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 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

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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...

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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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News May 03, 2017
Work to remove the lower roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, allowing bigger cargo ships to reach New York City-area ports, will be completed six months ahead of schedule, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday.   The Republican governor said the work, part of a $1.6 billion project, is expected to...

According to the latest ASCE Report Card, 1 out of every 11 bridges in the U.S. is structurally deficient.

Article May 02, 2017
The state of Rhode Island likes the potential of the crane.   Today, the equipment is being used to build or repair some of its structurally deficient bridges, which comprise 25% of Rhode Island’s bridge inventory. A few years from now, however, the lifts could signal an economic boom.   About a...
Article May 02, 2017
When the flames were still full of life, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) was staring at plans from about three decades ago.   The I-85 bridge over Piedmont Road in metro Atlanta was burning on March 30, but officials were hopeful portions would be spared, and they wanted to be ready...
Article May 02, 2017
The city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a maritime province of Canada, is an oft-overlooked, but historically dynamic community, with its foggy inlets described by the writer Howard Norman as inspiring a “sudden noir of the mind.”   This peninsular city is fronted on three sides by bodies of water, the...
Article May 02, 2017
The Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project is a unique design-build (D-B) project that replaced a bridge on an existing alignment using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques.   The D-B approach to replace the 121-year-old rail viaduct on the Media-Elwyn Regional Rail Line over Crum Creek...
Article May 02, 2017
As our nation’s infrastructure ages, emphasis is placed on the inspection and remediation of bridges. These bridges are travelled by school buses, family cars and pedestrians every day. How do engineers and county officials work together to ensure the safety of these travelers?   In Licking County...
Article May 02, 2017
When the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapsed tragically in Minneapolis in 2007, the state’s legislature wasted no time in passing legislation in 2008 for a 10-year Bridge Replacement Program focused on bridges classified as either structurally deficient or fracture critical.   According to...

The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

Article May 02, 2017
While “blast and paint” rolls off the tongue easily, providing access to the underside of the Elysian Viaduct Bridge for rehabilitation work is anything but easy.   In fact, as the original bridge construction project neared completion, the September-October 1961 issue of the Official Journal of...

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News May 01, 2017
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb joined State Representative Ed Soliday, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness and other local officials on Friday to formally break ground on the I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project.   The $62 million Major Moves 2020 project will...

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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...

Image source: Aristide Economopoulos/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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...
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