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Canada Bridge Construction Uses Recycled Glass

Officials working on the Darwin bridge project on Nun’s Island in Montreal, Canada, have reported that the structure is incorporating recycled glass in its materials.


MnDOT Completes International Bridge Replacement

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that it had completed the $39.3 million replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge. The infrastruct...


PA Bridge Plaques Found, Restored

At the end of September, the Donora Historical Society in Donora, Pennsylvania, made a shocking discovery whilst searching through salvaged remains and relics from previous building demoliti...


FDOT Starts Demo on Pensacola Bay Bridge

Last week, the Florida Department of Transportation announced that it had begun demolition efforts on the damaged areas of the Pensacola Bay Bridge after weathering Hurricane Sally.


MDOT Bridge Inspectors Save Stranded Dog

On Sunday, two bridge inspectors from Stantec’s Bridge Inspection and Assessment team rescued a dog that had been stranded on the U.S. 84 bridge over the Mississippi River between Natchez, M...


FDOT Responds to Hurricane Damage

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sally rocked the Gulf Shores of Alabama­­, and surrounding areas, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced recovery efforts for the damages experi...


NJ Seeks Contractors for Phase 3 Bridge Painting

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors to perform Phase 3 for painting of the Commodore Barry Bridge in Camden, New Jersey.


Seattle Releases Audit on Bridge Maintenance

The City of Seattle released an audit of its Department of Transportation last week, which found that the agency’s bridge-maintenance spending is inadequate and says that money is one of the...


World's Longest Timber Bridge Moves Forward

A design contract was recently awarded for what is being touted as the world’s longest bridge to use structural timber.


Sagging Arch Pauses RI Bridge Work

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has paused construction on a rebuild of a bridge over Route 4 in East Greenwich.


FHWA Announces $70M in Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for cities, states, tribal governments and federal lands agencies ...


SDOT Releases Updates on Bridge Stabilization

The Seattle Department of Transportation has begun releasing weekly updated on the stabilization efforts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge ahead of the anticipated October announcement on...


Winners Announced for Brooklyn Bridge Project

Winners have been chosen for the “Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge” project, launched by New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute.


Towers Complete for Longest Suspension Bridge

Construction of the two 318-meter-high towers for Turkey’s 1915 Canakkale Bridge, set to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, is now complete, according to reports.


Bids Wanted for IL Roadway, Bridge Reconstruction

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of two bridges and reconstruction of the Eisenhower Expressway and St. Charles Road in DuPage Count...


SDOT Hires Designer for Bridge Replacement

The Seattle Department of Transportation has selected HNTB Corporation to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, though the timing of that replacement remains unclear as the department ...


Arches Complete on $480M DC Bridge

The arches are officially completed on Washington, D.C.’s new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The last piece of the final arch was put in place last week.


Judge Rejects Lifting FIGG Suspension

A federal judge has denied FIGG Bridge Engineers’ and engineer William “Denney” Pate’s request to lift the imposed suspension from the Federal Highway Administration.


World's Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Bridge Named

The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete bridge was officially named late last month by Guinness World Records in Shanghai’s Baoshan district. The bridge was built last year by a team from th...


FIGG Files Against FHWA Suspension

FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc., along with FIGG engineer William “Denney” Pate, have sued the Federal Highway Administration asking for the agency’s suspension of its eligibility to participate ...


DE Seeks Bridge Deck Replacement Bids

The Delaware Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to oversee concrete deck replacement and painting of steel members on Bridge 3-155 North and South spanning the Broadkill Riv...


SDOT to Seek Loan for Bridge Repair Plan

The Seattle Department of Transportation is in the midst of stabilizing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, which endured an emergency closure in March after previously inspected concrete cra...


USDOT Releases Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao unveiled late last week the Applicant Toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success Initiative from the U.S. ...


Cleanup, Plans Begin after AZ Bridge Collapse

Officials are in the beginning stages of repair work on the Salt River Union Pacific Bridge, in Tempe, Arizona, which partially collapsed last week after a train derailed on the structure, s...


Genoa Bridge Opens 2 Years After Collapse

Italy’s Genoa San Giorgio Bridge officially opened to the public on Monday. The structure replaces the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed almost two years ago to the day, killing 43 people.


None Injured in AZ Partial Rail Bridge Collapse

The Salt River Union Pacific Bridge, in Tempe, Arizona, partially collapsed last week after a train derailed on the structure, setting it ablaze and sending debris into the lake below.


TRIP Report Details Interstate Bridge Conditions

The National Research Transportation Group (TRIP) recently released its annual “Restoring the Interstate Highway System” report, which aims to provide the latest information on the Interstat...


UK Suspension Bridge Celebrates Bicentenary

The Union Chain Bridge—a 200-year-old link between Scotland and England over the River Tweed—celebrated its bicentenary last week with an international historic civil engineering landmark de...


LA Reaches $5M Deal for New Bridge Plans

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has officially signed a deal with engineering firm Atlas Technical Consultants to serve as lead consultant on the new Miss...


Bid Awarded for PA Bridge Rehabilitation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $42,161,667.22 contract to Trumbull Corporation, of Pittsburgh, for rehabilitation of the Neville Island Bridge in Robinson Townsh...


SDOT Embarks on Cost-Benefit Analysis for Bridge

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced last week that it has begun the process of a cost-benefit analysis involved the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.


FL Bridge Repair Assessment Complete

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, repair work for the Roosevelt Bridge could begin as early as next month as the agency reported that it had completed its initial assess...


Seattle Mayor Declares Bridge 'Civil Emergency'

In an effort to secure funding to remedy the cracks found on the West Seattle Bridge (whether that be a permanent fix or a whole replacement), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared the sit...


Reimagined Brooklyn Bridge Designs Announced

The New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute, recently held a context for designs aiming to improve the experience for pedestrians and cyclists on the ...


Bids Wanted for FL Waterway Bridge Work

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the William Lehman Causeway Intracoastal Waterway Bridges in Miami-Dade County, ...


NC Bridge Removal Hits Delay, Costs

The continued dismantling and demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, located in the Oregon Inlet of North Carolina, is now project to take about a year longer than expected.


Gordie Howe Officials Dismiss Pandemic Worry

Progress on the $5.7 million Gordie Howe International Bridge is moving right along and, according to officials, likely will not stop even if the area sees another spike in the COVID-19 pand...


Shoring Work Begins on West Seattle Bridge

Work has officially begun on a temporary fix on the West Seattle Bridge—including a carbon fire wrap (CRFP) and post-tensioning tendons—intended to slow cracking that caused an emergency shu...


Some Lanes Reopen on Cracked FL Bridge

About 10 days after large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida, state officials have reopened four of th...


PennDOT Cuts Budget, Projects in Pandemic Wake

Weeks after the Pennsylvania economy “reopened” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are trying to grapple with how to pay for pr...


University Designs Lighter, Greener Bridge

Recently, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, with COWI, have completed research on reducing materials used in suspension bridge d...


China's 'Horizontal Skyscraper' Opens Deck

China’s horizontal skyscraper—dubbed “The Crystal”—recently unveiled its first attraction to the public: The Exploration Deck.


Morandi Bridge Named, Opening Announced

Twenty-two months after the tragic collapse, on Monday (June 22), officials announced the inauguration of the new Morandi bridge—known as “Ponte Morandi”—in Genoa, Italy.


RI Bridge Connects Riverfront Parks

A decade after the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation headed a design competition, reports are again admiring the design of the Providence River Pedestrian ...


NJ Bridge Replacement Project Awarded

The New Jersey Transit recently awarded a $247.9 million contract for the initial construction phase of the Raritan River Bridge replacement project to George Harms Construction of Farmingda...


Cracks Threaten Collapse of FL Bridge

During a routine biannual inspection on Tuesday (June 16), large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida.


Beams Installed at IL Mile Long Bridge

As part of the ongoing $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) reconstruction project in Illinois, crews have begun rebuilding the area’s Mile Long Bridge.


CA Culvert, Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The City of San Clemente, California, is seeking prospective consultants to submit proposals for a city-wide culvert and bridge rehabilitation.


Gordie Howe Pushes Toward 2024 Completion

According to officials from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, despite the decline in productivity due to COVID-19, the Gordie Howe International Bridge is still on track for its 2024 tar...


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SDOT to Solicit Engineers for Bridge Replacement

At the beginning of the month, the Seattle Department of Transportation issued a request for Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineering firms to design a replacement for t...


Morandi Bridge Replacement Reaches Completion

Recently, joint venture Pergenova, made up of construction and civil engineering business Salini Impregilo and shipbuilder Fincantieri, announced that the final span for the Morandi Bridge r...


SDOT Weighs Analysis of West Seattle Bridge

Since the Seattle Department of Transportation issued an emergency closing of the West Seattle Bridge dude to cracks in the midspan, several professional engineers recently issued a seven-pa...


Dogs Assigned to Help VDOT Move Birds

Recently, officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) tasked a pack of 20 border collies to redirect a colony of migratory seabirds to a newly created habitat.


Causes of Taiwan Bridge Collapse Investigated

At the beginning of the month, investigators from the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) announced that they were looking at several possible causes of last year’s Nanfang'ao Bridge c...


NZ Bridge Used for Seismic Research

New Zealand officials have recently announced that its decommissioned Whirokino and Manawatu River Bridge in Foxton will be repurposed for University of Auckland-headed research on seismic a...


Bids Wanted for PA Bridge Reconstruction

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform reconstruction and coating of the Neville Island Bridge in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania.


World’s First Double Helix Bridge Opens in Sydney

Although no ceremony could be hosted due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, a world-first double helix dilating diameter bridge opened in Sydney, Australia, just last week.


Decreased Funds Expected for Rural Infrastructure

Last week, national transportation research nonprofit TRIP (Washington, D.C.) released a report evaluating the safety and condition of rural roads and bridges in the United States in relatio...


USDOT Awards $500M Loan for CA Bridge

United States Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced at the beginning of May that the City of Long Beach, California, had been approved for a $500 million loan under the Transport...


High Winds Shake Up China’s Humen Bridge

Earlier this month, a variety of online videos revealed that the Humen Bridge located in the Chinese province of Guangdong, was shaking and swaying severely while vehicles were traveling acr...


Supreme Court Throws Out Bridgegate Case

Last Thursday (May 7), the Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan announced in a 15-page ruling that the cases against New Jersey officials Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni—involved in the "Bri...


Replacement Announced for Collapsed FIU Bridge

Last week, officials from Florida’s Department of Transportation announced that they would launching a bid process for the design and construction of a new “signature” bridge over Southwest ...


Bids Wanted for WA Bridge Painting

King County is seeking contractors to perform full removal and re-coating of a bridge over Green River in Flaming Geyser State Park located in Auburn, Washington.


PennDOT Receives Preservation Award

Preservation Pennsylvania recently released its annual Historic Preservation Awards, featuring the Ralph Modjeski Award, which this year honored the Penn Street Bridge rehabilitation project...


Rehabilitation Proposal Released for WV Bridge

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has released a proposal for the rehabilitation of...


Bids Open for NY Bridge Coating Project

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for coating of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge in Albany, NY.


Report: 46,154 Bridges Need Repairs

According to an analysis report issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation 2019 National Bridge Inventory, over 46,00...


Another Bridge Collapses in Italy

Last week, Italian officials reported that a bridge serving the A10 motorway on a portion that connects parts of Liguria and Tuscany in Aulla, Italy, collapsed while two drivers were crossin...


WV Bridge Recoating Project Awarded

The West Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $298,208.40 contract for painting of the Tyler City Bridge to Legend Painting, Inc. (Campbell, Ohio) on March 24.


UConn Researchers Aim to Improve Bridges

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are reportedly working on a variety of patenting methods aimed to improve bridges across the state.


WA Bridge Shut Down Indefinitely

Late last month the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) issued an emergency bridge closure on the high-rise portion of the West Seattle Bridge after discovering that previously inspe...


Superstition Surrounds ‘Dog Suicide Bridge’

There’s a 19th-century bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland, called the Overtoun Bridge, however, over the years the structure has become more popularly known as the “dog suicide bridge.”


Public Eye on FIGG for Design Issues, CTDOT

Once again, engineering company FIGG Bridge Group (FIGG) has been brought into the limelight regarding its infrastructure design, construction engineering and inspection services.


MA Bridge Rehabilitation Project Accepting Bids

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation services on the General Pierce Bridge carrying Montague City Road over the Connecticut River b...


$463M MD Bridge to Begin Construction

Expected to begin this month, joint venture made up of Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden), Corman Kokosing Construction Co. (Annapolis Junction, Maryland) and McLean Contracting Co. (Glen Burnie, M...


Bids Needed for Multiple CA Bridges

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking contractors to perform maintenance and coating of three bridge structures in Santa Clarita, California.


University Develops Bridge Construction Technology

Last month, structural engineers at Vienna University of Technology—also known as TU Wien—premiered the success of its bridge construction technology during a two-bridge project on the Fürst...


Longest US-Based Skywalk Planned in MI

A wholesale mortgage lending company based out of Pontiac, Michigan, has announced its plans to build an enclosed pedestrian bridge between two buildings on its 1.5 million square-foot campu...


Bridge Design Revealed for Sacramento

Last month, city and state officials from Sacramento, California unveiled the official bridge design a new crossing which will provide connection over the Sacramento Railyards and West Sacra...


ND Bridge Wins Concrete Award

Announced last week, the Broadway Bridge—located in the City of Minot, North Dakota—was awarded the 2019 Gold Star at the Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association’s annual convention.


TX Suspension Bridge Project Awarded

The City of Waco, Texas, has awarded a contract in the amount of $12,409,135.50 for the rehabilitation and coating of the Waco Suspension Bridge to Gibson & Associates of Balch Springs, Texa...


Design Revealed for Wales Footbridge

Swansea artist Marc Rees, in collaboration with architecture firm ACME, revealed design plans for a new footbridge in Wales earlier this month.


CO Town Loses $1M to Bridge Scammers

After experiencing a $1 million scam, the Town of Erie, Colorado has been informed that its two insurance carriers—Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) and American Interna...


UK Government Pursues Irish Sea Bridge

At a lobby briefing last week (Feb. 10), a spokesperson announced that U.K. officials are looking into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of building an Irish Sea between Scotland a...


Øresund Bridge Painting Begins

Nearly two decades after its opening, the Oresund Bridge—a roughly 8-kilometer-long (roughly 5 miles) cable-stayed bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden—will finally begin receiving a new ...


Genoa Bridge Aims for Summer Completion

Reported earlier this week, hundreds of construction workers in Genoa, Italy, are working around the clock to ensure that the city’s replacement of the Morandi Bridge is completed by the sum...


$50M Contract Awarded for MN Bridge Rehab

Lunda Construction Co.—a subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp.—has been recently awarded a $50 million contract for the rehabilitation of the historic 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.


House Bill Seeks $20B for Bridge Repairs

Currently, there are over 47,000 bridges that have been classified as structurally deficient in the United States. To address the issue, members of Congress introduced the Bridge Investment ...


FHWA Extends Bridge Inspection Comment Period

Since proposing a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the National Bridge Inspection Standards in November, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has annou...


Firms Unveil 'Bridge House' in CA

A new home was recently unveiled in Los Angeles that spans a few different types of design.


Houston Ship Channel Bridge Construction Halted

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) announced earlier this month that it would be temporarily halting construction on the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement projec...


USDOT Announces $900M in INFRA Grants

Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity totaling more than $900 million in grants through the Infrast...


FIGG Fired from $800M Harbor Bridge Project

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requested that joint venture Flatiron-Dragados LLC replace the $800 million U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge replacement project’s de...


Researchers to Investigate Living Infrastructure

The research of Eleni Chatzi, a professor of structural mechanics at ETH Zurich, seems like something from a sci-fi novel: In one section of her research, Chatzi aims to use seeds to grow br...


Assemblyman Proposes CA Bridge Replacement

An assemblyman is calling for a new, better replacement for California’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, a structure that has been plagued with problems dating back to crumbling concrete falling...


Unmanned Boats Help With MI Bridge Inspections

When It comes time to conduct bridge inspections in the face of challenging scenarios like stormy weather, the Michigan Department of Transportation has adopted the use of unmanned, remote-c...


Gordie Howe Gets $15M in Federal Funding

Late last month, the first portion of U.S. federal funding to go toward the construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge was included in the $1.4 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald ...


Chile Faces Dispute Over $740M Bridge

Late last month, an ongoing dispute between Chile government and South Korean company Hyundai Engineering and Construction over a $740 million bridge project was addressed by the country’s f...


Cranes Finish Lifting for China Road-Rail Bridge

Late last month, Chinese engineering firm Zoomlion announced that its cranes had completed lifting work for what is reportedly the world’s longest road-rail cross-sea bridge, located in sout...


TX Bridge Bent Repairs Out for Bid

The City of San Antonio is seeking contractors to perform bent repairs on the Ring Road Bridge located in San Antonio, Texas.


Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Faces Delays

Officials recently announced that construction on the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier is now two years behind schedule. The project was originally slated to open in 2021, but that date ha...


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NJ Bridge Replacement Taking Over 10 Years

The Wittpenn Bridge, which connects Kearney, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey, over the Hackensack River, should have been opened by now, but is taking over 10 years to be built, acco...


Engineers Use Hemp to Repair KY Bridges

Recently, students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky were reported to use hemp as an experimental construction material for bridge repair.


University Fabricates Bridge Using Robots

A robot-fabricated hybrid pedestrian bridge was recently created at Shanghai-based Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Czech Bridge Connects Village, Cemetery

Ondrej Císler, from AOC Architects, working in collaboration with Petr Tej, from the Klokner Institute at Czech Technical University in Prague, recently developed a connection between the li...


Proposals Requested for MO Pedestrian Bridge

The Kansas City Port Authority is seeking contractors to provide proposals for painting services on the pedestrian bridge located on 100 Main Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Tappan Zee Consortium Files Lawsuit

Last month, Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium responsible for the construction of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority. In the l...


Bridge Collapses in Italy, No Fatalities

Over a year after the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, claiming 43 lives, another bridge, located near Savona, also collapsed, with no reported casualties. Torrential downpour had a...


Gordie Howe Bridge Project Progresses

Construction as well as job hiring are both reportedly continuing apace as the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, a structure that will connect Michigan and Canada, continues to unfol...


TX Bridge Rehabilitation Out for Bid

The City of Waco, Texas, is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the structural foundations, anchorages and concrete deck of the Waco Suspension Bridge over the Brazos River in W...


2 Dead After Bridge Collapse In France

On Monday (Nov. 18), a 155-meter-long (510-foot-long) bridge collapsed in southwest France, resulting in two fatalities and five others being injured. Though a criminal investigation has bee...


Design Work on TX Harbor Bridge Delayed

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced the suspension of design work for the Harbor Bridge project, a move made after reports indicated that FIGG Bridge...


Bridge Inspection Revisions Released

On Tuesday (Nov. 12), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Department of Transportation released a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the Nation...


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


New $14M AL Bridge Visibly Sags

A $14 million bridge in Escambia County, Alabama, near Brewton, a project that is meant to replace the bridge next to it, is sagging, according to reports. There is also cracking present.


China Province Closes Glass Bridges, Projects

A province in China has closed all of its glass bridges, mountain viewing platforms and walkways due to hazards and structural concerns, according to reports. The structures were part of a n...


NY Bridge Painting, Repair Work Out for Bid

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to bid on painting and repairs of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge over the Fire Island Inlet in Albany, New York.


Team Inspects Bridges on US South Korea Bases

Structural engineers from the Far East District segment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently joined the Engineer Research and Development Center in order to assist with bridge inspec...


NYC's Beleaguered 'Bouncy Bridge' Demolished

A New York City pedestrian bridge—originally billed as unique for being designed to bounce underfoot—was recently demolished, according to reports. Skeletal pillars are all that currently re...


Climate Change Could Quicken Bridge Deterioration

According to research led by Hussam Mahmoud, an engineer and Colorado State University associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, climate change could acce...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


NTSB Points Blame in FIU Bridge Collapse

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in its hearing that the probable cause of the fatal pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University in March 201...


Wooden Bridge Installed Over Canadian River Valley

An innovative wooden pedestrian bridge, glass elevator and railway have been built in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada. The $24 million attraction was designed by international architecture firm...


PA Bridge Project Features Unique Replacement

The state of Pennsylvania will be getting a bridge-replacement first in Pittsburgh, where the Shaler Street Bridge, located in the Duquesne Heights neighborhood, will be replaced with a pair...


DOT Announces New Focus on Rural Infrastructure

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the launch of a new initiative geared toward supporting infrastructure in rural parts of the U.S.


Cape Cod Bridges Dubbed 'Obsolete'

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier this month that two “functionally obsolete” Cape Cod, Massachusetts, bridges needed to be replaced.


Researchers Test da Vinci Bridge Design

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding that the talents of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the great artists and inventors of the Renaissance, extended to the science...


Report: Garden Bridge Risks 'Downplayed'

A new report on the failed Garden Bridge project, authored by the London Assembly and published by the Assembly’s Garden Bridge Working Group, alleges that key stakeholders, which included t...


Research: Bridge Sensors Read for Storm Damage

In order to assess the impacts of storm surges on bridges, a team based out of the University of Florida, with help from a grant from the National Science Foundation, are developing a networ...


FIU Bridge Collapse Documents Released

As part of the ongoing investigation into the bridge collapse at Florida International University that occurred over a year ago, the National Transportation Safety Board recently released 6,...


Walt Whitman Bridge Repairs Out for Bid

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors to perform painting and steel repairs on the Walt Whitman Bridge in Camden, New Jersey.


House Bill to Assist Local Bridge Repairs

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a program last Tuesday (Oct. 1), that aims to reestablish federal funding for repairs and replacements needed for local structural...


New Genoa Bridge Deck Placement Begins

Earlier this month, over a year after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, a section of bridge deck for the new structure was lifted into place, marking the first section to b...


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


Bridge Collapses in Taiwan Killing 6

On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the Nanfangao Bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan, resulting in the death of six people and the injury of 10 other individuals.


NC Bridge Work Resumes After Girder Error

Work on the Hawthorne Lane bridge, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is set to resume after a number of delays. Construction on the bridge stopped completely back in January due to incor...


