Friday, March 20, 2009
Blog

Popps Ferry Bridge Collapse – Incident Photos

Today, a towing vessel pushing eight barges allided with the Popps Ferry Bridge in Biloxi, Miss., causing a 150-foot section of the bridge to collapse  into the bay.  Here is...

March 20, 2009
Total Views: 28

Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Spotting Bridges 101 – A Basic Guide To Bridge Design

Frequently passing under bridges for a living and over them in the family sedan we, like most mariners, have a fascination with bridge design. In fact one of the most...

January 24, 2009
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Bayonne Bridge Is No Easy (or cheap) Fix

The Port of New York and New Jersey have recently announced that the raising or replacing of the Bayonne Bridge could be upwards of $2B.  The bridge, which stands 151...

October 28, 2008
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Interesting

A Tunnel For Ships?

MarineBuzz points us to Norway’s plan to build a One Nautical Mile long tunnel for ships. Reuters tells us: Norway has drawn up plans to build the world’s first shipping...

October 15, 2008
Total Views: 8

Friday, July 25, 2008
Photo

5 Beautiful and Historic Bridges: Facts & Photos

Brooklyn Bridge: 1883 Location: New York (Spans the East River) First steel-wire suspension bridge. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Initially, Brooklyn Bridge was known as ‘New York and...

July 25, 2008
Total Views: 113

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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The BEST View Of The Malacca Straight

Photo by Peter MacDonald Here at gCaptain we are interested in all things we can drive our ships over, under or through… this includes bridges. Our friends at Deputy Dog...

May 7, 2008
Total Views: 0

Friday, January 11, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo Of The Week – San Francisco Bridge-Barge Allision

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. – The United Stated Coast Guard is responding to a tug and barge allision with the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.  At approximately 6pm the tug and barge were...

January 11, 2008
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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A Tunnel For Ships?

MarineBuzz points us to Norway’s plan to build a One Nautical Mile long tunnel for ships. Reuters tells us: Norway has drawn up plans to build the world’s first shipping...

January 1, 2008
Total Views: 1

Sunday, November 11, 2007
Incidents

Follow the path of the Cosco Busan

UPDATE: BoatingSF has a new animation that can be found here: COSCO BUSAN’S TRACK – UPDATED _________________ Our friend John of VesselTrax.com submitted this link to our Maritime News Discoverer....

November 11, 2007
Total Views: 17

Monday, August 6, 2007
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Skyway Bridge Accident And Collapse – May 9, 1980, Tampa Florida

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjBGLxMdP4 In light of the Minnesota bridge collapse I wanted to share the mayday called immediately following the Skyway Bridge Collapse on May 9th 1980. The Transcript from the Mayday...

August 6, 2007
Total Views: 729

Sunday, July 15, 2007
Video

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

After five years and over $700 million dollars the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens to traffic today. It is the longest bridge constructed in the US since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge...

July 15, 2007
Total Views: 56

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Inside the New San Francisco Bay Bridge

Telstar Logistics brings us the scoop on the construction of the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco. They write: We live in a time of many wonders and miracles, and...

June 12, 2007
Total Views: 2