Tag: bridge construction


Baltimore Bridge Rebuild RFP Targets Fall 2028 Completion

June 3, 2024

Via: ENR

The program to rapidly replace the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore began in earnest on May 31, as the Maryland Transportation Authority formally issued a request for proposals that the agency hopes will result in a new structure […]

Construction Techniques

Smart screw technology has potential for bridge use

May 5, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT recently created a smart self-powered screw that automatically sends out alerts when it detects that it has loosened. Structures like bridges are subject to subtle movements and repeated temperature […]


Project manager embraces bridge construction’s ‘high stakes’

April 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

2022 marks Abby Redditt’s fifth year in construction. The civil engineer worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation for two years before joining BELL Construction as a project manager three years ago. The Brentwood, Tennessee-based company provides general contracting, design-build […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor optimism high entering 2022, per AGC report

January 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has played a large part in this confidence boost. Respondents were most optimistic about highway and bridge construction, with 63% expecting a large dollar value of projects to compete for. They were also […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Over $42M in bridge construction projects completed in Suffolk County, NY

April 7, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The work included a new, wider overpass carrying Walt Whitman Road over the Long Island Expressway in Melville and the early completion of repairs to four highway bridges that will ease travel and enhance safety along key routes for the […]

Construction Techniques

Rapid Replaement of Genoa Bridge Could Be a Model of Project Management

August 20, 2020

Via: ENR

A new Genoa bridge was inaugurated Aug. 3, almost two years after the collapse of the city’s Polcevera viaduct that killed 43. The precise causes of the collapse and culpability remain uncertain. Government ministers are working to eject key shareholders […]

Construction Processes, Design

How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

November 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has all but concluded its investigation into the March 2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, which killed six people and injured several others. Its findings, foreshadowed by an earlier report from OSHA’s Office of […]