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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Bountiful, UT: 400 N Bridge Demolition in 45 Seconds

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Bountiful, UT: 400 N Bridge Demolition in 45 Seconds

Watch UDOT crews completely demolish the bridge over I-15 at 400 North in 45 seconds. The freeway was shut down in both directions overnight on the South Davis Improvements Project to complete the work.

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Conditions and Safety of New York’s Roads and Bridges

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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The life cycle of New York’s roads is greatly affected by the state and local government’s ability to perform timely maintenance and upgrades to ensure that road and highway surfaces last as long as possible…More than a third – 37 percent – of New York’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways have pavements in poor condition. An additional 43 percent of the state’s major urban roads have pavements in mediocre or fair condition, and the remaining 20 percent are in good condition.

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Charleston, SC: Requiem for the Grace Memorial Bridge

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Charleston, SC: Requiem for the Grace Memorial Bridge

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost 10 years since anyone drove from Mount Pleasant to Charleston on the Grace Memorial Bridge. To commemorate the occasion, For this week’s throwback Thursday, SCDOT video producer Drew Stewart dug up some video of the bridge that is now, “gone with the wind.”

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Draper, UT: Taking Down the 14600 S Bridge

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Draper, UT: Taking Down the 14600 S Bridge

Were you wondering what was going on around #ThePoint this weekend with the 14600 South bridge demolition? We’ll take you through it in about 40 seconds.

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Milwaukee, WI: Night Work on Bluemound Road

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Milwaukee, WI: Night Work on Bluemound Road

Timelapse video of the girders being installed for the new Bluemound Road Bridge, over I-94, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information visit: www.zoointerchange.wi.gov

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Iowa Infrastructure: ASCE 2015 Report Card

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Iowa Infrastructure Report Card 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
IOWA SECTION
The 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure has been prepared to acquaint Iowans with the extent, condition and importance of the capital assets that support modern life. It is hoped that this information, along with the grades, will encourage awareness of and concern for these often under-appreciated facilities. Iowa’s ASCE members hope that the grades will alert citizens, media agencies, business leaders, and elected officials to the needs of the infrastructure and induce a commitment to giving it proper care and upkeep.

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Long Beach, CA: Gerald Desmond Bridge Construction Update

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Long Beach, CA: Gerald Desmond Bridge Construction Update

In the latest Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project video update, Duane Kenagy, Capital Programs Executive at the Port of Long Beach, gives viewers an up-close look at pile cap construction.

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Iowa’s Top Transportation Challenges

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Iowa must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state. In addition to economic growth, transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all residents. Meeting Iowa’s need to modernize and maintain its system of roads, highways and bridges will require a significant boost in local, state and federal funding.

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New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

Monday, February 16th, 2015
New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

On July 1st, all of the annual revenue that goes to the state’s Transportation Trust Fund will need to be used to pay down debt, meaning revenue intended to fix the state’s transportation infrastructure will dry up. When that happens, our already crumbling infrastructure will suffer even more, with more safety issues appearing over time.

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Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

February 3, 2015: Bystanders watch as Granite City’s Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge explodes and falls into the canal.

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