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.


Georgia's Port of Savannah is a major East Coast shipping and receiving center, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America. The port is made up of two modern, deep-water complexes: The Garden City Terminal and the Ocean Terminal.

Three and a half years after work began on Georgia's Transform 285/400 project, construction crews are nearing a major milestone on the job to improve traffic congestion and enhance safety in the area near the I-285/SR 400 interchange in metro Atlanta.

Construction crews in Kansas continue making progress on a $65 million undertaking known as The Green Project. Workers are tasked with replacing aging pavement; the structurally deficient bridges over the Little Arkansas River; and the functionally obsolete bridges over Arkansas Avenue and Broadway Avenue.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) two-phase, $166 million South Side Mega Fix project in Columbus, an initiative awarded to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), will be delivered in April/May 2021. The $126 million project is reconstructing and adding a lane in each direction on I-71 between Stringtown Road and I-70; reconfiguring the I-270/71 southbound interchange; replacing 10 bridges and erecting two new ones; and building three noise walls.

Contractor crews began a project Sept. 8 to replace the bridge on U.S. Highway 64 over the Ocoee River in Tennessee's Polk County. The site is in the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest at the state's southeastern border, near the Georgia and North Carolina state lines.

Using its new and innovative design-build process, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is taking a different approach to replacing the westbound two-lane bridge across Lake Lanier on State Road 53 at the Chattahoochee River. Because of the accelerated approach to the construction, the new bridge is expected to be complete within the next 18 months.

The replacement of the Main Street Bridge in Peterborough, N.H., is the main element of a construction project that started this summer and also includes work on Route 202, which intersects with Main Street. Aaron Lachance, a project manager and structural engineer of Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, Manchester, N.H., the design firm on the job, said, "It's five projects rolled into one," with the bridge replacement joining a list that also includes structural work on Route 202.

Construction of the $177 million, I-820 East Loop project in the Greater Fort Worth Area has made significant progress since the project broke ground in late July 2018 as part of the state's Texas Clear Lanes initiative to alleviate traffic congestion in a heavily traveled part of the Dallas-Fort Worth roadway system.

Maryland transportation officials have rejected 11 of 14 potential sites for an additional Chesapeake Bay crossing, saying a new span must be built close to the existing bridge to provide the most traffic relief and cause less environmental damage, according to a state report released Sept.

The Interstate 64 bottleneck over the Kanawha River at Nitro, W.V., could be relieved in about three years. Construction is to begin soon on a new westbound traffic bridge alongside the existing structure. When completed, the current bridge will be removed and replaced with another new bridge for eastbound traffic.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposed to replace the existing U.S. Highway 301 (Bamberg Road) southbound bridge over the South Edisto River in Bamberg and Orangeburg counties and the adjacent Bobcat Landing Road (State Road 439) bridge in Bamberg County.