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Asphalt 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...
Bridges 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...
Bridges 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...
Bridges 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...
Bridges 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...
Bridges Products February 23, 2016
BridgeScope is an exclusive design tool developed by U.S. Bridge to bring projects to life. Users can provide a few details about their projects and they will immediately receive a custom drawing. Launching in early March 2016, the tool will enable users to get their projects off the ground quickly...
Bridges 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...
Bridges 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...
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...
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