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Chambers Ford Bridge for Sale. Any Takers?
Belle Plaine, Iowa- Tama County: one of many Iowa counties that has more than two dozen pre-1945 bridges left in the state. This includes the steel truss Black Bridge spanning the Iowa River and the...
4/17/14 at 4:33 PM
In School in Germany: Teaching Infrastructure History in School
Article written for sister Column History- a subject that goes beyond borders and looks at things that we never knew about, getting us to think about them, putting them in the context of ou...
4/4/14 at 8:06 AM 2011 Christmas Market Tour: Dresden Part I General Information 12/22/11 at 8:11 AM
Look, Listen, and Learn 10/8/10 at 2:16 PM
Bridges of the Red River: Georgetown
I've always referred to this bridge as the Georgetown bridge due to its proximity to Georgetown, Minnesota, but I believe its official name is the Red River of the North Bridge, and it spans the Red...
2/17/14 at 12:15 PM Bridges of the Red River: NP Avenue/Center Avenue 2/16/14 at 8:56 PM
Campus re-connected: UND President Kelley delivers long awaited gift with opening of revamped Campus Road Bridge
By David Dodds, University & Public Affairs writer University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley played the role of Santa Claus Monday morning delivering a long awaited gift to campus. Bu...
12/10/13 at 4:06 PM UND traffic pattern to reverse on Centennial Drive beginning Friday, Aug. 9 8/6/13 at 2:25 PM
Public Input Meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Campus Road Bridge set for Dec. 4 11/28/12 at 5:08 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 11:16 PM
When Bridges Fall Down
Yesterday August 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse which took the lives of 13 people and marred the emotional lives of many more. As a city and as a nation, we co...
8/2/12 at 8:45 AM
Eliminating barriers, creating possibilities with technology
Do you know what assistive technology is? Is it defined by complex software and advanced machines? While the use of the word technology would imply such, the name actually refers any tool or device th...
2/23/12 at 10:27 AM
Bachmann plans to continue bridge work
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she would no longer represent the a...
2/22/12 at 12:50 PM Updated: Minnesota-Wisconsin bridge wins committee approval 11/10/11 at 11:16 AM
Bachmann bridge effort may bring negative GOP reaction 9/9/11 at 5:50 AM
I just finished reading an article about the I-35W bridge memorial being vandalized, and it sure made me mad. It seems that just two days after the I-35W Remembrance Gardenwas opened and dedicated, s...
8/3/11 at 12:12 PM
Good thing Mount Rushmore is in South Dakota.
We are back from vacation, and everyone survived. Adam, the one we were the most concerned about getting sick (thanks to a bronchiolitis attack a week before departure) appears to be the healthiest of...
3/4/11 at 4:39 PM
I talk insome classes about bridge jobs. A bridge job is a part-time job (or summer or volunteer, etc.) that you are qualified for NOW (without college or additional training) that will allow you to g...
2/8/11 at 8:49 AM
DOT documentary wins award
The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s documentary, "Four Bears Bridge: Its History and Construction," recently received the 2010 Award of Distinction from the Communicat...
6/17/10 at 5:52 AM
The Red Bridge
When Far Guy was growing up..there was a bridge in town called the Red Bridge. Since I didn't grow up in town I was not privy to the "townies" secret language. The old red bridge just exists...
11/23/09 at 5:26 AM Duluth, MN 10/15/09 at 5:18 AM
Out at the lake
I went for a little drive by the lake last night after work while the final rays of sunset were burning off. It was rather lovely out and I discovered something excited. The water is down enough that...
7/1/09 at 8:02 AM There's a bridge under there. No, really. 3/24/09 at 2:25 PM