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FL Solar Community Weathers Hurricane Ian

A 100% solar-powered community north of Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly retained power and faced minimal damage when Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state at the end of last mo...


Contract Awarded for DE Bridge Painting Project

The Delaware Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $7,858,816.45 for painting and rehabilitation to 16 bridge structures along State Route 1 in Kent County, De...


Concrete Pouring Begins for Fern Hollow Bridge

On Friday (Sept. 30), crews began pumping concrete to create the deck of the new Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh. The original bridge collapsed at the beginning of the year and, thanks to e...


FDOT Provides Pensacola Bay Bridge Update

The Florida Department of Transportation has recently announced that “major work” has been completed on the Pensacola Bay Bridge project, with the concrete bridge decks reaching about 86% co...


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

ToughGuard High Performance Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with aviation marketing company ABCI to launch a new website for its paint protection products.


AkzoNobel Aerospace Unveils VR Training System

At the National Business Aviation Association event next month, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings plans to launch a new virtual reality training for painting aircraft.


Australian Bridge Repairs Near Completion

Officials in Port Macquarie-Hastings, Australia, have announced that work on the Rawdon Island Bridge has reached its final stages, after underwater inspections found damaged piles last year...


PA Bridge Closure Could Strand Local Park

City officials in Easton, Pennsylvania, are concerned that a local island park will become inaccessible as they search for funding for bridge repairs.


Repaired West Seattle Bridge Reopens to Traffic

After being closed for two and half years for repairs, the Seattle Department of Transportation reopened the West Seattle Bridge to the public earlier this month.


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

Australian company Tarmac Linemarking completed a trial run of its photoluminescent line markings earlier this year, with the “glow-in-the-dark” highway lines recently going viral online.


PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,842,050.83 for rehabilitation of the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to Swank Construction Co., of N...


AASHTO Reveals Transportation Finalists

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently named 12 finalists for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition.


Transportation Projects Awarded $1.5B Funding

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that 26 projects have been awarded a total of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competi...


Structural Concerns Outlined in UK Safety Report

An experienced chartered engineer in the United Kingdom shared concerns late last month regarding several structural designs of recent buildings.


MO City Applying for Bridge Preservation Grant

After several failed attempts to fund the project, the City of Springfield, Missouri, is applying for a $5.6 million federal grant to repair the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.


University Develops New Ice-Shedding Coating

Researchers from the University of Houston have recently announced that its new sprayable ice-shedding material is 100 times stronger than other coatings.


DOT Awards 166 Infrastructure Project Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that more $2.2 billion has been awarded from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program ...


FDOT Delays Royal Park Bridge Painting Project

After receiving a delay request from the town of Palm Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has postponed painting the Royal Park Bridge until next year.


Hudson River Tunnel Costs Up, Project Delayed

The Gateway Development Commission has announced that the construction of the new Hudson River Tunnel, a part of the larger Gateway infrastructure project, has been delayed amid increased co...


SPMTs Lift New MI Bridge to Install Onsite

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to move a five-million-pound bridge that was constructed offsite into position.


Harbor Bridge Contractor Submits Design Fix

Weeks after being issued a notice of default by the Texas Department of Transportation, the contractor working on the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has outlined potential solutions...


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


Report: UT Ranks Best Highway Bridge Conditions

According to a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration, Utah has the lowest percentage of bridges on the National Highway System classified in “poor” condition out of all 50 st...


Biden Appoints Infrastructure Advisory Council

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his appointment selections for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.


Milwaukee Unveils Paint the Pavement Program

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works recently introduced its Paint the Pavement program to transform city streets and sidewalks while creating a sense of community.


NY Truss Bridge Closed for Painting, Repairs

The New York State Department of Transportation has reportedly closed the Armitage Road bridge in Seneca County for a repainting and repair project.


FERC Recommends Removing Klamath River Dam

At the end of last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Klamath River Renewal Project.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


PLA Signed for MD Purple Line Construction

Full-scale construction on the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland is set to resume next month, after a new project labor agreement was signed by hundreds of cons...


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


AU Bridge Designed for Flood-Proof Museum

Architects in Australia drew inspiration from rural trestle bridges to develop a museum that can blend in with the landscape and protect it from flooding in the area.


Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.


Air Canada Freighter Fleet Unveils New Livery

Canadian flag carrier Air Canada unveiled a fresh look for its freighter fleet this month, with the first newly painted aircraft rolling out of the paint shop.


$310M Awarded to Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced recipient projects for $309.8 million in funding from the bipartisan...


Bidding Open for WI Bridge Rehabilitation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Leo Frigo Bridge.


Board Approves CA High-Speed Rail Extension

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors approved contracts earlier this month to extend the 171-mile high-speed rail project that will ultimately connect the Bay Area and...


NY Union Seeking Steel, Bridge Painter Apprentices

District Council 9, a chapter of the International Painters and Allied Trades Union, is conducting recruitment in the coming weeks for structural steel and bridge painter apprentices.


Timber Bridges Closed in Norway After Collapse

Last week, a Norwegian laminated timber bridge built to last a century collapsed into the river below just 10 years after it was completed.


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Inflation Affecting WI Rising Construction Costs

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson recently spoke with reporters about how inflation is affecting the construction industry, including increased bid costs.


TxDOT Cites Safety Concerns for Harbor Bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced it was working with the developer of the new Harbor Bridge to address design safety concerns after suspending the project last month...


New Soo Lock Phase 1 Substantially Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that the new lock at the Soo in Michigan has substantially completed its first phase of construction.


New Drone Infrastructure Inspection Bill Introduced

Earlier this month, several U.S. Senators introduced companion legislation to the bipartisan Drone Infrastructure Inspection Act that was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructur...


US Army Improving IRB Floating Bridge System

Last month, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center announced it was testing high military load capacity vehicle weight limits of the Improved Ribbon Bridge, or the IRB.


MA Governor Signs $11.4B Infrastructure Bill

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an almost $11.4 billion bill to approve bond authorizations for infrastructure projects in the state.


Officials Break Ground for Portal North Bridge

For the third time in the project’s history, officials broke ground for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge.


Proposal Aids San Diego Infrastructure Projects

A proposed package of reforms to streamline infrastructure projects in San Diego would help speed up construction and lower costs if approved by the city council this fall.


Bidding Open for OR Bridge Rehabilitation

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the existing spans and rail track on the Vaughn Viaduct Bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


FHWA Unveils $7.3B PROTECT Formula Program

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a first-of-its-kind infrastructure program to help states prepare for and respond t...


Cortec-Coated Croatian Bridge Opens to Traffic

Last week, the Peljesac Bridge officially opened in Croatia, marking the largest ever EU infrastructure investment in the country.


Work Ongoing for Pittsburgh Bridge Replacement

Last week, two of the first beams for the Fern Hollow Bridge replacement project were delivered in Pittsburgh, with hopes that the project will be completed by the end of the year.


IL Bridge Rehab Project Still Unable to Find Bids

Last month, Riverside Township officials reported that its third attempt to receive bids for a bridge rehabilitation project was unsuccessful.


PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


TxDOT Suspends Work on Harbor Bridge Span

The Texas Department of Transportation recently halted construction on the new Harbor Bridge span in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to safety concerns.


Pittsburgh Approves Contract to Assess Bridges

On Tuesday (July 19), the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a $1.5 million, two-year contract to inspect and evaluate all 150 city-owned bridges.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Work Begins for Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria

International infrastructure firm Webuild recently announced that work has officially begun on one of the biggest sections of the Brenner Base Tunnel, which is expected to become the world’s...


Dutch Bridge Won’t Be Dismantled for Yacht

According to reports, Rotterdam city officials have announced that the maker of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ yacht has retracted its request to dismantle a historic bridge to allow passage for...


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


CA High-Speed Rail Hits Construction Milestone

The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that crews have placed the final precast girder for the Central Valley portion of the $113 billion high-speed rail line from San F...


Trial Begins 4 Years After Genoa Bridge Collapse

The trial for 59 people accused of manslaughter and other charges in the 2018 collapse of Italy’s Genoa Morandi Bridge began last week before adjourning for the summer.


Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge Opens to Public

Last week, the Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles opened to the public after completing six years of construction, becoming the largest bridge project in the city’s history.


Army Corps Seeking Bids for VA Bridge Repaint

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, requires a contract to clean and repaint girders and support members on the John H. Kerr Spillway Bridge located in Boydton, Virginia.


Coalition Calls for ‘Buy America’ Waiver Extension

Nearly 50 transportation groups have asked the White House to extend the waiver for the new Buy America, Build America Act requirements for construction materials included in the bipartisan ...


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


NY, NJ Sign Gateway Project Cost Agreement

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a funding agreement to split the cost for the Hudson Tunnel and Portal North Bridge projects, advancing t...


FAA to Award $1B for Airport Improvements

In a release published last week, the White House announced that nearly $1 billion in funding provided by President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law would be awarded to airports for...


MI Starting New ‘Rebuilding Our Bridges’ Projects

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced three major bridge repair projects starting in July as part of the state’s “Rebuilding Our Bridges” program.


Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Construction

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has awarded the $1.068 billion contract to construct the new lock for the Soo in Michigan, which is expected to begin this summe...


$26.7M Bon Air Replacement Bridge Completed

At the end of last month, the City of Larkspur in California marked the completion of the $26.7 million Bon Air Bridge replacement after over decade of planning and several years of construc...


NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.


Bids Wanted for Underground Tunnel Waterproofing

Dane County is seeking contractors to perform underground tunnel waterproofing and concrete repairs on a steam tunnel in Madison, Wisconsin.


Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 bi...


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

According to recent reports, Airbus is engaged in talks with Qatar Airways to resolve a dispute of paint degradation, just days after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency defended its s...


OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.


White House Scraps Air Force One Paint Plan

A White House administration official told reporters that a proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump has been nixed after a new study showed it could drive up ...


Las Vegas City Council Approves Loop System

Last week, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved The Boring Company’s application to expand the Vegas Loop into downtown Las Vegas.


Ongoing Inflation Impacting Infrastructure Projects

Rising costs for materials are continuing to impact infrastructure projects across the United States, shrinking the effect of the bipartisan infrastructure law with officials scaling back, d...


EPA Declares $6.5B in Water Infrastructure Funds

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding available for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program and the State Infrast...


Street Collapses Near Gordie Howe Bridge

Earlier this month, a section of a street in Detroit near the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge collapsed while crews were conducting piling in the area as part of the bri...


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


Applications Open for Competitive Bridge Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has opened a call for applications for the competitive Bridge Investment Program established under the bipartisan infrastru...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


AWWA Annual Conference Comes to a Close

The American Water Works Association wrapped its 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, or ACE22, earlier this week in San Antonio.


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Rising Costs Affecting MA Infrastructure Projects

Several public projects in New England are experiencing cost increases due to inflation, with some projects doubling or tripling in cost compared to original estimates.


Bids Wanted for Pittsburgh Bridge Preservation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform preservation services to the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.


University of Florida Wins Steel Bridge Competition

The University of Florida recently won first place at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition with their design for a hypothetical wildlife crossing i...


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


Longest Steel Bridge in India Opens to Public

Earlier this week, the longest steel bridge in India officially opened to the public after a five-year rehabilitation project was completed.


MI Directive Speeds Up Infrastructure Permitting

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to streamline the state’s permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or mor...


RI Bridge Using ARPA Funds for Repaint

A historic railroad trestle bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island, will be receiving a fresh coat of paint thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.


DOT Seeking University Research Applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it is seeking applications for its University Transportation Centers program, which provides grants for research, workforce deve...


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


PennDOT: Inflation Could Limit Infrastructure Funding

According to recent reports, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have expressed concern that inflation and material shortages will limit the impact and benefits of f...


West Seattle Bridge Completes Concrete Pouring

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced at the end of last month that the structural concrete pouring inside the West Seattle Bridge has been completed, marking another project mi...


Soo Locks Project Cost Estimates Skyrocket

New estimates for the Soo Locks project in Michigan were released at the end of last month, revealing the project could cost double or triple the original estimated cost.


ESA Testing Antimicrobial Coating on ISS

The European Space Agency recently announced that it is studying materials for self-cleaning antimicrobial coatings to protect both astronauts and materials on the International Space Statio...


Contractors Wanted for PA Bridge Replacement

The Township of Lathrop is seeking contractors for the removal and replacement of the Wright Road Bridge located in Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania.


DOT Issues Waiver for US Materials Mandate

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest waiver regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards.


Workers Protest Purple Line Labor Agreement

While major construction is anticipated to resume this August for the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland, workers were recently seen protesting over a promised p...


Report: Collapsed PA Bridge ‘Severely' Decayed

According to reports, a newly released inspection document revealed that the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh had “major decay” prior to its collapse in January, including exposed rebar, cor...


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


WH, Agencies Partner for Infrastructure Programs

Last week, the White House announced that it is partnering with philanthropic, labor and nonprofit organizations to make it easier for smaller cities and counties to apply for funding under ...


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White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...


Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infras...


China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

According to reports, China is preparing to build a hydropower dam by 2024 using an artificial intelligence system, robots and 3D printing.


Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Rehabilitation

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $507,364 to Elite Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for rehabilitation of the Gormania Br...


Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened last week at the Dolní Morava Mountain Resort in the Czech Republic.


TN Charging Contractor for Construction Delays

According to reports, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be charging a contractor $1,000 for every day a long-overdue construction project on I-75 takes to complete.


$240M Water Infrastructure Funding Announced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a $240.4 million investment from the bipartisan infrastructure law for significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways a...


Corrosion Under Coating Shuts Down OH Bridge

A bridge in Brooklyn, Ohio, was shut down earlier this week when inspectors found corrosion under the beams coated with fire protection.


Judge Denies Qatar Request in Airbus Dispute

In the ongoing legal saga between Qatar Airways and Airbus over paint defects and contracts, a British judge recently denied Qatar’s request to reinstate a jet contract canceled by the plane...


MO Announces Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation recently presented its draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the largest infrastructure improvement plan that it has ever created.


