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
Government, Safety, TCA

Schumer Calls for More Inspectors After Concrete Falls From Rail Bridge

Chuck Schumer Zach Gibson

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Railroad Administration to increase the number of independent inspectors that examine rail bridges.

Eric Anderson | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
August 2, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Picks US, Spanish Firms as Top Bid for Detroit Bridge

A view of Windsor from Detroit A view of Windsor from Detroit. (Gregory Varnum/Flickr)

Canada picked a consortium led by U.S. and Spanish construction firms as the front-runner to build a major new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018