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Ready to Play at Tarpum Bay

On Sunday, July 23rd, teams from Disney’s Lighthouse Point project took to the field to mark the conclusion of a months-long effort to update the Tarpum Bay Ballfield. Work began in January of 2023 and included a 50 foot expansion of the outfield, new infield surfaces and fencing, dugout updates, seating, and a new concession [...]

US 60 Cumberland River Bridge is a Float-In Wonder

In September, American Bridge Company, as a dedicated subcontractor to Jim Smith Contracting, completed the assembly and float-in of the new US 60 Cumberland River Bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet slated the aging truss for replacement but needed to limit impacts to navigational traffic on the busy waterway. American Bridge assembled the 700-foot, 2,800-ton truss […]

Southland Awarded and Given Notice to Proceed on New Projects Valued at $290 Million

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Southland Holdings, LLC (“Southland”) announced today that it has been awarded and given notice to proceed on $290 million of new projects during the year to date, which consist of the following projects: Transportation Segment Table Rock Bridge: $67 million steel plate girder bridge project over Table Rock […]

South 10th Street Bridge Project Brings Home More Awards

It was a little delayed, but on Saturday, April 30th, the South 10th Street Bridge Dehumidification project accepted the 2020 Outstanding Highway Engineering Award - Category C (Projects Greater than $20M) from the American Society of Highway Engineers, Pittsburgh Section. In 2017, AB served as the general contractor for the South 10th Street Bridge, also [...]

New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge Ahead of Schedule

American Bridge and Jim Smith Construction are working together to finish the new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland, Kentucky. The bridge construction resumed on Monday at the U.S. 60/KY 70 intersection with another concrete pour on the main pier. AB is finishing up assembling the structural steel for the 700’ main truss. AB […]

Balancing Project Demands and Resources Through In-House Construction Engineering

In the construction industry, general contractors (GC) have seen rapid changes with innovation and alternative project delivery methods like Design-Build, Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP or P3). These trends have led many companies to reevaluate their business approach to manage project demands and resources. Most GCs don’t provide engineering services, instead [...]

These AB Builds are the Center of Attention

AB has a long history of constructing unique convention centers. From controversial architecture to national icons, we’re revisiting the builds and how they’re continuing to operate today. Conventions and showcases are an essential feature of cultural, educational, and professional groups. Coming together by the hundreds or even thousands, attendees bond over their shared passions. Today, [...]

Reaching the Summit

After a challenging climb to the top - the American Bridge Team at the Washington State Convention Center Addition celebrates a major milestone. On Friday, June 11, a steel beam painted red, white, and blue, adorned with an evergreen tree and American flag was hoisted 195 feet into the clear, blue Seattle sky. This signaled the [...]

Bayway Structure E Project Going Out with a Bang

On Tuesday, a countdown began. “Three... two... one... fire in the hole! Fire in the hole!” Seconds later, a boom reverberated across the blue-green water to people standing a safe distance away. For the past three months, the SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway) Structure E Team has been hard at work dismantling the aging bascule bridge [...]

Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company

Grapevine, Texas – September 30, 2020 – Southland Holdings LLC announced today the acquisition of American Bridge Company, a global leader in complex civil engineering, bridge construction and rehabilitation, marine construction, and specialty structures. The Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based company was founded in 1900 as a JP Morgan-engineered merger of 28 bridge and structural companies. Over the […]

AB’s Bayway Structure E in Tierra Verde, Florida Continues to Make Progress

This design-build project for the Florida Department of Transportation, District 7  includes replacing the existing two-lane bascule bridge with a two-lane, high-level, fixed bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde islands in Pinellas County. The project will also include the construction of a 12-foot-wide shared-use path on the east side and a 5-foot-wide concrete […]

Project Services: Bridging Phases, People, and Processes

Successful projects need support from kickoff through final completion. Is your company ready?Change is inevitable. Continually evaluating company needs is crucial in any industry, but especially so in construction. Demands of internal and external customers can change rapidly and firms have to be able to pivot to respond to requests while maintaining safety, quality, and [...]

Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards

Washington, DC. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named two American Bridge Company projects as Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Honor Award recipients. This award represents projects that illustrate superior engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to the progress of civil engineering. The AB projects include the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge Superstructure Replacement [...]

Philip Murray Bridge Earns Three Prestigious Awards

American Bridge Recognized for Outstanding Engineering Achievements PITTSBURGH – The Department of Public Works’ Philip Murray (South Tenth Street) Bridge rehabilitation project recently earned three prestigious awards. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) honored the project with a National Recognition Award. The state chapter of ACEC, ACEC/PA, named the bridge project as a Diamond [...]

Spanning the Bay: A Look Back at the Historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

No longer a dream, no longer a project, no longer a construction job – it is a completed structure. In 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consisted of an administration building, toll booths, a city terminal, approach ramps and viaducts, grade separations, earth fills, suspension, cantilever and simple bridge spans, and a tunnel. Yerba Buena Island [...]

Braving Winter Conditions On The Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project

AB crews working on the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation know the peak of winter in Buffalo, NY can be brutal. High winds, snow, and freezing temperatures make conditions on a bridge even more difficult. Local news channel WIVB visited the team, where our crews discuss the project, the importance of layering, being aware of their surroundings, [...]

