Structural News

Timeline and costs revised for Bayonne Bridge raising

Navigational clearance at the Bayonne Bridge for the world's largest container ships under the Port Authority's ambitious "Raise the Roadway" project is now expected in late 2017, according to the agency's revised timetable for the complex undertaking. Project completion is expected in mid-2019, potentially resulting in an increase in total project costs of approximately 15 percent.

TC Ground Snow Load website now available

The Applied Technology Council (ATC), with the assistance from the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), developed a website that provides a way for users to easily obtain an ASCE 7 site-specific ground snow load based on GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) or a street address.

Deadline extended for Beyond Green Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council has extended its Call for Entries for the 2015 Beyond Green High-Performance Building and Community Awards until Oct. 31, 2015.

Bridge conditions improve throughout Washington

More than 49 million square feet of bridges measured by deck area under the Washington State Department of Transportation’s care are in fair or better condition. Size wise, this is roughly the equivalent of a two-lane highway stretching from Seattle to Spokane.

Caltrans moves to hold Bay Bridge contractors accountable

Caltrans officials will seek approval from the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) to conclude its contract with American Bridge/Fluor, the joint venture that built many parts of the Bay Bridge, and hold the contractor accountable for project delays and faulty work.

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