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Better Roads News

DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 28, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday released a report that finds all levels of government would need to spend an estimated $123.7 billion to $145.9 billion annually to maintain and improve roads and bridges. The report -- 2013 Status ...

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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 19, 2014

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...

Business

How Louisville construction workers stand up to the wind, snow and frigid cold of the Ohio River Bridges project

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 07, 2014

There's been a lot of talk about the Polar Vortex lately that's giving a great deal of the country a pretty good feeling of what it's like to live in an arctic climate. And yet, there are those who are ...

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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Posted by Contributed on Nov 22, 2013

Human beings are creatures of overcoming obstacles. Out of necessity, we have built bridges to connect islands, places, cities and most importantly, the hearts of men. Because of the amazing urge for innovation, our history has seen the evolution of ...

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

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 21, 2013

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 ...

Business

Better Roads: The state of the nation’s bridges is improving, but funding is still a major roadblock

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

According to our sister site Better Roads, when it comes to the state of the nation's bridges, there's good news and bad news. The good? According to Better Roads' annual Bridge Inventory survey, the percentage of overall structurally deficient and functionally ...

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The State of the Nation’s Bridges

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 06, 2013

Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States is featured.

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SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 05, 2013

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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AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 19, 2013

A recent Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory has proven 7,795 -- 1.2 percent -- of those bridges to be both structurally deficient and fracture critical. The report also found that 65,605 of ...

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One percent of U.S. bridges are both fracture critical and structurally deficient

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2013

A recent report from the Associated Press analyzing the 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory found that 7,795, 1.2 percent, of them are both structurally deficient and fracture critical. Structurally deficient bridges are those in need of ...

Better Roads News

PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 31, 2013

Last year, Better Roads featured a story about engineers who inspect bridges by climbing the structures and using ropes to rappel down and access critical areas. The article, titled “Bridge Climbing,” detailed how climb-trained engineers from the Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

Posted by John Latta on Jul 18, 2013

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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