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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...

Now This Is A Bridge We'd Like To Cross

Posted 12.01.2013 | Travel

Admittedly, we have a soft spot for bridges. From actual living bridges to proposed trampolines across the Seine, we just think bridges are super nift...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Terrifying Bridges

www.weather.com | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel

The structures on this list - ten of the world's most terrifying bridges - are bridges that few would probably cross without suffering a panic attack....

Let the Renaissance Begin

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

With state governments and regional agencies leading the way, America might just be entering a renaissance in highway construction, reconstruction, and financing.

This Is What The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure Really Looks Like (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of bridges across the country are in bad shape, and the result can be tragic. Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm took photos...

11 Awesome Footbridges Around the World

Findery | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Findery

Modern and old, organic and manufactured, quaint and high, inviting and terrifying. Here's a list of 11 remarkable footbridges around the world.

Insane Base Jumping Will Make Your Heart Jump Out Of Your Chest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2013 | Weird News

That's not flying... That's falling with style! With extreme style, that is. Simple sightseeing wasn't enough for jumpers, Marshall Miller, Cade P...

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Embodying a simpler time in American life, wooden covered bridges began springing up across the country in the early 1800s. They're often referred to as "kissing bridges" since their enclosed domes provide lovers with just the right amount of privacy. It's worth taking the scenic route to find them.

Many U.S. Bridges Are Old, Risky And Rundown

AP | MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States has so many bridges in need of repair or replacement, and so little money to do the work, that state and local of...

Labor Day, 2013: Obama Should Simplify Economic Message

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama should simplify his economic message. He should talk about what America needs, and that we must pay to do it or Republicans will sit idly by and allow the country to crumble.

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.