Funding has been allocated to allow the immediate start of work on upgrades to nearly 250 bridges in the US state of Missouri.
The Canadian province of Alberta is planning further road and bridge upgrades to expand the network of routes that can carry oversized and overweight loads.
More than 200 US bridges are set to be upgraded after receiving funding from a US$1.5bn programme to revitalise infrastructure.
A US$253 million contract has been awarded for the rehabilitation of the Throgs Neck Bridge in New York, USA.
The French transport ministry has said that work is in hand to upgrade the two major bridges on its highway network that are in the most urgent need of repair.
The US states of Kentucky and Indiana have initiated the first steps in an extensive project to extend the life of the 56-year-old Sherman Minton Bridge.
An assessment of the 14,000 bridges in the US state of Kentucky is nearing completion and will help determine the priorities in a programme to repair or replace 1,000 of them.
The government of New South Wales in Australia is to introduce new security measures and higher fines in a bid to prevent people from climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge illegally.
A US$153 million contract has been awarded for the rehabilitation of the Waterbury Mixmaster, a series of bridges forming a complex highway interchange in Connecticut, USA.
The Canadian province of British Columbia has launched a tender for design work to protect the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges against shipping impact.
Work is now under way improve pedestrian access to Sydney Harbour Bridge through the installation of lifts.
The major US$170 million contract on the Mulheimer Bridge over the Rhine in Cologne, Germany will be carried out with the bridge kept open to traffic.
Work is set to start later this year on the refurbishment of a suspension bridge and construction of a new footbridge in Chatillon-sur-Loire, France.
An new analysis has found that more than 54,000 US bridges are structurally deficient and that more than 225,000 have identified repair needs.
A key bridge in Prague has been closed to all traffic except pedestrians and cyclists after a safety assessment showed it to be in a dangerous state.
The Dutch government has committed additional funding for renovations of ageing bridges and tunnels.
The Canadian province of New Brunswick is to invest US$535 million in bridges over the next five years, including restoration of the world’s longest covered bridge.
A contract has been awarded for the renovation of an 80-year-old road bridge in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
Preliminary work is now under way on Spencer Group’s complex project to replace truss ends on Scotland's Forth Road Bridge with a new system.
Oklahoma Transportation Commission in the USA has approved a US$926 million plan to replace or rehabilitate nearly 400 bridges and improve 1,285km of roads.
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