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
Government, Business

Ambassador Bridge Owners Again Challenge Construction of New Bridge to Canada

Starley Shelton/Flickr

The Moroun family, owners of the Ambassador Bridge, have raised yet another challenge to the construction of a rival bridge — the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Frank Witsil | Detroit Free Press
January 9, 2017

Is Bad GPS Causing Trucks to Hit Low Bridges in New York Town?

In a bizarre turn of events, a second tractor-trailer hit a low railroad overpass in Glenville, New York, on Nov. 28, just hours after a similar incident at the rail bridge on Glenridge Road.

Stephen Williams | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
November 30, 2016

Bridge Construction Method Saves States, Drivers Time

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Rhode Island had a pair of bridges in East Providence that were in such poor condition that Vice President Joe Biden termed one of them “shameful” during a visit this spring.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government, Business

Will the Gordie Howe Bridge Connecting US, Canada Ever Get Built? 7 Key Facts to Know

Starley Shelton/Flickr

This week, Canada's ambassador to the United States said his fellow Canadian officials are within weeks of issuing a long-awaited request for proposals that will seek a team to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge and disrupt the Ambassador Bridge's long-standing bridge monopoly.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
October 13, 2016