Government, Safety

Illinois DOT Explores Initiatives to Reduce Bridge Strikes

Illinois DOT weight, size limit caution Illinois Department of Transportation via Twitter

The Illinois Department of Transportation is pursuing two pilot initiatives meant to reduce bridge strikes by large trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2021

States to Compete for 10 Biggest Bridge Fixes

A 'Bridge Closed' sign on Springs Road in Vallejo, Calif., in March. (Bloomberg News) A 'Bridge Closed' sign on Springs Road in Vallejo, Calif., in March. (Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration plans to have states compete for a slice of the proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure-and-jobs program that’s dedicated to fixing 10 unnamed bridges that are seen as economically important.

April 6, 2021
Government, Business

Mississippi’s I-20 Bridge Project On Track Despite Weather

Mississippi DOT’s I-20 bridge replacement project Drone image of Mississippi DOT's I-20 bridge replacement project. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are pressing on with work to replace a bridge carrying Interstate 20 through the state capital.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Truckers Object to Bridge Tolling Plan

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge The Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The list of potential bridge candidates to be tolled will be announced in mid-February. (Hannah Beier/Sipa USA/Tribune Content Agency)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is moving forward with its controversial plan to consider charging tolls on as many as 10 major bridges in the state. But representatives from the trucking industry say tolls would hurt their industry.

Jan Murphy |
January 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NJDOT Announces $47.3 Million for Local Bridge Projects

Bridge in Trenton, N.J. A bridge in Trenton, N.J. Mercer County, which encompasses Trenton, received two grants totaling $3.1 million. (Getty Images)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently announced $47.3 million in grant funding will be distributed statewide to help with local bridge maintenance projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
Government, Business

S.D. Transportation Commission Announces $14 Million in Bridge Grants

Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, S.D. Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, S.D., by South Dakota Department of Transportation

The South Dakota Transportation Commission recently awarded 27 grants totaling $14 million to local government agencies to support bridge preservation and replacement efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2020
Government, Technology

FHWA Extends Comment Period on Bridge Inspections Proposal

Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh by Pennsylvania DOT

The Federal Highway Administration has announced it is extending the period for public comment on its 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
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Las Vegas Bridge Project Reaches Halfway Point

Centennial Bowl bridge in Las Vegas The bridge will connect U.S. Route 95 and county Route 215 in the northwest part of Las Vegas. (NDOT)

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced its connector bridge project in Las Vegas is halfway to completion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Safety

US House Lawmakers’ Bill Would Assist With Local Bridge Repairs

Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania has 3,770 bridges (16.5%) that are "structurally deficient." (Pennsylvania DOT)

Legislation that would seek to facilitate funding for municipalities to fix old bridges was recently introduced by two members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Completes $1.8 Million Bridge Strike Prevention Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany, N.Y., on March, 31, 2019. On Sept. 6, Cuomo announced the completion of the King Street Bridge project. (Associated Press/Hans Pennink)

New York officials have completed a project meant to reduce bridge strikes on the King Street Bridge in Westchester County.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019