Investigation, Replacement Ongoing for PA Bridge

Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board released an update on its investigation into the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, as the first concrete pours fo...


Design Revealed for New FIU Pedestrian Bridge

At the beginning of the month, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled new design plans for the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, more than four years after the i...


Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


IA Bridges Reopen After Contractor Error

Earlier this week, Des Moines, Iowa, officials announced that they would be reopening two bridges after they were shut down last month due to a contractor error, which resulted in the accide...


Airline Unveils Striped Vacation-Inspired Livery

German leisure airline Condor recently released the designs for its new brand identity, including striped plane livery in five colors inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs.


Scientists Create Seashell-Inspired Protective Coating

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories recently announced that they have developed an environmentally friendly coating inspired by seashells to protect materials in hostile environmen...


Material Shortages, Costs Affecting TX Projects

According to recent reports, Texas Department of Transportation road infrastructure projects are being impacted by construction material shortages and cost increases, causing delays and driv...


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Skagit County is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of the Upper Finney Creek Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington.


PPG Building Aerospace Application Support Center

Late last month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it plans to invest $17 million to build an aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


EPA Issues Water Infrastructure Funding Memo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a memorandum for $43 billion in water infrastructure through the bipartisan infrastructure law to deliver clean water and replace lea...


IL Water Supplier Project Nears Completion

A critical infrastructure project in the Village of Homewood, Illinois, which involved water line installation to transition water suppliers for the area, is reportedly nearing completion.


Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


Pensacola Bridge Finalizes Pile Driving Operations

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last month that construction crews working on the Pensacola Bay Bridge have reached a major milestone with the completion of pile driving f...


Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...


Study: Painting Asphalt Art Makes Roads Safer

According to a recent study conducted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, city streets are reportedly safer for pedestrians when the asphalt roadways are painted with art, reducing the rate of car ...


Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets DOI Approval

According to recent reports, the U.S. Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have given their support for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath Rive...


US Iron, Steel Mandated for Infrastructure Projects

In an order issued last week, the Biden Administration announced that projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law will be required to use only iron and steel produced in the United ...


DOT Announces Infrastructure Emissions Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, created under the bipartisan infrastructure law.


DOT Providing $1.76B Loan for Purple Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that its Build America Bureau has provided up to a $1.76 billion low-interest loan for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in ...


Bids Wanted for VA Tunnel Rehabilitation

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Rosslyn Tunnel facility on I-66 in Arlington, Virginia.


Concrete Work Begins for West Seattle Bridge

Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it would begin pouring structural concrete for repairs on the West Seattle Bridge, signally another step closer to completi...


FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Changes

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order approving changes proposed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project, including how the pipeline will cross 183 waterbodies a...


NJ Bridge Construction Gets Notice to Proceed

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Transit announced earlier this month that it has issued the “Notice to Proceed” with construction for the new Portal North Bridge.


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


China Planning $2.3T in Infrastructure Investments

According to recent reports, local governments in China have created lists of thousands of “major projects,” with a planned infrastructure investment amounting to at least 14.8 trillion yuan...


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


Researchers Create Bridge Load Rating Framework

A team of researchers from Iowa State University recently announced that it has been developing a framework to improve the efficiency, accuracy and efficacy of bridge load rating and permitt...


DHS Pushed for Critical Infrastructure Protection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging the Department of Homeland Security to take action to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


$2.7B Port Infrastructure Funding Announced

Late last month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that it will be investing more than $2.7 billion in funding to 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country, focuse...


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


Contractors Needed for IN Bridge Replacement

Monroe County is seeking contractors to perform replacement of the Dillman Road Bridge located in Bloomington, Indiana.


Qatar Claims Airbus Paint Defects Risk Fuel Tanks

As the court hearing between Qatar Airways and Airbus over A350 paint defects approaches, the airline now claims that the “defective” design of the aircraft poses a potential risk of the fue...


IL Approves Infrastructure Design-Build Legislation

Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to streamline infrastructure projects.


TIFIA Loan Approved for MD Bridge Replacement

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently approved a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the replacement of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memoria...


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Stuck FL Drawbridge Repairs to Take Weeks

A drawbridge in Delray Beach, Florida, has been stuck in the open position since the beginning of the month, and officials recently announced repairs could take six weeks or more to complete...


Construction Ongoing at Pittsburgh Terminal

Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Development Officer Paul Hoback has recently reported that crews are making headway on the Pittsburgh International Airport’s new, $1.3 billion lands...


Construction Begins on $400M Cruise Ship Terminal

Earlier this month, MSC Cruises broke ground on what is projected to be the largest cruise ship terminal in North America.


OECD Report Probes PFAS in Coatings

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in va...


Designs Revealed for $300M Santiago International Airport

In an emailed press release, international firm luis vidal + architects has recently revealed design concepts for the $300 million expansion of the Santiago International Airport in Dominica...


JPCL March Issue is Now Online

The March issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on rail tank car linings,...


Gordie Howe Towers Entering Next Stage

Officials for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recently announced that the bridge’s tower legs, or lower pylon, are at their full height, and the team is working to connect the p...


DOT Announces $2.9B for Infrastructure Grants

Earlier this week, Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $2.9 billion for competitive grants to improve U.S. transportation infrastructure as part of the Bipartisan...


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Rehabilitation

Kittitas County is seeking contractors to perform bridge truss rehabilitation on the Yakima River Bridge located in Thorp, Washington.


Bridge Replacement Program to Address Equity

The I-5 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program in Washington and Oregon is anticipated to not just replace the aging bridge and remedy travel concerns, but also be among the first infrastruct...


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


Aircraft Painted to Match Luxury Car

German paint manufacturer Mankiewicz Coating Solutions and aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist MAAS Aviation recently teamed up to paint a plane to match the owner’s Bentley.


World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens

Turkey’s 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the world’s longest midspan suspension bridge, is expected to host an official ceremony this week after opening to traffic on Feb. 26.


Improvements Needed on CO Interstate

The Colorado Department of Transportation is stressing the need for funding and repairs on Interstate 70 after a four-foot-wide pothole opened on the bridge’s deck and damaged several vehicl...


Biden Expected to Sign 2022 Spending Deal

Last week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2022, including $775 million for infrastructure funding from the bipa...


Investigation Probes into Minneapolis Condo Cracks

For several weeks, investigations led by Socotec Engineering Inc. have been taking place at the Cedar Isles Condominiums in south Minneapolis over cracks in the hallways and common areas bet...


PA Bridge Replacement Plans, Design Announced

On Tuesday (March 8), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced design and construction plans to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh after it collapsed in January.


WV Announces Interstate Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Highways recently announced that it has awarded a contract for a “massive” cleaning and painting project of interstate bridges and ramps in downtown Charlesto...


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehabilitation Projects

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform protective coating rehabilitation of six bridges throughout the Borough of Queens, New York.


NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...


Repairs Begin on ‘Serious’ Pittsburgh Bridge

The City of Pittsburgh recently closed the Centre Avenue Bridge, which is rated in “serious” condition, to complete minor repairs.


Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.


NASA Awards Universities for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and work...


Wind Blade Repurposed as Pedestrian Bridge

A research team recently announced that it has successfully installed a wind blade pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of repurposing hard to recycle turbine blades.


New Airline Announces Airbus Coating Defects

Earlier this week, the owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group, reported that it has experienced surface degradation on its Airbus A350 jets, similar to paint defects Qatar Ai...


GSA Announces Land Port Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. General Services Administration has recently announced major land port modernization and construction projects funded by the Biden Administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law.


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


Teknos Coating Norway Bridge Project

Coatings manufacturer Teknos recently announced that it has been chosen as the paint supplier for the Brevik Bridge maintenance project in Norway, with its products being used for the bridge...


CISA Releases New Cybersecurity Guidance

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has recently released new insight and advisories to protect critical assets amid cyberattacks on the Ukraine government and critical infr...


Airline Equips Fleet with AeroSHARK Tech

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that Swiss International Air Lines plans to equip its entire Boeing long-haul fleet with its AeroSHARK surface technology.


Roberto Clemente Bridge Closes for Rehab

Last week, city officials announced the closure of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh for almost two years to complete its $34.4 million renovation project.


MI Panel Approves Line 5 Tunnel Bidding Process

Last week, the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority approved Enbridge’s request to begin seeking proposals for the tunnel that will house the Line 5 pipeline.


Bids Wanted for Rail Bridge Rehab

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of steel members on three swing span rail bridges and approach spans located in Coos Bay, Oregon.


Coating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known for its unique orange color, which requires continuous coating work.


Contract Approved for MD Purple Line Project

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $3.43 billion contract last month to complete the Purple Line light-rail project, alongside a $3.44 billion long-term financial agreement for th...


Yacht Prompts Dutch Bridge Dismantle Request

Earlier this month, officials from the Netherlands confirmed that they have received a request to potentially dismantle parts of a local bridge to allow passage for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos...


Congress Urged to Release Infrastructure Funds

Several organizations have recently urged President Joe Biden and Congress to release federal funding, including appropriations from the bipartisan infrastructure law, in order to prevent pr...


Vegas Loop TBM Surfaces at First Station

Earlier this month, The Boring Company announced that its tunnel boring machine has surfaced near Resorts World in Las Vegas, setting up the next steps for the Vegas Loop’s first station.


Mississippi River Channel Entering Final Phase

According to reports, the project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel has hit a milestone as ships have started travelling through the channel with the newly dredged 48-foot draft s...


PA Bridge Collapse Preliminary Report Released

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary investigation findings for the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh.


MDOT Reinforcing Bridges with Carbon Fiber

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently announced that it is using carbon fiber to reinforce components in two bridges being constructed, with a goal of building bridges that last...


Contract Awarded for Roberto Clemente Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $34,477,777 to Mosites Construction Company of Pittsburgh for rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Robert...


Port Arthur Project Enters Construction Phase

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently announced that part of the $300 million project to raise the levee around Port Arthur in Texas has entered the construction phas...


White House Releases Infrastructure ‘Roadmap’

Earlier this week, the White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook that contains a comprehensive list of the more than 375 programs and available fu...


Airbus Cancels $6B Contract with Qatar Airways

Late last month, Airbus confirmed that it has canceled its $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways in the midst of an ongoing legal dispute regarding coating defects on its jets.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

JPCL is pleased to open the new year with its January 2022 issue, currently available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on concrete surface prepara...


NTSB Launches Investigation into PA Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Saturday (Jan. 29) that it has launched an investigation into the collapse of a bridge in Pittsburgh. The NTSB is planning to look at the f...


DOE Launches $20B Energy Grid Program

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of its “Building a Better Grid” Initiative to modernize the country’s national grid as party of the bipartisan infrastr...


Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh, Injures 10

Early Friday morning (Jan. 28), a bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed, injuring 10 people just hours before President Joe Biden was scheduled to visit the city to discuss infrastructure.


EPA Announces $688M in WIFIA Loan Awards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $688 million to help advance water infrastructure projects.


FTA Upgrades Rating for Gateway Tunnel Project

The Federal Transit Administration recently announced that it has upgraded the Hudson Tunnel project’s rating, clearing the final roadblock needed to receive federal funding.


$1M Grant Awarded for Road-Painting Robot

A robotic pavement-marking system developed in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to advance ongoing research.


Contractors Wanted for IL Bridge Projects

The DuPage County Forest Preservation District is seeking contractors to perform removal of two prefabricated bridges and restoration of a historic iron bow truss bridge located in Downers G...


$479M Funding Awarded for Soo Lock Project

The nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project has been fully funded thanks to additional funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, using $479 million of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ...


Study: Analyzing Cracks in Concrete Tunnel Linings

Researchers from China have recently proposed a new method for analyzing cracks in plain concrete linings using the double-K fracture criterion.


Canada Awards Funding for Coatings Research

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada awarded $24 million to Queen’s University to research and develop carbon-to-metal coatings to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.


$107M Infinity Bridge Opens in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority recently announced the opening of the Infinity Bridge, a key component of the almost $1.4 billion Al Shindagha Corridor Project.


Purple Line Completion Delayed, Over Budget

Maryland transit officials recently announced that the opening of the Purple Line light-rail project is delayed to 2026, and that costs needed to complete construction are over $1 billion th...


US Issues Russian Cyber Threat Warning

The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory last week warning of Russian cyber th...


NASA Testing University’s Coatings Research

Polymer coatings research conducted by the University of Idaho was recently launched and installed at the International Space Station, with hopes to minimize bacterial transmission.


USDOT Announces Bridge Formula Program

Last week, President Joe Biden announced a new program launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation targeting the replacement and repair of the nation’s bridges as part of the bipartisa...


LA Pipeline Corrosion Causes Oil Spill

A pipeline near New Orleans ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month after repairs needed to fix corrosion damage were delayed.


Qatar, Airbus Paint Defect Dispute Continues

Qatar Airways and Airbus have both taken legal action last month in the ongoing dispute over reports of coating defects on the company’s A350 jets.


New Robot Tunnels Through Hardest Rock

Underground utilities robotics company Petra announced last month that it has successfully completed a demonstration tunnel with a robot that can bore through the hardest rocks in the world....


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehab

The City of Salamanca is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in Salamanca, New York.


States Urged to Select Infrastructure Coordinators

Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, reached out to state leaders at the beginning of the month encouraging them to appoint their own infrastructure coordin...


Judge Rules Skanska Negligent in Pensacola Case

A federal judge found contractor and design-build team Skanska USA negligent last month in the case of when its construction barges broke lose from its Pensacola Bay Bridge project during Hu...


New Permits Granted for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Two water permits were approved last month for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, raising concerns over its impacts on the environment and sparking lawsuits.


MX Metro Collapse Inspection Finds More Cracks

Officials have announced that inspectors found 21 more cracks on an elevated subway line in Mexico City while investigating the metro collapse from May last year.


Police Locate Stolen OH Pedestrian Bridge

A 58-foot-long, 10-foot-wide and six-foot-high pedestrian bridge in Akron, Ohio, has been found after disappearing in November, but investigators are still unclear as to why it was stolen.


