Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two items in the news

The Sherman Minton Bridge is open again. The Interstate 64 bridge at Louisville had been closed since early September when cracks were found in its steel, particularly in its butt welds. I wrote an article about the steel used in this particular bridge and about how several bridges in West Virginia were built with it.  enjoyed getting the phrase "butt weld cracks" into a headline, but I had to make sure they got the order of the words right.

Here's another version of the story.


The woman who designed the Vietnam War Memorial has done a piece called "Pin River" representing all 981 miles of the Ohio River, plus the Allegheny and the Mon. I'm not that much into modern sculpture, so I'll let others pass judgment on it.