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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 March 26, 2015
A bridge carrying traffic over I-35 in central Texas has collapsed after a semi-truck hit a beam. The beam fell on passing vehicles, and Fox 4 News out of Austin is reporting one fatality.   Traffic in both directions on I-35 in Salado, Texas, was at a standstill. The Texas Department of...
Products March 24, 2015
Designed for road and bridge repair, the Vacuworx Octapad lifts and removes deteriorated concrete slabs from roadways and bridge decks leaving the sub-base undisturbed for the subsequent patch pour. Using vacuum technology, the 8-pad system allows individual vacuum to be shut off for areas of the...
Case Studies March 23, 2015
Most transportation agencies now use construction cameras to capture project views, keeping their teams and the public up-to-date in real time. As webcams evolve, each new version introduces higher-quality, more versatile tools. Project teams are realizing the benefits of using panoramic...
News March 16, 2015
In last week's annual update given by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to highway commissioners, MoDOT reported nearly 600 state bridges that are in serious or poor condition.   However, state transportation officials said that bridges classified as being in poor condition are...
News March 04, 2015
Some does not address the sum.   The state of Maine has more than 770 bridges that are more than 70 years old and need to be either repaired or replaced. About $70 million a year is spent on this crusade, but according to a new report at least $140 is needed.   Despite the shortfall, Maine DOT...
Article March 02, 2015

Both eastbound and westbound relief bridges to the White River were completely replaced from the footings on up.

Ask the common man to describe a cavern and you’d likely be regaled with the stuff of discovery tucked into a picturesque mountainous landscape.   But ask a construction contractor astride Prairie County, Ark.’s I-40 in early 2014 for the same, and you would get a very different story.   “Many of...
Case Studies February 12, 2015

The Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge replacement project

The Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge spans the New River Gorge National River on Rte. 41 in the town of Prince, W. Va. The bridge is a two-lane, three-span, through-truss style that carries traffic white-knuckle high over the whitewater New River. One of the oldest rivers in North America and...
Article February 06, 2015

The 3,300-ft-long Tanana River Bridge provides the U.S. military with a vital connection to 1 million acres of training ranges—the largest in the U.S. It is Alaska’s longest bridge.

The word Tanana means “trail river.” The new Tanana River Bridge in Salcha, Alaska, a small community located south of Eielson Air Force Base, provides a trail across the river—a vital connection to 1 million acres of U.S. military training facilities in Alaska. Construction of the bridge marks the...
Products January 26, 2015
LEAP Bridge Steel is a comprehensive 3-D steel bridge design and rating program that offers advanced physical 3-D bridge modeling, design, analysis and load rating of everyday steel bridges, following AASHTO LRFD standards. Bentley’s LEAP Bridge Steel provides an intuitive user interface and...
Case Studies January 23, 2015

The limestone-textured blocks matched the aesthetic look of the existing bridge pier, and fit in with the natural look of the environment.

In 2013, the town of North Haven, Maine, began construction on a very unique bridge project. The goal was to rebuild a deteriorating bridge that provided access to four seasonal homes and was an important wharf for the local lobster industry.   The town faced several challenges with this project...
News January 21, 2015
When the old Hopple Street Bridge collapsed late Monday night, many said it would take days to reopen I-75 in Cincinnati. Wednesday morning, traffic was moving through the corridor and all of the debris from the accident was cleared from the scene.   The Cincinnati Police Department and the Ohio...
News January 20, 2015
The Hopple Street Bridge over I-75 in Cincinnati has collapsed, killing one.   On Tuesday morning, officials were on the scene trying to determine exactly what went wrong during the demolition process of the northbound off-ramp, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened up an...
News January 06, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) participated in the ceremonial launch of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spanning the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire. The project, estimated to cost $170 million, relies on $25 million from the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Investment...
Products December 29, 2014
Download our 2015 Calendar of Events from our website or email ihoward@usbridge for single or multiple hard copies. Aside from featuring a variety of U.S. Bridge installation photos including different styles and finishes, the 2015 Calendar of Events contains not only a list of industry events but...
News December 23, 2014
Falling snow is difficult enough to deal with out on the road. In Ohio on I-280, motorists also have to watch for falling ice.   Since its opening, the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, has been closed three times due to the frozen hazard, but the Ohio DOT believes...
Article December 08, 2014
Florida continues to invest in its transportation system to ensure that the infrastructure can meet the needs of residents, visitors and businesses.   While Floridians and the nearly 100 million tourists that visit our state each year actually experience this infrastructure, others throughout the...
Case Studies December 05, 2014

Deck removal totalled more than 22,000 linear ft of cut reinforced concrete.

PANAMAX-sized ships are one of the ways goods from across the world are transported to consumers in the U.S. It is very important these container ships arrive safely into our ports. Unfortunately, the Bayonne Bridge roadway in Staten Island, N.Y. was not high enough to allow these massive ships to...
Products November 26, 2014
U.S. Bridge’s robust website is an informational, intelligent and interactive bridge and associated services portal for engineers, contractors and owners/developers. The site is available in both English and Spanish.   According to Dan Rogovin, president of U.S. Bridge, “We have totally redesigned...
News November 26, 2014
Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, N.H. are about to become truly connected, following the announcement of a formal agreement between the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and Cianbro Corporation (Pittsfield, Maine) to construct the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.   The precast segmental...
News November 21, 2014
In McCall, Idaho, the North Fork Payette River plays out into Payette Lake after miles upon miles of winding rapids and craggy passes. Above this outlet, the New Lardo Bridge, running off Idaho 55, which replaces the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge on the southwest shore of Payette Lake, is set to makes...
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