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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Philadelphia International Airport – Baggage Bridge Installation Timelapse

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Philadelphia International Airport – Baggage Bridge Installation Timelapse

After six months of detailed planning and coordination, we erected a 91,000-pound, 100-foot-long pre-assembled baggage conveyor bridge over the main airport departure road in less than eight hours. The work took place in the middle of the night to minimize any potential disruption to airport operations.

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It’s 2017. We Can Do This. Let’s Do It!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
IBTTA: It

Tell the Congress of the United States to lift the prohibition on tolling interstate highways for the purposes of reconstruction. Give the states the ability to toll their Interstate highways specifically for rebuilding those Interstate highways. Let them have access to one more tool in the toolbox. This is not a mandate; no state would be required to toll their interstates. This simply gives states the flexibility to choose the option to use tolls if it makes sense to the individual state.

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Lewis and Clark Bridge, East End Crossing, Now Connects Indiana and Kentucky

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Lewis and Clark Bridge, East End Crossing, Now Connects Indiana and Kentucky

The East End Crossing is part of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project which also includes the new Lincoln Bridge in downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville plus the reconfigured Kennedy Interchange.

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Michigan: 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
EXHIBIT 1. Michigan’s Infrastructure Through the Years

Infrastructure is the foundation of Michigan’s modern economy and quality of life. When most people hear the term “infrastructure,” they often think of roads or bridges; however, these assets are just pieces of a larger, more complex picture that includes water and sewer systems, drains and stormwater systems, broadband and communication systems, and electricity and natural gas networks…Michigan’s infrastructure is aging, and maintenance has been deferred for decades, leaving us in a state of disrepair. Failing infrastructure interrupts daily life, slows commerce, jeopardizes public health, pollutes the environment, and damages quality of life.

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Prineville, Oregon: Building the Ochoco Bridge Timelapse

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Prineville, Oregon: Building the Ochoco Bridge Timelapse

Months of building the Ochoco Creek Bridge in Prineville, Oregon in just 3 minutes.D

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Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

An overview of the reasons why the new SR 520 floating bridge was built on Lake Washington, and some of the solutions the project team developed to efficiently build the world’s longest floating bridge. The project won a 2016 Excellence in Design (Engineering) Award from the Design-Build Institute of America.

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Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

PennDOT performed a controlled drop Wednesday, Oct. 26, of a section of the old PA 903 Bridge in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.

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Nevada Transportation By the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nevada - average cost per driver in the state’s largest urban areas and statewide

An inadequate transportation system costs Nevada motorists a total of $3.2 billion every year in the form of additional vehicle operating costs (VOC), congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

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Creating the LEGO Bridge: A Civil Engineering Challenge

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Creating the LEGO Bridge: A Civil Engineering Challenge

In the summer of 2016 the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) attempted to break a Guinness World Record using LEGO bricks. In this video, ICE member and civil engineer Claire Gott takes us behind the scenes of the bridge build and follows the engineering story behind the world record break. If you enjoyed this video, please come and visit the record breaking LEGO bridge at ICE’s exhibition, Bridge Engineering.

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The Cost of the World’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
The Cost of the World’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

Railways, highways, bridges, dams, skyscrapers. When it comes to building infrastructure, China can do it fast. But at what cost?

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