Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges

Transport Topics » Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.

2018-05-14T16:01:27+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, Iowa|

Gerald Desmond Replacement bridge enters crucial phase with construction of main span

Press-Telegram » On Tuesday, workers will begin hoisting the first portion of supporting steel—sometimes called the super structure—and connecting it to one of two 515-foot towers via cables. It will take two days to lift, officials said. Concrete slabs will then go on top of the super structure and from there, workers will build the roadway out from that tower and toward the approaches.

2018-04-25T11:21:51+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Bridges, California, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, Highways|

Canada looks for cost savings on Gordie Howe International Bridge

Herald News » Canadian officials sought ways to save money on the Gordie Howe International Bridge between the US and Canada after potential bidders expressed concerns about the project’s budget, per documents obtained by The Canadian Press. The goal is “de-risking the project as much as we could to move forward,” said Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi.

2018-04-24T07:20:39+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Bridges, Canada, Highways|

Damage to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge prompts safety fears, but China insists everything is fine

Verdict » The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has yet to open to the public. However, there are already concerns about the safety of the 55 kilometer (34-mile) sea-crossing structure. Regardless, Chinese officials from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority have insisted that the image doesn’t show damage and that the structure was deliberately designed as it appears.

2018-04-16T15:32:35+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Bridges, China, Highways, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge|

Feds: Local officials share blame in Atlanta bridge collapse

News-Press Now » The Georgia Department of Transportation is partially responsible for a fire that caused a section of interstate to collapse last year in Atlanta, federal investigators said in a report released Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said in the report that the department’s decision to store construction materials under the bridge increased the risk of fire. The NTSB also issued a warning to transportation officials in other states.

2018-04-18T09:47:47+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Bridges, Georgia, Highways|

ALDOT ‘very disappointed’ in contractor as I-59/20 closure continues

ABC 33/40 » California-based contractor Granite Construction said in a statement it is “working day and night” with Alabama’s Transportation Department to address the support beam failure underpinning the Interstate 20/59 exchange. ALDOT, however, said it is “very disappointed” with Granite and that it could fine the company roughly $500,000 for every day the busy interstate remains closed.

2018-04-16T16:01:10+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Alabama, Bridges, Highways, Public-Private Partnerships|
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