Transportation infrastructure

Italian architect Renzo Piano talks with journalists after a meeting about the Morandi highway bridge, which collapsed on Aug. 14 killing 43 people, in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Piano, 80, said he had been in Geneva on August 14 when the Morandi Bridge collapsed, "and since then I've been thinking of nothing else". Piano said "the bridge is a theme that touches all the chords: from technology to poetics". (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
ROME (AP) — Architect Renzo Piano has offered a new bridge design for his beloved hometown of Genoa to replace the one that collapsed last month, killing 43 people, saying it must be built to last 1,000 years and be "simple, solid ... but not banal." Piano joined city and regional officials on...
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Kansai International Airport is partially flooded by Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the region's main international airport and blowing a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. (Hiroko Harima/Kyodo News via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely, a day after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years flooded a runway, toppled huge cranes, flipped cars on their side, damaged historic shrines and caused at least 11 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main...
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Kansai International Airport is partially flooded by Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the region's main international airport and blowing a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. (Hiroko Harima/Kyodo News via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 4:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — The closure of a major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is raising worries about the impact on tourist traffic, mostly from China and Southeast Asia, as well as on exporting computer chips and other goods. Kansai International Airport officials said Wednesday they weren't sure...
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In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a construction worker lowers himself on a forklift at a construction site in Chicago. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in July. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
September 04, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 percent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and highways. The Commerce Department says the slight July increase brought total construction spending to a seasonally-adjusted...
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In this July 2, 2018, photo, traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. The new Gerald Desmond Bridge stretching over the Port of Long Beach is being built with about 75 seismic sensors called accelerometers. They’ll measure the forces imparted on the bridge during an earthquake. It’s slated to open next year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
September 04, 2018 - 9:27 am
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A replacement bridge under construction at the second-busiest port in the U.S. isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. The new bridge, which will stretch 8...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 10:25 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry...
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The House vote tally board shows the results of a do-over vote on the lottery bill, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018, as it narrowly passed 58-54, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House initially killed the state Lottery Law, voting 60-54 against it, Monday evening. The Senate passed it earlier in the day. The lottery is an attempt to put about $200 million a year into highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's transport minister says the nation's entire infrastructure urgently needs both regular and extraordinary maintenance to avoid another tragedy like the bridge collapse that killed 43 people this month. Danilo Toninelli briefed lawmakers on Monday about the Aug. 14 collapse of...
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August 21, 2018 - 4:25 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers. The system crashed at the end of Tuesday afternoon and again later in the evening...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 4:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday...
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