Bridges

Welcome to the Bridges Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the bridge industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

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
About two dozen people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to Italian officials.   CNN reports that a Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that 22 are dead and another 16 people were injured, nine of them in serious condition...
Bridge design, bridge engineering
News August 13, 2018
When stiffening cables are employed for long-span cable-stayed bridges, what is their primary purpose? Take the latest bridge quiz: click here.
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-...
FIU bridge cracking
News August 10, 2018
Cracks that appeared in the Florida International University (FIU) bridge days before it collapsed were far more extensive than previously disclosed, according to new photographs included in a preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).   The photos...
EarthCam software
Case Studies August 10, 2018
Building a bridge is a complex process, and deconstructing one as intricate as the Goethals Bridge spanning the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth, N.J., and Staten Island, N.Y., is equally as complicated. The deconstruction process required reversing the order of the original bridge’s construction. The...
bridge closure and replacement
News August 08, 2018
The McFadden Avenue bridge over the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach and Westminster in Orange County, Calif., closed down this week and will be out of service for a year so it can be rebuilt as part of a $1.9 billion freeway widening project.   Demolition of the bridge is expected to begin Aug. 18...
transportation projects
News August 02, 2018
The U.S. Senate took action this week to send millions of dollars to Ohio for transportation and infrastructure projects.   Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the bill's passage in a news release Wednesday afternoon.    The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill...
FIU bridge collapse
News August 01, 2018
A Leon County, Fla., circuit court judge will soon decide if federal law bars the state from releasing certain records that might reveal more about the Florida International University (FIU) bridge collapse that killed six people this past March.   Judge Kevin J. Carroll heard arguments Tuesday in...
Completed CC8 invert rehab, with sealed edges
Case Studies July 24, 2018
On highway M-20, east of New Era, Mich., a 70-ft metal plate arch culvert was experiencing moderate to severe section loss in the invert from corrosion and abrasion. The steep decline in condition due to corrosion was attributed to the intermittently flowing creek and the invert’s frequent exposure...
Pensacola Bay Bridge

Image: Schwartz Media Strategies

News July 19, 2018
Cracks in newly placed concrete during the current construction of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida recently caused two temporary halts to work on the deck of the $400 million span, state officials told the Navarre Press Wednesday.   The work stoppage was specifically on the new concrete bridge...
ALL Crane
Case Studies July 18, 2018
It is often said that football is a game of inches. So is using two cranes to set 120,000-lb bridge beams.   “With those final, exacting adjustments, you absolutely must have selected the right machines and the most experienced operators,” said Edwin Suazo, project coordinator for ALL Sunshine...
New NY Bridge
News July 16, 2018
The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearing another construction milestone this week, as crews are performing concrete pours to complete installation of the final concrete road deck panel on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's still-under-construction span.   The deck panels sit on top of the...
Kentucky bridge program
News July 13, 2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) has launched a six-year, $700 million program to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 bridges across the state.   A team led by Stantec is working with KTC on identifying and prioritizing which bridges to address first. The program will include a mix of delivery...
WV Turnpike ABC
Case Studies July 12, 2018
The West Virginia Turnpike, an 88-mile four-lane toll road including stretches of I-77 and I-64, is a winding and elevated highway through mountainous terrain. There are 116 bridges on the Turnpike, and prior to 2016, the average bridge age was 32 years old. In 2016, the Turnpike commenced a...
Merchants Bridge St. Louis

Image: Wikipedia

News July 12, 2018
Replacement of the 128-year-old Merchants Bridge in St. Louis will proceed as scheduled, with the railroads that own the span stepping up to fund the full $172 million cost.   The Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) of St. Louis and area elected officials had sought a federal grant to cover a...
Top 10 Bridges 2018
News July 10, 2018
The time has come to submit your entries for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards for 2018. The deadline to enter a project for consideration is July 20.   All entered projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months, and past winners are ineligible....
STV Kosciuszko Bridge
News July 10, 2018
The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) New York/New Jersey Metro chapter has recognized STV Inc.'s role supporting the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the construction of Phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., with a...
road work I-94 Michigan
News July 09, 2018
A massive $110 million road construction project kicks off Monday on a 9-mile stretch of I-94 in the Jackson, Mich., area.   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to reconstruct 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road, resurface 3.5 miles between Lansing Avenue and...
ODOT road work

ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.

Article July 05, 2018
OHIO: A fantastic fury Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.   The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
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