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  • Loose concrete removed from 5 Md. bridges over weekend

    WASHINGTON — Emergency inspections of 69 Maryland bridges reveal two dozen need work to remove concrete of questionable stability. Maryland’s acting Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn ordered the inspections after a piece of concrete fell…

  • Transportation secretary: Funding needed to help nation’s run-down bridges

    WASHINGTON — About a quarter of the bridges in the United States are in poor condition and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says unless funding is supplemented, drivers will be increasingly susceptible to worsening roads…

  • Ray LaHood: New approach needed to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure

    Bridges and roads around the United States are crumbling
    after decades of wear and tear, and a new strategy is needed to replenish the
    funds for improvement, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.

  • D.C. bridge named in honor of Ethel Kennedy

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray dedicated the Benning Road Bridge in honor of Ethel
    Kennedy,
    widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

  • AP IMPACT: Many U.S. bridges old, risky and rundown

    Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
    into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The
    bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The steel underpinnings have
    thinned since the structure was built in 1950, and the span is pocked with rust
    and crumbling concrete.