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Skagit River Bridge Collapse

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.

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Temporary Fix Planned For Fallen Washington Bridge

AP | MIKE BAKER and MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime

SEATTLE -- Plans are underway to construct a pair of temporary steel bridges across the Skagit River in northern Washington state where a highway span...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered calamities both unavoidable and avoidable. In the former category was the devastating series of tornadoes that swept through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, killing 24, including 10 children. In the latter was the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington. The bridge's breakdown should come as no surprise, as it had been labeled "functionally obsolete" by the Federal Highway Administration. And we can expect more such tragedies, since one in nine bridges in America is considered "structurally deficient." The week also brought discussion of another avoidable calamity -- the negative impact civilian deaths from drone strikes is having on our national security. Unavoidable disasters will always be with us, which is why it's all the more important to avoid those we can, instead of pretending there's nothing to be done to prevent them.

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...

No Quick Bridge Fix Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for t...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: How Bad Are Your State's Bridges? | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama urged repairs of "the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country." H...

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.

Mark Gongloff

Skagit River Bridge Collapse A Grim Reminder Of Austerity's Bite | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Don't believe austerity can kill you? Then you should feel totally safe driving over our nation's crumbling bridges. An epic government spending sq...

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...

759 Bridges In Washington Have Worse Scores Than The One That Collapsed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

There are more than 700 bridges in Washington State with worse sufficiency scores than the bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River on Thursday nig...

Oversize Load To Blame For Bridge Collapse

AP | MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKER | Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. H...