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 February 22, 2017
The Washington Post has released an infographic map that utilizes ARTBA's recently released structurally deficient bridge data to highlight those bridges throughout the U.S. that are considered to be of concern.   The infographic can be found here.

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News February 15, 2017
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday referenced construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge as a means of building a stronger connection between the U.S. and Canada.   The leaders issued a joint statement after their first official meeting in Washington, D.C...

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News February 14, 2017
Along with beating its project goals by more than six months, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials tout their partnership with Fall River for completing the Route 79/Braga Bridge improvements project with a broader achievement.   Some of the project highlights included...

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News February 13, 2017
Mackinaw Road bridge over I-75 in Bay County, Mich., which is not slated for reconstruction until 2019, is closed due to a collapse in the pavement.   Early Sunday morning, pavement on the already crumbling bridge fell through, creating a 5x4-ft hole.   The Bay County Road Commission is currently...

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News February 10, 2017
The British Columbia government has granted an environmental assessment certificate for the 10-lane, $3.5-billion bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel over the Fraser River just south of Vancouver.   The approval comes with 33 conditions that are legally binding requirements that the Transportation...
News February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.   The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...
News February 02, 2017
Construction crews are in the process of demolishing the Daugherty Road Bridge over I-85 in North Carolina in order to build a new one in preparation for the highway’s widening, causing possible delays in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.   The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)...

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News February 01, 2017
Work to replace the Scudder Falls Bridge could begin as early as the spring after officials on Monday approved a $396 million construction contract and a $475 million bond authorization to finance the project.   The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission awarded the Pittsburgh-based Trumbull...
News January 23, 2017
In a news release sent Sunday night, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority said motorists should expect "extreme congestion and delays" starting Monday at all Delaware River crossings between Bucks County in Pennsylvania and Burlington and Mercer counties in New...

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News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

The retaining wall creates a safe place for truck drivers to chain-up their tiers during snowy weather

Case Studies January 20, 2017
The Challenge: When it snows in Vail, Colorado, it’s a skier’s dream—but for drivers, especially of trucks maneuvering steep mountain roads, it can be treacherous. To make things safer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wanted to widen I-70 at both sides of mountain pass locations...

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News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...

Image source: The Oklahoman

News January 10, 2017
Oklahoma transportation commissioners voted to contract with an engineering firm to design a project to raise the heights of nine county bridges over I-35 to increase the clearances below.   The first nine county bridges slated for work all span I-35 in northern Oklahoma between Tonkawa and the...
Article January 03, 2017
A major new interchange in rapidly growing central Florida has improved access to Orlando International Airport (OIA) from S.R. 417, a limited-access highway that forms Orlando’s eastern beltway.   The four-level interchange is the first standard delivery project in the U.S. to incorporate curved...

New concrete deck placement on I-190 SB.

Article January 03, 2017
Just to the north of roaring Niagara Falls is the heavily traveled Lewiston-Queenston bridge connecting New York State to Ontario, Canada, over the mighty Niagara River.   The I-190 corridor that serves the bridge traverses a multitude of critical infrastructure, which supplies nearly 5 million New...

Image source: Miami Today

News December 21, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is closer than ever to final plans to improve I-395 and build a new signature bridge spanning Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.   If the current timetable unfolds without unexpected detours, work on the massive project should begin within 12...
Case Studies December 14, 2016
In Baker City, Ore., two corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts ran underneath a two-way road. Like many of these pipe systems across the country, these two CMP culverts were rusting and deteriorating at a rapid rate. Bradley Payton, Baker City’s transportation maintenance manager, was charged with...
News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...
News December 06, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is advancing the Florida International University (FIU) bridge engineering program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer.   FIU will receive $1.5 million per year, for five years, for its Accelerated Bridge Construction University...
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