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Several deficiencies exposed in Skagit River Bridge collapse

Jul 22, 2014

Several deficiencies exposed in Skagit River Bridge collapse

Several deficiencies have been exposed following the collapse of Skagit River Bridge on Interstate-5 near Mt. Vernon, Wash. The collapse happened when the bridge was struck by a truck carrying an oversized load. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found a ...

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[VIDEO] A theme song for handymen everywhere

Jul 22, 2014

These days their are songs about almost anything you could possibly think of. But what about us handymen? There are no songs to honor our hard work and determination to do-it-ourselves instead of seeking out "professional" help. ...Until now! Thanks to parody ...

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President Obama to urge for private investments

Jul 21, 2014

President Obama to urge for private investments

If a multiyear solution to the Highway Trust Fund is unable to be reached, President Barack Obama will look into private investors to help fix roads and bridges around the country. That would likely mean more tolls for drivers as ...

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'Sweet Home Alabama' welcomes travelers

Jul 21, 2014

'Sweet Home Alabama' welcomes travelers

...Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue. Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you... Lynyrd Skynyrd first sung those lyrics forty years ago and the song has been embraced by the state ever since. The catchy tune ...

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5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident

Jul 18, 2014

5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident

A truck hauling an excavator caused some major problems for the Washington State Department of Transportation after colliding with five freeway overpasses. Cost of the repairs have not yet been determined, but all five bridges will need to be repaired. “It’s ...

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Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

Jul 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

The Illinois Tollway is set to build a "living laboratory" which will serve as a unique test site to improve existing products and study technology advancements.  The test site will immediately focus on smartphone tolling applications and I-Pass transponders to ...

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Falsework tumbles after sand hauler hits interstate bridge

Jul 17, 2014

Falsework tumbles after sand hauler hits interstate bridge

A sand hauler hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, causing lumber and steel beams to collapse onto the freeway. The semi truck driver lost control and struck a concrete divider along the shoulder. A portion of ...

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Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Jul 17, 2014

Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Traffic deaths in the United States fell nearly 23 percent between 2005 and 2012 according to a study done by the University of Michigan's Transportation Institute. The study mostly credits safer automobiles and advanced technologies such as anti-lock brakes, collision-avoidance ...

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70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

Jul 16, 2014

70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton bridge was tried and tested by the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab. The experiment was to see if the bridge would survive a series of 10 earthquakes - and it did! “It was a complete success. ...

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What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Jul 16, 2014

What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Ever wonder what state has the worst roads and bridges in the nation? A new “It’s Time to Rebuild America” report from the White House gives that unfortunate title to Rhode Island. The report claims that 41 percent of Rhode Island’s ...

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House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

Jul 15, 2014

House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

The House has passed a $11 billion plan to pay the federal government’s share of road and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. With time –and money – running out, the House recognizes that immediate action is needed. It voted ...

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New Navistar engine provides up to eight percent fuel economy improvement

Jul 15, 2014

New Navistar engine provides up to eight percent fuel economy improvement

Navistar has started shipments of its first vocational vehicles with 9- and 10-liter engines using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The new engines reportedly provide up to eight percent fuel economy improvement in International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks. “Our field ...

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