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Videos October 09, 2014
A new span of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont, replaces structurally deficient and functionally obsolete twin steel truss bridges that were built in 1958. 
News August 05, 2014
State Route 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project crews will be hard at work over this coming weekend as they place asphalt on new ramps and stripe the freshly paved lanes east of the S.R. 520 bridge. Beginning Friday night, Aug. 8, all S.R. 520 lanes across Lake Washington will be shut down in both...
News July 31, 2014
A new international agency will oversee the planned new Detroit-Windsor border crossing.   Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that a new entity, the Canada-Michigan International Authority, is being formed and will manage land acquisition,...
News July 25, 2014
With the contract for the West Approach Bridge North Project awarded, crews are one step closer to breaking ground in Seattle on the S.R. 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. The 6,100-ft-long structure will carry traffic across the westbound lanes of S.R. 520 from the new floating bridge to...
Article July 08, 2014
Some people believe that a replacement can never substitute properly for an original. History teaches us otherwise.   For when it comes to the replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, nothing could be further from the truth. Though the new bridge will be a replacement, technically, it provides...
News June 27, 2014
What will be the world’s longest floating bridge is getting a new feature. Contractor crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin installing a massive, hinged transition span today and will have it fully in place tomorrow.   Five girders make up the span, each of...
News May 23, 2014
The replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, Calif., has received a $325 million loan from the U.S. DOT. A critical connector for the port of Long Beach commerce and trade, the bridge is highly congested and in dire structural condition. The loan is part of the Transportation...
Article May 08, 2014
The new frontier in bridge construction—where innovative, forward-thinking contractors will differentiate themselves—is in minimizing community impacts during construction. As an industry, we can design and construct grand structures of such size and strength that just half a century ago they would...
News May 06, 2014
Major traffic changes will soon begin on I-65 North and I-65 South in downtown Louisville as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Widening work on the Downtown Crossing has been concentrated along the outside lane of I-65 South in this area, with minimal impact on traffic. But with new lanes...
News April 28, 2014
The Illinois Tollway originally planned to begin reconstruction of the I-90 bridge over the Fox River this spring, but that plan for the $75 million project is being put on hold to allow the fish in that section of the river to finish spawning, according to the Chicago Tribune.   The Fox River near...
News April 23, 2014
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) officials broke ground yesterday for the Swatara Creek Bridge Project—a major construction undertaking that will result in a number of upgrades including a new, wider crossing over the Swatara Creek and Swatara Creek Road near Middletown, Pa.   The bridge...
News April 21, 2014
Construction of the new S.R. 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington has reached another milestone with the first permanent placement of a bridge pontoon on the lake’s west side.   The 240-ft-long, 10,000-ton Pontoon A, with large roadway-support columns mounted atop its deck, will be the new...
News April 18, 2014
A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic is again flowing across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., via U.S. Highway 421. The bridge reopened to all motorists yesterday evening at 7:20 p.m. local time.   “It’s a great day for the citizens...
News April 16, 2014
Another six S.R. 520 bridge pontoons began floating out of the Aberdeen, Wash., casting basin late last night, marking completion of the fourth of six cycles of pontoons being built in Grays Harbor.   “With the fourth cycle complete, we’ve reached another important milestone for a new S.R. 520...
News April 09, 2014
The slide of the new Milton-Madison Bridge is now under way. The nearly half-mile steel truss is being slid laterally 55 ft onto refurbished permanent piers. While there have been reportedly more than 30 bridge slides in the U.S., the Milton-Madison Bridge will be the longest steel truss (2,428 ft...
News March 19, 2014
An update of the financial plan for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project has been submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).   The report is an “interim update” that reflects completion of Kentucky’s financing for its portion of the $2.36 billion bistate project—...
News March 12, 2014
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bridge engineers have scheduled an additional in-depth inspection of the S.R. 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct on Saturday, March 22.   During the viaduct’s most recent inspection, WSDOT bridge crews observed new cracks, as well as movement and widening...
News February 17, 2014
Tappan Zee Constructors LLC (TZC) will resume marine operations this week, weather permitting, with crews continuing construction activity to install the foundations for the New NY Bridge. This includes the ongoing installation of permanent piles for the main-span towers, including pile driving...
News February 10, 2014
Illinois and Missouri officials cut the ribbon to open the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on I-70 over the weekend. The bridge reflects how transportation can help create the economic opportunities President Obama spoke about in last week’s State of the Union address, according to a U.S. DOT...
News January 31, 2014

I Lift NY super crane

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the arrival of the I Lift NY crane, one of world’s largest floating cranes, to be used in the construction of the New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The I Lift NY crane will be docked at a private facility in Jersey City, where it will be berthed...
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