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February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Nearly 59,000 Bridges Listed as Structurally Deficient

Photo: NTSB

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

Controversial Rhode Island Truck Tolls Bill Signed Into Law

A map of preliminary tolling locations from the Rhode Island DOT.

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

ATA Warns Rhode Island on Policing Truck-Toll Dodging

Map shows 11 of 14 proposed locations for truck-only tolls in Rhode Island. Image: RI DOT

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

Trucker Accidentally Destroys Historic Indiana Bridge

Photo: Orange County Law Enforcement

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

Falling Debris Sparks Controversy Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Photo: Jim Park

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

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

 The cause of the closure: the I-65 Wildcat Creek Bridge in Tippecanoe County. Photo: Indiana DOT via Facebook

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

I-65 Bridge Closure Still Causing Big Delays

The Wildcat Creek bridge on I-65 is closed while INDOT crews examine it. Some of its supporting piers sunk about 8 inches into the creek bed below.  Photo: Indiana Department of Transportation

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. Ryan Favors Allowing States to Implement Tolls

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. Official Photo

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

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.

Tags: Maryland, Road Construction, Bridges

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Washington State Files Lawsuit Against Trucker, Carrier Over Bridge Collapse

Water level view of the accident scene. Photo: NTSB

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

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

A view of the Blue Water Bridge at night from the American side looking towards the Canadian side. Photo: Matthew Gordon via Wikimedia Commons.

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 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.

Tags: Missouri, Highway Funding, Highways, Road Construction, Bridges

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

New Jersey Tops List of Truck Freight Congestion

The George Washington Bridge: Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

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 I-94 in St. Paul Closed Over Weekend

The Lafayette Bridge via Minnesota DOT.

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

Interstate 94 in St. Paul Closing for Bridge Work

The Lafayette Bridge via Minnesota DOT.

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

Washington State Patrol Faults Trucker for I-5 Bridge Collapse

Skagit River Bridge Collapse: Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

The Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Photo via Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

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

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

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canada’s Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced appointments to an authority to oversee building of a new bridge between Ontartio, Canada and Detroit. Credit: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s office

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

NTSB: I-5 Bridge Collapse Due to Systemic Errors

Water level view of the accident scene. Photo: NTSB

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

"Weeks to Months" before I-495 Bridge Reopens

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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.

Tags: Bridges

April 25, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Bridges

March 18, 2014 - Industry News

Plans Dead for New I-5 Span over Columbia River

The current northbound I-5 bridge span was built nearly 100 years ago, while the southbound was completed in the 1950s.

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

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.

Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges, Pennsylvania

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43

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