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Infrastructure Insider - Day 1

On the first day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges editorial director Bill Wilson sat down with Senior Director of Highway and Transportation at Associated General Contractors of America Brian Deery, and Jeff DiStefano of Harrison & Burrowes, a bridge contracting and construction firm out of Albany, NY, to discuss what it's like for today's contractor.

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FIU Pedestrian Bridge, Florida

The Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge will offer a safer route for students and visitors between a section of the campus and the city of Sweetwater.

FIU Pedestrian Bridge, Florida
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Ship Channel Bridge, Sam Houston Tollway (East), Texas

The widening of the Sam Houston Tollway between SH-225 and IH-10 will consist of construction of a new bridge span across the Houston Ship Channel. Construction is expected to begin in late 2017.

Ship Channel Bridge, Sam Houston Tollway (East), Texas
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Harbor Bridge, Texas

The construction of the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge has involved collaboration among a number of entities under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation. Work includes replacing the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruction of portions of U.S. 181, I-37 and the Crosstown Expressway. 

Harbor Bridge, Texas
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Retaining walls support roads and bridges around the world

Engineers have designed thousands of Redi-Rock projects that have been built on critical roads and bridges around the world. These walls are supporting live loads, elevating bridges and provide erosion control on many roads.

Retaining walls support roads and bridges around the world
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VIDEO: Project Neon update, Las Vegas

Roads & Bridges paid a visit in late January to the Project Neon site in Las Vegas, the largest public works project in Nevada history. The goal of the project is to widen 3.7 miles of I-15 between Sahara Ave. and the infamous Spaghetti Bowl Interchange in downtown Las Vegas. The project will also improve Martin Luther King Blvd., which runs parallel to I-15. It will add an HOV direct connect between U.S. 95 and I-15. An I-15 interchange called the Neon Gateway is also a key component of Project Neon. 

VIDEO: Project Neon update, Las Vegas
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Infrastructure Insider - Day 1

On the first day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges editorial director Bill Wilson sat down with Senior Director of Highway and Transportation at Associated General Contractors of America Brian Deery, and Jeff DiStefano of Harrison & Burrowes, a bridge contracting and construction firm out of Albany, NY, to discuss what it's like for today's contractor.

Infrastructure Insider - Day 1
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Accelerated bridge construction for long-lasting repairs on aging highways

Northbound lanes on Interstate 280, a major corridor facilitating traffic in and out of downtown San Francisco, reopen more than 7 hours ahead of schedule.

Accelerated bridge construction for long-lasting repairs on aging highways
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VIDEO: New NY Bridge project update

Roads & Bridges magazine paid a visit to the New NY Bridge site on a day when high winds and cold temperatures shut the project down. The main focal point as 2017 opens up is continuing the progress on the westbound bridge and completing the main span. Tappan Zee Constructors are on schedule to complete the biggest bridge project in North America in 2018. 

VIDEO: New NY Bridge project update
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VIDEO: Bell Road Bridge opens in Suprise, Ariz.

The intersection of Bell Road and Grand Ave. is one of the busiest in Maricopa County, Ariz. The traffic on Bell Road had to cross both railroad tracks and Grand Ave., making it difficult for drivers who had to endure long wait times at traffic lights in the area. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) decided to build a bridge carrying Bell Road over Grand Ave. and the railroad tracks, and then make connections to Grand Ave. to and from the Bell Road Bridge.

VIDEO: Bell Road Bridge opens in Suprise, Ariz.
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Introducing NACE Intl.

Discover the benefits of NACE membership: ongoing learning and career advancement through NACE’s education and certification programs; networking at conferences and events; participating in technical committees to shape NACE standards; and more.

Introducing NACE Intl.
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Basic Corrosion eCourse

Watch a preview of this online training, where you will learn the causes and types of corrosion, as well as how it can be identified, monitored and controlled.

Basic Corrosion eCourse
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VIDEO: Kennedy Bridge improvement project

Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are redoing the Kennedy Interchange where I-65, I-71 and I-64 all come together in downtown Louisville. The 52-year-old John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, which connects Kentucky to Indiana over the Ohio River, will carry six lanes of I-65 southbound traffic. Work on the bridge involves replacing the old deck and stringers.

 

VIDEO: Kennedy Bridge improvement project
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VIDEO: Flint River Bridge / Birch Run Outlet Bridge project

In Michigan’s Bay Region, the Michigan Department of Transportation has a unique project involving replacing two bridges at both the Flint River and the Birch Run Outlet, and building approximately 3,800 ft of new roadway. The new Flint River Bridge is 272 ft longer and 6 ft higher, while the bridge over the Birch Run Outlet is 15 ft longer and 7 ft higher than the existing bridges.

VIDEO: Flint River Bridge / Birch Run Outlet Bridge project
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VIDEO: I-290/390 Interchange project update

The I-290 Interchange project and the Illinois Route 390 project are part of the Illinois Tollway's Elgin-O'Hare Western Access Project. Scheduled to be complete in 2017, the I-290 Interchange project will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area, and will create direct access with free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. 

VIDEO: I-290/390 Interchange project update
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VIDEO: UDOT Region Two news brief - July 2016

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) provides construction updates for the month of July, including project information on the Bargerter Highway 600 West Interchange, the Mountain View Corridor project in West Valley City, and the resurfacing of SR-210 (Wasatch Blvd.) between Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. 

VIDEO: UDOT Region Two news brief - July 2016
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VIDEO: S.R. 232 & I-15 Utah

This accelerated bridge construction project in Salt Lake City, Utah, made use of a slide-in-place technique to avoid traffic disruption—entirely.

