News

May 13, 2020

Alexander Street/Road Set to Reopen Friday

Both Mercer County bridges were built with the same roadway configuration as the new D&R Canal Bridge constructed by the NJDOT, and the design of all three bridges is respectful of the historic nature of the D&R Canal and surrounding area, according to the NJDOT. The three bridges were replaced simultaneously, using accelerated bridge construction techniques, which significantly reduced the required closure time of Alexander Street/Road from approximately nine-12 months to less than six months.

May 13, 2020

All the road construction projects starting in Toronto soon

The City says this construction is the second to last phase of work to rehabilitate the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets and will use an innovated construction technique, accelerated bridge construction, to remove sections of the ramp and replace it with custom built pre-fabricated sections.

May 07, 2020

MassDOT’s $169M Chelsea Viaduct Project in Boston Presses Forward

The Skanska-McCourt Joint Venture (Skanska US and McCourt Construction Co.) started its work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) nearly $204 million (total cost) rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct Bridge in Boston, a project that began in April 2019.

Apr 23, 2020

Ultra-High-Performance Concrete is Ready to Revolutionize Precast, Prestressed Concrete

Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) is rapidly emerging as a premier material for precast concrete construction. First introduced as “reactive powder concrete” in the early 1990s, this material has seen growing usage in the U.S. and abroad over the past decade. UHPC has been used to construct roadway bridges in France, Japan, and Malaysia; pedestrian bridges in Canada and Venezuela; roof panels and architectural facades in Canada and France; and more.

Apr 15, 2020

TDOT Contractor to Begin Bridge Replacement Project on Interstate 24 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

TDOT contract crews are scheduled to begin a project to replace bridges over and on I-24 near mile marker 183 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County. Originally built in the 1960s, the bridge on Belvoir Avenue over I-24 and the bridges on I-24 over Germantown Road will be replaced in a $32.9-million project using both traditional techniques and an innovative process called Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). ABC requires short-term, total road closures to allow crews the space to do their jobs and the freedom to work around the clock. The closures will also allow construction to be completed much quicker.

Apr 09, 2020

I-95 Bridge Replacement Closes Exit 55 April 6 – Aug. 8

The partial bridge replacement on I-95 over Route 1 at Exit 55 in Branford ramped up on April 6, when the state Dept. of Transportation (DOT) closed off southbound or northbound I-95 Exit 55 ramps connecting to Route 1 to prepare for the bridge placement phase of the project.

Mar 31, 2020

Accelerated techniques adopted for Arizona bridge widening scheme

The project, which is being led by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in partnership with Flagstaff, involves replacing the Fourth Street Bridge. The existing bridge has only one lane in each direction but its replacement will have two lanes as well as a protected path for bicycles and pedestrians on one side and a footpath on the other.

Mar 10, 2020

Mammoet Installs Second-Ever Walkway Suitable for 747

Mammoet has successfully completed the transport and lift of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s newest expansion, an elevated pedestrian walkway for the future international arrival’s facility. Part of the airport’s $968 million expansion, the new bridge is only the second walkway in the world with suitable clearance for a Boeing 747 to taxi beneath.

Feb 27, 2020

Latest Accelerated Bridge Construction Project Proceeds in Massachusetts

The Route 18 road widening and bridge reconstruction project in Weymouth and Abington is the latest Accelerated Bridge construction project in Massachusetts, which includes others in the Accelerated Bridge Program, an eight year $3 billion campaign that targeted more than 500 bridges across the state.

Jan 27, 2020

A Visit to D.C. Marks the Start of the Semester for Many in the University Community

The Transportation Research Board meeting is the largest transportation and engineering conference. People from every country are in attendance. This is a great opportunity for our students to position themselves as researchers and to explore job opportunities,” said Vasant Surti Professor of Civil Engineering Atorod Azizinamini, director of the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center.