Bridge Construction

FIU bridge collapse
Article October 08, 2018
A federal judge recently blocked the release of documents that could reveal why the roadway under the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge had not been shut down upon discovery of severe cracking on the structure before it collapsed and killed six people, according to a report...
Panels were put in place to prepare for cast-in-place pour

Panels were put in place to prepare for cast-in-place pour

Case Studies October 05, 2018
A partially filled concrete grid bridge deck was selected as a major component of the solution for the lightweight superstructure replacement on I-895 over Patapsco River Flats for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA).   Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP (RK&K) of Baltimore secured the...
interchange reconstruction
News October 01, 2018
The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) latest plan to reconstruct the ailing I-65/I-70 North Split includes not adding more lanes, the agency announced recently.   The project goals include updating the 32 decaying bridges and pavement, and bring the interchange up to modern standards...
Liberty Bridge

Image: Scillystuff at English Wikipedia

News September 21, 2018
A majority of the three-year rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge has been completed, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials.   Drivers, however, should anticipate periodic single-lane restrictions through late January as crews continue to make various...
Bridge rebar dowel
Article September 19, 2018
The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th Edition, was published in November 2017. One change that occurred since the 7th Edition is the reorganization of Section 5, which is the design of bridge and ancillary structures constructed from reinforced concrete. The reorganization was headed up...
FIU bridge collapse
News September 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday cited multiple contractors for safety violations after one employee suffered fatal injuries and five other employees sustained serious injuries when a pedestrian bridge at the Florida International...
transportation pilot projects
News September 17, 2018
State officials recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) through a new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design...
Tappan Zee Cuomo Bridge
News September 10, 2018
UPDATE Sept. 10, 2018: The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to the new structure, became destabilized and threatened to fall, according to officials.   Traffic was restricted to a single...
U.S. 12 Wildcat Bridge Replacement design-build project Stantec

Image: Stantec

News September 07, 2018
Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, recently announced that it will be leading the design of the comprehensive bridge replacement project of Wildcat Creek Bridge, on U.S. 12 east of White Pass, Wash., for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in...
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

The fixed $916 million contract for the design and construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway made it the largest single highway project in Arizona’s state history.

Article September 04, 2018
More than one year after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Arizona’s largest single highway project ever, progress has been swift.   Bridges have been built from the ground up, a massive amount of earth has been moved and compacted, and an emerging interchange has...
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel sees 11,000 vehicle crossings per day, which increases to 25,000 daily crossings during the peak summer season.

Article September 04, 2018
When it opened in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was considered one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world—incorporating two-lane bridges and tunnels for vehicular traffic to get from southern Virginia to the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware.   The 17.6-mile vehicular toll...
Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project

Image: @newgdbridge on Twitter

News September 04, 2018
The bridge replacement project for the Gerald Desmond Bridge over the Port of Long Beach is being built with about 75 seismic sensors that will measure the forces imparted on the span when one of several nearby faults set off an earthquake.    The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 ft over the...
U.S. Highway 95 Las Vegas
News August 30, 2018
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently hit a midpoint project milestone for a $78 million U.S. Highway 95 corridor upgrade that broke ground earlier this year in northwest Las Vegas.    General contractor Las Vegas Paving recently completed a new southbound U.S. Highway 95 bridge...
highway projects
News August 24, 2018
A plan on how to spend $4 billion on highway and transit projects over the next six years was adopted Thursday by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in Utah.   Projects newly added to the council's list, which is updated annually, range from the new West Davis Corridor freeway in Davis and Weber...
FIU bridge collapse
News August 22, 2018
Siding with the Miami Herald, a Tallahassee judge Tuesday ordered state transportation officials to hand over records related to the March bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU) that resulted in six deaths.   The Herald sued the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in May...
bridge replacement
News August 22, 2018
Work begins this week on a three-year, $127 million project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge south of Minneapolis.   MnDOT says it will do the project in phases, with three lanes open each way for the 120,000 or so drivers that use this bridge every day. At night, however, crews may shut...
Howard Frankland Bridge
News August 20, 2018
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued a request for proposals to solicit competitive bids for the design and construction of the Howard Frankland Bridge.   The new remodeled eight-lane southbound bridge will be carrying I-275 over Tampa Bay. The project also entails the removal...
Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel

Image: LaDOTD

News August 15, 2018
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to formally announce the award of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD).   The grant will be used for the Belle Chasse...
Several people reported dead after bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Source: screen capture, CNN.com

News August 14, 2018
At least 37 people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to Italian officials.   CNN reports that Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, told journalists that around 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty trucks...
highway improvements
News August 13, 2018
To accommodate a separate plan to build a pedestrian bridge providing access to the Las Vegas Stadium from the Strip, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials are reexamining a $200 million project that includes reconstruction of the I-15 Tropicana interchange and the addition of high-...
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