Latest Bridge construction News

Maine to use $225M to fix hundreds of bridges needing work

Jan. 23, 2022 10:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to receive $225 million from the federal government over the next five years to fix bridges around the state. The state has more than 300 bridges that are in poor condition, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said. The money from the Federal Highway...

Lyndon gets $100K grant to repair covered bridge

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — The town of Lyndon has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to support structural repairs to the Sanborn Covered Bridge. The bridge is the last remaining Paddleford truss bridge in Vermont and New Hampshire — and one of only...

Historic Cincinnati-Kentucky bridge reopening pushed back

Jan. 20, 2022 04:10 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The reopening date of the John A. Roebling Bridge between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati has been delayed again. The suspension bridge over the Ohio River will not reopen on Monday as planned because winter weather has delayed concrete reaching its full...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

West Virginia slated to receive more than $500M for bridges

Jan. 18, 2022 10:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is slated to receive more than $500 million to repair and upgrade bridges across the state, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal officials announced last week that West Virginia would receive the funding over the next...

With its agenda stuck, WH puts focus back on infrastructure

Jan. 14, 2022 14:08 PM EST

President Joe Biden on Friday tried to put behind recent setbacks on voting rights and his economic agenda by outlining progress made in implementing his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. “When we invest in infrastructure, we’re really investing in opportunity,”...

Michigan to get $563M to fix, maintain highway bridges

Jan. 14, 2022 09:20 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than $563 million in federal dollars is heading to Michigan to fix and maintain highway bridges. The funding is from the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program and will help repair about 1,240 bridges...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the mostly gravel road...

Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to pedestrians, bicyclists

Jan. 12, 2022 17:31 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists on Wednesday following a $44 million restoration project. Rehabilitation construction on the oft-photographed 2.2-mile (3.5-km) span of the Old Seven Mile Bridge began in...

Beshear outlines proposals for economic development, tourism

Jan. 11, 2022 18:35 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to build on Kentucky's economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday proposed pumping money into developing new industrial development sites and building an Appalachian research center to promote the state's agritech sector. The governor also...