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TRIP finds one-third of Maine’s local, state bridges structurally deficient or functionally obsolete

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 29, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) latest report from 2014 data shows 33 percent of Maine’s locally- and state-maintained bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. TRIP also said Maine has labeled 11 percent of these bridges as poor, a rating that ...

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USDOT provides $1 million in emergency relief for Missouri flood-damaged roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 14, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released $1 million in emergency relief funds to the Missouri Department of Transportation for bridge and road repair following recent flooding damage across the state. “We now how difficult it is ...

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Caltrans to receive $2 million in emergency relief funds for wildfire damage to roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 25, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made available $2 million to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for road and bridge repairs required after damage from recent wildfires in the northern part of the state. Total estimates of repair costs for ...

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Oregon DOT study estimates under-maintained bridges could cost state $94 billion over 20 years

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 24, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is painting a grim picture of the economic impact on the state with current bridge funding and maintenance programs, estimating $94 billion in lost production value and a loss of 100,000 jobs over a ...

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With state’s bridges in “critical need of attention,” Missouri DOT approved for $100 million in extra funding

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 11, 2015

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has approved $100 million in additional funds for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to use in bridge and road repair efforts, according to a report by ABC 17 News. With matching federal funds, ...

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Rhode Island inspections reveal 28 bridges in critical condition

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 02, 2015

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation found 230 structurally deficient bridges in it's inspections—28 of which were said to have "critical findings." According to NBC 10, RIDOT began inspecting the state's bridges back in May and discovered it would cost millions ...

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Ten years after Katrina: Biloxi Bay, Bay St. Louis Bridges keep community strong

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 26, 2015

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina damaged beyond repair the Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis Bridges, destruction that cut off many communities in the Biloxi area from each other. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), through processes that allowed bridge design, ...

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Louisiana DOTD releases book highlighting 150 historic bridges in the state

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 14, 2015

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) has released an illustrated publication that provides a guide to 150 of the states historic bridges that “represent significant engineering designs, important trends and historical events.” Crossing the Bayou: Louisiana’s Historic Bridges is ...

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More than half of Americans say Congress should increase spending on roads and bridges

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 07, 2015

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted by the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on ...

State/Local Government

Maryland governor announces $1.97 billion for highways and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 26, 2015

Maryland will see $1.97 billion provided for 84 highway and bridge projects across the state, with the majority of the total being used for new projects. Gov. Larry Hogan announced June 25 that of the $1.35 billion going toward new projects, ...


PennDOT public-private partnership with PWKP to replace 58 bridges in 2015

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 24, 2015

Through a public-private partnership (P3) with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will have 58 bridges replaced in 2015 as part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program. PWKP is scheduled to replace a total of 558 ...

State/Local Government

TRIP: Ohio’s roads and bridges face $11.6 billion shortfall for improvements

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 18, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) recent analysis of Ohio’s transportation system finds the state will see an $11.6 billion shortfall in funding for improvements for roads, highways and bridges through 2017. The report indicates 24 percent of the major locally- and state-maintained ...