bridges

Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Opens Applications for $2.36 Billion to Upgrade Bridges

Landrieu Mitch Landrieu speaks at the event. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a $2.36 billion funding notice to open applications for states and local officials to apply for money to improve bridge projects across the nation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Extend Inspection Requirements for Bridges

bridge A bridge in California. (Pgiam/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a final rule that will extend inspection requirements for some of the nation’s bridges from 24 months to 48 months, and in some cases, 72 months.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2022
Government, Logistics

PennDOT Officials: Bridge’s ‘Poor’ Rating Didn’t Warrant Closure

Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed Friday are seen in the rubble during the recovery process Jan. 31. Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed Jan. 28 are seen in the rubble during the recovery process Jan. 31. The red truck belonged to Tyrone and Velva Perry. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH — The bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh Jan. 28 showed deterioration during a September inspection that was not bad enough to require its closure, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Jan. 31.

January 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

What Does a Poor Bridge Rating Mean?

bridge collapse Pittsburgh The Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed Jan. 28. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

A 50-year-old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh had been rated as poor on a recent inspection report, but transportation officials and engineering experts cautioned that doesn’t necessarily signal imminent danger for the thousands of other U.S. bridges with the same designation.

Claudia Lauer | Associated Press
January 31, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Visits Collapsed Bridge, Touts Infrastructure Needs

President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH — Arriving just hours after a serious bridge collapse, President Joe Biden stared into the cratered muddy earth where the aging span fell early Jan. 28, striking evidence supporting the $1 trillion infrastructure law he already had planned to tout on his trip here.

January 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

bridge collapse Pittsburgh A Port Authority bus and a car were on a bridge when it collapsed. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

PITTSBURGH — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Jan. 28, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet and form a human chain to reach occupants of a bus that had plummeted with the span into a park ravine.

January 28, 2022
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
Government

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

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