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Good news roundup

Instead of the usual parade of bad news about bridge demolitions and disasters, here's a roundup of positive historic bridge preservation news.

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Good news roundup
Posted June 7, 2010, by Anonymous (yo [at] yo [dot] com)

I believe the bridge (from PA) relocated to Delaware was either a local (twp.) bridge or owned by SEPTA, i.e. not owned by PennDOT.

Good news roundup
Posted May 23, 2010, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

And somewhere in Harrisburg, a PennDOT manager is kicking himself for letting a bridge get away from the bulldozer.

Good news roundup
Posted May 18, 2010, by Matthew Lohry (matthewlohry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

More good news, coming from Minnesota--the old Cedar Avenue Bridge over the Minnesota River in Bloomington is receiving funds from the state for restoration. So far they have only received part of what is needed for a full restoration, but again, a victory is a victory. The bridge carried a popular commuter and pedestrian trail over Long Meadow Lake in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and closed in 2002 due to structural concerns. It appears as if the renovation will be started in hopes of getting someone to claim ownership of it. Apparently, $6M out of the needed $10M for restoration is now in place. The news link is below:

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/92594459.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU