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
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Highway Funding, Bridges
January 21, 2016 - Industry News
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.”
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Electronic Tolls, 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
August 13, 2015 - Industry News
A bridge closure on I-65 through Layfayette, Indiana has caused serious delays and it may be shut down for a while longer.
Tags: Indiana, Bridges, Interstate 65, Road Closure
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.
Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges
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
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Road Construction, Bridges
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Missouri, Highway Funding, Highways, Road Construction, Bridges
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight, Bridges
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
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges
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
June 6, 2014 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Bridges
March 18, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Highway Funding, I-5, Interstate 5, Bridges, Infrastructure
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Trucks are being forced to take longer non-Interstate routes in Pennsylvania due to new weight restrictions along some 1,000 bridges.
Tags: Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges, Pennsylvania
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.
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