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bridge: march 19, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. many years ago, i lost a regional event because i thought dummy had a six-card side suit when it had a seven-carder. as declarer, i failed to set up the suit and went down in a cold doubled contract. i sulked about my aberration for weeks. bridge […]






a ‘bridge of stars’ connects two of our closest galaxies


sadly it’s not walkable v. belokurov, d. erkal and a. mellinger a bridge of stars connects the large and small magellanic clouds, two galaxies that orbit our own milky way. the bridge’s brightness has been enhanced in this image. europe’s gaia spacecraft has spotted a ‘bridge...






the 10 best bridge cameras in 2017


bridge cameras are still selling like hot cakes. find out what makes them so tempting, and which are our best buys.






if you like 11foot8 bridge, you'll love 10foot6 bridge


if the mayhem caused by 11foot8 bridge was not enough, imagine shaving another 1foot2 off the clearance, et voila! the 10foot6 bridge in westwood, massachusetts. (more…)






alabama city re-enacts march that sparked “bloody sunday”


selma, ala. (ap) — throngs of people converged in the city of selma, alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement. sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the march across the edmund pettus bridge over the alabama river in selma. on march 7, 1965, african-americans seeking voting rights launched […]






pennsylvania-nj bridge closed 7 weeks reopening after repair


bristol, pa. (ap) — a major pennsylvania-new jersey bridge closed since jan. 20 for repairs to a fractured beam will reopen in time for the friday morning rush hour, transportation officials said. the reopening of the 1.3-mile-long interstate 276 bridge late thursday is ahead of schedule. last week, officials estimated it would reopen in a […]






bridge over i-64 to be named after slain virginia trooper


newport news, va. (ap) — a bridge in newport news will be named after a virginia trooper who was killed last year at a richmond bus station. gov. terry mcauliffe recently approved legislation that would name the state route 143 bridge at exit 255 over interstate 64 in newport news as the “trooper chad phillip […]






company news: imation launches gl bridge


imation corp., oakdale, has launched its investment advisory subsidiary gl bridge et mana ent llc, concluding the transition of its principal business to an alternative et manager. gl bridge intends to use algorithms and other quantitative strategies within a quantitative equity strategy. the transition was the result of a strategic transaction with the clinton group inc.






bridge: february 21, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. something i’ve learned in being involved with bridge for 50 years: the longer you play, the more you will find that other players don’t think as you do or operate as you think they should. today’s west led a trump (!) against four spades, and declarer won […]






down bridge splits big sur, closes part of coastal highway


big sur, calif. (ap) — a downed bridge in california has split the big sur area in two and closed part of iconic coastal highway 1 for as long as a year. more than 400 residents on one side of the span were stranded when the pfeiffer canyon bridge crumbled beyond repair. backpackers and helicopters […]






tiny hummingbird egg stalls project to upgrade a bay area bridge


a tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of a big bridge project in the san francisco bay area.  the discovery of a nest and egg in a tree is stalling the start of upgrades on the richmond-san rafael bridge about 30 miles north of san francisco, officials said tuesday.  the species, anna's...






big sur: highway 1 bridge demolition progresses, slowly


the crew demolishing the bridge made considerable progress thursday, at least in comparison to when work began monday.






the capilano suspension bridge / vancouver from another point of view


the most popular attraction in the entire province of british columbia is, of all things, a footbridge over a scenic canyon. but what a bridge!






bridge: february 19, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. bob hamman probably isn’t ready to be called the “grand old man of bridge,” but he has the credentials. hamman represented the united states internationally in 1964 and remains a force at the table as he approaches his 79th year. his list of world and national titles […]






bridge: march 1, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “the man’s a fruitcake,” cy the cynic grumbled. “if you asked him to spell ‘mississippi,’ he would ask whether you meant the state or the river.” cy was talking about millard pringle, a quiet little man who tends to lose his way in the maze of thought […]






alabama city to re-enact march that sparked “bloody sunday”


selma, ala. (ap) — thousands of people are expected to converge on the city of selma, alabama for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement. sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the march across the edmund pettus bridge in selma. on march 7, 1965, african-americans seeking voting rights launched a […]






police: 2 tractor trailers overturn on maryland bridge


havre de grace, md. (ap) — maryland state police say two tractor-trailers overturned on the millard tydings memorial bridge, likely because of high winds. media outlets report that it happened late sunday on the bridge that carries interstate 95 over the susquehanna river. officials say one driver was trapped for a time and was taken […]






