Bridges http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24157/all en UPDATE 2-Tanker hits San Francisco Bay Bridge, Coast Guard says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An oil tanker struck a<br /> tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Monday but did not<br /> appear to spill any oil into the bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.</p> <p>The 750-foot-long "Overseas Reymar", sailing under a<br /> Marshall Islands flag, was empty except for water that was used<br /> as ballast, U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Heather Lampert said.</p> <p>The tanker was about five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge,<br /> where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges California COSCO Interstate 80 Man Made Disaster MSC Venezia Oil tanker Person Career Quotation San Francisco Bay San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Tanker Technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731556 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh withdraws request for WB funding after graft allegation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bangladesh-withdraws-request-wb-funding-after-graft-allegation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DHAKA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh has dropped plans to seek World Bank funding for a bridge over the Padma river after the bank withheld assistance until the government completed an investigation into allegations of corruption in the project.</p> <p>The World Bank last year cancelled a $1.2 billion credit for the 6.2-km (4-mile) bridge, which would be the country's longest water crossing, after it found "credible evidence" of high-level corruption among Bangladeshi officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bangladesh-withdraws-request-wb-funding-after-graft-allegation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges Political geography Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742653 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh gives up on World Bank for scandal-hit bridge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bangladesh-gives-up-on-world-bank-for-scandal-hit-bridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh's government has withdrawn its request for World Bank financing for a high-profile bridge project that has been dogged by allegations of corruption, the bank said Friday.</p> <p>The Washington-based lender cancelled a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh in June due to claims of graft involving senior public officials related to the financing of the $3-billion Padma bridge project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bangladesh-gives-up-on-world-bank-for-scandal-hit-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges International development Technology United Nations World Bank AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:45:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742668 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh scraps World Bank cash for graft-hit bridge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bangladesh-scraps-world-bank-cash-graft-hit-bridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh's government has withdrawn its request for World Bank financing for a high-profile bridge project that has been dogged by allegations of corruption, the bank said Friday.</p> <p>The Washington-based lender cancelled a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh in June due to claims of graft involving senior public officials related to the financing of the $3-billion Padma bridge project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bangladesh-scraps-world-bank-cash-graft-hit-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges International development Technology United Nations World Bank AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742856 at http://www.globalpost.com Another donor quits graft-hit Bangladesh bridge project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/another-donor-quits-graft-hit-bangladesh-bridge-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Japanese aid agency has withdrawn its offer to lend Bangladesh $430 million to help build the country's biggest bridge after the project was dogged by allegations of corruption.</p> <p>The move came as Bangladesh withdrew its request for $1.2 billion in World Bank financing for the Padma Bridge, months after the lender cancelled the loan due to claims of graft involving senior public officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/another-donor-quits-graft-hit-bangladesh-bridge-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bridges Political geography Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744459 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaping hole blocks truck traffic between Romania, Bulgaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/gaping-hole-blocks-truck-traffic-between-romania-bulgaria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Truck traffic between Bulgaria and Romania was halted Tuesday after a huge hole opened on a bridge over the Danube that carries the main cross-border route between the two countries.</p> <p>The gap in the road section of the bridge -- which also includes a rail section -- revealed the structure's steel reinforcements and necessitated urgent repair work, Bulgaria's road agency said.</p> <p>The agency banned trucks weighing over 10 tonnes (22,000 pounds) from crossing the bridge. Lorries were redirected to ferry lines. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/gaping-hole-blocks-truck-traffic-between-romania-bulgaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges Danube Provinces of Bulgaria AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807633 at http://www.globalpost.com Int’l tenders for Padma project by June: Muhith http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/int-l-tenders-padma-project-june-muhith <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the government would invite international tenders by June next for the construction of the country’s much-hyped 6.15-kilometre long Padma Multipurpose Bridge project.</p><P>“Tender documents will be out in next month or in first week of June for Padma,” he told a pre-budget meeting with the Economic Reporters Forum (ERD) at his ministry.</p><P>Muhith informed that the tenders would be floated for three types of works -- consultants to supervise the construction of the bridge, construction of the main bridge and river training.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/int-l-tenders-padma-project-june-muhith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Development Bank Banks Bridges Politics Technology Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:49:46 +0000 Asianet 5809310 at http://www.globalpost.com Govt to seek army's help: Obaidul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-seek-armys-help-obaidul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government will seek assistance from the army for the construction of the Padma Bridge, reports UNB. The minister was addressing a function at Hamdard University (proposed) maidan at Sonargaon near Meghna Bridge after inaugurating the second phase repair work on Meghna and Gumti bridges.