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Keeping America’s Bridges Safe and Reliable

August 3, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

Each day, thousands of qualified bridge inspectors evaluate the safety and condition of the nation’s bridges. Bridges are inspected on a routine basis, and the results are reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). If a bridge is deemed…

What Has Happened with U.S. Bridges in the 10 Years Since the Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse?  

August 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— August 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The bridge was classified as “structurally…

Acrow Provides Temporary Detour Structure for Use During Bridge Replacement in Iowa

July 21, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

(Parsippany, New Jersey) – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, has announced that it designed and provided…

Back to the Nest: Falcons Return to Michigan Bridges

July 10, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

Peregrine falcons have returned to the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock again this year – the same nesting spot, but this year with a choice between new and familiar nests. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) installed two…

Oldcastle Precast Bridge Projects Win Design Excellence Awards

June 6, 2017 - in Awards, Bridges, Projects, Transportation

REHOBOTH, Mass. (JUNE 2017) – Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects were recipients of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2016 Design Excellence Awards. During…

Video: Earthquake Safety: Building the World’s First “Flexible” Bridge

June 5, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Seattle’s newest bridge is built to do much more than withstand an earthquake – it’s built with columns designed to move with the ground and flex back into their original vertical shape after a strong quake. This new bridge is designed to remain open…

A Few Months Before Its Official Opening, Tappan Zee Bridge Is Drivable

June 5, 2017 - in Bridges, News, Projects, Transportation

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Several months remain before it officially opens to long-expectant commuters, but it is now possible to drive across the entire three-mile length of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a critical crossing in the suburbs of New York City. Like beavers…

Video: MDOT Bridges: Repair vs. Replace

May 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation, Video

Whether it’s an interstate over the Mississippi River or a local highway over a small creek, MDOT maintains over 5,000 bridges across the state. Learn more about how bridges are prioritized for repair or replacement, and how much each method costs to extend…

136.8-foot Super-Girders Used to Replace Washington’s Miles Creston Bridge

April 27, 2017 - in Bridges, Construction, Transportation

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - As part of the Lincoln County Bridge Replacement Program, Oldcastle Precast of Spokane, Washington fabricated 136.8-foot-long prestressed concrete super-girders for the new Miles Creston Bridge in Lincoln County, Washington. The term…

Tappan Zee Bridge Stay Cable Installation

April 19, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Crews have finished installing the stay cables on the westbound span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the first portion of the bridge set to open later this year. The last of the 96 stay cables, the long metal strands hung off the new bridge's main span towers…