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I-74 bridge over Mississippi replaces one dating to 1935

Dec. 05, 2021 09:33 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials from Illinois, Iowa and the federal government are celebrating the completion of a new bridge carrying Interstate 74 over the Mississippi River. State and local politicians and Federal Highway Administration staff members gathered on...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

West Seattle Bridge repairs slated to finish by mid-2022

Nov. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that repairs on the closed West Seattle Bridge are on schedule and the bridge should reopen for vehicular traffic sometime in mid-2022. Durkan said in a news conference that the city is on time and on budget, adding...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

West Virginia artist helps restore Barrackville bridge

Nov. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In his 10 years living in Barrackville, Graham Curry has always appreciated the town’s covered bridge. “(The bridge) is kind of something that is associated with the town... it reflects the life and vibrance of the town,” Curry said....

Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

Pedestrian bridge project over I-89 gets $9.7 million grant

Nov. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of South Burlington has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 89, Vermont's congressional delegation has announced. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure With...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Dubuque community thankful for John Deere, its workers This week, as people from all walks of life take a moment to reflect on all they have to be grateful for, many in our community will give thanks...

African American sites top Georgia's 10 'Places in Peril'

Nov. 21, 2021 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Sites from African American history, a suburban Atlanta neighborhood and a rural fairground are among the 10 Places in Peril named this year by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Mark McDonald, the trust's president and CEO, said Wednesday that...