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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. The product spotlights contain information and photos of equipment relevant to the industry. The article library contains all stories related to bridges pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine.

News February 09, 2016
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saved months of traffic disruptions when replacing the first of two roadway bridges along S.R. 210 in Dothan, Ala., near the Georgia and Florida borders. They did so by using the accelerated bridge construction process which utilized bridge sliding...
Article February 08, 2016
Aided by a mild winter, the replacement of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge just north of New York City is moving forward at a very rapid clip.   At $3.98 billion, the new crossing is the largest active-construction highway or bridge project in the U.S.    The first span of the New York State Thruway...
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 January 25, 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) engineers in Phoenix will get real-time information on the conditions of four interstate bridges in remote northwestern Arizona thanks to technology funded by a $768,000 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant.   To enhance safety and efficiency,...
News January 21, 2016
They did not build many bridges in the 1940s to be redundant, which is why so many of them need to be repaired or replaced today. The U.S. 84 Natchez-Vidalia Bridge, which links Vidalia, La., to Natchez, Miss., is one of those spans in need of attention. The 3,664-ft-long, five-span, cantilever...
Case Studies January 15, 2016
When Hurricane Irene assaulted the coast of North Carolina and caused a breach in the coastline near Rodanthe, the breach destroyed NC-12, the only road that gives residents and visitors access to the island. It was essential that access to the island be restored, and Mabey Inc. was there to lend a...
News January 07, 2016
The St. Croix bridge project will open in Fall 2017, one year later than originally planned, officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation said.   Some of the major setbacks included a worker shortage where contractor Lunda/Ames struggled to find enough skilled workers...
News December 17, 2015
Traffic on I-65 South is now crossing the Abraham Lincoln Bridge. The Lincoln Bridge, the centerpiece of the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project, opened to northbound traffic on Sunday, Dec. 6.   The Lincoln Bridge is carrying three lanes of northbound traffic and two lanes...
Case Studies December 10, 2015
HDR was awarded the contract to design and build the new Tappan Zee Bridge—which will replace the current traffic-jammed Tappan Zee Bridge—on an aggressive schedule. Crossing the Hudson River at one of its widest points, the bridge was designed to include twin tower cable-stayed main spans with 1,...
News December 08, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will utilize an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.   The testing process will gauge the ability of the UAV to provide access to as well as to photograph areas of the...
News December 02, 2015
A provision to make railroad bridge inspection reports public will make its way to the White House for the president's signature. The provision follows an investigation into the condition of the Canadian Pacific railroad bridge in Milwaukee, Wis.   The investigation exposed corroded support columns...
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 December 01, 2015
Stay up to date with construction of the Kentucky Lake Bridge project with EarthCam's live video feed.    Construction started less than three years ago on the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges project between Indiana and Kentucky, and come Saturday, the first of the two bridges, the Abraham Lincoln...
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...
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...
Article November 06, 2015
Seattle’s Duwamish Waterway near King County, Wash., is the industrialized estuary of the Duwamish River valley, a seismically volatile region with a long history of being battered by earthquakes.   The South Park Bridge, which spanned this estuary, had become structurally deficient after decades...
Article November 06, 2015
The I-75 Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening project was the last piece of a 10-year puzzle for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Completed and open to traffic in the first week of November 2015, the bridge was one of eight bridges improved along I-75 in Collier County, Fla.    The...
Article November 06, 2015
The functionally obsolete, but beloved, U.S. 281 Bridge over the Colorado River located in Marble Falls, Texas, was in desperate need of repair that required a unique approach while keeping aesthetic appeal intact.   U.S. 281 is a major north-south highway that runs from Wichita Falls to San...
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