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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…

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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…

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Reaching the Summit
Reaching the Summit 1024 683 American Bridge

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Steel Erection Progressing on Corridor H Project
Steel Erection Progressing on Corridor H Project 150 150 American Bridge

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…

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