Latest Civil engineering News

Road crossing Gavins Point Dam to close for at least 1 month

Mar. 26, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will close Crest Road crossing Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota, for at least a month. The road will close at 8 a.m. Tuesday so contractors can re-seal expansion joints in the powerhouse. That work was postponed last year due to a...

Oversize load damages and closes SC bridge over I-85

Mar. 24, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

COWPENS, S.C. (AP) — An illegal, oversize load damaged a bridge over Interstate 85 in South Carolina so badly it had to be closed, transportation officials said. The load hit the deck of the state Highway 110 bridge over I-85 near Cowpens on Monday afternoon, the South Carolina Department of Transportation...

Corps: Mainstem Missouri River levee system mostly restored

Mar. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District has reached its goal of having the Missouri River mainstem levee system restored to its full height following massive flooding a year ago that devastated areas of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. While there is still much work to be...

Companies altered road test results given to Idaho agency

Feb. 23, 2020 8:01 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Companies that are responsible for checking the quality of Idaho’s road materials have altered the results of their asphalt tests thousands of times, government documents show. Those changes may have allowed contractors that repair and build Idaho’s highway infrastructure...

Lisa Tynes chats Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, on her front porch as her handiwork, the

Should locals forfeit rural ways to address city flooding?

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DARLINGTON, La. (AP) — Hunter Tynes says he's looking for a third donkey to run with the 35 head of cattle on his 100 acres off a lonely stretch of highway in western St. Helena Parish. The donkeys fight off marauding nighttime coyotes that come after his cattle, which were nibbling in the rye grass...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A bridge too far? UK looks at linking Scotland, N Ireland

Feb. 10, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it is seriously studying the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, an audacious idea that has been floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, said the proposal was being taken seriously and...

Indiana bridge indefinitely closed after truck strikes frame

Feb. 5, 2020 3:30 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An 80-year-old bridge in southwestern Indiana is now closed indefinitely after inspectors found that it sustained major damage when a truck carrying an oversize load struck it last month. The Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the southbound U.S. 41 truss bridge...

Bridge delayed as landowners say they didn't get fair offer

Feb. 2, 2020 9:00 AM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — When the Peterson family was told 20 years ago the federal government would need its land to build a new, wider Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, it abandoned any ambitious plans to develop it. Why invest in building something to attract long-term tenants on a property that would only...

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, provided by the Nevada Division of State Parks, shows a boat dock at Cave Lake, a reservoir that was created by the construction of the Cave Creek Dam in 1932, at Cave Lake State Park about 15 miles southeast of Ely, Nev. State officials have completed the first phase of a rehabilitation project at the nearly 90-year-old dam in eastern Nevada where they had found

Initial repairs complete at high-hazard eastern Nevada dam

Jan. 31, 2020 12:32 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State officials have completed the first phase of a rehabilitation project at a nearly 90-year-old dam in eastern Nevada where they had found “unstable and potentially dangerous” conditions. The Nevada Department of Wildlife closed the reservoir temporarily at Cave Lake...