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66,000 U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2013

Amanda Bayhi on Jun 24, 2013

66,000 U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2013

Following Transportation for America’s release of a report stating that one in nine bridges is classified as structurally deficient, CNN Money has created an interactive map to demonstrate the amount of deficient bridges in each state in 2013. According to CNN ...

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25 percent of U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2012

Amanda Bayhi on Jun 17, 2013

25 percent of U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2012

Of the 607,380 bridges on U.S. roadways in 2012, 25 percent were classified as deficient, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s testimony last week before the Senate Commitee on Appropriations’ Subcomittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and ...

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Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

John Latta on Jun 03, 2013

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist and Policy VP Alison Premo Black said the bridge market is "showing some surprising strength," and new Q1 numbers suggest it will be an ongoing strength. Black was speaking at the ARTBA ...

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2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

John Latta on May 28, 2013

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

Did the collapse of the I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Washington State demonstrate a need for increased investing in our increasingly substandard transportation infrastructure, particularly bridges? One argument says no. Then it sort of says yes as well. “No” in ...

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The Man Who Slides Bridges

John Latta on Apr 08, 2013

The Man Who Slides Bridges

Any story is valuable if it can show us how to do our work better. And especially when that work is big, massively expensive, part of our daily lives and paid for by tax dollars. For example, an old bridge that ...

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America's roads and bridges 'not crumbling' - report

John Latta on Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Staff Report on Feb 15, 2013

$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 15 announced $287 million in emergency relief funds for New York to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters, with $250 million specifically designated for Hurricane Sandy recovery. LaHood was joined by Senator ...

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Contributed Case History: Building Bridges with Steel Girder Formwork

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 23, 2013

Contributed Case History: Building Bridges with Steel Girder Formwork

A girder bridge is considered the most common and most basic bridge type. In its simplest form, a log across a creek could even be considered a girder bridge. In today’s bridges the long spans allow for a direct connection ...

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70 bridges getting $130M in federal funds for repair, replacement

Staff Report on Nov 30, 2012

70 bridges getting $130M in federal funds for repair, replacement

Seventy city and county projects across Washington state will receive a portion of $130 million in federal funds to repair or replace aging bridges, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Washington State Department of Transportation selected projects ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Bridges are singing in the rain

Tom Jackson on Oct 25, 2012

Bridges are singing in the rain

Scientists at Brigham Young University have discovered a way to measure defects in bridges by listening to the sounds they make when impacted by drops of water. Echo location is the basic principle at work here, a technique used for all ...

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How come we can get trucks to Mars but not under low bridges on earth?

John Latta on Sep 27, 2012

It's surprising how little oversight there is in the use of GPS devices in a moving vehicle. Maybe you see that as a good, free-market, thing, or maybe worry about where it's taking our driving future. New York Democratic Senator Chuck ...

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