Glass City River Wall Mural Work Continues

A mural in Toledo, Ohio, is set to be the largest of its kind in the United States once completed, following weather delays and paint shortages.


LA Communities Connected by Modular Bridge

Global bridge engineering and supply company Acrow recently announced that it has installed a modular steel bridge to connect two Louisiana communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.


First Tornado Safety Building Standard Released

At the beginning of the month, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced the release of its newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 with the goal of better protecting infrastructure from tornado...


Contractors Wanted for WV Bridge Work

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform cleaning and painting of the Gormania Bridge located in Grant County, West Virginia.


White House Announces Lead Action Plan

The White House recently released its Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes and remediate lead pai...


Settlement Reached Over VT Bridge Allegations

The U.S Attorney General’s Office recently announced that it has reached a civil settlement with contractor J.A. McDonald, Inc. over allegations that it defectively built four bridges in Ver...


Sherwin-Williams Wins AMPP Structure Awards

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently awarded global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company and its project partners two 2020 Structure Awards.


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


Biden Names Infrastructure Bill Coordinators

Earlier this week, the White House announced that it has appointed two new advisors for the coordination of bipartisan infrastructure law.


EPA Invites Projects to Apply for WIFIA Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has invited 39 new projects to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans.


$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.


Brenner Base Tunnel Reaches Project Milestone

At the end of last month, international infrastructure firm Webuild Group announced that its tunnel boring machine, named “Serena,” has completed the exploratory tunnel for the Brenner Base ...


$700 Million Bonds Approved for Denver Airport

Last week, the Denver City Council approved $700 million in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects.


Ultrasonic Devices Protect Bats from Bridge Repairs

Researchers have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy ultrasonic deterrence devices at bridge construction sites in the hopes of reducing bat activity during r...


Cortec Coating Extends Croatian Bridge Lifespan

One of the largest infrastructure projects in Croatia was recently coated with corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation’s technology.


Bids Wanted for Multiple MD Bridges

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform the cleaning and painting of seven bridges throughout Anne Arundel County.


NY Gateway Tunnel Receives Final Permit

At the beginning of the month, officials for the Gateway Development Commission announced that the final permit for the Hudson Tunnel Project has been obtained.


West Seattle Bridge Final Phase on Track

The Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that the final phase of construction on the West Seattle Bridge has begun and the bridge is on sche...


NY Reveals Designs for Coastal Resiliency Project

New York City officials recently unveiled the designs for the Financial District-Seaport Climate Resilience Plan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.


Concerns Arise Over TX Power Grid Weatherizing

As winter approaches, Texas energy companies are gearing up weatherize their plants to prevent a repeat of this year’s blackouts.


Report: Paint Peeling, Cracking on Airbus Jets

Multiple airlines, most recently Qatar Airways, have reported coating problems and “early surface wear” with Airbus 350 jets.


I-74 River Bridge Construction Completed

The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Quad Cities officials recently announced that the new I-74 River Bridge is anticipated to open to traf...


USDOT Announces $1 Billion in RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants have been awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and E...


Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


Illinois Bridge Lacking Bids on Coating Work

The Riverside Board of Trustees in Illinois has had trouble getting bids for coating a rusting and flaking bridge this year.


Contractors Needed for Railroad Bridge Repair

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Clinch River Norfolk Southern Bridge located in Scott County, Virginia.


UK High-Speed Rail Viaduct Cuts Emissions

Officials for the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 project recently confirmed that it is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the railway’s Colne Valley Viaduct by 28.4%.


Navy Awards Contracts for Shipyard Infrastructure

The U.S. Navy recently announced it has awarded five construction contracts for its Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.


Remote Control Robots Developed to Prevent Falls

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology announced last month that they have developed remote controlled robots to prevent falls at construction site...


$3B Dam Funding Outlined in Infrastructure Bill

Of the $1.2 trillion included in the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, roughly $3 billion will go towards repairing, removing and retrofitting dams in the United States...


Advisor Selected to Implement Infrastructure Bill

The White House recently announced that President Joe Biden has named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as senior advisor responsible for the implementation of the bipartisan infrastru...


States Plan Cuts to Boost Lake Mead Levels

As water levels continue to decline, officials have announced they are developing a voluntary water cut costing $100 million to leave more water in southern Nevada’s Lake Mead.


Grant Awarded to Study Roads and Flooding

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have recently received a $1.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how coastal flooding impacts ro...


Canada Plans Carbon-Neutral Petrochemical Plant

Northern Petrochemical Corporation and the Municipal District of Greenview in Canada have recently announced they have signed a land sale agreement for construction of a $2.5 billion carbon-...


DC Silver Line Construction ‘Substantially’ Completed

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced earlier this month that the Metrorail Silver Line extension project has reached “substantial” completion and will begin testing.


Soybean Sealant Used on SD Roads

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council recently announced it has partnered with the City of Sioux Falls to treat roads with a soy-based concrete sealant.


Recycled Glass Bridges Win ACI Award

Last month, Canada’s Darwin Bridges won first place in the Infrastructure category of the American Concrete Institute’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.


Contract for Veterans Memorial Bridge Awarded

A contract in the amount of $7,496,014.10 has been made to Freyssinet, LLC of Sterling, Virginia by the West Virginia Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenvi...


Congress Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

After months of deliberation, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—on Friday (Nov. 5).


Plans Revealed for MX Metro Rebuild

Carlos Slim, Mexico business magnate and owner of Grupo Carso, recently reached an agreement with Mexico City officials to pay for the costs of rebuilding the subway line that collapsed in M...


MI Resort Skybridge Construction Underway

Construction for the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge has reportedly begun at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan.


Vegas Loop System Approved

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced that the Clark County Commission unanimously approved an agreement for The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop system.


Swiss Bridge Reuses Concrete

Researchers at the Ecole Technique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland recently unveiled a footbridge prototype using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated.


Congress Approves Project Stopgap Funding

Last week, Congress passed a second short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is now set to expire on Dec. 3.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the release of its ColorSurfaces Edition 17, “inspired by the changing role of the space in our lives.”


Explore Industry Topics in Latest JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full October issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual...


Bids Wanted for Chicago Rail Stations

The Chicago Transit Authority is accepting bids for the painting of 23 rail stations.


Wisconsin Offering Historic Bridges for Free

Three historic steel truss bridges near Lone Rock, Wisconsin, are currently available for relocation, rehabilitation and preservation by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation—free of ch...


Last Trial for FIU Bridge Collapse Scheduled

The trial for the last remaining lawsuit for the Florida International University bridge collapse in 2018 has reportedly been scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022.


Contractors Wanted for CA Bridge Replacement

The City of Petaluma in California is seeking contractors to replace the First and F Street Bridges.


Proposal Aims to Restore NEPA Regulations

The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced this month that it plans to reinstate federal regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding environmental reviews ...


3D-Printing Tech Offers Material Reduction

A first-of-its kind 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy, and “establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular b...


$1.5B Contract Awarded for NJ Bridge Replacement

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Transit Board has approved a $1.5 billion contract to replace the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River.


Wildlife Bridge to Break Ground in 2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects to break ground in January 2022 for California’s wildlife overpass, which will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Mounta...


SPMT Cantilever Solution Used on Rail Bridge

Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet has developed a unique cantilever setup on self-propelled modular transporters to set bridge girders quickly and safely.


Prior Pipeline Damage Caused CA Oil Spill

Coast Guard officials announced at a press conference Friday that the underwater pipeline responsible for the California oil spill was likely damaged by a ship’s anchor months prior to the i...


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


Metrolinx Rehabilitating Toronto Rouge River Bridge

Government of Ontario agency Metrolinx is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work—including cleaning and coating—this fall on the Rouge River Bridge.


Contractors Wanted for Clemente Bridge Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge located in Pittsburgh.


Study: Thermoplastic Markings Decrease Crashes

The North Carolina Department of Transportation found in a study that lane-departure crashes were reduced by 13% after rural roads were striped with long-life lane markings.


New Product Announcement: Conformal Coating

Developer of innovative rapid and light-curable materials, dispense equipment and UV/LED light-curing systems, Dymax Corporation, recently announced the release of a novel conformal coating.


Nord Stream 2 Reaches Competition

Pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG was recently reported to be filling the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, one month after its announced completion.


Coalition Announced to Quantify, Locate Lead Pipes

At the end of September, Google announced that it was awarding $3 million in grants to the BlueConduit Charitable Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the We Act for Environmental...


FDOT Awards Skanska $81M Contract

Despite facing nearly 1,000 pending lawsuits alleging barge-related damages, Skanska was recently awarded an $81.7 million design-build contract by the Florida Department of Transportation f...


NY Governor to Resolve Cuomo Bridge Dispute

Recently, Tappan Zee Constructors LLC and its member companies were reported to be urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to resolve a nearly $1 billion dispute regarding her predecessor’s le...


Investigation Launched into CA Oil Spill

In a joint statement issued over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that an investigation had been launched into the cause, volume...


PennDOT P3 Process Presses Forward

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office has recently announced that it will be inviting three teams to submit proposals for its Major Bridge P3 Initiative.


GOA Recommends Corrosion Focus to FHWA

Earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office was tasked with reviewing the status of states' bridge corrosion-control planning per a provision made in House report 116-106.


Amtrak Derailment Investigations Underway

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have recently launched an investigation into the deadly derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder train in a remote section of north-centr...


IBC Issues Call for Papers

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has released its call for papers for its 2022 International Bridge Conference.


Retired Bonner Bridge Used for Research

After being dismantled a few years ago, the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will now be used for research by engineers studying how to build better bridges for the future.


USDOT Announces $1.6B Hampton Roads Loan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that its Build America Bureau would be providing a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act direct loan in the amou...


West Seattle Bridge Enters Final Phase

The Seattle Department of Transportation has recently reported that the final phase of repairs to the West Seattle Bridge are slated to begin next month.


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


Army Corps Releases $29B Ike Dike Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently submitted its final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to the Ch...


CA Considers Bridge Pipeline, Desalination

As a result of the worsening drought in Marin County, California, water officials report that they are now considering two options: an emergency pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ...


3D-Printed Tunnel Lining Concept Awarded

The five award winners of Elon Musk’s tunneling solution business The Boring Company’s first annual Not-A-Boring Competition were announced last week.


AZ Shares Cool Pavement Research Results

During a virtual presentation and panel discussion last week, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability shared the results for the first year of its C...


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


Solar-Powered Train Sets Speed Record

Recently, inventors of what’s being dubbed the first-ever solar-powered locomotive put their transportation vehicle to the test on a railroad track in Sonoma, California.


TX Recommends Contractors for Border Wall

At the beginning of the month, the Texas Facilities Commission announced that they had completed the valuation phase for the Program Manager for the Border Wall.


'Static Liquefaction' to Blame for MI Dam Failure

According to an interim report released by the federally commissioned independent forensic team tasked with the investigation the failure of the Edenville Dam near Midland, Michigan last spr...


Contractors Wanted for Multiple Bridge Rehab

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation and replacement of four bridge structures on I-90 in Albany, New York.


FTA Announces $2.2B in Transit Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration recently announced the availability of $2.2 billion in competitive grants for transit systems.


Purple Line Officials Announce Contractor Timeline

At the beginning of the month, Maryland transit officials announced plans to have a new construction team in place for the $2-billion Purple Line light-rail project by mid-February.


New Report Blames Welds in MX Metro Collapse

Recently, Norwegian risk management firm DNV issued its final report regarding the deadly subway overpass collapse in Mexico City in May, finding that poor welds on the infrastructure were t...


ABC Method Assists FL Bridge Removal

Recently, Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet assisted Archer Western and De Moya Group with the removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort L...


3D-Printed Crossings Designed to Sit Under Bridges

In a new virtual exhibit created by students from the Rhode Island School of Design, pedestrian and cyclist access on the Newport Pell Bridge has been completely reimagined.


Progress Reported on FL Bridge Replacement

According to reports, the Florida Department of Transportation is making headway on the replacement of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa.


Bidding Open for Veterans Memorial Bridge Repair Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenville (Veterans Memorial) Bridge between Weirton, WV, and Steubenville, ...


$120M WIFIA Loan Awarded to CA

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for California’s Pure Water San Diego project.


Study: Cool Pavements Mitigate Heat, Emissions

In a recent study, a team of current and former researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (MIT CSHub) looked at how surfaces that attribute to ur...


UK High-Speed Rail to Utilize 'Printfrastructure'

The joint venture working on the United Kingdom’s $147 billion high-speed rail system HS2, has recently announced plans to use 3D-printed concrete on the project.


PHMSA Fines Dakota Pipeline Operator

Upon completing inspections at Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a $93,000 f...


NJ Bill Passed to Replace Lead Pipes

Recently, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new bill into law, requiring that hundreds of public water systems in the state have their inventories taken for lead pipes so that the inf...


CO Skate Park Doubles as Stormwater Mitigation

Highlighted by recent reports, a new art installation north of downtown Denver has gained some spotlight for its unique duality, serving its surrounding neighborhood as both a skate park and...


FERC to Review Climate Impacts for 2 Projects

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not thoroughly consider environmental justices or the potential climate im...


Willamette River Bridge Paint Project Awarded

Multnomah County has awarded Southern Road & Bridge, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, a $18,243,776.70 project for painting the main spans of the Willamette River Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


ASCE Renews Partnership for Bridge Competition

The ASCE has recently announced its renewed partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the return of its annual student steel bridge competition.


Romanian Bridge Work Reaches 55%

According to recent reports, construction on the Braila Bridge over the Danube River in Romania is now over 55% completed.


Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—after weeks of negotiations.


Judge Announces Skanska Barge Ruling

Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Lacey Collier ruled that contractor and design-build team Skanska USA was operating under maritime law when its construction barges broke lose from its Pe...


PPG Completes CA Aviation Tech Expansion

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it had completed the $15 million expansion at its Sylmar Manufacturing Facility in Sylmar, California.


Drought Shuts Down CA Hydroelectric Plant

As a result of the ongoing drought in California, the Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant has undergone a forced shutdown as there is no longer enough water available to power it.


