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Why Not Recycled Concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings…

AASHTO Approves Schedule for Installing Devices That Meet Updated Crash-Testing Standards

December 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today announced that it has approved a schedule for implementing the…

Study Calls for Replacement of Natural Gas Pipelines to Reduce GHG Emissions

September 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Pipelines

Houston, Sept. 22, 2015—As energy industry and government officials alike wrestle with the best way to limit the release of methane into the atmosphere,…

CON/SPAN O-Series Replaces Deteriorating Bridge

April 17, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

Griffin, Georgia—The City of Griffin, Georgia needed a bridge replaced over the summer while school was not in session. The existing bridge was old and narrow, and the foundation was becoming undermined from excessive scouring. The two intermediate supports…

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…

New York to Replace Four Flood Prone I-87 Bridges

March 25, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

ALBANY, March 24, 2015—Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract…

Maine and New Hampshire Reach Tentative Price Agreement on Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

September 26, 2014 - in Bridges, Planning, Projects, Transportation

AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. 26, 2014 – The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation have reached a tentative price agreement with Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield, ME for the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Kittery. The $158.5 million…

Kentucky Breaks Ground on the Lake Bridges Project

September 11, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction, Corporate, Transportation

Governor Steve Beshear today broke ground to ceremonially begin construction on a new and long-awaited $131.5 million bridge that will replace the aging, obsolete Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake at Aurora. During a ceremony at scenic Kenlake State…

Federal Officials Approve Plans for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Replacement

The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to design and construct…

Are Infrastructure Needs Truly Urgent?

March 14, 2014 - in Maintenance

After a gas explosion in East Harlem killed at least eight people on Wednesday, New Yorkers were shocked to learn that some gas mains in the area, and probably elsewhere, are 127 years old. While it’s unclear what caused the blast or whether the main was…