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

SPS-Walsh JV Helps Connect Massachusetts

The I-90/ I-95 interchange in Massachusetts is currently being remodeled for a completion date goal of early 2027. This new interchange will provide new bridges, wider exit ramps, and a safer environment for all people that use it. There are eight bridges that are part of this busy intersection and of the eight, five will be replaced, including the one that crosses the Charles River. The Charles River stretches 80 miles throughout Massachusetts and has been a helping factor with construction ... Read more

I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project- Part 2

The Interstate 495 (I-495) at Interstate 90 (I-90) interchange in Massachusetts is one of the state's busiest roadway junctions. Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDOT) is in a five-year project to revamp the area including Mass Pike and Interstate 495 interchanges. First responders and local business advocates are excited for the potential benefits, as this $400 million project is the largest in the state and will replace all the ramps on the interchange, ... 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

NJ's Route 22 Redesigned

Route 22 Redesign  Edited by: Alan Zimmerman    Route 22 in Union Township, NJ is receiving a new look. This new project will replace the existing bridges carrying Route 22 eastbound and Route 22 westbound over Route 82 located between the Garden State Parkway Exit 140 and Exit 140B, which are in poor condition and will be coordinated with other infrastructure work currently being completed on the Parkway. Improvements and construction will cover a wide area of ... 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