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Granville Street Bridge

The Granville Street Bridge is an eight lane bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is 27.4 metres above Granville Island. It is part of Highway 99; the original bridge was completed in 1889. It was a 732-metre long low timber trestle; the navigation span, near the north end, was a trussed timber swing span, tied with wire ropes to a central wooden tower. It was designed by the CPR, cost $16,000. In 1891 the bridge was widened on both sides for streetcar tracks, except where the tracks converged for the swing span; the second bridge was completed in 1909. It was a longer, medium-level steel bridge with a through truss swing span. On February 4, 1954, the current Granville Street Bridge, costing $16.5 million, opened. A million cars would cross over the bridge in its first month; the city of Vancouver funded the bridge itself as Mayor Frederick Hume said "no formal assistance given by any other government body." The eight-lane structure was constructed on the same alignment as the first bridge while steel plate girders salvaged from the second bridge made barges for constructing the foundations of the Oak Street Bridge.

The first "civilian" to drive over the 1954 bridge was the same woman, first to drive over the second bridge in 1909. She had been widowed between the two openings, so had a different name. Both times she was at the wheel of a brand-new Cadillac. Recent improvements to the bridge include increasing its earthquake resistance, installing higher curbs and median barriers. In December 2017, Vancouver City Council approved a plan to remove the "Granville Loops" - a pair of cloverleaf off-ramps connecting the bridge with Pacific Street - and open up the land to redevelopment. Since late 2018, the Granville Street bridge has being undergoing seismic retrofitting that will be completed in early 2021. In January 2019, Vancouver City Council announced a plan to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to the bridge from the surrounding neighbourhoods by creating a new separated bike and walking path located in the centre of the bridge roadway; the plan was opened up for public comment in April 2019. List of bridges in Canada History of Metropolitan Vancouver Bridges of Greater Vancouver Granville Street Bridge at Structurae Footage of the demolition of the second bridge and construction of the third Granville Street Bridge, 1954, City of Vancouver Archives 1954 film clip taken from a car driving over the bridge

The Victorian Naturalist

The Victorian Naturalist is a bimonthly scientific journal covering natural history of Australia. It is published by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and is received as part of the membership subscription of that club. From 1881, club proceedings and papers had been published in the Southern Science Record and Magazine of Natural History before the first issue of The Victorian Naturalist appeared in January 1884; the journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles, research reports, "Naturalist Notes", book reviews. The journal was published monthly until 1976, since it has been published bimonthly. In that period several special issues have been published; these covered particular natural history topics or significant centenaries: of the club, the death of Ferdinand von Mueller, the establishment of Wilsons Promontory National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park. In 2001 there was a special issue on the first president of the club; the journal was abstracted and indexed by Scopus in 1980 and 1984 and from 2008 to 2014.

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J. W. Walsh

J. W. Walsh is an American football coach and former player, he played quarterback for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team from 2011 to 2015. Walsh played at Guyer High School in Denton, where he was coached by his father John and reached the University Interscholastic League state finals his senior year. Walsh was redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. In 2012, Walsh battled true freshman Wes Lunt for the starting quarterback job. Lunt won Walsh was named the backup. Lunt suffered a knee/ankle injury in the game against Louisiana–Lafayette on September 15. Walsh stepped in and started the next three games before suffering a knee injury against Iowa State on October 20; the injury was revealed to be a fractured knee. The injury announcement came as a surprise as Walsh suffered the injury in the first quarter, but he was able to play the entire game and finished with 415 passing yards and 46 rushing yards; the injury was expected to sideline Walsh for the rest of the season, but he was able to return only a few weeks later.

He was able to suit up for the last four games of the season and backed up Chelf, who started the final five games of the season at quarterback. Walsh finished the season with 1,564 passing yards, 13 touchdowns against three interceptions, completed 66.9 percent of his passes. He was named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year by conference coaches. In 2013, Walsh and Chelf battled for the starting quarterback spot, after Lunt decided to transfer to Illinois. On August 22, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy announced that both Walsh and Chelf would play in the season opener against Mississippi State on August 31. Chelf was named the starter of the Mississippi State game only minutes before kickoff, he engineered two ineffective drives to start the game, before being replaced by Walsh, who played the rest of the game at quarterback. Oklahoma State won the game 21–3 and Walsh finished the game with 135 passing yards, 125 rushing yards, completed 18-of-27 passes. After the game, Gundy announced.

Walsh started the next five games, until he was benched during the game against TCU after throwing two interceptions. He was replaced by Chelf. In 2014, Walsh started the first two games of the season. In the second game of the season against Missouri State, Walsh was knocked out of the game with a right foot injury; the injury required Walsh would miss the remainder of the season. In January 2015, Gundy named Mason Rudolph the starting quarterback going into the 2015 season. With Rudolph as the unquestioned starting quarterback, Walsh entered the 2015 season as the backup quarterback; the coaches designed a package of plays for Walsh and by fall practice, it became clear that Walsh would have a role in the offense. While Rudolph was the starter and would take the majority of snaps at quarterback, Walsh would enter the game at quarterback in short-yardage third and fourth down situations, red-zone situations throughout the season. In the first ten games of the season, Walsh racked up 10 rushing touchdowns.

Walsh started the regular season finale against Oklahoma in place of Rudolph, who suffered a foot injury against Baylor on November 21. On January 19, 2016, it was reported that Walsh would be joining the TCU coaching staff as an offensive graduate assistant. On December 21, 2016, it was reported that Walsh would be joining the staff at Abilene Christian University for the 2017 season as the Running Backs coach. On March 10, 2020, it was reported that Walsh would be joining the staff at The University of Texas at Austin for the 2020 season as an offensive analyst