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Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2014

Some careful safety planning by a contractor's safety manager was key in saving the life of a construction worker at ...

New “bridge in a backpack” construction method saves Vermont town time and money

New “bridge in a backpack” construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 16, 2014

Those who have driven in the Fairfield, Vermont, area recently may have wondered what construction crews were doing placing hollow ...

How a robot designed for Disney could extend the lives of bridges by fighting corrosion

How a robot designed for Disney could extend the lives...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2014

A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 18, 2014

A semi truck hauling sand hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, earlier this week ...

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but funding questions remain

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 19, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer ...

DOT Chief Foxx sends long-term highway bill to Congress

DOT Chief Foxx sends long-term highway bill to Congress

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a long-term highway bill to Congress. The bill, dubbed ...

Ohio DOT embarks on its largest construction season ever with 936 projects

Ohio DOT embarks on its largest construction season...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 21, 2014

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever. ODOT says the season ...

Transportation Sec. Foxx asks taxpayers to call Congress, demand long-term highway bill in road tour stop (VIDEO)

Transportation Sec. Foxx asks taxpayers to call...

Posted by James Jaillet on Apr 18, 2014

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx says a short-term solution won’t do this go-around for transportation funding, and he’s on the ...

Floating crane that will build the Tappan Zee Bridge, sets sail on 6k-mile journey to New York

Floating crane that will build the Tappan Zee Bridge,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 03, 2014

The Left Coast Lifter has left the building. Or port, rather. Anyway, the massive floating crane, which will assist in the ...

VIDEO: Beautiful Bay Bridge time-lapse compresses 42k hours of construction into 4 mintues

VIDEO: Beautiful Bay Bridge time-lapse compresses 42k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2013

Recently, construction was completed on the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The $6.4 billion bridge replaced a ...

Surveys find Americans willing to support 10-cent fuel tax increase to maintain roads

Surveys find Americans willing to support 10-cent fuel...

Posted by Staff Report on Aug 01, 2013

Ever wonder why some research studies show substantial public support for increased fuel taxes and other studies show the opposite? It ...

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