Firms Collaborate on 3D-Printed Bridge Design

Materials company DSM, engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV and 3D printer manufacturer CEAD recently collaborated to produce a design for a 3D-printed pedestrian bridge made of a composite m...


Northern Ireland-Scotland Bridge Proposed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly expressed interest in the construction of a bridge connecting Scotland with Northern Ireland. To date, he has requested that officials exa...


Research: Smartphones Used to Track Bridge Health

A Southern Methodist University researcher, working in collaboration with local Texas high school students, has continued to make progress in using smartphones as a way to monitor bridge hea...


MO Announces Bridges Available for Free

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently announced that a number of bridges were available for free. The catch? Interested parties must pay for structure relocation.


Multiple VT Bridges Reported as ‘Non-Compliant’

After a whistleblower alleged that four Vermont bridges were built with “non-conforming construction” practices, the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced a full investigation into the ...


Henry Hudson Bridge Overcoating Out for Bid

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority is now inviting sealed bids for overcoating of the Henry Hudson Bridge in New York City.


Group Sues to Preserve Historic ME Bridge

Working to preserve a historic bridge located in Mane, preservation groups recently filed a lawsuit against Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Bruce Van Not...


Bridge Removal Continues with Guillotine-Like Blades

Crews continue to dismantle the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, located in the Oregon Inlet of North Carolina. The project is expected to reach completion by early 2020.


NJ Bridge Rehabilitation Work Awarded

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $2,971,705.67 contract to perform deck replacement on Bridge CR 607 over Route 295 in Gloucester County, New Jersey, to South State,...


Researchers Develop Press Brake-Formed Bridge

For the first time in West Virginia, development of a press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge proved to be successful.


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $8.7 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Repairs on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Complete

Recently announced by the California Department of Transportation, all joint replacement work on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been completed.


Rolling Bridge Opens Canal to Water Traffic

Striving to provide a new connection for a redeveloping industrial sector of London, as well as re-opening a canal to boat traffic, architect Thomas Randall-Page recently kicked off a crowdf...


Firm Refusing to Settle in FIU Case

Companies being sued in light of the bridge collapse at Florida International University, which occurred roughly a year and a half ago, have decided to settle, though one last holdout may de...


'72-Hour Bridge' to Debut Next Year

Brewer, Maine-based engineering firm Advanced Infrastructure Technologies recently announced the growing development of a fiber-based composite bridge support.


Third Bridge Spans Panama Canal

On Friday (Aug. 2), Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, and Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano revealed the third bridge to cross the Panama Canal, which forges a new link between...


PA Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its Rapid Bridge Replacement project with commencing work on the last bridge in the program. The state department is wo...


NY County Seeks Contractors for Bridge Painting

Cattaraugus County is seeking contractors to bid on their 2019 bridge painting program, which includes coating four existing bridge structures throughout Cattaraugus County, New York.


Corrosion Detection Used on PA Bridge

Announced last week, an historic Pennsylvania bridge will be the first in the United States to use an electrically isolated tendon system, which helps to detect corrosion on post-tension ten...


Historic ND Bridge Collapses; No Injuries

A historic bridge near Northwood, North Dakota, collapsed Monday (July 22) under the weight of a tractor-trailer that exceeded the weight limit. No injuries were reported, but it will cost b...


Italy's Morandi Bridge Towers Demolished

Late last month, the towers of Genoa, Italy’s Morandi Bridge were demolished, marking nearly a year since the bridge collapse occurred. Thousands were evacuated prior to demolition.


Judge Approves $1.1B CT Rail Bridge

A federal judge recently ruled that plans for a $1.1 billion rail bridge, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be able to move forward. The structure to be replaced is currently 122 years o...


$238.30M Brooklyn Bridge Contract Awarded

The City of New York recently awarded a contract in the amount of $238.3M to Navillus/MLJ, a joint venture, for the rehabilitation of approach arches and towers on the Brooklyn Bridge in New...


Work On Gordie Howe Bridge Progresses

In preparation for construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, demolition and site-clearing work have commenced in a stretch of Detroit, according to reports. Other work on the Mic...


PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


IN Bridge Work Completed $900k Under Budget

Work on a bridge project in Elkhart Township, Indiana, totaled over $900,000 under budget, according to reports. The financial success was largely attributed to careful construction inspecti...


George Washington Bridge Repainting Out for Bid

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking contractors to performing rehabilitation and recoating of the underside and lower level of the George Washington Bridge located in Ne...


$100M Rehab of Peace Bridge Complete

The $100 million, multi-year rehabilitation of the Peace Bridge, which connects the U.S. and Canada in Western New York, reached completion toward the end of last month.


NC Bridge Wins Innovative Award

Deep Foundations Institute (Hawthorne, New Jersey) recently announced the winner of its 2019 DFI Outstanding Project Award (OPA): the Marc Basnight Bridge, in North Carolina, which replaces ...


Research: Camera Yields Faster Bridge Deck Inspections

The Michigan Department of Transportation, working in collaboration with the Michigan Tech Research Institute, is developing a new way to inspect bridge decks: a high-quality camera that is ...


FIU Bridge Designer Testifies

Over a year after the bridge collapse at Florida International University, and a day after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an investigative report that laid blame ...


Thieves Steal Rail Bridge, Investigation Launched

Mind the gap: A decommissioned rail bridge, located in the Arctic region of Murmansk, in Russia, was stolen, according to reports. A criminal investigation has since been launched.


Bridge Rededication Marks Project Completion

Last Friday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a rededication ceremony for the Bayonne Bridge, marking the completion of the $1.7 billion “Raise the Roadway” project.


Sunshine Bridge Struck by Vessel, Again

Late last week, yet another vessel struck St. James Parish, Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge, which prompted a closure to evaluate the integrity of the structure. An investigation into the incide...


Work on Gordie Howe Bridge Blocked

Last week, Michigan House Republicans announced a budget plan that prohibits the Michigan Department of Transportation from using taxpayer money for the construction of the Gordie Howe Inter...


ABC Construction Replaces CT Bridge in 2 Weekends

Bridge replacement work in Stamford, Connecticut, which addressed issues with a structure that was at the end of its functional lifespan, was cut down to two weekends thanks to the use of Ac...


$802M FL Infrastructure Project Underway

The Florida Department of Transportation has released new information on a $802 million infrastructure plan, “Connecting Miami,” which includes a new six-arch bridge and rehabilitation to th...


Seattle Releases Magnolia Bridge Study

The Seattle Department of Transportation has released its Magnolia Bridge Planning Study regarding possible options to address the bridge’s aging qualities.


MI Officials Consider Selling Bridge

In an attempt to avoid a 45-cent-per-gallon increase in Michigan’s fuel tax on gasoline—a plan proposed to accumulate money to fix the state’s roads—House Republicans are now considering a p...


NJ Bridge Deck Replacement Out for Bid

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform deck replacement on bridge CR 607 over Route 295 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Chinese Art Museum Also Serves as Bridge

An art gallery running over the Wanrong river, located in Jishou, China, is a new space that provides both an opportunity to enjoy art on a common daily route, while also serving as a pedest...


SC Bridge Temporarily Closed Due to Heat

Due to record-setting heat in South Carolina over the past few days, the Ben Sawyer Bridge had to close, due to the structure becoming stuck partially open. State transportation officials di...


Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Taking Shape

Recently, Golden Gate Bridge district officials displayed a 300-foot mock-up of what will be the bridge’s new “Suicide Barrier.” The mock-up was assembled in a Richmond, California-based con...


DC Bridge Almost Halfway Complete

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, running over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is halfway complete, according to reports. The structure is slated to open in 2021, costing ...


World's Widest Suspension Bridge Opens in Egypt

Earlier this week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opened what is being touted as one of the world’s widest suspension bridge, according to reports. The structure crosses the Nile no...


Architects Win Approval to Replace English Bridge

Knight Architects recently won the approval to build a replacement bridge over the River Eamont, located in England’s Village of Pooley Bridge, Cumbria.


$1.4B Pattullo Bridge Closer to Groundbreaking

The British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has recently granted an environmental assessment certificate to ...


AG Audit: PennDOT Diverted $4.2B from Repairs

According to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, more than $4.25 billion has been transferred from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Motor License Fund (gas tax funding) to the stat...


OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

Shelby, Ohio-based company, Lloyd Rebar Co., was recently discovered using an epoxy paint that wasn’t in compliance with Ohio state transportation standards, according to the state’s watchdo...


RI Announces $715M in Bridge Projects

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently announced that it would be investing over $700 million in construction projects for this year’s construction season. Plans include work...


Green Bridges to Connect New Headquarters

New York-based Steve Holl Architects have recently released design plans for new headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China).


FIU Bridge Builder to Pay $42M to Families

The construction company responsible for building the Florida International University bridge, which collapsed a little over a year ago, has reached an agreement with its insurers to pay up ...


FL Bridge Closes for Emergency Repairs

In Brevard County, Florida, a bridge located on Interstate 95 will be closing for emergency repairs. The repair work requires a total closure of I-95’s northbound lanes and detours, in addit...


MO Bridge Inspection Derailed by Bird Nest

An inspection of the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, located near Hannibal, Missouri, set to start April 8, has been delayed due to the discovery of an endangered peregrine falcon nest. A bird s...


Longest U.S. Suspension Pedestrian Bridge to Open

The longest suspension pedestrian bridge in the U.S., located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is set to open in a couple of weeks, running 680 feet across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. Th...


DE Bridge to Receive New Ship Collision System

In the largest Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development grant issued for an infrastructure project in Delaware, the Delaware River and Bay Authority will use the $22.25 million in...


OH Bridge Closed Due to Deterioration

Recently, in Summit County, Ohio, a bridge on Cleveland-Massillon Road was shut down, without any timeline slating when the passage would reopen.


Problematic CA Bridge Decks to be Tested for Longevity

The decks of a problematic bridge in California will soon be assessed for longevity, according to reports. The $300,000 study, part of a larger move to evaluate the Bay Area’s state-owned br...


Team Bends Plywood to Make Pedestrian Bridge

A curved plywood pedestrian bridge, able to support up to five people, recently took shape thanks to researchers and students based out of Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterre...


FIU Bridge Cracks Reportedly Initially Dismissed

At a hearing connected to last year’s bridge collapse at Florida International University, lawyers presented documents alleging that engineers dismissed cracks found in the bridge prior to t...


Contractors Needed for IL Bridge Rehab

The City of Chicago is receiving bids for rehabilitation of the Lake Street Bascule Bridge in Chicago, IL.


CA Officials Call for New Bridge after Mishaps

A call for funding has been made by California assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael to replace the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where a second concrete incident has taken place.


Designs to Replace 108-Year-Old Bridge

Concept renderings of the replacement I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California have been released by San Francisco-based architectural firm, T.Y. Lin International.


Preservation Group Nears Owning MO Bridge

A Missouri-based bridge preservation group is one step closer to owning a span that was originally slated for demolition, according to reports. What remains is raising funds for rehabilitati...


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

Just last month, the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to suspend McClain and Co. Inc. (Culpeper, Virginia) from participating in any federal procurement and non-procurement t...


Storm Washes Away New Zealand Bridge

Heavy storms were named as a significant contributor to the collapse of a motorway bailey bridge, located near the town of Franz Josef, New Zealand, on Tuesday (March 26). Flooding of the Wa...


Betsy Ross Bridge Painting Work Out for Bid

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors interested in performing the second phase of coating and steel repairs on the Betsy Ross Bridge Thru-Truss Spans in Pennsauken Townsh...


FIU Bridge Contractor Files for Bankruptcy

The contractor responsible for installing the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University roughly a year ago has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press re...


Research: Sensors Will Read Mackinac Bridge

Researchers based out of Michigan State University will be adding more data-tracking sensors to the Mackinac Bridge this summer—sensors that will read data that can contribute to maintenance...


Russian Ship Hits South Korean Bridge

Late last month, a Russian captain reportedly ran a ship into the £500 billion Gwangan Bridge, located in Busan, South Korea, the country’s second longest. No injuries were reported, though ...


Historic ME Bridge to be Replaced

The Falls Bridge of Blue Hill, Maine, is scheduled to be replaced by an enhanced girder bridge, due to the old structure reaching the end of its intended lifespan.


University Uses Smartphones to Evaluate Infrastructure

Scientists at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) have recently developed smartphone-based technologies to help monitor the condition of infrastructure, including roads and bridg...


Chicago Bridge Faces Corrosion Issues

Permanent repairs on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Bridge are underway roughly almost three weeks after a crack in one of the bridge’s steel beams was first discovered by a crew working in the ...


China's Horizontal Skyscraper Set to Open

China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is reportedly nearing completion, as the last topping out has recently taken place. The $3.8 billion structure is on pace to open la...


Corpus Christi Bridge Construction Delayed

Joint venture Flatiron/Dragados LLC, the entity responsible for designing and building Corpus Christi, Texas’ new $930 million Harbor Bridge, announced earlier this month that the project wo...


Old Champlain Bridge to be Deconstructed

As construction of Montreal’s new Champlain Bridge nears completion, the government of Canada recently named a firm that will be spearheading work to deconstruct the old bridge, a process th...


Progress Made on Golden Gate Suicide Barrier

Four new metal protrusions can now be seen along the western and eastern flanks of the Golden Gate Bridge, marking visual progress on the suicide barrier that is currently being installed on...


VA Announces Contractor for $3.3B Tunnel Project

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam recently announced the contractor spearheading work on the construction of two new tunnels and widening a highway in the Hampton Roads area, a project that...


IL Aldermen Decline to Repaint Bridge

Evanston, Illinois, has an eyesore problem: City aldermen recently declined to paint a rail bridge that does not belong to the city, according to reports.


MDOT, Private Firm Team Wins Award for I-94 Work

The Michigan Department of Transportation, along with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan, recently named the I-94 Modernization Advanced Bridges Project team as...


Garden Bridge Cost for Taxpayers Revealed

Taxpayers will be covering 81 percent of the 53 million pounds ($69.1 million) spent on the foiled Thomas Heatherwick Garden Bridge project, according to reports. The news arrives on the hee...


Australia Bridge to be Repainted for the First Time

Brisbane’s 79-year-old Story Bridge will be receiving its first new paint job, and the work is expected to take five years, according to reports. The structure’s paint had only been touched ...


CA Town Celebrates Bridge's 100th Birthday

The town of Folsom, California, is celebrating its historic Rainbow Bridge turning 100 years old with 100 days of events, including an exhibit dedicated to the structure, a bridge design con...


Falling Concrete Temporarily Closes CA Bridge

Chunks of concrete—some as large as a football—fell from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, located in California, late last week, causing a several-hour closure and emergency repairs put in pl...


Marines Use 3D Printer to Custom Create Bridges

In researching technology options for troops in the field, Marines from the 1st Marine Logistic Group recently used a 3D printer to form a footbridge out of layers of concrete.


Progress Made on TX Harbor Bridge

Progress is underway on Corpus Christi, Texas’ Harbor Bridge project, with the project's social media page sharing images of the recently completed concrete placement on the first lift of th...


Ceramic Sensors Read Bridge Strain

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently developed a ceramic sensor that may help to monitor the health of structures like buildings and bridges due to a change in conduct...


Government Demands Garden Bridge Correspondence

In a move to investigate further into the failed London Garden Bridge project, the London Assembly recently issued a demand for correspondence from Transport for London that was written in c...


Researchers Developing Bridge Inspection Technology

Missouri S&T researchers are currently in the middle of a five-year project geared toward developing new bridge and highway inspection technologies that don’t disrupt traffic flow, which inc...


Peace Bridge Recoating Out for Bid

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to prequalify for a project involving coating the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York.


Golden Gate Bridge Foundations to be Inspected

The foundations of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge are due to be inspected in the next few months, and officials expect a clean bill of health for the bridge component.


Repairs Planned for Troubled SC Bridge

The James B. Edwards Bridge, also known as the Wando River Bridge, is set to undergo a number of repairs over the next 15 months, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation...


Composites in Bridge Construction Study Released

Earlier this month, the National Academies of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board released the study for the Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program, a program that fu...


Petition Calls for Repainting Whitman Bridge

A recently launched petition, spearheaded by the Penn Libraries Kislak Center and the Streets Dept art and culture blog, is proposing repainting the Walt Whitman Bridge rainbow colors to hon...


Historic Detroit Bridge Collapses, None Injured

Detroit’s iconic Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapsed Wednesday (Jan. 23). No one was injured, though the street that runs through the ruin was covered with debris. The collapse has lar...


Sunshine Bridge Enters Next Phase of Repairs

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that repairs to the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, hav...


Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Finished

Earlier this month, the world’s longest 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge was completed in Shanghai’s Wisdom Bay Industrial Park, a project designed and developed by Professor Xu Weiguo,...


MS Timber Bridge Self-Heals Over Time

According to a more recent structure inspection, a bridge supported with timber pilings, located in Lincoln County, Mississippi, is reportedly stronger than previously: The bridge can now su...


Longest Over-Water Bridge Almost Finished

One of the longest bridges running over water in the world, connecting Kuwait City and a future mega-development in Subiya, is almost complete, according to reports.


NYC Seeks Contractors for Bridge Work

The City of New York is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of approaches and towers on the Brooklyn Bridge located in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Gets Demolition Date

What remains of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be demolished on Saturday (Jan. 12), according to reports. Explosive charges will be used on the structure’s vertical support columns along the...


FL Bridge Graffiti Lives On in the Grinch

The ever-changing visual landscape of Pensacola, Florida’s Graffiti Bridge continues to evolve with a recent holiday homage, an impromptu work in 30 minutes by 26-year-old artist Monty Welt.


Jotun Coatings Protect Norway Suspension Bridge

To help protect the Arctic Circle’s longest suspension bridge, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) provided its Jotamastic steel coating, which equips the structure...


MI Supreme Court Blocks Moroun Family Appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court recently blocked a May appeal from Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, which looked to stop the state’s Department of Transportation from buying land ow...


Delays Challenge Montreal Bridge Construction

Construction of Montreal’s Champlain Bridge, a structure designed to last 125 years, is facing a delay of its opening date due to harsh conditions, and those responsible for building the bri...


Donors to Sue Garden Bridge Trust Over Project

Wealthy individuals who provided financial donations to London’s Garden Bridge project are now seeking to sue the charity behind the endeavor, with one alleging that the money had been flush...


Silver Bridge Collapse Memorialized with Mural

A mural memorializing the 51st anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is to be dedicated this weekend.


Historic GA Bridge Nearly Struck Again

A protective barrier placed near a historic covered bridge, located in Smyrna, Georgia, crossing Nickajack Creek, was struck on Dec. 4, for the 12th time this year, according to reports.


IN Man Scraps Bridge for Metal

The ownership of a railroad bridge in Hammond, Indiana, is up for debate in an unusual case in which a nearby resident dismantled the decommissioned bridge and sold it across state lines for...


Commuters Avoiding KY's New Infrastructure

A recent report from the Indiana Department of Transportation indicates that drivers are not using the multi-billion-dollar bridge and highway system the state developed in collaboration wit...


Firm Granted Approval for Timber-Clad Bridge

Bridge design firm Knight Architects, working in collaboration with engineering firm WSP, was recently granted permission to build a timber-clad pedestrian bridge in South Wales, a structure...


New DC-VA Bridge to Add Train Capacity

In a move to lessen congestion for D.C. area commuters and those traveling in from farther away, the Department of Transportation for Washington, D.C., recently announced a preferred layout ...


$2.3M OR Bridge Coating Job Awarded

The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,342,995 for the coating of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, to Certified Coatings Co, of Fairfiel...


Report: Design Flaws Found in FIU Bridge Design

More than eight months after the bridge collapse at Florida international University, the National Transportation Safety Board has released another preliminary report that indicates there we...


LA Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is seeking contractors interested in the rehabilitation of the Atchafalaya River Bridge located in Saint Mary County, Louisiana.


Delhi's New Bridge Attracts Dangerous Behavior

New Delhi’s newest piece of infrastructure, the 675-meter-long (2,214-foot-long) Signature Bridge, opened earlier this month, is already attracting dangerous behavior from tourists: In just ...


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


PennDOT Develops Bridge Condition Online Resource

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched an online tool that allows the public to check the condition of any of the state’s bridges.


Genoa's Morandi Bridge to be Demolished

Three months after the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, testing of debris from the site has begun, and a demolition date for what remains of the span has been set.


Brooklyn Man Fought to Fix Bridge Spelling

Earlier this month, a Brooklyn man was honored for pushing for the correction of the spelling on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which has been painted with one “z” instead of the correct two...


LA Bridge Repairs Get Completion Date

Nearly a month after a barge-mounted crane struck the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, repairs are well underway, with a completion date slated for Janu...


Historic WWII-Era Bridge to be Replaced

The last remaining through-truss bridge between the Canadian border and Anchorage, Alaska, dating back to sometime between 1943 and 1944, is currently being demolished. Construction of the n...


Report: 14% of LA Bridges Structurally Deficient

A recent report indicates that 14 percent of Louisiana’s locally and state-maintained bridges are structurally deficient, with a significant number of spans in the state approaching or havin...


Historic TX Bridge Named After Local Ghosts

Lone Wolf Bridge, located in San Angelo, Texas, is well-known locally for being both haunted and home to a wealth of history. The 152-foot-long metal truss bridge, a 1922 rebuild originally ...


3D-Printed Steel Bridge Ready to Be Installed

The world’s first 3D-printed metal pedestrian bridge, currently on display at Dutch Design Week until Oct. 28, is ready for installation in Amsterdam, according to reports. Next, the structu...


ABC Bridge Undergoes Shake Test

In ongoing testing for accelerated bridge construction infrastructure options, Mehdi "Saiid" Saiidi, a civil engineering professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, ...


World's Longest Sea-Crossing Bridge Opens

After nine years of construction, the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macao to China’s mainland, is set to open on Tuesday (Oct. 23), marked by a ceremony to be...


LA Bridge Closed After Crane Barge Impact

The Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, was struck by a barge-mounted crane Oct. 12, forcing officials to close the bridge until further notice.


Geese Roost Once Again on PA Bridge

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge, often confused for dinosaurs, have once again come to roost thanks to approval from the Allegheny County Council and the original artis...


