Bridges

Welcome to the Bridges Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the bridge industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

News June 22, 2016
Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.   The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas...
News June 21, 2016
Work on the $88 million Interstate 77 widening and rehabilitation project in north Richland County was set to start yesterday, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).   The two-year project, covering a seven-mile stretch of I-77 between the I-20 and Percival Road...
News June 20, 2016
A $1.4 billion road improvement project to ease traffic along State Route 91 in California includes a 3,700-foot toll bridge that will take nearly a year to build.   Parts of the $1.4 billion work are more than a month behind schedule, including several ramps lining a 6-mile corridor of the highway...
News June 17, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has started the repair process on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay.   Engineers are using a laser-guided camera system to map damaged caused in April, when construction equipment being hauled across the bridge struck the steel overhead...
News June 15, 2016
More than a third of the $3.5 billion of the funds that state planners intend to spend on Iowa’s transportation needs in the next five years will be devoted to improving the state’s bridges.   The seven-member Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved a 2017-2021 transportation improvement...
Case Studies June 14, 2016
The Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange is one of the busiest corridors in New Mexico, often producing major traffic congestion issues during rush hours. The city of Albuquerque needed a way to make it easier and safer to travel on the highways, and wanted to incorporate a pedestrian walkway and bike...
News June 13, 2016
The time has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Bridge projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards recognize the top bridge projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the Top 10 list based...
News June 09, 2016
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) blew up another section of the B.B. Comer Bridge across the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Alabama, yesterday morning.   All traffic within a 1500-foot radius of the blasting site was halted for an estimated 15-20 minutes during the demolition. River...

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Article June 07, 2016
Residents of Arlington, Va., recently celebrated the completion of the long-planned Rte. 27/244 Interchange Modification Project, a major infrastructure improvement set in a historic neighborhood near the Pentagon.   The $48.5 million project included design and construction of the new Freedmans...
News June 07, 2016
The Nevada state Board of Transportation on Monday approved using a design-build process for a $60 million highway improvement project for the Faraday Future electric car factory now under construction in Apex in the southern region of the state.   Construction of the five-mile-long widening of U.S...
Case Studies June 06, 2016
In Sauk County, Wis., an hour northwest of Madison, the Baraboo Bypass off U.S. 12 is coming together—literally. The south section of the bypass will be 5.4 miles long and four lanes wide, splitting from U.S. 12 at Ski Hi Road in the city of Baraboo, proceeding northward. The north section of the...
News June 03, 2016
A $663,000 barrier intended to prevent people from jumping off the French King Bridge was recently approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).   Along with the proposed barrier, MassDOT last week installed and began testing a web-based mobile camera system on the bridge to...
News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
News May 24, 2016
In 2011, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spent more than $5 million to rebuild a bridge overpass near Newport to accommodate taller freight trains.   However, soon after the project was completed, the agency discovered that it hadn’t been built quite high enough.   The most...
News May 19, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration last month approved a proposal to build a new Champ Clark Bridge 50 ft south of the existing one in Louisiana, a town of 3,300 residents about 90 miles north of St. Louis, the Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reported.   Meanwhile, the Missouri Department of...
News May 17, 2016
Mehdi "Saiid" Saiidi, Foundation Professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Engineering, is leading something of a revolution in the field of earthquake engineering for bridges.   For years, bridges in seismically active zones have been designed...
News May 11, 2016
Governor Pat McCrory (R–N.C.) applauded a major milestone in replacing the Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 crossing Oregon Inlet yesterday as the first piling was installed into Oregon Inlet that will form part of the foundation of the new bridge.   The bridge will have a total of 673 pilings, ranging in...
Case Studies May 10, 2016
A multifaceted approach to material handling helped a Pennsylvania bridge contractor overcome challenges associated with pulling decaying concrete slabs from a weight-restricted structure.   M.A. Beech Corp., based in Carnegie Borough, was tasked with demolishing the now-defunct Donora-Webster...
News May 10, 2016
Major renovations on the 85-year-old George Washington Bridge over the coming decade will keep the iconic span alive into the next century.   The 11 projects are part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's nearly $2 billion "Restore the George" program that repair and rebuild key...
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