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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

A Montana Department of Transportation bridge replacement project received honors in the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The announcement Wednesday was made at the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The project, “Deep Creek Canyon Weekend Bridge Replacement” won in the Best Use of Innovation category for the WASHTO region.

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St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Get a view of the High Bridge that only a few folks in our inspections department get to see.

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ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Most civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the civil engineering field? Consultant, author, researcher and historian Donald Sayenga will unravel the intricate web woven by this driven and innovative family, and the myths and fables of the Brooklyn Bridge in his talk “Some Things I Wish I Didn’t Know about the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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The State of Oregon’s Bridges

Monday, June 15th, 2015
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The average age of these sub-par bridges is 55 years — over the typical design life of 50 years and 14 years older than the average age of all Oregon bridges (41 years old). More than one in twelve Oregon bridges were built before 1948 — which means more than 680 bridges are older than the Korean War and creation of Medicare.

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NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Monday, June 15th, 2015
NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Always love the speed on the way down the Wiliamsburg Bridge in the ‘”red cage”. (And I was going much slower than usual.)

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Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

The story of the Manette Bridge is actually a story of the people of Manette and Bremerton in the beautiful pacific northwest in Washington state. In the late 1920’s, it was very apparent that a bridge was needed to connect these two communities. The high cost prevented any financial backing being offered on a city, state, or even federal level. That didn’t stop these determined people though. With great energy and enthusiasm, they enacted a unique plan that made the Manette Bridge on the day it was christened, truly, the bridge of the people.

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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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