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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A grassy field was the only harmless separation of this relationship. I grew up three houses up from my best friend, Rich. Well, it was more like a vacant lot and two houses up. For years, a huge landscape of tall grass and a slender patch of trees was available beyond the back property lines of a...
The Sierra Club is acting like a 2-year-old with a water gun.   If you give my youngest, Declan, a hydrogen-loaded weapon, I assure you he would fire it off like a crazed assassin. Shots would be sprayed in every direction, and everybody and every thing would be a target.   The cross hairs of the...
I reached a point where I would have drowned lime Jell-O in gravy to get me through the night. Unfortunately, the brown, tasty sauce did not make it on the liquid-only diet list. So I was left with green goo to dine on during the hours leading up to my medical procedure. No matter how hard I tried...
There is a bridge practically in my backyard that might carry a charge to cross it, and the length is, well, about the size of my backyard. Officials in Kane County (Ill.) are debating whether or not to assess a toll to use the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge, which spans the Fox River for about 50 yards...
Maryland probably would not mind if its neighbor put up a fence. OK, make that a steel security gate.   Shortly after Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced his proposal to wipe out the state gas tax and replace it with a .8% sales tax and other fees, the state next door became worried that...
I’m tempted to check under my snow blower. Anything with a flashing light and multicolored wires will have to be immediately removed. The guy who does the annual maintenance to my flake tosser delivered the machine with a bit of a sneer this year. He doubles as a snowplow operator during the frosty...
For months, heck, maybe even a year, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been pushing the privatization of the Ohio Turnpike. Kasich was in love with the idea, often showing a public display of affection. He gushed that it was the only solution for a state facing a weakening transportation budget. Then,...
This little piggy had next to nothing. None is probably too harsh a word, but nobody doubted the economic hardship of Daviess County, Ind. It possessed something, just not enough of it. And when your belongings can fit in a trash bag, it’s understandable if the feeling of neglect settles in, and...
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