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What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 25, 2014

What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

We surveyed all 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the District of Columbia’s DOT for the Better Roads Annual Bridge Inventory. In doing so, we took a look at what causes the most damage to bridges. Here’s what the ...

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Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

Brian Ethridge on Nov 17, 2014

Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

States used just under six percent of the contract authority received on construction projects to build new roads or bridges, according to a detailed breakdown of 2013 federal highway funding obligations by the Government Accountability Office. The largest portion of the federal-aid went into ...

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Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 31, 2014

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge on Sep 12, 2014

California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

Wayne Grayson on Sep 04, 2014

How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

  A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity as it roves, and could greatly extend the lives of bridges. Both de-icing salt and CO2 ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge on Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Brian Ethridge on Aug 27, 2014

Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

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Poll: Americans want good roads & bridges, disagree on how

Brian Ethridge on Aug 07, 2014

Poll: Americans want good roads & bridges, disagree on how

The majority of Americans understand the importance of good highways and bridges, and they understand the benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers. However, not many Americans can agree on how to pay for new roads and repairs. According ...

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Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Tom Kuennen on Aug 06, 2014

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Steel and synthetic engineered fibers are enhancing performance in asphalt pavements and concrete.  By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance performance, replace fine matter, ...

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5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident

Brian Ethridge on Jul 18, 2014

5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident

A truck hauling an excavator caused some major problems for the Washington State Department of Transportation after colliding with five freeway overpasses. Cost of the repairs have not yet been determined, but all five bridges will need to be repaired. “It’s ...

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What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Brian Ethridge on Jul 16, 2014

What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Ever wonder what state has the worst roads and bridges in the nation? A new “It’s Time to Rebuild America” report from the White House gives that unfortunate title to Rhode Island. The report claims that 41 percent of Rhode Island’s ...

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Buying Time with U.S. Bridges

Contributed on May 06, 2014

Buying Time with U.S. Bridges

New technologies and products can extend pavement life to help address the chronic pavement problems of the highway and bridge building industry.   A number of problems have converged to create a perfect storm that threatens the condition of the United States’ ...

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