Watch A Truck Literally Zip Up The New Median On The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge just got the new median it so desperately needed to prevent head-on collisions, but one neat feature about it is that it moves. Well, not on its own. It needs a truck to do that, and specifically, it needs what's known as a "zipper truck." And it's called that because it makes the median… » 1/14/15 10:49am 1/14/15 10:49am

Most expensive tolls in the United States

Nobody likes paying tolls, but they are a necessary evil. The money from tolls is used to fund the construction of new roadways, as well as maintenance. Unless you live in one of the 22 states that don't collect tolls, or a state where you can get by without owning a car, you have no other choice but to pony up and… » 1/06/15 10:20am 1/06/15 10:20am

You'll Never Find The (Unofficial) Oldest Bridge In New York City

The picture above is not, unfortunately, the oldest bridge in New York City. It's a picture of the Manhattan Bridge, arguably the prettiest in the area, under construction in 1909. While that's plenty old, it's still not the oldest bridge in New York. Not by a longshot. And you'll never find it. » 8/09/14 2:30pm 8/09/14 2:30pm

Watch A Bosnian Bridge Get Completely Swept Away By Torrential Floods

Horrific floods have completely submerged parts of Serbia and Bosnia over the past week, deluging the local citizenry with the most rainfall since record keeping began 120 years ago. In many areas, nothing is safe, not even the bridges meant to surmount the highest waters. This one was completely swept away. » 5/18/14 10:19am 5/18/14 10:19am

Does This Buckling Bridge Hint at Larger US Infrastructural Woes?

Green Bay drivers were treated to an unwelcome surprise yesterday, when the discovery of a dramatically sagging pier on the heavily trafficked Leo Frigo bridge (named after a cheese magnate, because Wisconsin) forced its indefinite closure. The incident coincided with a new AP report about the deteriorating state of… » 9/26/13 4:46pm 9/26/13 4:46pm