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Report: 2014 North Carolina Bridge Collapse Caused by Design Flaw

Design flaws on supporting girders of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Wake Technical Community College led to a collapse that killed one worker and injured four others in November, according to a state report. But Stewart Engineering Inc. won’t …

AP Report Claims More Than 100 Kentucky Bridges At Risk

More than 100 Kentucky bridges have advanced deterioration and are at risk of collapsing, federal records show, and the head of the state’s transportation agency blames the situation largely on increased, heavier traffic since the bridges were built. The Associated …

Officials Defend Safety of West Virginia Bridges After AP Report

State highway officials say West Virginia’s bridges are safe despite dozens that are both in disrepair and at risk of collapse if hit hard enough in the wrong place. An Associated Press review of federal records found that 178 West …

Temporary Fix Set For Crumpled I-5 Bridge In Washington

Washington state plans to install within weeks a temporary fix for an interstate highway bridge that crumpled after being hit by a truck, tossing cars and people into a chilly river but causing only minor injuries. Gov. Jay Inslee announced …