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. 

transportation pilot projects
News September 17, 2018
State officials recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) through a new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design...
41st Street Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago
Case Studies September 12, 2018
This summer, a curving blue metal structure under construction along Chicago’s lake shore captured the attention of residents and local media because of its resemblance to a roller coaster. Had some enterprising amusement company chosen to build a thrill ride along Lake Michigan? Turns out that the...
Tappan Zee Cuomo Bridge
News September 10, 2018
UPDATE Sept. 10, 2018: The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to the new structure, became destabilized and threatened to fall, according to officials.   Traffic was restricted to a single...
U.S. 12 Wildcat Bridge Replacement design-build project Stantec

Image: Stantec

News September 07, 2018
Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, recently announced that it will be leading the design of the comprehensive bridge replacement project of Wildcat Creek Bridge, on U.S. 12 east of White Pass, Wash., for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in...
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

The fixed $916 million contract for the design and construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway made it the largest single highway project in Arizona’s state history.

Article September 04, 2018
More than one year after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Arizona’s largest single highway project ever, progress has been swift.   Bridges have been built from the ground up, a massive amount of earth has been moved and compacted, and an emerging interchange has...
I-74 crossing in Quad Cities
Article September 04, 2018
The state line intersection of Illinois and Iowa is banded by the Mississippi River.   Crossings are few, relative to the raw mileage of the river, making each bridge crucially important to commerce, tourism and run-of-the-mill commuting. In the Quad Cities region, a pair of dated structures,...
Jones Road bridge after construction

NJDOT completed the superstructure replacement over Jones Road in October 2017.

Article September 04, 2018
Fort Lee, N.J., is home to the second-worst traffic bottleneck in the country according to the American Transportation Research Institute.   This ongoing pain point was evident during the evaluation of a bridge handling 63,000 vehicles every day and serving as a connector to the nearby George...
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel sees 11,000 vehicle crossings per day, which increases to 25,000 daily crossings during the peak summer season.

Article September 04, 2018
When it opened in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was considered one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world—incorporating two-lane bridges and tunnels for vehicular traffic to get from southern Virginia to the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware.   The 17.6-mile vehicular toll...
Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project

Image: @newgdbridge on Twitter

News September 04, 2018
The bridge replacement project for the Gerald Desmond Bridge over the Port of Long Beach is being built with about 75 seismic sensors that will measure the forces imparted on the span when one of several nearby faults set off an earthquake.    The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 ft over the...
U.S. Highway 95 Las Vegas
News August 30, 2018
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently hit a midpoint project milestone for a $78 million U.S. Highway 95 corridor upgrade that broke ground earlier this year in northwest Las Vegas.    General contractor Las Vegas Paving recently completed a new southbound U.S. Highway 95 bridge...
highway projects
News August 24, 2018
A plan on how to spend $4 billion on highway and transit projects over the next six years was adopted Thursday by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in Utah.   Projects newly added to the council's list, which is updated annually, range from the new West Davis Corridor freeway in Davis and Weber...
FIU bridge collapse
News August 22, 2018
Siding with the Miami Herald, a Tallahassee judge Tuesday ordered state transportation officials to hand over records related to the March bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU) that resulted in six deaths.   The Herald sued the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in May...
bridge replacement
News August 22, 2018
Work begins this week on a three-year, $127 million project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge south of Minneapolis.   MnDOT says it will do the project in phases, with three lanes open each way for the 120,000 or so drivers that use this bridge every day. At night, however, crews may shut...
Howard Frankland Bridge
News August 20, 2018
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued a request for proposals to solicit competitive bids for the design and construction of the Howard Frankland Bridge.   The new remodeled eight-lane southbound bridge will be carrying I-275 over Tampa Bay. The project also entails the removal...
Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel

Image: LaDOTD

News August 15, 2018
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to formally announce the award of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD).   The grant will be used for the Belle Chasse...
Several people reported dead after bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Source: screen capture, CNN.com

News August 14, 2018
At least 37 people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to Italian officials.   CNN reports that Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, told journalists that around 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty trucks...
Bridge design, bridge engineering
News August 13, 2018
When stiffening cables are employed for long-span cable-stayed bridges, what is their primary purpose? Take the latest bridge quiz: click here.
highway improvements
News August 13, 2018
To accommodate a separate plan to build a pedestrian bridge providing access to the Las Vegas Stadium from the Strip, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials are reexamining a $200 million project that includes reconstruction of the I-15 Tropicana interchange and the addition of high-...
FIU bridge cracking
News August 10, 2018
Cracks that appeared in the Florida International University (FIU) bridge days before it collapsed were far more extensive than previously disclosed, according to new photographs included in a preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).   The photos...
EarthCam software
Case Studies August 10, 2018
Building a bridge is a complex process, and deconstructing one as intricate as the Goethals Bridge spanning the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth, N.J., and Staten Island, N.Y., is equally as complicated. The deconstruction process required reversing the order of the original bridge’s construction. The...
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