Amendments Adopted in US Infrastructure Bill

In working through a series of submitted proposed amendments to the United States government’s infrastructure package, the Senate was recently reported to have approved a proposal to broaden...


Plans for Wildlife Quad Cities Bridge Develop

Instead of tearing down the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River and is jointly owned by Iowa and Illinois, environmentalist icon and Presid...


Flooding Causes $1.5B in Damages to German Railway

After experiencing severe flooding at the end of last month, national German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has estimated that the network suffered over a billion euros in damages.


Contractor Pleads Guilty in ME Bridge Case

According to a release issued by the District of Maine’s Department of Justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark has recently announced that a man from Sidney has pleaded guilty in feder...


$3.9B Deal Reached for JFK Terminal 6

On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had reached an agreement with JFK Millennium Partners (including JetBlue Airways) to build the new international T...


MDOT Creates Digital Bridge Project Tracking Tool

Late last month, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced the development of a new online tool to better keep the public informed on the progress of local bridge repair projects.


MD Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to replace the bridge deck on US 15 Northbound over MD 77 in Hampstead, Maryland.


Workers Rescued from Sewer Construction Site

Last week, three construction workers became trapped 200 feet underground while working on the Deer Creek tunnel project in Shrewsbury, Missouri.


Amtrak Invests $7.3B in New Equipment

Passenger railroad service Amtrak has recently announced a contract agreement with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. for the manufacture of a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern ...


Mackinac Bridge Pieces for Sale

The Mackinac Bridge Authority has again announced that it has pieces of the Mackinac Bridge for sale, “due to popular demand.” This time, however, the prices are much more affordable than in...


Research: Quake-Resistant Bridge Design

From the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, researchers have recently announced their development of a bridge design that they claim can withstand earthquakes.


$2.1B AirTrain Approved for LaGuardia Project

A large piece of the puzzle has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the LaGuardia Airport project—a $2 billion AirTrain.


DC Pedestrian Bridge to be Rebuilt

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced earlier this month that the D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295.


Contractors Sought for FL Bridge Painting

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to paint structural steel on the Apalachicola River Bridge in Calhoun County, Florida.


World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Installed

Earlier this month, what has been touted as the world’s first ever 3D-printed steel bridge, was installed over Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a street and canal in De Wallen—the oldest neighborhoo...


Pittsburgh Launches Innovative Mobility Service

Earlier this month, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and partners today in launching Move PGH—a first of its kind Mobility as a Service sy...


Construction on $1.4B Vancouver Bridge Underway

In recent reports, it has been recognized that visual progress is being made at Vancouver’s $1.377 billion Pattullo Bridge replacement project, as there has been continuous construction onsi...


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


Zaha Hadid to Design Italian Hyperloop

Just one month after Hyperloop Italia launched its Hyperloop Partnership Program, the Italian transportation network has announced it will be entering a partnership with Zaha Hadid Architect...


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


GRI, Hempel Partner to Protect Wind Turbines

In an emailed press release issued at the end of June, global coating supplier Hempel and wind sector tower and flanges manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries announced a strategic partnershi...


Seattle Bridge Awarded $11.2M in Funding

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a grant advance notice, notifying the Seattle Department of Transportation that it had been awarded $11.25 million for repair...


USDOT Announces $905M in INFRA Awards

Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $905.25 million worth of intended awards by the Biden-Harris Administration regarding the Infrastructure ...


Transparent 'Sky Pool' Opens in London

Residents belonging to the Eagle Club at the Embassy Gardens apartments in Battersea, London, have recently gained a new area for recreation that is both touted as an architectural spectacle...


Purple Line Secures New Funding

Last month, Maryland’s three-member Board of Public Works approved an agency request to add $183.5 million to cover expanded project responsibilities for the partially built $2-billion Purpl...


Support Pledged for NY Gateway Tunnel

Following a tour at New York City’s 110-year-old Hudson tunnel alongside New York-New Jersey congressional delegation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pledged that the Biden adm...


MDT Applies Paint to Cool Walkway

The Montana Department of Transportation has recently announced plans to paint a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


US Approaching Close on Infrastructure Deal

According to reports, White House negotiators and a group of senators reached a tentative agreement last week on a potential bipartisan infrastructure agreement.


DC Pedestrian Bridge Collapses

On Wednesday (June 23), several people were injured after a truck hit a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295 in Washington D.C., collapsing as a result of the incident.


Infrastructure Surveying Looks to AI

To save time on an otherwise lengthy and complicated process, industry professionals are looking to artificial intelligence when surveying land areas for infrastructure projects such as tunn...


UK Reveals Next Generation of Rail Footbridges

Great Britain’s owner and infrastructure manager of most of the country’s railway network, Network Rail Limited, has recently unveiled designs for what it’s calling the next generation of ra...


$19M Settlement Reached for CITGO Oil Spill

Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation had agreed to a $19.69 million settlement to resolve federal and state claims for ...


WDOT Awards Riverside Bridge Rehab Contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $456,404 to Panther Industrial Painting of Mishawaka, Indiana, for rehabilitation of the Hoquiam Riv...


Prelim Findings Show Plagued MX Metro

Preliminary findings of Norwegian risk management firm DNV’s investigation into the deadly subway overpass collapse in Mexico City last month have revealed a structural fault as a leading ca...


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Recently, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Aerospace Coatings exterior systems had been qualified by international airplane manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ...


ASCE Releases Manual for Infrastructure

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new manual of practice, reporting that the document will give civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resilien...


UK Issues New Guidance on Bridge Scour

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (United Kingdom) has recently launched new guidance on bridge scour.


Engineer Assists FL Bridge with GFRP, Sensors

To fulfill President Joe Biden’s goal of ramping up the nation’s infrastructure, Christian C. Steputat, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, was brough...


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


Buttigieg Visits Memphis Bridge; Timeline Suggested

Last Thursday (June 3), U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge to meet with regional transportation officials on the structur...


MTA Suspends Several Track Inspectors

Last week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny announced the findings of a nearly year-long investigation into the neglect of several track inspectors.


Markup Begins on $547B Highway Bill

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began what is believed will be a days-long mark up process on the recently introduced Investing in a New Vision for the Envir...


OR Bridge Coating Out for Bid

Contractors are being sought by the Oregon Department of Transportation to paint the Columbia River Bridge in Salem, Oregon.


Railway Safety Questioned in Pakistan Crash

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigations into the country’s railway safety fault lines in wake of Monday’s (June 7) train derailment and collision, which caused at leas...


Hudson Tunnel Gains Federal Approval

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration have issued the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel P...


Senate Committee Approves $304B Highway Bill

Last Wednesday (May 26), the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was reported to have unanimously voted in favor of a five-year, $303.5-billion highway bill.


Kraemer Selected for West Seattle Bridge Repair

In late May, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it had selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs.


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and d...


Hyperloop Predicts Service by 2027

Co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel of American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop recently announced that commercial operations could happen as early as 2027.


Work Underway on Memphis Bridge

Last week, officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that repairs to a fractured steel support beam on the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge were underway.


FL Governor Signs Flood Prevention Law

To better prepare the state for future flooding and sea level rise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed two bills into law, outlining a several-years-long spending plan.


Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke has recently published a collection of photographed cell towers throughout the American west that have been designed to blend in with their sur...


USDOT Reinstates Local Hiring Program

Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the reinstatement of a pilot program managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Fe...


World's First Ship Tunnel to be Constructed in Norway

Upon receiving an assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications earlier this year, the Norwegian Coastal Administration plans to construct what will be the world’s firs...


Bids Wanted for Peace Bridge Pier Recoating

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to perform recoating piers on the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.


Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens

The Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability has recently completed a pedestrian suspension bridge in Portugal, breaking ...


CA Proposes Over $5B for Water Infrastructure

In the wake of an ongoing and expanding state-wide drought, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $5.1 billion investment, slated to take over four years, for immediate drought respons...


Suez Canal Plans for Expansion

Last week, head of the Suez Canal Authority, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie announced plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal.


Tax Audits Considered to Boost Infrastructure

President Joe Biden has recently proposed a new way to achieve funding for his multimillion-dollar plan intended to boost infrastructure, families and education.


Contract Awarded for $8.5B Gas Export Terminal

Long-term, low-cost producer of North American liquified natural gas, Venture Global LNG (Arlington, Virginia) and recently inked a deal with Zachry Group on the construction of a $8.5 billi...


Officials Release Plans for Memphis Bridge Fix

Following the discovery of a structural crack on the Hernando de Soto 'M' bridge, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Arkansas Department of Transportation have announced a co...


Colonial Pays $5M Ransom, Returns Service

After paying a ransom of nearly $5 million, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, has reported that it has officially resumed “normal operations” following a ...


Firm Tapped to Investigate MX Metro Collapse

In the events following the subway overpass collapse in Mexico City at the beginning of the month, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has recently announced that Norwegian risk management firm DNV has ...


Study: New Bridge Maintenance Approach

In a new study, researchers from the University of Georgia are suggesting a new way to prioritize bridge maintenance as a means to both save bridge owners money and extend the life of the in...


Tourist Left Dangling after Glass Bridge Shatters

In a horrific incident at the Piyan Mountain resort in Longjing City, China, a tourist became temporarily stranded on the resort’s glass-bottomed suspension bridge after extreme winds shatte...


UK Invests in Utility-Repairing Robot

The second-largest gas distribution network in the United Kingdom, gas utility SGN, has recently begun investing in the development of an autonomous roadwork robot.


Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

In a joint news release, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced the roll out of its latest surface coatings technology, inspired by sharks.


Bids Wanted for OR Bridge Painting Project

Multnomah County is seeking contractors to paint the main spans of the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


US Pipeline Suffers Cyberattack, Shuts Down

Last week, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline (Alpharetta, Georgia), shut down all its operations after experiencing a ransomware attack.


NY Lawmaker Introduces Amtrak Repair Bill

New York Representative Ritchie Torres introduced bill H.R. 3002 last week, requiring that Amtrak adopt a repair-in-place method for track maintenance, rehabilitation and other purposes.


Tunneling Record Set at Alps Project

A new tunneling record has been set at the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps.


Skanska Worker Killed on Pensacola Bridge

At the end of last month, a deadly accident was reported at the Pensacola Bay Bridge, involving a Skanska employee being struck by a subcontractor’s dump truck on the work site.


FHWA Inspection Program Celebrates 50 Years

Observed during the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration celebrated the 50th anniversary of its National Bridge Inspection Standards.


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapse Kills 23

On Monday evening (May 3), a subway overpass in Mexico City collapsed into a busy boulevard, causing cars of the passenger train to fall into the street below.


Another Lawmaker Aims to Restart Border Construction

Congressman Clay Higgins, a republican from Louisiana and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, has recently introduced legislation to resume constru...


WV Bridge Floated into Place

On Monday (April 26), the new Wellsburg Bridge connecting Brooke County, West Virginia’s Route 2 and Brilliant, Ohio’s Route 7, was floated into place by a couple of barge captains.


First Independent JPCL Now Online

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and...


SC Hosts Ceremony for Harbor Bridge Opening

At the beginning of the week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the official opening of a new bridge in Beaufort County.


NY Contractors Request Scaffold Law Waiver

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recently received a letter from the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, in addition to three New York-...


Gilmerton Bridge Auxiliary Counterweight Rehab

The City of Chesapeake accepting bids for installation of a new auxiliary counterweight system on the Gilmerton Bridge located in Chesapeake, Virginia.


George Washington Bridge Project Releases Update

In a recent news report, officials supplied an update into the progress of the restoration on the George Washing Bridge in New York City.


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


Cuomo Announces More Penn Station Plans

In an agenda outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA, Amtrack and New Jersey Transit have announced new options to transform Penn Station following what they’re calling a yearlong “re-en...


COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


Historic MO Bridge Collapses

Last week, the Haskins Bridge, an historic bridge located at Jolly Mill Park near Pierce City, Missouri, collapsed into Capps Creek after a tree had fallen onto the structure.


IACMI, Partners Showcase Sustainable Bridge Solution

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing, alongside nearly a dozen private companies and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility have...


CA City to Turn Train Station into Mixed-Use

Sacramento recently issued a green light on a 31-acre plan that aims to convert a train station into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-used development.


UK Trials Anti-Aging Cream for Roads

Not quite the anti-aging cream your grandma might use, United Kingdom-based Highways England Company has announced at the beginning of the week that it would be trialing Total UK’s new polym...


Shell Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation

Following probes initiated last year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, state and federal agencies are now investigating the safety of Shel...


Las Vegas Tunnel Completes Construction

Earlier this month, officials working on the new underground express transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center announced that construction on the project had reached comp...


CO Bridge Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Vail is seeking contractors to paint and repair components on nine pedestrian and two roadway bridges throughout Vail, Colorado.


Preservation Work to Begin on WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation released an advisory earlier this week telling Interstate-5 travelers that they should plan for traffic delays and lane restrictions for the...


World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Takes Shape

According to reports, construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge.


Biden Releases $2T 'American Jobs Plan'

Last Wednesday (March 31), President Joe Biden released the “American Jobs Plan,” a $2 trillion spending proposal that aims to invest in the nation by creating millions of good jobs, rebuild...


FDOT Announces Pensacola Reopening

At the end of March, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation announced that traffic on the Pensacola Bay Bridge was scheduled to reopen the week of Memorial Day.


IN-KY Bridge Closes for Inspections, Rehab Prep

At the end of March, officials announced that lane closures were going into effect on the Sherman Minton Bridge, an important commuter bridge for travelers from Kentucky and Southern Indiana...


Federal Analysis Points Out Troubled Bridges

In a recent analysis conducted by the American Road and Transportation Association, more than 220,000 of the nation’s bridges need major repair or should be replace.


WA Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge located in Olympia, Washington, to Southern Road and Bridge LLC of Tarpon ...


MNDOT Utilizes Virtual Bridge Inspections

To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers are working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets wit...


FERC Conducts First-Ever Climate Change Review

For the first time in the agency’s history, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently completed a climate change review.


