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Safety Inspection Fears Over Bay Area Bridges May Extend To SoCal

An investigation into safety testing practices used on Northern California bridges is raising questions about structures here in the Southland.


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Pomona Freeway Bridge Destroyed By Tanker Fire To Reopen Early

Five months after being destroyed by a tanker truck fire, the Paramount Boulevard bridge over the 60 Freeway is set to open just in time for the Monday morning commute.


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Traffic Backed Up For Miles Following Deadly Crash On 405 Freeway In Van Nuys

Traffic is backed up for miles on the northbound 405 Freeway as crews work to remove a pickup truck that collided into a freeway bridge.


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Armored Truck Teeters Over Side Of Bridge In Boyle Heights

Crews were working to secure an armored truck teetering over the side of a bridge Friday afternoon.


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60 Freeway Will Be Closed Until At Least Friday After Tanker Truck Inferno

Commuters are still experiencing freeway gridlock after Wednesday afternoon’s tanker truck inferno on the eastbound 60 Freeway.

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Caltrans Accused Of Falsifying Bridge Safety Reports

Cal Trans safety inspection reports for several Southland bridges were fabricated, according to a new investigation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2011

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The Real ‘Carmageddon’? 405 Bridge Work Slows School Commuters

A separate replacement bridge would have kept the Mulholland bridge at four lanes rather than two, but that idea was recently vetoed by neighborhood groups.

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Pasadena Firm Says It’s Not Liable For Minnesota Bridge Collapse

The Minnesota Supreme Court is considering whether to block a firm from being sued by the state of Minnesota over the deadly Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

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C-Minus For Safety, But LA Bridges ‘In Good Shape’

Engineers note that while over half of the city’s 600 bridges got a top grade for safety, a lack of funds has slowed replacements or retrofits on dozens of others.


Plans For $1B Long Beach Bridge To Be Unveiled Monday

Plans are being unveiled in Long Beach for a $1 billion bridge to replace a crumbling span near the Queen Mary.



Demolition Prompts Closures On 405 Freeway

Sections of the 405 Freeway will be closed at night during the next five days due to demolition work on the northern half of the Skirball Center Drive bridge.


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Power Outage Prompts Closure Of Long Beach Drawbridge

A drawbridge that connects Long Beach to Terminal Island was closed for several hours Tuesday due to a power outage, authorities said.