Bridge Collapses During TX Flooding

Flooding of the Llano River, a tributary of the Colorado River located in central Texas, caused the collapse of the RM 2900 bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 16). The concrete and steel two-lane span ...


Family Guy Bridge Graffiti Warns of Hurricane

To help raise the alarm about Hurricane Michael sweeping along the Florida coast, artist Monty Welt added his own piece to Pensacola’s Graffiti Bridge—a portrayal of Family Guy weatherman Ol...


Construction on the Gordie Howe Bridge Kicks Off

Construction work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, crossing from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, was kicked off at a ceremony on Friday, attended by both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and C...


Verrazzano Bridge Catches 'Zs'

Staten Island’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be catching some “Zs." The name on the bridge, spelled wrong for more than 50 years with one "z" instead of two, is now being corrected thanks ...


WV Bridge Reno Contract Awarded

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $6,406,863.71 to Kokosing Construction Company, of Fredericktown, Ohio, for the structural rehabilitati...


Gordie Howe Bridge Contract Finalized at $4.4B

After years of debate and numerous legal challenges from the owner of a nearby bridge, construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project in Detroit is set to begin in earnest this...


Engineers Explore New Forms for Longer Bridges

University of Sheffield researchers, working in collaboration with a team from Brunel University London, recently identified new structural forms that could allow for the construction of ver...


Concerns Evident Before Cuomo Bridge Opening

Weeks after the grand opening of the second span of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge was delayed twice, a recently revealed paper trail indicates that general contractor Tappan Zee Constructor...


UK Bridge Removal Successful After Highway Shutdown

In a bid to lessen congestion on the M6 highway running through England, an old bridge, no longer used, was taken down late last week. Officials originally anticipated a 24-hour closure, but...


Pittsburgh's 3-Year Liberty Bridge Rehab Complete

The three-year, $82 million rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge, which came to a halt for weeks in September 2016 after a worksite fire compromised the span’s integrity, has come t...


Canadian Bridge Collapses Hours After Opening

A new bridge built in the rural municipality of Clayton, Saskatchewan, collapsed only six hours after it was opened on Friday (Sept. 14), according to reports. Customary investigation method...


OSHA Cites FIU Pedestrian Bridge Firms

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued the first citations related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University, marking unsafe practices that w...


Contractors Sought for McCullough Bridge Painting

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for coating of the Conde B. McCullough Bridge, spanning the Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon.


Florence Wreaks Infrastructure Havoc in US South

As Hurricane Florence, downgraded over the weekend to a tropical depression, works its way through the Mid-Atlantic and out to sea as a weakened force, the picture of the devastation the sto...


No Charges Over Ontario Bridge Controversy

The investigation of an Ontario bridge replacement that ballooned to nearly twice its original projected cost has wrapped up with no indication of criminal wrongdoing.


Final Bay Bridge Piers Imploded

The final piers of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span to be demolished have been imploded in place, five years after the bridge’s replacement opened and 16 years after con...


Cuomo Bridge Opening Delayed by Demo Issue

The opening of the second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, originally scheduled for this past weekend, has been delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became unstable ...


Old Bridge Moved, Turned into Museum

The heart of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, used to beat to the sound of cars crossing an old single-lane drawbridge. A modern high-rise span has taken its place, but local residents have pre...


Island Building Doubles as Bridge

Continuing a Faroese tradition of blending architecture with the landscape, architecture firm Henning Larsen designed the Eysturkommuna town hall, located in Nordragota in the Faroe Islands,...


Cuomo Bridge Second Span Set to Open

The second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open this weekend weather permitting, the culmination of five years of work on the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement proje...


Engineer Questions Concrete Pier Reuse Idea

The controversy surrounding the possible reconstruction of a bridge that once straddled Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, has been reignited by a new report from an engineer hired by Quincy ...


Massive Panama Concrete Bridge Nearly Complete

The world’s longest prestressed concrete bridge is nearing completion over the Panama Canal, according to reports. The endeavor began in 2013, and once completed, will connect the banks of t...


80-Year-Old IL Bridge Felled by Demo

A steel bridge opened in 1936 to convey traffic across the Illinois River in Meredosia, Illinois, went out with a bang last week as crews destroyed its skeleton with a controlled demolition.


$2.5B Bond to Help with TX Flood Prep

Residents of Harris County, Texas, hard-hit one year ago by the flooding rains of Hurricane Harvey, have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure to fund more than 200 flood-mitigation projects,...


Italian Architect Offers Morandi Replacement Help

In light of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge disaster, well-known Italian architect Renzo Piano has offered to help design a replacement structure signifying rebirth and redemption for the affected ar...


FHWA Debars PA Bridge Construction Firm

Almost three years after pleading guilty, Carl M. Weber Steel Service owners Dennis Weber and Dale Weber, as well as their conspiratorial business enterprise Karen Construction Inc. and its ...


NCDOT Prepared to Progress on 7-Mile Toll Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving closer to a project construction date for the Mid-Currituck Bridge, a project that has been beset by decades of delays. The record o...


Tappan Zee Remains Sunk for Artificial Reef

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be supporting a new kind of life: concrete and steel from demolition of the span were sunk 2.4 miles south of the Moriches Inlet, located in New York...


Report: Experts Knew of Corrosion on Morandi Cables

More than a week after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, new reports indicate that experts found corrosion on the cables of the bridge months prior to the disaster. Several...


$814M Bridge Build Planned for Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation recently issued a preliminary Request for Proposals for the design and construction of Tampa’s new eight-lane Howard Frankland Bridge, the largest co...


Aecon to Rejoin Gordie Howe Consortium

Toronto-based construction firm Aecon Group has reportedly re-entered the Bridging North America consortium, the group selected to design and build the planned Gordie Howe International Brid...


Morandi Warned of Special Corrosion Risks on Genoa Bridge

The engineer who designed the Morandi Bridge, the span in Genoa, Italy, that collapsed last week, reportedly warned several decades ago that the bridge would need constant maintenance to rem...


Italy to Look at Infrastructure After Bridge Disaster

Only days after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, the government has proclaimed that there will be a nationwide safety assessment of its infrastructure, which may be mired ...


NTSB: Serious Cracking Before FIU Collapse

Cracks in Florida International University’s pedestrian bridge, found only a few days before it collapsed, were more extensive than originally indicated, according to new preliminary report ...


Major Highway Bridge Collapses in Italy

Dozens have been reported dead and more injured after the collapse of a 200-meter (656-foot) section of the prestressed concrete Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday (Aug. 14).


Judge Tosses Moroun Challenge to Howe Bridge

In the latest ruling against Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. dismissed Moroun’s attempts to block the seizure of land...


WVDOT Seeks Contractor for Bridge Reno

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for structural renovation of the Old Hi Carpenter Bridge, located in Pleasants County, West Virginia.


Australian Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

A proposal for a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) bridge to connect Australia’s mainland to the natural tourist haven of Kangaroo Island has provoked intense discussion among politicians and neighbor...


Decision on Boston Bridge Rebuild Postponed

Continuing a saga of contention, a decision for the first of three city permits Boston needs to build a new Long Island Bridge has been postponed yet again, because the commission whose ruli...


Canadian Ski Resort Opens Harrowing Bridge

If you’re both a bridge enthusiast and a thrill-seeker, Canada’s largest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, has the answer: a 427-foot-long suspension bridge that hangs above the ski slopes of ...


St. Louis Bridge Flagged for Deterioration Before Crash

Vehicular impact caused a 2,700-pound chunk of concrete to fall from the Lindell-Union Bridge in Saint Louis last week, killing one and injuring the driver who hit the bridge. According to r...


Golden Gate 'Suicide Barrier' Install Begins

Work installing the new “suicide barrier,” aimed at discouraging bridge-jumpers, has begun in earnest on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, according to reports from local media in the city...


CRSI Awards 2018 Honors

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute recently announced the winners of its biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program, with two entries in the Bridges segment winning an...


NJ Rail Bridge, Slated for Demo, Collapses

A 405-foot-long New York, Susquehanna and Western railroad bridge, located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, partially collapsed as a train was crossing it late last week; though slated for re...


Golden Gate Towers Largely Rated 'Good'

April’s inspection of the towers of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge—the first detailed inspection of the towers in the structure’s 80-year history—revealed steel and concrete in go...


Bridge Held Up by Giant Hands

Tourists visiting the mountains of Da Nang, Vietnam, will be uplifted by the Golden Bridge, a structure that takes the shape of two hands supporting a 150-meter-long (492-foot-long) golden s...


Cracks Halt Pensacola Bay Bridge Construction

Thanks to cracks found in a section of concrete on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, construction on the $398.5 million project has been delayed twice over the past several months, raising concerns,...


NYDOT Awards Contract for $1.2M Bridge Rehab

The New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,180,000 to Amstar of Western New York Inc. for the rehabilitation and coating of the Bonta Bridge, ...


CA Highway 1 Reopens in Big Sur

More than a year after record-breaking wet winter for California, which caused extensive damage to infrastructure, a portion of the state’s scenic Highway 1 along Mud Creek has finally been ...


Golden Gate 'Trolleys' Could Spur Cable Painting

Painters working to maintain San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge may soon have a new tool at their disposal: A proposed $10 million “trolley” system along the bridge’s cables, to help ...


County Greenlights Return of Geese to Bridge

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge may be returning to roost thanks to a vote by the Allegheny County Council Tuesday that approved the repainting of the longstanding work...


Concrete Falls from Syracuse Rail Bridge

A portion of a railroad bridge collapsed in downtown Syracuse, New York, last Thursday, with engineers arriving to investigate the issue a few days after.


Judge Rules Bridge-Bid Suit May Continue

A suit filed in 2016 in reaction to a bridge-painting contract award in the Philadelphia area will continue, after a federal judge in New Jersey last month denied the Delaware River Port Aut...


Gordie Howe Bridge Contractor Named

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced last week that international consortium Bridging North America is its "preferred proponent" to design and build the Gordie Howe International B...


Corrosion Questioned in Mumbai Bridge Collapse

A portion of a rail bridge collapsed at Mumbai’s Andheri station earlier this month, reportedly due to heavy rain, leaving five people injured and several thousand stranded. According to rep...


Cleanup Battle Brewing at Bay Bridge Site

Five years after the new Bay Bridge eastern span opened in San Francisco, bridge-painting waste is at the center of a budding conflict over continuing site cleanup.


Heat Wave Calls for Bridge Shower

As the dog days of summer approach, the heat gripping much of the United States is forcing many to head for the pool or spray park to cool down; in Chicago last weekend, it was a steel bridg...


Contractors Sought for WA Bridge Relocation

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for relocation of the historic Meridian Street Bridge, currently located in Pierce County, Washington.


IL Man Debarred Over Bridge Bearings

Over two years since his initial sentencing for making false statements about highway projects, Joel De La Torre, a Chicago-based contractor, was also debarred in late May from doing busines...


SCDOT Details 'Explosive' Bridge Cable Rupture

Officials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation presented the findings of the investigation into last month's cable rupture on the James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, to t...


Inspection Crew Trapped in Fatal DC Bridge Crash

On June 20, an inspection crew working from a boom bucket on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, in metropolitan Washington, D.C., were trapped underneath the bridge when a tractor-trailer lost contr...


Moroun Appeals to Trump on Gordie Howe Bridge

In the latest bid to prevent construction of the Gordie Howe international Bridge, the Moroun family, owners and operators of Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge, have released a TV commercial askin...


DPRA, Muralists Team Up to Beautify Underpass

With four major Philadelphia-area bridges in its portfolio, the Delaware River Port Authority is accustomed to overseeing some big paint jobs, but a collaboration this summer with Mural Arts...


Virginia DOT Studies Repairs for Impacted Bridge Beams

To address damage caused by over-height vehicles impacting bridges, the Virginia Department of Transportation recently released a study addressing feasible repair options to treat anything f...


$28M Phase 2 of Ponchartrain Project Awarded

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has awarded a project in the amount of $28,360,002 to American Bridge Company, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, for phase two of the re...


$45M Grant to Fund NOLA Bridge-Tunnel Replacement

The replacement of a 60-year-old bridge-and-tunnel near New Orleans is a step closer to reality as the U.S. Department of Transportation has committed $45 million in funding for a new bridge...


Street Honors Woman Who Helped Build Brooklyn Bridge

Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who oversaw the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, was honored in late May when a nearby street was christened with her name to commemorate her efforts.


Newspaper, FDOT Spar Over FIU Bridge Records

The Miami Herald has sued for the release of records related to the deadly collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge on the campus of Florida International University, and the Florida Departm...


International Bridge Conference Begins Monday

The 2018 International Bridge Conference, presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, begins Monday (June 11) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National...


$1B Houston Bridge Replacement Commences

The Harris County Toll Road Authority recently announced that work to replace the Houston Ship Channel Bridge will soon commence, marking the largest infrastructure project the agency has ev...


Corrosion Blamed for SC Bridge Cable Failure

The James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, South Carolina, reopened Saturday after more than two weeks of work stemming from what officials now say was a cable failure caused by corrosion.


Boston's Longfellow Bridge Rehab Complete

Boston’s century-old Longfellow Bridge, a steel rib arch bridge across the Charlies River, reopened late last week after five years of rehabilitation and preservation work that came in at a ...


Pittsburgher Petitions to Save Bridge's Graffiti Geese

As Pittsburgh’s South 10th Street Bridge undergoes rehabilitation, a local artist has created a petition to preserve the landmark geese that are painted at the top of one of the bridge's tow...


$2.5M Cowlitz River Bridge Contract Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,493,999 to Liberty Maintenance Inc., of Youngstown, Ohio, for the coating of the Cowlitz River Br...


Boston-Quincy Row Over Bridge Heats Up

Boston and Quincy are once again arguing due to a sore spot related to the proposed Long Island Bridge: Quincy's City Council voted to ban commercial vehicles from the proposed construction ...


Arlington Bridge Prep Work Set to Begin

The National Park Service announced last week that preparatory work in advance of the rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, in Washington D.C., will begin this week.


NTSB Focuses on Crack in FIU Bridge Probe

As the investigation of the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University continues, the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released a preliminary report focu...


Bridge for Sale, Slightly Used

An old Pratt through-truss span from the 1880s could be a really profitable investment! And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you outside of Pittsburgh. No, really.


Dubai Starts $107M Bridge Project

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, recently revealed the beginning of construction of the $107....


Garden Bridge Trustees Aired Early Concerns

A new report indicates that the group behind the failed Garden Bridge, planned for London's River Thames, was made aware of several problems with the project before the contract was signed f...


SC Bridge with Snapped Cable Closed for 4 Weeks

The westbound span of Charleston’s James B. Edwards Bridge, closed last week after a cable inside its concrete structure was found to have snapped, will remain closed for four weeks while cr...


Des Moines Ordered to Pay Contractor $1M

A bridge-construction firm has won a yearslong court battle with the City of Des Moines, Iowa, stemming from the company’s three-year suspension from city contracts after a 2013 project that...


New Goethals Bridge Set to Open

The second span of the new Goethals Bridge, connecting Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey, is set to open today (May 21), marking the end of four years of construction on the first new...


Historic Iron Bridge to be Restored to Original Color

After concerns over funding preservation work, Shopshire, England’s historic Iron Bridge is being brought back to its original color—a dark red-brown.


India Bridge Collapse Kills 18

Officials are blaming weather for the collapse of an under-construction overpass bridge that killed at least 18 in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, but local police say they contacted the state-run...


Contractors Sought for PA Bridge Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Homestead Grays Bridge and the associated West Drive Ramp, located in Homestead Borough, Pennsy...


MnDOT Could Close Historic Stone Bridge

Minneapolis’ historic James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge may be closed in the coming weeks due to lack of funding for inspections, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT...


Report: Worker Fled FIU Bridge Collapse

As the investigation into the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University continues, new information has come to light: A crane that was at the site at the time of the inc...


SC Bridge Closed After Cable Breaks

A bridge carrying Interstate 526 over the Wando River in Charleston, South Carolina, was shut down Monday after a cable inside the precast concrete span failed, the second to do so in less t...


UNStudio Design Accepted for Budapest Bridge

Dutch studio UNStudio was recently announced as the winner of a competition to design a multi-use bridge that is set to cross the Danube River in Budapest. The span will connect the Ujbuda a...


Gordie Howe Progresses as Contractor Withdraws

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun has lost yet another lawsuit to try to stop construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, while one of the contractors involved in a bid...


Report: FIU Bridge Showed Cracking 10 Days Before Collapse

Cracks developing along a key support truss under the Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March were a source of concern 10 days before the structure was put...


Golden Gate Bridge Tower Inspections Underway

The towers of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge are undergoing their first detailed inspection since the span opened in 1937, according to reports, with engineers rappelling over the...


Bridge Contractor Settles for $10M Over Blackout

The firm that was working on building the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina when crews severed a major electric transmission line last July has prelimi...


Old Tappan Zee Sections Find New Aquatic Life

Parts of the original Tappan Zee Bridge will soon be swimming with the fishes, supplementing half a dozen reefs off Long Island. The first barge of material is set to leave this week, with a...


Boston Mayor Plans to Float Bridge Spans

Plans to rebuild a defunct bridge in Boston Harbor are taking on a new shape after Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new approach to the project: floating parts of the new span into t...


Fond du Lac Bypass Bridge Contract Awarded

Northeast Asphalt Inc. has been awarded a $4,272,425.59 project by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the Fond du Lac Bypass Bridge, located in Fond du Lac, Wis...


NY Contractor Indicted by FHWA for Defrauding Scheme

In a case connected with the reconstruction of the New York City Kosciuszko Bridge, 15 individuals and companies were indicted with charges of corrupting the government, bribery, bribe recei...


Firm Sues Over Worker's Death in FIU Bridge Collapse

A month and a half has passed since the fatal collapse of a pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University campus, and another lawsuit has been filed—this time, Winsome Joy Campbe...


Painting Firms Charged in Pass-Through Scheme

Two bridge-painting firms, along with two of their employees, are facing charges in relation to an alleged pass-through scheme that federal investigators say took place during two Philadelph...


Falcons Help Fight Corrosion on International Span

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which crosses from Michigan into Ontario, plays host to more than human traffic—a pair of nesting peregrine falcons now call the span home, providi...


PA-NJ Bridge Gets Emergency Inspections, Repairs

A major link between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey, will undergo repairs after a routine inspection uncovered “significant deterioration” of at least one steel member.


NTSB Issues Report on I-84 Bridge Collapse

A newly released report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicates the Georgia Department of Transportation is partly responsible for the fire that destroyed part of Interstate ...


Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Those with a passion for historic bridges now have the chance to own a piece of one—the Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off two-ton sections of the bridge’s original steel deck grati...


Modular Bridge Restores Vital Link in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s infrastructure is still extensively damaged six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, but a new $4.7 million bridge spanning the Manati River will make for easier accessi...


MS Governor Orders 83 Bridges Closed

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency last week, ordering 83 locally owned bridges closed in response to a communication from the Federal Highway Administration indicati...


Safety Concerns Plague China Megaproject

As the completion of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge reportedly nears, leaders in Hong Kong are assuaging fears about the safety of the 34-mile-long bridge-tunnel.


MO City Looks to Preserve Historic Bridge

The City of Springfield, Missouri, is currently evaluating several options to rehabilitate its 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which was closed two years ago after inspectors found...


AISC Honors 2018 Best Steel Bridges

Sixteen steel bridge projects were recently honored in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s 2018 Prize Bridge Awards competition, with the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and ...


Boston to Replace Century-Old Bridge

Late last month, the board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation approved a $205 million, five-year project to replace Boston's 117-year-old North Washington Street Bridge.


Painting Firm Enters FHWA Deal Over Fraud Charges

In late March, three officials from Pennsylvania-based Hercules Painting Company entered into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, voluntarily excluding themselves from part...


Goats Rescued from PA Bridge Beam

Two goats decided to make themselves at home on a beam running along the bottom of the Mahoning River Bridge in New Castle, Pennsylvania, resulting in a rescue mission led by the Pennsylvani...


PennDOT Seeks Contractors for Fleming Park Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Fleming Park Bridge, located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


FIU Bridge Victim Brings New Suit

It has been two weeks since the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University campus, and another lawsuit has been filed—this time against seven companies involved ...


3-D Printed Bridge Reaches Milestone

The 3-D printed steel bridge planned for central Amsterdam is a step closer to completion as manufacturer MX3D announced this week that the full span of the bridge has been finished by four ...


Dardanelles Bridge Construction to Begin

The foundations of the towers for Turkey’s new 1915 Canakkale Bridge were laid last month, marking the beginning of construction of the world’s longest suspension bridge after 2.3 billion eu...


CA Considers Suicide Barrier for San Diego Bridge

As construction of a suicide-prevention barrier on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge gets underway, the California Department of Transportation is considering a similar measure on another b...


Falsework Collapses at CA Bridge Site

A falsework collapse at a bridge construction site in California late last week led to wood beams—and, some say, more—falling into the river below.


Cellulose Nanocrystal-Infused Concrete Bound for CA Bridge

Researchers based out of Purdue University recently revealed plans to use concrete infused with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood in the construction of a California bridge.


Bridge Demo Reveals Victorian-Era History

Demolition work on a Victorian-era bridge in Cardiff, Wales, has revealed a note from the same time period, written two months before the bridge was completed.


DOT Launches Probe of FIU Bridge Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has officially started to investigate the collapse of the Florida pedestrian bridge that occurred March 14.


FL Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues Designer

The first civil lawsuit stemming from last week's pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida has been filed, claiming negligence on part of the companies in charge of the span’s design and constr...


PA Man Charged in False Snooper Certification

A Pennsylvania man has been charged after allegedly falsely certifying bridge inspection vehicles, along with one count of making a false statement.


Cause Unknown in Fatal FL Bridge Collapse

A pedestrian bridge located near Florida International University collapsed Thursday afternoon (March 15), killing at least six people and injuring at least a dozen more. The cause of the in...


Puget Sound Bridge Work Includes Osprey Relocation

Work on the Puget Island Bridge continues to tell the tale of eminent domain displacing residents on major infrastructure projects—namely the temporary relocation of an osprey nest.


DOT Announces $500M in TIGER Funding

The United States Department of Transportation has announced its latest round of TIGER grant awards, distributing $500 million to 41 infrastructure projects as part of a program that may be ...


