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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 ...

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TRIP finds one-third of Maine’s local, state bridges structurally deficient or functionally obsolete

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 29, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) latest report from 2014 data shows 33 percent of Maine’s locally- and state-maintained bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. TRIP also said Maine has labeled 11 percent of these bridges as poor, a rating that ...

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USDOT provides $1 million in emergency relief for Missouri flood-damaged roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 14, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released $1 million in emergency relief funds to the Missouri Department of Transportation for bridge and road repair following recent flooding damage across the state. “We now how difficult it is ...

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Caltrans to receive $2 million in emergency relief funds for wildfire damage to roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 25, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made available $2 million to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for road and bridge repairs required after damage from recent wildfires in the northern part of the state. Total estimates of repair costs for ...

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Oregon DOT study estimates under-maintained bridges could cost state $94 billion over 20 years

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 24, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is painting a grim picture of the economic impact on the state with current bridge funding and maintenance programs, estimating $94 billion in lost production value and a loss of 100,000 jobs over a ...

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With state’s bridges in “critical need of attention,” Missouri DOT approved for $100 million in extra funding

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 11, 2015

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has approved $100 million in additional funds for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to use in bridge and road repair efforts, according to a report by ABC 17 News. With matching federal funds, ...

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Rhode Island inspections reveal 28 bridges in critical condition

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 02, 2015

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation found 230 structurally deficient bridges in it's inspections—28 of which were said to have "critical findings." According to NBC 10, RIDOT began inspecting the state's bridges back in May and discovered it would cost millions ...

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Ten years after Katrina: Biloxi Bay, Bay St. Louis Bridges keep community strong

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 26, 2015

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina damaged beyond repair the Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis Bridges, destruction that cut off many communities in the Biloxi area from each other. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), through processes that allowed bridge design, ...