Not doomed. We have a grant letter to bring the Workin' Bridges experts in anyway for the Friend of the Bridge. More will be revealed. We didnt bail on this project. FHWA made us.
I said This bridge is not Doomed. It says it is but its not.
The Bridge is not doomed. Do you hear me? The bridge is not doomed. This bridge is Restorable. This bridge is not Doomed, This bridge is not doomed.
FWHA Stepped in on and over our experts roundtable and squished us. Totally wrong on their end. Sidestepped SHPO and had a conference call with the city stating Workin' Bridges cant host a roundtable. Only the city can do that. City has no money and we can't fundraise for the city. Oh and Shuck Britson engineer wanted us to pay 4 to 5k for his participation when our incredibly certified experts would work for two days hard for 1500 plus hospitality. Bullshit pure and simple.
I Will go to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation next week and continue to cry foul. Federal Highway owns DOTs and overstepped their authority and I wont be shut up about this travesty. SIT IN A CUBICLE AND MAKE DECISIONS ON A REPORT rather than being on the cutting edge of preservation.
Where's the a barf bag?
Most of the talking and all of those contacts have been made going through sec106 and out for comments at this time.
Petitions, groups all have been trying including us at the request of the citizens. Every little bit helps though this process is nearly complete.
I mean cut and welded gusset plates on every pin on the Pratt trusses.
I'll be down there in a couple weeks. I might make an attempt to talk to Burlington.
What do you mean the rods, eye bars and pins have been "cut"?
I think it might be time for someone to get in contact with the NRHP and other preservation groups. I wonder if distributing flyers around the town of nearly 27,000 to raise awareness for the bridge would do anything?
Good to hear the city can't do anything right away.
You can go to Burlington city office to request a copy of shpo report. A final decision has not been made.
The bridges pins, eye bars and rods have all been cut and welded on the three party's. degradation to the piers from deliberate water runoff and neglect by the city so they can have a new bridge.
The good thing is the city has no money so we will see.
How threatening and immediate is demolition? I would think petitions, raising awareness and ultimately finding someone to create a non-profit would be a good approach. Just a suggestion...
We know the Cascade Bridge can be fixed, but good luck convincing the people in charge.
Hey there, The Cascade Bridge is not Doomed; I Believe this Bridge can be fixed.
We feel restoration very different and more cost effective. May still give a bid. Way more effective but we are not surprised by this outcome.....no real site visit...took city findings. No other solutions.....
read all about the bidding process.
and the research I ran into Shive-Hatterly is the offshoot of Boynton and Warriner. they are continuing a tradition or engineering. I emailed to ask if they had any old plans of the Cascade Bridge hanging about.... you never know. Have the proposal written .1a of preservation in kind of this bridge, but it has been hacked apart. can it be saved? only the best craftsmen and engineers know. I have a gut feeling but ....... more will be revealed for the Cascade bridge. At least we give her a chance for restoration.
Boynton & Warriner was from Cedar Rapids. I updated the category to mention this. Info about F. R. Warriner:
F. R. Warriner (Alpha-Kappa) was graduated in civil engineering from Cornell in 1893. In 1895 he opened the engineering office of Boynton & Warriner, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1902 he was elected city engineer of Cedar Falls, Iowa, which office he now holds. From 1900 to 1902 he was secretary of the Iowa Society of Civil Engineers.
Source: Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, Volume 20, 1905.
Boynton and Warriner. They only come up once on the website. Special? Sorry about the duplicate posts, I blame my smart phone and my desire to use the back key, which doesn't work well when you have just posted in BridgeHunter.
We are working on the proposal, due next Friday, on the "Restoration In-Kind" for this bridge. The 1960 rehab work has caused a lot of harm to this bridge and restoring her to that position, paralleling the Mississippi would be outstanding.
Any input on "In-Kind" would be terrific.
Section 106 has kicked in. I have never seen a rehab do this to every pin connection and lateral welded and filled with concrete. Anybody seen this?
Does anybody have photos,up close, of the connections in this bridge. I can't get down there until 2nd week of April, but we need images to put in a proposal for in-kind restoration....thanks.
Correction: Southeast Iowa smells like crap ( I can assure you of this because I was born and raised in Muscatine), Ames and DSM smell pretty nice right now.
Tony, in the spring our state smells like crap so those names are redolent for sure. It will be interesting to see the RFP for this one.
This is a significant and rare beauty and hopefully the city will have no other choice but to rehabilitate it.
I had to chuckle while looking around the map of this vicinity...which features such charming locations as Sewer Trail and Crapo Park. :)
The City of Burlington has to get another engineering report on this bridge which is great news. http://www.thehawkeye.com/story/CascBridge030212 read about it here.
workin' bridges has requested the rfp and will have more info soon.
The bridge apparently used to carry the trolley system for Burlington at one point (Refer to the postcard I've linked to the page)
This bridge is doomed: