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FCBC Donates £2,000 for Bluebell Preservation

“Bluebells on the Move” A Fife-based environmental and conservation charity is helping to preserve 70,000 bluebell bulbs during preparatory works on Scotland’s largest infrastructure project. Fife Coast & Countryside Trust has received a donation of £2,000 from Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC), the contractors appointed by Transport Scotland to deliver the new bridge and connecting…

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AB Connections Fall 2011

In this edition of Connections:

  • COMPANY INFO - Current Contracts/New Hires/Grand Prize Winner
  • HIGHLIGHT - Three Nations Bridge
  • KENTUCKY LAKES - Final update of six year project
  • PLATT STREET - Historical bascule bridge major refurbishment
  • TRAINING - First graduating class since the start of the program
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM - Activities to finish 2011
  • AB PUBLISHED - Tagus River Bridge, Portugal
  • HUMAN RESOURCES - Notifications
  • UPDATES - ABM benefits students/SAS cable works
  • FLASHBACKS - 10, 26, 51, 81, 89 years ago...
  • ANNUAL MEETING - Standing ovation for service to the military and AB

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SIP District Wins Contract for World’s Largest Observation Wheel, Las Vegas

American Bridge Company’s Special and International Projects District (SIP) has been selected as prime structural contractor by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. for the Las Vegas High Roller, which will be the world’s largest observation wheel. The contract has a value of about $64M. AB will assist the design engineer Arup in the completion of the…

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AB Awarded the Infrastructure and Commonwealth Award

American Bridge accepted the Infrastructure and Commonwealth Award from the American Concrete Institute this March at the Excellence in Concrete Awards program in Virginia for progress on the Chincoteague Bridge Route 175 project. This project includes the construction of a 59-span, 4,764′ (1,452m), environmentally sensitive replacement bridge for Virginia Route 175 connecting the mainland to…

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AB Connections Summer 2011

In this edition of Connections:

  • GROW - New Hires
  • UPDATE - Human Resources
  • PRODUCE - Current Contracts
  • HIGHLIGHT - Pier 31 Replacement
  • PREVENT - Reduce 30% of work-related injuries
  • RESTORE - More than just bridges
  • SUSPEND - World's largest cable saddle placed and catwalks erected
  • CELEBRATE - SFOBB final sections delivered
  • REFRESH - Wellness Program
  • ACKNOWLEDGE - American Hero monument
  • TRAINING - New Operations
  • PARTICIPATE - AB Community Contributions
  • FLASHBACKS - 92 years of Navy projects, and counting
  • OPINION - Counterstatement in response to NY Times article
  • SPECIALIZE - SIP district wins contract for new special structure

http://www.americanbridge.net/wp-content/uploads/AB_Connections_Summer_2011.pdf
American Bridge in the New York Times

The following article was published in the New York Times on Sunday, June 26. Read further for information about the origin and controversy of San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge steel and a related quote from AB’s Brian Petersen. Headline: Bridge Comes to San Francisco with a Made-in China Label SHANGHAI – Talk about outsourcing. At…

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ABI Awarded Main Contract for the New Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland

FCBC Joint venture including American Bridge International awarded main contract for the new Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland. Coraopolis, PA – American Bridge International announced that an international joint venture of which it is part has signed the main contract with the Scottish Ministers for design and construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC), which…

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AB Connections Spring 2011

In this edition of Connections:

  • CURRENT CONTRACTS
  • NEW HIRES
  • UPDATES FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
  • HIGHLIGHT - San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • COMMUNITY - Walt Whitman project team participates in local charity race
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM UPDATE
  • NYC BRIDGE PROJECTS UPDATE - Structural improvements in live traffic to the busiest bridge in the world
  • NEW S1 DERRICK AT HEADQUARTERS - AB increases its operative advantage by erecting this high capacity crane
  • AB PUBLISHED - What bridges did AB build in its hometown?
  • FLASHBACKS - A 102 year old railroad high bridge and two vertical lifts
  • FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING, SCOTLAND - FCBC joint venture including American Bridge International awarded main contract for the new bridge spanning the Firth of Forth

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American Bridge on Winning Team for Scotland’s New Forth Crossing

A headline for ENR Magazine on March 23, 2011 Link: http://enr.construction.com/infrastructure/transportation/2011/0322-ForthBridge.asp With a winning bid more than 10% below the lowest official estimate, a consortium including American Bridge Co., Coraopolis, Pa., has been named preferred bidder for a $1.3-billion contract to design and build Scotland’s new Forth highway bridge. The Scottish government’s 2.7-kilometer-long road bridge…

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AB Connections Winter 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • American Bridge Innovation Secrets Unveiled at Pittsburgh History Center
  • High-Pressure Pipeline Bridges Remain in Full Service During Rehabilitation
  • Discover the Ambridge Bridge Works of American Bridge Company
  • Significant Progress Made on Huey P. Long Bridge
  • Point Marion Bridge
  • Training Providing Firm Foundation for What Lies Ahead
  • AB Published - After the Towers
  • Flashbacks
  • Lessons From the Past
  • Bay Bridge Update

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AB Connections Fall 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • CURRENT CONTRACTS AND NEW HIRES
  • HIGHLIGHT - Succession and Evolution at American Bridge
  • AWARDS
  • PROJECT UPDATES - Arawak Cay Port Development, Pier R3 and Pier 31
  • A TRIBUTE TO BOB LUFFY - Chairman, Robert Yahng, expresses appreciation for retiring CEO Bob Luffy at the company's annual meeting
  • BAY BRIDGE STEEL FABRICATION - Get the story behind AB's decision to choose ZPMC for the SAS fabrication, which is not without controversy
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • TRAINING - Session 5: this class is well on its way, having completed five of the eight sessions of their training program
  • FLASHBACKS
  • AB PUBLISHED - The engineers who shaped our industry are prominent in the lineage of present day AB
  • ABM CONNECT OREGON - $7.8 million grant enables ABM to expand sales from the Pacific to the Mississippi

http://www.americanbridge.net/wp-content/uploads/AB_Connections_Fall_2010.pdf
Robert Luffy Announces Retirement After 17 Years as American Bridge CEO

Chief executive officer Robert H. Luffy, P.E. has announced his retirement from American Bridge Company effective December 31, 2010. He has been CEO since 1993. The succession plan in place will result in Michael Flowers, P.E., currently chief operating officer of the company, assuming the role of chief executive officer upon Luffy’s retirement. Luffy began his career…

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Mackinac Bridge Named Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

(see below for video links) The Mackinac Bridge was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark on August 12, 2010, by the American Society of Civil Engineers to recognize and encourage preservation of landmarks, and to promote historical awareness of civil engineering. American Bridge fabricated and erected the entire 52-span bridge that stretches 18,343’ across…

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AB Connections Summer 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • SOFTBALL - Rekindling an old time softball tradition
  • SAS TOWER - The first section arrives
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM
  • AB COMMUNITY
  • CORNHOLE LEAGUE
  • HUMAN RESOURCES UPDATES
  • EARL DINNER RETIREMENT
  • TRAINING - AB field engineers travel to CA from across the US & abroad
  • FROM THE CEO - Design/build should be the new standard
  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Based on innovative performance on Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • STORIES - From a lifetime with AB
  • HISTORICAL LST - In Pittsburgh, September
  • CONNECTING THE BAY BRIDGE - 26 splices between the OBG sections
  • AB PUBLISHED - The name American Bridge is 140 years old
  • FLASHBACKS - An icon that posed unique challenges
  • NEW HIRES & CURRENT CONTRACTS

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