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Contributed Case History: Building Bridges with Steel Girder Formwork

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 23, 2013

Contributed Case History: Building Bridges with Steel Girder Formwork

A girder bridge is considered the most common and most basic bridge type. In its simplest form, a log across a creek could even be considered a girder bridge. In today’s bridges the long spans allow for a direct connection ...

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70 bridges getting $130M in federal funds for repair, replacement

Staff Report on Nov 30, 2012

70 bridges getting $130M in federal funds for repair, replacement

Seventy city and county projects across Washington state will receive a portion of $130 million in federal funds to repair or replace aging bridges, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Washington State Department of Transportation selected projects ...

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Bridgestone

Better Roads Staff on Nov 15, 2012

Bailey Bridges, Inc.

Better Roads Staff on Nov 15, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Bridges are singing in the rain

Tom Jackson on Oct 25, 2012

Bridges are singing in the rain

Scientists at Brigham Young University have discovered a way to measure defects in bridges by listening to the sounds they make when impacted by drops of water. Echo location is the basic principle at work here, a technique used for all ...

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How come we can get trucks to Mars but not under low bridges on earth?

John Latta on Sep 27, 2012

It's surprising how little oversight there is in the use of GPS devices in a moving vehicle. Maybe you see that as a good, free-market, thing, or maybe worry about where it's taking our driving future. New York Democratic Senator Chuck ...

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NDE/NDT For Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology Conference in New York City

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 25, 2012

The International American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) held its NDE/NDT For Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology Conference in New York City August 21-24 in New York City, and Infrasense engineers played a key role in presenting recent bridge ...

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Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project breaks ground

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 01, 2012

Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project breaks ground

At an Aug. 30 ceremony, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and other of federal, state and local officials broke ground on the first construction phase of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges ...

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Which U.S. bridges have failed? Here's a list from January 1980 through this year

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Aug 06, 2012

Which U.S. bridges have failed? Here's a list from January 1980 through this year

Timothy G. Galarnyk, CEO of Construction Risk Management, presented this list of U.S. bridge failures in June 2012 at the International Bridge Conference. (Galarnyk compiled this from media reports, but when checking with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway ...

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Better Bridges

Better Roads Staff on Aug 05, 2012

Better Bridges

Both Ends to the Middle   It’s not either end of this bridge that is its most important entrance/exit point. It’s the middle. That situation occurs because when you contract to add lanes to a divided Interstate using the median for the new ...

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Feds OK Ohio River Bridges Project for construction; approach will save $1.5B

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jun 20, 2012

Feds OK Ohio River Bridges Project for construction; approach will save $1.5B

The Ohio River Bridges Project today received federal approval to proceed to construction with a cost-savings plan recommended by the governors of Kentucky and Indiana and Louisville’s mayor. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued the revised Record of Decision,approving the plan ...

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