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Tourists Flock to Gawk at Massive Highway Bridge Projects

By Brian Bakst ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one […]

Officials Expect New Dam to Finish This Fall

By Ben Jacobson DELHI, Iowa (AP) — Todd Gifford didn’t have long to enjoy the perks of being a lakeside property owner. Shortly after he purchased a home near Lake Delhi, it began to rain. Though the inclement weather passed relatively quickly, roiling, raging stormwaters punched through an earthen dam wall. On July 24, 2010, […]

With New Paint and Grease, Navy Tries to Lengthen Subs’ Lives

By Michael Melia GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed […]

E-house Concept Educates and Inspires

CT Tech offers career technology training to young people seeking careers in the trades. Most of us in the trades have read the headlines:  America’s experiencing a dire shortage of skilled trade workers. The most in-demand groups of technicians  — machinists, electricians, plumbers and welders, whose skills tie to all facets of life it seems […]

Indiana Agency Considering Options for Historic Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, Ind. (AP) — A bridge over the Eel River in Clay County has to be replaced because heavy use over the past 80 years has caused its structure to deteriorate, according to Indiana transportation officials. But the two-lane, steel truss bridge outside of the town of Bowling Green is on the National Register […]