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Bridges News September 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the launch of an ambitious public-private partnership (P3) campaign this week to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges across the state by 2018. Contracts will be awarded in October and the department plans to begin construction...
Bridges News September 19, 2014
First came the flood, and now comes the dust and debris.   The Detroit area was forced to deal with Mother Nature head on last week when torrential rain caused flooding and closed major highways across the region. On Sept. 19, crews will be taking down the southbound lanes of the Woodward Avenue...
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
When the original design for an overseas bridge does not satisfy the concerns of the host nation, it is time for the engineering firm to develop an innovative solution.   That is what HNTB Corp. did in the case of a bridge that was built to link the U.S. Navy Support Activity Base to the U.S. Navy...
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
To learn about the bridges of Chongqing, we first need to know a few facts about China.   China’s total land area of 3.7 million sq miles is about the same as the U.S. However, its total arable land of about 0.55 million sq miles is less than the U.S.’s 0.68 million sq miles. Of the U.S.’s 317...
Bridges News September 08, 2014
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is thinking outside the box to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state, utilizing a longer-lasting design that can be built quicker than traditional methods.   When the bridge over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield needed replacement last...
Bridges Products August 27, 2014
Bridge lifting and repositioning with synchronous lifting & hydraulic cylinders rentals!   Cut cost on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting)—and for ultra-precision lifts, you can also rent the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in...
Bridges News August 25, 2014
The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington were reopened to traffic over the weekend following the successful realignment of the I-495 Bridge spanning the Christina River, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt announced. The southbound lanes were reopened July 31. This means...
Bridges Article August 05, 2014
It all comes down to money—or lack of it.   State transportation CEOs from across the nation were in agreement on that point in Louisville, Ky., site of the 2014 American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Conference. The federal Highway Trust Fund is...
Bridges News July 18, 2014
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington state's roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined...
Bridges News July 09, 2014
The work to construct new underground foundations for the damaged portion of the I-495 bridge is nearing completion and the construction of the jacking towers that will be used to temporarily repair the I-495 bridge has begun. Building the jacking towers at this point in the project means the work...
Bridges Article July 08, 2014
Some people believe that a replacement can never substitute properly for an original. History teaches us otherwise.   For when it comes to the replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, nothing could be further from the truth. Though the new bridge will be a replacement, technically, it provides...
Bridges Article July 08, 2014
As the nation grapples with the challenge of maintaining its aging transportation infrastructure, states have sought innovative ways to monitor and manage their bridge inventories. In Minnesota, where the tragic collapse of the I-35W bridge is still a fresh memory nearly seven years later, bridge...
Bridges News July 02, 2014
Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur on July 2 joined state officials and military veterans to salute Medal of Honor winner and Vietnam veteran Allen J. Lynch by formally naming a bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in his honor.   During a ceremony just ahead of the Fourth of...
Bridges News July 01, 2014
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is looking for a private firm to finance, build and maintain a new $500 million toll bridge across the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala. If the bridge brings in enough revenue, the agency may consider adding doing more public-private toll projects...
Bridges News July 01, 2014
The Golden Gate Bridge will no longer be a suicide attraction. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District unanimously passed a $76 million plan to install steel-cable nets 20 ft below the east and west edges of the bridge to prevent people from taking fatal plunges into the San...
Bridges News June 24, 2014
The Illinois Tollway will begin work on the $95 million Fox River Bridge project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elgin this week. The project begins with closure of the bicycle and pedestrian bridge under the Fox River Bridge and mobilization of equipment this week to begin preparing...
Bridges Article June 24, 2014
Increasingly, mobile devices such as tablets are used in the field to assist with gathering data, completing surveys and inspections, recording observations and quality-control efforts.   Mobile technology and software advances in GPS data, GIS, digital photography and wireless networks (as well as...
Bridges Products June 23, 2014
A 220-ft-by-10-ft Liberty panel bridge was recently used as a platform during the rehabilitation of a historic truss bridge in Ohio. The Liberty bridge, equipped with rollers on the overhead chord, was placed inside the existing historic truss and then elevated to the underside of the portals....
Bridges News June 03, 2014
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced an immediate closure of Bridge 1-813 over the Christina River on I-495. DelDOT closed the bridge because an inspection showed four of the 37 support columns are tilted as much as 4% out of vertical alignment. The bridge closed as of...
Bridges Products May 27, 2014
The U.S. Bridge Cambridge Flat, like all U.S. Bridge products, is ideal for all bridges over rail, water and roadway applications due to its shallow profile. The benefit of a shallow profile is that by raising the vertical clearance, the overall depth of the structure is reduced. This benefit is...

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