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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 19, 2014
Mining firms United Taconite and RGGS Land and Minerals announced recently that they have given notice to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) of their intent to terminate the easement rights to the portion of Hwy. 53 that is located between Hwy. 135 and 2nd Ave. in the town of...
November 13, 2014
With more than 12,800 bridges comprising 100 million sq ft of deck area, Louisiana has a very unique and complex bridge system.
Our current inventory contains approximately 10% structurally deficient and 14% functionally obsolete bridges, many of which are off the state system. We rank first in...
November 13, 2014
When putting together a complicated 3-D puzzle, you really cannot build around a missing piece.
As FIGG and PCL Civil Constructors were attempting to mold together the first pier table of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont in late October, extreme measures were being taken to make sure...
November 13, 2014
Postal delivery workers aren’t the only ones who work year-round in all conditions.
The crews of Kiewit Infrastructure West working on the Northern Rail Extension Phase 1A to build a 3,300-ft-long bridge over the Tanana River in Salcha, Alaska, worked nonstop to complete the project by the...