Business, Logistics, TCA

Funds Sought for Companion Span to Brent Spence Bridge

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaking about the Brent Spence Bridge Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Feb. 28. (WHAS11/YouTube)

Kentucky and Ohio Govs. Andy Beshear and Mike DeWine announced their plans to jointly request up to $2 billion in federal funding for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project at a press conference in Covington, Ky., on Feb. 28.

Christopher Leach | Lexington Herald-Leader
March 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Brent Spence Bridge May Finally Get Fix in $1 Trillion Bill

Brent Spence Bridge Completed Brent Spence Bridge project after repairs were needed last year. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Nov. 8 launched his sales pitch for his recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, predicting that a notoriously congested bridge that sits in Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s backyard finally will get a long overdue overhaul.

November 9, 2021
Business, Logistics

I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Reopens

The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge is scheduled to open eastbound on Aug. 2, westbound on Aug. 6. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities on July 31 reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in May.

August 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg Buttigieg (center) speaks at the event regarding the closed bridge. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

States Mobilize to Repair I-40 Bridge, but Closure Likely to Remain for Months

I-40 bridge A crack in a steel beam has forced the closure of the I-40 bridge that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

The ongoing Interstate 40 bridge closure is a costly interruption for the trucking industry that will likely stretch on for months.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Tutorials, Updated Datasets Among Upgrades Planned for FHWA Bridge Portal

InfoBridge The InfoBridge homescreen. (

The Federal Highway Administration will introduce tutorial videos, fix bugs and update datasets as part of a series of enhancements to its web portal that offers a wealth of data on bridges.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Government, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Officials Coordinate Repairs to Brent Spence Bridge

Brent Spence Bridge Inspectors gather on the Brent Spence Bridge; repairs are underway. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

State and federal officials are contributing to an emergency response effort after a truck crash damaged the Brent Spence Bridge, which forms a vital link between northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Federal Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Repair Bridges

Bridge A bridge under construction. (Getty Images)

The Bridge Investment Act, a bill meant to provide $20 billion to fix the country’s structurally deficient bridges by establishing a grant program, was unveiled last month by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Announces Proposal to Improve Bridge Inspection Program

bridge inspection program Aerial view of the evening rush hour traffic on Verrazzano Narrows Bridge, as viewed from Staten Island, N.Y. (Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a proposed rule to improve oversight of U.S. bridge inspections by incorporating a risk-based approach and encouraging the use of such technological advancements as unmanned aerial systems and sonar.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Report Shows Connecticut’s Aging Bridges Need Repair, Funding

Connecticut's Aging Bridges Rusty areas are visible on the underside of the aging Norwalk River Railroad Bridgeport, also known as the Walk Bridge, in Norwalk, Conn. (Susan Haigh/Associated Press)

Maintaining Connecticut’s aging bridges will be difficult as the state’s population and number of vehicle miles traveled increases, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2018