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Missouri’s Number of Critical Condition Bridges is Growing

September 1, 2015 - in Bridges, Maintenance

JEFFERSON CITY – Just two-and-a-half years after the completion of the most intense bridge program in the state’s history, the number of critical-condition bridges in Missouri is growing again. After the latest round of bridge inspections, the number of…

MDOT Bridge Rebuilding Vital to Community Renewal

August 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Biloxi, Miss.—With its 120 mph winds and 28-foot storm surge racing towards the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, causing…

High Tech Bridges of the Future

August 17, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The United States alone is home to more than 600,000 bridges. There is no official number for bridges throughout the world. Most barely warrant the attention:…

PCI Announces 2015 Big Beam Contest Results

August 10, 2015 - in Awards, Bridges, Corporate

CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2015—The Student Education Judging Committee recently selected the winners of the Engineering Student Design Competition, also known as the Big Beam Contest. PCI’s Student Education Committee (Dr. Sergio Breña, Chair) organizes the…

DOT Fact Sheets Highlight Grim State of U.S. Roads and Bridges

July 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The Highway Trust Fund is set to expire on July 31. Without action from Congress, federal funding for transportation will come to a screeching halt. And with it, so will traffic in many places across the country. Over the last six years, Congress…

Bridges Among $56.9 Million In 17 Georgia Project Award Contracts

ATLANTA, July 6, 2015—The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced contract awards for 17 projects totaling $56.9 million. These include two bridge construction projects to be funded from $100 million in bonds appropriated by the 2015 General…

Researchers Use Giant Foam Blocks to Keep Bridges from Settling

June 15, 2015 - in Bridges, Design/Engineering

ARLINGTON, June 11, 2015—A research team at The University of Texas at Arlington is using giant lightweight geofoam blocks to bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges. Anand Puppala, UT Arlington associate…

WSDOT Breaks Ground on Next 2 Miles of I-90 Project East of Snoqualmie Pass

June 10, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Roads

HYAK, June 9, 2015—Six new lanes, one wildlife overcrossing, new bridges and culverts, and safety improvements are coming to a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 90 beginning this summer. Local officials, business leaders and transportation advocates joined the…

Christie Administration Announces a $4.9 billion Program for Transportation Improvements in FY 16

April 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

Trenton, April 2, 2015—The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced a proposed capital program for Fiscal Year 2016 that supports $2.8 billion in NJDOT and other agency investments and another $2.1 billion in NJ TRANSIT improvements,…

More than 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation Data Finds

April 2, 2015 - in Analysis, Bridges, Corporate

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2015—An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges.  The good news…