Facebook Article Archives


From time to time, the Historic Bridge Foundation creates short articles relating to historic bridges and posts them on its Facebook page, along with supporting photos and images, such as “Did You Know” articles and “Focus Bridge” articles. Some of these articles offer information that may be of interest to researchers and enthusiasts, yet might get lost over time on Facebook’s timeline based layout. These articles have been compiled into this archive as downloadable PDF files for convenient viewing and easy access. Each PDF file contains the article followed by a series of pages showing the photos/images included with the article (typically one photo per page).

Available Articles

August 2016 – Did You Know… In the past, metal truss bridges were reconfigured and reused in some bizarre ways?

April 2016 – Focus Bridge: Adamsville Bridge

February 2016 – Did You Know… That once a year, Union Pacific Railroad lowers the historic Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago for the sole purpose of preventing the bridge from being truly abandoned?

January 2016 – Focus Bridge: Larimer Avenue Bridge

December 2015 – Bad Repairs

November 2015 – Focus Bridge: Healdsburg Memorial Bridge

October 2015 – Did You Know… That a company named the Blaw-Knox Company played a critical role in the construction of many large and well-known concrete arch bridges?

July 2015 – Focus Bridge: Bend Road “Withington Ford” Bridge

June 2015 – Did You Know… the Tunkhannock Viaduct, the largest concrete bridge in the world when completed, celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year?

May 2015 – Focus Bridge: Lion Bridge

April 2015 – Did You Know… That rivets are a viable, cost-effective, safe, and historically correct fastener for use in the restoration of historic metal truss bridges and other historic metal bridge types?

March 2015 – Focus Bridges: Waco’s Highway Bridges

February 2015 – Did You Know… There is only one known surviving Page bascule in the United States, following the recent illegal scrapping of the Page bascule in Hammond, Indiana?

January 2015 – Focus Bridge: Caddo Lake Drawbridge

December 2014 – Did You Know… That Florida has a cast and wrought iron swing bridge?

September 2014 – Did You Know… One of the most unusual and significant truss bridges in the USA has two trusses in one?

August 2014 – Focus Bridge: Dodd Ford Bridge