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VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Brian Ethridge - Jul 24, 2014

VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy's office released the below video which features a bridge replacement project on Interstate 84 in Southington. The project costed $6 million using a process known as accelerated bridge construction (ABC). During the process the new bridge ...

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VIDEO, PHOTOS: California's Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project begins

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

VIDEO, PHOTOS: California's Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project begins

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in California began Saturday, according to NBC Los Angeles. The project -- a joint effort of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Port of Long Beach -- will replace the approximately 50-year-old existing ...

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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: 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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Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Innovation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 07, 2014

Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Innovation

When Iowa’s Jesup Bridge became a safety hazard, the local agency found a way to design and fund reconstruction of this important thoroughfare.   The Jesup Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa, has been a vital market link for farmers, growers and the ...

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VIDEO: CDOT crews complete I-70 bridge replacement ahead of schedule

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

VIDEO: CDOT crews complete I-70 bridge replacement ahead of schedule

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened Interstate 70 on Monday morning following a weekend of bridge work. CDOT announced the section of road, located between Interstate 25 and Federal Boulevard, opened approximately 4.5 hours ahead of schedule. More than 1,000 visited ...

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Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week will take part in a few firsts in his new official role, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx, who was sworn in as DOT chief earlier this month, this week will take his ...

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NYSDOT begins off-site bridge replacement project

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2013

NYSDOT begins off-site bridge replacement project

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has begun work on a $20.2 million project to replace two Interstate 84 bridges that carry about 75,000 vehicles daily. The bridges, located over Dingle Ridge Road in the town of Southeast, Westchester ...

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Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Quick, what was the voter turnout for the Presidential election last year? The turnout for your latest Mayoral race or an election for another influential local official? The exact number is not important. The fact that it was very low is ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 02, 2011

Road Science

Speeding Up Time The multiple values of accelerated bridge replacement The cost of user delays in an era of unbridled traffic congestion is driving today’s fast-paced bridge erection technology, and it’s being encouraged by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in partnership with ...

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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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