Press-Telegram » On Tuesday, workers will begin hoisting the first portion of supporting steel—sometimes called the super structure—and connecting it to one of two 515-foot towers via cables. It will take two days to lift, officials said. Concrete slabs will then go on top of the super structure and from there, workers will build the roadway out from that tower and toward the approaches.
Herald News » Canadian officials sought ways to save money on the Gordie Howe International Bridge between the US and Canada after potential bidders expressed concerns about the project’s budget, per documents obtained by The Canadian Press. The goal is “de-risking the project as much as we could to move forward,” said Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi.
Verdict » The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has yet to open to the public. However, there are already concerns about the safety of the 55 kilometer (34-mile) sea-crossing structure. Regardless, Chinese officials from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority have insisted that the image doesn’t show damage and that the structure was deliberately designed as it appears.
News-Press Now » The Georgia Department of Transportation is partially responsible for a fire that caused a section of interstate to collapse last year in Atlanta, federal investigators said in a report released Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said in the report that the department’s decision to store construction materials under the bridge increased the risk of fire. The NTSB also issued a warning to transportation officials in other states.
ABC 33/40 » California-based contractor Granite Construction said in a statement it is “working day and night” with Alabama’s Transportation Department to address the support beam failure underpinning the Interstate 20/59 exchange. ALDOT, however, said it is “very disappointed” with Granite and that it could fine the company roughly $500,000 for every day the busy interstate remains closed.