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Buying Time with U.S. Bridges

Contributed - May 06, 2014

Buying Time with U.S. Bridges

New technologies and products can extend pavement life to help address the chronic pavement problems of the highway and bridge building industry.   A number of problems have converged to create a perfect storm that threatens the condition of the United States’ ...

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AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced Thursday that two photos of workers at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award in the association’s Faces of Transportation photo contest. A ...

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Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2013

Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

The main thoroughfare to get across the bay from San Francisco to Oakland, California, had been completely closed since Wednesday, August 28, so the final touches could be finished on the new 2.2-mile span from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island ...

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Bike and pedestrian path opens on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 04, 2013

Bike and pedestrian path opens on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

A bike and pedestrian path on the East span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public Tuesday, just one day after the span opened vehicle traffic, according to a report from San Francisco’s ABC7. The 15.5-foot path features ...

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VIDEO: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens on Labor Day

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 03, 2013

VIDEO: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens on Labor Day

Despite an announcement earlier this summer that the East Span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would not open as scheduled on Labor Day, the $6.4 billion span began carrying drivers late Monday night, according to a report from The Sacramento ...

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VIDEO: Crews construct world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

VIDEO: Crews construct world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge

In California, crews have been working for more than 10 years to construct the largest self-anchored suspension (SAS) bridge in the world, and Wired has shared some close-up photos of the project, thanks to photographer Joseph Blum, who has seen ...

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San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

John Latta - May 22, 2013

San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

Closing in on an end-of-summer opening, the $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is getting set for its big day more with a whimper than a bang. Good point from Dan Walters in San Jose Mercury News. Do ...

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Variable pricing: A case study

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Variable pricing: A case study

Inside the highway and bridge industries By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com Using different tolls for different times of day and for different vehicles is an increasingly common consideration for agencies facing gridlock or suffocating congestion on a regular basis. It’s a still a work ...

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Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension structure redesign protects against environmental stress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 22, 2011

Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension structure redesign protects against environmental stress

This article was contributed by Quikrete. The historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a vital artery for the 280,000 vehicles traveling between the two major California cities daily. However, by 2008, after seven decades of wear and tear, government officials ...

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