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Maryland Orders Targeted Inspections of Bridges Statewide

February 16, 2015 - in Bridges, Maintenance

HANOVER, Md., Feb. 12, 2015—Working to ensure motorist safety and alleviate concerns regarding the structural integrity of Maryland bridges, Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today ordered the State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland…

Innovative Project that Replaced McCall’s Lardo Bridge Wins Excellence Award

February 13, 2015 - in Bridges, Design/Engineering, Projects

BOISE, Feb. 12, 2015— The project to replace the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge in McCall, open to traffic since November 2014, won a recent “Excellence…

Oldcastle Precast Supplies Precast Components for 15 Mile Creek Bridge Replacement

THE DALLES, Ore. (January 2015) – The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) selected precast concrete bridge components, supplied by Oldcastle…

Atlanta Bridgescape Competition: Important Deadlines Approaching

Atlanta, Feb. 5, 2015—Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Midtown Alliance remind the public and interested parties that submissions for the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition are due in less than one month, on March 3rd.  Additionally, registration for…

WSDOT Files $17 million Lawsuit in 2013 Skagit River Bridge Collision, Collapse

February 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Bridges, Corporate, Transportation

OLYMPIA, Feb. 2, 2015—The Washington State Department of Transportation today filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair after the 2013 over-height vehicle collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate…

Fourth Tunnel Element Successfully Immersed and Placed in Open Waters of Elizabeth River

January 30, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Transportation

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Jan. 23, 2015—The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project team this week immersed the fourth of eleven tunnel elements that will make up the new Midtown Tunnel, successfully joining it to the previously placed elements. With this, the new…

Engineers Develop the Longest Flat-Pack Arch Bridge

January 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Corporate, Transportation

Civil Engineers at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with pre-cast concrete specialists Macrete Ireland have developed the world’s longest ‘flat pack’ arch bridge. Based on the ‘FlexiArch’ system, the bridge is unique in that it will…

Collapse of an I-75 Overpass Undergoing Demolition Kills One in Cincinnati

January 20, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Transportation

The pancake collapse of an old overpass that was undergoing demolition killed a construction worker late Monday evening and shut down a stretch of the interstate. The collapse happened around 10:30 p.m. during the demolition of the old Hopple Street overpass.…

Liberty State Park Gets a Replacement for Bridge Swept Away by Sandy

January 18, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Transportation

Jersey City, New Jersey - Located in Jersey City on the New York Harbor — less than 2,000 feet from the Statue of Liberty — Liberty State Park was once a major waterfront industrial area with an extensive freight and passenger transportation network. In…

Washington State Provides New Online Tools for Truck Drivers to Avoid Low Bridges

January 16, 2015 - in Bridges, Products, Roads, Transportation

OLYMPIA, Jan. 15, 2015—A new online tool allows truck drivers to more easily research bridge heights – and potential conflicts – before they hit the road. The Washington State Department of Transportation was already updating its bridge clearance information…