Dec 05, 2019

RIDOT Celebrates Early, Under-Budget I-95 Bridge Replacement

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation celebrated the early, under-budget completion of the $10.8 million Oxford Street bridge project on Interstate 95 on Thursday. Thanks to accelerated bridge construction methods, the department was able to wrap up construction six months early and about $500,000 under budget.

Nov 05, 2019

Arizona uses new ‘slide’ technique to replace I-40 Bellemont bridges

The Arizona DOT (ADOT) recently replaced spans over I-40 in the Bellemont area by implementing a new accelerated construction technique that essentially slides precast bridges into place, which greatly reduced delays for motorists. By using this technique, crews were able to replace the bridges during a nine-day closure of Transwestern Road over I-40 rather than having the six to eight months of restrictions required for a traditional bridge replacement project.

Oct 29, 2019

The Big Move: PennDOT to close Route 19/51 Wednesday to prepare for moving new Shaler Street bridge into place

PennDOT is replacing the Shaler Street Bridge using the Accelerated Bridge Construction Method. This is the first time such a techinque will be used in the state of Pennsylvania. This construction is a part of a $14.3 milion contract that includes replacing the Shaler Street Bridge in addition to resrufacing the highway and lowering the exit to Parkway West to prevent trucks from hitting the overhead bridge located there.

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.