Bridge Construction

News July 26, 2016
The Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City reopened to traffic in both directions on Saturday, four days after a construction crane collapsed on the span, blocking all seven lanes of traffic.   N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the bridge reopened around 6 p.m. EST Saturday. Cuomo said state employees...
News July 25, 2016
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has approved a $1 million emergency project to replace a U.S. Route 202 bridge in Bernardsville damaged by recent heavy rains and flooding.   The work is taking place despite the suspension of Transportation Trust Fund projects on July 8 that...
News July 22, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation is accepting estimates to build a replacement for the structurally deficient Route 35 bridge over Tarrara Creek in Boykins.   According to VDOT’s plan, the proposed bridge will be constructed on the alignment of the original bridge, but will be raised to...

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News July 19, 2016
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery indefinitely and injuring five people.   Digital traffic signs as far back as Interstate 95 in New Jersey advised drivers of the...
Case Studies July 18, 2016
With thousands of bridge construction projects under its belt, and with the largest fleet of crawler cranes in North America, the ALL Family of Companies has become a trusted partner for complex jobs. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, ALL’s four-location presence in Wisconsin, is providing five big...
News July 14, 2016
Gov. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) today announced a partnership with South Carolina for an estimated $75 million project to replace existing Interstate 20 bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, and add lanes on I-20 to Exit 1 in South Carolina. The project will enhance safety and operations...
Case Studies July 13, 2016
New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge is a vital component of the state’s infrastructure system. On average, it bears the load of 138,000 vehicles each day, helping commuters cross the Hudson River at one of its widest points; but the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1955, was originally designed to last...
News July 12, 2016
The state of Illinois has given the green light to a new toll bridge linking Interstate 80 to the CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet and Elwood.   The Houbolt Road bridge agreement, announced Monday, is designed to alleviate traffic congestion on local roads and fuel continued growth for the...
News July 08, 2016
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announced that road damage from recent flooding in the state now totals approximately $46,859,290.   More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the state have been...
Article July 07, 2016
The topic of sustainability often prompts the question of who is responsible for leading such efforts in road and highway development.   While many constituents recognize the need to introduce a greater focus on long-term environmental and climate issues, the responsibility for this introduction...
News July 06, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) announced Tuesday that his state was awarded a federal grant of $165 million for its Atlantic Gateway program, a set of rail, highway and bridge projects meant to ease some of the worst travel bottlenecks on the East Coast.   The overall budget for Atlantic Gateway is $...
News June 30, 2016
Governor Bill Walker has announced that he is shutting down two megaprojects in Alaska’a Mat-Su: the Knik Arm bridge project, and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.   The Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana were considered to be contentious, controversial projects. Governor Bill Walker...
News June 29, 2016
The North Carolina House Transportation Committee approved a bill yesterday that would keep the state’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT) from creating new corridor maps and eliminating current maps, an action that would essentially end any new major highway construction plans on the books, if...
News June 28, 2016
Fourteen bridges in Beaver County, Pa., are to be replaced by the end of 2017, with three of those projects to commence in July.   The three bridges have been in use for a combined 240 years, which underscores the need for immediate repairs and upgrades to those structures.   The projects are a...
News June 27, 2016
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials recently in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.   The governor and officials cut a ribbon for the I-22...
News June 22, 2016
Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.   The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas...
News June 21, 2016
Work on the $88 million Interstate 77 widening and rehabilitation project in north Richland County was set to start yesterday, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).   The two-year project, covering a seven-mile stretch of I-77 between the I-20 and Percival Road...
News June 20, 2016
A $1.4 billion road improvement project to ease traffic along State Route 91 in California includes a 3,700-foot toll bridge that will take nearly a year to build.   Parts of the $1.4 billion work are more than a month behind schedule, including several ramps lining a 6-mile corridor of the highway...
News June 15, 2016
More than a third of the $3.5 billion of the funds that state planners intend to spend on Iowa’s transportation needs in the next five years will be devoted to improving the state’s bridges.   The seven-member Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved a 2017-2021 transportation improvement...
News June 13, 2016
The time has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Bridge projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards recognize the top bridge projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the Top 10 list based...
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