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April 10, 2014

391 bridges in Nova Scotia have serious damage

Nova Scotia’s bridges are corroding and crumbling to the point where 391 of those inspected were listed as having serious damage including missing concrete, says a provincial database.

April 9, 2014

Young engineering minds put to the test

Using only Popsicle sticks, white glue, and construction paper for the decking, scores of elementary school students throughout Peel Region built miniature bridges earlier this winter.

April 8, 2014

Modern concrete gives bridge a second life

From a distance, the Canadian Niagara Power Forebay Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont. looked as it did when it was completed in 1905.

April 1, 2014

Multiple bridge projects slated for Hamilton

Steeltown is living up to its name, with 12 bridge rehabilitation projects either underway or slated to start in Hamilton, Ont.

February 18, 2014

Warm-mix asphalt technology use on the rise in the United States

According to a recent survey measuring the use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt usage in the United States, almost 25 per cent of mixtures used during the 2012 construction season were reported to incorporate warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies.

February 14, 2014

$1.3 billion in strategic infrastructure funding in 2014 budget applauded by CCA

Since the federal Economic Action Plan 2014 was expected to be a "stay the course" budget, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) was surprised and pleased to see an additional $1.3 billion for additional strategic investments in public infrastructure and transportation services.

February 10, 2014

Carpenters’ build massive bridge model for training

A recently constructed model of a concrete and steel girder highway bridge is nothing like the one you might expect to see perched on an engineer’s office desk. This model is big. Really big.

February 3, 2014

Hoggs Hollow bridge steel refurbishment no easy task

It took nearly a decade but the Hoggs Hollow bridge expansion and repair at Highway 401 not only finished a year ahead of schedule, it will pay back the investment for years to come.

January 30, 2014

Design innovation helps make corrosion water under the bridge

Structural steel in bridge design has one fatal flaw — bridges are usually over water, often over salt water, making failure through corrosion almost inevitable.

January 28, 2014

History runs deep on Welland bridge rehab

The Welland Main Street Bridge has become an icon of the city of Welland, Ont, instantly recognizable as part of its identity. Designated a historic structure by Heritage Welland, it’s no wonder that Niagara Region, the bridge owner, is lavishing the steel structure with $5.8 million worth of attention.

February 26, 2010

Detroit’s Bagley Street pedestrian bridge uses unique cable-stayed design

Detroit’s signature Bagley Street pedestrian bridge for years was an under-the-radar project that, when completed, took local residents and motorists by surprise.

February 26, 2010

University labs look at pulling solar heat from asphalt roads

A team of scientists from three universities — University of Rhode Island, Brown University in Providence Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth — have a short list of four ideas ranging from simple to complex to harvest solar power from asphalt.

February 26, 2010

Truck-mounted laser finds, maps and assesses road condition

A new tool to help engineers make decisions about resurfacing or replacing roads is coming to Ontario this summer.

February 26, 2010

Bridge work kicks off Windsor-Essex Parkway

Initial construction of the Windsor-Essex Parkway has been completed, with Windsor’s Facca Construction Inc. wrapping up bridge and noise barrier work on the $15.5-million contract in January.

February 26, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Way widening a large, complex project

Not only is it the most expensive and largest conventionally tendered project by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the $153-million widening of the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, Ont. may also be one of its most challenging.

February 26, 2010

Environment Canada mandates cleaner diesel engines for non-road construction vehicles

An interim order issued by Environment Canada in December 2010 permits the import of non-road vehicles outfitted with cleaner Interim Tier 4 (IT4) diesel engines.

February 26, 2010

EZ Street Canada develops asphalt mix for use in extreme cold

Hot mix is often the asphalt of choice for paving projects, but EZ Street Canada is aiming to take a bite out of the market with a cold asphalt paving mix that can be applied without heating at temperatures ranging from minus 18C to 38C.

February 26, 2010

Highway 69 expansion hits an environmental roadblock

The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on a British Columbia mine has roadblocked the widening of Ontario’s Highway 69.

February 26, 2010

Oshawa mayor fights to speed up highway 407 eastward extension

A campaign to extend Highway 407 from Brock Road in Pickering to Highways 35/115 in one continuous phase continues to snowball, says Oshawa Mayor John Henry.

February 26, 2010

Edmonton to deal with ‘bumper crop’ of potholes

The City of Edmonton is busy fixing potholes and expects to do more repairs in 2011 than in other years.

February 26, 2010

First overhead animal crossing planned for Highway 69 widening

A wildlife bridge set for Highway 69 will save both humans and animals and is the first of its kind in Ontario.

February 26, 2010

Major upgrade planned for downtown artery in Kitchener

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is finalizing plans to widen and upgrade one of Kitchener’s major downtown arteries, Weber Street.

February 26, 2010

MTO likes seven-year pavement warranty program

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario says its seven-year pavement warranty program — the only program of its kind in North America — will provide an ongoing model for future paving contracts.

February 26, 2010

Challenging repairs on seven kilometre stretch of Forks of the Credit Road in Caledon, Ontario

The challenges of reconstructing and stabilizing the Forks of the Credit Road in Caledon are almost as awe-inspiring as the scenery.


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