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Mystery Bridge Nr. 28: Unusual Swing Bridge in Virginia
Swing bridges have become a rare commodity on our roads today. Built using a center pier designed to turn the span at a 90 angle, most of them were built using mostly Howe, Lattice, Baltimore or eve...
9/17/13 at 6:58 AM Bellaire Bridge to be sold for scrap metal on eBay? 4/19/13 at 12:02 AM
Name that bridge type: The answer to question 1 4/15/13 at 2:35 AM
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
I'm sure you have heard the line from the famous editorial, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but what is the story behind it? Here's some information, including the letter, I found at http://www...
12/23/12 at 10:10 PM
For the love of bridges ... Not!
I had a dream - or perhaps it was a nightmare - about bridges the other day. I dont know why they were on my mind, other than I recently heard a friend tell me of her experience crossing the Mackinac ...
11/19/12 at 10:16 PM Are we there YET? 10/24/12 at 10:22 PM
Did Sandy push the presidential elections back? I hope so.
There is a proverb that I want to start this column on: It is about disaster. When disaster strikes, people chip in to help. When politicians help, disaster strikes again. Therefore, people go first o...
10/30/12 at 6:23 PM
American Orthodox Christianity Series 1: Exploring the Insignificance of Orthodoxy for American Religion, Post 3
In this this post, I wish to start exploring the historical angles. Again, the point to this first American Orthodox Christianity Series is not to make all Orthodox feel bad or to show us as pathetic,...
7/25/12 at 1:05 AM
CJ and the Dogma Dog Bakery
The full power of the Internets was evident the other day. I received a nice e-mail from the good people at Dogma Dog Bakery in Arlington, Virginia last week. If you recall, during a trip to Washing...
4/24/12 at 11:17 AM
Red Riding Hood's formula is tween gold
Catherine Hardwicke decided to bank on the for-sure money-making demographic: tweens, and direct the new film, RED RIDING HOOD, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. Hardwicke hit the jackpot with...
3/20/11 at 2:35 PM
A Grand time in Grand Forks!
Blake is on Spring Break this week from NDSU. Unfortunately for me, there is no Spring Break in the "real world". Deciding I deserved a day off anyway, I took Friday off from work and decided we shoul...
3/19/11 at 8:13 PM
Southern snow tales
Can you believe how cold it is? I could live with piles of snow if the temperature was a bit more tolerable. Right now I want to put on Eric’s Ice Armour and wear it non-stop until spring. It&rs...
1/12/10 at 8:18 AM Mechanical difficulties 10/5/09 at 4:08 AM