Bridges

The news satire show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" gave comic treatment to the country's ever-present, much-neglected infrastructure crisis. It's hilarious and scary. At the same time!
Mar 6, 2015   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
This collection of photographs from <em>Smithsonian</em> documents the construction of the recently opened bypass bridge at the Hoover Dam.
Dec 17, 2010   Smithsonian
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.
Dec 3, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
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.
Nov 24, 2010   USA Today
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.
Nov 24, 2010   The Pop-Up City
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.
Nov 9, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
A new $135m bridge over the Willamette River will include designated lanes for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit vehicles, but not private cars.
Nov 9, 2010   Next American City
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.
Sep 18, 2010   Governing
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.
Jan 21, 2010   The Oregonian
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.
Jan 18, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y./Region
Almost six months in, the experimental transition of a car lane into a bike lane on a Vancouver bridge has proved to have little if any negative impact on traffic congestion.
Jan 5, 2010   The Globe and Mail