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Bridges Article April 03, 2017
When inspections of Maryland’s William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, also known as the Bay Bridge, revealed that conventional cable corrosion protection systems in both eastbound and westbound spans were no longer effective, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) took a proactive approach...
Bridges News April 03, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses how transportation officials can respond to the Atlanta I-85 bridge collapse.

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Bridges News March 31, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has declared a state of emergency for Fulton County, Ga., after a huge fire caused a bridge on I-85 to collapse in Atlanta on Thursday night.   With the heavily used road closed in both directions, Georgia transportation officials are telling drivers to find other options—from...
Bridges Products March 28, 2017
A simple construction sequence and efficient design allows InspirArch to accommodate the most straight-forward or complex medium span bridge configurations. Formerly known as Bridge-in-a-Backpack, with ten years of R&D, the system has been recognized for its innovation as a low-cost and high-...

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Bridges News March 27, 2017
A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could...
Bridges News March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a point of concern for both residents and transportation...
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...

Bridge render, courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of...
Bridges 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.
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking provide a high-performance, durable and efficient support of heavy traffic and earth loads. 

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Bridges 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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Bridges 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...
Bridges 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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Bridges 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...

New concrete deck placement on I-190 SB.

Bridges 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...
Bridges 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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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...

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Bridges News November 28, 2016
Amidst a tight budget environment, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) engineers stretched resources to perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern town of Mud Lake. The project review also will reduce traffic impact during the four-month-long project starting next fall...
Road Construction News November 08, 2016
Besides choosing candidates today, voters nationwide will face at least 232 city, county and state ballot initiatives to decide whether to raise a potential $250 billion for road and bridge construction.   One of the smallest measures is a $5,308-a-year property-tax measure for road maintenance in...
Bridges Article November 04, 2016
In recent years, accelerated bridge construction (ABC) has gained attention within regions of high seismicity.   Prefabrication of bridge structural components is an effective ABC method under the category of prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) promoted by the Federal Highway...
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