Woman Trademarks Bridge Graffiti

Graffiti emblazoned on the side of a rail bridge declares “Jesus loves nachos,” becoming a local icon. A woman from the Northern Territory, Australia, area has trademarked he local graffiti ...


3-D View of Future I-74 Bridge

The Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University recently collaborated to create a virtual reality video that provides an up close view of what driving across the new I-74 Mis...


Moroun Hits Another Roadblock in Bridge Challenge

Lawyers representing Manuel “Matty” Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Michigan with Canada, were recently denied their request to revisit Moroun’s attempt to block an ag...


Francis Scott Key Bridge Span Coating Contract Awarded

The Maryland Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to Manolis Painting Co. in the amount of $6,675,000 for the cleaning and coating of approach spans on the Francis Scott Key Bridg...


Condition of Winnipeg Bridges Questioned

A recent review of Winnipeg’s bridges revealed that four vehicular spans are in “poor” condition—among them the 106-year-old Arlington Bridge, which reportedly shakes as drivers pass over it...


Golden Gate 'Suicide Barrier' Work Set to Begin

Work on the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier is set to commence this week, according to reports, beginning with steel needed to support the net, being cut in Oregon.


Kingston, ON, Set to Get Third Bridge

Local, provincial and national government bodies are combining to supply CA$180 million (about $141 million) in funding for a new bridge in Kingston, Ontario, the largest such project in the...


$62M Los Angeles Bridge Project Moves Forward

Two and a half years after the Los Angeles City Council approved the costly overhaul of the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, officials held a meeting Thursday to update the public on the project’s ...


Contractors Sought for WI Bridge Repair

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Fond du Lac Bypass Bridge, located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.


New 'Cracking' Glass Bridge Opens in China

Some of us use haunted houses and roller coasters to get a thrill; in China, the current trend is to give yourself a scare by heading out on a glass bridge—and daredevils have another opport...


Swedish Bridge Connects Pedestrians with the Water

A new bridge in Kalix, Sweden, will both span the local Kalix River and act as a space for passing foot traffic to engage with the river below, while also providing protection for pedestrian...


DC Frederick Douglass Bridge Breaks Ground

Despite criticism of its design from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts late last year, the new Frederick Douglass Bridge is on its way to becoming a reality in Washington, D.C., after a groun...


Architect Pressed City to Test Failed Cables

A set of pedestrian and cycle bridges that are part of a long-running signature project in Dallas remain closed due to structural issues, and new reports show that architect Santiago Calatra...


Overpass Collapses in Central Brasilia

A highway overpass in central Brasilia collapsed partially Wednesday, renewing concerns about the state of infrastructure in the Brazilian capital, planned and built in the 1950s and ’60s an...


ALDOT Announces Mobile Bridge Short List

Just days after announcing that preliminary pile-driving is set to begin on the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced the three joint ven...


Mobile Bridge Pile Work to Begin

Work on the long-planned Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project, involving the construction of a new bridge in Mobile, Alabama, and the expansion of the “Bayway” across Mobile Bay, will begi...


ARTBA Report: 1 in 3 US Bridges Needs Repair

In its annual report on the state of bridges in the United States, released this week, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association says more than 54,000 of the nation’s span ar...


Pedestrian Bridge Works Even Underwater

A pedestrian bridge completed in 2016 has only recently had the opportunity to show its true colors—by becoming stepping stones when the river that runs below it floods.


Bridge Takes a Ride in OK

We're used to a roadway that crosses over a bridge, but a bridge that drives down the road—that's an unusual occurrence. But it's exactly what happened this past weekend, when contractors mo...


Forth Road Bridge to get First Full Paint Job

Despite most traffic using the Queensferry Crossing, the older Forth Road Bridge, located on the Firth of Forth in east central Scotland, will be getting its first full paint job since the s...


New Bay Bridge May Be Under Microbe Attack

According to a report from a San Francisco-area television news station, the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is experiencing corrosion at unexpected rates, possibly brought ...


Safety of Welsh Bridges Questioned

According to a yearlong survey, 361 out 6,994 bridges in Wales are substandard, failing to meet the Department for Transport regulations for capacity and weight restrictions.


Washington Metro Plans Bridge Fixes

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has released plans for repairs on some of the worst parts of the system, which are anticipated to last the next six years and cause a ...


Canada: Howe Bridge 'No. 1 Priority'

Canadian officials have labeled the Gordie Howe International Bridge as the county's foremost infrastructure priority, with groundbreaking for construction remaining on schedule despite the ...


PA Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Pollution

A Pennsylvania painting subcontractor pled guilty Monday to charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Water Act in a case stemming from a rehab job on Harrisburg’s Geor...


Caltrans Halts Bridge Build Over Movement

California’s Department of Transportation confirms that it temporarily shut down work on a bridge replacement project earlier this month after the concrete arches already in place were found...


Lessons Learned: SSPC 2018 Program Wraps

The four-day technical program at SSPC 2018 shed light on topics from surface preparation techniques to coating technology and even moviemaking, catering to everyone from industry beginners ...


China Wins Contract for Croatia Bridge Build

A Chinese consortium has won the bid for the construction of the $340 million Peljesac bridge in Croatia, which will connect the city of Dubrovnik with the rest of the country.


New Bridge Collapses in Colombia

Ten construction workers have died, with an additional three reported injured, in the collapse of a 1,500-foot-long suspension bridge under construction in Colombia, according to reports.


CA Mudslides Close Roads, Hamper Rebuilding

Heavy rains brought flooding and mudslides to California Tuesday (Jan. 9), washing out roads in a region still rebuilding from infrastructure damage sustained during last year’s rainy season...


Senate Dems Introduce Bridge Grants Bill

Senate Democrats introduced a bill last week to fund fixes to the country’s structurally deficient bridges, legislation that, while perhaps a long shot in a Congress controlled by Republican...


PennDOT to Fill Plug Welds After Bridge Incident

Nearly a year after a cracked beam closed a major bridge between the Pennsylvania and New Jersey turnpikes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking to eliminate potential we...


Blasters Go Rogue, Clean Part of 'Graffiti Bridge'

James Romero, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, is a professional blaster with an agenda—to see how many layers of paint actually cover Pensacola's locally famous Graffiti Bridge.


Report Recommends New Cincinnati Bridge

An additional bridge spanning the Ohio River may be required to improve traffic safety and flow between Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but funding for the project remains uncertai...


FHWA Awards Long-Term Bridge Performance Contract

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $50 million, five-year contract to the HDR/AVS Group to provide technical support for the agency’s Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, whic...


Garden Bridge Fallout Continues

The London Assembly has summoned former London Mayor Boris Johnson to answer questions related to the ill-fated Garden Bridge plan, citing the fact that Johnson, an early bridge proponent, d...


Bayonne Bridge Project Cost Rises Again

The raising of the deck of the Bayonne Bridge, between Bayonne, New Jersey, and Staten Island, is getting closer to completion, but the cost of the job keeps going up.


Tractors Threaten Bridges in IN County

The bridges of Boone County, it seems, are under siege from an unlikely source: farm equipment.


Lawmakers Propose New SF Bridge, Tunnel

To address worsening traffic congestion, California lawmakers are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to build a new bridge across the San Francisco Bay, along with an east-wes...


SSPC, AASHTO, NSBA Issue Joint Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now offering a new standard, issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge All...


FL Bridge Rehab Contract Awarded

C. Slagter Construction has been awarded a contract by the City of Fort Lauderdale Department of Public Works for restoration of the North East First Street Bridge, located in Fort Lauderdal...


CA's First Cable-Stayed Bridge Tops Out

The first cable-stayed bridge to be built in California reached a milestone Tuesday (Dec. 5) with the topping-out of its two 515-foot-tall towers.


Delaware Bridge Gets $35M Dehumidifier

To help offset any future damage caused by humidity, operators of the Delaware Memorial Bridge have installed a $35 million dehumidification system. The technology was designed to both prote...


CA 'Roller' Bridge Project Complete

A California bridge replacement project that rolled out in a unique—and quick—manner is officially complete, with the opening of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur, and the California Dep...


Contract Issued for Historic DC Bridge Rehab

The efforts to rehabilitate a historic Washington, D.C., bridge got a major boost Friday (Dec. 1) with the announcement of $227 million in National Park Service funds for a design-build cont...


Bridge Job Includes China's Largest Concrete Pour

In the largest concrete pour in the history of the country, the construction of a pier base for a bridge in eastern China used a total of over 140,000 cubic feet of concrete, according to re...


'Lazy' Tech Sentenced in Concrete Scandal

One of the 19 lab workers charged in relation to the falsification of concrete test results on a Hong Kong bridge megaproject was sentenced to eight months in jail Friday after pleading guil...


WA Transit Agency Floats a Rail Project

Allow us to float an idea past you: What if a light-rail line crossed over a lake via a bridge that rests on pontoons?


Ellis Island Service Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The Department of the Interior, National Park Service Contracting Group is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Ellis Island Service Bridge, located in New York, New York.


Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Project Progresses

Plans for a suicide prevention barrier for the Golden Gate Bridge took another step forward on Nov. 17, when officials hired a firm to manage elements of construction on the project.


Court Denies Challenge to Gordie Howe Bridge

Weeks after an unfavorable ruling in October, Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun has been dealt yet another legal blow: the rejection of his latest appeal to block the Gordie Howe...


DRPA Proposes Bridge Projects for 2018

The Delaware River Port Authority has planned the continuation—or commencement—of a number of bridge projects, which will cover painting, repairs and resurfacing.


World's First 3-D Printed Metal Bridge Underway

The world’s first 3-D printed metal pedestrian bridge will soon span a canal in Amsterdam, after a tumultuous series of redesigns that were required in order to factor in the limits of the o...


Revised DC Bridge Design Questioned by Panel

The recently released new design for Washington D.C.’s Frederick Douglass Bridge was created to answer critics of the “uninspired” first draft, but the federal agency that oversees the Distr...


Historic Iron Bridge to Be Preserved

A historic bridge in England is slated to undergo much-needed repairs that will help prolong the life of the span, but some funding for the project is still in question.


China Glass Bridge Features Optical Illusions

A new glass bridge spanning the Yellow River in China provides more than just a river view: Parts are adorned with three-dimensional murals that are custom-made for selfies.


Contractors Needed for Coating of WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for the coating of the George Washington Memorial Bridge, located in King County.


First 3-D Printed Concrete Bridge Opens

Engineers in the Netherlands say they’ve completed the world’s first 3-D-printed reinforced concrete bridge, a span for cyclists that’s now open in the town of Gemert.


60 Years Ago: Mackinac Bridge Construction

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of its opening, the Michigan Department of Transportation recently released an archival video of the construction of one of its most famous bridges—t...


Cuomo Bridge Tolls Could Double

In order to pay for the construction of the span of the Mario Cuomo Bridge, tolls may double, according to reports, increasing for both E-ZPass users and commuters who pay with cash.


Henry Hudson Bridge Rehab Kicks Off

On Friday, the rehabilitation of the Henry Hudson Bridge began, which involves the removal of columns and toll islands in the hopes that traffic will flow more smoothly.


Long Bridge Replacement in Final Phase

The final phase of construction of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge began on Wednesday (Oct. 18), with the help of the tide floating the last span into place.


Mock Groundbreaking Staged for Portal Bridge

On Friday, officials participated in a mock groundbreaking that indicates the plans for the replacement of a 107-year-old rail bridge will be moving forward, but funding for the endeavor has...


Getting to Know the ‘Bridge Brothers’: Tom

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Thi...


Morouns Dealt Legal Blow in Bridge Battle

In a ruling last week, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge, which passes from Michigan into Canada, was dealt a legal blow: A judge determined that an agreement made by the state governor wit...


South Africa Bridge Collapse Inquiry Delayed

The inquiry into the cause of the collapse of a temporary pedestrian bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been postponed until July 2018, following the presentation of a new report by a...


Planned CA Bridge to Make Cat Connections

Some bridges are built to help people get from one side of a river to another, and some are constructed to avoid the need for an intersection between two busy roads. Then there’s the Califor...


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SCDOT Blames Storm for 'Tarpageddon'

In the wake of the painting containment system failure on a Charleston bridge in late July, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has determined that rainwater accumulation caused ...


Feds Rush Aid for Puerto Rico Infrastructure

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday that it would make $40 million available immediately via a “quick release” to help fund rebuilding efforts in storm-ravaged Puerto ...


Quake Lab Performs Biggest Bridge Test Yet

Engineers based out of the University of Nevada, Reno recently tested the damage a bridge could sustain by replicating a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in the lab in the largest-scale experiment o...


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Boston's Largest Bridge Ready for Rehab

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is preparing for its second major renovation of Boston’s Tobin Bridge in less than a decade, a project that will involve work over the next thr...


Getting to Know the ‘Bridge Brothers’: Anthony

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Thi...


PennDOT Awards $31M Bridge Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a project for rehabilitating the Elizabeth Bridge to Swank Construction Co. LLC, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in the amount of $...


Gordie Howe Bridge CEO Reportedly Out

New reports indicate that the CEO of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, the Canadian Crown Corporation overseeing the Gordie Howe International Bridge project on the Detroit River, has be...


Mexico Begins to Gauge Quake Damage

A deadly 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the southern coast of Mexico late Thursday has left extensive damage to infrastructure in its wake.


Vancouver Bridge Project Put on Hold

A multibillion-dollar bridge project planned for Vancouver is on hold as officials in British Columbia look at whether all options for the replacement of the George Massey Tunnel have been p...


Canada OKs Ambassador Bridge Replacement

Even as planning continues for the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canadian officials have reportedly approved a plan for a new privately owned Ambassa...


Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Andre

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers; Thi...


Court Upholds Damages Over Bridge Job Delays

A Michigan appeals court ruled last week that nearly $2 million in damages issued to a bridge-painting firm over delays on a 2008 job are appropriate, despite the contractor’s contention tha...


Chemical Blasts, Storm Damage Plague TX

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey at last begin to move on from the Gulf Coast region, the storm has left in its wake massive damage, including at an Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas...


Caltrans Defends Bay Bridge Steel Quality

As the final structural work on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span is finished and the demolition of the old span’s last remaining piers commences, officials are addressin...


Massive New Firth of Forth Span Opens

After years of construction and more recent weather-related delays, the Queensferry Crossing is open as of 2 a.m. Wednesday, connecting Scotland’s Edinburgh and Fife.


ALDOT Moves Forward with Mobile Bridge

The Alabama Department of Transportation announced Monday (Aug. 28) that it is moving forward with plans for a new Mobile River bridge that could cost upwards of $1 billion, and the agency i...


Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Robert

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Thi...


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Authorities Eye Heat in Bridge Worker's Death

Authorities are looking into whether heat exhaustion was to blame for the death of a worker on a bridge painting and rehabilitation project on the Mississippi-Louisiana border Wednesday.


Big Sur Bridge Rollout Installation Begins

New steel girders were launched via rollers at the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur, California, early last week, setting the stage for the completion of the bridge replacement project.


Bay Bridge Pier Implosions Loom

The last vestiges of the old eastern span of San Francisco’s famed Bay Bridge will be disappearing over a series of weekend blasts this fall, according to the California Department of Transp...


Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Damon

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Our first ...


12 Transportation Projects Make AASHTO Award Finals

A major bridge project on the Ohio River and an accelerated bridge replacement in Little Rock are among the 12 finalists in this year’s edition of America’s Transportation Awards, presented ...


Forth Bridge Honored with UNESCO Plaque

Scotland’s Forth Bridge, an engineering marvel opened in 1890, is now officially commemorated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site via a plaque dedicated Sunday.


New Tappan Zee Span Set to Open

The first span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge—now known as the Mario Cuomo Bridge—will open Friday, marking a major milestone in the $4 billion project, under construction since 2013.


Floating Bridge Design Sets Sail

A futuristic floating bridge may sail the local waters of the Mongolian city of Ordos, according to plans recently revealed by architect Margot Krasojevic.


CO Bridge Section Collapses During Demolition

A section of a bridge that was being demolished as part of a replacement project unexpectedly collapsed Tuesday in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, reportedly damaging part of the new bridge that...


Chesapeake Tunnel Expansion Breaks Ground

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel will soon undergo yet another expansion with the addition of two more underwater lanes.


$260M Garden Bridge Plan Crumbles

More than three months after London Mayor Sadiq Khan pulled his support from the foundering Garden Bridge project, the River Thames plan is officially dead in the water.


$441 Million DC Bridge Design Unveiled

Residents of Washington D.C. have gotten their first look at what the new Frederick Douglass Bridge will look like when it opens, and a timeline for the project, the largest ever taken on by...


Contractors Sought for Viaduct Replacement

The Maryland Transportation Authority is seeking contractors for the replacement of the Canton Viaduct, located in Baltimore.


Federal FASTLANE Grants Announced

A number of bridge replacements, rail projects and port enhancements around the country will be getting a boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation courtesy of its FASTLANE grants pro...


Delaware Bridge Gets Innovative Materials Grant

Ultra-high-performance concrete will be used in the overlay for a deficient bridge in Delaware, an "innovative" material usage that has netted the project a $275,000 federal grant.


New Film Highlights Bridge Painters

A new documentary follows the men and women who paint America’s bridges, illuminating the importance of their work and the bonds that connect them as a team.


SCDOT Addresses Bridge ‘Tarpageddon’

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has issued its preliminary report on the mishap that sent containment netting falling onto cars on Charleston’s Don Holt Bridge last month, an...


Blackout Suit Takes Aim at Bridge Contractor

The contractor responsible for cutting power to thousands of homes and businesses on two islands in North Carolina is being sued by residents in a court action filed before the lights even c...


Bridge Project Error Leads to Massive Blackout

Two islands in North Carolina’s Outer Banks were left without power Thursday, and many residents may not see their electricity restored for weeks—all due to a mistake on a bridge constructio...


Documentary Sheds Light on Bridge Painters’ Lives

A new documentary looking at the lives of the men and women who paint America’s bridges illuminates both the importance of their work and the bonds that connect them as a team.


Owner Sentenced in Bridge Payroll Scheme

The owner of a Pennsylvania bridge-painting firm has been sentenced to probation and a monetary fine in relation to a payroll scheme on a federally funded bridge project in Philadelphia.


Tarp Mishap Shuts Down SC Interstate Bridge

The collapse of jobsite tarps and netting onto a Charleston, South Carolina, bridge last week snarled traffic and sent one person to the hospital—and new reports indicate that multiple drive...


Flying, Swimming Drone Inspects DE Bridge

While drone inspections of bridges and other structures are becoming more common every day, a recent inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was a first of its kind: An inspection by a hy...


Failing Deck Overlay Costs Caltrans

A busy Sacramento bridge will be subject to lane closures for the rest of the summer as part of a $25 million fix to a deck overlay installed just three years ago.


Hong Kong Megaproject Reaches Milestone

The massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project reached a milestone last week, as the construction of the world’s longest and deepest underwater tunnel wrapped up.


PennDOT Deal Reduces Bridge Fire Fines

The contractor responsible for a fire that shut down Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge for more than three weeks last fall won't be on the hook for all the fines originally assessed, according to ...


NJ Woman Sentenced in Bridge Job Pass-Through

A New Jersey woman has been sentenced for using her business to commit fraud on a bridge project.


I-74 Bridge Project Kicks off in Iowa

Representatives of the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony June 26 for the new I-74 River Bridge over the Mississippi, a $400 million project nearl...


Construction Begins on 4-Mile FL Bridge

A $398 million bridge construction project is newly underway in Florida, with pile-driving having begun earlier this month, and a visit from Gov. Rick Scott officially kicking off work Monda...


Hong Kong Concrete-Testing Scandal Grows

The scandal surrounding falsified concrete tests on a Hong Kong bridge-tunnel megaproject has widened to involve 55 other projects in which concrete sample tests have been characterized as “...


Bridge Firm Fined $189K Over Painter Fall

A Minnesota bridge-painting firm faces $189,000 in fines after two workers were injured in a fall at a jobsite in Portland, Oregon, earlier this year.


New Bayonne Clearance Certified

The U.S. Coast Guard has certified the clearance of the newly raised Bayonne Bridge, marking a new milestone for the “Raise the Roadway” project on the span, between New Jersey and Staten Is...


IL Orders Roadwork Shutdown

The Illinois Department of Transportation has given contractors notice that all projects will be brought to a halt at the end of this month, assuming the state’s current budget impasse isn’t...


Date Set for Moroun Challenge to Howe Bridge

A Detroit billionaire’s latest appeal to stop the construction of an international bridge now has a court date.


PA Bridge Rehabilitation Job Awarded

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $20,173,000 for the rehabilitation of the South 10th Street Bridge, located in Pittsburgh, to American Br...


A Coatings Specialist Shares Abrasive Advice

Bryon Beck, coatings specialist with the Michigan Department of Transportation, has been with MDOT for more than 40 years, working with coatings for the past 36. During that time, he’s seen ...


CT Man Sentenced for Faked Bridge Inspection

A Connecticut man has been sentenced for falsifying an inspection report for a New York bridge.


Cable-Stayed Span Replaces NY-NJ Bridge

Staten Island’s $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge project has hit a milestone, as the first of two spans that will replace the 89-year-old original bridge, spanning the Arthur Kill, opened Sunday...


Construction Fire Shuts Down DE Bridge

A major bridge over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Delaware was shut down for a time Wednesday morning after a fire that was reportedly sparked by a welder’s torch.


OSHA Fines Firm $64K in Bridge Painter’s Death

Federal workplace-safety regulators have proposed $64,000 in fines to a New York state bridge-painting firm in the wake of a November incident that claimed the life of one worker.


OH Bridge Showcases New Steel Method

A new bridge in Muskingum County, Ohio, isn’t just making life easier for residents of the town of Roseville; it’s setting a precedent when it comes to the construction of a newly developed ...


Trump Infrastructure Plan Fleshed Out in Budget

President Donald J. Trump’s newly released budget proposal includes a closer look at the administration's infrastructure plan, which involves increased spending at the federal level that the...


21 Arrested for Falsifying Concrete Tests

An anti-corruption agency in Hong Kong arrested 21 people Tuesday in relation to the alleged falsification of concrete tests on the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.


