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Man arrested for damaging bridge under construction

Brian Ethridge - Dec 04, 2014

Man arrested for damaging bridge under construction

A man in Bunnell, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly damaging a bridge under construction. The man, identified as Charles “Skeeter” Larkin Cowart Jr., 31, was seen “doing donuts” in freshly poured concrete with a four-wheeler while screaming at construction workers rebuilding ...

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Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

If you believe everything is bigger in Texas, than it should come as no surprise that the state also needs the most road construction equipment. At 68 buyers during the third quarter of 2014, Texas construction companies financed the most ...

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How to stay safe in extremely cold winter weather

Brian Ethridge - Nov 05, 2014

How to stay safe in extremely cold winter weather

Thankfully the hot weather that goes along with summer is finally over! Unfortunately, that means winter weather is rapidly approaching, and cold stress should be taken every bit as seriously as heat exhaustion. The bad news: highway and bridge construction workers don't typically ...

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

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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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Bay Bridge construction project suspended after causing major traffic issues

Brian Ethridge - Oct 23, 2014

Bay Bridge construction project suspended after causing major traffic issues

Caltrans officials have decided it was best to suspend a big construction project on the Bay Bridge after metal plates used to secure the area were causing major traffic issues. Caltrans crews were in the process of replacing a number of aging ...

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Highway and bridge construction starts on the rise in September

Brian Ethridge - Oct 20, 2014

Highway and bridge construction starts on the rise in September

New construction starts rose 10 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far ...

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Building a better highway construction jobsite

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2014

Building a better highway construction jobsite

The brave men and women who don their steel-toed boots and neon green safety T-shirts to build the nation’s highways and byways put their lives on the line every day to create the road systems that motorists may take for ...

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Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Centuries ago some people thought the world would be taken over by robots and flying cars by now. They may not have been 100 percent correct, but they weren't completely wrong either. When it comes to highway and bridge construction, ...

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Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

Brian Ethridge - Sep 23, 2014

Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

New construction starts are back to the normal pace reported during the first seven months of the year. Construction dropped nine percent in August after recording a boost in energy-related manufacturing projects in July. However, the drop did not seem to have ...

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'Bridge in a backpack' saves Vermont time and money

Brian Ethridge - Sep 11, 2014

'Bridge in a backpack' saves Vermont time and money

If you've driven around the Fairfield, Vermont, you may have wondered what construction crews were doing placing hollow tubing over Wanzer Brook. Don't worry, the crews weren't going crazy. They were implementing a new bridge construction method dubbed "bridge in ...

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Road commission worker killed by motor grader

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

Road commission worker killed by motor grader

  A Kent County, Michigan, road commission worker has been killed after being hit by a motor grader at road construction site in Caledonia Township. The victim, Timothy Eugene Dougherty, 42, was working at the site when he was struck by the grader which ...

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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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