Squeezed between two states with different geologies and between above-and-below clearance limits due to marine and air traffic, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Goethals Bridge, which spans Staten Island’s Arthur Kill strait, represents the agency’s first use of a public-private partnership on a bridge project.
After a three-month funding dispute that halted thousands of state projects, New Jersey politicians agreed to a new 23¢-per-gal gas tax to restart work. Coming the day after the rail crash in Hoboken, the deal has raised some question on infrastructure investment.
A union representing government engineers in Ontario is taking aim at a pair of newly released reports on the deck problem that temporarily closed the newly opened Nipigon River Bridge last winter, severing a major highway link between eastern and western Canada.
Though it may be another year before the full effects of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act are felt nationwide, the $305-billion funding measure enacted in December 2015 already has provided many of the sector’s contractors with something they have not experienced in quite a while: a sense of stability.
As Congress hurries to its preelection recess, the list of major bills the House and Senate must pass before leaving may only include one item: legislation to keep federal agencies operating past September.
How did state DOTs like Missouri, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts successfully bundle dozens to hundreds of bridges into rapid-replacement programs? This webinar will feature answers from project officials who were involved in executing this crucial type of project delivery.