Bridges

From federal and state funding updates to work schedules, cost projections and bids, bridge work, whether it is new construction or extensive renovations, is a huge part of the construction industry.



Work On Hampden Bridge Bundle Proceeds

Work on the Hampden Bridge Bundle, a project that involves rebuilding eight bridges and rehabilitating a ninth bridge along a 4-mi. stretch of I-95 in Hampden, Maine, is proceeding, with Cianbro of Pittsfield, Maine, the lead contractor....


Ga. Bridge Collapse Leaves One Construction Worker Dead, Two Injured

One worker died, and two others were seriously injured late in the afternoon of Oct. 19 when the Access Road bridge in Newton County, Ga., collapsed as they worked to remove part of it for a replacement project....


Crews Will Break Ground On Largest Bridge of Its Kind

The California Department of Transportation expects to break ground early next year on an $87 million wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills that experts say is critical to help save an isolated population of mountain lions from extinction....


Rehab Commences on Bridges Carrying DE Highway 1 Over Broadkill River

On Oct. 4, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) began piloting an $18 million rehabilitation of the weathered DE Highway 1 bridges over the Broadkill River east of Milton in Sussex County....


VIDEO: Flagstaff Bridge Project Earns National Award Recognition

The Arizona Department of Transportation's Fourth Street Bridge replacement project in Flagstaff is receiving national recognition. The project is among a list of 12 in line for national awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)....


Flatiron Embarks On One of California's Largest Projects

Construction crews from Flatiron are embarking on one of the largest highway construction projects in the California region. Overseen by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the $480 million Fix50 project will see a long-awaited upgrade of the busy section of Highway 50, a key corridor in mid-town and East Sacramento (Sacramento County), with the addition of high-occupancy vehicle lanes; widening of 12 bridges; and newly-built retaining walls....


Replacement of Cranston, R.I. Bridge May Last Until Next Spring

Cranston, R.I.'s Park Avenue railroad bridge, the city's primary east-west connector for cars and trucks, will likely remain closed until at least spring 2022 due to a shortage of Amtrak workers. The crossing was shut down May 15 with the goal of having it reopen in time for the new school year....


N.Y.'s Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Set for 2023 Finish, Not Soon Enough for Drivers

Construction started on upstate New York's Newburgh-Beacon Bridge last fall, causing an increase in traffic that shows no end for many motorists a full year laterThe New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) began a full deck replacement project on the north span of the cantilever toll bridge, a heavily used expanse that carries more than 26 million vehicles a year....


Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project Reaches Major Milestone

The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class I railroads and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St....


Crews Prescribe Diverging Diamond Interchange to Remedy Woes in Maryland

A project to enhance safety and increase capacity at an interchange in Frederick County, Md., continues toward an early 2023 completion date. Under the direction of the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), construction began in fall 2018 at the I-270 (Washington National Pike) and MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike) Interchange....