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More Maryland bridges found to be crumbling upon ordered inspections

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 18, 2015

After inspecting nearly 70 bridges, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) workers removed loose concrete from five bridges Feb. 14-15, according to a report by the news station WTOP. The actions follow a recent incident involving falling bridge debris striking a passing motorist’s vehicle in ...

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The 3 things needed right now to repair our nation’s bridges, according to 12 DOTs

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 17, 2015

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility—and this should not be taken for granted, said former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves during a recent infrastructure conference. “We should never ...

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With Better Roads integration, Equipment World expands transportation coverage to road building, bridges, DOTs and more

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 17, 2015

For those who frequent this site, it's a change you have probably already noticed. But just in case you haven't, or in the case that you're new here, I did want to drop a quick note to highlight our recent integration ...

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Ohio worker’s death creates urgency on inspecting NJ bridges

Posted by Contributed on Jan 26, 2015

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes a tragic incident such as the death of an Ohio construction worker in an overpass ...

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Design error causing Fort Lauderdale bridges to be built too high

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jan 13, 2015

Two new bridges in Fort Lauderdale are currently being built too high due to a design error. In order to fix the error, the state may be forces to raise a portion of Las Olas Boulevard, according to the Sun Sentinel. State officials are ...

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Atlanta Bridgescape Competition has begun

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jan 13, 2015

The Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Midtown Alliance have announced the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition. The design competition hopes to receive a broad range of proposals for conceptual designs to reconceive and enhance two existing Interstate bridges – one in Midtown at ...

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PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires at its South Carolina plant

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 02, 2014

Bridgestone’s Aiken County, South Carolina, location will now be the home of the company’s North American giant off-road radial tire production, as the company opened a new 1.5-million-square-foot facility purpose-built to manufacture the company’s largest tires. Previously manufactured only at Bridgestone’s ...

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What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 25, 2014

We surveyed all 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the District of Columbia’s DOT for the Better Roads Annual Bridge Inventory. In doing so, we took a look at what causes the most damage to bridges. Here’s what the ...

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Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 17, 2014

States used just under six percent of the contract authority received on construction projects to build new roads or bridges, according to a detailed breakdown of 2013 federal highway funding obligations by the Government Accountability Office. The largest portion of the federal-aid went into ...

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Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 31, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 30, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 12, 2014

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...
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