Construction And Engineering

Refurbished 'Big Boy' locomotive fires up crowds in US West

May 7, 2019

A massive steam locomotive has roared back to life after five years of restoration work.

Communities hit by gas blasts get $80M to fix infrastructure

May 7, 2019

The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover the costs of repairing roads and other infrastructure torn up during restoration efforts

Correction: Destined to Burn-New Homes story

May 7, 2019

Correction: Destined to Burn-New Homes story

USS Missouri undergoes restoration ahead of war anniversary

May 6, 2019

A section of the USS Missouri is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration on the Pearl Harbor memorial ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

Records: Cracks in Miami bridge grew 'daily' before collapse

May 6, 2019

Just hours before a pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university, engineers confirmed that cracks in the concrete structure "increased in length daily."

Pope in Bulgaria says refugees need love; Orthodox stay away

May 6, 2019

Pope Francis told refugees Monday in Bulgaria's showcase refugee center that they are bearing the "cross of humanity," as he pressed his call for the migrant-skeptic Balkan country to welcome poor and desperate foreigners with love and not disdain

Tentative infrastructure plan gives hope to tunnel advocates

May 4, 2019

Advocates of a $13 billion plan to build a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York are cautiously optimistic about ending a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration

Court delays block Keystone XL pipeline construction in 2019

May 4, 2019

An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction season due to court delays

House chair vows to get New York rail tunnel built

May 3, 2019

The chairman of a House transportation committee says he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York even if it takes legislative maneuvering

Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation

May 3, 2019

The Oglala Sioux tribe on Thursday told South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to stay away from the Pine Ridge Reservation until she rescinds her support for new state laws that target disruptive demonstrations by anti-oil pipeline activists

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