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. 

Pensacola Bay Bridge

Image: Schwartz Media Strategies

News July 19, 2018
Cracks in newly placed concrete during the current construction of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida recently caused two temporary halts to work on the deck of the $400 million span, state officials told the Navarre Press Wednesday.   The work stoppage was specifically on the new concrete bridge...
ALL Crane
Case Studies July 18, 2018
It is often said that football is a game of inches. So is using two cranes to set 120,000-lb bridge beams.   “With those final, exacting adjustments, you absolutely must have selected the right machines and the most experienced operators,” said Edwin Suazo, project coordinator for ALL Sunshine...
New NY Bridge
News July 16, 2018
The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearing another construction milestone this week, as crews are performing concrete pours to complete installation of the final concrete road deck panel on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's still-under-construction span.   The deck panels sit on top of the...
Kentucky bridge program
News July 13, 2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) has launched a six-year, $700 million program to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 bridges across the state.   A team led by Stantec is working with KTC on identifying and prioritizing which bridges to address first. The program will include a mix of delivery...
WV Turnpike ABC
Case Studies July 12, 2018
The West Virginia Turnpike, an 88-mile four-lane toll road including stretches of I-77 and I-64, is a winding and elevated highway through mountainous terrain. There are 116 bridges on the Turnpike, and prior to 2016, the average bridge age was 32 years old. In 2016, the Turnpike commenced a...
Merchants Bridge St. Louis

Image: Wikipedia

News July 12, 2018
Replacement of the 128-year-old Merchants Bridge in St. Louis will proceed as scheduled, with the railroads that own the span stepping up to fund the full $172 million cost.   The Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) of St. Louis and area elected officials had sought a federal grant to cover a...
Top 10 Bridges 2018
News July 10, 2018
The time has come to submit your entries for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards for 2018. The deadline to enter a project for consideration is July 20.   All entered projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months, and past winners are ineligible....
STV Kosciuszko Bridge
News July 10, 2018
The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) New York/New Jersey Metro chapter has recognized STV Inc.'s role supporting the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the construction of Phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., with a...
road work I-94 Michigan
News July 09, 2018
A massive $110 million road construction project kicks off Monday on a 9-mile stretch of I-94 in the Jackson, Mich., area.   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to reconstruct 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road, resurface 3.5 miles between Lansing Avenue and...
ODOT road work

ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.

Article July 05, 2018
OHIO: A fantastic fury Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.   The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
Shakopee, Minn., pedestrian bridge inspection

The senseFly Albris drone inspecting a pedestrian bridge in Shakopee, Minn.

Article July 05, 2018
The ability to collect and process large amounts of data is transforming our world.   Many industries including healthcare, finance, energy, communication and transportation are finding ways to utilize data to improve people’s lives. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in...
interstate improvements
News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
Michael Sweeney, HNTB
Article July 02, 2018
With continued partisan gridlock in the U.S. Congress, it has been difficult for meaningful federal transportation initiatives to roll forward–and progress is likely to remain stalled until 2019 or later. President Trump admitted as much in a late-March speech when he predicted, “You’ll probably...
Long Island Sound bridge and tunnel crossing is no more
News June 29, 2018
The Cuomo administration this week abandoned its proposal to build either a new bridge or underground tunnel across Long Island Sound after local opposition to the plans came to the fore.   Paul Karas, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), said the project...
Long Grove covered bridge

Image: Village of Long Grove

News June 28, 2018
A box truck crashed into the historic covered bridge in Long Grove, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, just two weeks after the bridge was made a historic landmark.   At 3:54 p.m., the truck struck the top of the covered bridge, according to local reports. The truck was driven by a 30-year-old Chicago man...
overpass
News June 25, 2018
Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair the Cloverdale Road overpass on I-84 near Boise that was damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash that killed four people.   Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) board members on Friday approved spending up to $8 million to replace the...
Strawberry Hill Avenue bridge Norwalk, Conn.

Image: Google Street View via The Hour

News June 20, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving ahead with a $10 million project to raise an I-95 bridge that has been hit several times by trucks due to low clearance.   According to CDOT, the bridge has been struck many times, and it is structurally deficient and functionally...
bridge projects
News June 18, 2018
The first of five bridges over I-85 in northeast Georgia closed this week in Jackson County as part of a $16.6 million project.   The I-85 Corridor Bridges project will fully replace bridges in service for over 55 years and enhance safety by increasing lane width and adding shoulders to travel...
New Dover Bridge Maryland

Image: Connie Connolly / Star Democrat

News June 14, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan joined state and local officials this week for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Dover Bridge along S.R. 331 over the Choptank River between Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland.   Traffic on S.R. 331 had already been diverted to the new bridge, which...
Bridge collapse
News June 06, 2018
The Miami Herald wants the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to handle over public documents involving the Florida International University pedestrian bridge leading up to when the structure collapsed. FDOT and the NTSB, however, want to keep everything under wraps.    The agencies will...
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