Widening a highway is more difficult than creating a greenfield one, according to Mike Patton, resident engineer for the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division 14, which covers the state’s westernmost and mountainous counties.
The Ohio Dept. of Transportation has released information for potential contractors looking to find work on a $3-billion-project to improve the traffic-choked Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington, Ky. with Cincinnati, Ohio.
The design and construction team delivered a 400-ft-long, five-span bridge that significantly improves safety and mobility by replacing an at-grade intersection that required people to cross six lanes of high-speed traffic.
Sustainability, history, quality and safety were themes throughout the process of replacing a deteriorated timber-decked bridge above a NJ Transit rail line with a high-strength prestressed single-span concrete box beam superstructure fabricated off site to help expedite construction.