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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!

Madison Street Bridge (Portland, Oregon)[edit]

Project members are invited to expand and improve Madison Street Bridge (Portland, Oregon), which is about two former bridges in Portland. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:03, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Circle Drive South Bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Invitation to Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons[edit]

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October 2016

Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons
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Category inclusion in Category:Truss bridges?[edit]

I've always seen Category:Truss bridges (in the absence of a Category:Truss bridges by type sub-category) as having an important (but not its only) role as a parent for the "trusses by type" categories: Category:Pratt truss bridges‎, etc.

An editor is now 3RR warring to remove Category:Allan truss bridges from this cat, on the grounds that the three examples listed on WP (WP is not WP:RS) are all in Australia, thus the category should only be a member of Category:Truss bridges in Australia. This breaks the use of categories for navigation by type of truss.

If there's a reasonable and strong geographical scope to these (which would be to ignore the wartime Allan trusses in Burma), then they could belong in the geographical at in addition. But we need to preserve "by type" navigation as a technical description of the bridges and should not remove it, as is being done.

Thoughts? Andy Dingley (talk) 00:59, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Circle Drive South Bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Disambiguation[edit]

Are bridges disambiguated by city name or river name? I see Monroe Street Bridge (Chicago) was moved to Monroe Street Bridge (Chicago River), but I assumed bridges were disambiguated by city. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:16, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

I don't think there is a standard, but if I was creating a disambiguation for bridges named the same, I would use location (country, state, county, city, etc.). The reason is that a river name might require a second disambiguation. For instance, there are eight rivers named Little River just within South Carolina (see here). So you're potentially having to add the location anyways. Such as Big Bridge (Little River, Horry County, South Carolina). - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 22:11, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Backwater Bridge in Morton County, North Dakota[edit]

Backwater Bridge has been mentioned several times in the media due to the Standing Rock protests. For example, see this headline or picture 7 here. Is it sufficiently notable to have its own article and is anyone able to find out more information like when it was built, by whom, etc. please? Please ping me when you reply. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:39, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Medora Covered Bridge[edit]

An IP editor keeps removing the "See also" section that I added to the article. Granted, it is only the appropriate portal templates, but they should be there, right? I have reverted this user twice now and don't want to get into an edit war situation. Could someone please help? Thanks. Charlotte Allison (Morriswa) (talk) 21:38, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Feedback welcome for article being nominated for GA status[edit]

I am nominating Blue Bridge (Reed College) for Good article status and welcome feedback from project members, before or during the nomination. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:40, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Guozigoui Bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge listed at Requested moves[edit]

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