Equipment

Case Studies March 21, 2017
Built circa 1921, Pittsburgh’s Beechwood Boulevard Bridge, known locally as the Greenfield Bridge, underwent rehabilitation in the 1980s. By 2013, plans to replace the aging structure were underway. The old bridge was demolished, and the erection of the new bridge began in early 2016. Reaching...

Case's CX750D mass excavator

News March 10, 2017
Roads & Bridges visited the massive Case Construction Equipment footprint in the North Hall, following the Infrastructure Insider live event with our own Editorial Director Bill Wilson, to find out what the company has coming down the pike and what it has recently launched.   Here’s what we...

The new Bobcat R Series E35 compact excavator

News March 08, 2017
Doosan-owned Bobcat launched a new series of compact excavators at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The R Series excavators are dynamic additions to the 3-4 ton class, and are highlighted by the E32 and E35 models.   Both models feature a 25 hp engine, while the E35 can be optioned up to 33.5 hp. Operator comfort...
Case Studies February 14, 2017
Central Florida’s Interstate 4 (I-4) highway is undergoing a multiyear, $2.3 billion rehabilitation project along a 21-mile stretch in Orange and Seminole counties. Originally completed in 1965, the “Orlando Expressway” has received much more traffic than it was originally meant to handle. Dubbed “...
Case Studies February 02, 2017
Many corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts across the country will eventually experience rusting, corrosion or some form of deterioration. In the town of Ketchikan, Alaska, a 48-in. CMP culvert that ran underneath a busy two-lane road was experiencing extreme deterioration so severe that large holes...
News January 31, 2017
In a move to cement a location for the company global headquarters, Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. will place a limited group of senior executives in a leased space in the Chicago area later this year.   The decision means the construction-equipment manufacturer will not build a planned new...
News January 26, 2017
The holidays are behind us, but the weather has not yet let up, so you can stay indoors and take advantage of TC3’s diverse training curriculum.   TC3 has launched two new free courses – one about weather-related road operations and another on understanding materials testing. Both of these courses...
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...
Case Studies December 13, 2016
Yellow Creek, a tributary of the Cuyahoga River, runs through Copley, Ohio, a small township near Akron. The creek effectively divided two communities; that is, until the developer of one decided to build a bridge. In September 2016, a large-capacity all-terrain crane from ALL Erection & Crane...
Case Studies December 07, 2016
If you have ever visited Chicago, chances are you have driven on I-90. It is a major thoroughfare through town and of course that means any road/bridge repairs, let alone restorations, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule. Currently a large...
Case Studies September 13, 2016
Interstate 95 passes through more states than any other interstate highway—15 total from New England to Florida—making it the longest north-south interstate in North America. A major stretch of Florida’s leg of I-95 is undergoing a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion project to widen it from...
Case Studies August 17, 2016
Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York State was working on the OR, EM & PX Line Project, performing several miles of line maintenance and repair. Seasonal rains saturated the ground and elevated the water level in the nearby Hudson River. Central Hudson Gas & Electric needed a way...
Article July 07, 2016
The degree to which agencies and contractors invest in equipment often follows the tide of project-letting volume, which, in turn, follows the tide of available or expected funding.   In this regard, 2016—and, if the trend continues, 2017—has been steadily approaching high tide.   The ratification...
News June 01, 2016
TC3 offers more than 100 web-based training (WBT) courses, with additional courses planned as needs are identified. Here is what has been updated in June 2016.   Bolted Connections Bolting is a common method of making connections, and care should be exercised in its design, installation and...
Case Studies May 10, 2016
A multifaceted approach to material handling helped a Pennsylvania bridge contractor overcome challenges associated with pulling decaying concrete slabs from a weight-restricted structure.   M.A. Beech Corp., based in Carnegie Borough, was tasked with demolishing the now-defunct Donora-Webster...
News May 02, 2016
TC3 offers more than 100 web-based training (WBT) courses, with additional courses planned as needs are identified. Here is what has been updated in May 2016.   Drilled Shaft Inspector Tutorial This four-hour course provides training on the fundamental concepts of construction for those involved in...

Deployment and removal is easier, faster, safer with CRIB Cargo Carrier.

Case Studies April 29, 2016
Distracted driving crashes are a prime factor in traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that 3,179 people were killed and 431,100 injured on U.S. roadways in 2014 because of distracted driving. Those figures are comparable to the two...
Case Studies April 29, 2016
The dramatic changes in Texas weather can create a wide range of maintenance issues for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). Wind, rain, heat and even droughts can create the immediate need to clear away vegetation, clean drainage canals or remove fallen or overgrown trees along roadways...

GeoSpray geopolymer is applied to corrugated metal pipe.

Case Studies March 24, 2016
In the border town of McAllen, Texas, dealing with storm water run-off is a challenge. For local municipalities, it is paramount to modify storm-water infrastructure to keep up with rapid growth, and handle large amounts of water when the weather rapidly fluctuates.   After a severe drought prior...

Two all-terrain cranes perform bridge reconstruction work on I-90

Case Studies March 08, 2016
The Illinois Tollway (I-90) is in the midst of a 15-year, $12 billion capital improvement program. At the Meacham Road Interchange near the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, a $51 million bridge and ramp project is underway. The project entails reconstructing the bridge that carries traffic...
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