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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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 ...

Time To Get Moving On Transportation Funding

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

The federal budget is a reflection of our nation's priorities. As the budget debate heats up in Washington, Congress must choose between investing in a safe and economically secure America, or siding with special interests and continuing to spend billions on wasteful programs that military leaders do not even want.

Examining The Often Overlooked Wonder Of Bridges, Overpasses And Viaducts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts

Dangling high above the rest of us, they forge connections from here to there, and sometimes, from then to now. Bridges aren't just architectural stru...

The World's Most Beautiful Bridges

Fodor's | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

For thousands of years, bridges have been constructed to make transportation easier, thereby allowing cities and empires to flourish. But some bridges...

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won't Hear From the Politicians)

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Pay attention to what your local city councils are enacting. Pay attention to what your school officials are teaching and not teaching. Pay attention to whom your elected officials are allowing to wine and dine them.

The Tangible Case for Infrastructure Investment

Scott Paul | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

A who's who of international economy watchers are imploring Washington to do what it hasn't done in nearly a decade: Pass a long-term, large-scale infrastructure plan. And while I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I think it could be presented in a less abstract fashion.

You Can Now Walk To Mont Saint-Michel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

In a day and age when supersonic jets and solar-powered drones are all the rage, it's nice to know a simple footbridge can still draw crowds. In l...

Obama Hits The Road For Transportation Funding Push

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads, bridge...

Your Crumbling Roads And Bridges May Get Even Worse This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

An upcoming battle over funding for transportation projects could send America's infrastructure over the "highway cliff." The Highway Trust Fund, w...

Obama Calls On Congress To Back Spending On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Rousing Democrats for their fight to keep the Senate, President Barack Obama mounted a searing critique of the Republican Party on W...

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

U.S. Transportation: Driving Down the Same Old (Bumpy) Road or Paving a New Way Forward?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Tens of thousands of bridges, roadways, and railways in the United States are in need of a fix. Where's the money?

Where The Cool Kids Go In Singapore

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

More than 100 feet above busy Henderson Road in Singapore, there spans an unexpected forest oasis: the Henderson Waves Bridge. This architectural mind...

Building Bridges, Naming Names

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Naming public buildings, roads, bridges and the like is probably more complicated and controversial than it ought to be. No matter what, politics and power play a role. And such is certainly the case with the two new bridges now under construction here in Louisville.

In SOTU, the President Should Address 'Obama Derangement Syndrome': Here's the Why and How

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The President cannot provide an accurate report-card to the nation without conveying the central operating principle of Republicans to oppose everything he does (aka, 'all-things-Obama'), even if they previously favored it, or even proposed it themselves.

7 Bridges Chris Christie's Team Should Have Shut Down Instead

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy chief of staff worked with Port Authority officials in September to purposefully close access lanes leadin...

The Vine Bridges In Japan Will Totally Reinvent How You Think Of Bridges

Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel

Located deep in the heart of Shikoku island, the smallest of Japan's four islands, sits a series of three bridges made entirely from slats of wood and...