Bridge Collapse

Genova Bridge

Government Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on Toll Company

At least 39 people died when the Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy during a storm on Tuesday. The cable-stayed bridge is part of a viaduct on the A10 toll road that goes to France, operated and maintained by Autostrada per l'Italia.

August 16, 2018 - NPR

Crumbling Infrastructure

Looking Beyond the Obvious in Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for the cause of the horrific collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse on March 15, killing six. people. Angie Schmitt questions why a ped span was needed at all.

March 19, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

New Pedestrian Bridge in Miami Collapses on Thursday, Killing at Least Six

A span built to remove the danger of crossing a busy eight-lane roadway to Florida International University became the danger itself when it collapsed five days after being dropped into place using innovative bridge-building techniques.

March 17, 2018 - Miami Herald


MARTA Ridership Like the I-85 Collapse Never Happened

The I-85 bridge collapse forced many people living and working in and around Atlanta to make new transportation choices. Now, just months later, the region is back to business as usual.

July 10, 2017 - Curbed Atlanta

Skagit "Miracle" Bridge Opens on I-5 in Washington

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.

September 22, 2013 - The News Tribune

New Report Calls Attention to Need for Critical Bridge Funding

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.

June 23, 2013 - USA Today

Two Pessimistic Outlooks on Fixing the Nation's Bridges

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.

June 4, 2013 - NPR

Gas Tax Legislation Defeated in N.H., Iowa

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.

May 29, 2013 - Bedford (N.H.) Patch

Wash. Bridge Collapse Exposes Nation's Vulnerable Infrastructure

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.

May 28, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Dramatic Bridge Collapse Snarls Washington Traffic

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.

May 24, 2013 - Washington State Bridge Collapse - No Fatalities

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