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Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Washington State DOT: First Drive on the SR 520 Floating Bridge

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Washington State DOT: First Drive on the SR 520 Floating Bridge

At 3:50 a.m. on April 11, 2016, WSDOT Incident Response Team drivers completed the maiden voyage across the new SR 520 floating bridge. The westbound lanes on the new bridge are now open to all drivers. Eastbound lanes will switch to the new bridge during the weekend of April 22-25.

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Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
In rapidly growing swaths of the country, installing rooftop solar power can save customers money. In early 2016, the one-millionth American home installed solar, with another 3 million homes projected for the next five years.

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure paints a picture of an integrated energy system in Oregon and Washington that, by 2040, is among the most sustainable and resilient in the world. At the same time, that 2040 energy system will be beneficial and affordable to the people that will pay for it: rich, middle-class, and lower-income people alike, as well as institutions, communities, and businesses big and small.

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Washington, DC: Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Washington, DC: Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Planner and biking advocate Veronica Davis discusses her decision to give up her personal car, and the future of urban transportation options.

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Bremerton, WA: The Manette Bridge Documentary

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Bremerton, WA: The Manette Bridge Documentary

By the summer of 2010 in Manette, Washington, the people of this quiet community by the water had learned that soon they would have to say goodbye to an old friend–a friend that had been with them for 80 years and had served their community year-in and year-out; a strong, faithful companion who, now ravaged by time and the elements, would be unable to continue. That friend was simply known as the Manette Bridge.

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Washington State DOT: Aerial Views of a Washed-Out SR 12

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Washington State DOT: Aerial Views of a Washed-Out SR 12

UAV video footage of SR 12 Washout at MP 142.

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Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Report Card for D.C.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
NATIONAL CAPITAL SECTION
The District of Columbia has 265 bridge structures; 226 of the bridges are owned by the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the remaining 39 are owned by the National Park Service (NPS). The average age of a bridge in D.C. is 58 years, and 80% of the bridges will need to be replaced or rehabilitated in the next 10 years. However, the District made significant strides to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges from 8% to 3% in just three years. Despite this progress, more than 220,000 trips are taken over a structurally deficient bridge every day and a quarter of bridges have at least one major component in fair condition.

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Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Approximately 20 percent of the SR 99 tunnel was designed to be built without Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. Seattle Tunnel Partners bored more than 1,000 feet of tunnel before they stopped to repair Bertha. Since then, they have built an additional 1,200 feet of tunnel using cut-and-cover tunnel construction. This video gives a close-up look inside the newest part of the project to learn more about the tunnel built without Bertha.

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Vision Zero: Safe Streets for Washington, DC

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Washington DC Vision Zero: INJURY CRASHES 2010-2014

DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The goal of Vision Zero is straight-forward: zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system, because no loss of life is acceptable. Vision Zero was first adopted in Sweden in 1997. Since then, fatal and serious injuries in Sweden have consistently declined, despite a regular increase in people driving, walking, biking, and using transit.

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Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Animation – The basics on riding Link light rail to and from the airport including finding the station, buying a ticket, ORCA cards and more.

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Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

After an earthquake revealed its instability in 2008, the state of Washington announced it was going to tear down a crumbling double-decker stretch of freeway known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct. After a heated debate, the state decided to use a giant drill named “Bertha” to deep-bore underground tunnel to replace it. Seven years later, the Viaduct is still up, Bertha is stuck underground, and the city’s residents have been left to wonder whether this major project will ever be worth the time and money spent on it.

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