Steel Erection Progressing on Corridor H Project

On November 8th, AB completed the erection of bridge number two for the West Virginia Corridor H Project. The 357-foot high Liebherr LR 1300 SX crane was used to erect the steel plate girder bridge from Kerens to Parsons. To complete the erection, crews used pins to facilitate fit up and used bolts to fill […]

Partnering with Louis Berger and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P)

Bridges create connections to critical resources and opportunities. This year, AB partnered with Louis Berger and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) to help those in the Veraguas province of Panama gain access to schools, medical facilities, employment, and markets. See how the new 290-foot suspension bridge was built to provide the community safe access to those […]

Tim Creson Named President & CEO of American Bridge Company

Today, the Board of Directors for American Bridge Holding Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Creson as President and CEO. Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in heavy civil construction. Since 2012, he has served as Webber LLC’s President and CEO. Webber is a Texas-based construction firm. During his tenure at […]

AB Secures Bayway Design-Build Project

  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 has awarded American Bridge Company (AB) the SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway) Structure E Over Intracoastal Waterway Design-Build contract in Pinellas County, Florida. This project involves the design and construction of a new two-lane high level fixed span on a new alignment, replacing the current bascule bridge. […]

Queensferry Crossing Officially Opens

On Monday, September 4th the official opening ceremony for the Queensferry Crossing in Edinburgh, Scotland was held, marking a monumental occasion. After six years of being under construction, the first car traveled across the bridge on August 30th and five days later the bridge was closed one more time for the official opening ceremony. The festivities allowed […]

Jim Laing Hired as Senior Vice President

American Bridge (AB) is pleased to announce that Jim Laing joined AB as the Senior Vice President of Operations on Monday, August 28, 2017. Jim was hired to oversee AB’s North American operations and the Company’s four major regions. Jim brings over 31 years of experience in the heavy/civil industry to AB in roles ranging [...]

First Span of the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project Opens

On Friday night, a monumental occasion occurred at the Tappan Zee Bridge project site as the Rockland-bound traffic on the existing bridge shifted over to the first span of the new design-build structure. The opening of the first span comes after four years of construction on the two, 3.1 mile, parallel, cable-stay crossings of the […]

AB Crews Successfully Erect Last Deck Assembly on Portageville Bridge Replacement Project

A huge milestone was achieved last week on July 31st at the Portageville Bridge Replacement project when AB crews successfully completed the final closure of the 483′ pinned arch structure. The milestone comes exactly 142 years – to the day – after the existing structure was first opened to rail traffic. AB is now working […]

AB Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “In the Lead” Publication

American Bridge was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “In the Lead” publication. Follow the link to read more about our history and thoughts on future growth.

AB Secures 10th Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

American Bridge is pleased to announce that the Allegheny County Department of Public Works has recently awarded AB the South 10th Street Bridge Rehabilitation project located in our headquarters hometown – Pittsburgh. With this project comes a lot of familiarity. 85 years ago, AB completed the original superstructure. AB was the prime contractor for the […]

America’s Safest Companies 2016

American Bridge was named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today. Find out more:

American Bridge Awarded Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Contract

American Bridge Company is pleased to announce that the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) has awarded American Bridge Canada Company (ABCC) the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Contract. The Peace Bridge is an international border crossing of the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada and Buffalo, New York. The work will involve the […]

The Big Lift: Up Close and Personal with AB Project Staff

John Callaghan and Robbie Fitz of American Bridge Canada Company talk about their experiences working on this history making project. Watch the video here.

The Queensferry Crossing North Approach Viaduct Launch

The North Approach Viaduct on the Queensferry Crossing in Edinburgh, Scotland was recently launched, and was one of the most challenging engineering feats of the entire project. Watch the launch take place:

Las Vegas High Roller wins Arts/Entertainment Structures award

At the Structural Awards Ceremony this past Friday, the Las Vegas High Roller took home the award for the Arts/Entertainment Structures category for “excellence in the structural design of buildings and structures ranging from theatres, cinemas and music venues to art galleries, museums and exhibition centres, and even large structural sculptures.” As the tallest observation […]

American Bridge International (ABI) Awarded Severn Bridge Contract

American Bridge Company (AB) is pleased to announce that Severn River Crossings PLC has awarded American Bridge International (ABI) the M48 Severn Bridge Main Cable Internal Inspection CI-3 contract, the third cable inspection contract on the bridge, which is a major crossing between England and Wales. The ABI team will facilitate the inspection of eight […]

First Deck Sections Lifted on Queensferry Crossing

The first 750 mt deck segments were floated out on barges from Rosyth to the site, and then lifted into place. Watch the first two segments go up:

Queensferry Crossing Project Updates

The Queensferry Crossing is making steady progress as members of the joint venture Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors stay hard at work. For updates, photos, and coverage, visit

Left Coast Lifter Arrives at Tappan Zee Bridge

ENR highlights the crane’s arrival on the Tappan Zee Bridge Jobsite. Read more on ENR’s website

American Bridge Named to Fastest Growing Companies List

American Bridge is proud to announce their spot on the Pittsburgh Business Time’s 2014 list of Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Region, which was published in August. The list ranks companies by revenue growth from 2011-2013, with AB placed at number 61 overall. The list was also broken up into categories by industry, and […]

American Bridge Canada Officially Named Contractor for Macdonald Redecking

Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) is pleased to announce a major milestone in the replacement of the suspended spans on the Macdonald Bridge. American Bridge Canada Company has been awarded the contract to be the general contractor for the project (referred to as the Big Lift).

