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NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

Nov. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people while under construction had basic flaws that should have been caught before it was built, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the firms involved in the project and Florida...

In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide

Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than those intentionally left in place to remind Berliners and tourists of the brutal border that...

Project to restart after American Indian graves disturbed

Oct. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a bridge project in Minnesota will get a do-over after an American Indian burial site was disturbed. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials spoke at a community meeting Wednesday night about the state road project on the western edge of Duluth. They said the...

Miami bridge fall blamed on design, lack of oversight

Oct. 22, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board members...

Hogan details Bay Bridge repair urgency and traffic action

Oct. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday ordered expedited work on repairs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that are causing major traffic backups, saying the project can't be postponed because previous delays for more than a decade have caused "tremendous safety problems." Hogan said the...

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...

Army Corps recommends replacing Cape Cod Canal bridges

Oct. 4, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended replacing the two narrow and often backed-up bridges that carry traffic across the Cape Cod Canal. The Corps oversees the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. It issued a draft report Thursday following a study that weighed the advantages of...

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct. 1, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...

Michigan governor signs budget with $1B in line-item vetoes

Sep. 30, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature. The Democrat enacted the plan amid a standoff with GOP...

Pennsylvania bridge indefinitely closed for repairs

Sep. 26, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says the Elizabeth Bridge near Pittsburgh has been closed to traffic after a structural support bracket failed. The department released a statement saying the Route 51 bridge in Allegheny County is "indefinitely" closed as of 10 p.m....