Bridges

It?s no secret that bridge work, whether it is new construction or extensive renovations, is a huge part of the construction industry. From federal and state funding updates to work schedules, cost projections and bids, CEG?s bridge coverage is your number-one resource.


A consortium of engineers and traffic planners have teamed up on proposals to construct a series of vehicle-free "ribbon" bridges connecting Manhattan to New York City's the outer boroughs and New Jersey. The group is led by Samuel Schwartz, former Traffic Commissioner of the city's Department of Transportation.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is halfway through a project that calls for replacing two bridges in eight days each. Using a self-propelled modular transporter, crews were recently able to set two spans — four sections — on the Centerville Bridge carrying I-95 over Centerville Road (Route 117).

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has begun a new effort to repair and complete the new State Road 41 bridge over the Conecuh River, just south of Brewton. The project had been closed for two years as ALDOT dealt with substandard work, which eventually led to bringing in a new contractor.

Construction began June 22 on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Friendship Church Road over Knight Run in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Friendship Church Road Bridge is one of 11 structures in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is or has repaired under a $9.8 million project financed by Act 89, the state's transportation plan.

A seven-week-long project to make improvements to the 93-year-old Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge across the Delaware River is now under way. The span, located north of metro Philadelphia, connects U.S. Route 32 in Solebury Township, Pa., to U.S.

The replacement of aging infrastructure that has maximized its lifespan, particularly bridges, in the Greater Amarillo Area is a major priority for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In February 2018, J. Lee Milligan Inc. (JLM) was awarded a $50.4 million contract for the reconstruction of six bridges on I-40, just east of downtown, at Whitaker Road, State Loop (SL) 355 (Lakeside Drive) and FM 1258 (Pullman Road).

Granite announced recently that it has been awarded the Child Project 4 (CP4) portion of the Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CM/GC) contract of the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in Sacramento County, California.

Widening and rehabilitation construction on the Interstate 81 bridge project across the Potomac River between Maryland and West Virginia is about 88 percent complete, according to the Maryland DOT's State Highway Administration. Construction began in the fall of 2016 and, according to the Maryland agency, the road and structure work is expected to be finished in December.

Construction on the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $25.8 million North Rivergate Overcrossing project, which is building a new bridge to meet the demands of the expanding industrial and commercial base in the area, began last October. PBOT awarded the contract to Cascade Bridge LLC to construct the bridge that spans Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF tracks.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation are excited to announce the appointment of Greg Johnson as the program administrator to lead the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office. In this role, Johnson will jointly represent both ODOT and WSDOT to lead program development efforts using a transparent, data-driven process that prioritizes equity and inclusion.

The Seattle Department of Transportation recently conducted a study to figure out how to best repair the West Seattle Bridge. New analysis indicates that repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may be possible, but the department still do not know how long any repairs would last or whether useful repairs allowing us to reopen the bridge, even partially, for the time it would take to plan, design and construct a replacement would be feasible.