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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.
June 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The West Seattle Bridge, a key artery for car commuters in Seattle, has been closed since March, and the city has begun to consider a broad array of options for repairing or replacing the span.
September 24, 2018, 6am PDT
New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg compared the project to replace a section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn heights as New York's "Big Dig."
December 29, 2017, 12pm PST
When the Trump Administration scrapped the U.S. Department of Transportation's FASTLANE grant program, the state of Rhode Island decided to seek a public-private partnership for its I-95 bridge replacement project.
June 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will close busy stretches of Interstate 24 several times this fall as workers replace bridges built in 1961 as quickly as possible.
February 13, 2016, 1pm PST
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.
June 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
While some states are cutting back on transportation expenditures as funds run short, Iowa is not one of them, having passed a 10-cent gas tax increase that took effect March 1. New highway expansions are funded in addition to "fix it first."
May 24, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
December 24, 2014, 5am PST
"A five-year, $82 million project to replace seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway will also remodel the cultural spine of the city," reports Paul Nussbaum.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
July 8, 2013, 10am PDT
Wash. state senate Republicans dealt a crushing blow to governors of both Wash. and Ore. by killing a 10.5-cent gas tax bill needed to tap $850 million in federal funds to finance rebuilding of two, obsolete I-5 spans over the Columbia River.
June 23, 2013, 7am PDT
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.
April 19, 2012, 9am PDT
John Schwartz reports on a bridge replacement technique that demonstrates innovation in construction, as well as customer service.