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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Amanda Bayhi on May 01, 2014

How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 03, 2014

VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Last year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association received more than 40 submissions from across the nation when it challenged “students of all ages” to identify and “shed light” with a short video on national and local transportation issues ...

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DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

Amanda Bayhi on Feb 28, 2014

DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday released a report that finds all levels of government would need to spend an estimated $123.7 billion to $145.9 billion annually to maintain and improve roads and bridges. The report -- 2013 Status ...

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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Amanda Bayhi on Feb 19, 2014

TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...

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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Contributed on Nov 22, 2013

Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Human beings are creatures of overcoming obstacles. Out of necessity, we have built bridges to connect islands, places, cities and most importantly, the hearts of men. Because of the amazing urge for innovation, our history has seen the evolution of ...

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More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 21, 2013

More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Despite that the nation’s transportation funding system is in great peril as the expiration of the current surface transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is set to expire on September 30, 2014, many state ...

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The State of the Nation's Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 06, 2013

The State of the Nation's Bridges

Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States shows that every year the percentage of overall structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges slightly improves, but for most states consistent, guaranteed funding remains a major roadblock to making bigger ...

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SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 05, 2013

SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Every year, Better Roads conducts a survey on the state of the nation’s bridges. The survey has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are sent a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions to determine ...

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AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

Amanda Bayhi on Sep 19, 2013

AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

A recent Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory has proven 7,795 -- 1.2 percent -- of those bridges to be both structurally deficient and fracture critical. The report also found that 65,605 of ...

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PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

Amanda Bayhi on Jul 31, 2013

PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

Last year, Better Roads featured a story about engineers who inspect bridges by climbing the structures and using ropes to rappel down and access critical areas. The article, titled “Bridge Climbing,” detailed how climb-trained engineers from the Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

John Latta on Jul 18, 2013

Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

A disturbingly large number of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (see Better Roads’ November bridge inventory). But how many are “fracture-critical?” Washington State’s collapsed I-5 bridge was fracture-critical when it was hit by a heavily loaded truck. But ...

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More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

Amanda Bayhi on Jul 17, 2013

More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

More than 200 of Washington state’s bridges are classified as fracture-critical and could collapse if a key component of the bridge fails, according to KUOW. Of those bridges, at least three have been struck multiple times in the past five years, ...

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