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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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 | 2017-03-16T09:59:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|

More than 55,000 Structurally Deficient Bridges in the U.S.

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) suggests that there are more than 55,000 structurally deficient bridges in the United States, including the Brooklyn Bridge. Although being structurally deficient does not mean there is an imminent risk of a complete bridge collapse, it indicates there [...]

By | 2017-02-24T12:24:27+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Bridge Collapse News|

Bridge Collapses Prove Our Infrastructure is Falling Apart

Bridge collapses may not seem like an everyday occurrence, but these catastrophic events could start happening with increased regularity if the country doesn’t start to invest in fixing our crumbling infrastructure. Experts at the American Society for Civil Engineers have said one in nine of America’s bridges is considered structurally deficient. [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:43:43+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Bridge Collapse News|

Two Major Bridge Collapses in 2015

Most people don’t realize the lurking danger they face from a potential bridge collapse failure when performing their daily commute. Very few would readily recognize a freeway overpass as a bridge, but the truth is, all overpasses are bridges and an alarming number of them are listed as having deficiencies or [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:59+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Bridge Collapse News|

Minneapolis Interstate 35 West Bridge Deemed “Structurally Deficient” Since 2005

On Wednesday, August 1, 2007, the eight lane Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during rush hour in Minneapolis, plunging dozens of cars into the Mississippi River. The collapse also caused a school bus full of children to plummet 60 feet on top of tons of falling concrete, but miraculously the bus was saved from plunging into the river [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:55:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2007|Bridge Collapse News, Paul J. Hedlund|