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Watch construction of Gerald Desmond Bridge 24/7

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Watch construction of Gerald Desmond Bridge 24/7

Love watching bridge construction? You're in luck! The Port of Long Beach is offering you real-time footage of the construction related to replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Three webcams have been installed on the World Trade Center rooftop facing west toward the ...

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Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 06, 2014

Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

A $1.6 billion package of the overall $3.2 billion invested for the freeway and multiple bridges will add nearly 14 miles of carpool lanes to make travel seamless for motorists. By Tina Grady Barbaccia The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is investing ...

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70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

Brian Ethridge - Jul 16, 2014

70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton bridge was tried and tested by the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab. The experiment was to see if the bridge would survive a series of 10 earthquakes - and it did! “It was a complete success. ...

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Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows bridges, highways and roads to be built faster, cheaper and to last longer. Some geosynthetics enhance ...

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Washington State's Willapa River Bridge opens

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

Washington State's Willapa River Bridge opens

The Willapa River Bridge on State Route 6 in Pacific County, Washington is set to open to motorists on Wednesday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced this week. WSDOT noted that contractor Rotschy Inc. intends to shift traffic to ...

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VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 21, 2014

VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

One week after the record-breaking slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, vehicles are now able to drive across the span connecting Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. across the Ohio River. The span, which opened Thursday evening, replaces a bridge that was built in ...

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VIDEO: Watch these crews slide a half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place over the Ohio River

Wayne Grayson - Apr 15, 2014

VIDEO: Watch these crews slide a half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place over the Ohio River

Construction crews have completed a record-breaking bridge slide over the Ohio River. Related: VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge At nearly a half-mile in length and weighing in at more than 30 million pounds, the Milton-Madison bridge is ...

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Two dead in Alabama bridge construction accident

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 08, 2014

Two dead in Alabama bridge construction accident

Two construction workers were killed Wednesday in a bridge construction accident in Montgomery, Alabama, according to a report from WSFA 12 News. The bridge construction site, located on Highway 80 East, is part of the Montgomery Outer Loop project, a portion ...

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VIDEO: Crews construct world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

VIDEO: Crews construct world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge

In California, crews have been working for more than 10 years to construct the largest self-anchored suspension (SAS) bridge in the world, and Wired has shared some close-up photos of the project, thanks to photographer Joseph Blum, who has seen ...

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UDOT uses innovative design to rebuild I-84 overpass

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

UDOT uses innovative design to rebuild I-84 overpass

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using a new bridge-building method involving geosynthetic reinforcement and soil integration to replace an Interstate 84 overpass near Echo Junction, according to a report from Deseret News. UDOT is the first agency in the U.S. ...

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The EPA and You

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

The EPA and You

How often do we hear people in the business of highways and bridges refer not simply to environmental regulations but to environmental regulations To a degree, working with EPA is a lot like dealing with other agencies. The two keys seem ...

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Better Bridges: Building blocks for bridges

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2010

Better Bridges:  Building blocks for bridges

Constructing a bridge via Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) that uses lightweight fill material can involve what appears to be assembling giant building blocks. But these are made of polystyrene so contractors are working with huge plastic foam blocks. “They are literally ...

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