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Bridges 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...
Asphalt 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...
Bridges Products January 29, 2016
The Strata GRS integrated bridge system (IBS) helps reduce bridge construction time and cost. Due to the ease of construction and the use of common, readily available equipment and materials, GRS IBS projects can be built in weeks instead of months, saving time and money and preventing congestion...
Bridges News January 25, 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) engineers in Phoenix will get real-time information on the conditions of four interstate bridges in remote northwestern Arizona thanks to technology funded by a $768,000 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant.   To enhance safety and efficiency,...
Bridges News January 21, 2016
They did not build many bridges in the 1940s to be redundant, which is why so many of them need to be repaired or replaced today. The U.S. 84 Natchez-Vidalia Bridge, which links Vidalia, La., to Natchez, Miss., is one of those spans in need of attention. The 3,664-ft-long, five-span, cantilever...
Bridges News January 07, 2016
The St. Croix bridge project will open in Fall 2017, one year later than originally planned, officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation said.   Some of the major setbacks included a worker shortage where contractor Lunda/Ames struggled to find enough skilled workers...
Bridges News December 17, 2015
Traffic on I-65 South is now crossing the Abraham Lincoln Bridge. The Lincoln Bridge, the centerpiece of the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project, opened to northbound traffic on Sunday, Dec. 6.   The Lincoln Bridge is carrying three lanes of northbound traffic and two lanes...
Bridges News December 08, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will utilize an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.   The testing process will gauge the ability of the UAV to provide access to as well as to photograph areas of the...
Bridges News December 02, 2015
A provision to make railroad bridge inspection reports public will make its way to the White House for the president's signature. The provision follows an investigation into the condition of the Canadian Pacific railroad bridge in Milwaukee, Wis.   The investigation exposed corroded support columns...
Bridges News December 01, 2015
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) could have avoided excessive, multi-year delays and saved as much as $2.6 million on the rehabilitation of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge in Gloucester, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Auditor.   “Our audit found...
Bridges News December 01, 2015
Stay up to date with construction of the Kentucky Lake Bridge project with EarthCam's live video feed.    Construction started less than three years ago on the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges project between Indiana and Kentucky, and come Saturday, the first of the two bridges, the Abraham Lincoln...
Bridges News November 24, 2015
The Jackson Street Bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, will, it seems, benefit from the actions of a passionate group of preservationists, whose efforts recently achieved a fundraising goal of $2.3 million to reclaim and repurpose the bridge, which once extended Southwest Fifth Street across the...
Bridges News November 19, 2015
I-84 is a heavily used stretch of highway between Exit 45 and the I-91 interchange, as well as a key piece of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's $100 billion, 30-year proposal for overhauling the state’s transportation network.   In a recent pitch to shore up support for replacing the I-84...
Bridges News November 13, 2015
There are 68,842 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to the Federal Highway Administration. Industry groups such as the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) warn that the number will only increase.  Many bridges classified as structurally deficient were...
Bridges News November 11, 2015
The Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion. The final touches of painting were finished as of Nov. 6, and all traffic controls have been removed from the bridge.   The project broke ground in late 2010, and the new...
Bridges Article November 06, 2015
Seattle’s Duwamish Waterway near King County, Wash., is the industrialized estuary of the Duwamish River valley, a seismically volatile region with a long history of being battered by earthquakes.   The South Park Bridge, which spanned this estuary, had become structurally deficient after decades...
Bridges Article November 06, 2015
When you join hands with someone, you never know how it is going to feel.    The Petaluma River Bridge Replacement Project was originally supposed to be separate from the adjacent Lakeville Highway (Highway 101/116) project. But when additional funds became available, it was decided to marry the...
Bridges Article November 06, 2015
The I-75 Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening project was the last piece of a 10-year puzzle for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Completed and open to traffic in the first week of November 2015, the bridge was one of eight bridges improved along I-75 in Collier County, Fla.    The...
Bridges Article November 06, 2015
Usually when you hit a pinnacle it’s a milestone. For lead designer Gannett Fleming and prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc., dealing with a whole group of them was quite the event.   A layer of dolomite bedrock, known as the Allentown Formation, is the underbelly of the Lehigh...
Bridges Article November 06, 2015
The functionally obsolete, but beloved, U.S. 281 Bridge over the Colorado River located in Marble Falls, Texas, was in desperate need of repair that required a unique approach while keeping aesthetic appeal intact.   U.S. 281 is a major north-south highway that runs from Wichita Falls to San...

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