Bridges

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September 8, 2017

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

May 31, 2017

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

March 28, 2017

Chris Christie Signs $400 Million N.J. Transportation Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill authorizing $400 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for transportation projects, including road and bridge repairs as well as safety and technology upgrades.

February 15, 2017

Bridge Report Finds Nearly 56,000 Bridges Still Need Attention

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the 2016 National Bridge Inventory, which indicates that 55,710 bridges are structurally compromised-- including 13,000 that need replacement, widening, or major reconstruction.

December 29, 2016

Toll Bridge Offers New Routing Option for Truckers Crossing Ohio River

A new routing option has opened for truckers in the Midwest with the State Road 265 bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, known formerly as the East End bridge and now renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

November 8, 2016

Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

February 19, 2016

Nearly 59,000 Bridges Listed as Structurally Deficient

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.

February 12, 2016

Controversial Rhode Island Truck Tolls Bill Signed Into Law

Rhode Island’s governor signed into law a controversial measure that will impose tolls on commercial trucks traveling through the state — reportedly the only state with a truck-only tolling system.

January 21, 2016

ATA Warns Rhode Island on Policing Truck-Toll Dodging

The American Trucking Associations has weighed in on the battle over truck-only tolling in Rhode Island by cautioning the governor against banking on revenues from the proposed tolls that are “premised on truck restrictions that are currently disallowed by federal and/or state law.”

January 12, 2016

Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge

Roll-off truck drivers: Did you turn off the PTO? Trucks and trailers are sometimes incompatible with overpasses. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

January 5, 2016

For Whom the Bridge Is Tolled…

The question, agree those on both side of the truck-tolling divide, is how to pay for the extensive repairs and improvements needed to keep Rhode Island competitive with its New England neighbors.

December 28, 2015

Trucker Accidentally Destroys Historic Indiana Bridge

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.

October 15, 2015

Falling Debris Sparks Controversy Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.

August 19, 2015

I-65 Bridge Detours to Last Into September, INDOT Says

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.

August 13, 2015

I-65 Bridge Closure Still Causing Big Delays

A bridge closure on I-65 through Layfayette, Indiana has caused serious delays and it may be shut down for a while longer.

February 27, 2015

Rep. Ryan Favors Allowing States to Implement Tolls

Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.

February 13, 2015

Falling Debris Prompts Immediate Maryland Bridge Inspections

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.

February 3, 2015

Washington State Files Lawsuit Against Trucker, Carrier Over Bridge Collapse

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.

January 21, 2015

Blue Water Bridge Connecting U.S., Canada to Partially Close in April

The Blue Water Bridge international crossing in Port Huron, Michigan will be partially closed beginning April 1, likely leading to traffic backups between the U.S. and Canada.

January 16, 2015

Missouri Bridges May See Truck Restrictions, Closures Due to Funding Problems

Missouri transportation officials have warned the state is short on cash when it comes to paying for road and bridge projects and that will result in some having to be put off while bridges may see reduced weight limits to being outright closed.

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