February 19, 2016 - Industry News
There are still 58,500 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a review of the 2015 National Bridge Inventory database conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Road Safety, Bridges
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety, Indiana, Bridges
October 15, 2015 - Industry News
Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
Highway officials say the bridge on northbound Interstate 65 at Lafayette, Ind., will remain closed into mid September as contractors work to stabilize the structure. State and local sources are suggesting certain alternate routes in western Indiana and into eastern Illinois.
Tags: Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana, Bridges, Road Closure, Highways
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn ordered the immediate inspection of all state-owned bridges of similar age and condition to the Capital Beltway Bridge which is currently under repairs.
Tags: Maryland, Road Construction, Bridges
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.
Tags: Washington, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Skagit River Bridge, Bridges, Oversize Loads
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Minnesota, Highways
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., between Highway 61 and Interstate 35 East will be closed from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8 for bridge work. The road will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th and reopens on Monday, Dec. 8th at 5 a.m.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Highways, Minnesota, I-94
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Bridges, Oversize Loads
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington State’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, Oversize Loads, Bridges, Skagit River Bridge
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
A sagging bridge along a section of I-43 in the Green Bay area has led Wisconsin transportation officials to close a part of the route in both directions, forcing detours, until further notice.
Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
New analysis of the nation’s bridges shows many are in desperate need of repairs and replacement.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Bridges
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.
Tags: Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges, Drivers, Pennsylvania
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Pennsylvania
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