Dec 07, 2022

A new Seven Mile Bridge is in the works for the Florida Keys. What the state has planned

This week, Monroe County leaders said a replacement for the 40-year-old Seven Mile Bridge could be coming by early next decade.

A new bridge is slated to come after projects scheduled in the Florida Department of Transportation’s “5-year tentative work plan” for the Keys. It’s a series of jobs, including repairing and rehabilitating the current bridge, scheduled to begin between 2024 and 2028, paid for by $498 million in Florida Department of Transportation funds, said county spokeswoman Kristen Livengood.

Dec 05, 2022

ALDOT plans to move forward with Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

The Eastern Shore and Mobile Metropolitan Planning Organizations today announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation will move forward with the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project, prior to knowing the results of outstanding applications for federal Mega Grant and Bridge Investment Program funding.


Nov 29, 2022

MaineDOT: $20M Portland I-295 bridge project finished

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) announced on Tuesday that the $20.8 million Veranda Street Bridge project is substantially complete. Conventional bridge construction techniques would have involved building a temporary bridge and would have likely created daily traffic congestion on I-295 for up to four years. MaineDOT says the ABC method reduced significant traffic impacts to a period of 60 hours.

Nov 22, 2022

WV 20 in Hinton reopen following WVDOH marathon bridge-building session

Engineers with the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) have been hard at work designing a solution for a massive sinkhole impacting Route 20 in the Summers County town of Hinton, where bridge crews from several counties gathered this past weekend to erect a temporary bridge, which was open to traffic on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The quickest way for WVDOH to ensure continued safe travel on WV 20 in the area of the sinkhole was to build a temporary bridge beside the hole. The WVDOH employed a prefabricated bridge “kit” manufactured by the Mabey Bridge Company for the job.

Nov 22, 2022

Second Pontiac Ave. bridge slide successfully completed

Workers demolished the old Pontiac bridge Friday night as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation prepared for Saturday’s bridge slide. St. Martin said that while the bridge was closed the entire weekend, the alternative was having this project take years and shifting traffic lanes while building the bridge in portions. St. Martin added that bridge slides can’t be done with every project but having the land near the ramps gave RIDOT the space to build the bridges and then slide them into place.

Oct 22, 2022

PENNDOT Announces Country Club Bridge Replacement Project

The project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase with the expectation of starting the final design phase in early 2023.

The project is anticipated to let (i.e., bids for construction to be opened) during the first half of 2024 with the traffic detour implemented in the summer of 2025. The project is tentatively slated to be constructed under a 4-week roadway closure with a full detour during the 2025 Construction Season.

Oct 11, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60 Billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds go directly to all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and help them continue the important work of rebuilding our roads and bridges and making our transportation system more efficient.

Sep 26, 2022

Governor McKee, Senators Reed and Whitehouse, FHWA and RIDOT Break Ground for the East Bay Bike Path Bridges

Governor Dan McKee, United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Federal Highway Administrator Carlos C. Machado, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today gathered with other state and local leaders to break ground on the East Bay Bike Path Bridges project. The $24 million project will replace both bridges, which pass over the Barrington and Palmer Rivers.

Sep 15, 2022

Work begins to replace I-95 bridge over Saugatuck Avenue

Work has begun to prepare the area around Interstate 95 at Exit 17 for a major bridge replacement project and other improvements. One phase will build temporary supports for two work areas on Saugatuck Avenue on each side of I-95. That’s where two new spans will be built. Later, the northbound and southbound spans will be demolished, and with the use of heavy hydraulic jacks, new spans will slide into place over Saugatuck Avenue. The span replacements will be done “utilizing an Accelerated Bridge Construction Method called Lateral Slide, which minimizes the disruption to I-95 commuters,” the DOT has said.