Jiangsu Sutong Bridge Construction

In June 2003 construction began on what is claimed to be the world's longest span cable-stayed bridge to date. The Sutong Bridge lies between Nantong City and Suzhou of Jiangsu province, and became a part of the national key trunk route planned by the Ministry of Communications from Jiayin in Helongjiang province to Nanping in Fuijang province. Sutong Bridge, which crosses the 6km Changjiang River, has several roles: it has aided the trunk road net in both the province and throughout the ... Read more

Beaver River Bridge Replacement

The Beaver River Bridge located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, is being reconstructed and the project is now approaching the third and final phase of the process. This project, in North Sewickley Township, Homewood Borough and Big Beaver Borough in Beaver County, involves the complete replacement of the Mainline Bridge over the Beaver River. Along with the Beaver River Ridge construction, two miles of the Turnpike's east-west mainline (Interstate 76) between Milepost 12 and Milepost 14 PA ... Read more

Repairing the Historic Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the nation's most visited and scenic national parks. The park runs for 469 miles through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina providing memorable views of the Appalachian Mountains. There are also numerous parking areas at trailheads for the various hiking trails that intersect the parkway, and several campgrounds located along the parkway allow for overnight stays. Certain sections of the park are closed in the winter due to inclement weather mak ... Read more

New Jersey's Route 78 Gets A New Look

Route 78 in Bedminister, NJ is receiving some new updates to help alleviate the increased volume of traffic that it has received over the last few years.  Route 78 is an east-west highway that runs from Harrisburg, PA all the way through the whole state of New Jersey ending at the Holland Tunnel.  I-78 accommodates over four million trucks annually, representing 24% of all truck traffic in the nation. It also is a major connection point to the New York metropolitan area's thr ... Read more

IEW Positively Impacts Garden State

Heavy highway construction company, IEW Construction Group (IEW), has played an interesting and dynamic role in the rehabilitation of New Jersey's bridges. Construction has been underway on the widening of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, NJ since late 2021.  This is Phase 2 of the project. Also known as US Route 46, this most recent section is one of fourteen ventures that is a part of a much larger $24 billion (about $74 per person in the US) capital improvement project put ... Read more

Updated Bridge in Florida Pan Handle

Updated Bridge in Florida Pan Handle Edited by Alan Zimmerman The pan handle of Florida has some of the most diverse and unpredictable weather. Heavy rains, high gusty winds, and baking hot temperatures can lead to the deterioration of man-made structures such as bridges and other infrastructures. Just outside of Holt, FL, a new bridge was built to replace the older two-lane bridge that previously served Santa Rose County residents. This bridge is a part of the Blackwater River State For ... Read more

Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge

Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge $140M Mississippi River bridge reconstruction project will change landscape of Lansing   Edited by: Debbie Reaney A new bridge is being developed to replace the cantilever bridge called the Black Hawk Bridge, named after Chief Black Hawk in Lansing, IA., one of the most unique historic bridges in the country. The key detail is the fact that the suspended span of the bridge is only connected at the bottom with no connection (visual or str ... Read more

America’s New Space Bridge

America's New Space Bridge Edited by Alan Zimmerman & Debbie Reaney  The Robert F Kennedy Space Center is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Florida. Located on Merrit Island, the space has about 700 facilities and buildings grouped throughout the center's 140,000 acres (about half the area of San Antonio, Texas). NASA began acquiring land in 1962, buying up over 131 square miles (about the area of Athens, Georgia) of land and resources to start space programs th ... Read more

RFK Bridge Gets a Face Lift

RFK Bridge Gets a Face Lift Editor: Alan Zimmerman Building a bridge always starts with a solid foundation. The Robert F. Kennedy bridge, formerly known as the Triborough (aka Triboro) Bridge, is a viaduct structure connecting Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx across the Harlem River. Approaching its 88th anniversary from being opened, it is receiving some new renovations. Work is currently being completed on the top of the bridge that focuses on widening the bike and pedestrian walkway ... Read more

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Thanks to the experts at Sletten Construction, Montana Rail Link's (MRL) main line was put back into service in late July after they helped rebuild Reed Point bridge over the Yellowstone River. Reopening more than a week ahead of estimates! The bridge collapsed earlier this summer on June 24, sending 10 cars into the river and derailing an additional seven cars following an overnight bridge ... Read more