Tag: bridges


Best practices to protect roadside construction workers

October 12, 2023


Roadside work zones pose extreme risk for the laborers who build and maintain our highways, roads, bridges, tunnels and utilities. That’s why highway maintenance jobs are among the most dangerous in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]

Construction Processes, Financial

FHWA Releases First Batch of $7.3B in IIJA Resilience Funds

July 29, 2022

Via: ENR

States have received another injection of highway funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act —the first installment of $7.3 billion from a new IIJA program aimed at projects that strengthen highways, bridges, transit and port infrastructure against the threatening […]


ADOT Puts Safety First With Virgin River Smart Work Zone Installation

March 8, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

In the northwest corner of Arizona, I-15 winds through a gorge alongside the Virgin River for a scenic drive. As travelers continue two miles past this gorge, they’re met with northbound and southbound bridges that carry the highway over the […]

Construction Processes, Design

Architecture and Engineering Side by Side: the Case of Urban Bridges

November 15, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

The technical needs of the construction of bridges many times guide the development of the design itself. However, architecture is never put aside, rather the opposite. The aesthetics of bridges that we collect in this article are the result of […]


Illinois announces six-year plan for I-80 Corridor Improvement Project

October 19, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) this week announced a six-year plan to rebuild I-80 in Will County. The $1.2 billion project will replace more than 50-year-old infrastructure on a condensed timeframe and is made possible by the Rebuild Illinois […]

Construction Techniques

Floating Bridges in Manaus / Colectivo Aqua Alta

August 31, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Floods occur regularly in the Paraguay River, but in July 2014 and December 2015, the river height reached respectively 7.38 m and 7.73 m (the highest river height in history was 9.00 m and the critical flood level was 5.50 […]

Construction Processes, Financial, News

Road builders to benefit the most from an infrastructure deal, economist says

April 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Looking specifically at roads and bridges, Branch broke down the funding levels for each possible plan. In the American Jobs Plan, he broke out $135 billion in spending. That compares to $299 billion for roads and bridges in the Republican […]

Construction Techniques

US military set on 3D-printing more bridges, buildings

May 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DIU’s mission is to expedite the use of commercial technology within the military. In November, for instance, the DIU put out a solicitation for inexpensive drones — costing less than $6,000 for a complete system — that could be […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Illinois DOT needs at least $39B for transportation and infrastructure work

February 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The funding request comes at a time of renewed concern about the structural integrity of the state’s bridges. Officials closed Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive bridge earlier this month after a crack in supporting beams was discovered. The bridge reopened after […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Infographic: U.S. Large Project Starts – Bridges and Manufacturing and Distribution Plants

January 21, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This infographic looks at U.S. large project starts for bridges and manufacturing and distribution plants. At the […]

Construction Techniques

Minnesota using drones to scan aging bridges

January 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the country has a $123 billion bridge-repair backlog. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association said 23% of bridges are functionally obsolete or structurally deficient, while the American Society of Civil Engineers gave […]