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Some reference sites[edit]

Just ran across this list here: http://www.siue.edu/CCRU/websites.htm . I already knew about some. The brantacan.co.uk is excellent for bridge theory.

The first railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, requests a Peer Review and Assessment[edit]

Hi, I would like to invite the project to review the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge after my 13-fold expansion. I would also like the project to assess this bridge's importance to the project and if it qualifies as A-class before I bring it to FAC. I feel the bridge is an important bridge both locally and internationally; it was:

  • the first successful railway suspension bridge, disproving the general opinion then that suspension bridges could not handle trains,
  • the first bridge that started John A. Roebling's distinctive style,
  • part of the Underground Railroad,
  • made a symbol of inspiration for the United States in its rebuilding after the civil war.

Please take a look and leave your comments at Wikipedia:Peer review/Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge/archive1. Thank you.

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 08:53, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Category:Memorial bridges in the United States[edit]

Category:Memorial bridges in the United States, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk!

Bridge of Strings listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Step-stone bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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George Washington Memorial Bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Pulaski Skyway listed at FAR[edit]

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Oławski Bridge[edit]

Oławski Bridge needs attention: it was clearly translated by someone with inadequate English knowledge, and the technical terminology includes links to nonexistent English pages. Please see Talk:Oławski Bridge#translation. --Thnidu (talk) 04:12, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

What do you mean by "links to nonexistent English pages"? I can only see two redlinks, both of which are clearly valid; the Oława is a genuine river (see Oder#Western tributaries), and pl:Alexander Kaumann is an obviously notable architect. It needs sourcing—which I'll leave to someone who can dig out the sources, which will likely mostly be in German for the construction and Polish for modern use—but other than that I can't see anything immediately wrong with it other than the term "blow" and the use of "cattle drive bridge" without giving the Polish name as well. (Any significant structure from 19th-century Breslau which has survived undamaged to the present day is pretty much going to be notable by definition.) ‑ Iridescent 16:08, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Article: Bridge[edit]

Hi, I'm new to this project, and have joined because I have suddenly (!) developed an interest, particularly in respect of south west Wales, and the new article Cenarth Bridge. One of the project's principal articles, surely, is Bridge, but I found it littered with citation-needed tags, all placed at once in a hit-and-run quite a few months ago. I have dealt with some, but there are 11 left, some not so easy to eliminate. I'm sure this article could be GA without too much more work? Tony Holkham (Talk) 21:19, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia can't produce decent articles on broad topics. The editing model doesn't work for them.
My suggestion: don't even read it (it's really not much use). Write a new article from scratch. Make sure there is some sense of editorial narrative to it. Get the scope right and fill out the details. Decide beforehand what does need to be covered: how much of different types, how much of individual bridges, how much for engineering history of their development and innovations, how much for their cultural history. When it's done, read the old article and then see if there's anything there worth moving in. Then paste it over the top. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:29, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
What you say, Andy, does make sense. Thanks. Perhaps the article should just be a brief intro, then a list of types. Tony Holkham (Talk) 22:39, 3 February 2016 (UTC)