Fourteen percent of the nation’s bridges are functionally obsolete, with a configuration or design that may no longer be adequate for the traffic that uses them. They may be too narrow or have inadequate overhead clearance.
WASHINGTON — The most recent data from the District Department of Transportation shows 12 bridges in Washington have structural deficiencies. That’s the fewest in decades. Still, many of Washington’s busiest bridges are in need of…
WASHINGTON — Virginia is in worse shape than Maryland and D.C. when it comes to the number of bridges considered “structurally deficient,” according to the latest federal data analyzed by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.…
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…
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…
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. Mayor Vincent Gray dedicated the Benning Road Bridge in honor of Ethel
widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
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.