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Kentucky bridge repairs make span safer for motorists, bats

Sep. 30, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A deteriorating Kentucky bridge that was home to thousands of endangered gray bats has been repaired in way that makes the span safer for motorists and wildlife, officials said. A project team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet partnered with...

Meeting to focus on repairing deteriorated bridge

Sep. 11, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WARNER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is going to hold an informational meeting about rehabilitating a red-listed bridge that carries Route 103 over northbound Interstate 89 in Warner. The Zoom meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. as...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: Hard Questions For Entergy When you see half-mile long electric lines floating in the Mississippi River, as the New Orleans area did on Monday after Hurricane Ida stormed through, it’s a sure bet a...

Kentucky's Brent Spence bridge repair job wins award

Sep. 07, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's emergency project to repair and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge has earned an award, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The project was selected for regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 07, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

W.Va. residents pushing for restoration of covered bridge

Sep. 04, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The historic Barrackville covered bridge is ready for a face lift. Or, a bridge lift to be more precise. To repair the bridge and return it to its somewhat original condition, the bridge will have to be lifted off its foundation so the rotting...

Dozens rescued amid flooding in Wilmington

Sep. 02, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through Wilmington overnight, officials said the city was seeing historic flooding across the city Thursday. The Wilmington Fire Department and other agencies were performing water...

Historic West Virginia suspension bridge to undergo repairs

Aug. 31, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A historic West Virginia suspension bridge will be undergoing major repairs, but it's not clear whether the span will reopen to traffic. The West Virginia Division of Highways and Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday that a $17.9 million contract...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 16, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. Aug 12, 2021. Editorial: Infrastructure bill a victory for Nebraska, bipartisanship More than $2.5 billion for roads, bridges, public transportation and broadband will soon be flowing to Nebraska, thanks to the passage of a...