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Bridges

June 14, 2021, 7am PDT
Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
WFAA
June 10, 2021, 9am PDT
A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
May 19, 2021, 10am PDT
Goods movement on the Mississippi River, as well as truck traffic on a key interstate, has ground to a halt after a crack was discovered last week in a bridge on Interstate 40 connecting to Memphis.
Associated Press via NBC News
April 8, 2021, 11am PDT
Rebutting the argument that roads and bridges are "crumbling" and should be our first infrastructure priority.
Slowboring.com
March 31, 2021, 8am PDT
A new plan for a carfree bridge between Oregon City and West Linn, across the Willamette River, is quickly taking shape in Oregon.
Bike Portland
March 25, 2021, 11am PDT
Despite alarming claims about the nation's roads and bridges, a column in the Chicago Tribune argues that the administration's proposed infrastructure spending doesn't match actual needs.
Chicago Tribune
March 2, 2021, 10am PST
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.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 29, 2020, 10am PST
After underestimating costs by hundreds of millions, Seattle is forced to cut back on proposed seismic improvements for the city's bridges.
The Seattle Times
November 19, 2020, 11am PST
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.
The Urbanist
November 13, 2020, 7am PST
Two of the transportation connections between Ohio and Kentucky in the Cincinnati metropolitan area were closed on the same day, leaving one side of the Ohio River cut off from the other.
WCPO
August 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Multnomah County is planning to spend $825 million to replace the Burnside Bridge, which engineers say is unlikely to withstand the force of a large eathquake.
The Oregonian
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.
The Seattle Times
December 5, 2019, 8am PST
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, connecting the East Bay and the North Bay near San Francisco, is 63 years old, but a local elected official is thinking about how to replace it.
The Mercury News
September 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.
The New York Times
August 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The Maryland Transportation Authority has been studying the potential of a new bridge across the Chesapeake Bay, connecting Annapolis to Queen Anne's County to the East.
The Washington Post
February 16, 2019, 1pm PST
A long term plan to add an additional bridge connection across the Chesapeake Bay is underway in Maryland.
WTOP
January 29, 2019, 8am PST
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.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 24, 2018, 8am PDT
A $20 billion, 55-kilometer bridge connecting Mainland China to Macau and Hong Kong opened Wednesday morning.
Quartz
February 10, 2018, 5am PST
The Internet of Things faces down crumbling infrastructure with an offering from AT&T designed to reduce the cost of manual inspections.
Smart Cities Dive
December 10, 2017, 7am PST
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is leading calls for the so-called Southern Crossing—a bridge that would connect San Francisco and the East Bay somewhere south of the Bay Bridge.
SFGate