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The Brent Spence Bridge is a double-decker, cantilevered truss that carries Interstates 71 and 75 across the Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. A major thoroughfare for both local and national traffic with an average daily traffic of 160,000, the bridge’s northbound…
September 08, 2021
After a year of minimal travel, this summer got off to a roaring start. Just before Memorial Day, AAA forecasted travel to jump by 60% for the holiday period. At U.S. airports, Friday, May 28 was the single highest travel day (7.1 million people screened) since March 2020. We have been anticipating…
July 07, 2021
Sacramento SmaRT Ride vehicle
Sacramento SmaRT Ride vehicle. Image: Sacramento Regional Transit District
Microtransit is a form of transportation known as demand-response, in which customer demand determines the routes that are provided. Those routes can change, even as frequently as daily, to serve customer needs. In the era of COVID-19, as a result of reduced transit ridership as well as public…
April 10, 2021
Over the last century, we have been improving the U.S. transportation system—but it is far from perfect. Interstates divide communities. Nearly 37,000 people die on our roads in a typical year. Our sector is responsible for 28% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Before COVID-19, Americans…
April 01, 2021
This is a photo of Dorr Street and Springfield Crossing while it was being constructed half at a time in order to maintain traffic to local residences and businesses. Photo by Daniel Kammer.
This is a photo of Dorr Street and Springfield Crossing while it was being constructed half at a time in order to maintain traffic to local residences and businesses. Photo by Daniel Kammer.
The Ohio DOT (ODOT) is officially responsible for state, interstate, and U.S. routes throughout the Buckeye State.  But the agency has long stood ready to aid in the development of community roadways serving local and rural populations. At present, ODOT is very excited about the use of modern…
November 23, 2020
The Scioto River Pedestrian Bridge is a cable-supported pedestrian bridge structure with a 500-ft cable-supported main span in Dublin, Ohio. The City of Dublin, Ohio employed a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) delivery method for the construction of the bridge over the Scioto River.…
November 11, 2020
Vrooman Road is a county road that provides critical connection in Lake County, with dedicated exit and entrance ramps to I-90. The previous Vrooman Road Bridge over the Grand River was a replacement built in 1952 and rehabilitated in 1980. By 2002, the bridge was deemed structurally deficient. It…
November 11, 2020
Iconic pedestrian bridge over Scioto River connects city life of Dublin, Ohio
Image: Cory Klein Photography courtesy of the City of Dublin
“We strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and business can thrive.” The aforementioned quote is taken directly from the mission statement for the city of Dublin, Ohio. This city, which is home to more than 47,000 residents, lies to the northwest of the…
May 13, 2020
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) unveiled at a ceremony during the association’s 65th Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii, its annual Quality in Construction award winners.  As in years past, Roads & Bridges here brings you a look at some of the winners. Though NAPA bestows these…
March 02, 2020
Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the nation’s interstate transportation system has successfully connected the country from coast to coast, improving the quality of life for many Americans and advancing the economy. However, with this achievement has come challenges: safety issues, lost…
December 02, 2019
What’s that scraping sound? Oh, that’s just Christopher Fitzgibbon driving his car to work. The 23-year-old Irish driver recently paid $3,800 to lower his Volkswagen Passat to just 4 in. off the ground in order to make it “look fresh.”  Instead the car has made him look foolish. Fitzgibbon was…
July 03, 2019
With more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. identified in a recent survey as in critical need of repairs, government leaders nationwide are scrambling to find and allocate funds. However, a recent report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) delivers troubling news.…
June 12, 2019
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