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PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted to the surface. How the world’s largest tunneler was raised

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted to the surface. How the world’s largest tunneler was raised

After a year of slumber and almost a month after chewing her way into a 12-story repair pit, Big Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, is ...

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Equipment

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free of emissions maintenance worries

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free of emissions maintenance worries

Case has debuted a pair of new Tier 4 Final rough terrain forklifts, the 586H and 588H. Rated at 74 horsepower the two machines don't need ...

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Better Roads News

Number of deficient bridges decreased in 2014, but 61,000 remain in USDOT listing

Number of deficient bridges decreased in 2014, but 61,000 remain in USDOT listing

While there are approximately 2,000 fewer structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. last year than in 2013, there are still more than 61,000 that fit ...

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Equipment

REVIEW: 2015 Ram ProMaster City cargo van is surprisingly fun to drive

REVIEW: 2015 Ram ProMaster City cargo van is surprisingly fun to drive

It’s pretty sharp looking for a cargo van. The sleek nose, canted windshield and smooth body lines instantly belie its European heritage. What isn’t readily apparent is ...

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Equipment

California Transportation Commission approves $325.8 million in transportation improvements

California Transportation Commission approves $325.8 million in transportation improvements

The California Transportation Commission has approved funds for 142 transportation projects across the state, including roads and bridges as well as biking and pedestrian projects. The ...

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Safety

Worker crushed and killed on refinery conversion project in Pennsylvania

Worker crushed and killed on refinery conversion project in Pennsylvania

A construction worker was killed Tuesday while working on a large-scale industrial complex conversion project in Pennsylvania. According to a report from StateImpact Pennsylvania, the unidentified, ...

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State/Local Government

With warmer weather comes start of several road and bridge projects for Wisconsin DOT

With warmer weather comes start of several road and bridge projects for Wisconsin DOT

  Roughly $150 million worth of road and bridge projects are beginning this week in the Northwest Region of Wisconsin, encompassing 45 projects in the 20-county ...

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Business

U.S. construction spending flat in February

U.S. construction spending flat in February

Construction spending in the U.S. was flat during February, the result of a slight increase in private construction and a decrease in government spending. Total spending ...

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State/Local Government

Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Construction can be a dangerous job and when you throw in people in a hurry driving alongside you, it becomes exponentially more dangerous. Citing data saying ...

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Better Roads News

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

Researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM), San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are working on a prototype drone system that could be ...

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Equipment

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a V-pattern (or Y-pattern) cycle or ...

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In the Magazine

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to change a light bulb, he ...

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Equipment

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that ...

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In the Magazine

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

New methods, concepts, materials and even new terminology are changing how concrete overlays are being promoted, designed and built. The industry has developed an optimal joint ...

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In the Magazine

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Approximately 93 percent of the more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt surfaces ...

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