Bridge construction

July 21, 2019 - 9:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina highway crews are closing a lane on the main highway north out of downtown Columbia as they prepare to build a new bridge. The state Department of Transportation said the lane closure on the state Highway 277 north bridge over Interstate 77 will start Monday...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 5:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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People watcg as a sonar is used at Margaret Bridge during a search operation on the River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019, following a collision of a hotel ship and a smaller cruise ship on the previous evening. The cruise ship sank with thirty-three South Korean passengers and two Hungarian staff on board. The shipwreck has been found at Margaret Bridge. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rescue crews in Hungary's capital were preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and...
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In this Dec. 3, 2018, photo, a Panama Canal worker docks the Chinese container ship Cosco at the Panama Canals' Cocoli Locks, in Panama City. China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring anxiety in Washington. As American officials express alarm at Beijing’s ambitions in a U.S.-dominated region, China has launched a charm offensive, wooing Panamanian politicians, professionals, and journalists. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is...
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March 31, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — State officials say a 65-year-old bridge in southwest Georgia should be replaced, and the project could take two years and cost at least $15 million. WALB-TV reports the state Department of Transportation wants to completely rebuild the Oglethorpe Boulevard Bridge spanning the...
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March 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The new bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks will carry the name of a former state lawmaker. The N.C. Board of Transportation voted on Thursday to name the bridge over Oregon Inlet for former state Senate leader Marc Basnight. A news release from the N.C. Department...
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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House...
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February 10, 2019 - 11:05 am
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials have a proposal to replace a pair of bridges over the Edisto River near Orangeburg, one of which is nearly 100 years old. The state Department of Transportation recently showed the $23 million plan to build new bridges on U.S. 301. Program manager...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with American manufacturers in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 31, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at encouraging government contractors to "buy American" as part of the administration's efforts to boost U.S. manufacturing. The new order asks federal agencies to encourage those who receive federal financial...
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Pilgrims unfurl a "#Pray for Venezuela" banner prior an outdoor mass by Pope Francis in Panama City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excited young Central Americans welcoming him. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
January 24, 2019 - 7:27 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central America that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis didn't mention the Venezuela...
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