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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!

Expanded categories by quality[edit]

FYI, I've expanded the categorization of articles for this project to break out file, dab, category, template, and portal. The new categories have been created, and over time they will be auto-populated, this may take on the order of a few weeks depending - this should clear out the NA-class articles category and put them all in more specific categories. I did this as a proposed solution to an ongoing CFD here Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_February_19#Category:Bridge_disambiguation_pages - your input welcome, and assistance is needed to tag all of the dab pages like this so they will show up correctly.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:17, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Chicago Architecture Blog Article[edit]

The Chicago Architecture Blog has published an excellent article entitled For Bridge Lovers, Chicago is the Greatest Show on Earth. I noticed that some of the historic bridges mentioned have achieved landmark status, but I was unable to find articles for them on Wikipedia. I'm not a bridge expert myself, but I thought that members of this project might be interested. Squideshi (talk) 04:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)