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More than 47,000 Structurally Deficient US Bridges

Highlighting the importance of maintaining infrastructure in the United States, a report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association identified more than 47,000 bridges across the United States that are deemed structurally deficient. Although "structurally deficient" does not necessarily mean the bridges are at the brink of collapse, it [...]

By |2019-04-16T09:46:47-07:00April 9th, 2019|Blog, Bridge Collapse News|

Miami Bridge Collapse Report Blames Design Flaws

It has been less than a year since the Miami bridge collapse killed six people, but the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its second investigative update report regarding the tragedy. Although the agency said it has not yet determined the cause of the collapse, it did note design [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:04:33-08:00November 30th, 2018|Bridge Collapse News|

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on FIU Bridge Collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report on the March 15, 2018 Florida International University (FIU) bridge collapse after a little more than two months of initial investigation into the incident. Rumors and suspicions about issues with the bridge's construction began swirling in the days after the [...]

By |2018-06-15T12:02:19-07:00June 14th, 2018|Bridge Collapse News|

Department of Transportation Contributed to Georgia Bridge Collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its final report regarding the 2017 collapse of a bridge in Atlanta, Georgia. Not surprisingly, given that a structural fire preceded the bridge failure, the agency listed heat from the ignition of materials as the cause of the fire and collapse. The NTSB [...]

By |2018-05-07T07:51:18-07:00April 30th, 2018|Bridge Collapse News|

Study Shows More Than 50,000 Structurally Deficient Bridges in America

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has confirmed what many have long suspected: The U.S. is full of structurally deficient bridges and no state is immune to the problem. The findings echo other findings of recent years, which suggest the possibility of a bridge [...]

By |2018-02-26T09:10:02-08:00February 12th, 2018|Bridge Collapse News|

Clarksville Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Kills One

A pedestrian overpass bridge in Clarksville, Indiana, collapsed after a recycling truck hit it. One person died in the collapse, which happened around 9:00 a.m. on January 11 at the pedestrian bridge on Brown Station Way near McKinley Avenue. Now, city officials must determine how to proceed with bridge reconstruction [...]

By |2018-01-26T12:48:35-08:00January 11th, 2018|Bridge Collapse News|

Forest River Bridge Collapse a Sign of Aging Infrastructure in America

An 11-ton wood plank bridge sits collapsed in Forest River, North Dakota after an overweight semi-truck hauling grain caused the bridge to break down. The truck is believed to be the cause of the bridge's collapse, but questions have been raised about what role the aging bridge played in the [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:54:34-07:00October 23rd, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|

$1.8 Million Settlement in Riverside Bridge Collapse

The family of a worker who died while he was dismantling the railway bridge above the 91 Freeway in Riverside, California, reached a $1.8 million settlement in their lawsuit against one of the companies involved. That company and another meanwhile, still face fines for their role in the structural failure [...]

By |2017-09-27T11:07:55-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|

Irma and Harvey Draw Attention to Dangers of Hurricane Bridge Collapses

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma saw thousands of people fleeing from their homes, caused billions of dollars in damage, and called into question the safety of the cities affected. One highway safety area, often ignored, was especially brought to light by the ferocious storms: The bridges that dot our roadways [...]

By |2017-09-19T11:37:19-07:00September 13th, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|

Waumandee Bridge Collapse Closes Highway

A Waumandee bridge collapse has closed a highway and caused minor injuries to at least one driver. The Wisconsin bridge collapse happened shortly after a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) suggested that more than 55,000 bridges in the United States are considered structurally deficient. Although [...]

By |2018-07-03T17:42:22-07:00February 22nd, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|