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What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 25, 2014

What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

We surveyed all 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the District of Columbia’s DOT for the Better Roads Annual Bridge Inventory. In doing so, we took a look at what causes the most damage to bridges. Here’s what the ...

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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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

Tina Grady Barbaccia - 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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SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - 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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I-5 bridge collapses, causes no fatalities

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

I-5 bridge collapses, causes no fatalities

An oversize truck last night struck a portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River between Seattle and Canada, sending the portion of the bridge and its occupants into the river below. No fatalities resulted from the collapse, CBS ...

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Teamsters support Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 04, 2011

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Rep. James McGovern, (D-Mass.) and safety advocates and family members of highway accident victims at a press conference today to endorse the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation ...

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Better Bridges 2010 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2010

Better Bridges 2010 Bridge Inventory

The State of Your Bridges Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States By Tina Grady Barbaccia It’s a case of good news/bad news. Better Roads’ 2010 Annual Bridge Inventory reveals that fewer of the country’s bridges are considered structurally deficient (SD) ...

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