How cashless tolls made this N.J. bridge safer
Cashless tolls and two new bridges with wider lanesare getting the credit for a 57% drop in crashes at the Goethals Bridge.Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials announced the findings Wednesday, based on a comparison of 2014 and 2019 crash rates that showed a drop from 5.37 crashes per million vehicles to 2.29 crashes last year.Individual crashes dropped from 149 crashes in 2014, prior to construction of the new twin span, to 81 crashes in 2019, officials said. The first of the twin bridges opened in 2017.The reduction in crashes occurred despite an increase in trafficby more tha...
Julius Berger deploys 1,300 workers, 425 equipment to 2nd Niger bridge
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has deployed personnel and equipment to the Second Niger Bridge with a view to completing the project by February, 2022.The company which deployed 1,300 workers and 425 equipment to the site, plegded to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), that the project would be completed at the stipulated time.The Julius Berger Project Manager for the work, Engr. Friedrich Wieser, gave the assurance when the minister paid an inspection visit to the 2nd Niger Bridge project site at the Anambra axis.Speaking on available resources and logistics deployed fo...
Iraq reopens Baghdad bridge shut for months by protests
Iraqi authorities on Wednesday reopened one of Baghdad’s major bridges, shut for months by anti-government protesters, in a sign of a lull in unrest that has killed hundreds of people and forced the prime minister to resign last year, reports Reuters.The Sinak Bridge, one of the main routes across the Tigris River that bisects the city, leads to a district near the fortified Green Zone of government and diplomatic buildings.It runs parallel to another major bridge, Al Jumhuriya, which connects the Green Zone itself to the main protest camp at Tahrir Square, and which remains shut.“Since early ...
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The Cebu-Cordova bridge:Connecting islands
The Cebu-Cordova bridge:Connecting islandsBack in 1972, the first of Cebu’s big bridges was constructed and inaugurated to span the Mactan Channel, connecting the Cebu mainland and Mactan island through Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu City. Officially, it was known as the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge, but locals referred to it as the Osmeña Bridge in honor of Sergio Osmeña Sr., fourth president of the Philippines, who hailed from the province.I have vivid memories of how things were before this bridge was erected. We had to cross the channel by barge to and from the airport to the city, just like the RoRo (rol...
UK officials mull Scotland-N.Ireland 'Boris bridge'
London (AFP) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered officials to look into building a bridge between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, his spokesman said Monday.The idea of a bridge from Scotland to the province of Northern Ireland has been around for years but has gained new impetus under Johnson's leadership.It has support from some pro-British politicians in Northern Ireland as a way of boosting connections with the mainland, which are being strained by Brexit.But others question the feasibility and cost of the project given the deep water and windy conditions in the North Channel,...
New Bridge On Tano River Opens
The newly constructed steel bridgeAnewly constructed steel bridge on River Tano linking Sunyani West and TanoNorth in the Bono Region has opened to traffic ‒ and the people inthe area are excited.With the opening of the all-importantbridge, residents of Adrobaa, Techire, Baffourkrom and other surroundingcommunities in the Tano North Constituency would now have easy access to Sunyaniin particular.It was all joy when the chiefs and people,alongside the MP for Tano North, Freda Prempeh, commissioned the 25-metre longsteel bridge at Baffourkrom.It was built by the Bridge Maintenance Unit of the Gh...
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BREAKING: Truck burning on third mainland bridge
A truck is currently on fire on Third mainland bridge Lagos .
Man charged with deadly hit-and-run of pedestrian on AC Expressway bridge
A driver was arrested Friday and charged in connection with ahit-and-run in Winslow Townshipthat left a 47-year-old man dead earlier this week, authorities said.John Beauzile, 23, of Winslow Township, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death and causing death while driving a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, the Winslow Township Police Department announced Friday afternoon.James Lawrence, 47, of Williamstown, was walking across a bridge over the Atlantic City Expressway late Wednesday when he was hit by a car around 10:34 p.m., police sai...
7 Paintings To Understand The Madness And Obsessions Of Edvard Munch
We all know Edvard Munch from that unforgettable painting where an insane man, on the verge of a breakdown, appears to scream as he stands between the red sunset and a bridge that dissolves next to him. The Screamis an overbearing image that shows Munch’s contained distress, as well as that of most of the nineteenth century’s Expressionists.Who was this artist? And what led him to paint scenarios of such agony? It wasn’t just a movement, but an ache that seeps through the canvases, a suffering he carried since childhood that he was never able to let go. Born in 1863, he is considered Norway’s ...
Hit-and-run driver strikes and kills pedestrian on AC Expressway bridge
UPDATE: The man killed was identified Thursday night as James Lawrence, 47, of Williamstown.A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a man walking across a bridge over the Atlantic City Expressway late Wednesday in Winslow Township, police said.The pedestrian, whose name was not released pending notification of family, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead following the 10:34 p.m. crash on Williamstown Road, Winslow police said.The vehicle fled toward Monroe Township.Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Winslow Officer Rich Saunders, 609-567-0700 Ext. 119...