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November 18, 2014

Washington State Patrol Faults Trucker for I-5 Bridge Collapse

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.

August 21, 2014

Bestpass Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.

July 30, 2014

Building of New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moving Forward with New Authority

The building of a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada took another step forward Wednesday with the appointments of members to an authority that will oversee construction of the new public owned span between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich.

July 15, 2014

NTSB: I-5 Bridge Collapse Due to Systemic Errors

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.

June 6, 2014

"Weeks to Months" before I-495 Bridge Reopens

The closure of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Del. is creating chaos for commuters and driving up costs for truckers forced to divert to New Jersey's toll roads. Officials say the problems will not be fixed anytime soon.

April 25, 2014

Bridge Repairs at Risk if Highway Trust Fund Runs into Red

Another warning about infrastructure funding: 63,000 of the nation’s bridges are structurally compromised and at risk of not being repaired unless the Highway Trust Fund is preserved, says the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

March 18, 2014

Plans Dead for New I-5 Span over Columbia River

Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River linking Oregon and Washington along Interstate 5 are dead, and there is no indication when and if they will be revived.

March 17, 2014

Taking the Infrastructure Message to the Streets

As the federal government struggles to figure out how to fund the nation's infrastructure, states are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. One group in Iowa is pushing state legislators to act.

February 10, 2014

Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning

Tom Berg see items of trucker interest in old Zanesville, Ohio, along the historic National Road.

October 4, 2013

Corrosion Led to Bridge’s Sagging and Closure Along I-43

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says an inspection that continues, has so far revealed that pilings located eight feet below the bottom of the concrete footing of the Leo Frigo Bridge, along Interstate 43 in Green Bay, bucked due to corrosion.

October 3, 2013

New Bridge Weight Limits Causing Headaches in Pennsylvania

Trucks are being forced to take longer non-Interstate routes in Pennsylvania due to new weight restrictions along some 1,000 bridges.

September 26, 2013

Section of I-43 Closed in Wisconsin Due to Sagging Bridge

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.

September 18, 2013

GAO Report Critical of Some Tolling Agencies

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office report on bi-state tolling authorities that control some of the nation’s most heavily travelled routes, could set the stage for federal oversight of these groups, including when it comes to setting toll rates.

September 16, 2013

AP: Serious Problems With More Than 85,000 U.S. Bridges

New analysis of the nation’s bridges shows many are in desperate need of repairs and replacement.

August 23, 2013

Pennsylvania Changing Bridge Weight Limits Starting August 29

Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.

July 16, 2013

Construction Underway on New Washington I-5 Bridge Following Collapse

Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is officially underway, but new delays and detours will happen again in a few weeks.

July 8, 2013

Watch for Lower Weight Limits on Some Pennsylvania Bridges

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.

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