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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

An overview of the reasons why the new SR 520 floating bridge was built on Lake Washington, and some of the solutions the project team developed to efficiently build the world’s longest floating bridge. The project won a 2016 Excellence in Design (Engineering) Award from the Design-Build Institute of America.

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Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

PennDOT performed a controlled drop Wednesday, Oct. 26, of a section of the old PA 903 Bridge in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.

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Nevada Transportation By the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nevada - average cost per driver in the state’s largest urban areas and statewide

An inadequate transportation system costs Nevada motorists a total of $3.2 billion every year in the form of additional vehicle operating costs (VOC), congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

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Creating the LEGO Bridge: A Civil Engineering Challenge

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Creating the LEGO Bridge: A Civil Engineering Challenge

In the summer of 2016 the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) attempted to break a Guinness World Record using LEGO bricks. In this video, ICE member and civil engineer Claire Gott takes us behind the scenes of the bridge build and follows the engineering story behind the world record break. If you enjoyed this video, please come and visit the record breaking LEGO bridge at ICE’s exhibition, Bridge Engineering.

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The Cost of the World’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
The Cost of the World’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

Railways, highways, bridges, dams, skyscrapers. When it comes to building infrastructure, China can do it fast. But at what cost?

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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A Fork in the Road? The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Milwaukee, WI: Snapshot: Fiscal Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure Needs

While citizens have varying views and expectations regarding the role and responsibilities of local governments, most would agree that providing, maintaining, and updating public infrastructure is a fundamental governmental responsibility. On the local level, that responsibility extends from streets and buses, to sewer and water systems, to fire and police equipment, to parks and cultural facilities, to public buildings that citizens use to access government services.

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Labor Day 2016: Walking the Mackinac Bridge

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Labor Day 2016: Walking the Mackinac Bridge

The #MightyMacWalk16 condensed to about two minutes.

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Oregon DOT: Recycling Historic Bridges

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Oregon DOT: Recycling Historic Bridges

As part of the Siuslaw Bridge Cathodic Projection project, historic bridge rails are being offered to local agencies and organizations. The remaining rails are being sold through BRING Recycling, a Eugene organization that has worked to preserve removed pieces of these beautiful historic bridges.

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Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is utilizing an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. This is one of the first times UDOT has used this hydro demolition process to reconstruct a bridge deck, and the first in the Salt Lake Valley. Hydro demolition will allow crews to be more precise while refurbishing the bridge, which saves time and money.

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