bridges

States discovering new partners, tools, and uses for bridge monitoring

By Chris McCahill The condition of our nation’s bridges is slowly improving, but they still need a great deal of work. According to FHWA, 24 percent of bridges (close to 150,000 in total) are deficient. Monitoring those bridges and managing their maintenance can be challenging and costly for

Canada to purchase land for new Detroit bridge before U.S. funding set

By Robbie Webber Determined to keep the New International Trade Crossing moving forward, Canada has announced they will begin purchasing property in the distressed Delray neighborhood of Detroit. While Canada is already planning on paying for almost the entire bridge, including the approaches and

MBTA uses ABC technique to replace bridge

By Chris Spahr On Friday, November 8, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority used an Accelerated Bridge Construction technique to replace a 102-year-old bridge that carries the Red Line trains over Clayton Street in Dorchester.  Using a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter, a new bridge

PennDOT begins posting bridge weight limits in light of failure of transportation funding

By Robbie Webber In late June, as the Pennsylvania legislature debated whether or not to raise the wholesale gas tax, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch warned that he would likely have to place weight restrictions on bridges across the state in order to extend their useful life if additional funding

Legislative inaction prompts possible bridge weight limits, cancels signature megaproject

By Eric Sundquist While several states successfully passed transportation revenue packages this year, in two states the failure of such bills will have immediate effects on infrastructure. In Pennsylvania, the Legislature’s inability to agree on a transportation revenue package has triggered a

Accelerated Bridge Construction offers less hassle for drivers and faster implementation for DOTs

By Ashwat Anandanarayanan Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques are transforming the replacement and construction of bridges across the country, and commuters are benefiting from shorter construction schedules. The central component of accelerated bridge construction is the use of