ICE®'s IP-3 Working on a Postage Stamp

ICE®'s IP-3 Working on a Postage Stamp  "Hydro with Pants" Editor: Debbie Reaney  The City of Keene, NH is responsible for maintaining 42 bridges in the area, including 33 vehicular bridges and 9 bicycle/pedestrian bridges. These bridges provide critical transportation links throughout the city and are important thoroughfares for many area residents. Ranging in age from new to 100-years-old, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) inspects these bridge ... Read more

McLean Returns to Churchland Bridge ~ 50 Years Later

McLean Returns to Churchland Bridge ~ 50 Years Later  Editor: Debbie Reaney    The Churchland Bridge in Portsmouth, VA is a critical throughfare for residents, connecting two sections of the city. It also serves as one of three crossings of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River and as a route for trucks delivering goods to and from South Hampton Roads. The original bridge was built by VDOT over 50 years ago before the annexation of Norfolk County with ... Read more

New Bridge & Protected Fish

New Bridge & Protected Fish  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Vancouver-based contractor, Cascade Bridge, who specializes in bridge construction and rehabilitation was recently chosen to replace the century-old Cherrylane Bridge off U.S. Highway 12 near Lenore, ID. The original Cherrylane Bridge, which sees approximately 350 vehicles a day, is 15.4 feet wide and stretches 788 feet across the Clearwater River. Constructed in 1919 and last rehabilitated in 1978, ... Read more

Versatile Clamp Helps Protect First Responders

Versatile Clamp Helps Protect First Responders  Editor: Allison Braswell    By 2025, residents of the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area will have a more peaceful commute on the reconstructed Chain of Rocks Bridge that carries Interstate 270 over the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Madison County, IL. The nearly 60-year-old design of the existing bridge is no longer practical for emergency vehicles. Its four lanes and one-foot-wide shoulders make it a ... Read more

ICE® Supports Natural History

ICE® Supports Natural History Deep Creek Bridge Rehabilitation  Editor: Debbie Reaney Seacoast Construction is leading the way to road rehabilitation on the Deep Creek Bridge in Putnam County, FL. Deep Creek is one of the tributaries of the Ocklawaha River and a historical site of America's first professional botanist William Bartram who explored the southeastern United States between 1765 and 1777. In his 1791 book called Travels, Bartram details his encounters with natu ... Read more

ICE® Versus Deicing Salts: The Only ICE® You Want on the Road!

ICE® Versus Deicing Salts The Only ICE® You Want on the Road! Bridge L-04 Replacement  Editor: Allison Braswell    The rapid deterioration of America's bridges is a widely recognized problem, and chloride-induced corrosion is to blame. Chlorides are derived primarily from the application of roadway deicing salts. Sodium chloride (common table salt) is the most popular type of road salt, while calcium chloride and magnesium chloride are common altern ... Read more

Lane Con Makes Drivers’ Dreams Come True

Lane Con Makes Drivers' Dreams Come True Theme Park Fans, Rejoice! Florida "Main Street" to be Expanded Editor: Allison Braswell If a family is heading to Central Florida for a vacation, chances are that they are visiting at least one of the fun-packed theme parks in Orlando such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. But, with increased travel comes worsening road congestion on Florida's Turnpike (SR 91).  With over 500 miles of toll roads, the Turnpike ... Read more

Mountain Ridges & Temporary Bridges

Mountain Ridges & Temporary Bridges Editor: Allison Braswell What better place to enjoy nature while working in construction than at Glacier National Park, MT--where the Battle Ridge Construction team took in breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains as they used an ICE® 28B Vibratory Hammer to pull four 16" (in) steel piles of around 20' (ft) long from a temporary bridge as part of the park's rehabilitation work on 13 bridges. The park's bridge improvements include timber pile ... Read more

Saving America’s Crumbling Bridges

Saving America's Crumbling Bridges Editor: Allison Braswell   Despite their importance, bridges are the most neglected components of U.S. infrastructure, especially those on local roads. The inconvenience of closures for inspections and frequency of bridge use too often results in deferred maintenance. The consequences are obvious--bridges are falling apart far faster than they are being repaired.  Bridges are integral elements of America's transportation systems--and ... Read more

Historic Regional Link Re-imagined

Historic Regional Link Re-imagined Editor: Allison Braswell A vision for the future of New Hampshire and Vermont's shared infrastructure has been under discussion for nearly three decades. Now, it is finally coming to life. Since June 2021, NHDOT has been leading long-awaited replacement and repurposing efforts for two deteriorating spans of the 200-year-old, 8-lane bridge that carries traffic between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT over the Connecticut River. A new, wider single-span bri ... Read more