Construction Industry News: October 28, 2019

What Florida Bridge Collapse Report Leaves Unexplained

The bridge, a 174-ft-long concrete truss, was to provide a crossing over a busy road for pedestrians at Florida International University. In its report, the NTSB stated that its investigators could not find another single-truss concrete structure built anywhere in the world.

Before it was finished, and five days after the precast structure was rolled into position over the road, it collapsed.


NY-NJ Port Authority approves $4.5B of airport projects

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners has approved $4.5 billion for two AirTrain systems and other construction and development at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and John. F. Kennedy International Airport, as well as Liberty International Airport (LIA) in Newark, New Jersey.


$14B Texas High-Speed Rail Contract Goes to Salini Impregilo-Lane JV

A joint venture of Milan-based contractor Salini Impregilo and its U.S. subsidiary Lane Construction Corp. have won a $14-billion design-build contract for the planned high-speed rail project to connect Dallas and Houston, with a total estimated cost of some $20 billion.


Sinkhole Opens in Downtown Pittsburgh, Partially Swallows City Bus During Rush Hour

A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole. Authorities said earlier Monday that two cranes arrived to remove the city bus. The city’s official twitter account later posted a video of the removal.