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South 10th Street Bridge Project Brings Home More Awards
South 10th Street Bridge Project Brings Home More Awards 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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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 assembled the truss on barges at the Paducah River. Once this truss is completed and painted, AB will then transport the truss in September to the bridge site to be jacked into place on the piers. After the truss is jacked into place another concrete deck will be poured on the main span. The new Cumberland Bridge is expected to be up and ready for traffic in the late spring of 2023. Despite some weather delays in the fall and winter, the project is running two months ahead of schedule. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have developed a new work schedule for the project. The new Cumberland Bridge will provide a significant transportation connection for local Livingston County traffic, as the Cumberland River splits the county. This will provide a way for drivers, bikers, pedestrians, busses, and emergency vehicles to get across the river. The Cumberland Bridge will have a 40’ wide, two-lane deck with 12’ driving lanes and 6’ shoulders, also making it accessible for almost all farm equipment, without stopping the oncoming traffic. The existing Cumberland Bridge is known as the Lucky Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge, which opened to traffic in 1931. Learn more about the new Cumberland Bridge and AB’s part in this innovative project at the link below.

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Balancing Project Demands and Resources Through In-House Construction Engineering
Balancing Project Demands and Resources Through In-House Construction Engineering 1024 410 American Bridge

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…

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These AB Builds are the Center of Attention
These AB Builds are the Center of Attention 150 150 American Bridge

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,…

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Reaching the Summit
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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…

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Bayway Structure E
Bayway Structure E Project Going Out with a Bang
Bayway Structure E Project Going Out with a Bang 829 553 American Bridge

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…

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Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company
Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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AB’s Bayway Structure E in Tierra Verde, Florida Continues to Make Progress
AB’s Bayway Structure E in Tierra Verde, Florida Continues to Make Progress 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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Project Services: Bridging Phases, People, and Processes
Project Services: Bridging Phases, People, and Processes 150 150 American Bridge

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,…

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Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards
Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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The Philip Murray Bridge Dehumidification Project
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Philip Murray Bridge Earns Three Prestigious Awards
Philip Murray Bridge Earns Three Prestigious Awards 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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AB Connections Issue 1011

In this edition of Connections:

  • FEATURE - Thousands of Miles Away, Work Hits Home
  • FEATURE PHOTO - Tappan Zee Bridge in Black and White
  • FEATURED EMPLOYEE - Rob Conroy
  • NEW EMPLOYEES
  • ABit of News
  • CURRENT CONTRACTS
  • FLASHBACKS - Woolworth Building, Empire State Building, and more
  • EXTENDED FLASHBACK - Crossing Hell's Gate
  • BRIDGE TO SAFETY - Extreme Weather Conditions

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Spanning the Bay: A Look Back at the Historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Spanning the Bay: A Look Back at the Historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 150 150 American Bridge

No longer a dream, no longer a project, no longer a construction job – it is a completed structure. I n 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…

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Braving Winter Conditions On The Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Braving Winter Conditions On The Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project 150 150 American Bridge

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,…

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