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Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’

Freight on the Move in Missouri

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Freight on the Move in Missouri

Missouri DOT outlines the strategy to combine and improve multimodal freight infrastructure in Missouri.

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The New Mississippi River Bridge Is a Boon to the Region

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
New Mississippi River Bridge Construction

Next year will be better for St. Louis drivers, thanks to the soon-to-be-completed new Mississippi River Bridge. The bridge will make a difference to congestion, safety, and commuting times. The new bridge will be about a mile north of the existing Poplar Street Bridge.

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Atchison, KS: What Does it Take to Take Down a Bridge?

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Atchison, KS:  What Does it Take to Take Down a Bridge?

KDOT Engineer Michelle Anschutz speaks about what it took to take down the old Amelia Earhart Bridge. -kansastransportation on YouTube.

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High Speed Rail in Illinois: Feasibility Study

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Figure 1. Overview of a HSR Network Connecting Chicago, Champaign,  St. Louis, and Indianapolis

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
In 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) unveiled a high speed rail vision for America that would complement existing transportation systems (e.g. highways, aviation, and regional and urban public transportation systems). These systems would span between 100 and 600 miles to safely, conveniently, and efficiently connect communities across America. They would create a foundation for economic growth in a more complex global economy, promote energy independence, improve safety and environmental quality, and foster livable communities. The U.S. DOT envisioned collaboration with the states to help plan and develop high speed rail in intercity passenger rail corridors.

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Missouri DOT: Pothole Patrole 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

- modotvideo on YouTube

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St. Louis, MO: New Mississippi River Bridge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Take a tour of the new Mississippi River Bridge from the man basket. See views from over 400 feet above the river and from the top of the Missouri tower of the project. The project is expected to be ready for traffic in 2014. The two sides are expected to connect around July of 2013. […]

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Searching for Novel Approaches to Transportation Funding

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 1
As we enter the New Year (and begin our 24th year of publication), the debate about transportation funding is taking a new turn. Talk of raising the federal gas tax has become muted and even the efficacy of the gas tax itself is being questioned. And no wonder: vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, CAFE standards are becoming more stringent, vehicle use is leveling off, and hybrids and electric vehicles are expected to slowly but surely increase their market penetration.

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St. Louis, MO: Blanchette Bridge Explosion and Demolition

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A bit of civil engineering fun here in the STL!+++Say hello!http://youngfreestlouis.comhttp://facebook.com/YoungFreeStLouishttp://twitter.com/YoungFreeSTL – youngfreestlouis on YouTube

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Illinois to Missouri: The New Mississippi River Bridge

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Construction work on the Mississippi River Bridge project has begun.The new Mississippi River Bridge is the first bridge built connecting downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois in more than 40 years. Currently, the only urban interstate bridge between Illinois and Missouri is the Poplar Street Bridge, known locally as the PSB. The PSB is one […]

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Missouri DOT: I-44 Gasconade River Bridge Time-Lapse

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The westbound lanes of I-44 at the Gasconade River east of Lebanon were opened to traffic after being closed for only 20 days instead of 60 days because of a new-to-Missouri “bridge jacking” construction technique.

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