Latest Bridge construction News

Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project was slated to last about two years on the west span of the only bridge over the bay...

Well-used off-ramp will remain open amid bridge construction

Apr. 1, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials have canceled plans to close a well-traveled highway exit as part of a major bridge project. The Gano Street off-ramp for Interstate 195 West in Providence will remain open during the Washington Bridge rehabilitation project, the state...

West Seattle Bridge to be shored up before repair work

Mar. 27, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The West Seattle Bridge needs additional support before contractors enter the 600-foot (183-meter) arched span to complete scheduled repairs needed so the bridge can be reopened for traffic, city officials said. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the emergency bridge closure Monday after a...

Landmark northern Virginia hotel set for redevelopment

Mar. 26, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A landmark hotel just outside the nation's capital has received the go-ahead for a partial demolition and major redevelopment. The Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn has sat just across the Potomac River from D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood since 1959. It is the oldest Marriott still in...

Repairs set on 6-mile stretch of I-80 in eastern Nebraska

Mar. 22, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pavement, guardrail and bridge work are scheduled to begin March 30 on a 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The project runs between the Waco and Utica interchanges. The Nebraska Transportation Department said daytime work will include repair of four...

Newport Pell Bridge rehabilitation project to resume Monday

Mar. 22, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The structural rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge scheduled to resume Monday will lead to lane closures, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says. The agency is rehabilitating about 4,500 feet of the bridge deck over the next nine months in three phases,...

Bridge to close for 2 months for $515,000 repair project

Mar. 18, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — A 54-year-old bridge in Rhode Island will close for more than two months as part of an approximately $515,000 repair project. The Gleaner Chapel Bridge in Scituate will be closed for 75 days starting Monday, according to the Department of Transportation. The agency will make concrete...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 16, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 15, 2020 The 2019 floods devastated our highways. Their restoration is impressive. March 2019 delivered a devastating blow to Nebraska and Iowa. A bomb cyclone drenched much of the two states, frozen ground was unable to absorb the moisture, and floodwaters spread dangerously across the...

Greenville County councilwoman Xanthene Norris, left, walks across the Hampton Avenue Bridge for the first time with county administrator Joe Kernell during a dedication event Friday, March 6, 2020.  (Josh Morgan/The Independent-Mail via AP)

Southernside pedestrian bridge opens to connect a community

Mar. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — This is a day Tracey Searles wondered might never come. It's been nearly eight years since the Hampton Avenue bridge was torn down, virtually isolating the Southernside community where so many people rely on walking to get business done. Where once a resident could walk 100 or so...

J.T. Stephens, a senior at Tupelo High School and a student in the construction program at the Tupelo Career-Tech Center, works with his teacher, Scott Bridges, as they work on installing 2x6 ceiling joist a tiny house they are building on March 5, 2020 in Tupelo, Miss. The Tupelo Career-Tech Center received an AEE grant to build a tiny house as part of it's construction program this year.  (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Tech Center students build tiny house to auction off

Mar. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Tupelo Career-Technical Center’s construction students are building a tiny house with plans to auction it off at the end of the semester. Construction began in January and although bad weather and preparation for state testing has caused delays, construction teacher Scott...