Construction Industry News, November 20, 2019

Repeal of $7.6B Highway Funding Cut Clears Big Hurdle

State departments of transportation and construction industry groups are moving close to a major win on Capitol Hill, with House passage of legislation that would cancel a threatened $7.6-billion cut in federal highway funds.

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Final Collapse Report Details Miami Bridge Team’s Failures

The final report on the Miami bridge collapse, released Nov. 12, adds new details on the project team’s numerous failures leading up to the tragedy, especially those committed by FIGG Bridge Engineers and Louis Berger Group

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Texas DOT stops construction of $800M FIGG-designed Harbor Bridge

The Texas DOT (TxDOT) has halted design work on the $803 million replacement of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, amid reports that FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc. has been removed from the project, according to KRIS-TV.

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Project of the Year: Innovative Design Bridges Lake Shore Drive and Connects Chicago’s South Side to the Lakefront

In 2003, the office of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley  in Chicago held an international bridge design competition called “Bridging the Drive,” the goal of which was to find a way to link South Side neighborhoods to the lakefront in a commitment to improve pedestrian access along South Lake Shore Drive.

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