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
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Maine Awarded $61 Million for Bridge Work

Rusted bridge Chuck Coker/Flickr

Maine has been awarded $61 million in federal grants to help replace eight aging highway bridges over the next five years. The two federal grants will help fund construction of bridges on Interstate 295, in Franklin County and Madawaska.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
September 5, 2019
Government, Logistics

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects

A sign indicating a bridge is closed Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29, awarding $225 million to fund bridge improvements and replacements to 20 projects represented by 18 state departments of transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2019
Government, Safety

Senators Push Bill to Rebuild Deficient Bridges

Detroit's Davison bridge A truck drives past a damaged barrier on the Davison bridge leading to I-75 in Detroit on Sept. 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

Infrastructure experts have determined that thousands of bridges nationwide require either minor repairs or major rehabilitations. A group of lawmakers in Congress is acknowledging the experts and looking to do something about it.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

47,000 Bridges Nationwide Are Structurally Deficient, ARTBA Analysis Finds

Arlington Memorial Bridge The Arlington Memorial Bridge, connecting Northern Virginia with Washington, D.C., is one of the notable bridges on the list. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Iowa, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma have the dubious distinction of leading the country in states with the highest number of bridges deemed structurally deficient, according to a recent analysis by the group that represents road builders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2019