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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Over the weekend of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, crews relocated the obsolete 379-ton 1920’s era Puyallup River bridge about a quarter-mile to WSDOT property. WSDOT’s goal is to recycle the truss by offering it for another purpose. If unsuccessful, WSDOT will recycle the steel.

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Victory Highway, NV: Exploring the Dunphy River Bridge

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Victory Highway, NV: Exploring the Dunphy River Bridge

Elizabeth Dickey of Nevada DOT takes you on a tour of the historical section of Highway 40 called “Victory 1.” Out of three bridges in this section, two need to be replaced in order to meet modern safety standards.

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Corrosion Prevention: Vital to Reinforcing Our Nation’s Infrastructure

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Corrosion Prevention: Vital to Reinforcing Our Nation’s Infrastructure

The average bridge has a designed lifespan of 50 years. There are over 610,000 bridges in the United States with a current average age of 43 years and the clock is ticking to invest in and maintain our infrastructure to keep America moving on structurally sound bridges.

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Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Major Urban Areas: Road Condition Rankings

TRIP
In this report, TRIP examines the condition of the nation’s major urban roads, including pavement condition data for America’s most populous urban areas, recent trends in travel, the latest developments in repairing roads and building them to last longer, and the funding levels needed to adequately address America’s deteriorated roadways.

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Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

A Montana Department of Transportation bridge replacement project received honors in the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The announcement Wednesday was made at the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The project, “Deep Creek Canyon Weekend Bridge Replacement” won in the Best Use of Innovation category for the WASHTO region.

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St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Get a view of the High Bridge that only a few folks in our inspections department get to see.

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ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Most civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the civil engineering field? Consultant, author, researcher and historian Donald Sayenga will unravel the intricate web woven by this driven and innovative family, and the myths and fables of the Brooklyn Bridge in his talk “Some Things I Wish I Didn’t Know about the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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The State of Oregon’s Bridges

Monday, June 15th, 2015
minuteOregon bridges aren’t getting any youngerThe

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The average age of these sub-par bridges is 55 years — over the typical design life of 50 years and 14 years older than the average age of all Oregon bridges (41 years old). More than one in twelve Oregon bridges were built before 1948 — which means more than 680 bridges are older than the Korean War and creation of Medicare.

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NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Monday, June 15th, 2015
NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Always love the speed on the way down the Wiliamsburg Bridge in the ‘”red cage”. (And I was going much slower than usual.)

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Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

The story of the Manette Bridge is actually a story of the people of Manette and Bremerton in the beautiful pacific northwest in Washington state. In the late 1920’s, it was very apparent that a bridge was needed to connect these two communities. The high cost prevented any financial backing being offered on a city, state, or even federal level. That didn’t stop these determined people though. With great energy and enthusiasm, they enacted a unique plan that made the Manette Bridge on the day it was christened, truly, the bridge of the people.

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