A view of the F.W. Cappelen Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Article November 04, 2016
The Franklin Avenue Bridge, officially named the F.W. Cappelen Memorial Bridge, has carried travelers over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minn., since 1923.   When opened, the bridge featured the longest concrete arch span in the world. It is named after its designer, Frank W. Cappelen, a...
News October 12, 2016
A pair of stream crossings on SH 13  in Wisconsin between Ashland and Mellen are finally nearing completion after a 1,000-year storm caused massive washouts two months ago.   Torrential rains washed out culverts at both crossings, as well as hundreds of cubic yards of fill material from the Trout...
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...
News September 07, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning for a rapid bridge replacement of the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence in just 80 hours beginning Friday, September 9.   According to the agency, conventional replacement would take a year and cause prolonged traffic...
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 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...
Article May 09, 2016
The Florida Keys are renowned for colorful sunsets, world-class fishing and enduring landmarks such as the Southernmost Point in Key West.   Yet many of the islands making up the Keys are less well-known, enjoyed by a small group of residents and loyal tourists. It was on one of these more...
A Michigan bridge that went from four months to just four days in construction time.

A Michigan bridge that went from four months to just four days in construction time.

Case Studies May 06, 2016
In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers conducted its latest comprehensive assessment of U.S. infrastructure systems. The results painted a grim picture, with the country earning a D+ grade. Along with the unsatisfactory score, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association...
News May 04, 2016
Nearly 20 bridges in South Dakota are in the process of being replaced or improved thanks to new funding passed by the state legislature. The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved $8 million for bridge improvement projects across the state.   The state’s Secretary of Transportation Darin...
News April 18, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued its notice to proceed to North Perimeter Contractors to begin work on the $800 million I-285/SR 400 Improvement Project in Atlanta.   According to GDOT, the corridor handles 420,000 vehicles. As of now the notice authorizes right of way...
News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
News March 28, 2016
The following is an edited version of a release issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.   A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic...
News March 09, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) broke ground on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement. Originally built in 1963, the Bonner Bridge provides the only highway connection between Hatteras Island and mainland North Carolina.   The new bridge is designed to have a 100-year...
News February 18, 2016
It’s a mixed bag for the condition of U.S. bridges according to a new analysis of the U.S. DOT’s 2015 “National Bridge Inventory” database.  The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are still 58,500 on the...
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 13, 2015
There are 68,842 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to the Federal Highway Administration. Industry groups such as the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) warn that the number will only increase.  Many bridges classified as structurally deficient were...
Article November 05, 2015
How do you rehabilitate a 100-year-old masonry arch bridge without impacting its natural aesthetic?   Factor in that the bridge is the only access point for a 50-acre family property. These were the challenges of the Thompson family, owners of the Furness Bridge and descendants of Philadelphia...
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...
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