More Articles for Interstate 5 bridge collapse

Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

John Latta - 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 - 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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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies met Thursday for a hearing, where the committee examined the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in the context of the overall status of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. AASHTO Journal ...

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USDOT to release $15.6 million for I-5 bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 14, 2013

USDOT to release $15.6 million for I-5 bridge

Washington State Senator Patty Murray said on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will releasing $15.6 million of the federal share for repair of the Interstate 5 bridge in Washington State that collapsed into the Skagit River three ...

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Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss I-5 bridge collapse

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss I-5 bridge collapse

The Senate Committee on Appropriations during a hearing on Thursday will discuss the Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred in Washington State last month, according to AASHTO Journal. The hearing, "Crumbling Infrastructure: Examining the Challenges of our Outdated and Overburdened Highways ...

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Lawmaker proposes bridge safety hearing

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2013

Lawmaker proposes bridge safety hearing

Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) has called for Congress to hold a hearing on bridge safety when the return from recess, The Hill reported. The request follows last week’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse in Washington State as well as bridge collapse this ...

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U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2013

U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State has sparked a number of conversations about infrastructure spending in the United States. Though the Skagit River Bridge was only considered functionally obsolete rather than structurally deficient ...

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Washington governor announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2013

Washington governor announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has announced the state’s plan to temporarily replace the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. A portion of the bridge collapsed Thursday night after an oversize truck struck an overhead steel ...

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2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

John Latta - 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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I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2013

I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation funding

The Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred Thursday night in Washington State underscores a larger problem the state is facing: transportation funding. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has said the bridge collapse reveals that lawmakers need to find ways to fund ...

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