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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Ironton, OH: Demolition of Old Ironton-Russell Bridge

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Ironton, OH: Demolition of Old Ironton-Russell Bridge

After serving for nearly 100 years, the old Ironton-Russell Bridge was finally demolished this May. Much of the bridge had already been removed, and the final segment was dropped into the water by controlled detonation.

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Infographic: The Dangerous State of American Bridges

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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With data from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), we examined where the busiest structurally deficient bridges are located, how many people cross them each year, when they were originally built, and which states are attempting to make repairs. Is your state home to one of these bridges? Read on to find out.

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2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington

Monday, May 8th, 2017
2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington

The ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards “Grand Conceptor” Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington Designed by HDR.

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Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

A time lapse video showing the progress of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road.

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Seattle, WA: SR 520 Floating Bridge Documentary

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Seattle, WA: SR 520 Floating Bridge Documentary

This short documentary tells the story of the new floating bridge across Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. The bridge was a project of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and opened to traffic in April 2016.

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Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Georgia Pacific President and Chief Executive Christian Fischer provides commute tips for motorists who work near the I-85 bridge closure at Piedmont Road.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Route 72 Bridge in Ocean County, NJ

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
2017 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff of Lawrenceville, NJ, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for its design of the new Route 72 Bridge over Manahawkin Bay in Ocean County, NJ.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Fox River Bridge, Illinois

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Fox River Bridge, Illinois

The Chicago, Ill.-based joint venture of Stanley Consultants, Inc., and Chastain/Thomas has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Fox River Bridge in Elgin, Ill.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Manahawkin Bay Bridge Project, New Jersey

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Jacobs Engineering, Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge Contract 2, H5

Jacobs Engineering Group of Morristown, N.J., has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for its role in the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project, between Stafford and Ship Bottom, N.J.

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Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Americans spend 6.9 billion hours delayed in traffic— that’s 42 hours per driver. In the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE graded bridges a C+, roads a D, aviation a D, and transit a D-. Collectively, transportation infrastructure widens the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, with unmet funding needs of $1.1 trillion for surface transportation and $42 billion for aviation between 2016 and 2025. So what can we do to help? Watch to find out and visit https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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