</p><P>Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, officials of the army, Communications Ministry, Roads and Highway department and others were present.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-seek-armys-help-obaidul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bridges Political geography Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:35:47 +0000 Asianet 5811873 at http://www.globalpost.com Govt to seek army’s help for Padma Bridge construction: Quader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-seek-army-s-help-padma-bridge-construction-quader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government will seek assistance from the army for the construction of the Padma Bridge.</p><P>The minister was addressing a function at Hamdard University (proposed) maidan at Sonargaon near Meghna Bridge after inaugurating the second phase repair work on Meghna and Gumti bridges.</p><P>Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, officials of the army, Communications Ministry, Roads and Highway department and others were present.</p><P>“Construction works on the second Meghna, the second Gumti and the second Kanchpur bridges</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-seek-army-s-help-padma-bridge-construction-quader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges Distributaries Technology Transport Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:03:47 +0000 Asianet 5812078 at http://www.globalpost.com TIB for utmost transparency in Padma Bridge project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/tib-utmost-transparency-padma-bridge-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Thursday urged the government to ensure utmost transparency and accountability in construction of the much-talked-about Padma Bridge project.</p><P>In a statement, TIB executive director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said the Finance Minister on Tuesday announced a five-year plan for the construction Padma Bridge and assured people of floating tenders for the main bridge in June next.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/tib-utmost-transparency-padma-bridge-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges Science Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:04:23 +0000 Asianet 5814188 at http://www.globalpost.com World Bank blacklists Canada's SNC-Lavalin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/world-bank-blacklists-canadas-snc-lavalin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The World Bank banned Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin from its projects Wednesday over corruption in a Bangladesh bridge project and another project.</p> <p>SNC-Lavalin was debarred from working on bank projects for 10 years after former company officials were linked to alleged high-level bribery in the tainted project, which led to the World Bank canceling a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for the Padma Bridge project last June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/world-bank-blacklists-canadas-snc-lavalin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges Economy of Canada S&P/TSX 60 Index Technology World Bank AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:17:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818761 at http://www.globalpost.com Official: Repair for broken rods on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost $5M-$10M http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/official-repair-broken-rods-san-francisco-oakland-bay-bridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OAKLAND, Calif. - The planned repair for broken seismic safety rods on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million and $10 million, a state transportation official said Wednesday.</p> <p>Officials still don't know whether the repair will be done in time for the span's scheduled Labor Day opening, but say it's still possible. A decision is expected May 29.</p> <p>California Transportation Commission Executive Director Andre Boutros told a meeting of the Bay Area Toll Authority that the repair for the 32 snapped rods involves installing steel saddles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/official-repair-broken-rods-san-francisco-oakland-bay-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges California San Francisco Bay Area The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 10:09:39 +0000 The Canadian Press 5834806 at http://www.globalpost.com After dismissing worries, Calif. governor acknowledges Bay Bridge might not open by Labor Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/after-dismissing-worries-calif-governor-acknowledges-bay-bri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERKELEY, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.</p> <p>It's the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the $6.4 billion infrastructure project to build a new eastern span of the bridge. Brown had dismissed concerns about broken bolts earlier this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/after-dismissing-worries-calif-governor-acknowledges-bay-bri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges California Politics San Francisco Bay Area The Canadian Press Mon, 20 May 2013 20:48:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 5842324 at http://www.globalpost.com Gary Doer issues warning to New York state in Peace Bridge dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/gary-doer-issues-warning-new-york-state-peace-bridge-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Efforts to modernize the busy Peace Bridge have left Canada's relationship with New York state perched on a knife's edge, with U.S. Ambassador Gary Doer promising a fight against American efforts to dissolve the 80-year-old Peace Bridge Authority.</p> <p>"If the New York assembly wants to go ahead, we're going to protect our sovereignty," Doer said in an interview from the Canadian embassy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/gary-doer-issues-warning-new-york-state-peace-bridge-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges New York Politics Provinces and territories of Canada The Canadian Press Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:48:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 5862900 at http://www.globalpost.com Doer: Beyond the Border won't be driven "into ditch" due to Peace Bridge brawl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130623/doer-beyond-the-border-wont-be-driven-ditch-due-peace-bridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Canada-U.S. border co-operation under the much-ballyhooed Beyond the Border initiatives will not be derailed by the brawl that's erupted between Canadians and Americans on the 10-member board that oversees the Peace Bridge, Gary Doer said Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130623/doer-beyond-the-border-wont-be-driven-ditch-due-peace-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges New York Provinces and territories of Canada Social Issues The Canadian Press Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:03:18 +0000 The Canadian Press 5865225 at http://www.globalpost.com