Cargo Ship Runs Aground, Blocks Suez Canal

On Tuesday morning (March 23), a massive container ship ran aground while traveling northbound through Egypt’s Suez Canal to the Mediterranean from the Red Sea, blocking a crucial waterway i...


EPA Declares $2.7B in Water Infrastructure Funds

In celebration of World Water Day earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.7 billion in State Revolving Funds to assist state communities,...


Honolulu Rail Costs Inflate as Construction Halts, Again

As a result of Interim Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Lori Kahikina halting work on the ongoing Honolulu rail project, the cost of the project has now ballooned to over $12 ...


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


Report Confirms Corrosion in FL Sewage Spill

In a report issued by the Berkley Research Group in November, experts have both calculated the total amount of sewage leaked and the cause of the breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line in ...


University to Gauge Infrastructure Resilience

A civil engineering assistant professor from the University of Texas at Arlington recently received two grants funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Cou...


US Government Shifts Focus on Infrastructure

In wake of the President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, members of Congress are now shifting focus to create a job and infrastructure package.


SDOT Releases RFQ for Bridge Work

The Seattle Department of Transportation released an update on the West Seattle Bridge last week, confirming that they have reached a preliminary design milestone, a step that makes way for ...


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


RFP Issued for Yellow Line Bridge, Tunnels

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has recently issued a request for proposals involving the rehabilitation of the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River and associated tu...


Pedestrian Fatality Report Calls for Safer Streets

According to the 2021 Dangerous by Design report recently released by Smart Growth America, the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers nationwide over the last decade has increas...


Optical Illusion Plays Tricks on Bridge Stability

At the beginning of the month, officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation were reportedly assuring local residents on the stability of a bridge in Raleigh.


Bridge Collapse Remains Mystery 3 Years Later

Although nearly three years have passed since the collapse of a bridge in Port Bruce, Ontario, the reasoning behind the structure’s failure remains a mystery.


Contractors Short-Listed for Purple Line

Last week, Purple Line Transit Partners, the private consortium overseeing the construction of the Purple Line light-rail project in Maryland via a public-private partnership, announced that...


Plans for Replacement FIU Bridge Move Forward

According to reports, plans to rebuild the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge are moving forward.


Electric-Resistant Paint Saves UK Rail Bridge

In what is believed to be a world first, engineers from Network Rail—owner of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd in London—recently avoided the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge by u...


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a C-

While infrastructure has been a major topic in the United States in relation to rebuilding the economy because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Society of Civil Engineers re...


World's Highest Rail Bridge Reaches Milestone

The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammy and Kahmir, India, is reportedly on track to reach an important construction milestone by the end of this month.


UK Prime Minister Proposes Underground Roundabout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently proposed yet another transportation pitch regarding the connection of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this time suggesting the const...


PennDOT Announces Next Steps of P3 Initiative

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released a list of bridges it was considering for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, a ne...


New Truss Considered for London Bridge

According to reports, engineers are now considering the installation of a new truss on the 134-year-old Hammersmith Bridge over the River Thames in London.


USDOT Heralds 2021 INFRA Grants, Changes

Last Wednesday (Feb. 17), the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was officially seeking applicants for its Fiscal Year 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding Americ...


FL Bridge to Partially Reopen

Last week, Florida Department of Transportation officials reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge plans to reopen in March, however the transportation structure will have lane restrictions.


Bridge Builders Sue NY Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Constructors, the design-build consortium currently working on the $4 billion Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, has recently filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority se...


WA Bridge Begins Phase 2, Looks for Contractor

Upon completing stabilization measures at the West Seattle Bridge, the city’s Department of Transportation is now entering phase two of the project, which will involve designing the?full reh...


Rescuers Digging for Trapped Hydroelectric Workers

Last week, a portion of a Himalayan glacier broke off in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, sending a rush of water and debris down the mountain and trapping 37 nearby power plant wor...


Bids Needed for NJ Bridge Rehab

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of an existing bridge located in Trenton, New Jersey.


Hacker Distorts FL Drinking Water

On Friday (Feb. 5), a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, reported that a hacker had breached its computer networks and changed the level of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per millio...


Researchers Recycle Single-Use Masks for Roads

Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste, single-use face masks.


MaineDOT Outlines Upcoming Bridge Projects

In its three-year work plan, the Maine Department of Transportation published an outline at the end of January, noting on all the capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations ac...


FL Bridge Repair Could Prompt Inspection Reform

After a statewide inspection of segmental bridges, the Florida Department of Transportation has concluded that the Roosevelt Bridge is the only one of its kind in the state that’s suffering ...


New Los Angeles Viaduct Makes Headway

According to reports, the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles—also referred to as the “The Ribbon of Light”—is on track to be completed by mid-2022, despite having undergone unique desig...


AASHTO Releases COVID Relief Estimates for DOTs

Based on Highway Infrastructure Programs in the 2021 Division M of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Association of State Highway and Transportati...


Skanska Sued Over FL Interstate Project

In a complaint filed at the end of January, transportation and heavy civil construction company Lane Construction Corporation alleged that its joint venture design-build partner on Florida’s...


Australia Contracts AI Management Tool

For the first time in its country’s history, Australia has awarded a contract to software systems developer Dynamic Infrastructure for the maintenance of dozens of bridges and infrastructure...


$1.6B NYC Hall Opens in Penn Station Project

At the start of the year, New York City celebrated the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall, the $1.6 billion project that’s part of a larger effort of work on the historic Penn Station.


Buttigieg Sets Focus on Infrastructure

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of President Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary pick, Pete Buttigieg.


Gordie Howe Towers to Rise in Summer

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments General Assembly recently hosted a meeting regarding the construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project.


UT Unveils State's Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Earlier this month, Utah officials unveiled what its touting as the largest pedestrian bridge in the state. Measuring more than three football fields at 1,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, the...


USDOT Releases Hyperloop Standards Review

On Friday (Jan. 15), the United States Department of Transportation released the “Hyperloop Standards Desk Review,” which plans to aid policymakers in better understanding standards and regu...


Finalists Named for Historic MN Bridge

Last week, reports indicated that only four communities remained in a fight to claim and reuse a historic bridge from southern Minnesota.


Research: Billions Spent on Flood Damages

In a new study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $199 billion in flood damages over the last three decades.


WA Installs Record-Breaking Girders

Slated to finish next week, the Washington Department of Transportation recently reported that they were installing record-breaking concrete girders at the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyall...


Researchers to Turn Turbine Blades into Bridges

In southern Ireland, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades for a future pedestrian bridge.


Disaster Funds Signed into Law

Marking the beginning of 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3418, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act—also known as the STORM Act—into law.


MD Board Approves $250M Purple Line Settlement

The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, was recently reported to have unanimously approved the $250 million...


NJ Bridge Project Takes Major Step Forward

A 110-year-old bridge in New Jersey will now officially be replaced, thanks to an authorization made by the state’s Transit board of directors, approving the execution of a full funding gran...


NYC Stormwater Rule Introduced for Overflow

In New York City, officials recently introduced what has been titled the Unified StormWater Rule (USWR), which if approved, will apply to construction within the city’s Gowanus area as part ...


Skanska Takes FL Liability to Court

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA Civil Southeast turned to the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, last month in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate its liabil...


COVID-19 Relief Details $10B for Infrastructure

At the end of December, President Donald J. Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, allotting $10 billion for highway infrastructure programs. The package was signed on Dec. 27,...


University Studies Stormwater Systems Amid Climate Change

According to associate professor Lisa Reyes Mason from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, drains, pipes and other stormwater infrastructure is to be a critical defens...


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


Biden Nominates Buttigieg for USDOT Secretary

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced that Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg to serve as the 19th Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation.


Deal Inked for Disney High-Speed Rail

Announced at the end of November, officials from rail company Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort reported that they’ve inked a deal for the construction of a train station at Disney Spr...


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on high-touch transit surfaces...


House Passes $9.9B Water Legislation

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission areas for the next...


Bids Sought for Las Vegas Retrofit

The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of an existing bridge and viaduct in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Las Vegas Loop Wins Approval for Expansion

Recently, the Las Vegas City Planning Commission approved Elon Musk-owned The Boring Company’s plans to expand its network of tunnels and add several stops under the city.


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


Venice Floods After Dike Activation Fails

Only two months after the newly inaugurated Mose flood barriers protected the city of Venice from acqua alta’s seasonal flooding, the city streets were reported to once again be underwater a...


TX Researchers Address Chemical Pollution

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have recently been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering...


Six Lanes Reopen on Arlington Memorial Bridge

After a two-year-long, $227 million rehabilitation project, six lanes of traffic were reopened slightly ahead of schedule on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C.


Court OKs Fund Diversion for Border Wall

Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the Trump administration’s plan in a 2-1 decision to divert $3.6 billion in funding from more than 100 military construction project...


Observatory Collapses in Puerto Rico

Following weeks of concern over the possibility of cable failure, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed at the beginning of December, ending nearly 60 years of research at what was once the worl...


CA Invests $2B in Infrastructure Projects

Last week, the California Transportation Commission announced it had approved $2 billion for 56 new infrastructure projects that aim to address a variety of transportation needs throughout t...


Gordie Howe Remains on Track for Completion

Despite construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials working on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project reported in a recent online community meeting that the struc...


Skanska Repairing FL Bridge ‘At a Loss’

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA is continuing efforts to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida, although reports indicate that the construction comes at a loss due to the d...


Drivers Cannot Stop Hitting a MO Bridge

According to reports, an onslaught of collisions with an overpass on Independence Avenue near Wilson Avenue in northeast Kansas City have become quite the oddity.


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


PennDOT Looks at P3 for Bridge Backlog

Last month, the Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board approved what it’s calling the Major Bridge P3 Program, a new transportation initiative that will help accel...


FL Waterway Bridge Repairs Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $1,871,000 to Monoko, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the Willia...


Universities Research Sustainable Shotcrete

Currently, the life of service tunnels are designed to last for at least one hundred years or more, however, according to a team of researchers collaborating across a variety of universities...


FHWA Proposes New Transportation Standards

Last Tuesday (Nov. 24), the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding state department’s freeway and int...


MD Purple Line Settles Dispute, JV Returns

According to reports, the Maryland Department of Transportation has managed to salvage its relationship with most of the contractors involved in public private partnership, Purple Line Trans...


US Air Force Looks at Rain Erosion

At the beginning of the month, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory announced it would be investing $60 million into the research and development of an improved anti-corrosion coa...


Senate Committee Releases 2021 Funding Bills

The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations earlier this month, highlighting $74.8 billion for the transporta...


PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced at the beginning of the month that aviation maintenance company, Magnetic MRO had selected a variety of PPG aerospace coatings to complete...


Seattle Mayor Announces Plan to Fix Bridge

Last Thursday (Nov. 19), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city had reached a decision regarding the repair or replacement of the West Seattle Bridge.


LAX Officials Say Work Could Finish Early

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside local airport officials, announced that work to modernize and upgrade Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Brad...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


Drones Aim to Prevent Infrastructure Disasters

After utilizing its technology to inspect dams for BC Hydro, founders of Niricson, a Victoria, British Columbia-based technology company, think their drones will soon be used for maintaining...


MI Governor Shuts Down Pipeline

In citing environmental concerns, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the state will be shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline—which was built in the 1950s and crosses ...


Bradshaw Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

The City of Chicago is seeking contractors to perform structural repairs on the Grand Avenue Bascule Bridge and Viaduct in Chicago, Illinois.


NC Officials Pushing to Replace Bridge

At the beginning of the month, officials based in Dare and Tyrrell counties in North Carolina appealed to Raleigh and Washington officials regarding the replacement of a 60-year-old bridge i...


Infrastructure Sensors Aim to Extend Pipeline Life

In an effort to extend the lifespan of water and sewer pipeline systems, researchers from the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Water Authority and engineering fi...


First Passenger Hyperloop Tests Conducted

Last week, American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop announced that it had successfully completed its first trial involving human passengers in its levitating hyperloop cap...


Australian Dam Project Costs Reach $1.5B

According to reports, the cost of raising of Wyangala Dam in New South Wales, Australia, has nearly doubled due to environmental offsets requiring compensation for the project’s impacts, amo...


MDOT to Auction Mackinac Bridge Sections

According to reports, the Michigan Department of Transportation has made five sections of original steel grating from the Mackinac Bridge available through the Mackinac Bridge Authority.


University Studies Limb-Inspired Architecture

In a recent study, researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Colorado, Boulder looked at the construction of bridges using limb-inspired joints and sections.


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

Last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award.


Bids Close on Lighthouse Protection Project

According to Canadian transportation officials, tenders closed last week on a $250,000 project to protect the West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.


HRBT Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking

Arriving on the heels of October, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine led a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration for the $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Br...


AZ Approaches Completion of Cool Pavement Program

Working in collaboration with Arizona State University, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has reported it is nearing the completion of a series of “cool pavement” applications aro...


USDA Invests $891M in Rural Water, Wastewater

At the end of October, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture would be investing $891 million in the modernization of rural drinking water and wa...


WVDOT Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Bradshaw Creek Bridge in Summers County, West Virginia.


MO Receives Bridge Replacement Grant

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the state is comprised of over 10,000 bridges—the sixth most in the nation—with roughly 20% in poor condition or suffering fro...


Terminal B at $8B LaGuardia Project Nearly Complete

Work is continuing at the $8 billion LaGuardia International Airport project at LaGuardia Gateway Partners recently released a Fall 2020 update for the $4 billion Terminal B.


UK Rail Bridge Installed in 45 Minutes

As part of the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 (HS2) project­—a new high speed railway to connect London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland—project crews have reportedly installed the secon...


FDOT Requests Skanska to Cover Toll Loss

Last month, the Florida Department of Transportation issued a letter of intent to Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. seeking damages and lost toll-related revenue because of the current toll ...


NTSB Attributes Corrosion in Fatal Crash

After completing the investigation of a fatal crash in the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Lehigh Tunnel in February 2018, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has recently issued two safet...


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...


USDOT Announces Over $220M in Port Grants

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 15 states and te...