Bridge Firm Suspended Over Fraud Allegation

The Federal Highway Administration announced Monday that it has suspended a New Castle, Pennsylvania, bridge-painting firm and its owner, who faces charges in relation to an alleged payroll ...


Endangered Hawk Blocks CA Bridge Repair

Construction on a Bay Area bridge ground to a halt this week after crews discovered a protected species of hawk nesting in nearby trees.


PennDOT Seeks Bridge Bids

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Elizabeth Bridge, located in Allegheny County.


Data Reports Offer Bridge Market Insight

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of PaintSquare News and JPCL, is offering a new product designed to help give those in the bridge-painting industry a bird’s-eye view of agency and contr...


Three-of-a-Kind Bridges Get Triple Rehab

Pittsburgh’s “Three Sisters” bridges are a landmark in the city: The triad of adjacent, identical structures are the only set of their kind in the United States. And, as Allegheny County off...


Winning Miami Bridge Design Fosters Dissent

A Florida State Department of Transportation panel followed 90 minutes of ardent, sometimes contentious public input by choosing a contractor for an $800 million reconstruction of Interstate...


Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


Floating Bridge Gets Engineering Accolade

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, the centerpiece of a project that has had its share of missteps, has received validation from the engin...


Work Halts After PA Bridge Site Rescue

Work is halted on a bridge construction project in central Pennsylvania after workers became trapped on a pier and had to be rescued.


Bayonne Bridge Milestone Moved Up

The Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project is approaching a crucial milestone, and according to officials, the job is ahead of schedule—at least, ahead of its most recent revised schedul...


Gordie Howe Bridge Phase Two Prep Begins

Detroit’s proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge will be under construction by summer 2018, and the last contracts for the preparation of the Canadian side of the span have been issued, a...


Court Issues Split Decision on PA Bridge Bids

A panel of federal judges from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that while the Delaware River Port Authority was remiss in rejecting a bridge-painting bid from contractor A...


London Mayor Scraps Plan For Garden Bridge

London's controversial Garden Bridge project is all but dead: Mayor Sadiq Khan has scrapped the controversial plan for the span across the River Thames, saying on Friday (April 28) he would ...


California Bridge Project Rolling Along

A bridge that was washed out by violent flood waters in California's Big Sur region in February will be replaced over the summer, and you might say engineers expect everything to roll along ...


Dust Concerns Halt Bayonne Work

Demolition work on part of the Bayonne Bridge halted for more than a day this week due to what officials called "excessive dust" coming from a project that's had its share of debris issues.


New Bridge Benefits Bats

You can’t say the new bridge being built in County Galway, Ireland, is for the birds. It is, in fact, entirely for the bats.


WV Bridge Coating Job Out for Bid

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for the cleaning and coating of the Phil G. McDonald Memorial Bridge, located in Raleigh County, West Virginia.


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Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Work Kicks Off

A ceremony Thursday marked the start of work on the long-planned suicide-deterrent net that will hang from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with the intention of stopping potential jumpers...


Garden Bridge Trust Disputes Report's Findings

The squabble over the feasibility of London’s troubled Garden Bridge project continued Thursday (April 13), as a member of the charity behind the span disputed a call for it to be scrapped.


OSHA Fines OH Bridge Painter $25K

Federal regulators have settled with an Ohio-based bridge-painting contractor over alleged violations uncovered during blasting operations last fall, cutting an original proposed fine of nea...


FHWA Releases $768M in Emergency Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released more than $768 million in funds for emergency work on highways and bridges damaged by storms and catastrophic events, in what it says is on...


Atlanta Interstate Collapses in Flames

Three people are facing charges in relation to a fire that led to the collapse Thursday evening of a section of a busy interstate in Atlanta.


Giant Bridge will Dive Under Sea

A massive sea bridge that includes a 4-mile stretch of tunnel is still on target to meet its deadlines, officials say, despite numerous logistic and construction setbacks.


TX Bridge to be Longest Cable-Stayed in US

Initial construction activities have begun on what will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States upon its completion in 2020.


NJ Bridgegate Figures Face Prison

A former high-ranking official in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former staffer of the New Jersey governor's office have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the ...


Iron Workers Introduce Maternity Leave

A union that represents workers in bridge construction and other building trades is looking to make paid maternity leave standard practice in an industry that often eschews the benefit.


Trade Group Offers Maternity-Leave Benefits

Paid maternity leave is practically unheard of in the building trades; however, the Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperation Trust say they are on a mission ...


Arizona Gets First Prefab Bridge

The Arizona Department of Transportation made history last week when it built and opened the state’s first prefabricated bridge.


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Turkey Plans Longest Suspension Bridge

Turkey is moving forward with plans to build what would become the world’s longest suspension bridge, to be built by a consortium of South Korean and Turkish companies in the city of Canakka...


Containing the Center of the Huey P. Long

Containing blasting work on a bridge is hard enough; containing blasting work to the middle of a bridge is truly a challenge. That's what Intech Contracting learned when, in 2016, the compan...


Judge Denies Bridge Owner’s Challenge

Billionaire bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun seems to have lost another bid to block the construction of the proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge, between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario...


Coating Designed for Metal, Concrete

Polyset has launched a new polyaspartic system designed for concrete and metal surfaces.


AASHTO Updates Movable Bridge Manual

The second edition of the “Movable Bridge Inspection, Evaluation, and Maintenance Manual” is now available from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.


Cracked PA-NJ Bridge Reopens to Traffic

The Delaware River Turnpike Bridge, which connects the Pennsylvania and New Jersey turnpikes and which closed suddenly in January when a complete fracture was found in a steel truss, has reo...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a D+

With infrastructure investment on the docket for discussion in Washington, the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, and the U.S. is passing—b...


More Rust on Golden Gate as Projects Advance

Bridge officials have added surface plates to the laundry list of projects slated for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


Residents: Bayonne Bridge Raining Debris

The $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project has resulted in some unintended consequences for nearby residents, according to reports: debris, including tools, wood and conc...


Mackinac Bridge Painting Job Awarded

The Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a project for cleaning and recoating structural steel surfaces on the Mackinac Bridge to Seaway Painting LLC, of Livonia, Michigan.


Polyaspartic Made for Steel or Concrete

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a new polyaspartic system for concrete and metal surfaces, recommended for use on tanks, bridges, railcars, pipelines and other steel structures a...


Regulators Clear Garden Bridge Trust

Regulators in London say the charitable organization behind a controversial 1,200-foot-long pedestrian bridge that would cross the Thames River has acted financially sound. But, questions st...


Crane on Massive Bridge Job Floats Away

A floating construction crane broke away from its moorings during a burst of wind early Wednesday at a Seattle bridge construction site, running aground in shallow water without causing any ...


Report Released on Sydney Metro Crack

Although the crack that plagued progress in Australia’s Sydney Metro Project last September is gone, a recently released failure assessment has shed light on what went wrong with a section o...


Commission: Garden Bridge Trust Acted Properly

The organization behind London’s controversial Garden Bridge project is in the clear, at least in terms of its business practices, as a government regulator has issued a report indicating th...


Davis-Bacon Wage Provisions Face Challenges

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and currently under consideration by the Environment and Public Works Committee would remove prevailing wage restrictions from many transportation projec...


Governors Island Group Sues Contractors

The group spearheading a major renovation of Governors Island, in New York City, is reportedly suing a major contractor and a marine engineering consultant over alleged errors in the plannin...


Report: Fires Went Unreported on PA Bridge

Documents from last fall’s federal investigation indicate that workers on Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge sparked two minor fires that went unreported in the days before September’s blaze that s...


Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge Opens to Traffic

A $1.3 billion project on a bridge between New Jersey and New York’s Staten Island borough has reached a milestone, as traffic began flowing on the Bayonne Bridge Monday.


Nearly 56K U.S. Bridges Deemed Deficient

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released its annual report on America’s bridges, showing that 55,710 of them are deemed structurally deficient, about 2,785 ...


Historic DC Bridge’s $250M Rehab Plan Set

A historic Washington D.C. structure is one step closer to an overhaul, as the National Park Service has selected a rehabilitation plan for the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and is moving on to...


$2.7B Bridge Moves Forward in BC

A multibillion-dollar bridge project near Vancouver will move forward, after an environmental review requested by local officials was waived by the Canadian government.


Painters Injured in Bridge Worksite Fall

Two workers were injured Wednesday morning on a bridge-painting worksite in Portland, Oregon.


Paint BidTracker Unveils Improvements

Paint BidTracker, the premier project lead and market intelligence service for the paint and coatings industry, will soon debut a new look and an improved data platform.


Cracked PA-NJ Bridge Closed at Least 8 Weeks

Just a day after Punxsutawney Phil foretold six more weeks of winter, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission gave residents of the other side of the state even worse news: at least eight more ...


Chao Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

The U.S. Senate voted 93-6 last week to confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation, giving its approval to a longtime public servant and political figure who first served in the Depa...


OSHA Issues Tappan Zee Crane Collapse Fine

Federal workplace safety regulators say a corroded clamp on a vibratory hammer played a role in July's crane collapse on the massive Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York, and project contra...


Tiny Bird, Big Bridge

They say a butterfly flapping its wings can affect the course of a hurricane halfway across the globe, but in California, some bridge contractors have witnessed firsthand the major consequen...


SSPC Honors Top Projects

Contractors, designers and coatings suppliers were honored Monday (Jan. 30) at SSPC 2017 for their work on commercial and industrial painting projects.


SSPC Names Top Structures of 2016

A classic roller coaster, spillway gates, and a space agency building are among eight coatings projects recognized with SSPC Structure Awards ceremony on Monday (Jan. 30).


FL Bridge Drops Concrete for Composites

A bridge set to open later this year in Florida will be a testing ground for composite building materials that could change the way construction and maintenance of bridges is carried out.


Cracked Bridge to Get Support Towers

The Delaware River Turnpike Bridge, which has been closed since a paint inspection uncovered a complete fracture in a critical steel truss, will be getting a set of eight 80-foot-tall suppor...


Infrastructure Ideas Fly in Washington

The first full week of President Donald J. Trump’s administration included a $1 trillion infrastructure bill proposal from Democrats and the leak of two lists of potential administration inf...


Crack Shuts Down PA-NJ Turnpike Bridge

A bridge linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey over the Delaware River will likely remain closed for at least two weeks after an inspection of a painting job uncovered a serious crack in a ste...


Garden Bridge: 'Not a Sure Thing'

Plans to build the most expensive pedestrian bridge in the world are up in the air, according to various reports.


Sealer Made for Concrete Surfaces

W.R. Meadows says its new sealer is formulated to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other applications.


London’s Planned Garden Bridge in Jeopardy

A proposed pedestrian bridge in London that would serve as a “floating park” over the River Thames is in jeopardy, according to reports, and even if it isn’t built, it could come at consider...


Sealer Designed for Corrosion Protection

A new sealer being introduced this week by W.R. Meadows is designed to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other ap...


DE Bridge to Get New Protection from Ships

A $460 million capital improvement project being undertaken by the Delaware River and Bay Authority includes a project that will develop a new ship collision protection system for the twin s...


Bridge Refuses to Yield to Demolition

At a time when many are worried about the condition of American bridges, it’s reassuring to see that some spans, like California’s Antlers Bridge, refuse to fall—even under controlled demoli...


Bridge Owner Sues to Stop Gordie Howe

The owners of a major bridge on the U.S.-Canada border have filed a new lawsuit in an attempt to stop the construction of a new bridge nearby.


Grout to Reinforce Masonry Structures

A new injection grout is made to help reinforce masonry on aging buildings and bridges


Posters Reveal State Project Capital Data

State expenditures and major coating projects on the horizon are featured in a set of informational wall posters being offered by Paint BidTracker for 2017.


OSHA Fines Contractor for Bridge Fire

Federal officials have concluded their investigation into September’s fire on Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge, issuing a citation with proposed fines of more than $11,000 to the contractor that ...


World’s Highest Bridge Opens to Traffic

A remote, mountainous region of China is now home to the world’s highest bridge, which opened to traffic Dec. 30.


Wood Coating Work Targets Stronger Bridges

Russian scientists claim to have created a coating technique that strengthens wood fibers in such a way that the wood-polymer hybrid becomes stronger and more durable than natural wood.


Operator Faces Charges in CA Crane Fall

The crane operator on a California bridge construction site where two workers were killed in 2014 now faces charges of manslaughter and occupational safety violations in relation to the inci...


Injection Grout Made for Masonry Bridges

Masonry restoration mortar systems manufacturer Cathedral Stone Products Inc. (Hanover, MD) recommends its specially formulated injection grout for reinforcing masonry in aging bridges and o...


Drowning Attributed to Lack of Safety Measures

As they hand the investigation over to federal safety regulators, local authorities released more information regarding an accident that left one painter dead Nov. 4 after falling from a Kin...


Golden Gate ‘Suicide Net’ Contract Awarded

After years of discussion, the contract for a suicide-deterrent net to be added to San Francisco’s landmark Golden Gate Bridge has been awarded, and construction is set to begin in 2017.


China Plans ‘Vanishing’ Bridges

When it comes to their size and placement alone, bridges are usually pretty hard to miss. But a trio of new bridges planned in China are actually intended to create the illusion of becoming ...


Golden Gate Repainting Put Off, Report Says

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is long overdue for a paint job, according to Bay Area media outlets, which note that the span’s main cable housing hasn’t gotten a wholesale recoat...


Seattle Builds ‘Earthquake-Proof’ Bridge

A bridge being built in Seattle will be the first large-scale application of a new set of structural materials that will be “earthquake-proof,” bending and flexing in the event of a quake, t...


‘Textile Concrete’ Offers Support Alternative

Researchers at the Technical University of Dresden are investigating a form of reinforced concrete they claim is lighter, more durable and more versatile than conventional materials.


Suit Filed in 2014 College Bridge Collapse

Just days after the two-year anniversary of a bridge collapse during construction on Wake Technical Community College’s Raleigh, NC, campus, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the workers...


US Bridge Report: Deficiency on the Rise

An annual look at the condition and safety of American bridges shows that more are in questionable condition than were last year—and funding is still on state bridge engineers’ minds as thei...


Brooklyn Bridge Rehab $300M Over Budget

The renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge, originally predicted to wrap up in 2014 and cost $508 million, has yet to be completed—and now looks like it will cost more than $800 million.


Sydney Bridge Asbestos Stokes Concerns

Workers on a well-known bridge in Sydney unexpectedly found asbestos under concrete slabs earlier this year, and some government officials are questioning why they didn’t find out for nearly...


Crack Closes Historic Harbor Bridge

Work is underway to address a large fatigue crack found in the girder of a historic bridge that serves as the main entryway to the town of Stone Harbor in Cape May County, NJ.


Painter Drowns after 5 Fall from Bridge

Emergency response crews were called to perform a water rescue after five painting contractors fell into the water from a bridge in Kingsbury, NY. One worker did not survive.


State Levies $3M in Damages for Bridge Fire

The contracting firm that took responsibility for the fire that closed Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge for more than three weeks in September is receiving a bill for millions of dollars in penal...


Team Evaluates Early-Age Bridge Deck Cracks

Pennsylvania is reportedly home to more than 22,000 bridges, many of which are aging and in need of repair. Through a collaboration between Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Departm...


Bridge Falls, Kills 1, after Safety Warning

Italian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the collapse of a highway bridge near Milan late last week that left one driver dead and injured 5 others.


First Full ‘Biobridge’ Opens to Foot Traffic

The campus of a Dutch university reportedly boasts the world’s first “biobridge,” a span built to test and exhibit the potential of building with more environmentally friendly construction m...


Cracks Plague Sydney Metro Project

A multibillion-dollar metro rail extension in Australia’s largest city is facing a second major setback, as one of the precast concrete spans for the “Skytrain” rail bridge has cracked, the ...


Town Paints Bridge by the Numbers

When a Denver neighborhood sought to paint a bridge to beautify the structure, increase safety and prevent graffiti, artist Michelle Brown crowdsourced the effort, making it a fun and intera...


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

An important structure in the history of bridges has just undergone an extensive four-year, $48 million restoration.


Firm Finishes Historic NZ Bridge Repaint

The first full repaint of a New Zealand rail viaduct in over 50 years is nearing completion, three months ahead of schedule.


Blasted Bridge Stays Strong

When you want to bring a bridge down fast, strategically placed explosives can get the job done in a matter of seconds. Usually.


Contractor Defaults, Bridge Job Restarts

Replacing a lane of defective concrete is among the jobs to be taken on by a crediting agency after the lead contractor on a major project on the International Bridge in Michigan went into d...


Firm Cited Over Permit in PA Bridge Fire

Fire officials in Pittsburgh have cited the contractor working on a major bridge when it caught fire last month for failing to have the proper permits to do “hot work” in the city at the tim...


Haiti: Infrastructure Damage Impedes Aid

Still recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck six years ago, the Republic of Haiti was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last week, in terms of infrastructure and housing destruct...


Ohio Bridge Closed After Beams Buckle

A bridge in one northeastern Ohio town is closed indefinitely after officials found structural damage so severe they say the span will have to be replaced entirely.


State Rep Alleges Lead Dust at Bridge Site

A Maine legislator is calling for the cancellation of contracts with a bridge-painting contractor after an independent soil study allegedly showed evidence that lead paint dust was not being...


End in Sight for NJ Work Freeze

Nearly three months after all nonessential road, bridge and transit projects were halted in New Jersey, the state’s governor and political leaders have reached an agreement on how to repleni...


Guzzler Introduces New Vacuum Truck

A new vacuum truck from Guzzler Manufacturing (Streator, IL) is made to clean up and recover solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge, according to the company.


Foundation Releases Road Spending Ratings

South Carolina and South Dakota get top marks in a new report on the cost-effectiveness of highway systems in the 50 states, released by a well-known think tank.


BASF Aims to Extend Bridge’s Service Life

Sited in an active seismic zone and now the longest span in the country, Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge brought some unique needs to its construction.


Repairs, Fines Pile up on Bridge

A team of experts from across the country have determined that additional safety measures are required before Pittsburgh’s fire-damaged Liberty Bridge can reopen.


Group Names Best Transportation Projects

Several bridge projects are vying for recognition as the best transportation project in the United States in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition.


Mini Bay Bridge Comes to Town

San Francisco loves its new San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge so much, it seems, that the city will be building a duplicate smaller version as part of its new downtown transit center and neig...


DC Transit Officials Face Concrete Concerns

Crumbling concrete is under scrutiny at one Washington, D.C., transit station this month. Investigators recently discovered concrete damage in a bridge outside the Rhode Island Avenue Statio...


Canadian Officials Air Bridge Concerns

Canadian officials have raised questions about the structural integrity of a privately owned span that’s touted as the busiest commercial point of entry between the United States and Canada....


Scottish Bridge Gets Unorthodox Paint Job

A bridge in Scotland just got a new coat of paint, but it wasn’t a standard job involving a crew of bridge painters and a three-coat system.


Repairs, Fines, OSHA Follow Bridge Fire

Steep fines and a federal safety investigation await the contractor held responsible for the fire that closed down the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh last week. Meanwhile, crews remain hard at...


Free eBook Covers Overcoating

When it comes to maintenance painting strategies, overcoating is a solution that can restore both aesthetic and protective properties to a structure without removing and replacing an existin...


130-Ton Beams Drop onto Railroad Tracks

Work came to a halt on an Oregon railroad overpass last week when two concrete beams, weighing 130 tons apiece, collapsed onto railroad tracks the new structure was intended to cross.


Tarp Fire Closes Pittsburgh Bridge

A major bridge under renovation in Pittsburgh was shut down immediately following a fire that broke out Friday (Sept. 2), putting the structure at risk of collapse.


PA Bridge Bid Spurs Suit

A bridge-painting firm from Baltimore is suing a government agency that it says wrongly passed it over in favor of another contractor.


Paint Disposal, Project Procedures at Issue

The Texas Department of Transportation is facing scrutiny on two fronts this month: improper paint disposal in one of its districts and a state audit suggesting that its design-build program...


NC Bridge Painter Suffers Fatal Fall

A worker on a bridge painting project in North Carolina fell to his death early Tuesday, according to local media reports.


Snooper Truck Tip Leaves Workers Stranded

Two workers reportedly escaped without serious injury after the crane from which they were performing a bridge inspection tipped over Monday (Aug. 29).


Footage Captures Tappan Zee Progress

Three years into what is considered to be one of the largest bridge construction projects in New York history, the New York State Thruway Authority has released a video chronicling progress ...


Longest Glass Bridge Opens

A new bridge in China’s Hunan Provice has quite a view—if you look straight down.


Firm Seeks Coatings Assist on New Tech

A robotics startup is looking for a coatings industry partner to put its system to the test in a project conducive to automation.


FEMA Floats Flood-Resilient Construction Rules

As central Louisiana continues to recover from last week's devastating floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has proposed new regulations aimed at rebuilding flood-prone communitie...


Sensing Unseen Structural Damage

Bridges and roadways are subject to wear and deterioration from a number of factors, ranging from age to events like earthquakes and hurricanes. Damage and defects are sometimes obvious, but...


Bridge Group Delays Work to Test Coatings

Officials responsible for operating the bridge connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, plan to test alternative coatings for use on future painting...


OSHA Cites Firms Over KY Crane Collapse

A Kentucky construction firm is facing more than $20,000 in proposed fines in the wake of a crane collapse on a bridge project in February.


‘Bridge of Hope’ Alliance Improves Lives

Construction of a simple bridge, with the help of a global coatings manufacturer, has effectively brought together the residents of two otherwise isolated villages in Southeast Asia.


US Voters Register Infrastructure Concerns

Nearly half of registered U.S. voters believe the country’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Man...


Paint Work Reveals Bridge Deficiencies

The Missouri Department of Transportation is crediting the painting and surface preparation process with uncovering unforeseen deficiencies in a bridge over the Missouri River in the state’s...


Bridge Painting to Span 15 Years

A record-breaking bridge in Scandinavia appears to have a timeline to match when it comes to painting the monumental span.


$500 Million Supports Transportation Projects

Highway improvements, modernization of port terminals, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, and rail projects are among 40 of the transportation projects nationwide that will share nearly ...