woman celebrating 21st birthday dies in nyc bridge crash


new york (ap) — authorities say a woman celebrating her 21st birthday has been killed when the car she was riding in crashed on a new york city bridge. police say the car was traveling from manhattan to brooklyn on the williamsburg bridge around 3:15 a.m. thursday when it crashed into a barrier, splitting the […]






bridge: february 25, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “simple saturday” columns are meant to help aspiring players improve technique and develop logical thinking. when i visited the birmingham (ala.) duplicate bridge club, a player asked about my thought process as declarer when dummy appears. i begin by counting winners — maybe losers — and consider […]






hummingbird egg gets in way of upgrades to bay area bridge


a tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of the richmond-san rafael bridge project.






bridge closed by fractured truss on track to reopen in april


harrisburg, pa. (ap) — engineers say work to repair a major bridge that links pennsylvania and new jersey remains on track for it to reopen in about a month. officials with the pennsylvania turnpike commission said friday good weather has helped speed work on the interstate 276 bridge over the delaware river. they’re optimistic the […]






golden gate bridge suicide barrier completion date set


the bridge district last month issued a notice to proceed with the project and is now targeting jan. 12, 2021, as the date to finish it.






truck driver blown off bridge; dies after helicopter rescue


virginia beach, va. (ap) — authorities say a navy helicopter plucked a driver from the roof of a tractor-trailer after it was swept off the chesapeake bay bridge-tunnel by high winds and began floating in the water. the driver later died. bridge and tunnel deputy director thomas anderson says the unidentified driver died after his […]






bridge: february 02, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. cy the cynic says the toughest part of dieting is not watching what you eat, it’s watching what other people eat. i suspect cy thinks a tough part of bridge is watching his partners play the dummy. as today’s north, cy tried for slam over south’s jump […]






trial begins for man accused of tossing infant from bridge


a man accused of throwing his 7-month-old son to death from a bridge jumped into the connecticut river himself after police shouted for him to stop, an officer testified friday.






bridge: march 08, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. cy the cynic, whose views on matrimony are well known, says electronic banking is the second-fastest way to transfer money from an account. the fastest way is to get married. when i watch cy play in his penny game, he can take only an instant to toss […]






talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap


washington (ap) — even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. that’s a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts. at issue is how to bridge the infamous […]






bridge: march 14, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. you wouldn’t think that even cy the cynic could be cynical about something like math, but cy insists that if you put two and two together, you get 22, not four. based on the results of today’s deal, cy isn’t qualified to speak on the subject. as […]






bridge: march 03, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. when i watched today’s deal in a duplicate game, my friend the english professor was west. south was a visitor to our club who may have arrived on a turnip truck. he wore suspenders and brandished a corncob pipe. at six clubs the newcomer took the ace […]






man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death


middletown, conn. (ap) — a connecticut man accused of throwing his son off a bridge before jumping himself has been convicted of murder. a jury convicted 23-year-old tony moreno on wednesday of killing 7-month-old aaden in july 2015. police say moreno threw aaden off the 90-foot-high arrigoni bridge that spans the connecticut river between middletown […]






big sur is once again coping with natural disaster and looming economic catastro


i want to tell you about how awful things have been for hundreds of people in big sur, trapped now for more than a month by a broken bridge to the north and various mud and rock slides to the south. the closure of highway 1 along a 48-mile stretch between pfeiffer canyon bridge and ragged point...






hummingbird nest halts upgrades on bay area bridge


richmond, calif. (ap) — the discovery of a hummingbird’s nest with an egg inside is stalling upgrades on a san francisco bay area bridge. kcbs reports (http://cbsloc.al/2klxrff ) tuesday that the backhoes are waiting and the safety barriers are ready. but work on a key part of the $70 million richmond-san rafael bridge’s upgrade project […]






bridge closure leaves california's big sur community reeling


almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the central california coast crumbled last month remain closed, but kurt mayer chose to keep his deli and taproom open — even though it's costing him.






that highway 1 bridge that's slip-sliding away at big sur. here's what it looks


this is the span that connects us to big sur — or used to. the sinking pfeiffer canyon bridge on highway 1 has left locals and one of the most beloved places on the coast cut off from the rest of us after heavy winter rains pounded the area in mid-february. the gap in california’s coastal route...






pennsylvania-nj bridge closed 7 weeks reopening after repair


a major pennsylvania-new jersey bridge closed since jan. 20 for repairs to a fractured beam will reopen in time for the friday morning rush hour, transportation officials said.