Free Webinar: Evolution of Rail Transportation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 29, entitled, “The Evolution of Rail Transportation.”


OH Plant Plans Zero-Carbon Transition

Last week, Long Ridge Energy Terminal (Hannibal, Ohio) announced plans to convert its 485-megawatt combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


Virgin Hyperloop Unveils Certification Center Location

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop has recently announced that after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site in North Las ...


Trump Pushes to Paint Border Wall

According to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, the Trump administration is considering having more than 80 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall painted black.


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


AASHTO Renews Call for DOT Emergency Aid

At the beginning of the month, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials inked a letter to Congressional leaders renewing its request of $37 billion in direct federa...


Enbridge Releases Great Lakes Tunnel Animation

Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) recently released a new animation video showing what the Great Lakes Tunnel Project process and construc...


USDOT Announces $321M in Rail Funding

Announced at the end of September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration has selected 50 projects...


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...


Canada Pushes $7.5B in Infrastructure Stimulus

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada Infrastructure Bank would be launching a C$10 billion ($7.5 billion), three-year infrastructure plan to boost renew...


FTA Announces Final Rule for PMO

At the end of September, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced a final rule amending FTA regulations for Project Management Oversight of transit ca...


South FL Rail Shaves Project Timeline

Thanks to the use of Italian company Petrucco’s box-jacking system, rail officials working on South Florida’s $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension will see the constru...


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.


Lawsuit Against Border Wall Revived

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a House of Democrats’ lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s authority to use...


Joint Venture Leaves MD Purple Line Project

Last week, construction came to a halt at Maryland’s $5.6 billion Purple Line light-rail project, as joint venture Purple Line Transit Partners proceeded with its decision to depart from the...


USDOT Releases National Freight Plan

For the first time in American history, the U.S. Department of Transportation has released a National Freight Strategic Plan regarding long-term investments in infrastructure, the workforce ...


AkzoNobel Approved for Boeing Color Blending

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it received approval by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 basecoat.


VDOT Issues NTP for Hampton Roads Expansion

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently issued a Notice to Proceed to joint venture in charge of expanding the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Hampton Roads Connector Partners (H...


Mountain Valley Requests to Resume Construction

On behalf of joint venture Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, representing attorney Matthew Eggerding recently filed a letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting that a stop-...


FAA Awards $335M in Infrastructure Grants

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration is awarding $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Feder...


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...


TX Bullet Train Receives Federal Approval

On Monday, Texas Central Railroad announced via press release that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration had announced the pre-publication version of the fi...


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...


USDOT Announces $1.2B in FAA Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week that $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants are being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administratio...


Hudson Tunnel Costs Hike, Start Delayed

New York’s proposed Hudson River rail tunnel project has climbed in cost and time. With the price tag now sitting at $11.6 billion, the start date has been pushed back to 2022.


MI Hears Comments on Line 5 Tunnel

The Michigan Public Service Commission held a virtual public hearing last week for comments on the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel, which if approved would run under the Straits of Mackinac.


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 ...


Judge Orders Work to Continue on Purple Line

Work is moving forward at Maryland’s $2 billion light rail project after a judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order against Purple Line Transit Partners LLC, preventing ...


AR Tunnel Rehab Contract Awarded

The City of Fayetteville has awarded a project for rehabilitation of the Razorback Greenway Tunnel located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Diamond C. Construction Company of Gentry, Arkansas, ...


Amtrak Behind, Over Budget on NY Hall Project

A new report from Amtrak has revealed that its part of New York’s Moynihan Train Hall project is delayed and over budget, and will likely not open by the project’s initial deadline of Decemb...


Council Steps In for MO Airport Subcontractor

After a dispute erupted around a potential out-of-state subcontractor for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project, the job has been awarded to a different, local co...


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. ...


Data: $9.6B in Infrastructure Projects are Delayed

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association recently gathered and reviewed publicly available data on transportation revenue and construction programs from states and local gov...


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.


USDOT Announces Availability of Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced last week the availability of $225 million in grant funding through its Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Prog...


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, ...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Faces Pandemic Worries

The $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion work is the latest to come under the microscope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


Bids Wanted for IL Train Station Reno

The City of Naperville, Illinois, is seeking bids for improvement of the Naperville Metra Fourth Avenue Train Station.


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...


CA Authority to Consider Musk Tunnel Project

A transportation authority in California has reportedly halted rail system analyses in order to instead evaluate an unsolicited tunnel proposal from Elon Musk for a project involving the Ont...


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...


MI Team Completes Dam Inspection

Earlier this month, a group of Michigan engineers from consulting firm TRC Engineers Michigan Inc. presented its 46-page visual inspection report on the failure of the Edenville Dam.


China's 'Horizontal Skyscraper' Opens Deck

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


NJ Transit Issues Plan Without Funding

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Transit Corporation announced its development of a $5.8 billion, five-year capital plan and 10-year strategic plan, identifying a comprehensive vision for ...


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 ...


Team Announced for Philly Station Renovation

Amtrak recently announced that it has selected the development team for the renovation of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.


Nile Dam Disputes Continue, UN Requested to Intervene

Last week, Egypt reported that it had called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene on talks regarding the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul...


Democrats Announce $1.5T Infrastructure Plan

United States House Democrats introduced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill last week, calling for an increase in funding for road and bridge repairs, in addition to funding for clean drink...


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...


Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills, Restarts

Earlier this month, Trans Mountain issued a statement announcing that it had experienced a spill at its Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, near Native American reservation, ...


Midwest Hyperloop Study Completed

Recently, Los Angeles-based engineering and construction firm AECOM completed a feasibility study regarding the Midwest Connect—a possible hyperloop connection between Columbus, Chicago, and...


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.


MI Sues Dam Owners After Failures

Since the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams last month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that a new state lawsuit has been filed against dam owners Boyce Hydro LLC and...


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.


Cuomo Opens New LaGuardia Terminal

Late last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the brand-new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, the project’s biggest milestone to date in the ongoing $8 billion renovation work, which includes the...


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...


Federal Court Upholds Enbridge Spill Plans

Just last week, a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took sides with Calgary, Canada-based company Enbridge Energy on the topic of its Line 5 oil pipeline tunnel, slated to run b...


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Researchers Use Natural Antifreeze in Concrete Study

At the University of Colorado Boulder, researchers have recently found that natural antifreeze proteins can minimize freeze-thaw damage and can increase the strength and durability of concre...


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...


Boring Completes Second Las Vegas Tunnel

Just last month, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company announced that it had completed its second tunnel in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s future underground express transportation system projec...


EPA Limits Opposition of Energy Infrastructure

On Monday (June 1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency had issued a final rule that will both promote the construction of energy-base...


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...


COVID-19 Aid, Infrastructure Package Discussed

Earlier this week, the United States Senate returned from recess with the intent to begin discussions on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.


Bids Needed for AR Tunnel Improvements

The City of Fayetteville is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Razorback Greenway Tunnel located in Northern Fayetteville, Arkansas.


USDA Invests $281M in Water, Wastewater

At the end of May, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would be investing $281 million in rural communities for water and wastewater infrastructure.


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.


First Section of Keystone XL Reaches Completion

Recently, Canadian natural gas company TC Energy was reported to have completed construction on the first section of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The section crosses between Montana a...


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...


MI Dam Failure Threatens Dow Contamination

Just last week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County, Michigan, after floodwaters caused two dam failures, risking water contamination from a nearb...


NJ Transit Awards $4.1M Contract for Penn Station

The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors recently authorized a $4.1 million contract for a preliminary design as well as engineering and construction assistance for the Central Concourse Ex...


Fisher Awarded $1.28B Border Wall Contract

At the beginning of the month, the United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $1.28 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall project in Southern Arizona to Fisher Sand and Gravel Company.


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...


$8B Tunnel to Connect Denmark, Germany

Recently, the Danish Minister for Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, announced that construction on the Femern Belt link has been scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2021.


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...


Estimates Sought to Coat Border Wall

The Trump Administration recently hosted a border wall project meeting at the White House regarding a possible design change.


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 ...


Cortec Reveals Aircraft Preservation Plan

Amidst unplanned shutdowns and the uncertainty of a reopening timeline experienced by airlines and aircraft transportation sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, corrosion control technology ...


$650M NV Pumping Station Reaches Completion

Last month, Southern Nevada Water Authority, along with contractor Barnard of Nevada, Inc., announced that the $650 million Low Lake Level Pumping Station had reached completion.


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.


Partnership Quits $2B MD Purple Line Project

At the beginning of the month, Purple Line Transit Constructors—a partnership consisting of Fluor (Irving, Texas), Lane Construction Corp. (Cheshire, Connecticut) and Traylor Bros Inc. (Evan...


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...


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


Senators Propose $19.5B Water Infrastructure Bill

Last week, two lawmakers on the Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee released two pieces of draft legislation that would authorize the investment of $19.5 billion in the nat...


USDOT to Meet CARES Act Responsibilities

In a memorandum issued last Monday (April 20), Acting Inspector General Mitchell L. Behm wrote to the Secretary on supporting efforts made by the United States Department of Transportation t...


Study Predicts Hyperloop Operation to Begin in 2040

International research firm, Lux Research Inc. (Boston), has recently issued its report, “Analyzing the Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop,” claiming that the first passenger-carr...


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.


WA's Sound Transit Halts Most Construction

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is associated health risks, Sound Transit Construction announced that it would be suspending most of its construction on transit expansion projects...


$52.5M Vegas People-Mover on Track Despite Cuts

According to officials, both the $52.5 million underground people-mover project and the $980.3million West Hall expansion for the Las Vegas Convention Center are on track, despite budget cut...


NC Artist Paints COVID-19 Message

Reported late last month, local muralist Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael completed a collaboration project in Asheville, North Carolina, on an historic silo in the town’s River Arts District.


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...


DOE Awards $25M to Gas Industry

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it would be awarding nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that aimed to promote advances in technolo...


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...


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


USDOT Announces COVID-19 Relief Funding

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced $25 billion in federal funding allocations for the nation’s transportation systems and $1 billion in f...


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.


COVID-19 Cleaning Clogging Pipes, Sewers

When news broke that the world was experiencing a global pandemic as a result of COVID-19, many citizens in the United States saw a shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, household disin...


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.


Construction Continues Amidst Shutdowns

Although President Donald J. Trump announced that the country’s social distancing guidelines would be extended through April 30 at the beginning of the week, the construction industry remain...


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into th...


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...


Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Bill for COVID-19

On Friday (March 27), President Donald J. Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed to help American citizens experiencing lay-offs, companies suffering financially and the health care ...


AASHTO Seeks Funding for COVID-19 Shortfalls

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently inked a letter to Congressional leaders seeking support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for t...


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.


OH DOT Construction Presses Forward

Although various projects across the United States have seemingly halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports that it will continue to stay on s...


Denver Airport to Pay $183M in Settlement

Denver International Airport has announced that it has settled all claims with Great Hall Partners, the first that was originally contracted in the public-private partnership for the $1.8 bi...


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...


Design Blamed for England Spillway Failure

Recently, Executive Technical Director from international engineering company MWH, David Balmforth, published an 85-page independent review report regarding last year’s partial collapse at a...


US DOT Announces Port Funding Program

Announced earlier this month, $225 million in discretionary grant funding has been made available by the United States Department of Transportation through a Notice of Funding Opportunity.


Prep Work Begins for Keystone XL

Recently, Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that it had officially began preliminary work for pipeline construction slated to take place along the border’s crossing into Mo...


$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...


CO Journal Sues Airport Authority Over Records

In the latest of a slew of updates on Denver International Airport’s now $770 million renovation, the Denver Business Journal reported that it has filed a public-records lawsuit against DIA.


CA Government Proposes Rail Funding

Announced at the end of February, Representative Jim Costa (D-California) proposed legislation which would provide high-speed rail projects with approximately $8 billion per year.


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...


Buffalo Launches Largest US EIB

At the end of February, Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, New York, announced during his 14th State of the City address that the city would be launching an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB).


$5.9B TX Bullet Train Deal Inked

Recently, Madrid-based freight and passenger train operator Renfe Operadora announced that it has signed an agreement with a United States rail developer for a new high-speed track.


Denver Airport Official Talks Developer Debacle

The CEO for the Denver International Airport, Kim Day, has done an about-face in a recent “mea culpa” detailing all of the missteps in the massive Denver International Airport’s now $770 mil...


Final Report Released on CA Transit Center Cracks

The peer review that was tasked with investigating the girder fractures that closed San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center in 2018 is now complete, and was sent to authorities last week.


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...


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


ACMA Hosts Infrastructure Day

Roughly 50 composite manufacturing business owners and leaders gathered earlier this month for American Composites Manufacturers Association’s fifth annual Infrastructure Day.


USDOT Applies for $1B in Grant Funding

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it would be applying for $1 billion in discretionary grant funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 through the Bett...


Researchers Create Fire-Resistant Tunnel Lining

A research team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has recently announced the development of a fire-resistant concrete tunnel lining prototype.


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.


USDA, EPA Announce Rural Water Support

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that aims to help water systems face the challenges o...


Indestructible Paint Announces Focus

United Kingdom-based specialty coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint Ltd. announced earlier this month that it has launched a dedicated focus on coatings in the rail industry.


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...


First Tunnel Complete at Vegas Convention Center

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company reported that the first of two tunnels for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s future underground express transportation system had been comp...


Multiple Regulations Waived for Border Wall

On Thursday (Feb. 20), a waiver made by the Department of Homeland Security's Acting Director Chad Wolf went into effect, surrendering certain procurement laws as to expedite construction on...


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.


Mountain Valley Pipeline Clears FERC Review

Earlier this month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released an environmental impact statement concluding that while an 75-mile-long extension into North Carolina—also known as the ...


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...


Repairs Made at High-Hazard NV Dam

At the end of January, state officials reported that initial repairs on the Cave Creek Dam at Nevada’s Cave Lake State Park in Ely, had been finished, marking the completion of the first pha...


Cuomo Announces $3.8B Project at JFK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached an agreement on terms with Delta Air Lines for work on JFK International Air Terminal...


