Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bridges
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- 1 Some reference sites
- 2 The first railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, requests a Peer Review and Assessment
- 3 Article alerts
- 4 Category:Memorial bridges in the United States
- 5 Standarization, Crossings as a sub category of Bridges, or vice versa?
- 6 Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
- 7 Expert attention
- 8 WikiProject X is live!
- 9 Draft:Florida's National Historic Bridge
- 10 Hoax bridge draft articles
- 11 Recruitment Letter
Some reference sites
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
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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Category:Memorial bridges in the United States
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!
Standarization, Crossings as a sub category of Bridges, or vice versa?
Some (or all?) categories of lists of crossings are subcategories of lists of bridges (for example Category:Lists of river crossings in the United States is a sub cat of Category:Lists of bridges in the United States) I think it should be the other way around, every bridge (and ford, and tunnel) is a crossing. Bogger (talk) 08:38, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
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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)
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- 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
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
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:
- Draft:Miami Memorial Bridge
- Draft:Ronald Reagan Memorial Bridge
- Draft:William G. Smith Memorial Bridge
- Draft:Civil War Veterans Memorial Bridge
- Draft:Thomas Jefferson Memorial Bridge
- Draft:Florida's National Historic Bridge
- Draft:John F. Kennedy Drawbridge
- Draft:Wheattown Memorial Bridge
- Draft:List of bridges in southern Florida
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)
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