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Licking County, Ohio, pledges $4.3 million to repairing 35 bridges in 2016

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 29, 2016

Deteriorating bridges and culverts have forced the closure of five county roads in Licking County, Ohio, the Newark Advocate reports. Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier has a goal to fix 35 bridges in the county this year, which will require the closure ...

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Rhode Island DOT will replace structurally deficient bridges with slide-in construction

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 28, 2016

In 2014, data from the Federal Highway Administration ranked Rhode Island as the worst of the 50 states for structurally deficient bridges. With so many of its bridges needing to be rebuilt, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to use a faster method for ...

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Michigan bill would reimburse cities for cost of operating moveable bridges (VIDEO)

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 22, 2016

A bill introduced by Michigan state Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, would have the state reimburse municipalities for the cost of operating movable bridges that they own. According to a report from, Senate Bill 105 was approved in the Senate and is working its way ...

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ARTBA report highlights structurally deficient bridges in Wisc., warrants more and better funding

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 15, 2016

A report by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows a need to change how Wisconsin funds highway and bridge projects. According to, the study found that approximately 9 percent of Wisconsin's bridges are structurally deficient. Wisconsin Transportation Development Association ...


Rush County, Ind., to use new weight-load technology to test integrity of small bridges

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 13, 2016

Mark Bacon is a corn farmer and county commissioner in Rush County, Ind.,where nearly three dozen bridges are closed or severely restricted with weight limits, and another two dozen are considered structurally deficient, reports. This causes heavy vehicles, such as ...

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Mississippi requests emergency FWHA funds for flood-damaged roads, bridges

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Mar 18, 2016

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has requested emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration to help pay for road and bridge repairs necessary after recent flooding. According to MDOT,  flood waters have left several roads and bridges closed in ...

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ARTBA analysis of U.S. bridges shows number of structural deficient bridges decreased in 2015

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 22, 2016

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) recent analysis of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2015 National Bridge Inventory shows there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. compared to 2014. But the group emphasizes that there are still ...

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Missouri DOT makes historic bridges available for free

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 09, 2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has several bridges available for donation to a state, locality or “responsible private entity.” This is a result of the federal requirement that requires any state proposing to demolish a historic bridge to make ...

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New research changing how you will build bridges

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Jan 19, 2016

Eliminating the “end-bump” in construction of bridge approaches ... precast deck panels speeding bridge construction ... quick seismic retrofits for bridge piers ... and how rockets can speed construction of suspension bridges in isolated areas. Each of these topics will change ...

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FHWA provides Missouri $1 million in emergency relief funds for roads and bridges damaged by floods

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 12, 2016

The Federal Highway Administration is providing the Missouri Department of Transportation $1 million in emergency relief funds for bridge and road repairs damaged following heaving flooding in December. “Missouri should know that the funds provided today are only an initial installment ...

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Connecticut DOT to test drone for inspections under bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Dec 10, 2015

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) is testing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, to inspect the underside of the northbound Gold Star Memorial Bridge in New London on Dec. 15. “This is an important step for our agency—the testing ...

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South Carolina DOT reopens roads and bridges ahead of schedule after historic floods

Posted by Chris Hill on Nov 30, 2015

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reopened more roads than expected by its self-imposed Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) deadline, after the hundreds of road closures resulting from the “1,000-year rainfall” in late September and early October. At the peak of closures ...