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News November 13, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule last week that delayed its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018.   OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely...
Cranes
Case Studies November 08, 2017
A nearly decade-long federal push to upgrade railroad tracks and bring high-speed rail service between the Midwest metropolises of Chicago and St. Louis is getting closer to fruition. Central Contractors Service of Crestwood, Ill., a member of the ALL Family of Companies, played a critical role in...

The MTT460 easily navigates around obstacles.

Case Studies October 05, 2017
Successful contractors wrestle with a range of factors that impact profitability—weather, tight schedules, government regulations and labor issues, to name a few. For more than 70 years, Manatts Construction Co.—headquartered in Brooklyn, Iowa—has addressed those challenges. Manatts is a...
Dynapac
News October 05, 2017
Fayat acquired the Road Construction Equipment Division of Atlas Copco, which manufactures rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and planers—these products are known under the Dynapac trade name.   The agreement includes sales and services operations in 37 countries, production units in...
crawler crane U.S. 52 bridge
Case Studies September 12, 2017
A stretch of U.S. Highway 52 is getting a new bridge to span the Mississippi River between Savanna, Ill., and Sabula, Iowa. The existing truss bridge was built back in 1932, nearly a decade before the country got involved in World War II, and has exceeded its useful life. It will be replaced with a...
Corroded culvert
Case Studies July 27, 2017
In January 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) placed a project for public bid which included repair of several large-diameter highway culverts and a single box culvert. CDOT had specified a spray-applied culvert lining under a special revision to Section 603 of their standard...
Case Studies July 18, 2017
The I-465/I-65 highway interchange project is a major undertaking in Indianapolis that includes $19.6 million in bridge replacements. With jobs this big, having the right-size, right-price equipment is vital to keeping budgets on track without sacrificing quality and safety. This is precisely why...
News June 01, 2017
Deere & Co. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, a privately held international company that is the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment.   The total transaction value is approximately $5.2 billion, including the assumption of net debt and...
Case Studies May 30, 2017
Widening a highway includes widening and replacing bridges, and for that, cranes are in high demand. Florida’s I-4 corridor, an east-west expressway that connects Daytona with Tampa, is undergoing an ambitious five-year, $2.3 billion widening project that will expand the expressway from four lanes...
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...
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...
Case Studies May 15, 2017
Green Diamond Resource Co. is a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company—a major timber supplier of power poles and various specialty products, as well as logs for sawmills.   Based in Shelton, Wash., the company relies on its efficiency in growing and harvesting timber on 1 million...

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...
Case Studies March 29, 2017
A large corporation in the Boulder, Colo., area experienced a serious situation on its property when a pair of 48-in. elliptical corrugated metal pipes (CMP) collapsed in the immediate vicinity of many critical utilities. The pipes were located at the very end of the storm-water system that handles...
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...
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