Huey P. Long Bridge Recognized as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

When American Bridge completed the Huey P. Long Bridge in 1935, it was the first New-Orleans-area Mississippi River crossing to accommodate both railroad cars and automobiles. In September of 2012, the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) held a ceremony, recognizing the bridge in its Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program. In just ten months, American […]

EHW Constructors Joint Venture awarded a $331,372,767 contract

Virginia Beach, Virginia – On May 9, 2012 the EHW (Explosives Handling Wharf) Constructors Joint Venture (consists of 45 percent Skanska, 35 percent American Bridge and 20 percent NOVA) was awarded a $331,372,767 firm-fixed-price construction contract for construction of an explosives handling Wharf No. 2, including option item 0001 for the construction of two new […]

American Bridge Tampa District Wins Multiple Contracts Early in 2012

Pittsburgh, PA –With four contracts awarded in March and April, the American Bridge Tampa District has already exceeded its 2012 targets. The Florida projects include the Courtney Campbell Trail Design/Build State Route 60 in Tampa, Tom’s Harbour Channel Bridge Replacement in Duck Key, Golden Beach Bridge Replacements in the town of Golden Beach and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

A headline for ENR Magazine on March 23, 2011 Link: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AB Advances 31 Spots on the 2010 Top 400 Contractors List

American Bridge ranked 82nd on Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors List for 2010, advancing 31 spots from 113th place in 2009. Additionally, AB placed in the following specialized categories: 12th in the Top 20 of Transportation 17th in the Top 50 in Domestic Heavy Contractors 35th in the Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad

American Bridge Company Awarded $21.3M to Rehabilitate Ogdensburg Bridge

New York, NY – American Bridge Company, New York District, has been awarded a $21.3 million contract for the main span rehabilitation of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River in New York. The contract includes the removal and replacement of the bridge railing, light standards and electrical wiring over the length of […]

American Bridge Company Awarded $31.3M to Construct New Port in Bahamas

Tampa, FL – American Bridge Bahamas, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tampa District of American Bridge Company has been awarded a $31.3 million contract for the construction of the port of Arawak Cay at Nassau, Bahamas. The work involves installation of approximately 2,500 lf of new sheet pile bulkhead a new wharf platform, crane support […]

American Bridge Wins Award of Excellence

Baltimore, MD – American Bridge has been selected to receive an Award for Excellence in Concrete Construction by the Maryland Chapter of the American Concrete Institution (ACI) based on their excellent and innovative performance on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation project. This project involves the removal of 193,000 SF of deck in the westbound […]

Wall Street Journal Highlights AB Project

The Winter Park Canal Replacement project completed by American Bridge in 2001 is pictured in a Wall Street Journal article on April 1, 2010. The article’s focus is the aesthetics of this progressive suburb, of which AB contributed the supply and installation of approximately 4,600 lineal feet of sheet pile canal walls to replace existing deteriorated […]

Chincoteague in News

CHINCOTEAGUE — The new bridge under construction at Chincoteague is on schedule for a January opening. Thomas A. Rakowski of the Virginia Department of Transportation told the Chincoteague Town Council recently that despite early delays and adverse weather conditions the past month, American Bridge — the bridge’s main contractor — has been making progress. “We […]

AB Wins Best Value Award at $35.2M to Construct Navy Pier 31

Richmond, VA – Following their successful completion of Pier 6 at the New London Submarine base, American Bridge (AB), wins contract worth $35.2 million to construct another pier in Groton, Connecticut, number 31. Over this 25 month project AB will self-perform the demolition of the existing pier, cast in place concrete deck work as well […]

AB Wins Safety Award for Pier 11 Project

American Bridge/McLean Joint Venture has been selected to receive the “Star Safety Excellence Award, Recognition of Outstanding Safety Performance” from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for the Pier 11 Replacement project in Norfolk, VA. This award is given only to those companies that have demonstrated a corporate proactive safety posture. American Bridge/McLean Joint Venture has […]

AB Awarded Nassau Harbor Project

The Tampa District of American Bridge (AB) has been awarded a contract of $ 15,186,000 to perform the marine construction part of the Nassau Harbor Project in Nassau, Bahamas. AB’s scope includes the installation of approximately 4,300 wall feet of sheetpile bulkhead with tieback system and concrete encapsulation, which will form a containment for dredged […]

AB Awarded Grand Island Project

The New York District office of American Bridge Company has been awarded a $48M contract by the New York State Thruway Authority for the rehabilitation of South Grand Island Bridges, which carry I-190 over the Niagara River between Tonawanda and Grand Island, NY. Each of the twin bridges comprise of a truss arch bridge with […]