Bridge Collapse

September 22, 2013, 5am PDT
In this editorial, The News Tribune takes aim at the WA State Department of Transportation - in a complimentary way - at the speed and efficiency in which it handled the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on May 23. The replacement opened Sept. 15.
The News Tribune
June 23, 2013, 7am PDT
It may have been serendipity, but Transportation for America's new report on the sorry state of America's bridges, 11% are structurally deficient, was released the same day that a temporary replacement span opened on the Skagit River bridge in Wash.
USA Today
June 4, 2013, 9am PDT
Brian Naylor of NPR and Stephen Lee Davis of Transportation for America examine different aspects of the government's inability to ensure that bridges are in a state of good repair.
NPR
May 29, 2013, 7am PDT
While the New Hampshire bill made it through the House, it was blocked, as Republican leaders had predicted, in the Senate. The Iowa bill, sponsored and supported by Republicans, was never acted on. Iowa may try again next year; not possible in N.H.
Bedford (N.H.) Patch
May 28, 2013, 7am PDT
In a pair of articles, four Wall Street Journal writers delve deeper into the May 24 collapse of the I-5, Skagit Valley Bridge in Washington state and its relationship to our nation's aging transportation infrastructure.
The Wall Street Journal
May 24, 2013, 12pm PDT
Two cars plunged off the I-5 truss bridge, 60 miles north of Seattle, into the frigid Skagit River at the end of Thursday's commute, but no deaths nor serious injuries occurred. The likely cause appears to be a big-rig hitting the 58-year-old bridge.
Washington State Bridge Collapse - No Fatalities
August 26, 2012, 1pm PDT
A year after a deadly high-speed train accident occurred in the eastern city of Wenzhou, a portion of one of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday, reigniting concerns over infrastructure built at breakneck speed in recent years.
The New York Times
April 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new report from U.S. PIRG reveals how special interests tilts the playing field toward the construction of new and ever-wider highways at the expense of repair and maintenance.
Road Work Ahead: Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges
March 31, 2009, 2pm PDT
Concrete in a Minneapolis bridge replacing that which collapsed in 2007 is made of a concoction that boasts less environmental impact and durability. And it's self-cleaning.
The New York Times
September 11, 2008, 6am PDT
Just over a year since its deadly collapse, the rebuilt Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis is scheduled to reopen as early as next week.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
August 6, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The National Bridge Inventory completed in the wake of the I-35W collapse in Minneapolis has revealed numerous gaps in data and delayed inspections at the State level.</p>
MSNBC
August 5, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Official sources show that Minnesota had been long diverting bridge repair funds to build new highways.</p>
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Photos taken in 2003 of the doomed Minneapolis bridge revealed warped gusset plates believed to have been a key point of failure in the 2007 collapse that killed 13 people.</p>
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