Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant… » 10/09/14 5:32pm 10/09/14 5:32pm

Bridge Collapses Over Detroit Freeway, Kills Driver

A pedestrian bridge collapsed this morning on the Southfield Freeway near the Detroit-Dearborn border, killing a truck driver. The state's transportation department is investigating, but says it's "not due to a structural issue." (UPDATE: A truck hit the overpass; that driver was the one killed.) » 9/26/14 8:20am 9/26/14 8:20am

I-66 In Virginia Is Becoming A Dali-esque Masterpiece

If you're a fan of the Salvador Dali 'melting stuff' artistic conceit, I suggest taking a drive to Centreville, VA and checking out the rapidly melting highway markings. From above, they sort of look like long strings of ribbon or something. They're pretty festive. And potentially dangerous, I suppose. » 8/25/14 12:32pm 8/25/14 12:32pm

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