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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...
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...
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...
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...
Article November 05, 2015
How do you rehabilitate a 100-year-old masonry arch bridge without impacting its natural aesthetic?   Factor in that the bridge is the only access point for a 50-acre family property. These were the challenges of the Thompson family, owners of the Furness Bridge and descendants of Philadelphia...
News October 29, 2015
Concerns over the structural integrity of a 750-ton bridge spanning East Grand Boulevard in Corona, Ca., have led to the decision by state DOT officials to demolish and rebuild it.   The S.R. 91 on-ramp work is expected to cause traffic delays, but to not affect or delay completion of the S.R. 91...
News October 19, 2015
Following approval from the Montgomery County, Pa., board of commissioners, bridges in Hanover, West Pottsgrove, Towamencin, Douglass, Lower Salford and Lower Merion townships will be replaced.   An investment of approximately $931,500 is being made, in effort to shore up a glaring need in the...
News October 16, 2015
A temporary bridge that was part of a construction project collapsed Oct. 14 onto one of South Africa's busiest highways, killing two people and injuring 21 others, according to the Associated Press.   Those killed in the accident at the M1 highway on the edge of Johannesburg's Sandton district...
News October 06, 2015
The record downpours that brought flooding to many parts of South Carolina have stopped, but bridge collapse and dam breaches are now a problem, along with rivers expected to crest in the days and weeks ahead. More than 500 roads in the state were also severely damaged by the storm.   Eight...
News September 24, 2015
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has closed the Marsh Road Bridge in Bushnell’s Basin for the second time since late 2014. The span, built in 1912, was shut for a fortnight in 2014 for emergency repairs.   NYSDOT public information officer Lori Maher says a recent bridge...
News September 23, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in federal emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to help repair roads and bridges damaged by wildfires that...
News September 21, 2015
Monitoring the status and daily traffic load on a given bridge is an almost impossible task using traditional methodologies. The advent of new smart infrastructure technology, however, is looking to change the mindset regarding bridge inspections and monitoring in the New England region. The...
News August 13, 2015
87 years is rather a long time. For the Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana, Mo., those years have taken more than their toll. At present it is under restriction; oversized vehicles are prohibited from crossing it. Missouri transportation officials estimate it will take $60 million to replace the...
News August 11, 2015
Indiana officials still aren’t sure when northbound lanes on the I-65 bridge over Wildcat Creek will be reopened.   The Indiana DOT closed the area to traffic after the bridge dropped 9 in. while construction crews worked on a widening project. Soil conditions, an underground artesian spring and...
News July 24, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $2 million in federal emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair the I-10 Tex Wash Bridge, near Desert Center, Calif., which collapsed due to flash floods caused by heavy...
News July 20, 2015

The I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont claimed last year's No. 1 spot. 

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News July 20, 2015
The Tex Wash bridge along eastbound I-10 collapsed, closing down I-10, the main roadway between Southern California and Phoenix.   A black truck was driving east on I-10 when the bridge collapsed beneath it. The passenger was able to get out but firefighters had to rescue to the driver...
Case Studies June 25, 2015

VDOT builds the compact panel bridge on Route 721 in Fredericksburg, Va.

Like many of the aging bridges in the nation, a 63-year-old bridge in Fredericksburg, Va., was deemed ready for retirement. After inspection, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determined that the two-lane, steel and beam bridge was no longer safe for motorists and needed to be...
News June 22, 2015
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will tear down the I-75 bridges over U.S. 6 and install new ones later in the year. The project aims to complete the work over the course of two weekends with minimal traffic disruption.    The new bridges will already have been built and crews will move...
News June 19, 2015
A $25 million expansion of U.S. Highway 77 over the Guadalupe River in Victoria County, Texas is set to begin this year.   The projects calls for adding two lanes on the southeast side of the highway, creating a four lane divided highway on U.S. 77, running 2.5 miles between Farm-to Market Road...
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