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Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is the editorial director of ROADS & BRIDGES magazine and has been covering the industry since 1999. He has won seven Robert F. Boger Awards for editorial excellence, including three in 2011. He also was the creator of the Top 10, Contractor's Choice Awards and Recycling Awards platforms, as well as ROADS & BRIDGES Live.

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Ten feet high is my ceiling, but I wonder what numbers they produce in Canada, Germany and Russia . . . no, make that Siberia?   Could there possibly be an international winter game that showcases how much air you can get under a load of shoveled snow? I’m not talking an Olympic event, because...
It has to be extremely difficult to get your hands on the wallet of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.   I mean, look at the struggle Gov. Chris Christie put into the task. Isn’t that why he was so huggable with the captain of the NFL All-Billionaire Team after a few late-season wins? Tell me that...
At least twice a year, I find it absolutely necessary to clear my throat loudly from the back seat. This is because about once every 150 days or so, I find myself locked into a car with a limousine driver who looks like he is about to use his steering wheel for a pillow. So every time I’m led into...
In a second” comes out quicker these days. In fact, it almost overlaps my request for services involving my children. “Aidan, take a showe– in a second, Dad.” It reads funny, but that is exactly how it sounds. However, I’ve become privy to the now-intrusive retort. It took me much more than a few...
The interstate that drove right through people’s living rooms may soon resemble a green-speckled throw rug.   I-81 pierces through the center of Syracuse, N.Y. Before it was completed in 1969, thousands of homes, and a neighborhood or two, were either sacrificed or ripped apart—all in the name of...
I’m sure there is still some dashboard yelling going on, but so far the bike-lane strategy in New York City is not showing any signs of having the life expectancy of one of those car air fresheners.   The latest research out of the Big Apple shows it’s going to be around for a long, long time—...
If somebody said I had a 4-in. vertical leap, I would debate it.   I mean, come on. It has to be less than that. I wish I was kidding, but apparently the Scottish ancestry that drizzled magic Heather pollen over me at birth for my 6-foot-6 height also gave me Highland rocks for feet. I am...
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If just a couple of drops were going to hit me, I would have risked it in my Sunday casual best.   My long wait of being a chosen one for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was over; the only problem was I was a long way from home and wearing something more appropriate for a proper prayer rather than a...

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