NTSB Report Says 10,000 Bridges at Risk for Corrosion
Investigators looking into the collapse of a Pittsburgh bridge want transportation officials nationwide to examine more than 10,000 other bridges with similar construction.
Upgrades Speed Up Truck Traffic at Border Crossing in Texas
Trucks are traveling quicker on four special fast lanes at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing after the Texas city of Laredo helped complete a construction project to reduce traffic congestion at the World Trade Bridge.March 2, 2023
Work Proposals Sought in Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project
Kentucky and Ohio issued a call for construction and design proposals to fast-track the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project.February 24, 2023
Federal Grant to Make Golden Gate Bridge Safer From Earthquakes
Protecting the safety of travelers over the Golden Gate Bridge, including 555,000 truck drivers carrying freight annually, was a key topic among Washington officials gathered in San Francisco near the iconic landmark to celebrate a $400 million federal grant for earthquake resiliency.January 27, 2023
FHWA Announces $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects
President Joe Biden on Jan. 4 visited the worn-out Brent Spence Bridge in Kentucky as part of the administration’s renewed push to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure law.
Federal Grants Provide Lifeline to Rural Bridge Assessments
Rural bridges that carry freight are among this year’s winners of $18.4 million in federal grants awarded to states evaluating whether to refurbish aging ones or build new spans.October 19, 2022
FHWA Opens Applications for $2.36 Billion to Upgrade Bridges
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.June 10, 2022
FHWA to Extend Inspection Requirements for Bridges
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.
PennDOT Officials: Bridge’s ‘Poor’ Rating Didn’t Warrant Closure
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.
What Does a Poor Bridge Rating Mean?
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.