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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!

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Bridges articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 03:12, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Please do NOT add this page to the "newsletter" page. If we want to see his newsletter, we'll watch for it there. - Denimadept (talk) 21:34, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Draft:Florida's National Historic Bridge[edit]

Can someone take a look at Draft:Florida's National Historic Bridge? I have been trying to help an IP edit the page. However, I can't find any references for the page. If it needs to be deleted, please do it. Thanks. Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 16:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

It was a hoax. To quote Imzadi1979: "Various versions of this draft article have used photographs of a bridge in New Jersey, stated that said bridge carries an Interstate Highway over a non-existant river in the Miami area, and changed the various dates of its supposed reconstruction. A quick look at a map will show that I-395 in Florida does not cross a river, let alone run between two cities called Atlantic City or Wheattown. This whole draft is a hoax." The same hoaxers made a string of others, see below. JohnCD (talk) 21:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Hoax bridge draft articles[edit]

A string of hoax draft articles about bridges has been created over the last few days by user I Love Bridges1 (talk · contribs) (who I have blocked) and a number of IPs in the range 166.216.130.*, including:

None of them stood up to close examination - e.g. the roads concerned did not cross the relevant river, the description did not match pictures, and searches found no confirmation. This note is just to warn the WikiProject in case they try again. Looking at other edits from that IP range, I have seen edits to other bridge articles which have been reverted. Any bridge edit from a 166.216.130.* IP should be regarded with extreme suspicion. JohnCD (talk) 18:18, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Recruitment Letter[edit]

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Weariness (talk) 23:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox aqueduct navigable[edit]

Template:Infobox aqueduct navigable has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox bridge. As these templates are of interest to WikiProject Bridges, you are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Regards. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:38, 15 March 2015 (UTC)