Waitsfield finalizes summer plans with St. Onge Contractors for Lareau bridge The Waitsfield Select Board has finalized plans with St. Onge Contractors to use the Munn field for staging materials when that company replaces the bridge over the Mad River on Route 100 between American Flatbread and The Elusive Moose.
Building Safer Bridges Many American bridges are in poor condition, and repairing them is an initiative that will require decades and billions of dollars. Yet recent technologies are making bridge monitoring, repair and replacement more efficient and cost effective.
Historic bridge restoration assisted by temporary bridge The Great Vermont Flood of 1927 damaged several bridges in the northern part of the state, destroying the infrastructure in the region. Two years later, Richmond’s Checkered-House Bridge was built to carry Route 2 traffic over the Winooski River and rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the flooding. At […]
The ABCs of Bridge Construction Accelerated bridge construction is gaining momentum, as evidenced by one project in New England. Oldcastle Precast of Rehoboth, Mass., manufactured eight 80-foot-long prefabricated bridge units for the Memorial Avenue Rotary Overpass Replacement project in West Springfield, Mass.
Nearly 59,000 U.S. bridges still structurally deficient, ARTBA report finds It’s a mixed bag for the condition of U.S. bridges according to a new analysis of the U.S. DOT’s 2015 “National Bridge Inventory” database. The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad […]
Alabama DOT bridge slide completed in 3 days The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saved months of traffic disruptions when replacing the first of two roadway bridges along S.R. 210 in Dothan, Ala., near the Georgia and Florida borders. They did so by using the accelerated bridge construction process which utilized bridge sliding practices and […]
Monster blues The first span of the New York State Thruway Authority’s new bridge is scheduled to open in mid-2017, with the second crossing opening in 2018. In contrast to its predecessor, the new twin-span structure will last at least a century without major structural maintenance. More capacity, the addition of breakdown lanes and state-of-the-art […]
Ross Clark Circle To Close For Bridge Replacement Today the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) would like to make the public aware of important information regarding the bridge construction project located between Bauman Drive and Fortner Street on SR-210 (Ross Clark Circle).
Emergency bridge built just in time When Hurricane Irene assaulted the coast of North Carolina and caused a breach in the coastline near Rodanthe, the breach destroyed NC-12, the only road that gives residents and visitors access to the island. It was essential that access to the island be restored, and Mabey Inc. was there to […]
Minnesota’s Hastings Bridge Wins ABC Construction Award in SPMT Category Hastings Bridge, designed by Parsons, was recently named the Best Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Project in the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) category in the National ABC Construction Awards. As the lead designer to the joint venture design-build construction team, Parsons also provided engineering management services […]