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

AB Connections Fall 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • HIGHLIGHT - Succession and Evolution at American Bridge
  • 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
  • TRAINING - Session 5: this class is well on its way, having completed five of the eight sessions of their training program
  • 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
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
  • 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
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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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