Historic Bridge Bulletin

The Historic Bridge Foundation (www.historicbridgefoundation.com) publishes a newsletter three times a year called the Historic Bridge Bulletin, which consists of articles and papers relating to historic bridges, and also provides updates for the ongoing activities of the Historic Bridge Foundation. The newsletter is available on the Foundation website and also distributed to a list of email subscribers. The first issue was released on July 2014.

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Latest Issue

Volume 6, Number 3: November 2019: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • “Sweeping Arches: The Tenth Street Bridge of Great Falls” By Arlyne Richert
  • “More Than Meets The Eye: Design and History of the Tenth Street Bridge” By Historic Bridge Foundation
  • “Battleground Bridge, Deer Park, Texas” By Historic Bridge Foundation
  • “A Plan for Austin Bridges” By Rebekah Dobrasko

Previous Issues

Volume 6, Number 2: July 2019: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • “Seeking A New Home: Kern Bridge, America’s Largest Bowstring Span” By Historic Bridge Foundation
  • “Orient Bridge: Keeping a Beautiful Bridge Visible” By David Simmons
  • “The Preservation of Historic Bridges” By Patrick Sparks, P.E. 

Volume 6, Number 1: March 2019: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU 

  • Saving Ozark’s Historic Riverside Bridge By Historic Bridge Foundation
  • Rehabilitating the Split Rock Stone Arch Bridge By Sara L. Nelson, P.E. and Steve Olson, P.E.
  • Frankford Avenue Bridge: Rehabilitation of the Oldest Bridge in America By Margaret Sherman, PE and Monica Harrower

Volume 5, Number 3: November 2018: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU 

  • United Strength is Stronger: Linking England and Scotland with Captain Samuel Brown’s Union Chain Bridge By Edward Cawthorn
  • The Making of “Iron Bridge” Road in Pike County, Indiana: William T. Washer, the Smith Bridge Company, and Bridge #150 By James L. Cooper

Volume 5, Number 2: July 2018: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU 

  • Royal Albert Bridge: Achieving a 160 Year Service Life
  • Connel Bridge: Scotland’s Less Famous Cantilever Bridge
  • In the Shadow of Castle Conwy: Three Bridges

Volume 5, Number 1: March 2018: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU 

  • They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (Timber Bridges) By Ross White
  • Bunker Hill Covered Bridge By Amber C. Albert, PhD

Volume 4, Number 3: November 2017: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU 

  • Confusion Over a Truss Type By David A. Simmons
  • From Browns to Grays: Evolution of the Homestead Grays Bridge By Helen Wilson and Todd Wilson, PE
  • Rehabilitation of a Michigan Bascule Bridge Using Rivets By Nels Raynor

Volume 4, Number 2: July 2017: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Lessons From Dr. Waddell: Case Study 1 (Heat Straightening) And Case Study 2 (Laser Scanning) By Steven A. Olson, PhD, PE
  • Guidance for the Treatment of Historic Bridges By Tyra Guyton
  • Railroad Heritage on Virginia Highways By Nathan Holth

Volume 4, Number 1: March 2017: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • The McMillin Bridge: Preservation of a Unique Engineering Treasure By Craig Holstine and Robert Krier
  • Bridge to the Past: A Review of PennDOT’s Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan By Tyra Guyton
  • Spanning the Klickitat River in Washington State: A New Era In Public Bridge Building By Sharon Boswell

Volume 3, Number 3: November 2016: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Intended and Unintended Design Uses of Open-Spandrel Reinforced Concrete Arches By James L. Cooper
  • Yeah, We Can Do That!: Heavy Steel Fabrication and Accelerated Construction on Early 20th Century Railroads By Nathan Holth

Volume 3, Number 2: July 2016: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Marsh Arch Bridges of Kansas: A Few Colors In The Rainbow By Nathan Holth
  • Big and Awesome BridgesBy Sharon Wood Wortman and Ed Wortman
  • Case Study: Freedom Bridge

Volume 3, Number 1: March 2016: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Request For Information: Meridian Street Bridge and M.M. Caldwell By Craig Holstine
  • Skew in Historic Bridges: Diverse DesignsBy Nathan Holth
  • SIA and Historic Bridge Symposia By Justin M. Spivey
  • Martin Marvels: Adam Oscar Martin of Bucks County By Kathryn Ann Auerbach

Volume 2, Number 3: November 2015: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • A Tale of Two Bridges: The 75th Anniversary of the First Tacoma Narrows and Lake Washington Bridges By Craig Holstine
  • What is a Fracture Critical Bridge, and Why Does It Matter? By the Historic Bridge Foundation
  • Case Study: Opie Road Bridge, New Jersey By Historic Bridge Foundation
  • Images of America: Pittsburgh’s Bridges A New Book from Arcadia Publishing

Volume 2, Number 2: July 2015: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Ohio DOT Cultural Resources Historic Bridge Riveting Guidance By Thomas P. Barrett
  • Murray Bridge: An Orphaned Span Adopted in Goshen, Indiana By James L. Cooper
  • Historic Bridges: Qualifying for the National Register of Historic Places By Mario Sanchez, PhD
  • Focus Bridge: Rockville Bridge, Utah

Volume 2, Number 1: March 2015: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Potawatomi Park’s Enduring Monument By James L. Cooper
  • Case Study: Twyckenham Drive Bridge
  • Managing Texas’ Historic Metal Truss Bridges By Rebekah Dobrasko, TXDOT
  • Dodd Ford Bridge: A Work In Progress By Lisa Lindberg and Kitty Henderson

Volume 1, Number 2: November 2014: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Zenas King and the Bridges of New York City (Part II): King Bridge Company Projects in New York City By Allan King Sloan
  • Hays Street Bridge By Doug Steadman
  • Case Study: East Delhi Road Bridge
  • Sewall’s Bridge: Colonial Engineering on Display in York, Maine By Robert Gordon
  • Set in Stone: Rehabilitating Historic Stone Arch Bridges in Western Maryland By Amy Lambert, CPSM, and Robert Lynch, PE, KCI Technologies Inc.

Volume 1, Number 1: July 2014: View in PDF Format or View Online Using ISSUU

  • Chicago’s Movable Highway Bridges: A Mixed Preservation Commitment By Nathan Holth
  • North Clark Street Bridge 85th Anniversary: July 10, 2014 By Jim Phillips
  • Glimmer Glass Bridge By Fran and Jack Drew
  • Case Study: Fairview-Snodgrass Road Bridge
  • The Prowse Memorial Bridge By James Garvin
  • Zenas King and the Bridges of New York City Part I By Allan King Sloan

Article Submissions

Please consider writing and submitting an article for the Historic Bridge Bulletin! We are always looking for articles to include in the newsletter. Please take a look at the below guidelines. Contact us at info@historicbridgefoundation.com with any questions and we will be happy to answer them.

How to Submit An Article: Guidelines, Requirements, and Deadlines

Contact The Bulletin

Contact the Bulletin staff at info@historicbridgefoundation.com with any questions or comments. Also send an email to be added to to the Historic Bridge Bulletin email list. Just ask to be added to the Bulletin email list and we will make sure a copy of the Bulletin is emailed to you three times a year.