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...


$770M CO Airport Work to Resume with New GC

Denver City Council’s Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services Committee voted unanimously last week to approve a $195 million construction management and general contracting services...


USDOT Announces $12.5M in Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has recently announced the availability of $12.5 million in grant opportunities regarding safet...


Soo Lock Construction to Begin Spring 2020

In following the award of an almost $53 million contract with Trade West Construction Inc. (Mesquite, Nevada), the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that wor...


Student Proposes Eco-Friendly Hyperloop

Caroline Crouchley, an 8th grader living in Long Island, New York, has recently proposed a new, more eco-friendly take on Elon Musk’s hyperloop.


$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 ...


Bids Needed for NY Suspension Bridge Rehab

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform bridge rehabilitation of Wurts Street over Rondout Creek in the City of Kingston, New York.


Portion of US-Mexico Border Wall Falls

Last week, United States border patrol officers reported that a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, had fallen over into the Mexico side after experiencing high w...


DOT Focuses on Rural Mobility Initiatives

During the World Economic Forum last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced ongoing mobility initiatives that the Department of Transportation plans to implement in rural ...


CA Dam to Receive Safety Upgrades

In an effort to increase flood protection, last week crews began work on what will be a five-year endeavor to raise the Folsom Dam and surrounding earth wing dams and dikes by 3.5 feet in Sa...


Opponents Sue Kinder Morgan Over Pipeline

At the beginning of this month, construction on the western phase of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas restarted after over a year of negotiations and legal issues.


NY Announces $275B Infrastructure Plan

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget, adding $175 billion to the five-year $100 billion plan introduced in 2016, upping the total for transport...


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...


Report: MS Dam Likely to Fail

In Starkville, Mississippi, county officials recently urged residents in the area to evacuate as a precaution for the possible failure of the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.


JLC Infrastructure Invests in Greenskies

Last week, infrastructure fund JLC Infrastructure announced that it successfully completed a transaction with solar-power facility developer Greenskies Renewable Energy that allows prior inv...


Company to Manufacture Pipe for Atoka Pipeline

Earlier this month, California-based manufacturer Thompson Pipe Group announced that it planned to begin production for Oklahoma City’s Atoka Pipeline at its manufacturing plant in Grand Pra...


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...


USDOT Reveals Map to Inspire Investments

In the beginning of January, the United States Department of Transportation announced its release of a new interactive map, designed to highlight federal investments in major infrastructure ...


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


Musk Seeks to Expand Las Vegas Tunnel Project

Earlier this week, President Steve Davis of tunneling company The Boring Co.—owned by Elon Musk—announced the possibility for additional underground transit systems throughout the Las Vegas ...


CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...


Crane Collapses at TX Harbor Bridge

In the middle of December, a 110-ton crawler crane collapsed while lifting a connector beam at the Harbor Bridge replacement project site near Interstate 37 and Brownlee Bouelvard.


Contractor to Appeal Boring Machine Verdict

Recently, a Seattle jury announced its verdict regarding the 2013 incident in which a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of ...


VDOT Causes 25K Birds to Lose Nesting Site

Last month, crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation completed pavement work at the nearly $4 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel project, resulting in the loss of a 40-year-old ...


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...


NM Congress Proposes Transmission Law

Last month, New Mexico congresspeople introduced the Interregional Transmission Planning Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109)—a federal bill geared toward improving the Federal Energy Regulator...


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...


Research: Smart Patch Can Help Reduce Rust

Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) announced earlier this month that researchers from its Department of Engineering’s ICELab have begun developing a new, intelligent and self-powered sensor...


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...


Timeline Updated for NV to CA Rail

Work on a high-speed train that would connect Las Vegas and Southern California is set to kick off late next year in the latter state if things go according to plan. For that to happen, howe...


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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...


Border Wall Funding Blocked in TX

Earlier this week, a U.S. federal judge blocked the Trump administration from transferring $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for the construction of border wall along the southern border.


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.


Borer for 5-Mile TX Tunnel Revealed

Last week, the City of Dallas unveiled “Big Tex,” a tunnel-boring machine slated to dig a five-mile-long tunnel under the city that intends to provide flood protection for 100 years.


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.


FL Interstate Project Safety Assessed

In late September, an accident on the I-4 Ultimate project, in Orlando, Florida, involving a cement girder, resulted in a worker fatality. More recently, a report was released, indicating th...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


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...


'Cap' Project to Give Pittsburgh Green Space

Pittsburgh will be getting a new bit of green space: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is managing the construction of what is known as the “Cap” project, a structure t...


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...


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Mapaero

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced early last week in a media press release that it has wrapped up the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


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...


Cost of Mexico's Scrapped Airport Reaches $9B

After scrapping the construction of a Texcoco, Mexico-based international airport last year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) project cancellation costs are adding up and are l...


Sherwin-Williams Names 2019 Impact Awardees

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2019 Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects featuring coating and li...


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...


Navy Laboratory Develops Healthier Topcoat

Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed what is being billed as a more user-friendly topcoat. The material was applied ...


OH Planners Eye Hyperloop to Pittsburgh

After receiving a $100,000 donation from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is now looking to connect Pittsburgh to its proposed Grea...


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...


LA Eyes Use of Plastic in Road Longevity

To facilitate research into increasing road longevity, the City of Los Angeles is working in collaboration with TechniSoil Industrial to evaluate using recycled plastic as a binder in newly ...


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...


PA Sinkhole Indicates Infrastructure Problems

Last Monday (Oct. 28) morning, a sinkhole roughly 100 feet long and 20 feet deep opened up on 10th Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. However, when the sinkhole presented itself, a Pittsburgh Po...


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...


UK Underpass Plans Prompt Anger

After a consultation was launched last month revealing the removal of a dual carriageway underpass located in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, borough council members have responded with out...


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...


NY, NJ Approve $4.5B for Airport Projects

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners approved the investment of approximately $4.5 billion for projects that aim to accommodate the continued rec...


SMART Act Proposed for Water Infrastructure

Earlier this month, United States House Rep. Harley Rouda, D-California, and Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced H.R. 4687, the Sustainable Municipal Access to Resilient Technology in Infr...


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...


Boring Company Vegas Tunnel Progresses

Earlier this month, construction work on The Boring Company’s tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center officially entered operation. A tunnel boring machine is also reportedly on site, as ...


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...


Concrete Issues Plague MD Purple Line

Issues with concrete at a Maryland Metro entrance shaft are just one of a number of problems associated with the state’s Purple Line project that have recently come to light in documentation...


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...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

Earlier this week, the American Concrete Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with Saudi Arabia-based King Abdulaziz Center for World Cultu...


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...


Highways Key to Developing Hyperloop

According to officials from electro-magnetic transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One, highway rights-of-way could be the key to establishing the developing transportation system across v...


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.


San Diego Seeking Bids for Transit Project

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is seeking bids for its Fashion Valley Elevator Replacement project in San Diego, California.


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.


EPA Announces Stormwater Management Competition

To get college and university students involved with the development of green infrastructure for stormwater management, the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced via emailed pre...


Spillway Design Tested by CSU Engineers

Last week, civil engineers at Colorado State University were reported to be testing an experimental spillway intended for Gross Dam located in southwest Boulder County, Colorado.


EPA Threatens CA Highway Funding

In response to the state of California’s reported negligence in submitting pollution-control plans, the Environmental Protection Agency recently threatened to cut transportation funding for ...


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...


Border Wall Construction Progresses

Earlier this month, Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, reported that roughly a mile of border wall is being built every day. Otherwise, 22 archaeolog...


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...


Domino's 'Paving for Pizza' Initiative Successful

Domino’s, the pizza company which had previously established itself as a hero of U.S. infrastructure with its “Paving for Pizza” initiative, recently announced that the movement would be mov...


Plans for $14B TX Bullet Train Progress

Texas Central Partners, the developer tackling the state’s new bullet train project, announced late last week that it had signed a deal with Italian civil engineering contractor Salini Impre...


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...


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


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...


Quality Control Issues Plague Silver Line

According to the Washington Metro inspector general, new quality control concerns have been identified with the second phase work on Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line project.


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.


MAD Architects Design Hyperloop

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has recently announced a collaboration project with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) for a new elevated transport system des...


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 ...


India Project Tunnel Borer Damaged

Since the tail-end of August, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation personnel have been working on the East-West Metro in Bowbazar, India, where a tunnel-boring machine reportedly struck an aquifer...


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.


New Renderings Released for $1.5M MO Airport

The development team for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project recently released a small project update along with brand new renderings of the final goal...


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...


Off-Earth Nuclear Reactor Could Be Tested by 2022

A new type of nuclear reactor, intended for use in powering manned outposts on the moon and Mars, could be ready for in-space testing by 2022, project team members reported. No such testing ...


World's First Commercial Nuclear Plant Defueled

It's official: The world's full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel, taking the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Program one step closer to completion.


$1.6B in Contracts Awarded for Seattle Rail

Last month, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board of Directors announced that they had awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.6 billion for the Lynnwo...


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.


Finland-Estonia Undersea Rail Faces Issues

A proposed 15-billion-euro ($16.8 billion) undersea rail tunnel, connecting the capitals of Finland and Estonia, recently hit its first stumbling block: more details related to funding are n...


NV-CA High-Speed Train Back on Track

Announced last week, Virgin Trains USA is ready to connect a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California after a series tax-related delays.


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.


Solar Used in Part of England Rail Project

Solar is further being adapted for use in the powering of railway lines: Roughly 100 solar panels have been installed near a train station in Aldershot, in southeast England, a venture that ...


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $87 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Agency Announces $244M in Funding for Rail

Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $244 million in funding for railroad infrastructure projects.


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.


Owner of Brentwood Dam Sued to Make Repairs

The Attorney General’s office has recently requested that a Rockingham County Superior Court judge find that dam-owner Brentwood Dam Ventures LLC is in violation of various state laws in rel...


PPG Finishes Acquisition of Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that it had completed the acquisition of specialty chemicals firm Dexmet (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on products...


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...


Floating Nuclear Plant Draws Concern

Set to begin its 4,000-mile ocean trek to the Russian town of Pevek, floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was recently placed under further scrutiny in light of the country's safe...


Removal Timeline for Klamath River Dams Updated

According to a new filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corp. has updated the cost and timeline for the removal of four hydroelectric dams lo...


Report: Solar Road Test Performs Poorly

A stretch of solar road, originally launched in Normandy, France, in 2016 with promises of being able to power several thousand homes, has failed to live up to expectations, according to rep...


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...


ADOT Implements Composite in Bridge Project

In order to replace the Interstate 40 bridge, located near the city of Winslow, Arizona, the state department of transportation used a method that alternates layers of granular fill bolstere...


PPG to Invest $15M in Singapore Aerospace Center

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that the company would be investing $15 million in its application support center in Seletar Aerospace Park, located near the ...


'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.


Chernobyl Safe Confinement Completed

In a ceremony held on July 10, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, partners in the NOVARKA consortium, announced the completion of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinem...


India Government Approves Hyperloop Project

The government of Maharashtra, located in India, recently announced that the development of a hyperloop is as a public infrastructure project, and has named Virgin Hyperloop One as one of th...


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


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...


Railcar Co. Announces Blast, Paint Facility

Appalachian Railcar Services (Eleanor, West Virginia), a provider of railcar repair, storage, switching and related services, recently announced it has completed an expansion of its Elk Mill...


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...


Los Angeles Transit Plans Updated, Refined

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project is exploring options for four potential routes, in addition to a new pr...


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.


PPG to Acquire Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that it would be acquiring specialty materials firm Dexmet Corporation (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on product f...


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...


Pipeline Academy to Kick Off in LA

The SOWELA Technical Community College has recently received a $1 million donation from TC Energy for the development of a pipeline academy.


Fires Occur at WI Substations; None Injured

Last Friday (July 19), around 7:30 a.m., fires broke out at the American Transmission Company/Madison Gas & Electric Blount Street Substation and the East Campus Substation, in Madison, Wisc...


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...


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


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.


AkzoNobel Looks to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Co.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last Thursday in a media press release that it intends on acquiring French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


Russian Floating Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

Floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has recently been issued a 10-year operating license for its two onboard reactors from Rostechnadzor, Russia’s Federal Environmental, Indust...


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...


Another Contract Inked for O'Hare Project

Another contract has been finalized for the massive $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.


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...


Hawaii DOT To Use Sustainable Concrete

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has announced the state’s approval for the use of carbon-injected concrete in all its flat work-based construction projects, such as roads and sidewal...


1,500-Mile Railroad to Connect Alaska, Canada

Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) and the Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corp., also known as A2A Rail, announced late last month that both companies had signed an agreement for the develo...


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 $...


Australia Aircraft Corrosion Prompts Investigation

Corrosion on the prop shaft of an aircraft belonging to Australia-based Regional Express (REX) has raised concerns, but the company maintains that the brown detritus is “muck” that could be ...


Protective Seawalls Could Cost Coasts $416B

In a recent report by the Center for Climate Integrity—a project of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development—in partnership with engineering firm Resilient Analytics, various...


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...


Regulations Waived for Border Wall Work

Over a week after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps o...


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.


DC Silver Line Project Facing Another Delay

In the latest development in Washington, D.C.’s $6 billion Silver Line project, officials have reported that the entire rail line is more than $260 million over budget and all three phases a...


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 ...


Ground Broken on South FL Rail Project

Earlier this week, Central Florida leaders and representatives from Virgin Trains USA attended the groundbreaking of a $2 billion, 170-mile passenger rail project that will connect Orlando a...


Cranes to Increase Concrete Capacity at TN Dam

This summer AECOM Construction Services will be installing three tower cranes for the Chickamauga Navigation Lock project taking place at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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 ...


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


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.


$600M Work on NYC's Penn Station Begins

Construction has officially begun on the new $600 million entrance for New York City’s Pennsylvania Station.


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...


China Rolls Out New Train Prototype

Magnetic levitation technology—also known as maglev—is the spine of new high-speed rail research in China, according to reports. The train prototype was released off the assembly line earlie...


