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London's Most Famous Bridges

Architectural Digest | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Architectural Digest

Today there are more than 30 bridges that weave a tapestry across the Thames, each created in response to industrialization, various monarchies, and the capital city's explosive growth.

America's Most Dangerous Bridges

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Although many insufficient bridges are undergoing major rehabilitation or replacement, such improvements require years of work, and in the meantime millions of cars still rely on them daily. Read on to find out if your travel plans cross any of America's most troubled bridges.

Debunking the Myths of Highway Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

American drivers recognize that our highways are in immediate need of major overhaul or reconstruction. But there's a bigger structural problem beneath our crumbling roadways: our method of funding highway infrastructure is broken.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Bridges

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Kimberly Mannino of the George Washington Bridge which connects Washington Heights in New York C...

Face Off: The Mighty Mac vs. The Golden Gate

yooper steez | Ashley Ruth Bovin | Posted 07.26.2013 | Detroit

This post originally appeared at Yooper Steez, the ultimate lifestyle brand for Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac Bridge has become a sort o...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

LOOK: The World's Most Magical Bridges

Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: From rural covered passes to modern engineering marvels, bridges overcome natural obstacles and expedite transportation. Yet many ...

Stunning Natural Bridges Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

John A. Roebling and Joseph Strauss designed impressive spans in their time, but Mother Nature has engineered some equally awe-inspiring structures...

U.S. and Europe Sign Joint Tolling Declaration

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Patrick D. Jones

As governments worldwide face shrinking budgets and growing economic challenges, tolling is quickly becoming a powerful infrastructure funding tool not only here in the United States, but also in Europe.

Thousands Of Bridges At Risk Of Freak Collapse

AP | MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurall...

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

U.S. Infrastructure Down In World Rankings Since '08

Lucia Graves | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

The United States' global rank in infrastructure has dropped off considerably from where it was four years ago, both in absolute and relative terms, a...

LOOK: The City Of Minneapolis' Incredible Gay Marriage Tribute!

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage yesterday. To celebrate, the city of Minneapolis lit the I-35W bridge with rainbow colore...

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

WOW: Electrifying Bridge Demolition In Super Slow-Mo

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

Holy smokes! We've all seen flimsy rope bridges collapsing in movies, but how about a heavy-duty steel road bridge? Just check out this slow-mo video ...

What States Can Teach Us About Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

By taking a more permissive approach to highway tolling -- not as a mandate but as one tool in a wider toolbox of transportation funding options -- Congress can give its blessing to a trend that has already taken root in 34 states.

The State of the Union... and our Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

While the State of the Union is traditionally broad and sweeping in its scope, here are some very specific numbers for Congress and the White House to keep in mind as they consider the future of America's infrastructure.

A Campaign That Makes Sense for America's Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Through 2013 and beyond, Moving America Forward will set out a strong and consistent message, educating the media, policymakers, and the public on the important and cost-effective role of user financing in supporting safe, reliable highway infrastructure.

PHOTOS: The World's Highest Suspension Bridge Opens

Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel

Behold what is believed to be Europe's latest highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk. Built some 10,000 feet above sea level, the more t...

Public Works Work

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The United States of America is the richest country in the history of the world. So why is its foundation literally crumbling away? Consider these three areas of vital infrastructure in need of serious attention.

See An Incredible Bridge Float In The Sky!

designboom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts
designboom

'Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetête Image © Wilf French installation artist Olivier Grossetête's work 'Pont de Singe' conjures ideas of dreaml...

Political 'Malpractice' If Democrats Are Silent on Sandy and FEMA, Inc.

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, if Romney's statements, Ryan's budget, and the budget actually passed by the House Tea Party are not exposed and commented upon, the silent treatment will work. How many times, and for how long, can a news broadcast or newspaper say that Romney "ain't sayin'"?

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Hunting For Covered Bridges In New England

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

When I tell a waitress in Troy, Vermont that I'm looking for covered bridges, she nods thoughtfully and suggests a few country roads. This is not the ...

The World's Coolest Bridges

Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

There are millions, if not billions, of bridges in the world, most of which are likely utilitarian. Yet some engineers take it upon themselves to make...