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Fire collapses $31.7 million bridge still under construction

Amanda Bayhi - May 07, 2014

Fire collapses $31.7 million bridge still under construction

The construction site of a $31.7 million bridge in California caught fire Monday, ultimately resulting in the bridge’s collapse, Sourceable reports. A report from the New York Daily News notes that a worker accidentally started the blaze with a welder’s torch, ...

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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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Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

Tom Jackson - Apr 07, 2014

Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a high-speed rail line. Related: California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time It’s not that I’m reflexively against passenger rail. ...

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California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 31, 2014

California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

California’s high-speed rail is supposed to transport travelers at high speeds, allowing them to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just two hours and 40 minutes. However, the bullet train may not be able to get travelers to their ...

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California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

California’s Assembly Transportation Committee has rejected a bill that would prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project before the High-Speed Rail Authority approves matching funds, The Fresno Bee reports. Assembly Member Jim Patterson authored the bill, which he ...

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FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Federal Highway Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau, along with California state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the Interstate 215 North Corridor widening project in the city of San Bernardino. The $647 million project included ...

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Transportation officials break ground on $1.3 billion Highway 91 expansion project in California

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 16, 2013

Transportation officials break ground on $1.3 billion Highway 91 expansion project in California

A project that will expand Highway 91 in California is set to begin next year. Transportation officials broke ground Wednesday on the $1.3 billion project to widen the highway, according to a report from The Press-Enterprise. NBC Los Angeles reports that the ...

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MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

The City of Chesapeake began construction on the new Dominion Boulevard, U.S. Route 17, project in early January (2013). The project includes five new bridge structures; the largest is a new four-lane 95-foot-high, fixed-span bridge that will replace the current ...

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Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Contributed - Nov 15, 2013

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their pavement and bridge deck surfaces. While most properly designed and constructed Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) can last for 30 ...

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High winds knock over six big rigs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2013

High winds knock over six big rigs

Mother Nature huffed and she puffed and she blew over six big rigs on a segment of North California’s Interstate 580, according to an Associated Press report. The crashes occurred near Tracy, California, in San Joaquin County, beginning about 6 p.m. ...

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ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 01, 2013

ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) recognized three statewide programs as models of innovation at its ARTBA Young Executive Leadership Council in San Jose, California, this week. ARTBA presented the TransOvation Awards at the “Dr. J. ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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