HARRISBURG, PA. — PennDOT announced that five teams have submitted statements of qualification for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, an innovative Public Private Partnership (P3) aimed at reducing the state's number of structurally deficient bridges. Through the project, at least 500 bridges of similar design would be replaced under one contract. Cost savings are anticipated since the same basic design and construction standards will be used for multiple bridges.
CLEVELAND — Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of the winning design-build team selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide design and construction for the new George V. Voinovich, I-90 Cleveland Innerbelt Eastbound Bridge project. Led by the TGR JV, comprised of Trumbull Corporation, The Great Lakes Construction Company, and The Ruhlin Company, Parsons Brinckerhoff is serving as the independent quality firm (IQF).
HARRISBURG, PA. — Governor Tom Corbett announced that Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges. The allocation is $25.1 million more than the 2013 figure, roughly an 8 percent increase.
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Most Americans want the nation’s transportation network and key infrastructure facilities to be improved, according to a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation. Many Americans see a need for a proactive attitude, for example making needed repairs before getting hit by today’s natural disasters to prevent further damage. In fact, an overwhelming majority (95 percent) thinks it’s important to rebuild physical infrastructure so it survives increasingly intense weather patterns; 59 percent believes this construction is very crucial.
SALEM, ORE. — By researching Oregon’s historic bridges, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) engineers — and historians — hope to help guide efforts to preserve some of the state’s transportation treasures. “Oregon’s Historic Bridge Field Guide” offers insight into bridge building in the state, including its significance to our system and little-known details about the historic features found on many of the structures.
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