Bridge Painter Faces Multiple Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Western Pennsylvania painting contractor on environmental, embezzlement, false statement and fraud charges related to a state bridge project.


Olympic Rings Inspire Bridge for the Games

When it comes to construction for the 2022 Winter Olympics, host city Beijing is keeping to the theme, even with a new bridge.


This Tunnel-Bridge Combo Will Float

How do you solve the problem of building a crossing where traditional engineering methods pose a problem? Transportation officials in Norway are considering the world’s first floating submer...


Crane Collapse Shuts Down Tappan Zee

Injuries were reported and traffic came to a standstill mid-day Tuesday (July 19) when a construction crane collapsed onto the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York.


NY Bridge Inspector Charges Wreak Havoc

The safety of many bridges in Connecticut is now in question after the arrest earlier this year in New York of a bridge inspector accused of faking inspection reports.


NJ Shutdown Week 1: 1,700 Jobs, $41M

As the shutdown of road, bridge and rail work continues into its second week in New Jersey, a trade association representing the U.S. transportation design and construction industry has iden...


Golden Gate Suicide Net Bids Come in High

Officials say plans for a “suicide barrier” on the Golden Gate Bridge will go on, but the process may have hit a snag when the lowest bid for its construction came in at nearly twice the exp...


Design Plans, Wind Eyed in M1 Collapse

The official inquiry into a 2015 fatal bridge collapse in South Africa has called out potential causes ranging from material quality and workmanship to a gust of wind.


RPM Acquires NC Bridge Repair Firm

Specialty coatings and sealants giant RPM International has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Applied Polymerics Inc. & Marketing Associates Inc. (API/MAI), an infrastructure ma...


Building Turkey’s Longest Bridge

One of the world’s newest, longest bridges owes a large part of its existence to a Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer, and its ongoing health to a pair of Danish and German engineering firm...


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


Mayflies Plague Bridges

Despite a short life span, mayflies have a reputation for creating havoc on U.S. bridges in the early summer months, and they’re making their presence known to the nation’s drivers once agai...


Interstates Turn 60, Groups Urge Funding

As the U.S. wishes a happy 60th birthday to its interstate highway system, some industry groups say the network of roads looks every bit its age, and then some.


Owner Convicted in Contract Scheme

A suburban Chicago business owner is facing up to 80 years in prison after a federal jury found her guilty of fraud for her role in a scam involving transit and road construction projects in...


Bridge, Scaffolding Fall on Autobahn

A newly built section of a bridge on Germany’s Autobahn system collapsed Wednesday (June 15), leaving one worker dead and seriously injuring six others.


2 Injured in AZ Bridge Project

State health and safety officials are investigating an incident at an Arizona bridge and interchange construction site that left two workers injured.


Transportation Project Excellence

Seven transportation construction projects in the northeast United States have been recognized as the best of the best.


Corrosion Detection from Afar

New technology being tested in the U.K. could change the way bridges and other structures are checked for corrosion, allowing inspectors a detailed look from a football field’s length away.


Tower Bridge to Get a Facelift

One of the world’s most recognizable bridges is getting some much-needed work, and London drivers will be finding a detour for a few months while it does.


Oops: New Bridge Is Too Low

Delaware transportation officials spent more than $5 million to construct a new bridge in 2011. Five years later, they are expecting to put another half million dollars into the project to g...


New York Artist Eyes Floating Bridge

Most bridge projects are undertaken with a goal of longevity, but a proposed bridge in one Brooklyn neighborhood is only intended to last one day.


Students to Test Bridge Skills

Four dozen university engineering teams are on deck to compete this weekend in the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction a...


Vandals Take Second Shot

Graffiti artists and taggers often seem to favor bridges when it comes to places to ply their craft. One group of vandals in West Virginia, however, got the rare chance to apply more paint t...


Bridge Deck Collapses in UK

Health and safety officials are looking into what caused the steel and concrete deck of a new bridge structure to collapse Monday (May 16) on a construction site along the M60 motorway in En...


$15M Approved to Protect Tower Rods

Corrosion of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is once again the focus of attention for the committee that oversees seismic retrofit work for ...


Sherwin-Williams Receives Royal Honor

A Sherwin-Williams Company division is one of 243 firms selected for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016, celebrating British business contributions to international trade, innov...


Exhibit Raises Corrosion Awareness

Visitors to one Pittsburgh museum expect to learn about science, sports and technology while on site, but they are about to get an education on one more important topic: corrosion.


DOT Looks at US Rail Bridge Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently conducted an audit of its Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), citing safety concerns related to increasing traffic volume and loads travelin...


New NY Bridge Builders Tout Safety Record

New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, billed as the largest bridge and highway infrastructure project in North America, is also reported to be one of the safest construction vent...


Bearing Maker Gets 35 Months for Fraud

A Chicago manufacturer who had pleaded guilty to making false statements concerning highway projects and to aggravated identity theft will spend 35 months in behind bars, according to the U....


CA’s Bay Bridge East Span to Live On

Millions of pounds of steel was used in the construction of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and as sections of the East Span are slowly demolished, many observers are wonderin...


Crane Accident Claims Life on Bridge Site

A Scottish health and safety agency is investigating the events that led to the death of one worker and injury of one other on the country’s new Queensferry Crossing bridge project.


Police Probe Cause of Japan Beam Drop

Area police are looking into potential safety management issues at the site of a fatal construction accident in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture.


Covered Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Seguin Covered Bridge located in Charlotte, VT.


At-Risk DC Bridge Gets New Support Plan

With time running out to raise funds to award a contract to restore a historic Washington, D.C., bridge, the National Park Service has floated a plan that would keep the crossing open, even ...


Family Receives $18M for Bridge Death

A jury awarded $17.72 million to the family of the worker who drowned during bridge construction on the Baylor University campus in 2014.


New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.


Agreement Reached for Red Sea Bridge

Two nations have consented to build a historic bridge connecting not only their two countries but also two continents.


AGA Honors Excellence in Galvanizing

From the artistic to the practical, a wide variety of projects have been recognized for their creative and innovative uses of the hot-dip galvanized coating.


TN Colleges Offer Concrete Degrees

Aspiring concrete industry professionals pursuing an education can now learn the craft via a new partnership between two Tennessee colleges.


Flyover Gives Way in Eastern India

An overpass under construction in Kolkata, India, collapsed in a busy commercial district around noon Thursday (March 31), killing at least 14 and trapping more than 100 beneath the rubble, ...


English Bridge Design Reflects History

King Arthur’s legendary birthplace is soon to be more reachable after hundreds of years of difficult access.


Trial Begins in Bridge Worker's Death

The trial concerning the alleged wrongful death of a worker who drowned in early 2014 during construction of a bridge on the Baylor University campus was set to open Tuesday (March 29), a lo...


Queensferry Crossing Reaches Milestone

Crews working on Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing recently made a massive push toward meeting the $1.35 billion structure’s year-end 2016 completion date.


CA Agency Presents 40-Year, $120B Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has issued what it terms a “bold plan to transform transportation.”


Forth Road Bridge Failure Not ‘Foreseeable'

An inquiry into the December closure of Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge determined that the fault could not have been foreseen.


‘Fire-Breathing’ Bridge Wins ASCE Honor

A bridge designed to be an “aesthetic centerpiece” as well as a practical river crossing was one of six project finalists recognized for outstanding achievement by the association representi...


Design Changes Eyed in Bypass Collapse

A failure to follow design standards likely led to the collapse of a 150-foot-long viaduct section during construction on a California freeway project last year, transportation officials hav...


OSHA: $105K for Fatal Bridge Accident

Federal authorities are citing the main contractor on a northwest Wisconsin bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing project after an 18-year-old apprentice died from injuries after being struc...


Converting Carbon Emissions into Concrete

In a process they call “carbon upcycling,” a group of University of California, Los Angeles, researchers is working on a way to recapture and repurpose industrial carbon emissions into poten...


Work Site Barges Involved in Fatal Crash

The construction zone of the new Tappan Zee Bridge was the site of a fatal tugboat accident earlier this week, but construction crews on the scene were unharmed.


Team Tests Self-Consolidating Concrete

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to improve on the current challenges self-consolidating concrete poses in a range of construction projects.


DOT Promotes Project Funding Sources

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made known two potential sources of funding for infrastructure projects across the country.


Firm Brings New Meaning to ‘Blowing up a Bridge’

You’ll find a lot of photos of bridges on social media channels, including those that are awe-inspiring, under construction, being imploded or historically significant.


Bridge Builders Serve Those in Need

A group of bridge professionals will travel to Panama next month to donate their time and skills to build a footbridge serving an isolated area of the country.


Team Studies Self-Consolidating Concrete

A team of university researchers is looking to make self-consolidating concrete the go-to construction product in the U.S.


Preserving Steel with Overcoating

What you need to know when performing maintenance painting of steel bridges and industrial structures is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Historic DC Bridge Risks Closure

Deterioration of an iconic bridge in the nation’s capital has progressed at a pace that brings one federal bureau to warn that it may need to close in the next five years.


USDOT Opens Funding for the FASTLANE

Applications are now being accepted for federal funding available through a new program included in the recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.


Working with Stripe Coatings on Steel

Finding ways to extend the lifespan of coatings on steel structures that lack uniform surface areas is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Coast Guard Considers MI ‘Twin’ Bridge

Billionaire bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun is pushing forward with plans to build a replacement span for his privately owned 86-year-old Ambassador Bridge, even as planning is well under...


58K U.S. Bridges Deemed Deficient

Out of over 600,000 U.S. bridges, almost 10 percent are designated as structurally deficient


MoDot May Have the Bridge for You

Anyone need a bridge? The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) currently has seven bridges that are free to a good home.


Firms Owe $1.33M in DBE Bridge Scheme

Three Pennsylvania contractors have avoided jail time for their roles in a 16-year disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) fraud scheme involving hundreds of state bridge projects.


Is Recycled Concrete a Viable Option?

When it comes to sustainability and reuse in construction, can the industry begin to do more with recycled concrete? A University of Notre Dame research team is focusing on just that questio...


East Span Bids Slow Farewell to Truss

The Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has been the subject of much attention—winning awards, under scrutiny for leakage and corrosion, and for its artistic lighting system, and now eyes are t...


$23.9B to Go into Hudson Rail Project

Although it had been reluctant to do so, Amtrak has released cost projections and a timetable of events for the Gateway program, a massive underground infrastructure project meant to double ...


Electric Concrete Could De-Ice Roads

Researchers in Nebraska are hoping their electrified concrete will help drivers avoid the skids during winter months.


Bridge Work Could Dry Niagara Falls

With a gushing flow visited by millions each year, it seems nothing could shut off the splash of Niagara Falls—except maybe bridge construction.


Finalists Named for US-Canada Bridge

Plans to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, ON, are moving closer to fruition after the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) selected three teams ...


FHWA Seeks Your Worksite Innovations

Only a few days are left to participate in submitting topics for the next round of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Every Day Counts initiative.


Bay Bridge Leaks Get Low-Cost Fix

Water leaking into support structures of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been a concern for engineers as early as the construction phase. Now, they have hit upon a relatively inexpe...


Mayors Say Roads, Transit Top Tasks

Infrastructure tops the list of concerns reported by 89 mayors representing cities across the United States, according to a recent report from Boston University.


Cracking Found in New Rail Bridge Spans

Two of 24 pre-cast concrete spans that will carry an elevated train for Australia’s largest public transportation project have cracked less than a year after they were installed.


JPCL Awards Top Papers of 2015

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings launched the SSPC 2016 Featuring GreenCOAT conference Monday (Jan. 18) in San Antonio, TX. The event kicked off with its annual Awards Luncheon, hon...


Cold Eyed in Canada Bridge ‘Split’

A “split” appearing in a new cable stay bridge in Ontario, Canada—a significant link connecting the east and west along the Trans-Canada Highway—is under investigation, while some focus blam...


Trench Death Leads to Willful Citations

A northcentral Pennsylvania company faces $140,000 in fines after a worker was killed in a trench during a bridge renovation project last summer.


Demolition Crew Fights OSHA Citations

A Pennsylvania contractor who was charged with two serious violations for workplace safety violations during a partial bridge collapse is contesting its citations.


Implosion Opens Path for New Bridge

Pittsburgh, known by many as the City of Bridges for the sheer number it contains, said farewell to one 94-year-old structure


Architect’s Bridges to Spur City Growth

Spanish neofuturist architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a trio of bridges in the rapidly growing city of Huashan, China.


Forth Bridge Could Reopen in January

After closing the Forth Bridge over concerns about structural steel damage, the company that has been managing the bridge since earlier this year said it may have found a solution to solve t...


Bridge Inspection Drones Fly High

As drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), begin to find their way into construction work sites, more and more contractors and state departments of transportation are turning to the syst...


SUV Crosses Bridge Made of Paper

Land Rover’s Range Rover bills itself as one of the most luxurious off-road SUVs on the market—capable of delivering “performance in varying terrain or conditions.”


U.S. Bridges: On the Road to Recovery

The overall condition of bridges in the United States is improving, according to a recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO); however, some room for improvement remains am...


Steel Issue Closes Forth Bridge

Scotland’s Forth Bridge might never see traffic again after inspectors there found a fault in the bridge’s steel structure.


Contractor Gets $20M for Bribe Reports

A Louisiana jury has agreed with a former bridge contractor and awarded him $20 million after he said a state official tried to bribe him with cash and other gifts and then blacklisted him f...


Long-Awaited Transportation Bill Passes

Transportation funding advocates, federal agencies and even elected officials might agree that the final passage of a long-term highway bill is a Christmas miracle.


Sneak Peek of New MI Bridge Revealed

Residents of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario, are beginning to look forward to the new Gordie Howe International Bridge as new details of its design are revealed.


Coating Made for Concrete Refill

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced an epoxy-modified cementitious resurfacer that the company says patches and refills voids and bug holes in c...


Obstacles Delay Bridge Opening 60 Years

Drivers in eastern Pennsylvania waited nearly six decades through a series of setbacks to have a bridge that crossed the Lehigh River and connected a former rust belt city with a coast-to-co...


SSPC Looks at Bridges, Transportation

With just a little more than a month before SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is promoting its lineup for bridge and transportation-related program ses...


Clinton Targets Infrastructure, Jobs

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed some insights into her proposed infrastructure and jobs plans during a campaign event held Sunday (Nov. 29) in Boston.


Unique Walking-Biking Bridge Proposed

A pedestrian-bicycle bridge in east London is expected to become the first draw bridge built across the Thames River in more than 120 years.


Tappan Zee Project Gets New Engineer

An engineer with experience in designing long bridge spans in cold weather has been hired to complete the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.


1M-Pound Bridge Slides in Place

Crews in Michigan took advantage of the slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) technique to build a new bridge on the M-100 in Potterville with only one weekend’s worth of road closure.


Sinking Structure Safe for Traffic

A portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct—an elevated highway in Seattle—has continued to sink since its last inspection just six months ago, according to Washington State Department of Transport...


Caltrans Blasts Old Bay Bridge Pier

The much-anticipated implosion of the old Bay Bridge Pier E3 finally occurred Saturday morning (Nov. 14) in San Francisco, though onlookers were likely disappointed by the spectacle.


Contractor Settles DBE Fraud for $2.6M

A New York contracting company has agreed to pay the federal government $2.6 million for violating the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program on a highway bridge project.


Officials Shelve ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

Alaska’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” actually is not going to go anywhere.


Garden Bridge Shows Signs of Life

Despite being classified by many as an unneeded vanity project, London’s controversial Garden Bridge project appears to have gotten a new lease on life.


Study: Global Infrastructure Value

A global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets took a look at the state of infrastructure around the world and assigned each a dollar values as a measuring stick for compa...


Panels Show Tappan Zee Road Design

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is beginning to look more like a bridge and less like a construction project.


Monster Welcomes Batbridge

The town of Monster, South Holland, Netherlands, has a bridge built with the unique specifications of some specific residents in mind…and it’s not the townspeople.


Hardener Made for Industrial Coatings

BASF has introduced an aminic hardener for use in epoxy-resin-based systems.


House: Highway Help on the Horizon

Faced with an Oct. 29 deadline and with a long-term solution still just out of reach, Congress is expected to pass today (Oct. 27) its 35th short-term transportation funding authorization in...


Survey Digs into Infrastructure Spend

Are U.S. leaders taking the state of American infrastructure seriously? More than 60 percent of Americans say "no," according to a recent survey conducted by AAA.


Four Cited Following Bridge Fatality

Four companies have been fined nearly $87,000 for putting employees at risk during a bridge renovation project that turned fatal when part of the bridge collapsed and killed a family driving...


Falling Concrete Spurs Blame Game

Debris falling from the Ambassador Bridge led to the closure last week of three streets that run beneath it on the Canada side of the aging structure.


Goethals Girder Falls, Halts Work

Work on the new Goethals Bridge site was stopped late last week when one of its enormous support girders fell during installation.


Testing Lab for Bridge Design Debuts

With twice the weight of a legal tractor-trailer at 17,000 passes per 24 hours, the BEAST is something most bridges would not want to mess with.


Construction Bridge Falls on Highway

At least two people are dead and more than 20 others are injured after a temporary bridge near a Johannesburg, South Africa, construction site collapsed onto a highway.


Golden Gate to Get a ‘Safety Net’

It's a classic American landmark and tourist attraction—but there is a dark side to the Golden Gate Bridge.


$85M Bridge Rehab Contract Awarded

A Pennsylvania contractor will be performing the rehabilitation of the Liberty Bridge following an award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Experts Weigh in on Bay Bridge Cable

Concerns about corrosion on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have prompted a team of bridge professionals to ask for quick action to protect the main cable supporting the bridge.


Bridge Collapse Injures 9 Workers

Seven construction workers remained in the hospital Monday (Oct. 12) after a California bridge on which they were working partially collapsed late last week and injured nine crew members.


NJ Bridge-Raising Timeline Extended

Larger containment ships will have to wait longer to navigate the Newark Bay now that construction plans to “Raise the Roadway” of the Bayonne Bridge have been pushed back more than a year.


3D Death Star Art Painted Under Bridge

It’s that moment when Luke Skywalker ignores his computer and uses The Force to take down the Death Star, all while flying his X-Wing seamlessly through a tight trench while the Imperial Fle...


Bay Bridge Awarded Top Honor

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Structure by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).


Save the Date: Corrosion Solutions

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, in association with Chicago Corrosion Group LLC, has announced its upcoming Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 conference, to be held May 5, 2016, in Elk Gro...


Oregon: Bridges Better, Funding Needed

Oregon’s Department of Transportation has released a mixed report about the state of its bridges, but the agency’s report indicates it needs money to prevent both an economic downfall and a ...


Caltrans Seeks Damages from Builder

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is ending its contract with the main contractor of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Microwave Could Detect Concrete Flaws

A new study could help engineers use microwave technology to test for concrete cracking and rebar defects.


Teen Worker Dies on Bridge Project

A teenage bridge worker in northwest Wisconsin died Monday (Sept. 21) after being injured in a forklift accident.


Drones Build Sturdy Rope Bridge

A Swiss research team has found a way to build a rope bridge using drones.


SSPC 2016 Registration Opens

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is offering a $200 discount for those who register early for the association’s 2016 conference and tradeshow.


White House Seeks Streamlined Process

Responding to the sense that lengthy federal permitting and review activities hamper improvement of the nation’s infrastructure—as well as its global competitiveness—the White House unveiled...


New NY Bridge Rises above Water

Work on the $4 billion new Tappan Zee Bridge, also known as the New NY Bridge, hit the halfway mark in construction earlier this month.


SSPC 2016 Registration Now Open

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and tradeshow, SSPC 2016, which runs early in 2016.


Company Cited for Floating Bridge Death

A Washington state contractor has been cited following the death of a worker on a floating bridge project earlier this year.


Ice Bridge Worker Dies in Fall

A platform situated underneath a bridge in Montreal gave way Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 15), dropping one worker into the water below.


No Cars Allowed on Portland Bridge

If you’re jogging, walking, cycling, on a bus or the city’s light rail transit system and expect to cross the Portland’s newest bridge, you’re in luck. But if you’re expecting to drive acros...


DOT: Highway Fund Solvent, Still Urgent

Money for highway projects will last longer than federal transportation officials projected, but the secretary for the Department of Transportation has said that does not make ongoing issues...


INDOT: I-65 Bridge Safe, Open

After suddenly sinking 9 inches during construction repairs and closing—sending thousands of interstate travelers onto neighborhood roads—an I-65 Bridge has been declared safe and is once ag...


Game Allows Unique Bridge Designs

Have you ever thought that using a hot air balloon would be a good component in bridge building? If so, Dry Cactus has a great video game for you.


Unstable Snooper Truck Kills Inspector

A routine bridge inspection turned fatal for one inspector in Connecticut last week.


Safety Precautions Fail on Irish Bridge

Routine maintenance work on a bridge in Limerick, Ireland, turned tragic when three workers fell into the water, despite the safety precautions that were in place. Two of the three men peris...


Getting Schooled on Bridge Building

Students at the University of Miami are getting first-hand knowledge of the science of bridge building and materials performance as they actively participate in the construction of a pedestr...


Steel-and-Glass Bridge Wins Award

A creative steel-and-glass design for a new pedestrian bridge in Columbus, OH, earned national recognition for the project team who designed and built it.


‘Origami’ Bridge Could Aid in Disasters

An engineering professor in Japan has developed a temporary bridge that he says can be put in place quickly to advance rescue efforts in the cases of natural disasters.


Viaduct Replacement Tunnel Inches On

Work on the new tunnel passing under Seattle’s waterfront, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, has halted as the “Bertha” tunneling boring machine is returned to its pit, bu...


Dallas Bridge Arch Topped

The first of two arches has just been completed on Dallas’s Margaret McDermott Bridge, part of the $798-million Dallas Horseshoe project that seeks to reduce traffic and enhance accessibilit...


Castle Moves to Sherwin-Williams

Industry veteran Derrick Castle is taking his 20 years of experience to lead project development for the bridge and highway market with Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.


Queensferry Tackles Corrosion, Records

Scotland’s largest transportation infrastructure project in years is making progress, resolving corrosion concerns and setting records along the way.


Green Light Given to NC Bridge

Plagued by legal woes, construction of the new Bonner Bridge in North Carolina just got the all-clear to proceed.


