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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 September 01, 2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in Cranston; emergency lane...
News August 28, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first ever toy powered paper airplane to fly commercially in U.S. airspace.   A Section 333 Exemption, which endows a specific person or entity to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in open airspace, was granted to Peter Sachs, a...
News August 25, 2015
Work on an $18 million replacement of three Columbia, Mo., bridges over I-70 began. The Missouri Department of Transportation, Columbia contractor Emery Sapp and Sons, and Parsons Transportation Group collaborated on the design and planning for months leading up to construction.   Emery Sapp and...
News August 19, 2015
Environmental groups represented by the Southern Law Center dropped lawsuits against the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), which aimed to stop construction of a replacement bridge parallel to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.   The 52-year-old bridge carries N.C. 12 over the Oregon...
News August 13, 2015
87 years is rather a long time. For the Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana, Mo., those years have taken more than their toll. At present it is under restriction; oversized vehicles are prohibited from crossing it. Missouri transportation officials estimate it will take $60 million to replace the...
News August 13, 2015
The county seat of Williamson County now has boasting rights to an Illinois first: a  diverging diamond interchange. Planning for the project, which opened yesterday to traffic, dates back to 2003.   Moreover, the recently renamed The Hill Avenue, formerly Morgan Avenue, was widened to satisfy...
News August 11, 2015
Indiana officials still aren’t sure when northbound lanes on the I-65 bridge over Wildcat Creek will be reopened.   The Indiana DOT closed the area to traffic after the bridge dropped 9 in. while construction crews worked on a widening project. Soil conditions, an underground artesian spring and...
News August 10, 2015
  The Federal Aviation Administration this past week approved 1,000 applications for nonmilitary drone flights, exemptions granted under a section of federal law that allows the U.S. Transportation Department to wave requirements for FAA approval for drone flights that are operated outside of...
News August 06, 2015
  In a move that has drawn heavy fire from residents of Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights and Ybor City, The Florida Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization this week approved a $3 billion plan to add express toll lanes to I-275 and I-4 and rebuild the northbound lanes of...
Article August 05, 2015
The current state of American infrastructure improvements is rife with opposition and delay. Many vital projects are postponed or cancelled for lack of meaningful foresight, communication, compromise and support.   Which is why the I-74 Bridge project stands as a shining example of one region’s...
News August 05, 2015
Construction began on the Skyway Bridge, which will be Colorado’s longest bridge measuring 9,553 ft long and nearly 50 ft above grade at its highest point. The project will take approximately two years to complete and is scheduled to open in 2018.   The Skyway Bridge is one of the 13 bridges that...
News August 03, 2015
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News July 31, 2015
As little as $1 million, which would double the federal government’s present funding for railroad bridge inspectors could go a long way toward preventing “catastrophic” derailments, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D.-Scranton) said this week.   The Federal Railroad Administration employs six bridge inspectors...
Case Studies July 31, 2015

Weekend job on bridge construction alleviates traffic congestion.

Ontario’s Highway 407 East project, designed to help relieve traffic congestion at the eastern edge of the greater Toronto area, began construction in 2015. The two-phase, multiyear project is expected to be complete by 2020. In Phase 1, which is scheduled for completion by the end of this calendar...
News July 27, 2015

Northern Rail Extension - Phase 1 (Tanana River)

One week remains to submit a nomination for the 2015 Top 10 Bridges awards. Nominate your project here and check out last year's award winners. 
News July 24, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $2 million in federal emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair the I-10 Tex Wash Bridge, near Desert Center, Calif., which collapsed due to flash floods caused by heavy...
News July 20, 2015
The Tex Wash bridge along eastbound I-10 collapsed, closing down I-10, the main roadway between Southern California and Phoenix.   A black truck was driving east on I-10 when the bridge collapsed beneath it. The passenger was able to get out but firefighters had to rescue to the driver...
News July 20, 2015

The I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont claimed last year's No. 1 spot. 

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News July 08, 2015
Roads & Bridges is accepting nominations for 2015 Top 10 Bridges. Nominate your project here and check out last year's winners. Deadline to submit your nomination form is Monday, July 20. 
News June 30, 2015
The Skyway concession company’s executives have informed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration their intent to sell all interest in running and collecting tolls from the 7.8-mile-long road on Chicago’s South Side, city officials announced this week. This news comes barely 10 years after the...
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