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Major Adriatic Sea bridge connects coastline in Croatia

Jul. 29, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A major European Union-funded bridge built by a Chinese company has been connected over the Adriatic Sea, linking two swaths of the Croatian coastline that are divided by a small stretch of Bosnia’s territory. The China Road and Bridge...

Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan

Jul. 29, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted, 67-32, to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package. The White House is projecting that the...

Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan

Jul. 28, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night, 67-32, to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package. The White House is projecting that...

Interstate bridge over Mississippi River to begin reopening

Jul. 28, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was found in the span will begin reopening to traffic next week, transportation officials said Wednesday. The Arkansas and Tennessee departments of transportation...

Transportation funding report could launch years of debate

Jul. 27, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A transportation funding commission is preparing to recommend how to raise billions more dollars in Pennsylvania for a 21st-century highway system, a report that will land at a politically touchy time and is expected to kick off a debate that could last years. ...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Historic covered bridge destroyed by fire in Maine

Jul. 20, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's nine covered bridges — and the only one in Aroostook County — has been destroyed by fire, officials said Tuesday. The Littleton Fire Department doused the blaze on the Watson Settlement Bridge but little was left other than the...

Top Nevada officials discuss racial injustice, policing

Jul. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Top Nevada law enforcement officers said at a community forum Saturday that they are committed to diversifying their staff and have had them undergoing implicit bias training but they faced tough questions, pushback and protests from members of the audience. ...