IN Bridge Fix in Test Mode

A solution for an interstate bridge outside of Indianapolis, closed since the beginning of August, continues to be in the works.


Caltrans Seeks OK for Blast Demo

The old Bay Bridge is coming down. As much of the concrete and steel structure are being dismantled piece by piece, Caltrans is in the process of securing permits to demolish the main suppor...


Drone's-Eye View for Bridge Inspection

A research team at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is working to develop unmanned surface vehicles aimed at making bridge inspections safer and more efficient.


Concrete Arch Enters Record Books

The third longest concrete arch bridge in the world has sprung into existence, as the span of the Almonte Viaduct reaches closure.


Zaha Hadid Bridge Wins in Taiwan

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Japan plans to scrap Zaha Hadid’s Olympic stadium, a win for Zaha Hadid Architects: the firm has placed first in an international competition to desi...


In L.A. Guns Support Infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has a novel approach to transforming weapons used in criminal activity into something that contributes to the community as a whole.


This Bridge Moves Through the Air

Is it a bridge? Is it a ferry? Is it somehow both? That’s the nature of the transporter bridge, a seeming hybrid of bridge and ferry that carries a portion of roadway over a body of water to...


Rocker Bearings Roll from Bridge

A bridge along I-65 in Lafayette, IN, has been cause for concern for Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials and area commuters twice in one week. Because of continued safety ...


All Eyes on Road Fund Extension

Florida transportation officials are trying to identify which projects they need, and which they can live without. In Indiana, the state’s Department of Transportation is looking at out how ...


EPA Fines Caltrans, Contractor $80K

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement for $80,000 each with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and a general contractor for dumping fuel an...


Site Showcases Infrastructure Pioneers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced the release of its Infrastructure Game Changers report.


Close Call over Rushing Waters

The country of Colombia conjures images of lush coffee farms, the heights of the Andes mountains, and crystal celar beaches, but severe weather can be a constant threat, too.


From Boat Deck to Bridge Deck

“It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.” That may have been the U.S. Navy slogan, but the adventure we’re talking about here just may be your job—bridge work.


I-10 Bridge Gets $2M Emergency Funds

As repair crews continue to work on a collapsed bridge that used to carry I-10 through the California desert, the agencies responsible for the repairs will have some money available to help ...


Free eBook Tackles Overcoating

As costs associated with bridge rehabilitation have risen, overcoating has become a more common practice in maintenance painting and rehab for bridges and other structures.


Bridge Collapse Leads to $14K Fine

An Ohio-based construction company with long-standing state contracts has been fined for a fatal bridge collapse earlier this year.


Companies at Odds over Bridge Death

Less than a day after a man died while performing abrasive blasting work on a Mississippi River bridge, one of the companies involved asked a federal judge to rule it is not liable.


Descaler Helps Prep Ship Decks

NORWALK, CT--A descaler that allows workers to rapidly remove corrosion and coatings from ship decks and other metal substrates is now available from CS Unitec.


Highway Trust Fund Set to Go Broke

WASHINGTON--The American public once again has a ringside seat as the federal Highway Trust Fund bleeds out, and state transportation officials have been put on notice that that day is near.


Webinar Doubles Up on Protection

PITTSBURGH--What offers the best corrosion protection for steel: painting or galvanizing? The answer is both, according to the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Drone's Eye Sees the Beauty of a Bridge

DALLAS--Lest we forget the true engineering marvel of bridges, dams and other mega-projects, TravelByDrone.com Texas is here with some artful reminders.


Forth Bridge Gets World Heritage Status

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--It may not take forever to paint the Forth Bridge, but UNESCO hopes it will live on forever as a World Heritage Site.


City's Golden Spans Eye a New Color

PITTSBURGH--They won't be purple, like their Louisiana counterpart, but the three Sister Bridges of Pittsburgh may be leaving their traditional Aztec Gold behind.


False Credentials Lead to Settlement

HARTFORD, CT--An engineering firm will pay $390,000 for allegedly failing to verify the background of an unqualified employee it hired before that employee worked on state and federal transp...


4 PennDOT Inspectors Sentenced

BRIDGEPORT, PA--Four former Pennsylvania highway and bridge inspectors will avoid prison for their roles in a $1.2 million overbilling and kickback scandal that has engulfed the state Depart...


Bridge Rainbow Sparks a Movement

LONDON--A gray Monday morning took an unexpectedly bright turn this week for thousands of bridge commuters who happened upon the global debut of a movement to "spark joy" in city life.


View-Blocking Project Gets Green Light

BROOKLYN, NY--After months of debate, a New York judge has ruled that a controversial high-rise underway on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park may proceed, despite blocking iconic views of the...


$80M Bridge Rehab Up for Bid

PITTSBURGH--Contractor proposals are being accepted for the rehabilitation of Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge—a project estimated at $75 million to $85 million.


Robots to 3-D Print a Footbridge

AMSTERDAM--The future of construction may involve robots capable of 3-D printing structures out of thin air.


PA Bridge Collapses during Repair

RIDGWAY, PA--Authorities are still searching for answers in the abrupt collapse of a century-old bridge that injured three workers northeast of Pittsburgh, PA.


Bridge Contractors Charged in Fraud

PHILADELPHIA--Two Pennsylvania firms and their principals raked in millions of dollars from hundreds of federal highway and bridge projects through a 16-year-long Disadvantaged Business Ente...


Mayfly Swarms Plague PA Bridge

COLUMBIA, PA--A mayfly infestation of near-biblical proportions has shut down the new lighting on a Pennsylvania bridge as bedeviled officials scramble for a permanent solution.


Bridge Inspector Drowns in High River

RUTHERFORD, NJ--Crews have recovered the body of a bridge inspector who was swept into the Passaic River this week while examining a footbridge across a nearby canal.


Bad Pour Halts Forth Bridge Work

FIRTH OF FORTH, SCOTLAND--A marine traffic jam that slowed barge delivery of concrete is being blamed for a botched pour that burst pipes and halted work on the £1.4 billion Forth Road Bridg...


Building 'a Bridge Out of Thin Air'

AMSTERDAM--They are robots that can lay their own tracks and print molten metal in mid-air—and soon, the MX3D machines will try to build a walking bridge over a canal.


Webinar Keeps an Eye on the Assets

PITTSBURGH—Managing the mountain of scheduling, performance and life-cycle data involved in modern asset maintenance is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Questions Grow in Garden Bridge Plans

LONDON--From funding to function, the London Assembly has unanswered questions concerning Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to build the world's most expensive footbridge across the River Thames.


Bridge Problems Stir Federal Response

WASHINGTON--States and localities can quickly appropriate funds for emergency repairs on their highways, bridges and tunnels, but what happens when the structure is federally owned?


London Bridge Plan Falling Down

LONDON--The London Assembly has put the brakes on Mayor Boris Johnson's fast-track plan to build the world's most expensive footbridge across the River Thames.


Bridge Fall Injures MA Excavator

REVERE, MA—Federal authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that sent an excavator off a bridge during a rehabilitation project over the weekend.


Paris Bridges Divorce Love Locks

PARIS—Attention, Benjamin + Suzanne and thousands of fellow lovebirds: Bridges in the City of Love are no longer that into you.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


The 1%: 2 Bridge Rods Fail Pull Tests

OAKLAND, CA—Two of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have failed testing that simulates a strong earthquake, California transportation officia...


DOT Finds Flag Not So Grand

GREEN BAY, WI—Patriotic or problematic? Big flags dangling over busy bridges are definitely the latter—even American flags meant to honor Memorial Day, the Wisconsin Department of Transporta...


Paper Bridges Art and Nature

CUMBRIA, UK—The newest pedestrian bridge in England boasts a unique substrate—22,000 sheets of bright red paper.


Slumping WI Bridge Laid to Corrosion

GREEN BAY, WI—A "highly unusual environment" of fly ash, clay and bacteria bred the severe corrosion that sank part of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in 2013, officials announced.


XL Sprayer Sized for XL Projects

MINNEAPOLIS—Graco has introduced a sprayer with its largest air motor yet, for high-volume application of protective coatings to bridges, ships, water towers and other major projects.


Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.


Design Blamed in Fatal Bridge Collapses

RALEIGH, NC—Flaws in the design of several bridge girders led to the collapse of two pedestrian bridges under construction at Wake Technical Community College, investigators have concluded.


ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


Outlook: Construction to ‘Disappoint’

CHICAGO—The good news: Roads and bridges will see greater investment than other nonresidential sectors in the years ahead. The bad news: That's not saying much. And it will still be far less...


Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


In IL, They Nestle on a Trestle

URSA, IL—Whatever their economic status, Tom and Janelle Shaffer will never live on the other side of the tracks. That's because they live on top of them.


'Trolls' Nest Happily on their Bridge

URSA, IL—An old, out-of-use railroad bridge in a small Illinois town has become a cozy home for one couple.


Crane Operator Killed in Fall

NEW HAVEN, CT—A crane operator on a Connecticut road and bridge project has died after falling from his equipment.


Feds Suspend 13 in PennDOT Scandal

WASHINGTON, DC—Eleven individuals and two companies have been suspended, pending debarment, in the widening corruption scandal engulfing Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation. for the...


Bay Bridge Leaks Cause Blame Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO—The ongoing struggle to remove water seeping through parts of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has led to an exchange of finger-pointing between California engineers and th...


Optimizing Specs for Steel Structures

COPENHAGEN—There are many ways to decide on paint specification—and a high-stakes decision it is for large steel structures.


Bridge Painting, Blasting Cited Again

FALL RIVER, MA—Bridge painters and abrasive blasters on a Massachusetts project were exposed to 100-foot falls and high lead levels where they ate, changed and worked, federal investigators ...


13th Indictment in PennDOT Scandal

HARRISBURG, PA—A widening corruption scandal has now swept in the president of an engineering company accused of raking in more than $1 million in profits through illegal contracts with the ...


$3M Bridge Contract Up for Bid

TAMPA, FL—A bridge coating and cleaning job estimated at $3 million is open for bidding, the City of Tampa has announced.


Falling Concrete Kills Young Family

BONNEY LAKE, WA—A concrete barrier that fell from an overpass under construction has claimed the lives of a couple and their infant son.


OR Fixing Bad Bridge Pours

"There was a problem" on a $307 million bridge project in Oregon, but chunks of concrete are not falling off the span's brand-new column, officials say.


The Bot Will See Your Parking Deck Now

Inspecting acres of concrete for subtle signs of corrosion could soon get a whole lot easier, thanks to new technology being developed in Germany.


Robot Inspector Gets the Big Jobs Done

Bridge inspectors tasked with scrutinizing vast expanses of concrete for critical signs of corrosion could soon have the help of a high-tech assistant.


Suit: Work Went on Amid Drowning

"Nobody went in to the water to assist" two bridge construction workers who were tethered to a lift that ended up in the Brazos River, a new motion in a suit over the accident alleges.


Deadly Footbridge Ready to Reopen

Closed for nearly 15 years, a walkway high above a Spanish gorge will reopen to the public after a multimillion-dollar facelift.


Feds Urge New Controls in Paving Work

After a decade of research, federal health and safety officials have announced recommendations to curb exposure to respirable crystalline silica for workers involved in asphalt pavement mill...


Radar Sees Inside Bridge Damage

Ground Penetrating Radar could well be the next tool deployed to uncover inner bridge defects before they become disasters.


Audit: Base Bridge Inspections on Risk

Michigan bridge inspectors should spend more time inspecting structurally deficient spans, instead of checking thousands of bridges more often than necessary, state auditors have concluded.


Worker Killed in Fall from WA Bridge

A construction worker on Washington State's SR 520 floating bridge project has succumbed to injuries suffered in a 60-foot fall that ended on concrete.


Picturing Future of HD Drone Inspection

What if major bridges, highways, dams, power plants and other critical structures could be safely, minutely inspected in the minutes following a natural disaster?


Contractors Liable for Failed Decking

Three contractors will pay a total of $4.4 million to Multnomah County, OR, for a bridge redecking project that failed shortly after completion.


New WiFi Keeps Watch on Infrastructure

Multinational research in Europe has produced a new generation of cheap, wireless, early-warning sensors that could help head off infrastructure catastrophes, its developers say.


Leapin' Lizards: A Case for Maintenance

Maybe, just maybe, sausage sandwiches, giant lizards and a star-studded biopic promising "98 heart-pounding minutes of incremental maintenance" can accomplish what the politicians, public, l...


Coast Guard Can't Back $74M Bridge

Missing paperwork on a $74 million U.S. Coast Guard-funded upgrade to a railway bridge means that the project may have been mismanaged by millions of dollars, the federal government reports.


WA Sues Trucker in Bridge Collapse

Washington State officials are trying to recoup $17 million they spent to repair a bridge wrecked by a truck driver with an oversized load.


Copper to Clad London's New Garden

A massive public garden that will span the River Thames will sport a specially developed finish designed to keep the structure maintenance free for more than a century.


Bay Bridge Test Shows Signs of Cracking

Testing has revealed tiny cracks on one of hundreds of improperly grouted anchor rods that were left to soak in water on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, transportation officials say.


'Super-Strength' Skin Planned for Bridge

London's upcoming garden-turned-bridge will sport a specially developed copper-nickel alloy coating that will reportedly keep the structure maintenance-free for 120 years.


$5M Bridge Contract Awarded in FL

A $5,396,928 contract has been awarded to Coastal Marine Construction of Venice, FL, for rehabilitating the Stickney Point Bridge in Sarasota County, the Florida Department of Transportation...


eBook Brushes Up on Corrosion Coatings

An in-depth look at the rapidly advancing technologies for corrosion-control coatings is the focus of a free new eBook from JPCL.


Company Admits Error in Fatal Collapse

Ohio's largest general contractor has conceded that an "engineering mistake" in its bridge demolition plan may have contributed to a catastrophic collapse that killed one its foremen last mo...


Bridge Breakdown: Mapping the Best Fix

New 3D modeling technology could help engineers identify which parts of a bridge most urgently need repair, helping to alleviate a backlog of structurally deficient bridges, its developers s...


Bridge Collapse is 2nd for FL Road

A large section of a Jacksonville, FL, bridge has dropped into the river beneath it, marking the second time in three years that part of the roadway has become a large, gaping hole.


No Violations Cited in OR Bridge Death

Safety investigators are blaming human error, not the employer, in the death of a bridge worker last fall in Oregon.


Firm to Pay $1.3M in PennDOT Fraud

A Philadelphia-area engineering firm will pay more than $1.3 million to reimburse state and federal transportation agencies for losses due to fraud by the consultant's bridge inspectors.


Painter Tops Lead Cases with $287k Fine

After a dozen federal health and safety cases in 10 years, including a 14th citation for lead hazards, authorities are sending a Chicago painting contractor a six-figure message.


Road, Bridge Aid Tops DOT Budget Plan

Trying yet again to secure stable funding for the U.S.'s crumbling infrastructure network, the Obama Administration has proposed a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation plan overwhel...


Sen. Proposes $1T for Infrastructure

One of two independent U.S. Senators has proposed investing $1 trillion over five years in infrastructure, saying the plan would create 13 million living-wage jobs and make good on a long-ov...


Bridge Coating Firm Fined for Lead

A Florida-based industrial coatings contractor is facing $58,800 in federal fines after receiving 13 serious citations alleging excessive lead exposures during abrasive blasting.


Span Collapse Halts CA Project

A "full investigation" is underway into the massive collapse of a 150-foot-long viaduct under construction as part of an embattled freeway project in California.


MD Bay Bridge Painting Up for Bid

The Maryland Transportation Authority is seeking bids for painting the William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge over the Chesapeake Bay.


Worker Killed in OH Overpass Collapse

A construction worker has perished in the "catastrophic pancake collapse" of a Cincinnati overpass that was being prepared for demolition.


Transportation Gets New Web Resource

A new website with a plethora of ways for transportation officials to communicate and learn has been launched, industry representatives announced.


Report: Novel Design Bred Bridge Woes

Nearly 17 years ago, a room full of engineers, architects and seismologists—many with little or no bridge building experience—voted to use a novel self-anchored suspension span to replace th...


ODOT Cannons Keep Birds off Bridge

Oregon bridge crews are using propane-powered cannons to shoo birds from an interstate lift span—a non-lethal way to discourage starlings from roosting on the bridge.


Bids Sought for Bridge over Hudson River

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids for painting and steel repair on the historic Castleton Bridge over the Hudson River.


Report: Infrastructure Needs $163B

About $163 billion will be needed each year—for the next six years—to fix the aging U.S. surface transportation system, a new report calculates.


Painting JV Cleared; Suspension Lifted

The bird calmly stayed put—while the workers were there, and even after they left. And the one worker's lone fake card could have fooled anyone, especially in his stack of real ones.


2nd Span Collapses at NC College

Hours after a worker was killed in a bridge collapse at Wake Technical Community College, the same span in a similar bridge gave way there.


Cement Shortage Hits Midwest

Factors beyond their control have created a cement shortage that is now pushing back numerous projects across the Midwest, contractors say.


Cement Pinch Felt Throughout Midwest

Frozen lakes, increased oil demand and plant breakdowns are three of the reasons contractors throughout the Midwest say they are experiencing a cement shortage.


Bridge Collapse at College Kills Worker

A bridge pour for a new pedestrian bridge at a North Carolina community college went fatally awry when the center span collapsed, killing one worker and seriously injuring four others.


Safespan Awarded $5.25M in Patent Case

After nearly eight years, a leading U.S. manufacturer of bridge platforms and scaffolding has prevailed in a legal battle to protect two critical patents against an employee-turned-competito...


PA Awards 558-Bridge Project

And the winner of an $899 million design-build contract to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges in three years is... Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, comprised of the Plenary Group, The Walsh Gr...


WTC Contractor Indicted in $600M Fraud

A New York City steel contractor and its CEO have been charged with defrauding a federal minority set-aside program to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts on the World Trade ...


Meet Canada's Living, Breathing Bridge

Mother Nature is giving bridge coatings a run for their money in Canada, where an overpass now owes its aesthetic to plants, not paint.


Delaware Bridge Painting Out for Bid

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) is inviting bids for cleaning and coating the suspended span steel towers on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.


Students Tackle Corrosion in 2 Contests

NACE is challenging students to solve this country's corrosion problems, from bridges to defense systems, in a pair of competitions.


Icons from the Past Secure a Future

Two covered bridges—unique pieces of Americana—will live out their third century with some additional protection.


9 New Sites Added to Historic List

From the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of an arctic explorer, the nine recently designated national historic landmarks showcase the history and development of the ...


Bridge Engineer Impostor Fined

He avoided prison for his crimes, but a Pennsylvania contractor will have to muster up another $50,000 fine for forging approvals on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states, author...


New Water Issues Bedevil Bay Bridge

After spending millions on extensive testing, California officials have revealed a new round of corrosion issues plaguing the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


U.S. Suspends Contractors for DBE Fraud

Two New York construction companies and three people have been debarred from federally funded projects for three years following criminal convictions for a 17-year-long Disadvantaged Busines...


Truckers Ignore Emergency Bridge Limits

Rushing to act after an engineering analysis showed a busy bridge failing, New York State officials imposed emergency load limits on the span—only to have truckers ignore them.


Paris Battles Love for Bridge Control

Fed up with the romantic gesture that is weighing heavy on its bridges, Paris is making a new push to block its lovebirds from "Love Locking" the city’s historic spans.


From China, A Bridge Jump Too Far

One of the world's tallest bridges has just hosted a competition that most people would rather die than enter: seeing who could jump off of it the best. Seriously.


Bridge Engineer Impostor Sentenced

A Pennsylvania contractor who admitted forging the approval of unwitting engineers on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states has been sentenced to house arrest.


Unpermitted Work Shutters Bridge Site

A staging area for New York City’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project has been shut down after an environmental group reported construction underway without proper permitting.


Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.


Audit: FHWA Missing Rule Deadlines

As America's two-year transportation bill ticks toward expiration, the Federal Highway Administration is still years behind on implementing some of its required bridge safety and funding pro...


$28M Awarded for PA Bridge Painting

A $28 million contract for cleaning, painting and restoring a Pittsburgh bridge has been awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Fatal Crash Destroys 2 TN Bridges

Repairs are underway in Tennessee to remedy an interstate traffic nightmare after a gas truck exploded, killing the driver and destroying two bridges—one of which was brand new and almost co...


U.S. Bridge, Highway Contracts Slump

State and local government awards for highway and bridge work have declined by nearly 14 percent in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows.


Public Works of the Year Honored

Twenty-five public-works projects throughout North America are being hailed for their efficient planning and cooperative achievements.


Robot Busts Corrosion on Swiss Bridges

Hard-to-reach spots during bridge inspections are getting a little help from a wall- and ceiling-climbing robot.


Lighter Bridge Stretches its Wings

A new UK bridge boasts the same advanced composite materials as those used in aircraft, allowing the structure to resist weather and last longer without maintenance coating.


Roads, Bridges to Get $333.9M in Relief

Nearly 40 repair projects in 21 U.S. states will get emergency relief funds to address a backlog of maintenance, federal transportation officials say.


DuPont Accused in Bridge-Tipping Storage

Delaware officials are closing in on an answer to a $45 million question: Who is responsible for storing a massive amount of soil next to a busy interstate bridge, causing its piers to tilt?


Bridge Shaken, Not Stirred, in Mega Sim

A gigantic bridge model has survived a tremendous amount of seismic shaking—the equivalent of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake—without collapsing.


In LA, Guns for Infrastructure

Call it the modern equivalent of beating swords into plowshares: melting illegal weapons into materials for bridges and roads.


WV Bidding 3 Major Bridge Jobs

Two bridge coating contracts and one rehabilitation contract are all available for bidding from the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WV DOT).


Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge?

Oregon's Sellwood Bridge is almost 90 years old, weighs over 3,000 tons, and is chock full of lead paint, but it could all be yours—if the price is right.


Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...


Bridge Issues Raise Criminal Concerns

California transportation officials are in the hot seat over allegations of poor construction and whistleblower retaliation on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


BrIM Software Focuses on Steel

Bridge Information Modeling designed specifically for steel structures has a new option from Bentley Systems.


Steel Steals a Page from Bamboo

Unlikely as it seems, delicate bamboo has taught mighty steel a thing or two about strength and flexibility, researchers report.


