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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...

BNSF to build $200M Seattle drawbridge

Construction of a replacement for a century-old bridge on the Everett-Seattle mainline is expected to cost BNSF about $200 million. The bascule bridge crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal on Salmon Bay near Ballard was built in 1914. “As it goes up and down with a...

MBTA will replace North Station drawbridges, eliminating a chokepoint

By Adam Vaccaro Globe Staff  October 15, 2018 Yet another old bridge that carries thousands of commuters into Boston is about to go under the knife. This time, though, the benefits of the $100 million construction project will go to commuter rail riders instead of...

Ramboll designs twin replacement bridges for Bermuda

3 October, 2018 By Rob Horgan - Ramboll has received government backing for its twin replacement bridge designs to link Bermuda’s airport to the rest of the nation’s islands. The Bermuda Bridges concept will now move to a detailed design phase, following a public...

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