Government, Business, Safety

DOT Dedicates $27 Billion to Bridge Repairs Nationwide

 President Joe Biden speaks about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  on Jan. 14 President Joe Biden speaks about investing in bridges as Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Act Implementation Coordinator, looks on. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Says ‘Sledgehammer’ Bridge Shows Need for Infrastructure Funding

President Joe Biden at a New Jersey Transit rail maintenance facility in Kearny, N.J., Oct. 25 President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the infrastructure bill at a New Jersey Transit rail maintenance facility in Kearny, N.J., Oct. 25. (Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden argued for his economic agenda in New Jersey on Oct. 25, pointing to a train bridge in the state that sometimes can’t be closed without the help of sledgehammers as a sign of decaying U.S. infrastructure.

October 25, 2021
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