Latest Bridge construction News

Kentucky, Ohio request nearly $2B for bridge improvements

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky have asked the federal government to spend $2 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure deal to build a new Ohio River bridge and to fix an existing outdated span that has long been the source of frustration for commuters and politicians, their governors...

India accuses China of illegal construction in border area

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to China's construction of a second bridge across disputed Pangong Lake, an area it said has been under the "illegal occupation” of China since the 1960s. India’s challenge comes amid a two-year-old standoff involving thousands of...

Grant to fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

May. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and...

Fan falls through Detroit footbridge on way to Tigers game

May. 16, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man walking on a footbridge to a Detroit Tigers game said he fell 15 feet (4.6 meters) to the ground when part of the concrete collapsed. Ely Hydes said the incident occurred May 9, but the bridge still was open until The Detroit News reached out to the state...

Popular state trail reopened following years of repairs

May. 16, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail in western Wisconsin officially reopened over the weekend following several years of flood-related repairs. Summer flood damage in 2018 closed the 32-mile-long trail which had about 60,000 visitors a year. The state...

To stop Baton Rouge floods, they’re carving a 12-mile river

May. 15, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — You can’t quite see it yet from Plank Road or La. 19 near Zachary, but work crews are building a man-made river from scratch. Down inside a huge, wide “V” carved out of the earth, concrete pillars for a bridge have been poured and smoothed out by workers....

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

May. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

DOLNI MORAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic. The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above...

Man pleads no contest in bridge shootings near Leavenworth

May. 11, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man who authorities said fired at least 20 rounds at drivers stopped on a bridge between Missouri and Kansas before a driver hit him with his vehicle entered a plea Wednesday to charges in the case. Jason Westrem, 39, from Houston Lake, Missouri,...

Live updates l TASS: more than 1M Ukrainians taken to Russia

May. 03, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

More than 1 million people, including nearly 200,000 children, have been taken from Ukraine to Russia in the past two months, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, according to the state-owned news agency TASS. Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev said those included 11,550...

Russians repair bridge blown up near Ukraine in 'sabotage'

May. 02, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

Teams of workers strove Monday to repair a bridge in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine that was damaged in what a local governor described as an act of sabotage. The regional administration said it expects the repair work will be completed Wednesday. ...