Bridge Repair

Bridge Collapse

$27 Billion Bridge Repair Program Sets New Funding Precedent

The Biden administration recently announced a new $27 billion program for bridge repair. The funding has been allocated to states based on a unique funding arrangement.

January 18, 2022 - Federal Highway Administration

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Proposes Bridge Tolls to Fund Critical Repairs

With gas tax revenues projected to fall this fiscal year due to the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation argues it needs additional revenue to bridge its growing funding gap and repair crucial infrastructure.

March 2, 2021 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port of Seattle

Scrambling to Replace the Heavily Used West Seattle Bridge

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project is in high gear, more than six months after the city's most heavily trafficked bridge was closed suddenly for safety risks.

November 19, 2020 - The Urbanist

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh's Iconic Rachel Carson Bridge Closed for Repairs Until Summer 2020

One of the symbols of Pittsburgh's status as the Steel City and the City of Bridges will be closed for repairs for all of 2019 and a good portion of 2020 as well.

January 29, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Toll Road Truck

Nation's First Truck-Only Toll Program Off to Auspicious Start

After the Rhode Island General Assembly passed controversial legislation in February 2016 spearheaded by Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), the first two of what will be 13 truck-only toll gantries became operational on June 11. Results are looking good.

September 26, 2018 - Transport Topics

Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island's Unique Funding Option to Repair Roads and Bridges Approved

After an eight-hour debate, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved controversial truck-only toll legislation that will make Rhode Island the only state to apply tolls to large trucks but not other motor vehicles.

February 13, 2016 - NBC 10 News

Greenfield Bridge

A Beloved Bridge Destroyed in the City of Bridges

The Greenfield Bridge could also be considered infamous, but it's for history to decide now.

December 30, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pop Quiz: What State Has Highest Percentage of Deficient Bridges?

Hint: It's also the smallest by area. And the next two on the "first is worst" list are in the Northeast as well. According to 2014 FHWA data, over 50 percent of this state's bridges are considered deficient, either structurally or functionally.

May 24, 2015 - GoLocalProv

Crumbling Bridge

Friday Funny: Infrastructure: 'If Anything Exciting Happens We've Done it Wrong'

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!

March 6, 2015 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Vermont Makes Record Investment in Transportation Infrastructure

Governor Peter Shumlin approved the largest transportation bill in Vermont history earlier this week. So what does the money go to?

June 4, 2014 - Office of Governor Peter Shumlin

New Hampshire Increases Gas Tax to Fund Highway, Road, and Bridge Projects

The New Hampshire Legislature recently approved a bill that would raise the gas tax in the state by 4.2 cents*. At that rate, the cost of the new tax to someone who drives 10,000 miles a year at 25 miles per gallon would total about $16 a year.

April 29, 2014 - Concord Monitor

P3 to Repair 500 Bridges in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania P3 Act was approved in 2012 to help fund the cost of repairing and maintaining the state’s structurally deficient bridges. PennDOT has recently expanded its goals for the program—to 500 bridge repair projects.

January 31, 2014 - Governing

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