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News February 03, 2016
A section of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road, which stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work.   Work is slated to begin in March on a 70-mile stretch describing a path from mile...
News December 01, 2015
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) could have avoided excessive, multi-year delays and saved as much as $2.6 million on the rehabilitation of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge in Gloucester, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Auditor.   “Our audit found...
News November 24, 2015
The Jackson Street Bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, will, it seems, benefit from the actions of a passionate group of preservationists, whose efforts recently achieved a fundraising goal of $2.3 million to reclaim and repurpose the bridge, which once extended Southwest Fifth Street across the...
News November 19, 2015
I-84 is a heavily used stretch of highway between Exit 45 and the I-91 interchange, as well as a key piece of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's $100 billion, 30-year proposal for overhauling the state’s transportation network.   In a recent pitch to shore up support for replacing the I-84...
News November 11, 2015
The Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion. The final touches of painting were finished as of Nov. 6, and all traffic controls have been removed from the bridge.   The project broke ground in late 2010, and the new...
News October 29, 2015
Concerns over the structural integrity of a 750-ton bridge spanning East Grand Boulevard in Corona, Ca., have led to the decision by state DOT officials to demolish and rebuild it.   The S.R. 91 on-ramp work is expected to cause traffic delays, but to not affect or delay completion of the S.R. 91...
News October 21, 2015
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) today announced that it completed all infrastructure repairs and upgrades for the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge's eastbound, high speed lane which required long term lane closure. This portion of the construction project, which was expected to...
News October 19, 2015
Following approval from the Montgomery County, Pa., board of commissioners, bridges in Hanover, West Pottsgrove, Towamencin, Douglass, Lower Salford and Lower Merion townships will be replaced.   An investment of approximately $931,500 is being made, in effort to shore up a glaring need in the...
News October 16, 2015
Richmond County, Ga., has 35 projects that must be under construction by the end of 2015. Among these projects are eight bridges. Augusta Richmond County Engineering says it’s working to put federal money, facilitated by the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) to work on county infrastructure.  ...
News October 16, 2015
A temporary bridge that was part of a construction project collapsed Oct. 14 onto one of South Africa's busiest highways, killing two people and injuring 21 others, according to the Associated Press.   Those killed in the accident at the M1 highway on the edge of Johannesburg's Sandton district...
News October 01, 2015
In a statement issued by T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), it was announced that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span (East Span) has received the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Outstanding Structure Award 2015.   This prestigious, annual award is...
News October 01, 2015
A class of 11 cadets who are studying civil engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is taking on a project to design a new pedestrian bridge along the Maroon Lake scenic loop trail. The project came about as an initiative between federal agencies. "We started looking at...
News September 24, 2015
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) to identify and rectify the worst road choke points in the state.   In a speech made at the Brazoria County Transportation & Infrastructure Summit, Abbott said, “Texans’ quality of life and our state economy are...
News September 10, 2015
The overall state of bridges in the U.S. presents a troubling visage of departments of transportation struggling to keep up with massive degradation in the face of, basically, not enough money to get things done in a timely or comprehensive manner. Signs of success are usually singular—but no less...
News August 13, 2015
The county seat of Williamson County now has boasting rights to an Illinois first: a  diverging diamond interchange. Planning for the project, which opened yesterday to traffic, dates back to 2003.   Moreover, the recently renamed The Hill Avenue, formerly Morgan Avenue, was widened to satisfy...
Case Studies July 31, 2015

Weekend job on bridge construction alleviates traffic congestion.

Ontario’s Highway 407 East project, designed to help relieve traffic congestion at the eastern edge of the greater Toronto area, began construction in 2015. The two-phase, multiyear project is expected to be complete by 2020. In Phase 1, which is scheduled for completion by the end of this calendar...
News July 20, 2015

The I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont claimed last year's No. 1 spot. 

Gain recognition for your bridge project by filling out a nomination form for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridge awards. When completing the form, but be sure to include as many project challenges as possible to make your project stand out! Ten projects will be be chosen. 
Case Studies June 25, 2015

VDOT builds the compact panel bridge on Route 721 in Fredericksburg, Va.

Like many of the aging bridges in the nation, a 63-year-old bridge in Fredericksburg, Va., was deemed ready for retirement. After inspection, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determined that the two-lane, steel and beam bridge was no longer safe for motorists and needed to be...
News June 22, 2015
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will tear down the I-75 bridges over U.S. 6 and install new ones later in the year. The project aims to complete the work over the course of two weekends with minimal traffic disruption.    The new bridges will already have been built and crews will move...
News June 19, 2015
A $25 million expansion of U.S. Highway 77 over the Guadalupe River in Victoria County, Texas is set to begin this year.   The projects calls for adding two lanes on the southeast side of the highway, creating a four lane divided highway on U.S. 77, running 2.5 miles between Farm-to Market Road...
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