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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…

Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Launches

Atlanta, Jan. 13, 2015—Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Midtown Alliance today announced the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition, a design competition…

Implementation of the Median Barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge

January 12, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Transportation

The Golden Gate Bridge was closed to vehicle traffic this past weekend for the installation of new safety system to address crossover collisions. The Moveable Median Barrier (MMB) system includes about 13,340 feet of barrier consisting of 12-inch wide and…

Federal Highway Administration On Hand to Kick Off Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project

KITTERY, Maine, Jan. 6, 2014—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today participated in the ceremonial launch of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spanning the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire. The…

FHWA Celebrates Opening of Kennebec Bridge in Central Maine

December 8, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction, Financial, Transportation

RICHMOND and DRESDEN, Me., Dec. 8, 2014—The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration today celebrated the opening of the newly built Kennebec Bridge (State Route 197) that connects the towns of Richmond and Dresden in central Maine.…

Saskatchewan Bridges in Better Shape with Aid of FOCUS 30 Robotic Total Stations

Saskatchewan, Canada, Dec. 4, 2014—Across the vast remote prairies and boreal forests of Saskatchewan lie numerous bridges, large and small, traversing the drainage basins of this huge landlocked province.  Building and repairing bridges is a continuing…

Idaho’s New Lardo Bridge to Open Next Week

November 20, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects

BOISE, Nov. 20, 2015—The new Lardo Bridge over North Fork Payette River at the outlet to Payette Lake in McCall will open on Wednesday (Nov. 26), the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The new Idaho 55 bridge features a variety of colors, textures…

Visualizing the Mobile River Bridge Project

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 12, 2014—E-on software is pleased to announce that Alabama DOT (ALDOT) has successfully utilized LumenRT 2015 on the highly acclaimed Mobile River Bridge project. The bridge will span the Mobile River near downtown Mobile with a minimum…

Better Data Builds Better Bridges

On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate Professor Zhigang Shen—like many hearing the news—was appalled:…