Bridges

A very large yacht at berth in Washington, with wooded hills in the background.

Superyachts Calling the Shots for How Light Rail Gets Built in Seattle

Determinations made by the Coast Guard to accommodate superyachts will affect the price of light rail and other bridge projects in Seattle and environs.

May 4, 2022 - The Urbanist

Tilikum Crossing

Portland and Multnomah County Push for Lower Speed Limits on Bridges

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Multnomah County agree on a 30 mph speed limit on five downtown bridges, but the state's department of transportation denied the change on two key spans.

October 25, 2021 - Bike Portland

Seattle, Washington

A State-by-State Wish List for Federal Infrastructure Funding

States have a laundry list of major projects they'd like to see funded if the trillion-dollar infrastructure package passes.

September 29, 2021 - New York Times

A piece of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge while under construction.

A New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for the Anacostia River in D.C.

The largest infrastructure project in D.C. history is opening this week—first to pedestrians and then to automobile traffic.

September 8, 2021 - The Washington Post

Dallas, Texas

Dallas' Margaret McDermott Bridge Finally Open to Pedestrians and Cyclists

Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.

June 14, 2021 - WFAA

Tilikum Crossing

A Game-Changing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portland

A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.

June 10, 2021 - Bike Portland

Memphis, Tennessee

Crack in Bridge Connecting Arkansas to Tennessee Comes With Consequences, Debate

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.

May 19, 2021 - Associated Press via NBC News

City of Bridges

Roads and Bridges Are Not Crumbling

Rebutting the argument that roads and bridges are "crumbling" and should be our first infrastructure priority.

April 8, 2021 - Slowboring.com

Carfree Bridge

Carfree Bridge Planned Near Portland

A new plan for a carfree bridge between Oregon City and West Linn, across the Willamette River, is quickly taking shape in Oregon.

March 31, 2021 - Bike Portland

Freeway Exit

Opinion: America's Infrastructure Doesn't Need a Federal Spending 'Binge'

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.

March 25, 2021 - Chicago Tribune

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International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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