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
Government, Business

Experts Discuss Recommendations, Research Related to Accelerated Bridge Construction

Adam Stockin, a supervising structural engineer for WSP, and Suriyanarayanan Sadasivam, a lead researcher for the firm’s advisory services. WSP's Adam Stockin, a supervising structural engineer, speaks as Suriyanarayanan Sadasivam, a lead researcher for the firm’s advisory services, looks on. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Proactive planning and effective collaboration with partners are two tips for success for agencies embarking on accelerated bridge construction (ABC) projects, according to two experts from the engineering services firm WSP.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Washington State Combats Collisions With New Wildlife Bridge

Wildlife Bridge Interstate 90 traffic passes beneath the wildlife bridge under construction. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old-growth forests and wetlands.

Manuel Valdes | Associated Press
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

South Dakota Approves 35 Grants for Local Bridge Improvements

South Dakota The Foster Street Bridge in Davison County was completed using the South Dakota Bridge Improvement Grant. (South Dakota State News)

The South Dakota Transportation Commission has approved 35 bridge improvement grants totaling more than $1.3 million.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Revised Weight Limits for Bridges Add Time, Money in Wisconsin

Grain truck Grain truck (Getty Images)

When Kevin Nelson hauls corn from his farm south of Osseo, Minn., to grain bins in Winona, Minn., lately he has added extra travel time and is paying more at the pump.

Julian Emerson | Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.
June 1, 2018

Tennessee Officials Unveil $2.6 Billion Transportation Improvement Plan

Tennessee Interstate 440 Doug Kerr/flickr

The repair and replacement of bridges is a top priority outlined in Tennessee’s Transportation Improvement Plan. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer unveiled the plan, which covers 2019-21, on April 5. The plan features $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments and encompasses 116 projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FIU Bridge Collapse Unlikely to Dull Popularity of ABC Building Method, Experts Say

Miami Bridge Collapse Associated Press

Despite urgent concerns over the cause of the recent collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami, experts agree that accelerated bridge construction (ABC) will remain a popular method for building spans.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2018