Trump Considers Sanctions for European Pipeline

On Wednesday (June 12), President Donald J. Trump announced that using sanctions to block controversial pipeline Nord Stream 2, were still being considered as a form of action against the Ru...


AkzoNobel, Airbus Develop Chromate-Free Primer

Global aerospace coatings supplier AkzoNobel and international aerospace pioneer Airbus recently teamed up to launch a new chromate-free exterior primer.


Henkel Opens New Europe Aerospace Hub

Chemical company Henkel announced earlier this month the opening of a new production facility, located in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain, for its aerospace applications.


$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...


CA Transit Center to Reopen Next Month

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority on Tuesday announced that after a review of the fixes made to San Francisco’s $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center, officials confirmed that the structu...


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...


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


$1.1B Pittsburgh Airport Overhaul Full Steam Ahead

Plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.1 billion overhaul are moving forward with several contracts awarded and the Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO going on record to say tha...


Las Vegas-SoCal Rail Project Delayed

Plans for a $4 billion high-speed rail project connecting Southern California and Las Vegas have been delayed by up to two years due to the company responsible being unable to land tax abate...


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.


Underground Tank Plans for Skate Park Top

On Monday, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Woodstock Park closed its doors to visitors for the installation of a 5.2-million-gallon underground wastewater storage tank, slated to be topped wi...


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...


TX Permian Highway Pipeline Trial Begins

On Tuesday (May 28), Judge Lora Livingston and the 261st State District Court in Austin began listening to arguments to decide the outcome of an anti-eminent lawsuit filed against Kinder Mor...


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...


SSPC Opens Structure Award Nominations

SSPC: The Society of Protective Coatings recently announced via an emailed press release that it will be accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Structure Awards, to be presented at the Awards...


Snowflake Design Revealed for China Airport

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow...


Las Vegas Approves Boring Tunnel Deal

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a $48.6 million contract with The Boring Company earlier this week for construction on the LVCC Loop. The Boring Company was original...


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...


Hawaii DOT Testing Sustainable Concrete

In a move to facilitate the development of sustainable transportation technologies, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is testing a concrete mix injected with waste carbon dioxide.


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 ...


Electric Road to Charge Vehicles

Near the center of Lund, Sweden, construction is about to begin on the city’s first prototype of an electric road. Elonroad, having no relation to Elon Musk, is the tech company behind the i...


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.


CA Transit Center Fixes Complete

Repairs and reinforcements at San Francisco’s plagued Salesforce Transit Center are reportedly complete, though a timeline of precisely when the $2.2 billion facility will reopen remains unc...


DC Silver Line Faces Cracking Issues

Issues continue to plague the Washington, D.C. Silver Line project, with Capital Rail Constructors, the contractor responsible for building the second phase of the endeavor, reporting that c...


$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...


VA Offshore Wind Construction Begins

In the upcoming weeks, Dominion Energy (Richmond, Virginia) will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, according to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Thom...


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...


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


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...


Lawmakers Reveal $2T Infrastructure Agreement

Just yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced the agreement of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The proposal focuses on roads, bridges, highways,...


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...


Judge Rules in WA Tunnel Boring Case

In a ruling related to a 2013 incident when a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of the State Route 99 tunnel, a judge recen...


DOT Announces $900M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Monday (April 22), totaling $900 million in grants through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Dev...


Flint Water Receives $77M in Funding

Marking its five-year anniversary since the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the city would be receiving $77.7 million in federa...


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...


Infrastructure Research Looks at New Preservation Tactic

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a new approach to preserving infrastructure, a system that factors in a life-cycle cost analysis as well...


FL County Spills Wastewater into Wetlands

Sarasota County is still under fire after a 48-inch diameter pipe burst at the Bee Ridge treatment facility on Dec. 20, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater on site, some of ...


NYC Rail Rehab Considered Despite Funding

Project organizers for the Hudson Tunnel—a new rail tunnel slated to run between New York and New Jersey— are reviewing their options after key federal funding for the $13 billion project pr...


Contractors Needed for IL Bridge Rehab

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


Hong Kong Plans $79B Artificial Island

The Hong Kong government has recently announced its plans to build what will be one of the world’s largest artificial islands.The Lantau Vision Tomorrow scheme is slated to ease the territor...


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.


PLAs to be Used for $3B CA Airport Reno

The $3 billion San Diego International Terminal 1 project—the airport’s largest ever—will officially be under the rules of project labor agreements as the San Diego Regional Airport Authorit...


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...


Funding for VA Bridge-Tunnel Approved

Late last month, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, working in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, announced the approval of funding for th...


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

Toward the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house in Detroit to update their current and upcoming projects, including the Soo Lock project’s construction status.


Subcontractors Disputes CA Transit Center Finds

On the heels of a report from San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority that said multiple inspections failed to miss a construction error in the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center...


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


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...


London Gets 3D ‘Zebra Crossing’

A 3D "zebra crossing" has made its appearance on a road in North-West London in efforts to improve road safety.


Construction Starts for $1.5B MO Terminal Project

Ground was finally broken for construction on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project.


Silver Line Phase 2 Still Facing Rail Tie Issues

Washington Metro expects another possible delay of the Silver Line extension project to the Dulles International Airport and Ashburn, according to WTOP.


Construction Begins on $1B O'Hare Expansion

Chicago officials celebrated last week the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5—just one piece of the massive $8.5 billion “O’Hare 21” re...


PA Turnpike Approves Hyperloop Study

Imagine traveling the 360-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike, in what would take roughly 5 hours by car, in just 30 minutes. This once futuristic idea is slowly becoming a reality, thanks to the hyp...


Report: Work Error Missed in CA Transbay Center

San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh revealed at a March 14 meeting that multiple inspections failed to miss a lapse in the building process in the...


Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Progresses

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is making progress on the demolition of Seattle’s double-decked Alaskan Way Viaduct, which serves as part of a larger move for the construction of the $712 mil...


Atlanta Mayor Announces City’s First DOT

Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced that she will be establishing the city’s first Department of Transportation.


ISU Researchers Examine Heated Pavement

Iowa State University engineers are moving onto the second stage of testing—in a more intense real-world environment—of heated pavement, which will undergo the stress of heavy truck traffic.


OH Sewer Upgrade Burdens Residents

An Environmental Protection Agency-mandated $1.2 billion sewer overhaul for Akron, Ohio, is saddling residents with continuously increasing water and sewer bills. Though the project must be ...


Elon Musk to Build New Las Vegas Tunnel

Recently, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority’s board of directors approved Elon Musk’s Boring Company for the construction of an underground express tunnel connecting downtown La...


MO Kicks Off $1.5B Terminal Project with Ceremony

Just over a month since the Kansas City International Airport reached a price agreement on the $1.5 billion terminal building, a celebration has been planned.


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 ...


Funding Approved for Last Leg of LA Subway

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced late last month the approval of a budget more than $3.2 billion for the last leg of the $8.2 billion Purple Line Extens...


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 ...


Elon Musk Announces New Tunnel Borer

Boring Company founder and billionaire Elon Musk announced on Twitter early last week that the company’s next-generation tunnel borer, Line-Storm, could be active within the next month or sh...


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...


Work Could Begin Soon on $2B MO Airport Project

Plans are moving forward for Missouri’s nearly $2 billion Kansas City International Airport project and construction could start as early as April, according to reports.


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...


Construction Official Acquitted in DC Bribery Case

The vice president of a construction firm who was charged with bribing a D.C. Metro official was reportedly found not guilty last week.


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.


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Aircraft Restoration

In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 ai...


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...


Government Aims to Terminate CA Rail Funding

On the heels of the state of California suing over President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border, the Department of Transportation has announced it is seeking the re...


Designs Released for $1.1B PA Airport Project

Earlier this week the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a concept design for the estimated $1.1 billion overhaul of Pittsburgh International Airport.


CO Airport Project Delayed Over Concrete Issue

Work at the Denver International Airport is facing what could be a 10-month delay after finding that the concrete in the main floor is weaker than expected.


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...


CA Transbay Tube Retrofit Underway

Earlier this month, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency began retrofitting work to the Transbay Tube, which runs under San Francisco Bay, carrying four transbay lines. Plans include the additi...


PPG Aeorspace Coating Meets Military Requirements

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that PPG RECC 3007, an aerospace conversion coating, meets the qualifications for the U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-81...


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...


Mexican President Talks New Airport Terminal

At an event earlier this week Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly described plans for the country’s main airport, saying that it will get a third terminal.


Silver Line Testing Reveals Further Rail Issues

The first test train, to run on the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport, in Washington, D.C., managed to only get 1,000 feet out of the Wiehle-Reston East station before encountering pro...


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.


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast 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...


CA Transit Center Fix Gets June Completion Date

The fix for the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco is now officially underway as shoring went up along one of the streets last weekend. Repair work, though, is estimated...


CA Sepulveda Transit Corridor Designs Released

Late last month, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released four refined concept options for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which will help allevi...


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...


Air Force Uses 3D Printing to Replace F-22 Part

Following on an established history of using 3D printing for legacy aircraft parts that may no longer be in production, the U.S. Air Force, in December, installed a 3D-printed metallic brack...


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...


Research: Graphene Properties Change in Humidity

In light of reports of graphite losing its lubricating ability in low humidity conditions, researchers based out of the Queen Mary University of London investigated bi-layer graphene, demons...


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...


WSDOT, Other Agencies Collaborate with Creatives

More state transportation departments are considering implementing artist-in-residence programs to look at public space and infrastructure in new ways, according to reports. In November, the...


Musk Offers to Tunnel in Australia

Last week, billionaire Elon Musk, founder of the Boring Company, offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel that would run from near Lithgow to outside of Penrith i...


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...


SC Airport Looking at Multiple Projects in 2019

South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport is on the books for four projects this year—just two years after the completion of its $200 million overhaul—with sights set on even more de...


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.


Phase One of Ottawa's Light Rail Nearing Completion

Phase one of Ottawa’s new $2.1 billion CAD ($1.5 billion) light rail project is nearing completion, with an opening date slated for the end of April.


Consortium Uses Graphene in Leading Edge Development

The Graphene Flagship consortium, in partnership with Aernnova, Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria and Airbus, recently used composites enhanced with graphene in the development of a leading edge for ...


Fix for CA Transit Center Gets Green Light

Late last week, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority green-lighted the repair of the two fractured beams in San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center.


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...


Federal Grant Approved for WA Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration recently approved a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for a 8.5-mile light rail project slated for Seattle. Th...


Firm Tapped for $310M Phoenix Airport Project

A general contractor has been tapped for the new $310 million concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Sherwin-Williams Announces Aerospace Coatings Training

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced its 2019 aerospace coatings training program schedule, with classes accommodating various levels of experience, covering subjects ...


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.


Approval Granted for Germany-Denmark Tunnel

The German Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein state recently granted approval for the construction of an 18-kilometer-long (11.18-mile-long) sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link th...


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...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for French Tanker Aircraft

In a company first, the Aerospace Coatings arm of international coatings supplier AkzoNobel recently provided a water-based topcoat for the newest generation of the French Air Force’s long-d...


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...


Preliminary Fix Proposed for Transbay Center

Preliminary findings as to the cause of the cracks in San Francisco’s $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center have been released, along with a suggested fix.


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...


Boring Company Tunneling Toward LA Stadium

Earlier this month, billionaire Elon Musk’s The Boring Company announced that it would be abandoning plans for a test tunnel under the west side of Los Angeles, instead switching focus to a ...


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.


Terminals Included in $1.5B Worth of US Grants

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding to 91 projects across 49 states, including the District of Columbia.


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...


Scientists Attempt to Hush Noisy WA Bridge

University of Washington scientists are investigating noise complaints that stem from cars passing over expansion joints belonging to the Highway 520 bridge, one of the longest floating brid...


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...


NJ Commuter Aims to Raise Money for Portal Bridge

One New Jersey commuter has taken it upon themselves to find funding for replacing the Portal Bridge: A GoFundMe, started by someone self-named as “Sad Jersey Commuter,” is seeking $920 mill...


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 ...


Texas Bullet Train Gets Construction Date

Construction on Texas’ new bullet train is slated to begin late next year, according to reports. The project is still awaiting final approval from the Federal Railway Administration, however...


$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...


Boring Company Tunnel Project Abandoned

A lawsuit filed back in May has resulted in billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Company dropping plans for a tunnel running beneath Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. The company will now focus ...


CA Officials Approve $43B Transportation Plan

Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority announced the approval of a $43.4 billion plan that will serve as a guideline for how infrastructure...


Amtrak Shortlists Companies for Philly Project

In its effort to revamp Philadelphia’s William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, Amtrak recently released its shortlist of four teams to be master developer on the historic project.


Latvia Anniversary Celebrated with Unique Livery

In celebration of Latvia’s 100th anniversary, airBaltic recently changed the livery of one of its new A220-300 aircraft to a color scheme that honored the country’s flag, using aerospace coa...


Boring Company Completes Test Tunnel

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its first test tunnel, located in Hawthorne, California, ahead of the Dec. 10 opening date. The billionaire also recently announced the founding of T...


Audit: CA Rail Plagued by Cost Overruns

A recent audit indicates that cost overruns—currently totaling $600 million for three projects, $1.6 billion total estimated to complete them—associated with the California high-speed rail p...


Southwest Light-Rail Construction to Begin

The prospect of a new light-rail line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie recently overcame a significant hurdle on the road to construction: The Federal Transportation authority has issu...


CA Transit Center Could Undergo Full Review

The investigation of the cracks found at San Francisco’s SalesForce Transit Center is ongoing after the Transbay Joint Powers Authority called for a complete structural evaluation of the bui...


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.


NJ's Yellow Brick Road to be Restored

The yellow brick road no longer exists only in Oz: A two-block road, known as Castle Point Terrace, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a visual successor of the movie-famous roadway, and is ...


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...


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


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.


KCI Terminal Project Balloons in Cost, Size

Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport could be facing another bout of turbulence as the project balloons in both size and cost: The current plan has grown about 40 percent in square f...