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  • Boris Johnson revives £20billion plan for bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland that would mirror the link between Sweden and Denmark

    02/08/2020 11:17:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:21 EST, 8 February 2020 | Glen Owen
    Boris Johnson has revived plans to build a £20 billion bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland — with engineers looking to copy the link between Sweden and Denmark which featured in a hit “Scandi noir” crime drama. The Prime Minister, who is keen to sanction a series of grand infrastructure projects as a legacy of his rule, is about to receive the results of a feasibility study into the construction of a combined bridge and tunnel connection at the narrowest, 20-mile gap between Northern Ireland and the British mainland. One version of the plan would be modeled on the Öresund...
  • Iranian national found with knives on Flagler Memorial Bridge, Palm Beach police say (Near Mar-A-Lago)

    01/10/2020 2:30:38 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    WPTV ^ | 1-10-2020 | WPTV
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach police are investigating after they say a man believed to be an Iranian national was found with several knives on the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday. Police said the man had no known address and was detained by officers. In addition to the knives, police said the man had an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency on him.

    10/22/2019 11:00:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies ^ | 10/22/19 | Patricia Mazzei
    MIAMI — The pedestrian bridge that collapsed over a busy Miami street last year, killing six people, was doomed by a fatal design flaw, federal authorities concluded in a scathing review on Tuesday. The errors led to unusually severe cracking in the concrete that should have worried engineers and prompted the closure of the roadway below for safety.
  • Collapsed Florida pedestrian bridge had significant design errors: NTSB

    10/22/2019 5:15:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2019 | Amanda Woods
    The board determined a year ago that FIGG engineers overestimated how much stress the bridge could endure, the paper reported. Only two days before the brand-new structure went down, an engineer left a voicemail with officials and warned that some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span. n the voicemail, FIGG’s lead engineer on the project, Denney Pate, acknowledged that the cracking would need repairs, “but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there, so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective.” Walsh also noted that the construction was at “high...
  • I-5 lanes to close for trolley bridge construction

    10/11/2019 12:23:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | October 8, 2019 | City News Service
    SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Association of Governments will partially close a section of Interstate 5 in La Jolla Tuesday evening to continue construction of a future trolley bridge. Work crews will close all northbound lanes of I-5 from state Route 52 to La Jolla Village Drive from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning to pour concrete for the future bridge. Motorists on northbound I-5 will be detoured to I-805 via state Route 52, according to SANDAG. SANDAG crews completed similar closures of southbound I-5 last week to pour concrete for the future trolley bridge, which will cross...
  • Oregon and Washington: We’ll start building a new Interstate Bridge by 2025

    10/11/2019 12:29:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 24, 2019 | Andrew Theen
    Federal highway officials on Tuesday endorsed an accelerated timeline proposed by Oregon and Washington transportation officials that sets the two states on a fast track toward construction on a new Interstate Bridge by 2025. Last month, the two states requested a 10-year extension on their timeline to show progress on the bridge project or face repaying nearly $140 million in planning costs tied to the Columbia River Crossing Project. That request would’ve given the states until Sept. 30, 2029, to either start buying up right-of-way or began construction on the I-5 project. While seeking a decade delay, the states simultaneously...
  • Bridge connecting Ireland and Britain that could change lives mooted [2013]

    08/02/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | August 15,2013 | Staff Writers
    The longest sea bridge in the world at 20.2 miles long is the Donghai bridge that links Shanghai to Yangshan in China. A bridge from either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland would have to be even longer than that. In 2007, a 21-mile rail bridge was proposed between Galloway, Scotland, to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The idea would have trains running from Dublin, through Belfast, over the sea to Scotland, and then down railways into London... "Four main routes have been proposed. Two run from Scotland to Northern Ireland - Campbeltown to County Antrim, or Stranraer to Belfast. Two...
  • San Diego-Area Newlywed Dies BASE Jumping Off Bridge in Idaho

    09/10/2019 10:47:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/10/2019
    38-year-old Brandon John Chance and his wife, Aly, both jumped from the bridge around noon, but Brandon Chance deployed his parachute late and hit the water with the chute only partially deployed. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Stewart said Chance’s wife pulled him from the water and performed CPR, but Chance did not survive his injuries. The I.B. Perrine Bridge spans a canyon 486 feet (148 meters) above the Snake River in Twin Falls, Idaho. It’s a popular destination for BASE jumpers and is the only man-made structure in the United States where people can BASE jump year-round without a permit.
  • Howe Bridge construction heats up

    07/07/2019 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 7, 2019 | Chad Livengood
    The small industrial buildings and blighted homes that once dotted the landscape of Detroit's Delray neighborhood are gone for good as demolition and site-cleaning work for the Gordie Howe International Bridge is in full swing this summer. The long-anticipated bridge construction project is starting to take shape on the Michigan side of the Detroit River, as cranes have been working along the riverfront in recent weeks. The cranes were drilling test shafts into the ground that will determine the final design of the new span and its towers rivaling Detroit's 73-story Renaissance Center, said Aaron Epstein, CEO of Bridging North...
  • I-10 bridge, bayway edge closer but toll trouble has only just begun

