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Products June 24, 2014
Every major project relies on a complex network of project stakeholders. Drawings, documents, emails and contracts need to be shared quickly among all stakeholders, and the most effective way to achieve this level of sharing is with integrated project collaboration software. Viewpoint For Project...
Products June 24, 2014
Natural gas and oil production involves a great many roads leading to and from the drilling sites, many of which require dust suppression from the effects of heavy drilling equipment traffic. PennzSuppress has been applied at sites in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, resulting in savings of over...
Products June 24, 2014
The Concrete Buster 6600 robot from NLB removes bad concrete quickly without damaging rebar, so bridge deck, parking deck and other projects are finished faster. Its rotating water jets (20,000 psi, convertible to 40,000 psi) work more consistently than oscillating jets or mechanical methods and...
Products June 24, 2014
Strong, highly mobile work zone barrier. Improves safety, efficiency and traffic flows in and around work zones. Drives at speed and simply parks to work. Fully integrated with onboard power, lights and other features. Carries tools and materials in lockable storage and/or on the decks. Available...
Products June 24, 2014
CMOD 50 corner units and spreader beams are available for rent from LGH. These corner units make up a spreader frame.Used for lifts with 2+ lifting points and lifts with low headroom. The CMOD modular spreader frame was designed to expand the capabilities of the modular spreader beam. The struts...
Products June 24, 2014
For fast heating and application of emulsions and tack coats. Fifty-percent fuel savings with better heat distribution. Eco-friendly with large solvent flush tanks. Standard 50-ft hose reel with wand. Optional folding spray-bar can cover up to 8-ft width. Large maintenance hatch. Torsion bar...
Article June 24, 2014
The thought of a rescue typically evokes the image of a sudden, dramatic intervention that saves something from certain peril. Indeed, the Utah network of bridges needed an intervention. As late as 1998, one in five state-owned bridges was structurally deficient, and the highway infrastructure in...
Asphalt Article June 24, 2014
Steely determination is needed to propel a car around a racetrack at the limit of adhesion, to push it through a corner always on the verge of sliding into the wall and not be distracted by thoughts about spinning off the track, into a barrier and off to the hospital. Drivers need confidence in...
Article June 24, 2014
Elizabeth River Tunnels, Portsmouth, Va.: The six connecting elements of the new tunnel adjacent to the Midtown Tunnel are currently under construction in dry dock at Sparrows Point in Baltimore, with one completed at press time. In June, the elements were scheduled to be towed 200 miles down...
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...
Maintenance Article June 24, 2014
Snow and ice operations are a signature function of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Snow and ice directly impact our customers’ daily routines in the winter months, and it is the department’s most visible operational function done by ODOT forces. Reflecting its importance, ODOT...
Concrete Article June 24, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently completed major improvements to a section of the John Young Parkway/S.R. 423 in Orange County. The $41.8 million design-build project involved the widening of the existing roadway from four to six lanes from Shader Road to the U.S. 441/Orange...
Article June 24, 2014
Pound for poundBomag’s new line of vibratory tampers includes the BT60, BT65, and BVT65. The BT60 weighs 128 lb and delivers up to 3,372 lb of impact force; the BT65 weighs 150 lb and produces 3,822 lb of impact force; the BVT65 weighs 143 lb and delivers 3,597 lb of impact force. The BT60 is...
Bridge Rescue News June 23, 2014

When SCDOT personnel arrived at the scene, they determined that the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge was damaged beyond repair.

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A derailed train crashed through piles of the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge. The crash collapsed the bridge’s middle span.

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SCDOT has awarded a contract to Cape Romain Contractors Inc. to replace the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge.

Rumor has it a pickup driver was lucky—or unlucky, depending on your viewpoint—and made a brave jump across the gap that appeared just in front of his truck on the evening of Monday, April 28, as he was driving through Monck’s Corner, S.C.   Below the gap in the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge, a...
News June 23, 2014
You now have until July 2 to nominate your road project for the 2014 ROADS & BRIDGES Top 10 Roads list. To access the nomination form, click here. Any projects in the design, construction or completion phase over the past 18 months qualify. Past winners are not eligible for another spot on the...
News June 23, 2014
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) leaders and elected officials this morning marked the start of a major project to rebuild and widen the busiest section of the Northeastern Extension in Montgomery County. Officials broke ground on the $198 million project to completely reconstruct a 5-mile...
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....
News June 20, 2014
Bertha, the S.R. 99 tunneling machine, has always been big. The focus now is on rebuilding Bertha and making her better, according to a new repair work plan unveiled by Seattle Tunnel Partners, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) design-build contractor for the S.R. 99...
News June 19, 2014
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced June 18 that the public was heard and their transportation priorities were carefully considered, resulting in adjustments to the final Six-Year Improvement Program. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the program, which allocates $13.1...
News June 18, 2014
When it comes to raising the gas tax, Congress may have turned a corner. Or at least that appears to be the case in the Senate.   Sens. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are proposing a 12-cent increase in the federal gas tax to help fund the next multiyear highway bill, and...

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