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A Decade Later, Inspection Shows Eight Mile Road’s FRP Bridge Deck And Beam System In “Like New” Condition

January 9, 2020 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

DAYTON, Ohio - Composite Advantage engineers recently inspected Hamilton County, Ohio’s Eight Mile Road Bridge to see how its fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) deck was holding up after more than a decade of vehicle traffic. The span was the first bridge in…

Proposed Modifications to AASHTO Culvert Load Rating Specifications

January 6, 2020 - in Bridges, News

Over the past decade, significant state and federal resources have been expended to develop a state‐of-the-art set of reliability‐based bridge design…

Washington State, Oregon Join Forces to Replace I-5 Highway Bridge

November 26, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (D) and Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) launched a bi-state effort on November 18 to replace the Interstate 5 bridge…

Michigan DOT Deploys ‘Robot Boats’ for Bridge Inspections

November 20, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

To improve the detection of streambed erosion and degradation around a bridge’s substructure, the Michigan Department of Transportation is deploying four unmanned surface vessels or USVs equipped with sonar and a topside camera; a vessel allows inspectors…

Video: Midway Point Reached On Nevada’s Second-Longest Bridge

November 12, 2019 - in Bridges, Transportation, Video

The Nevada Department of Transportation reported on November 7 that construction is now halfway done on the state’s second longest bridge: a 2,635-foot-long highway “flyover” structure that will connect northbound U.S. Highway 95 to the westbound 215…

WYDOT, WGFD Commit Combined $2.5 Million Toward Wildlife Underpasses

November 7, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

Two state agencies have committed a combined $2.5 million toward installing wildlife underpasses along US 189 in southwest Wyoming to help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve safety.   The Wyoming Transportation Commission recently approved…

ADOT Uses New Technique to ‘Slide’ New I-40 Bellemont Bridges into Place

November 4, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

PHOENIX – A new technique that basically slides precast bridges into place has greatly reduced delays for the Bellemont community with an Arizona Department of Transportation project replacing spans over Interstate 40 at Transwestern Road west of Flagstaff.…

AASHTO Releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Enhancement and Support of AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating

October 29, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

A Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals for professional services to complete the development and delivery of the first release of the planned modernized AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating system (BrDR 7.0) and to provide ongoing maintenance,…

Load, Capacity Calculation Errors, Inadequate Peer Review Led to Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

October 24, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board determined, during a public board meeting held Tuesday, that load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc., are the probable cause of the fatal, March 15, 2018, Florida International…

LMN Architects Designs New Bridge in Everett Washington

October 16, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

Seattle - LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate the design and construction of the new Everett Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge in Everett, Washington. The bridge is a unique piece of public infrastructure that will provide a vital new link between the city…