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

The Zipper Truck Lifts Thousands Of 1,500-Pound Blocks In Minutes

For years, San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge was a deathtrap. Cars would zip past one another at 65 MPH, separated by a thin line of yellow traffic cones, and head-on collisions were routine. However, a new barrier system—laid by a massive vehicle known as a Zipper Truck—will keep passing drivers from landing… » 6/21/12 12:40pm 6/21/12 12:40pm