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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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Better Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 08, 2011

Better Bridges

The Bridge as Bat Cave A sharp decline in bat numbers prompts Oregon’s Department of Transporation to build habitats into bridges. By Tina Grady Barbaccia Build a bridge, save a bat. That’s what the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has done as part of ...

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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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