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China's Terrifying Glass Bridge Is So Strong You Can Drive An SUV On It

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesAfter a glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park started to crack under tourists -- as they stood s...

Venice: Unique Views Of Its Fascinating And Historic Bridges

Vic Stefanu | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Vic Stefanu

World famous Venice is also known as the "City of Canals" or the "City of Bridges."

A Transportation Infrastructure Plan for the 21st Century

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

For generations, this country's transportation infrastructure served as the backbone of our economic success. We dreamed big, we built bigger, and our economy flourished. But today, our crumbling infrastructure is slowing economic growth.

Lahore's development and its forlorn princess

Haroon Khalid | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Haroon Khalid

The Chauburji (literally, "four towers") once was the gateway to one of the largest gardens in the city of Lahore. Unlike other gardens there was no n...

The Dream of Reconciliation in the Time of Anger

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Something there is about us that loves a bridge. If you've ever seen the Golden Gate or the Brooklyn or any other of the world's great bridges, recall how your heart leapt up at the sight of one these majestic wonders, the thrill--perhaps fear--as you crossed the span.

Top 25 Illinois Counties With the Most Bridges in Poor Condition

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are nearly 27,000 bridges across Illinois. And according to the Federal Highway Administration's 2015 data, 8 percent of them are considered "st...

Pope Francis Builds Great Walls Of His Own

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Catholic Church constructs barriers while speaking in doublespeak saying "we love you," "we welcome you," "we offer you 'Christian love,'" and "we are here to help you change your unwanted attractions and gender identities and expressions."

Nation's Infrastructure Problems Horrifying to Nation's Troll People

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

With 25% of all bridges in America being declared structurally inefficient last week, the nation's Troll People are concerned that they will soon be put out of a home.

6 Amazing Elevated Gardens

Architectural Digest | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By Lise Funderburg for Architectural Digest. In urban centers around the world, the loss of public green space to private development has prompted ...

How Experts Agree While Looking Like They Don't

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have been gratified by, and fascinated with, the extensive media coverage since the recent, groundbreaking Oldways Common Ground conference on healt...

Safety Can't Be Compromised as Part of Transportation Funding Bill

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. today and 28 percent of urban roads are in substandard condition. Quite simply, the nation's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. Congress has the ability to change it. But it must put forward a bill that takes both funding and safety seriously.

China's Glass-Bottomed Bridge Looks Downright Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel

This is not your average cakewalk. Suspended a jaw-dropping 590 feet in the air, the glass walkway named Haohan Qiao, or Brave Man's Bridge, rec...

Crossing Over: 10 Awesome Bridges Around the World

Orbitz.com | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Of course, all bridges are not the same. They can be long or short, steel or wood, pedestrian or motorist and so on and so on. But whatever your bridge type may be, here are 10 most awesome bridges around the world -- out of hundreds really -- that you simply must try in this lifetime.

Congress Passes 34th Short-Term Funding Patch For Highways

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed legislation funding the nation's highways, bridges, and roads for another three months -- one day before c...

Did A Giant Pothole Swallow Your Car? Blame Congress.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 15 days, the federal fund that pays for the nation’s highways, roads and bridges will run out of money. Lawmakers need to find $100...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senators Unveil 6-Year Highway Bill As Deadline Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a six-year transportation funding bill on Tuesday that would pump nearly $300 billion into the n...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Dems Threaten To Block More Short-Term Highway Fixes

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster any short-term extension of the federal fund that pays for the nation’s highways, bridg...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Top GOP Senator Blames His Party For Not Prioritizing Our Terrible Roads And Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that his own party is one of the main problems when it co...

Daniel Marans

Michigan Voters Reject Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Michigan voters in a special election on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down Proposal 1, an amendment to the state's constitution that would have increa...

Japan Has The Scariest-Looking Bridge Ever

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel

We've seen truly terrifying bridges before, but nothing quite as scary-looking as the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan. The bridge, which connects th...

10 Illinois Counties With the Most Structurally Deficient Bridges

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Here's a look at the state's bridge inventory and the number of structurally deficient rural and urban bridges, as well as the top 10 most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Illinois.

3 Ways Long Term Federal Transportation Funding Help Small Businesses Grow In America

Helen Callier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

While many are able to benefit from public transportation, the reality is short term federal funding bills for transportation infrastructure for more than 10 years has left small businesses at the curve impacting job creation in our nation.

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

Try Not To Get The Chills When You Look At This Bridge Photo

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

This photo of a worker walking on a narrow expanse, hundreds of feet above a frozen lake in the bitter winds of winter, might bring on an involuntary ...