct and 20 other bridges at Berlin's Dreieck Funkturm to be replaced beginning 2023 Sailboat ramms Wieck Drawbridge in Greifswald Harta Truss Bridge in Herford under the knife Main Street Bridge in Sellersville, PA to be rehabbed Upper Hurricane Road Bridge, a bridge with a dark past now at Sharon Johnston Park Two truss bridges in Idaho to be torn down and replaced The search for Ernest Wichert and his Wichert truss design Information on the Iron and Steel Preservation Conference in Michigan
August 22, 2019
Newsflyer: 5 August, 2019
What you will be listening to in the podcast: Historic 13th Century Bridge in Belgium Demolished Flooding destroys bridges and threatens international bike tournament in England Three historic bridges in Singapore Recognized as National Monuments Multi-span Truss Bridge in New Harmony Receives a New Owner Champ Clark Bridge Replaced Karnin Lift Bridge and Railroad to Usedom Island to be Reactivated? New Discovery in the Edel Reservoir near Kassel (Germany)
August 07, 2019
Newsflyer: 28 July 2019
News Stories: Heat Impacts Movable Bridges in Europe Clarendon Bridge in Arkansas Comes Down after Six Year Battle to Try and Save it. Historic Bridge Collapses in North Dakota- Caused by Overweight Truck Abandoned Truss Bridge in Arizona Finds New Home Historic Bridge in Lebanon Co (Pennsylvania) Gets a Lift to Its New Home London's Bridges Light Up
August 05, 2019
BHC Newsflyer 9 July, 2019
Headlines to listen to: Historic bridge in Mississippi restored and reopened after being closed for 8 years Restored Bridge Gate at Alte Brücke in Heidelberg, Germany Canadian Postal Service honors covered bridges with commemorative stamps Bear Tavern Truss Bridge in New Jersey relocated with trusses used as decoration Two Erie Canal Bridges in New York to undergo 18-months rehabilitation Key crossing in Lausanne, Switzerland receiving a major makeover with tallest cranes in Europe Play commemorating Kate Shelley now showing in Boone County, Iowa Ore Mountain region in Saxony (Germany) and Bohemia (Czech Republic) given World Heritage status by UNESCO
July 09, 2019
BHC Newsflyer 1 July 2019
Genoa's Morandi Bridge Demolished by Implosion Fate of Aetnaville Bridge in Wheeling appears sealed Fate of historic bridge in Sydney (AUS) a subject of controversy re. neglect Fate of historic bridge in New Zealand uncertain- may be saved after all Fate of Remagen Bridge in Germany uncertain as no buyer for the bridge towers has been found Winona (MN) Bridge reopens after a three-year closure for rehabilitation Bridge plaque of historic bridge in Napa, CA restored Railroad Bridge near Canton (SD) being rebuilt after destruction of truss bridge in Great Ice Jam 2019 Mystery Bridge in Olbernhau
July 01, 2019
Newsflyer: 23 June, 2019
News stories: Call for Action to Save the Gasconade Bridge in Missouri Man pees off bridge onto passenger boat in Berlin Historic bridge in Indiana relocated to a park in Muncie Historic bridge reused as a church in Great Barrington, MA 30th Anniversary of the Opening of the Border at Vacha Bridge Updates for the Chronicles
June 24, 2019