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Better Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on May 05, 2012

Better Bridges

Bridge Climbing Engineers on ropes doing specialized structural inspections By Tina Grady Barbaccia Bridges that were once inaccessible by traditional methods can now be thoroughly inspected by engineers climbing and rappelling down the structures.When the floodgates of a large dam in Folsom, Calif., ...

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Better Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 17, 2012

Better Bridges

Road Into Bridge A massive landslide causes Tennessee DOT to rethink its rebuilding By Tina Grady Barbaccia Sometimes it’s just better to start over. That’s exactly how the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) decided to handle the collapse of a nearly three-mile stretch of ...

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Bridgestone Americas tire operations establishes mining tire business

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 14, 2012

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has formed an integrated mining tire business unit and reorganized the Bridgestone Commercial Group. The new business unit, Bridgestone Mining Solutions, combines all mining tire sales, service and sales engineering, as well as a select group ...

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LaHood: Nearly $1.6 available for damaged roads, bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 09, 2012

Nearly $1.6 billion is being made available to states and territories across the United States to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

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IL Tollway investing $609 million in 2012 for roads, bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Dec 28, 2011

The Illinois Tollway will invest nearly $609 million in 2012 for projects to repair and rebuild roadways, bridges and interchanges and other capital investments across the 286-mile system and begin the first year of the agency's new $12 billion capital ...

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LaHood: $215 million available for damaged roads, bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 30, 2011

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Nov. ...

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Bridgestone increasing off-road, Continuum product prices

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 22, 2011

Bridgestone Americas Commercial Solutions (BACS), a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, on Nov., 22 announced that effective Jan. 1, 2012, it will increase base prices on Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum off-road tire products and Continuum pre-cure tread rubber and ...

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The State of Our Bridges

Better Roads Staff on Nov 11, 2011

The State of Our Bridges

Our exclusive annual research into bridge conditions in the United States. Over regulated, underfunded and disheartening.” That’s how Brian Olson, bridge replacement engineer with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, describes the past 12 months for his department in terms of work ...

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$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Oct 19, 2011

$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on Oct. 19 kicked off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County. Known as the O.C. Bridges, the projects will eliminate the need ...

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$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Oct 19, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on Oct. 19 kicked off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County. Known as the O.C. Bridges, the projects will eliminate the need ...

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Innovative bridge replacement allows MassDOT to replace 14 bridges in I-93 FAST 14 project

Tina Grady Barbaccia on Aug 02, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez has reviewed what the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says are the "innovative, money-saving" construction methods that will allow the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to replace 14 bridges this summer as part of the I-93 ...

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Better Bridges

Better Roads Staff on Aug 02, 2011

Better Bridges

Making History Again When a historical bridge in Maine had to be demolished and rebuilt, the question was how to do it and still preserve a landmark By Tina Grady Barbaccia When the historical bridge in Norridgewock, Maine, had deteriorated to a point ...

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