VIDEO: S.R. 232 & I-15 Utah
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VIDEO: Jane Byrne Interchange construction update 2016

The Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago is the meeting place for the I-90 Kennedy Expressway, the I-290 Eisenhower, and the I-94 Dan Ryan. The northwest flyover project will allow traffic to flow unimpeded from the Dan Ryan to the city's outlying suburbs. The 2016 construction season is expected to be one of robust progress as crews press toward the goal of opening the flyover bridge to late fall traffic.

VIDEO: Jane Byrne Interchange construction update 2016
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VIDEO: People of MDOT – Bridge Inspector

Scott Kuntz has been working as a bridge inspector for almost seven years. He and his team are responsible for inspecting over 664 bridges in MDOT’s District 7. Scott’s number one objective during an inspection is to ensure that each bridge is safe for Mississippi’s residential and commercial commuters. The team checks a variety of aspects of the bridge structure to look for deficiencies and deterioration, assisting in the determination if repair is necessary.

VIDEO: People of MDOT – Bridge Inspector
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VIDEO: Pigeon Roost Road Bridge demolition

On June 6, 2014, Highway 78 was shut down at 8:30 p.m. in order for the Pigeon Roost Road Bridge in Mississippi to be demolished. Work progressed throughout the night and into the morning. At 7:30 a.m. on June 7, Highway 78 was reopened to traffic. The demolition of the bridge only took 11 hours.

VIDEO: Pigeon Roost Road Bridge demolition
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VIDEO: New Mexico Mabey Bridge

The prefabricated Mabey Bridge in Trementina, N.M. spans an 80-ft section of arroyo, which floods out during the summer and is covered with snow in winter, making travel difficult for motorists in the region. Since the six-month bridge installation project was completed, however, the community has been able to safely travel in this area. 

VIDEO: New Mexico Mabey Bridge
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VIDEO: Stowe, VT accelerated bridge project

Replacement of the Mountain Road bridge in Stowe was delayed for decades because of the impact it would have on Stowe’s economy. Utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction methods, VTrans was able to close the road and replace the bridge in a matter of weeks. 

VIDEO: Stowe, VT accelerated bridge project
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VIDEO: Hartford, VT lateral slide

The I-91 bridges over Route 5 in Hartford were fracture critical and due for replacement. To minimize impacts to interstate traffic, the bridge slides took place over just two weekends, as part of the VTrans Accelerated Bridge Program.

VIDEO: Hartford, VT lateral slide
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Brookfield Floating Bridge, Part 2: The New Bridge

In 2015, the Vermont Agency of Transportation completed construction on the eighth rebuild of the historic floating bridge in the town of Brookfield. The rebuild of the Brookfield floating bridge was designed to withstand a variety of forces and to last much longer.

Brookfield Floating Bridge, Part 2: The New Bridge
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Brookfield Floating Bridge, Part 1: History

In 2015, the Vermont Agency of Transportation completed construction on the eighth rebuild of the historic floating bridge in the town of Brookfield. 

Brookfield Floating Bridge, Part 1: History
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Proven retaining walls for roads and bridges

When engineers worldwide need a proven retaining wall solution for their road and bridge projects, they turn to Redi-Rock for engineered walls they trust. Watch this video to learn why.

 

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Proven retaining walls for roads and bridges
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I-280 bridge hinge removal & replacement

Northbound lanes of the freeway between downtown San Francisco and Highway 101 reopens more than seven hours ahead of schedule.

I-280 bridge hinge removal & replacement
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Mabey towers support bridge repairs

Mabey Inc. supplied towers to support a bridge while repairs were made to leaning piers. The bridge remained open to traffic for a majority of the 11-month project.

Mabey towers support bridge repairs
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Propping and jacking system for bridge repairs

Pier work commences with Mabey's MAT75/125 propping and hydraulic jacking system support bridge.

Propping and jacking system for bridge repairs
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Watch animation of panel bridge build

Mabey’s compact bridge is built in sections, like an erector set, and pushed out into the abyss, a section at a time, until it reaches the opposing shore.

Watch animation of panel bridge build
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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in 4 minutes with the official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge time-lapse. EarthCam's HD construction cameras shot progress from 2008-13, archiving nearly 2 million images of the $6.4 billion bridge.

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge

A new span of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont, replaces structurally deficient and functionally obsolete twin steel truss bridges that were built in 1958. 

I-91 Brattleboro Bridge
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Over The Top: Ingenuity for Rebuilding America

Modjeski and Masters kept rail, marine and highway traffic moving in a busy Virginia shipping corridor by designing a 5 million pound lift span that was built offsite and floated it into position on a giant barge. This short video offers fascinating behind the scenes insight from designer, owner, contractor and stakeholder perspectives.
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Over The Top: Ingenuity for Rebuilding America
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Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge
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Stearns Road Bridge
Stearns Road Bridge
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Bridge Hyperbuild
Bridge Hyperbuild
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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge Time-Lapse
Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge Time-Lapse
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U.S. Bridge Cambridge Truss Installation in Temecula, Calif.

Time-lapse video of the deconstruction of an existing bridge and the construction of a new U.S. Bridge Cambridge-style truss bridge in Temecula, Calif.

U.S. Bridge Cambridge Truss Installation in Temecula, Calif.
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Sealate Concrete Bridge Deck Healer/Sealer
Sealate Concrete Bridge Deck Healer/Sealer
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New Jersey DOT Bridge Overlay
New Jersey DOT Bridge Overlay
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Emergency Repair on the Mathews Bridge
Emergency Repair on the Mathews Bridge
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