A research study carried out by two US universities has found that magnesium chloride deicers may be causing more hidden damage to bridges than previously thought.
The construction phase has now begun of a US$4.9 billion project to build a 3.6km elevated ‘people mover’ at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the USA.
The USA’s Federal Highway Administration has approved a proposal to build a new bridge between the North Carolina communities of Aydlett on the mainland and Corolla on the Outer Banks.
The legislature in the US state of Washington has taken a first step towards the funding of a new bridge across the Columbia River.
Up to 2,000 vibration-powered sensors are to be installed on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, USA, following successful testing of 20 prototypes.
The company that was building the bridge that collapsed last year at Florida International University is reorganising its business under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
Inspections carried out during the replacement of a joint on California’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge have identified the need for a further 31 new joints.
A joint venture made up of three major contractors has been chosen to build the US$3.3bn Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) expansion project in Virginia, USA.
The city council in the US city of Salem, Oregon, has decided that it doesn’t want a new bridge.
Fourteen potential routes have been identified for a new crossing to relieve congestion on the 6.9km Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the USA.
California Transportation Commission has approved funding of over US$12 million towards the cost of a US$15.5 million bridge whose design will echo trees and bicycle wheels.
A task force in the US state of Louisiana has recommended the use of a public-private partnership to enable rapid replacement of the Interstate 10/Calcasieu River Bridge.
New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a consultancy contract for the rehabilitation of two century-old lift bridges over the Erie Canal.
Funding has been allocated to allow the immediate start of work on upgrades to nearly 250 bridges in the US state of Missouri.
Construction of a new pedestrian bridge is now under way in the US city of Des Moins, Iowa, following the local council’s approval of the plans.
Fabrication is now complete of new diagonal bracing for the USA’s Sunshine Bridge, which was badly damaged when it was hit by a barge in October 2018.
More than 200 US bridges are set to be upgraded after receiving funding from a US$1.5bn programme to revitalise infrastructure.
A US$253 million contract has been awarded for the rehabilitation of the Throgs Neck Bridge in New York, USA.
The 500th new bridge has been completed in a US$899 million project involving the accelerated replacement of structures that are in poor condition.
The US state of New York is set to start a two-year project to rehabilitate seven historic bridges along the Erie Canal.
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