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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

The State of Minnesota’s Bridges

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The average age of these sub-par bridges is 66 years — well over the typical design life of 50 years and nearly double the average age of all Minnesota bridges (35 years old). More than one in ten Minnesota bridges were built before 1948 — which means more than 1,300 bridges are older than the Korean War and creation of Medicare…Minnesota drivers collectively took close to 628 million trips over deficient bridges in 2014. That’s more than 1.7 million trips per day or almost 1,200 trips every minute taken over deficient Minnesota bridges in 2014.

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Washington’s Top Transportation Challenges

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Chart 4. Most congested commuting routes in Washington.

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Washington’s residents and businesses require a high level of personal and commercial mobility. Population increases and economic growth in the state have resulted in an increase in the demand for mobility as well as an increase in vehicle miles of travel (VMT). To foster quality of life and spur economic growth in Washington, it will be critical that the state provide a safe and modern transportation system that can accommodate future growth in population, tourism, recreation and vehicle travel.

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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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