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Idaho transportation agency presents river-crossing options

Nov. 23, 2020 8:03 PM EST

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials from Jerome and Twin Falls counties in Idaho have announced plans to build a third rim-to-rim bridge over the Snake River connecting Twin Falls to the northern part of the state as the city continues to grow. Currently, the I.B. Perrine Bridge and the Hansen Bridge are...

New River Gorge National River trail bridge being repaired

Nov. 23, 2020 3:50 AM EST

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A trail bridge at West Virginia's New River Gorge National River will close for four to six weeks for repairs. The bridge provides access to the town of Hamlet in the Glade Creek area of the park. It is closing either Nov. 30 or Dec. 7, park Superintendent Lizzie Watts said. Updated...

Proposed bridge construction in Mobile back on table

Nov. 22, 2020 11:06 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The idea of constructing a new bridge to span the Mobile River is back on the table on Alabama’s coast, where opposition to tolls killed the $2 billion project last year. The Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization has asked the state transportation agency for an update...

Seattle to repair, not replace, the West Seattle Bridge

Nov. 20, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will repair, instead of replace, the West Seattle Bridge, a critical link between that community and the city. The city’s most used bridge has been closed to traffic for eight months after the city found fast-spreading cracks in the structure....

Covington Police and Covington Fire departments work an accident and fire scene on the Brent Spence Bridge Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Covington, Ky. A fiery crash on the bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as intense heat from the blaze delayed inspections of the bridge that serves as a crucial link for interstate commerce, Kentucky's governor said Wednesday. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky slated to reopen in December

Nov. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A damaged bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky is scheduled to reopen Dec. 23, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a virtual briefing Monday. The announcement comes days after the Brent Spence Bridge was closed after two trucks collided last Wednesday, resulting in a blaze that damaged a...

Storm-damaged nature preserve renovated with aid of Scouts

Nov. 14, 2020 2:22 PM EST

TENAFLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nature preserve closed for the past eight years due to damage from storms such as Superstorm Sandy may reopen soon thanks to the efforts of a trio of Boy Scouts. NorthJersey.com reports that twin brothers Rob and Alex Cavilla and Esteban Velasco, all members of Boy Scout...

Covington Police and Covington Fire departments work an accident and fire scene on the Brent Spence Bridge Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Covington, Ky. A fiery crash on the bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as intense heat from the blaze delayed inspections of the bridge that serves as a crucial link for interstate commerce, Kentucky's governor said Wednesday. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Repairs to bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky to take weeks

Nov. 12, 2020 3:52 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Repairs to a bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky that was damaged by a fiery truck crash will take weeks, Kentucky's transportation secretary said Thursday. Inspectors went on the Brent Spence Bridge to assess damage after workers cleared away debris and the bridge cooled down from the...

Covington Police and Covington Fire departments work an accident and fire scene on the Brent Spence Bridge Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Covington, Ky. A fiery crash on the bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as intense heat from the blaze delayed inspections of the bridge that serves as a crucial link for interstate commerce, Kentucky's governor said Wednesday. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Fiery crash closes bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky for days

Nov. 11, 2020 5:32 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A fiery crash on a bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as officials tried to determine the amount of damage to the bridge that serves as a crucial link for interstate commerce, Kentucky's governor said Wednesday. Drones were deployed to aid in...

Construction worker dies after machinery falls off bridge

Nov. 10, 2020 3:28 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A construction worker died Tuesday when the machinery he was using fell off a bridge and dropped about 75 feet near St. Louis, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Alan Jackson, 59, of Pevely, died after he was found unconscious in the construction vehicle near the Blanchette...

Major bridge rebuild in eastern Maine to finish in 2022

Nov. 8, 2020 9:15 AM EST

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — A highway construction project in eastern Maine will rebuild eight bridges and rehabilitate a ninth along a four-mile stretch of Interstate 95. The Maine Department of Transportation said the effort is called the Hampden Bridge Bundle Project and it's taking place in Hampden. The...