August 29, 2014
The Mulberry Street Bridge has undergone some major renovations in its 105-year existence, including replacement of the bridge deck in 1957 and replacement of the expansion joints at the piers in 1982.
When all is said and done, the Mulberry Street Bridge will look good as new—at 105 years old.
That’s how long the iconic, 18-span concrete arch structure has served Harrisburg, Pa., as the primary link between the Allison Hill neighborhood, the Harrisburg Transportation Center and downtown. And...
August 27, 2014
Bridge lifting and repositioning with synchronous lifting & hydraulic cylinders rentals!
Cut cost on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting)—and for ultra-precision lifts, you can also rent the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in...
August 25, 2014
The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington were reopened to traffic over the weekend following the successful realignment of the I-495 Bridge spanning the Christina River, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt announced. The southbound lanes were reopened July 31. This means...
August 05, 2014
It all comes down to money—or lack of it.
State transportation CEOs from across the nation were in agreement on that point in Louisville, Ky., site of the 2014 American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Conference. The federal Highway Trust Fund is...
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...
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,...
July 30, 2014
Superior aesthetics, proven engineering and fast installation make Redi-Rock retaining walls a great choice for road and bridge projects. Thousands of tall gravity walls and even taller reinforced walls have been built in North America since 2000. Learn more about the Redi-Rock system at www.redi-...
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...
July 22, 2014
Modjeski and Masters kept rail, marine and highway traffic moving in a busy Virginia shipping corridor by designing a 5 million pound lift span that was built offsite and floated it into position on a giant barge. This short video offers fascinating behind the scenes insight from designer, owner,...
July 18, 2014
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington state's roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined...
July 09, 2014
The work to construct new underground foundations for the damaged portion of the I-495 bridge is nearing completion and the construction of the jacking towers that will be used to temporarily repair the I-495 bridge has begun. Building the jacking towers at this point in the project means the work...
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...
July 08, 2014
As the nation grapples with the challenge of maintaining its aging transportation infrastructure, states have sought innovative ways to monitor and manage their bridge inventories. In Minnesota, where the tragic collapse of the I-35W bridge is still a fresh memory nearly seven years later, bridge...
July 02, 2014
Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur on July 2 joined state officials and military veterans to salute Medal of Honor winner and Vietnam veteran Allen J. Lynch by formally naming a bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in his honor.
During a ceremony just ahead of the Fourth of...
July 01, 2014
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is looking for a private firm to finance, build and maintain a new $500 million toll bridge across the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala. If the bridge brings in enough revenue, the agency may consider adding doing more public-private toll projects...
July 01, 2014
The Golden Gate Bridge will no longer be a suicide attraction. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District unanimously passed a $76 million plan to install steel-cable nets 20 ft below the east and west edges of the bridge to prevent people from taking fatal plunges into the San...
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...
June 24, 2014
The Illinois Tollway will begin work on the $95 million Fox River Bridge project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elgin this week. The project begins with closure of the bicycle and pedestrian bridge under the Fox River Bridge and mobilization of equipment this week to begin preparing...
June 24, 2014
Increasingly, mobile devices such as tablets are used in the field to assist with gathering data, completing surveys and inspections, recording observations and quality-control efforts.
Mobile technology and software advances in GPS data, GIS, digital photography and wireless networks (as well as...
June 23, 2014
When SCDOT personnel arrived at the scene, they determined that the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge was damaged beyond repair.
Rumor has it a pickup driver was lucky—or unlucky, depending on your viewpoint—and made a brave jump across the gap that appeared just in front of his truck on the evening of Monday, April 28, as he was driving through Monck’s Corner, S.C.
Below the gap in the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge, a...