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. 

Case Studies May 06, 2016
In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers conducted its latest comprehensive assessment of U.S. infrastructure systems. The results painted a grim picture, with the country earning a D+ grade. Along with the unsatisfactory score, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association...
News May 04, 2016
Nearly 20 bridges in South Dakota are in the process of being replaced or improved thanks to new funding passed by the state legislature. The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved $8 million for bridge improvement projects across the state.   The state’s Secretary of Transportation Darin...
News May 03, 2016
The new Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York is earning high marks for its low injury rate. Constructors officials from the site said Monday the total recordable incident rate for the nearly $4 billion project is 0.63 percent per 100 employees, more than five times lower than the 3.5 percent...
News April 26, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reconstructing a few state bridges by using precast foundation elements and by constructing the new bridge decks on large supports adjacent to the current bridges. When the new bridge decks are finished this fall,  the first structure (East...
News April 18, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued its notice to proceed to North Perimeter Contractors to begin work on the $800 million I-285/SR 400 Improvement Project in Atlanta.   According to GDOT, the corridor handles 420,000 vehicles. As of now the notice authorizes right of way...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...
News April 12, 2016
A major piece of interchange work on I-25 at Arapahoe Road in Denver, Colo., is set to begin May 2 and last until 2018. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials say the project will ultimately relieve congestion and increase safety in the area.   The existing partial cloverleaf...
News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
Article April 08, 2016
An important evacuation route and major link from the New Jersey mainland to the popular beach communities of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, the 60-year-old Mathis Bridge carries three lanes of Rte. 37 eastbound over Barnegat Bay.   Constructed in 1950, this 66-span, 0.9-mile-long structure...
News April 08, 2016
The result of a recent audit of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) discovered that the agency had more than 150 separate priority lists for road and bridge repair projects; the reason for this, according to SCDOT head Christy Hall, is that a single statewide list of all road...

All lanes of traffic remained open during construction of the Redi-Rock retaining walls, which are designed to install quickly and within a small footprint.

Case Studies March 31, 2016
THE CHALLENGE In 2015, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) began work on the multi-million-dollar New Circle Road widening project in Lexington. The scope of the project included nearly 3.2 miles of lane additions, shoulder widening, on-ramp and exit ramp realignment, and bridge widening...
News March 28, 2016
The following is an edited version of a release issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.   A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic...
News March 09, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) broke ground on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement. Originally built in 1963, the Bonner Bridge provides the only highway connection between Hatteras Island and mainland North Carolina.   The new bridge is designed to have a 100-year...

Two all-terrain cranes perform bridge reconstruction work on I-90

Case Studies March 08, 2016
The Illinois Tollway (I-90) is in the midst of a 15-year, $12 billion capital improvement program. At the Meacham Road Interchange near the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, a $51 million bridge and ramp project is underway. The project entails reconstructing the bridge that carries traffic...
News March 01, 2016
Bid letting for the East Main Street underpass in Galesburg, Ill., was pushed back from March to June, delaying the project another three months.   City engineer Wayne Carl said the timeline to bid out the project was pushed as BNSF Railway and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are...

The Mabey Universal bridge detours traffic while historic bridge is widened.

Case Studies February 26, 2016
The Great Vermont Flood of 1927 damaged several bridges in the northern part of the state, destroying the infrastructure in the region. Two years later, Richmond’s Checkered-House Bridge was built to carry Route 2 traffic over the Winooski River and rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the...
News February 18, 2016
It’s a mixed bag for the condition of U.S. bridges according to a new analysis of the U.S. DOT’s 2015 “National Bridge Inventory” database.  The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are still 58,500 on the...
News February 09, 2016
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saved months of traffic disruptions when replacing the first of two roadway bridges along S.R. 210 in Dothan, Ala., near the Georgia and Florida borders. They did so by using the accelerated bridge construction process which utilized bridge sliding...
Article February 08, 2016
Aided by a mild winter, the replacement of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge just north of New York City is moving forward at a very rapid clip.   At $3.98 billion, the new crossing is the largest active-construction highway or bridge project in the U.S.    The first span of the New York State Thruway...
News February 03, 2016
A section of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road, which stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work.   Work is slated to begin in March on a 70-mile stretch describing a path from mile...
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