Bridge Construction

Pensacola Bay Bridge

Image: Schwartz Media Strategies

News July 19, 2018
Cracks in newly placed concrete during the current construction of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida recently caused two temporary halts to work on the deck of the $400 million span, state officials told the Navarre Press Wednesday.   The work stoppage was specifically on the new concrete bridge...
New NY Bridge
News July 16, 2018
The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearing another construction milestone this week, as crews are performing concrete pours to complete installation of the final concrete road deck panel on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's still-under-construction span.   The deck panels sit on top of the...
Kentucky bridge program
News July 13, 2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) has launched a six-year, $700 million program to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 bridges across the state.   A team led by Stantec is working with KTC on identifying and prioritizing which bridges to address first. The program will include a mix of delivery...
WV Turnpike ABC
Case Studies July 12, 2018
The West Virginia Turnpike, an 88-mile four-lane toll road including stretches of I-77 and I-64, is a winding and elevated highway through mountainous terrain. There are 116 bridges on the Turnpike, and prior to 2016, the average bridge age was 32 years old. In 2016, the Turnpike commenced a...
STV Kosciuszko Bridge
News July 10, 2018
The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) New York/New Jersey Metro chapter has recognized STV Inc.'s role supporting the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the construction of Phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., with a...
road work I-94 Michigan
News July 09, 2018
A massive $110 million road construction project kicks off Monday on a 9-mile stretch of I-94 in the Jackson, Mich., area.   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to reconstruct 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road, resurface 3.5 miles between Lansing Avenue and...
ODOT road work

ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.

Article July 05, 2018
OHIO: A fantastic fury Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.   The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
interstate improvements
News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
Long Island Sound bridge and tunnel crossing is no more
News June 29, 2018
The Cuomo administration this week abandoned its proposal to build either a new bridge or underground tunnel across Long Island Sound after local opposition to the plans came to the fore.   Paul Karas, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), said the project...
overpass
News June 25, 2018
Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair the Cloverdale Road overpass on I-84 near Boise that was damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash that killed four people.   Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) board members on Friday approved spending up to $8 million to replace the...
Strawberry Hill Avenue bridge Norwalk, Conn.

Image: Google Street View via The Hour

News June 20, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving ahead with a $10 million project to raise an I-95 bridge that has been hit several times by trucks due to low clearance.   According to CDOT, the bridge has been struck many times, and it is structurally deficient and functionally...
bridge projects
News June 18, 2018
The first of five bridges over I-85 in northeast Georgia closed this week in Jackson County as part of a $16.6 million project.   The I-85 Corridor Bridges project will fully replace bridges in service for over 55 years and enhance safety by increasing lane width and adding shoulders to travel...
New Dover Bridge Maryland

Image: Connie Connolly / Star Democrat

News June 14, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan joined state and local officials this week for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Dover Bridge along S.R. 331 over the Choptank River between Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland.   Traffic on S.R. 331 had already been diverted to the new bridge, which...
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, Bettendorf/Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Ill.
Article June 05, 2018
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, Bettendorf/Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Ill.: This $1.2 billion project has now begun, and the project timeline looks to make major progress before the weather turns icy at year’s end. Within the river, all 279 drilled shafts will be completed and the westbound bridge...
Georgia Street Bridge
Article June 05, 2018
The original Georgia Street Bridge, constructed in 1914, was a 30-ft-wide reinforced concrete, three-hinged, three-rib arch bridge.   The bridge was approximately 71.5 ft long and generally symmetrical about both the longitudinal and transverse axes. The deck was a continuous slab system with...
Houston Ship Channel Bridge
News June 04, 2018
The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) has begun a $962 million project to replace the bridge across the ship channel on the Sam Houston Tollway from SH 225 to I-10 in Houston, Texas.   The HCRTA is undertaking its largest infrastructure project ever to replace the Ship Channel Bridge so it...
Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts

Image: MassDOT

News May 31, 2018
After a major reconstruction project spanning five years, traffic resumed Thursday morning on the Longfellow Bridge in Massachusetts.   The bridge connecting Boston to Cambridge reopened at 5 a.m. and includes all vehicular travel lanes, separated bicycle lanes, sidewalks on both sides of the...
Highway improvements plan
News May 30, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a plan for Illinois to invest $11.05 billion in the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, including $2.2 billion of state and federal funding in the upcoming fiscal year.   The Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-Year Proposed Highway Improvement...
FIU pedestrian bridge collapse investigation
News May 25, 2018
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the agency's ongoing investigation of the pedestrian bridge collapse that took place at Florida International Univerisity (FIU) on March 15 in the city of Sweetwater.   According to the report, the 174-ft-long bridge fell...
I-70 Colorado KUSA-TV (Denver)

Image: KUSA-TV (Denver)

News May 16, 2018
Colorado transportation leaders and local elected officials came together Tuesday to discuss plans to improve a congested stretch of I-70.   The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held a press conference below the bridge at the I-70 and U.S. 6 interchange. According to officials, the...
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