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Sep 11, 2012

Md. officials fixing cracks in ICC overpasses

GREENBELT — Maryland State Highway Administration officials say crews are working to repair cracks found in overpasses on the Intercounty Connector. Inspectors for the administration have discovered cracks on 10 bridges along the new $2.5 billion toll highway. David Buck, a spokesman for the agency, says half of those cracks were found last year. This […]

Jan 19, 2012

$7.5M gift to fix Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake. Businessman David Rubenstein told The Associated Press he was inspired to help fund the repairs to the 555-foot obelisk […]

Sep 28, 2011

Daredevil Washington Monument inspection starts

WASHINGTON — In what looked like a scene from a Hollywood action movie, an elite team of professionals rappelled down the Washington Monument on Wednesday — not to carry out a covert mission but to inspect the damage done to the 555-foot marble obelisk by last month’s earthquake. As tourists squinted at the tiny figures, […]

Apr 4, 2011

Southwest shifts blame for cracks to Boeing

Southwest Airlines Co. expected to have nearly all of its grounded planes back in the air by late Tuesday after checking them for microscopic cracks in the aluminum skin. That will do wonders for Southwest’s schedule, which was plagued by nearly 700 cancellations and many long delays over three days. It is less clear whether […]

Apr 4, 2011

Southwest to cancel 70 flights for inspections

Southwest Airlines, BWI’s largest carrier, expects to cancel 70 more flights on Monday as it inspects older planes for cracks in the fuselage. The airline canceled about 600 flights over the weekend after a Boeing 737-300 jet sprung a 5-foot hole in the roof shortly after takeoff from Phoenix on Friday. The plane made an […]

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