    06/01/2019 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies ^ | May 24, 2019 | John Sharp
    A final plan for tolls for users along the future Interstate 10 Bridge and Bayway could be known in July, a state transportation official said Friday. It will be unveiled ahead of the August release of the final environmental impact statement on the entire $2.1 billion project. But at least one state lawmaker says more time is going to be needed to hash out tolls and their impact on local motorists. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the experts and the work being done by the state DOT,” said state Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Daphne. “But it’s probably fair...
  • Toll opposition dominates I-10 Mobile River bridge project hearing

    05/11/2019 7:14:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies ^ | May 8, 2019 | John Sharp
    Opposition to tolling the future Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and the Wallace Tunnel dominated the public comments during Tuesday’s hearing into the massive $2.1 billion project. From local politicians to business owners, the message to the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration was clear: A $3 to $6 toll will place enormous burdens on drivers and workers in Mobile and Baldwin counties, and it won’t fly with the rest of the public either. “It’s a huge expense,” said Roger Nelson of Daphne, who commutes daily to work to downtown Mobile. “It will be passed on.” Said...
  • Gov. Dunleavy abolishes Alaska climate-change commission, removes roadblock for Knik Arm bridge

    02/24/2019 6:23:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ADN ^ | 2/23/19 | James Brooks
    JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has abolished Alaska’s climate change strategy commission and has removed a procedural roadblock for several major construction projects, including the Knik Arm Crossing. Administrative Order No. 309, issued Friday, rescinds seven orders issued by former Gov. Bill Walker, including one from Oct. 31, 2017, that established the state’s climate change strategy and the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team. That team drafted a climate change policy and formally submitted it to the governor’s office in September. The plan has not been implemented. The governor’s office sent letters to the climate change team on Friday saying...
  • Major fixes for addressing traffic, sea level rise on Highway 37 identified

    02/13/2019 10:54:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The North Bay Business Journal ^ | February 11, 2019 | Matt Brown
    Imagine driving along a four-lane elevated causeway above the brackish San Pablo Bay, shaving more than an hour off the normal Highway 37 commute. Transportation planners have for years envisioned remaking the 20-mile route from Novato to Vallejo into the North Bay’s most important east-west corridor. Now, they are ready to act. Officials in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties have been meeting for several years, pondering solutions to Highway 37’s notorious bottlenecks, where 45,000 cars per day stretch the normal 20-minute commute to as much as 100 minutes. They have also acknowledged that traffic improvements will be irrelevant without...
  • Controlled demolition of old Tappan Zee Bridge set for this morning

    01/15/2019 7:37:06 AM PST · by katnip · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Eyewitness News
    Waiting to see them blow it up
  • Llano River flooding in Central Texas

    10/16/2018 8:33:24 PM PDT · by rustbucket · 54 replies
  • Why did road under FIU bridge stay open? Federal judge blocks release of records

    10/05/2018 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Revel · 17 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 10/05/18 | bradenton
    A federal judge Friday blocked the release of documents that could shed light on why a busy road outside Miami was not shut down before a brand-new bridge developing severe cracks collapsed and killed six people. Judge William Stafford said the National Transportation Safety Board, the federal agency investigating the Florida International University bridge disaster, “was exercising its valid federal regulatory authority” in keeping the documents confidential from the media. Stafford’s ruling essentially overturns a previous decision from a state court that would have released the records under Florida’s broad public records law. Stafford said the state court did not...
  • Potentially Dangerous Situation’ on Tappan Zee Delays Opening of New Cuomo Bridge Span

    09/08/2018 4:47:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/8/2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of its predecessor, the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to it, became destabilized and threatened to fall, officials said. The Tappan Zee was being disassembled when the “potentially dangerous situation developed” and a piece of the old bridge became destabilized, Matthew J. Driscoll, the executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, said in a statement on Saturday. .................. As the Democratic primary in New York on Thursday approaches, Mr. Cuomo’s opponents seized on the problem with the...
  • Several people dead after highway bridge collapses in Italy

    08/14/2018 5:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2018 | Gianluca Mezzofiore and Judith Vonberg
    Several people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to rescue sources cited by Italian news agency ANSA. The unnamed sources told ANSA that several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside, without providing a specific number of casualties. ANSA reports around 10 vehicles are involved after a section of the Morandi Bridge, which lies to the west of the port city of Genoa, collapsed. The incident occurred around noon (6 a.m. ET) Tuesday, Italian state police said, later posting a video on Twitter of the moment the...
  • BREAKING: Motorway bridge COLLAPSES – dozens of motorists feared dead as cars plunge 100m

    08/14/2018 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 82 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | August 14 | Charlotte Ikonen
    The Morandi Bridge has collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say. There are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved. Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the bridge.
  • 'I could have died': Teen who was pushed from a 60-foot bridge by a 'friend'(trunc)

    08/10/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/10/2018 | By Emily Crane and Anneta Konstantinides For
    Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off bridge above Moulton Falls in Washington She spoke out from hospital on Thursday saying she could have easily died Jordan suffered five broken ribs, a lung injury, and several abrasions as a result In the footage she is heard saying 'no' multiple times, but her pals ignore her A few seconds later, a female friends is seen shoving Jordan from the bridge Her mother is now urging the friend who pushed her to turn herself in to police