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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

A Fork in the Road? The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Milwaukee, WI: Snapshot: Fiscal Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure Needs

While citizens have varying views and expectations regarding the role and responsibilities of local governments, most would agree that providing, maintaining, and updating public infrastructure is a fundamental governmental responsibility. On the local level, that responsibility extends from streets and buses, to sewer and water systems, to fire and police equipment, to parks and cultural facilities, to public buildings that citizens use to access government services.

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Labor Day 2016: Walking the Mackinac Bridge

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Labor Day 2016: Walking the Mackinac Bridge

The #MightyMacWalk16 condensed to about two minutes.

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Oregon DOT: Recycling Historic Bridges

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Oregon DOT: Recycling Historic Bridges

As part of the Siuslaw Bridge Cathodic Projection project, historic bridge rails are being offered to local agencies and organizations. The remaining rails are being sold through BRING Recycling, a Eugene organization that has worked to preserve removed pieces of these beautiful historic bridges.

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Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is utilizing an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. This is one of the first times UDOT has used this hydro demolition process to reconstruct a bridge deck, and the first in the Salt Lake Valley. Hydro demolition will allow crews to be more precise while refurbishing the bridge, which saves time and money.

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AASHTO: Transportation State to State

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
AASHTO: Transportation State to State

This Transportation State to State video takes you to Washington, California, Nevada and North Carolina to see what’s happening on the front lines at State Departments of Transportation across America.

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Georgia DOT: Inspecting & Maintaining Georgia’s Bridges

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Georgia DOT: Inspecting & Maintaining Georgia’s Bridges

The Georgia DOT is responsible for the inspection of all bridges and bridge culverts within a two year cycle. Georgia DOT also conducts underwater bridge inspection every five years.

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2016 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Florida state classifications of sandy shorelines

Florida’s economy relies heavily on its beaches, the state’s “invisible” coastal infrastructure that protects Florida’s communities. Most of the public view beaches as places where they can participate in outdoor recreational activities. Florida beaches represent its leading tourist destination with about 810 million “day visits” to its beaches annually. This number more than double the number of “day visits” made annually to all U.S. National Parks combined.

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MnDOT: St. Croix Crossing Sunrise Timelapse

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
MnDOT: St. Croix Crossing Sunrise Timelapse

Sunrise over the St. Croix Crossing, summer 2016. St. Croix Crossing connects Oak Park Heights, MN and St. Joseph, WI. The structure over the St. Croix River is expected to open in 2017.

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Monumental Issues: Talking Infrastructure with Ed Mortimer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Monumental Issues: Talking Infrastructure with Ed Mortimer

Ed Mortimer, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, talks about America’s infrastructure needs.

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Puyallup, WA: The Historic Meridian Street Bridge

Monday, June 20th, 2016
Puyallup, WA: The Historic Meridian Street Bridge

For more than eight decades the Meridian Street Bridge over the Puyallup River has served as a portal for cities along the Puget Sound to community of Puyallup, Washington. Significant for its design, it is the only one of its kind in Washington, and may very well be unique in the United States, if not the world.

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