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Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Seattle, WA: Fly Through the Entire SR 99 Tunnel

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Now that the tunneling machine Bertha’s work is complete, it’s possible to fly a drone with a video camera from end-to-end inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. In two minutes, you’ll see two miles of ongoing construction work. The upper roadway of the tunnel’s double-deck highway is more than 85% complete. Up next? Installation of the lower roadway, and all the systems it takes to operate a modern tunnel.

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Washington, DC: Fly-Through of the Proposed South Capitol Bridge

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Washington D.C. is to replace the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to the tune of $441 million. AECOM is leading the design of the new bridge with Archer Western Construction and Granite Construction carrying out the project.

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Do Streetcars Bring Economic Development?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Starting in the late 20th century, modern streetcar proposals started rippling across municipalities in the United States. They’re touted as infrastructure carrying benefits ranging from the social to economic and the environmental. But these projects often make appearances in the news as costly, blunder-filled experiments in public policy. Cities are willing to bet big on […]

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First Recipients of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Friday, May 19th, 2017

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation congratulate the recipients of the first certifications under the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The certification is designed to meet international best practice standards while supporting community-based job creation and establishing national standards for work on green infrastructure projects. For more information, please visit www.ngicp.org.

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

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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

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Transportation Leaders to Discuss Future Investment Outlook at Upcoming ACEC Annual Convention

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
ACEC Convention 2017

A national transportation panel will address Trump Administration infrastructure investment proposals, public-private partnerships, and contracting out on Monday, April 24th as part of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Annual Convention, to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The SR 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through to daylight on April 4, 2017 near Seattle’s iconic Space Needle after tunneling 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. See what one of the world’s largest tunneling machines looks like up close as only a drone can show.

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Woodland, WA: Drone Footage of Mudslide on SR 503

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Clearing the debris slide blocking SR 503, 20 miles east of Woodland isn’t as easy as just removing trees and rocks from the highway. A large crack shows where the rock face of the slope has separated from the hillside, making it unsafe below. Record rainfall along with freezing temperatures aided in the debris fall. As of Friday, March 17, the slope is still moving and unstable. We shot this video using a drone, so we can start developing a permanent repair plan.

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Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Look back in time at the evolution of Reagan National and the varied uses for the land where the new commuter concourse will emerge. From a World War II hangar to interim commercial gates to the Airports Authority corporate headquarters, see how the airport has evolved to meet the needs of our passengers and the region.

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Bellevue, WA: Drone’s Eye View of Light Rail Tunnel Portal

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Drone’s-eye view of the East Link light rail tunnel portal where work has begun on the new tunnel to run under downtown Bellevue. Trains roll in 2023.

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