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Tallulah Falls, GA: Abandoned Piers of the Tallulah Falls Bridge

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Tallulah Falls, GA: Abandoned Piers of the Tallulah Falls Bridge

The Tallulah Falls Railway crossed Tallulah Falls Lake on a 585-foot bridge built in 1913 as the lake was filling. The deck-style plate girder bridge replaced an earlier wooden truss structure. When the railroad was abandoned in the early 1960s, the steel spans were removed and recycled. The concrete piers were left standing because they had no salvage value and demolition would have been costly.

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EARTHCAM Timelapse of Bayonne Bridge – Staten Island to New Jersey

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
EARTHCAM Timelapse of Bayonne Bridge – Staten Island to New Jersey

Progress on the Port Authority’s Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project as of May 2017. Watch the iconic bridge gain a new roadway deck, 215 feet above mean high water – and watch as workers begin to remove the lower deck. The original roadway’s removal will allow navigational clearance for the new generation of larger, more efficient and environmentally beneficial container vessels.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Sellwood Bridge Replacement in Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Sellwood Bridge Replacement in Portland, OR

A picturesque, three-arch bridge replaces a deteriorating 1925-era structure that was threatened by an encroaching hillside. The project team incorporated advanced seismic resilient bridge components and innovative landslide mitigation systems to stabilize the hillside. They also trimmed a year off the construction schedule by shifting the original steel deck truss to one side using hydraulic jacks, allowing the bridge to remain in service during construction.

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West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

Friday, June 16th, 2017
West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

And just like that, a pedestrian bridge on Bangerter Highway disappeared overnight (thanks to the hard work of our crews). The bridge was removed to make way for a new freeway-like interchange at 7000 South. The bridge will be relocated in Salt Lake County.

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Transportation Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Figure 1. Cumulative Number of Unconventional Gas Wells Drilled, 2005-2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA The Marcellus Shale Impacts Study Wave 2: Chronicling Social and Economic Change in Northern and Southwestern Pennsylvania Executive Summary Traffic concerns, especially truck traffic and road safety, have been identified in a number of studies in the Marcellus Shale region (Brasier et al., 2011). By some estimates, a single well in […]

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Colorado DOT: Managing I-70 through Progressive Thinking

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Colorado DOT: Managing I-70 through Progressive Thinking

I-70: More than 2,000 miles of the highway reaches from Utah all the way to Maryland. Yet no stretch is more captivating than the Rocky Mountain corridor. With 2.1 million cars maneuvering through congestion, constrained roads and tight curves, the Colorado Department of Transportation manages I-70 by implementing progressive ideas–as inspiring as the mountains themselves.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Lake Delhi Dam in Delhi, IA

Monday, June 5th, 2017
2017 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

Stanley Consultants of Muscatine, IA has earned an Honor Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Lake Delhi Dam in Delhi, IA. Six years after a devastating rain breached the original earthen Lake Delhi Dam, turning a popular nearby recreational attraction into […]

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STREETFILMS: A Lovely Pedestrian Network in Boston

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
STREETFILMS: A Lovely Pedestrian Network in Boston

Streetfilms footage of Downton Crossing, a neighborhood in Boston with a very robust pedestrian network.

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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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A Citizens Guide to Kentucky Infrastructure

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Kentucky Key Facts

Kentucky is in a prime spot — within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. That makes the Commonwealth a key site for industries needing to transport products across the country. In fact, University of Kentucky economists report more than a quarter of the state’s economy is made up of industries highly dependent on transportation. National surveys of corporate executives rank highway accessibility as the top factor in business location decisions. All of that means transportation infrastructure maintained in top condition is a key requirement for a healthy economy.

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