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Sep 11, 2019

Researchers yield first-of-a-kind bridge near East Lynn in Lincoln County

EAST LYNN, W.Va. – A new bridge under construction near East Lynn is unlike anything the state has seen before.Greg Michaelson, an assistant professor of engineering at Marshall University, and Karl Barth, the Jack H. Samples Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at West Virginia University, have assisted the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and the West Virginia Division of Highways in developing West Virginia’s first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge.

Sep 04, 2019

Building bridges across North America

A crucial key to transportation infrastructure, bridges are mighty feats of engineering that serve as conduits across the country. As bridge technology advances, so do the techniques for lifting and setting a variety of elements in the realm of bridge construction. “The use of Accelerated Bridge Construction, (ABC) is growing, with prefabricated elements and systems reducing or eliminating the onsite construction time needed to build a similar structure using conventional methods,” said Donald Krause, vice president of marketing communications, Stevenson Crane. “Cranes play a major role in the completion of these types of bridge projects. From the loading of the prefabricated bridge elements and systems onto the heavy haul trucks to the off-loading and setting of the bridge spans, cranes are utilized.”

Aug 29, 2019

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29. The program, created through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, sets aside $225 million to fund bridge improvement and replacement projects in rural areas. Some 20 projects represented by 18 state departments of transportation have received funding.

Jul 05, 2019

October Picked for Iron Branch Bridge Work, Two-week Lane Closure Anticipated

October is Delaware Department of Transportation’s choice for the two-week closure of southbound lanes of US 113 in Millsboro for restoration/rehabilitation of the Iron Branch Bridge, a portion of which is more than a century old. DelDOT representatives updated Millsboro council and town leaders at council’s July 1 meeting on the accelerated bridge project. Mumford & Miller, a Middletown-based construction firm that deals in bridge work, is the contractor for the approximate $1.2 million project.