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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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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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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...

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Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2014

Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a demonstration project using a new design software program developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance ...

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Federal, state, local officials join to open Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 10, 2014

Federal, state, local officials join to open Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is now open. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and several local officials joined Saturday to open the $695 million bridge, KFVS reports. The bridge ...

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VIDEO: A Boy and His Bridge

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 14, 2014

VIDEO: A Boy and His Bridge

I’ll give a disclaimer first. This is just a gratuitous way to take advantage of my position as an editor for Better Roads and show off a picture and video of my kid. I’m biased, but I think he is ...

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VIDEO: Around-the-clock repairs could mean Leo Frigo Bridge reopens this month

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2014

VIDEO: Around-the-clock repairs could mean Leo Frigo Bridge reopens this month

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge has been closed since Sept. 25 after motorists reported a 2-foot dip in the pavement across all lanes of traffic east of the river, according to a report in the Post Crescent. Now, around-the-clock repair efforts ...

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VIDEO: Rapid-set cement helps rehab seven overpasses, one bridge in St. Louis

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 17, 2013

VIDEO: Rapid-set cement helps rehab seven overpasses, one bridge in St. Louis

  Here’s a look at the rehabilitation of seven overpasses in six locations and one bridge rehabilitation throughout the City of St. Louis. The video below explains how rapid-set cement was used in the rehabilitation and the process of how it was ...

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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Human beings are creatures of overcoming obstacles. Out of necessity, we have built bridges to connect islands, places, cities and most importantly, the hearts of men. Because of the amazing urge for innovation, our history has seen the evolution of ...

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More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 21, 2013

More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Despite that the nation’s transportation funding system is in great peril as the expiration of the current surface transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is set to expire on September 30, 2014, many state ...

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A Bridge Just for Bats

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 20, 2013

A Bridge Just for Bats

Last month, I told you about a bridge that a German town created only for field mice. Now Germany continues to make animal bridges. This time, it’s a bridge just for bats. A German town council is getting flack for spending ...

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