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Bryant Orders 83 Bridges Closed in Emergency Declaration

April 17, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, issuing a proclamation that orders the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 city and county bridges that have been judged deficient by federal National Bridge Inspection…

NTSB Issues Reports on Protecting Bridges from Fire Damage and Collapse (NTSB)

April 16, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, about 6:05 p.m., construction materials stored under an Interstate 85 (I-85) overpass in Atlanta, Georgia, were set on fire.…

Institution of Civil Engineers, AECOM and MTR Corporation Unveil the World’s Longest Span Bridge Built with LEGO Bricks in Hong Kong

April 2, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

HONG KONG — The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the world’s most respected professional engineering association, in partnership with AECOM,…

Michael Baker International to Improve Safety and Accessibility for Downtown Atlanta Commuters with Courtland Street Bridge Replacement

March 29, 2018 - in Bridges, News, Projects, Transportation

Norcross, Ga. - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced it was selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to lead the engineering design efforts for the Courtland Street Accelerated…

MassDOT: Board Advances $177M Boston Bridge Replacement Project

March 28, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

The board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation approved a contract for about $177 million to replace Boston's North Washington Street Bridge that carries traffic over the Boston Inner Harbor between the North End and Charlestown.…

FIU’s Pedestrian Bridge Installation Left it Vulnerable to Collapse Until Complete, Experts Say

March 16, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

The pedestrian bridge in Miami that collapsed Thursday had only been put in place on Saturday under a process that allowed for installation of large sections — but that experts said left it vulnerable to collapse until…

U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on the Collapse of a Pedestrian Bridge at Florida International University

March 16, 2018 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation released the following statement regarding today’s collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater, Florida. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families,…

FIU Bridge Collapse: Four Dead, 8 Cars Trapped Underneath

March 16, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing at least four people and crushing several vehicles under it. “We have located four deceased,” confirmed Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Dave…

District DOT Launches $441M Project to Replace Aging Frederick Douglass Bridge

March 13, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground last month on a three-year, $441 million project to build a new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to replace the 68-year-old that spans the Anacostia River and has required special repairs and truck traffic…

ITD’s Buehrig Traveling to Tiny Village in Panama to Build Bridges To Prosperity

March 8, 2018 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

BOISE - Opportunities like the one in front of Idaho Transportation Department Bridge Engineer Alan Buehrig are few and far between. Buehrig is traveling to Panama March 16 for two weeks to participate in the Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) program. Buehrig's…