Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is the editorial director of ROADS & BRIDGES magazine and has been covering the industry since 1999. He has won seven Robert F. Boger Awards for editorial excellence, including three in 2011. He also was the creator of the Top 10, Contractor's Choice Awards and Recycling Awards platforms, as well as ROADS & BRIDGES Live.

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I do not know a lot about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. I do know a lot about Boston's Big Dig project, which means I probably know more about Romney than I think.   OK, this ramble has quickly turned confusing. As some of you know, Romney was the governor of Massachusetts during...
Not long ago when I was dropping my daughter off at daycare, one of the parents was boasting about his ability to make his own gasoline for his car. He was glowing—and I am not sure if it was due to the lie he was getting away with or his God-given talent to make his own fuel brew. If he was...
At this point, the Columbia River Crossing may never get off the ground. However, if it ever does, it better be at least 125 ft above the water line.   The CRC project, which went through months of back-and-forth debate over the type of bridge that will span the Columbia River, is now facing a pair...
I wish we were out of Nowhere. Fresh out. There is still one aging on the shelf, all because people want to buy a little more time when moving through a TSA checkpoint. Can you blame them? Blame, what, a couple hundred of them? Right now, the only mode of transportation to carry the daily frequent...
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This year was the first for my son in baseball. He went the T-ball route when he was four, and was bored to tears with it. At the onset, he was not too thrilled when I dragged him to baseball sign-ups this winter, but I kept telling him that this year the coach would actually pitch to him. It was...
The clap, clap, clap-clap-clap served as an expletive. A big, fat expletive.   I was trying to enjoy the Chicago Cubs/Detroit Tigers game during a beautiful day at Wrigley Field last week. At least it was a beautiful day, because my Cubs can throw a rain cloud over the sun at any moment this season...
You had to have a bag of Goldfish crackers or Oreo cookies in order to be eligible to vote. I had neither. So I took a backseat to this booster-seat debate over what to rename the Kane County Cougars—a Class A baseball team nestled in Geneva, Ill. My son and four of his kindergarten colleagues were...
I have the vertical leap of an elephant. OK, maybe it is not that bad, but the shortcoming was severe enough growing up that—at 6-6—I could not dunk a basketball.   My 6-year-old son could be anchored down by the same syndrome, but he just might be able to bend the rim flat-footed. And this is not...
Soon there will be an Amelia Earhart disappearing once again into the landscape. Although Atchison, Kan., is far less mysterious than a dark, engulfing space over the Pacific, it is still going to claim the life of a steel truss bridge that creeks its way through the days and nights. However, the...
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