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Posts Tagged ‘OR’

Oregon DOT: How We Fix The Roads

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

When a road, bridge, or culvert has a problem – how does that get addressed? One way is through something called “Fix It” as part of the Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. This video explains how it works.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Sellwood Bridge Replacement in Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Sellwood Bridge Replacement in Portland, OR

A picturesque, three-arch bridge replaces a deteriorating 1925-era structure that was threatened by an encroaching hillside. The project team incorporated advanced seismic resilient bridge components and innovative landslide mitigation systems to stabilize the hillside. They also trimmed a year off the construction schedule by shifting the original steel deck truss to one side using hydraulic jacks, allowing the bridge to remain in service during construction.

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Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

After multiple slides closed OR 224 in late February. Contractors got to work to stabilize the slope using various techniques. Crews are working six days a week and OR 224 should open in late April.

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Prineville, Oregon: Building the Ochoco Bridge Timelapse

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Months of building the Ochoco Creek Bridge in Prineville, Oregon in just 3 minutes.D

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Oregon DOT: Recycling Historic Bridges

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

As part of the Siuslaw Bridge Cathodic Projection project, historic bridge rails are being offered to local agencies and organizations. The remaining rails are being sold through BRING Recycling, a Eugene organization that has worked to preserve removed pieces of these beautiful historic bridges.

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Deschutes River, OR: We The River

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Promotional piece for Deschutes River Conservancy’s We The River campaign.

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Oregon DOT: Planning for Tomorrow…Today!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Learn why planning is an important step in the project delivery process and how the Oregon Department of Transportation works with local jurisdictions and other entities to reach a common solution when addressing a transportation challenge or opportunity.

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Ranking Member DeFazio speaks on House floor on investment in transportation

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) addresses the house floor on issues of transportation infrastructure. “So now I’ve taken to calling us 4th world,” said DeFazio. “We used to be the world’s leader in infrastructure and now we’re vaulting over everybody, including places like Zimbabwe, to the back of the pack.”

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd District

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Congressman Earl Blumenauer on The Infra Blog

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) has devoted his entire career to public service. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Mr. Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure.

“It’s not particularly headline grabbing unless there’s a system failure, but it is past time that we force this issue in every community. There is no substitute for engaging people in a very specific analysis of what happens in their own backyard and what the benefits are for getting this right.”

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One Oregon: A Vision for Oregon’s Transportation System

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Oregon Transportation by the numbers

In order to create the system that will best serve our future needs, one that allows for the efficient movement of people and products in an environmentally responsible way, we must be cognizant of current challenges in today’s transportation system and we must be willing to act.

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