Snapshot: The Current Condition of U.S. Bridges

…and the Implications for Infrastructure Spending The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has released a report about the condition of bridges in the United States at the beginning of 2022. It’s packed full of data that people in the bridge and road industry will find valuable. It provides a snapshot of the state […]

Six Truths Revealed by a Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

A recent bridge failure in Pittsburgh revealed six truths about the current condition of bridges in the state of Pennsylvania and across the United States. Instead of trying to explain what went wrong, which is what almost everyone does after a bridge failure, let’s take a look at what people who manage, inspect, build, design […]

The Biden Infrastructure Plan: What It Means for the Bridge Industry

Following up on its American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration recently released the American Jobs Plan. According to White House officials, it has been developed with an eye toward rebuilding infrastructure across the United States, creating millions of good-paying jobs and giving the country a global competitive edge. According to federal government sources, investment in […]

Bridge Construction Activity Is Expected to Decline in 2021

The good news: Budget cuts and work reductions won’t be as big as in 2020. The economic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government budget cuts from reduced tax and other types of revenue, and increases in healthcare spending will reduce the amount of bridge, road, and tunnel construction work planned for 2021.  The good […]

The Historic Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehab Project Is Finally Complete.

The $227-million improvement effort is one of the largest infrastructure projects in National Park Service history. The United States National Park Service (NPS) recently reopened the Arlington Memorial Bridge, a Washington, D.C., landmark that crosses the Potomac River, to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. This is after the historic structure underwent a $227-million rehabilitation effort. It is […]

Congressional Activity Related to Bridge and Road Funding Picks Up

Despite the ongoing stall in talks between The White House and Congress on coronavirus stimulus aid, there has been a great deal of activity when it comes to allocations for bridge and road projects. Here are a few of the highlights. Funding is approved to repair bridges and roads damaged by natural disasters. Secretary of […]