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US Firm Helps Chile Save a Beleaguered Bascule Span

An American engineering firm is helping “unstick” a Chilean bridge of national significance that many thought was unrepairable. The 363-meter-long, 14-m-wide moveable bascule bridge’s two lifting sections—each 45 m long and weighing 720 tonnes—had been frozen in place...

NJ Transit To Replace Raritan River Drawbridge On NJCL

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ — If you take the North Jersey Coast Line, this news may be of interest to you: NJ Transit announced Tuesday they will be replacing the aging Raritan River drawbridge. That bridge goes over the Raritan Bay and connects Perth Amboy and South Amboy....

DOT Closer To Hampton Harbor Bridge Replacement Plan

1/31/2019 The state is getting closer to choosing how to replace the aging drawbridge that connects Hampton and Seabrook. Officials say the Hampton Harbor Bridge is one of only two bascule bridges left in the state. That's a drawbridge that opens from the center to...

Chicago’s seeing fewer bridge lifts. Here’s why.

It’s bridge-lifting season in Chicago — time for one of the few downtown traffic holdups that can inspire a little wonder, instead of aggravation. Every spring and fall, bridges along the Chicago River downtown are raised to allow sailboats to pass. In the autumn, the...

New SR 44 bridge to be much taller

  The drawbridge carrying State Road 44 over the St. Johns River west of DeLand will soon be replaced with a new $27.2 million bridge three times the existing bridge’s height. The Florida Department of Transportation plans to replace the aging Francis P....

Railways to build India’s first vertical lift bridge!

New Delhi: Not a lot of people know that just like London Tower Bridge, India also has movable bridge called the Pamban Bridge. The 104-year-old British era bridge connects Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu to India. Railways is now planning to replace this bridge with...

Bridge Engineering Firm Modjeski and Masters Opens New Texas Office

Modjeski and Masters, a nationwide leader in the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, today announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas. The office is the firm’s first office in the state,...

Leave Nothing Up in the Air: Bridge Inspections in the Age of Drones

By Allison Mills | Published 10:58 a.m., December 6, 2018 Drones make bridge inspections safer and easier to document. A complementary 3-D bridge app developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute also streamlines defect records. Bridging basic and applied research...

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