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.
Feb 9, 2011 The Oregonian
A new report from Smart Growth America finds that stimulus spending on public transit produced 70% more jobs per dollar than road spending.
Feb 7, 2011 The Hill
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.
Feb 2, 2011 The Globe and Mail
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