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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Building A Quake-Proof Bridge

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Building A Quake-Proof Bridge

A new, rocking, pre-tensioned concrete bridge support system has been developed by the University of Washington that reduces on-site construction time and minimizes earthquake damage. The 52-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge, built atop three 14- by 14-foot, 50-ton-capacity hydraulically driven shake tables at the University of Nevada, Reno, was shaken in a series of simulated earthquakes, culminating in the large ground motions recorded in the deadly and damaging 1995 magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Kobe, Japan.

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Lowell, MI: Demolition of the M-50 Bridge

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Lowell, MI: Demolition of the M-50 Bridge

Normally, bridge demolition is a fairly fast process that can even allow for traffic to cross one side of the bridge during work. With the M-50 bridge, the situation was much different. Crews had to close the entire bridge due to the way it was built.

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Cleveland, OH: Innerbelt Bridge Demolition

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Innerbelt Bridge Demolition

Cleveland’s old innerbelt bridge is blown up and dropped to the ground.

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St. Paul, MN: Sliding the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge Into Place

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
St. Paul, MN: Sliding the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge Into Place

Q: How do you move a 3.5 million-pound bridge?
A: One inch at a time.
For the new Larpenteur Ave. Bridge over I-35E north of St. Paul, Minn., MnDOT used an innovative slide-in-bridge-construction

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Washoe County, NV: Constructing I-580′s Galena Bridge

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Washoe County, NV: Constructing I-580′s Galena Bridge

The I-580 freeway extension between Reno and Carson City opened in late August 2012. This time lapse video shows construction of the freeway’s showcase bridge, the Galena Creek Bridge.

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Denver, CO: Repairing the Pecos Street Bridge Over I-80 (Time Lapse)

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Denver, CO: Repairing the Pecos Street Bridge Over I-80 (Time Lapse)

Colorado DOT reconstructs the Pecos Street Bridge over I-70 outside of Denver. This 60-second time lapse video makes it look easy!

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Virginia DOT: Restoring the I-95 Bridges

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Virginia DOT: Restoring the I-95 Bridges

VDOT project manager Scott Fisher talks about the I-95 Bridges Restoration Project that took place in Richmond, Va.
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Missouri DOT: Take a Ride on the “Snooper”

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Missouri DOT: Take a Ride on the “Snooper”

Missouri Department of Transportation provides a lending hand to the Army Corps of Engineers at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO. The MoDOT bridge inspection crew gave the Corps a lift in one of MoDOT’s under bridge inspection units allowing them to inspect dam. This video provides a first person view of what a ride in an under bridge inspection unit to inspect underneath bridges looks like. Enjoy the ride!

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Madison, WI: Installing 270,000-Pound Bridge Beams

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Madison, WI: Installing 270,000-Pound Bridge Beams

At more than 100 feet long, 14 feet wide and weighing approximately 270,000 pounds, one of the new straddle bent bridge beams arrived to the Verona Road (US 18/151) construction site in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Cleveland, OH: Voinovich Bridge Construction Aiming for Maximum Sustainability

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Voinovich Bridge Construction Aiming for Maximum Sustainability

Cleveland’s George V. Voinovich Bridge team is leading the way in sustainable construction practices. The project team is using the FHWA INVEST tool to gauge its environmental impact during the project. During construction of the eastbound bridge, the team hopes to reach “Platinum” status – the highest level achievable!

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