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“Bridge in a Backpack” to be Used in Vermont to Reduce Backlog of Needed Replacements

September 8, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction, Transportation

Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement.…

Earthquake Sensors on San Francisco Bridges Measure the Napa Quake

September 1, 2014 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

As the Earth shook Marin awake early Sunday morning, dozens of sensors mounted on the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges, as well other county…

Swiss Robot Automates Bridge Inspection and Fights Corrosion

Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot…

Ohio Expands Local Bridge Partnership Program

August 25, 2014 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

A state plan providing $120 million to local governments to make bridges safer for the motoring public just got a boost today. The state’s Local Bridge Partnership Program is adding 10 additional bridges to a program that is already fixing or replacing 220…

Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $47.8 million in funding to strengthen 20 bridges that cross water and are vulnerable to foundation erosion in New York State. The funding is available through…

Safway Group Introducing SafScan High Definition Laser Surveying

Safway is introducing SafScan™ High-Definition Laser Surveying, which can deliver very accurate, precise three-dimensional (3D) images of existing conditions at any industrial plant, off-shore facility, bridge or other commercial site. Instead of relying…

MDOT Slide-in Bridge Construction Draws Interest from National Transportation Officials

Thirty engineers from nine states came to Grand Rapids on Thursday, Aug. 14, to see first-hand how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is leading the way in advancing innovation in bridge construction in west Michigan. The event, sponsored by…

Engineers Deploy Flying Robots and Wireless Sensors to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential…

Accelerated Bridge Construction Promises Cost-Effective and Less Disruptive Replacement

Typical bridges can be replaced quickly and cost-effectively with accelerated techniques that do not require special equipment. The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-R04-RR-1: Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal documents the development…

Alaska Completes Longest Bridge on Time and On Budget

Governor Sean Parnell was pleased to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tanana River Bridge. The military as well as seasonal moose hunters will see benefits from increased access to remote areas. The project was one of the first recommendations of…