New ‘Bamboo’ Steel Boasts Flex Appeal

Scientists have found a way to manipulate several kinds of metal to mirror the characteristics of bamboo, thus making it stronger and more flexible.


Catfish Stall Bridge Replacement Work

Work on a $5.8 million bridge project in Oklahoma has come to a standstill after a change in the bridge's design raised concern with federal officials.


New Charges in PennDOT Scandal

Two more contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have been indicted in a continuing state investigation into "massive and widespread theft, fraud, corruption, and money...


Feds Suspend Painting JV for Fraud

An industrial painting joint venture has been suspended from government contract work following charges of destroying protected nesting sites and hiding employment of undocumented workers on...


Congress OKs 11th-Hour Highway Bill

With backs to the wall and less than three hours to act, the U.S. Congress agreed Thursday night to put a 10-month, $10.8 billion Band-Aid on the near-empty federal fund that pays for highwa...


4M Pounds Zip into Place

Blink, and you might have missed the recent replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges.


Rural Roads Risking Lives, Livelihoods

“Significant deficiencies and high fatality rates” are exacting a deadly toll on rural U.S. roads and bridges, with crashes and death rates nearly three times higher than on all other roads,...


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


Worker Dies in MO Bridge Fall

An investigation is underway into the death of an electrician who fell from a bridge project in Kansas City, MO.


NTSB Lays Blame in Bridge Collapse

Poor route planning, insufficient signage, and cell-phone calls all led to a rig crash that took down Washington's Skagit River Bridge last year, federal investigators have concluded.


New Bridge Already Needs New Paint

Although well shy of its first birthday, the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge already needs to be repainted, according to a new report.


Heat Turns Yellowstone Road to ‘Soup’

A tourist route in Yellowstone National Park was ordered closed this month when the road's asphalt melted during a period of warmer-than-usual temperatures.


Company Cited After Two Fatalities

An Alabama construction company faces $54,500 in proposed penalties after two workers were killed in falls from an interstate bridge project in January.


Takeover Creates Materials Leader

The $2.7 billion merger of two producers of cement, concrete and aggregates has launched a new top dog in U.S. production of heavy building materials, the companies have announced.


Bridge Design Boasts Seismic Stability

Researchers say they have a new design for a bridge framework that will improve earthquake resistance and reduce damage.


Brazil Bridge Collapses, Kills 2

Two people have been killed and at least 22 injured in Brazil in the collapse of an overpass under construction onto a busy roadway.


Construction Materials Giants Merge

Martin Marietta Materials has become the largest U.S. producer of aggregates and heavy building materials, with the completion of its $2.7 billion takeover of Texas Industries, the companies...


Several Injured in Bridge Wall Collapse

A 25-foot section of decorative stone gave way from the Brooklyn Bridge's underpass Wednesday (July 2) night, injuring several people who were taking shelter from the heavy rains drenching N...


DOT Cuts Set as Highway Fund Fades

The U.S. transportation chickens are coming home to roost, carrying a plan to start cutting federal aid to every state—and soon.


Report: 6 Ways to Rebuild America

Fresh thinking, modern technology and, of course, money are the tools that could revive America's crumbling infrastructure, according to a new report.


Seattle Awards $2.8M Bridge Painting

A $2.88 million contract to clean and recoat structural steel on the 502-foot-long Fremont Bridge in Seattle has been awarded to Purcell Painting and Coatings of Tukwila, WA.


OSHA Poses $72K in Teen Worker’s Death

An international construction company is facing $72,000 in proposed penalties and numerous violations in the death of a teenage worker who was crushed by an 1,800-pound bridge panel.


Bridge Bot Honored for Innovation

U.S. engineers are toasting an innovative robotic bridge inspection tool for its impact on the future of assessing structural health.


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


DE Discovers Bridge Storage Issues

Cars, dirt and even military vehicles are being stored under major bridges in Delaware—conditions similar to those recently found near damaged supports of an interstate span that had to be c...


Concrete Disbonds on New ‘Stan Span’

A four-month-old, $667 million bridge over the Mississippi River has already undergone repairs, after several areas failed to bond to the deck panel.


Paris Bridge is for Too Many Lovers

Police evacuated a Paris footbridge Sunday (June 8) after a section of railing collapsed under the weight of padlocks left behind by love-struck tourists.


Audit Finds Skipped Bridge Inspections

The agency that oversees several New York City bridges failed to perform 47 inspections on structures that were already identified as potentially hazardous, a state audit claims.


Tilting Piers Close Interstate Bridge

A Delaware bridge that carries part of a major East Coast transportation artery has been closed indefinitely after several columns shifted nearly two feet out alignment.


Two Killed on CA Bridge Project

Two construction workers fell 80 feet to their death when their crane-hoisted basket broke free Friday (May 30) on a bridge project outside of Sacramento, CA.


Mural Goes Up Before Road Goes Down

A 62-foot section of a doomed double-deck highway in Seattle just got a bright yellow paint job, costing the city nearly $10,000 and leaving some locals scratching their heads.


Rejected NY Painting Contract Back On

A $4.7 million bridge painting contract rejected by New York State officials is back on, after the Department of Transportation said an independent monitor would watch over the contractor's ...


NYC Bridge Crews Loathe Love Locks

Hooking padlocks to the Brooklyn Bridge may be the latest romantic must for the lovestruck, but it’s become a big safety and corrosion headache for transportation officials.


$7M Bridge Painting Up for Bid

The Alabama Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the rehabilitation, cleaning, and recoating of the historic O’Neal Bridge.


New Bay Bridge Defect Spurs Concern

Steel rods that anchor the massive suspension cable on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have shifted since installation and are now too close to sharp plates inside the bridge, state...


Worker Killed in Overpass Collapse

A California demolition worker tethered to a railroad bridge was killed this weekend when “something came loose where it wasn’t supposed to” and the bridge collapsed onto a freeway, authorit...


Why Build a Bridge Too Far?

He was no engineer, but the kid who looked out over the Tappan Zee Bridge from his bedroom every day knew when something didn't make sense.


Bridge Workers Thwart Suicide Attempt

Two bridge mechanics in Portland, OR, are being credited with saving a young man’s life when they prevented him from jumping off a bridge.


Fire Collapses Bridge onto Interstate

A fire sparked by a blowtorch and fueled by strong winds has wiped out nearly two months of construction work on a $59 million California interstate project.


Bay Bridge Fixes Could Add Millions

Crucial components for the seismic stability of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge top a list of flaws that could add millions of dollars in maintenance to what is already the world's ...


Officials Probe SC Bridge Failure

Investigators in South Carolina were still puzzling Thursday (May 1) over the collapse of a 20-foot section of bridge that derailed railroad cars passing below it.


Starchitect Nets $500K for Unused Ideas

A famous architect was paid a half-million dollars for unsolicited design ideas for two large bridge projects, a new report says.


DOT Budget Bill Aims to ‘Grow America’

“Transformative transportation projects” that will save bridges, strengthen roads, extend rail, stabilize funding, improve safety, and employ millions of Americans are the promise of a $302 ...


$500K Paid for Unwanted Bridge Designs

A famous architect was paid a half-million dollars for unsolicited design ideas for two large bridge projects, a new report says.


$28M Awarded for Bridge Painting

A $28,638,941 contract has been awarded to Certified Coatings Co. of Fairfield, CA, for cleaning and painting operations on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the California Department of Trans...


Report: 63K Bridges Await Federal Fix

At least 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally compromised, including hundreds on heavily traveled urban interstate highways, a new report says.


Illinois Bridge Goes AWOL

He doesn’t know where, when, why, how or by whom, but Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen is sure of one thing.


OH River Bridge Slides into History

It traveled only 55 feet, but the journey of a half-mile steel truss from its temporary piers to permanent ones has earned the Milton-Madison Bridge a place in bridge-building history.


Honored Steel Bridges Show their Mettle

The engineering marvel that is the steel bridge—short or long, vehicular or pedestrian, venerable or brand new—showed an array of winning faces in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition, a...


$3M+ Bridge Painting Up for Bid

The City of Seattle is seeking bids for coatings work on the Fremont Bridge—a contract estimated at $3.3 million to $3.7 million.


Corrosion Reported on New Bay Bridge

Cable sections supporting the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are showing signs of corrosion seven months after the bridge opened to traffic, an investigation by The Sacrame...


Audit Bashes Louisiana Bridge Checks

Louisiana’s nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges aren’t getting the attention they deserve because of neglected inspections and billions in backlogged maintenance, state auditors have...


Rogue Barges to Cost Team $1M Monthly

One. Two. Three strikes, you’re out—out a million bucks a month, that is. That’s the warning to a construction team on a New York bridge project after its construction barges broke loose on ...


1 Contract: 5 Years, 500 New Bridges

Pennsylvania officials are inviting four teams to submit proposals for one contract to replace more than 500 bridges in less than five years.


Fashioning a Fix for Medieval Bridge

Bridges are the new black in Italy, where fashion-funded infrastructure projects are becoming a more common, if not controversial, way to boost cash-strapped public funds.


100-Foot Span Slides into Place

Progress on the new $103 million Milton-Madison Bridge project is sliding steadily forward—if, occasionally, in sideways fashion.


KTA’s Kline Hailed for Coatings Career

Eric Kline, executive vice president of KTA-Tator Inc., is being honored for his decades of contributions to advancing coatings technology for the structural steel industry.


Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.


Bids Sought for ‘Little Golden Gate’

Bids are being accepted to paint and rehabilitate a 746.5-foot-long suspension pedestrian bridge over the American River in Sacramento, CA.


Troubled Viaduct Develops New Cracks

New cracks discovered on a seismically unstable double-deck highway in Seattle warrant a closer look, transportation officials say.


Painter Perishes in Fall from Bridge

Federal safety authorities are investigating the death of a painter who fell 100 feet from a Louisiana bridge that was undergoing repair.


Public Voting on New Bridge Color

The 46-year-old Jimmie Davis Bridge is due for a new paint job, and the choice of hue has been put to Louisiana's citizens.


GC to Pay $126K in 2 Fatal Accidents

A Wisconsin general contractor has agreed to pay $126,000 in federal penalties to resolve safety citations following two fatal crane accidents in mid-2012.


Decrepit Bridge Refuses to Go Down

A 98-year-old bridge in Maine, said to be in imminent danger of falling, held its own against a round of explosives Thursday (Feb. 27).


Old Bay Bridge May Find New Purpose

While the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has had its share of problems, getting rid of the old structure should be a bit easier, if a novel repurposing idea pans out.


Maintenance, Highways Top DOT Bill

President Obama wants to put a $302 billion tourniquet on a federal transportation budget that is quickly bleeding itself dry and infuse new maintenance funds into aging infrastructure, the ...


Global Team Pursues Safer Structures

Mindful of a rash of recent structural failures worldwide, engineers from three countries are teaming up to develop a real-time monitoring system that could sense serious structural weakness...


House Plan Made of Old Bay Bridge

Pieces of the 77-year-old, 1.97-mile-long eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may be recycled to build a house.


3 Nations to Develop Structural Sensors

An international team of engineers will spend the next three years collaborating on a real-time monitoring system to sense potentially catastrophic structural weaknesses before they fail.


Bridge Worker Lands Feet First in Fall

Thiago Santos, 29, probably has eight lives left. He used the first one to land, cat like, on his feet after falling 25 feet from the landmark Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, NJ.


Bridge Snaps at Funeral, Killing 9

A one-year-old suspension bridge in Vietnam gave way during a funeral procession Monday (Feb. 24), killing nine people, injuring dozens, and spilling the coffin containing the body of a vill...


New Bay Bridge Span Leaking

Hundreds of leaks have sprouted in a supposedly watertight part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new span, and state transportation officials are trying to determine why.


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


Top Coating Projects of 2013 Honored

ORLANDO—Coatings projects dazzling, daring and dangerous joined industry leaders in the winners circle Monday (Feb. 10) as SSPC 2014 opened to a record crowd in Orlando, FL.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


Bay Bridge Inspectors Rebut Critics

Naysayers who challenged the integrity of officials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project skewed information to provide a misleading account, a new review contends.


Bids Invited to Paint WV River Bridge

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Lower Pleasant Street Bridge in Morgantown, WV.


Bridge Worker Killed on Stadium Project

One bridge worker drowned and another was serious injured when the man-lift to which they were tethered toppled from a floating dock and vanished into the Brazos River in Waco, TX, authoriti...


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


Highway Fund to Drain Before Your Eyes

The federal Highway Trust Fund will start bouncing checks in August, and taxpayers will have a front-row seat to watch the agency go broke.


14 States, 14 Paths for 2014

Where (if anywhere) does infrastructure fall on the radar of America’s governors this year? What are the states’ priorities, and how will they pay for them?


For Rival NFC Bridges, How Tweet It Is

Two West Coast bridges have taken to Twitter to root on their city’s teams in this weekend’s NFC championship playoff game, going “toll to toll” in a friendly battle of #bridgewars.


AIA Pitches Congress on Safety, Funding

Stronger bridges, safer structures, tighter buildings—and a funding mechanism to pay for them all—lead America's architectural agenda for 2014.


Prison, Massive Fines in Historic Fraud

Two former executives of a Pennsylvania bridge concrete manufacturer are headed to prison in what authorities call the largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise scam in U.S. history.


Broken Bridge to Cost $170M Extra

Design mistakes on a floating bridge megaproject in Washington State are sucking every last cent out of the project’s risk reserve fund, and the state says it will need an additional $170 mi...


Congress Gets Priority Punch List

Energy tax incentives, stronger building codes, and debt relief for students lead the architecture industry's legislative To Do list this year.


Probe of 2 Bridge Deaths Underway

Work is expected to resume this week on an Alabama overpass construction project as investigations continue into the deaths of two workers last week.


Emails Paint Traffic Jam as Revenge

Are deliberate traffic jams on busy public bridges the newest political dirty trick? That's the email-fueled accusation that kept New Jersey's popular governor on the hot seat for two hours ...


$22M Bridge Painting Project Awarded

A $21,874,935 contract for the second phase of painting on the Huey P. Long Bridge has been awarded to Abhe and Svoboda of Prior Lake, MN, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Deve...


Woman Crushed in Steel Bridge Mishap

Authorities are investigating how an open Boston drawbridge came to crush a mother of two as she stood on it last week.


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


Bridge, Tunnel Work Top 2014 Outlook

The new year should ring in increased spending on transportation infrastructure, including “record levels” of bridge and tunnel construction spending, a new analysis says.


Report Assails Bay Bridge Assurances

A chorus of safety concerns by independent engineers has rapidly drowned out the fanfare over the recent opening of the new $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Electricity Jolts Corrosion Research

Researchers have made a shocking discovery about bridge corrosion: Electricity may be able to detect rusting reinforcing steel.


U.S. Violators Reap U.S. Contracts

Major wage and safety law violations involving millions of U.S. workers are not preventing their employers from reaping billions of dollars in federal contracts, according to a new study rel...


Worker Fatally Crushed by Steel Beam

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a Massachusetts bridge steel fabricating and coating plant who was killed this week by a 12,000-pound steel beam.


Bridge Paint Hazards Draw $110k Fine

An Illinois railroad faces $110,500 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing workers to lead-paint hazards during bridge demolition work in Chicago.


New Bridge Inspection Guide Released

The nation’s leading highway and transportation organization has published a new technical guide for agencies that perform element-level bridge inspections.


Feds: Lead Risk for Painters Persists

Lead exposure on the job remains a significant health threat in painting and blasting, despite decades of improvement among other occupations and the general public, a new federal study repo...


CDC Finds High Lead Levels in Painters

Lead is not dead as a threat to painters, and occupational exposures are still putting that profession at elevated risk, despite decades of improvement elsewhere, a new federal study reports...


Bridge Corrosion Closes MN Highway

A Minnesota interstate has been shut down after corrosion ate away at a bridge support, reportedly to the point that inspectors could see right through it.


Bridge Marvel Wins Engineering Award

China’s Taizhou Bridge—the world’s longest double-span suspension bridge—has taken top honors from the world's leading structural engineering organization.


Critter Bridges Drive Taxpayers Batty

Q: Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? A: He was holding out for his own bridge. And who can blame him, when the public is shelling out right and left to safeguard his furry road-crossing...


Bridge’s 9-Year Paint Job Complete

After nine years and $56 million, the Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Washington and Oregon finally has a new paint job.


OSHA: Cable Ignored Before Collapse

A Nashville contractor declined to replace a damaged cable on a crane before it collapsed, despite daily inspections showing replacement was needed, federal authorities say.


NY Dismissed from Bridge Painter’s Suit

The City of New York has been released from a multi-defendant lawsuit by a former bridge painter who alleges that his years on the job caused his lung cancer.


Boston Bridge Replaced in One Weekend

A bridge replacement project outside of Boston that normally would have taken close to three years to complete was done in less than three days, state transportation officials announced.


Bids Invited for 5.5-Mile CA Bridge

Estimated at almost $50 million, the California Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the painting of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.


Rig Knocks Bridge onto TX Interstate

As if fixing failing bridges isn't costly enough, Texas must now replace a bridge that was in "very good condition"—until, that is, a tractor trailer knocked it down.


Teen Worker Falls from MN I-90 Bridge

A 19-year-old construction worker has been critically injured in a 45-foot fall from a $187.5 million bridge construction project into a cofferdam, authorities say.


Low Bidders Sue MnDOT over Award

The losing bidders for a $100 million interstate highway construction project in Minnesota have asked the state's Court of Appeals to review the bidding process for the award, which went to ...


Oregon DOT Sued over Bridge Deal

A structural fabricator has sued the Oregon Department of Transportation, alleging the company got a raw deal in a mitigation agreement meant to compensate it for negative impacts of the pro...


Bridge Deck Defects Spark Legal Storm

A bridge deck in Oregon is coming apart just a year after completion, triggering a coast-to-coast legal showdown over who is to blame.


KY Signs Safety Plan with Bridge GC

Kentucky officials have announced an agreement with general contractor Walsh Construction Co. to step up worker safety on the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, but Indiana—Kentucky's ...


Corrosion Blamed for Drooping Bridge

Corrosion caused a concrete pier on a Green Bay bridge to sink two feet, leaving a 400-foot section of the structure sagging across all lanes, Wisconsin officials have determined.


Bids Invited for $5M+ Bridge Painting

The Maryland Transportation Authority is seeking contractors with SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certification to clean and paint the Francis Scott Key Bridge over Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD.


Sudden Sagging Closes WI Bridge

Wisconsin officials have closed a four-lane state bridge indefinitely after a 400-foot section of the structure abruptly dropped about two feet overnight.


Electrocuted Painter’s Widow Gets $3.2M

The family of a painter who was fatally electrocuted while working on a bridge will receive a $3.2 million settlement from utility company Commonwealth Edison, attorneys announced.


Urethane Made for Weather Protection

Sports complexes, schools and public buildings that take a pounding from the elements have a new coating option from Sherwin-Williams.


New Finish Made for Extreme Weather

Sherwin-Williams has announced a new fluoropolymer urethane coating for structures that require extreme weather durability.


Collapsed Span Reopens Early

Built in 66 days and installed in 19 hours, the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Washington State has reopened to traffic—and the entire process can be viewed in just under 90 seconds.


Manufacturers Flag Infrastructure Woes

Calling the deterioration of America's infrastructure a "legacy of past investments," U.S. manufacturers are warning that declining transportation networks will weaken the nation's global co...


Painter Injured on DE Bridge Project

A painter was injured in a fall from a Delaware bridge over the weekend, but details about the fall—particularly the distance—remain unclear.


Modern Service Bridges Ancient Fears

Friday the 13th sparks all kinds of fears—and, not surprisingly, people ready to profit from them.


CA Engineer Pleads Guilty in Smuggling

A former Bay Bridge engineer has admitted trying to smuggle U.S. defense circuitry onto a ship registered to a Chinese manufacturer that supplied steel for the new bridge.


Disgraced Firm Fined $1M in Donor Scam

With its former leaders indicted or in prison, its coffers empty, and its assets sold, a once-powerful New Jersey engineering firm will complete its fall from grace with a $1 million fine fo...


$4.7M Awarded for PA Bridge Rehab

A Pennsylvania painting contractor has received a $4.7 million contract to rehabilitate the 81-year-old Citizens Bridge in Kittanning, PA.


Corruption to Cost Engineering Firm $1M

A once-powerful, now-ruined New Jersey engineering firm with a major portfolio of public and commercial projects will pay $1 million to settle criminal charges that it illegally funneled hun...


New Bay Bridge Trolls for Next Steps

After 24 years, millions of manhours, and billions of dollars expended to get new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge open today, just one question remained: What about the troll?


Roofer, Construction Deaths on the Rise

Deaths of roofers have reached a five-year high in the United States, despite significant overall improvement in the nation's workplace death toll, new federal figures show.


Bridge Inspector Electrocuted in NY

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a bridge inspector who was electrocuted while working on a steel railroad bridge Monday (Aug. 26) in New York.


PA Limits Weight on 1,000 Bridges

Struggling to manage the third-largest number of structurally deficient bridges in the nation, Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation has announced plans to impose new "risk-based weigh...


Construction Deaths Defy Declining Toll

U.S. construction deaths are back on the rise, even as the overall workplace death toll drops to one of its best records in a generation, the federal government reports.


Broken Bridges Are an India Hotspot

Man-made infrastructure marvels often attract tourist attention in countries all over the world, but in India, busted concrete piers are drawing crowds to areas usually only populated by fis...


Audits Target FHWA’s Bridge Programs

Bridge safety across the United States is getting renewed federal attention with a series of audits aimed at examining the Federal Highway Administration’s management of measures to ensure b...


CA Mulls $20M Bridge Contractor Bonus

A temporary fix has the on-again, off-again opening of California’s Bay Bridge back on, but bridge officials question whether the contractor implicated in the delays should now receive a $20...


NACE Offers Free Bridge Corrosion Paper

A white paper on how and why highway bridges corrode, along with solutions for low-cost control methods, is now available for free download from NACE International.


Public Works Construction Growing

Despite a slow economy, the new-construction market is expected to see a slight recovery in 2013, aided by modest growth from large bridge and public works projects, a midyear analysis shows...