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Bridges in Canada need better inspections says Canada Research Chair

August 23, 2018 by elizabeth

WATERLOO, Ont. – Canada’s bridges need a more rigorous inspection process according to a Canada research chair in smart infrastructure. Forty-three people were killed in Genoa, Italy Aug. 14 when an 80-foot section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed. Three heavy-duty […]

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American trucking head calls for infrastructure spending

December 20, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The head of the American Trucking Associations has called on the U.S. government to invest more in highway infrastructure to help the trucking industry keep up with growing demand for freight transportation services.

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B.C. says goodbye to tolls on two bridges

August 25, 2017 by elizabeth

COQUITLAM, BC – Commercial drivers traveling in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia could save up to $4,500 a year beginning September 1, with Premier John Horgan eliminating tolls on Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.

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Gordie Howe Bridge Costs Skyrocket

January 5, 2016 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON – It’s going to cost more…correction…it’s going to cost a whole lot more to build a new bridge connecting Canada and the U.S.

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Details Released on BC Tunnel Replacement Toll Bridge

December 18, 2015 by sehui

VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has released design and cost details for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project that will result in a new 10-lane bridge built over the Fraser River at Highway 99.

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New Champlain Bridge to be Toll Free

December 3, 2015 by sehui

BROSSARD and MONTREAL, QC – One of the busiest bridges in Canada will be free of tolls when a replacement span in built and opened, reversing an earlier decsion.

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Champlain Bridge Lane Closures, Detours This Weekend

November 4, 2015 by sehui

LONGUEUIL, QC — The final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend meaning there will be lane closures, detours and backed up traffic for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard. The work is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for users until the new Champlain Bridge opens. The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. Drivers are advised to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for the blitz are available online.

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Champlain Bridge Work, Detours Set for This Weekend

October 21, 2015 by sehui

LONGUEUIL, QC – Two major work blitzes are set happen at the Champlain Bridge two out of the three next weekends, resulting in big detours for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard.

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Nightmare Awaits for Trucks in Port City

October 14, 2015 by sehui

PORT COLBORNE, ON – Truck traffic in the Port Colborne area is about to turn ugly following damage to a bridge and planned closures for others, all resulting in detours in this area west of Buffalo NY.

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Companies Ready to Start Work on New International Bridge

October 14, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON – Six different teams made up of Canadian, American and international companies have offered up their services to built the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), which is managing the project to build the span connecting Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI, announced on Wednesday it received a strong response to its request for qualifications (RFQ) it made in July.

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Soo Crossing Getting New Lights

August 4, 2015 by sehui

SAULT STE. MARIE — It’s lights out on the International Bridge arches connecting the cities of Sault Ste. Marie as a cost-saving lighting replacement project prepares to take a highly visible step forward.

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Time To Put Fuel Taxes Into Highways, Says MTA

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Governments should redirect 100 percent of fuel taxes back into infrastructure, the Manitoba Trucking Association says.

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25% of U.S. Bridges Deficient or Obsolete

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the answers to why a Washington state bridge collapsed, you may be surprised to learn that the Skagit River bridge is not as bad as it gets.

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A Bridge Far Too Icy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – Port Mann bridge ice bombs close new $3.3 Billion Bridge and lead to hundreds of insurance claims.

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2014 Budget for Infrastructure Spending

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – The federal government has reserved $53 billion for infrastructure spending, according to the 2014 Economic Action Plan, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released Tuesday.