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Ironton, OH: Demolition of Old Ironton-Russell Bridge

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Ironton, OH: Demolition of Old Ironton-Russell Bridge

After serving for nearly 100 years, the old Ironton-Russell Bridge was finally demolished this May. Much of the bridge had already been removed, and the final segment was dropped into the water by controlled detonation.

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A Citizens Guide to Kentucky Infrastructure

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Kentucky Key Facts

Kentucky is in a prime spot — within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. That makes the Commonwealth a key site for industries needing to transport products across the country. In fact, University of Kentucky economists report more than a quarter of the state’s economy is made up of industries highly dependent on transportation. National surveys of corporate executives rank highway accessibility as the top factor in business location decisions. All of that means transportation infrastructure maintained in top condition is a key requirement for a healthy economy.

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Colorado DOT: Ideas in Motion

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Colorado DOT: Ideas in Motion

Calling Colorado’s busiest corridor just a highway would be an understatement. For half a century, I-25 has connected people and industry, supporting the state’s economy and vitality. As Colorado’s population grows, so do the demands on this interstate. That’s why CDOT remains committed to keeping Colorado in motion–from a $323 economic-boosting project in Denver to the addition of multiple modes of transit between Johnstown and Fort Collins to reducing congestion in Douglas County.

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Los Angeles: 360 Degree Video Tour of LA Subway

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Los Angeles: 360 Degree Video Tour of LA Subway

Look up. Look down. Look all around as you bore under the city of Los Angeles, 60 feet below the brew pubs and poke shops with a crew of hardhats and the mechanical gopher of a machine that’s clawing out a new subway route.

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2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington

Monday, May 8th, 2017
2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington

The ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards “Grand Conceptor” Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington Designed by HDR.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Patrick J. Foye on The Infra Blog

“Interesting fact: two thirds of the people that used to travel between Washington and New York used to travel by the shuttle, by air, and a third by rail; and now the numbers are reversed: it’s two thirds by Amtrak or other regional rail and a third by air, and I think that speaks to the resurgence in rail. And I think also increasing numbers of travelers are interested in being responsible commuters, whether it’s a trip across the Hudson or a trip to Washington, and I think that influences their choice of commute and travel as well.”

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Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

A time lapse video showing the progress of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road.

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This Week, May 3-6: Smart Cities NYC ’17 Conference + Expo

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Smart Cities NYC

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People, May 3-6 (smartcitiesnyc.com), is the first of its kind conference + expo to focus on the importance of civic engagement in urban innovation. SCNYC will convene thought leaders from around the world to advance ideas about innovation, infrastructure, and inclusion, with panels, in-depth workshops, exhibits and receptions

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Seattle, WA: SR 520 Floating Bridge Documentary

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Seattle, WA: SR 520 Floating Bridge Documentary

This short documentary tells the story of the new floating bridge across Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. The bridge was a project of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and opened to traffic in April 2016.

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Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

This year for NYC’s 2nd Car-Free NYC Earth Day, things picked up considerably from last year’s inaugural event. The big spectacle was that you could walk or bike up Broadway from Union Square all the way to Times Square on car-free streets. But in a way since the Science March was already coming down Broadway to 47th street from the north, many people were able to traverse it all the way to Columbus Circle.

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