An infrastructure bill recently made its way through Congress, achieving agreement in principle from both houses and receiving bipartisan support.

Heritage Moments: An Ode to Bridges

Jun 18, 2018
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer

The Niagara Frontier is a land of bridges. And if the bridges themselves are not particularly spectacular, the places they span are — rushing waterways and international borders, vertiginous gorges and ship-choked canals, great lakes and thundering cataracts. The wind-swept geography of a vast inland sea, linked improbably by leaping ribbons of steel.

Rep. Brian Higgins' office

New bridges that bring Bailey Avenue motorists over Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River in South Buffalo officially open to traffic Monday night.

Erie County Department of Public Works

Across Erie County every day, drivers pass over bridges and culverts, usually carrying some waterway under a county road. It is time for report cards on the culverts and small bridges.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

Cross-border travelers have more than Canada's sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada's history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission's three crossings this summer.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

Nearly eight years after a major funding cut for capital improvements, several state lawmakers and labor organizers representing Western New York are calling for a so-called "math error" to be corrected.

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It's summer and as some drivers have noticed, that is when area roads and bridges and repaired or replaced and traffic is slowed.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A coalition comprised of local elected officials, laborers, and members of public and private business are urging New York State to upgrade outdated infrastructure across the region. The effort is part of the “Rebuild NY Now” campaign that kicked-off in South Buffalo Wednesday.

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With drivers hitting more and more potholes lately, local highway superintendents and state legislators are calling for more road funding.

It took nearly a month, but one impact of sequestration has finally arrived, just in time for Easter weekend.

Photo from Google Street view

Thousands of citizens head over bridges every day which carry traffic across the Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek in and out of South Buffalo.   The city is pushing to replace the two bridges, which they say are old and worn out.