Bridges

April 6, 2012, 11am PDT
Plans to transform New York's Tappan Zee Bridge into a park have captured the public's imagination, but some speculate it's just a pipe dream, Peter Applebome reports.
The New York Times
February 25, 2012, 7am PST
As state authorities prepare to replace the aging bridge, local officials and interest groups propose an "exciting" alternative to demolition.
New York Times
November 14, 2011, 8am PST
Transit agencies and railroad companies realize the importance of infrastructure, as their train cars roll over bridges and through tunnels every day. This article looks at advances in bridge construction begin driven by these private industries.
Progressive Railroading
October 8, 2011, 9am PDT
Architecture for Humanity has asked 9 design firms to dream up an upgrade for Coleman Oval Skate Park, which is located directly underneath the Manhattan Bridge.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 5, 2011, 7am PDT
While the photos of the flooded towns in New England captivated our attention, it is the devastation to the roads and bridges that has become the priority in the rebuilding effort - as they must be repaired or replaced to allow relief and rebuilding.
The New York Times - U.S.
July 20, 2011, 9am PDT
A proposed 20-mile bridge would span the Red Sea to connect Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- connecting Arab states and reducing reliance on land passage through Israel.
Der Spiegel
June 22, 2011, 6am PDT
A new pedestrian bridge over a freeway has reconnected a Detroit neighborhood with new accessibility and a new park.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 16, 2011, 9am PDT
The Tappan Zee Bridge, which crosses the Hudson, is falling apart at the seams. So why is it taking so long to repair?
City Journal
February 9, 2011, 8am PST
Long-held plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver, Washington, have been thrown out by a panel of experts who have suggested cheaper alternatives.
The Oregonian
February 7, 2011, 10am PST
A new report from Smart Growth America finds that stimulus spending on public transit produced 70% more jobs per dollar than road spending.
The Hill
February 2, 2011, 2pm PST
A recent international design competition sought innovative and attractive solutions for allowing wildlife to cross busy highways. The winning designs take various strategies to go over or under the traffic.
The Globe and Mail
December 17, 2010, 11am PST
This collection of photographs from <em>Smithsonian</em> documents the construction of the recently opened bypass bridge at the Hoover Dam.
Smithsonian
December 3, 2010, 10am PST
A Michigan Senate committee voted against a bill to create a public-private partnership to oversee land acquisition, construction and management of the planned Detroit River International Crossing, putting the project on hold until at least 2011.
The Wall Street Journal
November 24, 2010, 12pm PST
The Indiana Dept. of Transportation is attempting to preserve bridges around the state, but don't have the funding to do so. Following the model of other states, they're asking locals who care about the bridges to "adopt" them.
USA Today
November 24, 2010, 5am PST
Millions have been in the tent city of Mina in Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Though the crowds are temporary, the infrastructure built to handle them is permanent.
The Pop-Up City
November 9, 2010, 2pm PST
The Pennsylvanian township of Upper Salford is auctioning off a 35-year-old wooden bridge to the highest bidder through an online forum, the latest creative solution for cash-strapped local governments seeking to clean up expensive local problems.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9, 2010, 11am PST
A new $135m bridge over the Willamette River will include designated lanes for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit vehicles, but not private cars.
Next American City
September 18, 2010, 7am PDT
With infrastructure aging, technology is increasingly relied upon to assess the safety of bridges. Many places are finding that simple monitoring devices can help save money.
Governing
January 21, 2010, 6am PST
After years of planning, a proposed new bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington is facing collapsing political support. Local leaders oppose some aspects of the plan.
The Oregonian
January 18, 2010, 9am PST
NYC would certainly not be the first, but the Henry Hudson Bridge would be one of the most significant bridges to go to all-electronic fare collection. No E-ZPass? No worry - your license will be photographed and you'll get the bill in the mail.
The New York Times - N.Y./Region