Nov 29, 2018

Simmonsville Bridge Reopens with Fanfare

At a special ribbon cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, the Department of Transportation, state and local officials celebrated the reopening of the bridge that spans Simmonsville Brook which had been closed since July. The $2.8 million dollar project came in on budget and was completed ahead of schedule. “They brought this project in on budget and four months ahead of schedule. This is a project that normally have taken two years to build, but the new DOT with our new project management capabilities built it in eight months,” said Peter Alviti, Director of the DOT. According to the department, had conventional construction methods been used and the bridge remained open to the traffic, it would have taken two full construction seasons to complete. By coordinating the closure of the bridge, DOT was able to quickly replace the structure.

Oct 16, 2018

Rehab planned for bridge carrying MBTA Franklin Line

The East Street Bridge that carries the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Franklin Commuter Rail Line will undergo weekend work Oct. 19 and Nov. 9, MBTA has announced. … New precast concrete abutment caps, precast concrete approach slabs and two steel superstructures will be installed throughout two separate weekends using accelerated bridge construction techniques, MBTA said.

Oct 16, 2018

Cleveland Bridge landmark projects recognised at Structural Steel Awards

Cleveland Bridge UK has been recognised for recent landmark projects at the Structural Steel Design Awards. Presented at the 50th anniversary of the awards, held at the Banqueting Hall in London, Cleveland Bridge secured a prestigious award for its role in the redevelopment of London Bridge Station, … The Darlington-based steel company carried out work for the £1.35bn bridge, connecting Edinburgh to Fife, on behalf of Transport Scotland’s main contractor, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors, working for the Scottish government.

Oct 11, 2018

Bridge shake test is part of earthquake engineering research for Caltrans

Mehdi “Saiid” Saiidi held the third in a series of three bridge shake table tests Oct. 5. … Saiidi, a civil engineering professor in the College of Engineering, has had partnerships with the California Department of Transportation for many years to conduct research … The mission of ABC is to develop earthquake-resistant precast bridge components and systems while transforming research data into seismic design guidelines.

Oct 08, 2018

DelDOT Wins Award for Innovative Practices

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was recognized at the 2018 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Conference as one of three states to receive the 2018 State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Excellence Award. … DelDOT was recognized for its commitment to innovation throughout the department. This includes the use of innovative practices on projects such as accelerated bridge construction and ultra-high performance on the Blackbird Creek bridge project, …

Oct 05, 2018

I-895 over Patapsco River Flats in Maryland gets ultra-light bridge deck

A partially filled concrete grid bridge deck was selected as a major component of the solution for the lightweight superstructure replacement on I-895 over Patapsco River Flats for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). … Although accelerated bridge construction (ABC) was not a requirement for this project, grid reinforced concrete decks have long been utilized by toll agencies to accelerate the speed of construction for this reason.

Oct 04, 2018

New Courtland Street Bridge Opening Monday

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will officially re-open the Courtland Street Bridge to traffic on Monday, October 8. The 111-year old bridge was fully replaced this year using accelerated bridge construction techniques similar to the I-85 bridge replacement last year. The $25 million project replaced all 28 spans of the Courtland Street Bridge over the MARTA rail lines, CSX rail lines, and Decatur Street.

Sep 17, 2018

Early finish for A14 bridge lifts

Thanks to months of planning, the installation of two 1,000 tonne bridges over the A14 in Cambridgeshire over the weekend was completed a full 18 hours ahead of schedule. Dutch heavy lifting specialist Mammoet has installed a pair of 1,000-tonne bridges as part of a new improved Bar Hill junction. The A14 was closed at 9pm on Friday 14th September and was not scheduled to reopen until 6am Monday. However, smooth progress meant that Highways England was able to reopen it at noon on Sunday.

Sep 14, 2018

Laing O’Rourke team installs 195m-long bridge

A contracting team of Laing O’Rourke and Fulton Hogan has completed a 24-hour operation to install a 195m-long bridge built away from the site of the Darlington Upgrade project in Australia. The Ayliffes Road Bridge was moved into place using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) operated by specialist Sarens. The 3,600t structure was the final – and largest – offsite-manufactured bridge on the project.

Sep 14, 2018

The Harbor Bridge Project reaches new milestones

The Harbor Bridge Project is making progress in big ways. According to the official Harbor Bridge Project Facebook page, after the first segment of the bridge was constructed a few weeks ago; HBP crews spent the morning moving giant pieces of the launching gantry crane along the Joe Fulton Corridor to the North Approach section of the Project. The pieces were transported with a powerful, self-propelled modular transporter. In the next few weeks, construction crews will assemble the crane on-site so that it can be used to place the 100-ton concrete segments that make up the approach and cable-stayed bridge portion of the project.