Bridge Construction

News September 26, 2016
Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.   That was the assessment in the Sept. 15 monthly recovery report from the...
News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing them all by 2033.   Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the project list Thursday at the Capitol. The projects will receive funding through a $450...
News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...
News September 20, 2016
A new $4.3 million bridge using modern-day composite material is open to traffic in Thomaston, Maine.   The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George River will have a formal opening ceremony on Oct. 5.   The 300-ft long, 36-ft wide bridge replaces a span that has been in place since 1928...
News September 19, 2016
Work will soon begin on rehabilitating a historic bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn.   The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has approved the second-to-last work package for the bridge for $38.9 million.   Ames Construction was awarded the contract. MnDOT said the...

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News September 15, 2016
Skanska USA has signed a $398.5 million contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to rebuild the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Fla.   The 3.7-mile long project will replace the existing four-lane bridge—built in the 1960s—with two new, three-lane...
News September 13, 2016
Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge remains on budget and on schedule after three years, according to the New York State Thruway Authority’s chief engineer for the $3.9 billion project.   Jamey Barbas, the engineer, said 15 more of the 192 cable stays that will support the decks of the twin...
News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...

“The Point” on I-15 is the only major corridor into and out of the Salt Lake Valley. 

Article September 06, 2016
The American Southwest is synonymous with a rough-and-tumble variation of national purity and industry. From homesteading and large-scale ranch developments to the popularized advent of the serial western, the Southwest has been a captivating portion of the national landscape since the days of its...
News August 30, 2016
A large crane lifted the last steel section of the East End Crossing Bridge into place Monday morning to connect its two sides, signaling a significant step in the completion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.   The milestone means that work on the superstructure is heading into its final phase....
News August 29, 2016
The funding necessary to provide Minnesota with an economically competitive state highway and bridge system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) planning projections.   MnDOT planners working on the Minnesota State Highway...
News August 26, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) unveiled replacement work at two Dodge County bridges on Thursday to showcase a new bridge construction technique, which simplifies the process and reduces project time while potentially increasing quality.   The bridges spanning Shaw Brook and...
News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.   The Town of Avon is...
News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to pay for “essential” transportation projects until the crisis is resolved.   In an executive order, Mr. Christie said the state’s...
News August 15, 2016
A $29.4 million road project along Interstate 75 in northern Saginaw County, Mich., is set to begin today.   The construction project is expected to stretch through November 2017, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation.   Drivers on I-75 should be aware of a...

Work on the westbound auxiliary lane on I-290 in the early summer.

Article August 11, 2016
Live near any major city and you’re inevitably going to deal with a few unpleasant things, primary of which, for anyone who holds down a job or attends school or has a life outside the home at all, is likely going to be traffic congestion.   And Chicagoans seem to have it worse than most.   Chicago...

An aerial view of the Crosstown Parkway’s 4,000-ft-long bridge over the St. Lucie River.

Article August 11, 2016
As Florida’s population grows, what were once sleepy, quaint municipalities have grown into robust cities with demanding infrastructure needs.   Such is the case for the city of Port St. Lucie, a municipality of more than 170,000 people located midway between Cape Kennedy and Ft. Lauderdale on the...
News August 09, 2016
The I-495 bridge that crosses the Merrimack River just south of the Route 113/110 interchange and which caused a traffic nightmare last week when a pothole developed is set to be replaced.   Mayor James Fiorentini said the state will be replacing the bridge in fiscal 2017. The bridge has been the...
News August 08, 2016
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