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. 

News June 26, 2017
Where do you draw the line with parties? Also, Missouri looks for new ways to generate money for road and bridge work, new fences installed along Alligator Alley, and more. To access the podcast, click here.

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Article June 26, 2017
The only reinforced-concrete bridge deck inspection technique required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is visual inspection.   The process of visual inspection includes an inspector looking at the surface of a deck for cracks, potholes, efflorescence and other signs of deterioration....

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News June 23, 2017
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to use accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques for replacing I-24 bridges in downtown Nashville.   More than 148,000 vehicles travel on this section of I-24 daily. The $28.5 million project will include replacement of the bridges over...
News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Case Studies June 15, 2017
During the fall of 2016, a particularly bad storm hit a shoreline road in Gisborne, New Zealand. Monstrous waves slammed into the shoreline slope, which eroded away due to oversaturation and lack of foundational support. The erosion washed away part of the slope and took a portion of the road with...
News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Northbound on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
News June 08, 2017
The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission—commonly called the Causeway Commission—on Wednesday kicked off a design competition for improvements to the nearly six-decade-old Causeway Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain.   The Commission is giving four firms 90 days to draw up preliminary designs for...
Article June 08, 2017
Designated a National Scenic Riverway, the St. Croix River carves out a deep valley, gliding and rushing through a lush green landscape surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns until its confluence with the Mississippi River.   About a half hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St....
Case Studies June 07, 2017
The Teodoro Moscoso Bridge is the longest bridge spanning a body of water in Puerto Rico. The four-lane, 1.4-mile-long toll bridge spans the San José Lagoon, connecting the cities of San Juan and Carolina while also serving as the main entrance to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The...
News June 06, 2017
Roads & Bridges is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Top 10 Bridges list.   Submitted projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months. Past winners are not eligible. For a list of past winners, click here.   The deadline to submit nomination forms...
Article June 06, 2017
Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, Staten Island, N.Y., to New Jersey: This historic bridge has been undergoing its first major restoration since it was completed amidst the fury of the Great Depression in late 1931. The $1.6 billion project aims to raise the bridge’s present 151-ft...
News June 02, 2017
Though several months away from the official opening, it is now possible to drive across the entire 3-mile length of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a major crossing over the Hudson River in the suburbs of New York City.   Also known as the New NY Bridge, this new structure is replacing the original...
St. Croix Crossing Bridge
News May 31, 2017
Four years after crews broke ground on the St. Croix Crossing Bridge, the final touches for the massive project are finally underway.   During the month of May, crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation began work on finishing the driving and walking surfaces of the bridge, as well as...
Case Studies May 26, 2017
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, Miss., was undertaking an airport improvement project that included repairing, repaving, and adding new runways and taxiways. As part of this improvement project, the airport discovered several aging and deteriorating drainage culverts under...
News May 22, 2017
This week's Infrastructure Insider has some details on Trump's Infrastructure plan, how DOT's reacted to I-85 collapse and more.   Click here to listen to the podcast.  
Freeway traffic from connector ramp on Zoo Interchange system

Image source: Daily Reporter/Kevin Harnack

News May 22, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is on track to open two ramps on the Zoo Interchange system this week.   The ramp connecting eastbound I-94 to northbound I-41 is scheduled to open on Wednesday. A day later, the ramp connecting southbound I-41 with the eastbound lanes of I-94, as...
Case Studies May 18, 2017
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, also known as the 520 Bridge or its official name of the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge, spans Lake Washington from Seattle to Bellevue and was replaced in 2016. The new bridge is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest and widest...
News May 15, 2017
In the second Roads & Bridges podcast of the year, Infrastructure Insider discusses President Trump's trillion-dollar infrastructure plan and the latest news in the road and bridge industry, including this week's reopening of the Atlanta I-85 bridge that collapsed in March.   Click here to...

Image source: Georgia Department of Transportation

News May 15, 2017
The Georgia Deptartment of Transportation (GDOT) reopened a collapsed section of I-85 in downtown Atlanta by the evening of Saturday, May 13, officially completing a six-week effort to restore the section of highway that normally carries nearly 250,000 vehicles a day.   The southbound lanes on I-85...
News May 08, 2017
In Roads & Bridges first podcast of the year, Editorial Director Bill Wilson talks about raising the federal gas tax, self-driving cars at Disney World and the reconstruction of the Piscataqua River Bridge. To listen to the podcast, click here.
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