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. 

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News April 26, 2017
The first span of a project to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge is opening to New York City drivers this week, with the first traffic expected to cross Thursday.   The first phase of the bridge cost $555 million and will temporarily allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction. Ultimately, the...

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News April 20, 2017
Work will begin soon on $19 million in repairs to I-81 in Salina, Cicero and Hastings, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced Tuesday.   The work includes a $10.8 million project to restore the bridges that carry I-81 over Rte. 11 in the town of Salina. Workers will...
News April 19, 2017
About $110 million will be spent this year improving the interstate highway system in Council Bluffs as the largest highway funding effort ever by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) continues.   IDOT officials explained during a public meeting that seven specific projects for 2017 have...

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News April 17, 2017
Construction of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on I-95 southbound in New London, Conn., will begin this week.   The Connecticut Department of Transportation says work on the southbound side of the bridge is expected to finish by November of 2018. Long-term lane shifts and closures will be expected...

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News April 13, 2017
The full reopening of the Pulaski Skyway will be pushed off until Spring 2018, instead of this summer so contractors can replace retaining walls between the Skyway and Rte. 139, according to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials.   The project to install a new bridge deck on the...
Case Studies April 06, 2017
When a road turns into a raging river, it becomes both dangerous and damaging. This is exactly what happened in July 2013, when the city of Lebanon, N.H., was swamped with more than 4 in. of rain within 48 hours—2 in. fell in just 45 minutes. The deluge caused flash flooding, which left residents...

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News April 04, 2017
Crews broke ground last week on the $809.2 million Harbor Bridge replacement project, a structure that, by 2020, will be the new link from downtown Corpus Christi to North Beach and attractions like the U.S.S. Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium.   The U.S. Highway 181 bridge project was...
Article April 03, 2017
When inspections of Maryland’s William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, also known as the Bay Bridge, revealed that conventional cable corrosion protection systems in both eastbound and westbound spans were no longer effective, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) took a proactive approach...

The I-55 Stevenson Expressway linking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is one major project continuing for IDOT in 2017

Article April 03, 2017
Back in August 2016, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges covered the progress of Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project. One of the signature accomplishments over the last year for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was the completion of the westbound flyover...
News April 03, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses how transportation officials can respond to the Atlanta I-85 bridge collapse.

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News March 31, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has declared a state of emergency for Fulton County, Ga., after a huge fire caused a bridge on I-85 to collapse in Atlanta on Thursday night.   With the heavily used road closed in both directions, Georgia transportation officials are telling drivers to find other options—from...

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News March 29, 2017
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) demolition crews began dismantling the final section of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge Tuesday, removing the last remnants of a structure that graced the San Francisco Bay skyline for more than 80 years.   The 288-ft truss is the last of 19...

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News March 27, 2017
A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could...
News March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a point of concern for both residents and transportation...
News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
News March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across California.   The California Transportation Commission allocated the money for 72 transit projects and are encouraging the use of alternative...

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News March 16, 2017
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be installing the state’s first prefabricated bridge along Oatman Highway, or old Route 66, in Mohave County.   The 110-ft bridge is being manufactured in Phoenix and then will be transported in sections to the site in northwestern Arizona. When...

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News March 15, 2017
Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s second-busiest freeway interchange as soon as 2022.   The Nevada Department of...
News March 14, 2017
Slide-in construction has been announced as the accelerated bridge construction (ABC) method contractors plan to use to replace the twin three-span bridges carrying eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic over S.R. 121 / New Paris Pike in Wayne County, Ind.   Construction will require recurring...
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