Roads & Bridges magazine (RB)

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  • The Monroe Street bridge consists of a three-span continuous steel-girder section that crosses over the railroad/light-rail line. The location under a portion of I-95 restricted shifting of the...
  • The challenge of this project was to construct a replacement bridge at the same location and with a similar appearance to the old concrete barrel arch bridge in one year without disturbing the river...
  • A 2,072-ft-long trestle bridge over wetlands and the Sawmill Slough environmental area is the centerpiece of this job. The bridge will be built on concrete girders instead of embankment. It is 20 ft...
  • The contractor had to cut a four-lane bridge down the centerline to maintain two lanes of traffic throughout the project. Efforts were made to minimize noise and vibration to sensitive adjacent...
  • They sat like two stags at a dance party. For well over a decade, a pair of obese and stiff bridge columns looked lonely and desperate for action as traffic did all the shakin’ and moving on I-55 in...
  • With accidents on the rise, PennDOT decided to convert Rte. 15 from a two-lane arterial to a four-lane access highway. When completed, the corridor will be designated as I-99. The project required...
  • Perhaps the most complex on the Top 10 list, the job improved a steep and narrow two-lane roadway that consisted of 9- to 10-ft-wide lanes. Two, 10-hour shifts working seven days a week completed the...
  • SmartFIX40 is TDOT’s first large accelerated project and most expensive to date. The project widens and improves safety on I-40 and rebuilds the interchange with James White Parkway. Location...
  • This project sought to improve roadway conditions through the improvement of the existing roadway geometry, signalization at ramp intersections, construction of turning lanes at ramp intersections,...
  • The most complete on the Top 10 list, this project calls for the reconstruction of 13 bridges and the addition of 17.5 miles of HOV lanes. Crews also will add 11 miles of new Collector Distributor...
  • “We have a number of different types of structures in the Bay Area,” David Ambuehl, construction manager for Caltrans on the Benicia-Martinez job, told ROADS & BRIDGES. “With all of these...
  • Work calls for a complete reconstruction of I-4 from the Tampa interchange of I-4 and I-275, which is the major east-west connection across Central Florida. This segment also contains the highest...
  • This open-spandrel concrete arch is the only highway bridge of its kind in Vermont. The bridge has precast/prestressed concrete box beam approach spans made of high-performance concrete. The concrete...
  • Speed and precision gave life to this project. Crews poured over 600 cu yd of concrete in less than 10 business days through downtown Denver. Location: DenverCost: $570,000 Length: 1 city block...
  • To combat the salt-water environment, the bridge has several durability-increasing features. All beams are made of precast concrete, and high-performance concrete was used throughout the entire...
  • As the second-busiest intersection in New Mexico, the reconstruction of the I-40/Coors Blvd. Interchange was necessary to enhance safety and improve traffic flow. Crews had to build a new three-level...
  • The designer included special architectural treatments in the bridge’s design, including arch-façade panels. Mussel surveys that protected habitat in the project site also were conducted. The...
  • A busy interchange in close proximity and intersecting with two major arterials, work consisted of demolishing and rebuilding two freeway bridges and one overpass at their existing locations....
  • This job requires the construction of three separate bridges to connect Sanibel with Fort Myers. Bridge A will be a 70-ft vertical clearance fixed-span bridge. Bridge B will be raised a minimum of 4...
  • This bridge will rise 90 ft above the ground at its highest point. It is the focal point of a project that will reduce congestion in one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S. The contractor...
  • The Richmond-San Rafael bridge sits in between perhaps the most dangerous and sensitive zone for an elevated structure in the world. It’s just 4 miles from the Hayward Fault and 10 miles from the...
  • When completed in 2008, this bridge will stand 8,592 ft long. Shallow water necessitated the construction of a temporary bridge, and hot temperatures called for nighttime work. The contractor had a...
  • This bridge, completed in December of 2003, also had a lot of action underneath. The 1,315-ft span crossed over 33 active railroad tracks, calling for tight coordinating and scheduling. The job also...
  • In the wake of Hurricane Ivan, crews worked around the clock to move this 7,500-ft critical transportation route back into service. The job took just three months to complete. Total cost: $50 million...
  • The as-designed 12-span concrete bridge was redesigned to an eight-span steel structure. Steel girders allowed lengthening spans, and the alternate design translated into an 11% savings. Total cost...
  • This 1,722-ft concrete arch bridge is being built on the side of a hill and a temporary bridge has been built to access the north side of the project. The span is located at an elevation of 5,000 ft...
  • The Tisdale Bridge is a critical segment of the Clarksville Bypass Project. Challenges include the complex alignment that involves tangent section transitioning to a compound curve, then bifurcating...
  • Construction of this 1,100-ft steel arch required connecting over a canyon 400 ft in depth. The job required excavation into steep slopes for the pier and skewbacks. Total cost: $26 million.
  • This project features a number of firsts for bridges in Tennessee, including the first fixed, through-arch bridge designed and constructed in the state; the first bridge in Nashville with a clear...
  • NDOT decided to build a new four-lane bridge to replace a span listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The existing structure must be kept open to traffic during construction, creating...
  • The crowd gets ready for the President’s arrival in Montgomery, Ill.
  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta arrives at the SAFETEA-LU signing ceremony at a Caterpillar plant in Montgomery, Ill.
  • Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert waves at the SAFETEA-LU signing ceremony crowd.
  • President George W. Bush acknowledges the crowd of over 4,000 at the SAFETEA-LU signing ceremony.
  • Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert introduces President Bush.
  • Bush shakes hands after signing SAFETEA-LU.
  • The chieftain 1800 dry screen from powerscreen, Louisville, Ky., can process up to 500 tons per hour, depending on mesh size and material type and features a 16- x 5-ft triple deck screen unit...
  • The 4400-series Meteorlite Self Contained LED warning lights are multi-voltage 12-24 VDC and feature a quaint flash warning mode that can flash randomly, or tow lights can be connected for an...
  • Designed to handle the large samples required in Superpave specifications, the SP-55 Quartermaster from Gilson Co. Inc., Lewis Center Ohio, safely and accurately divides any hot-mix asphalt sample...
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