Bridges

December 3, 2010, 10am PST
A Michigan Senate committee voted against a bill to create a public-private partnership to oversee land acquisition, construction and management of the planned Detroit River International Crossing, putting the project on hold until at least 2011.
The Wall Street Journal
November 24, 2010, 12pm PST
The Indiana Dept. of Transportation is attempting to preserve bridges around the state, but don't have the funding to do so. Following the model of other states, they're asking locals who care about the bridges to "adopt" them.
USA Today
November 24, 2010, 5am PST
Millions have been in the tent city of Mina in Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Though the crowds are temporary, the infrastructure built to handle them is permanent.
The Pop-Up City
November 9, 2010, 2pm PST
The Pennsylvanian township of Upper Salford is auctioning off a 35-year-old wooden bridge to the highest bidder through an online forum, the latest creative solution for cash-strapped local governments seeking to clean up expensive local problems.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9, 2010, 11am PST
A new $135m bridge over the Willamette River will include designated lanes for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit vehicles, but not private cars.
Next American City
September 18, 2010, 7am PDT
With infrastructure aging, technology is increasingly relied upon to assess the safety of bridges. Many places are finding that simple monitoring devices can help save money.
Governing
January 21, 2010, 6am PST
After years of planning, a proposed new bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington is facing collapsing political support. Local leaders oppose some aspects of the plan.
The Oregonian
January 18, 2010, 9am PST
NYC would certainly not be the first, but the Henry Hudson Bridge would be one of the most significant bridges to go to all-electronic fare collection. No E-ZPass? No worry - your license will be photographed and you'll get the bill in the mail.
The New York Times - N.Y./Region
January 5, 2010, 8am PST
Almost six months in, the experimental transition of a car lane into a bike lane on a Vancouver bridge has proved to have little if any negative impact on traffic congestion.
The Globe and Mail
November 20, 2009, 7am PST
Private investors are increasingly putting their money into infrastructure assets like bridges and windmills.
The Globe and Mail
November 6, 2009, 8am PST
Last month saw the debut of one of the world's longest footbridges, which also happens to be 100% solar-powered. 36,500 people are projected to walk across the bridge each week.
Inhabitat
November 3, 2009, 6am PST
Residents in Vancouver are reportedly in favor of keeping a dedicated lane for pedestrians and cyclists on a local bridge. Even some motorists are in support.
The Vancouver Sun
June 21, 2009, 5am PDT
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
The New York Times
May 6, 2009, 7am PDT
London Mayor Boris Johnson has revived old plans to build a new bridge across the Thames River, complete with habitable structures and shops.
Evening Standard
April 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Russian government is building a 2-mile bridge from Vladivostok to a tiny island in preparation for the 2012 Asia Pacific Economic Summit. Many in the country say the $1 billion plan is a waste of money and a bridge to nowhere.
The New York Times
April 26, 2009, 11am PDT
The park under a new bridge in Providence succeeds in creating an interesting space in the city, and shows that concrete doesn't have to be dull.
The Providence Journal
March 27, 2009, 8am PDT
A public-private partnership that would have built a new 10-lane bridge in British Columbia has fallen apart, leaving the $3.1 billion tab on the BC government. Researchers say that much money could build a 200-km light rail system instead.
The Tyee
March 14, 2009, 7am PDT
In an effort to reclaim a public plaza at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge that was demolished in the 1960s by Robert Moses, artist Brian Tolle is reconstructing the statues that once adorned the plaza.
Bloomberg
March 5, 2009, 7am PST
This article provides a general breakdown of how state governments plan to use the first installment of transportation spending money from the stimulus. The leeway states have in how to spend has sparked debates among legislators.
The New York Times
March 4, 2009, 11am PST
The mayors of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington have come to an agreement about the size of a new bridge that will connect the two cities -- but on the condition that a bistate commission be set up to control congestion through tolling.
The Oregonian