bridges

New weight restrictions on two Minn. bridges

With 11 percent of U.S. bridges structurally deficient according to the U.S. DOT's stats bureau, April 16 officials from MnDOT put in place truck detours around two Highway 169 bridges in Champlin, Minn.

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I-64 bridges project in W.Va. to constrict lanes this week

WvDOT noted lane closures expected between milemarkers 57 and 59 from today through Thursday in Charleston, W.Va.

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I-75/I-94 MI intersection crowded through March 19

The left lane of both NB and SB I-75 under the I-94 EB ramp will be closed throughout the project to shore up bridge supports.

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

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I-495 Christina River Bridge reopened to all traffic

Delaware DOT quietly reopened the northbound lanes of the formerly tilting I-495 bridge over the Christina River on Saturday, August 23.

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I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

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Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

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Operators pitch in to foil suicide attempt, take two

It was truckers to the rescue again Monday in Minneapolis as a suicidal man stood poised to jump, hanging onto nothing more than the outside of a chain-link fence at the edge of a 25-foot-high bridge over I-94. A trooper on the scene, Carl Hoffman, took a page from the Tuscaloosa, Ala., police's handbook and asked the operators of several tractor-dry van rigs that had been stuck in the traffic that backed up around the ...

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Bay Bridge remains closed

California’s San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge remains closed to repair the crossbar and two rods that came loose and fell to the pavement yesterday, Oct. 27. Crews completed welding on a section of the bridge but the repair still has to be tested for safety, said a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. The bridge was closed after the rods and a 5,000-pound crossbeam fell during afternoon rush hour traffic on Tuesday. The parts that collapsed were ...

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