Connecticut’s Movable Bridges

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:24Movable Bridges of ConnecticutThe Connecticut Department of Transportation defines a movable bridge as "any type of bridge that can be opened to allow traffic below (usually on a navigable body of water) to proceed."[1]In Connecticut, most movable bridges are either bascule bridges or swing bridges.Bascule - "A type of movable bridge that pivots (or rolls...
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Connecticut’s Historic Covered Bridges

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:04Connecticut Covered BridgesWhen musing on the quintessential covered bridge most people think of Vermont, but the earliest known covered bridge was built in 1804 by Massachusetts' Timothy Palmer to span the Schuylkill River (PA).[i] In fact, a 1957 census of covered bridges (excluding footbridges) in the USA and Canada revealed that only 20% of remaining...
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Accelerated Bridge Construction

 NOTE: This blog post was for June 2014Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:33Accelerated Bridge ConstructionSitting in traffic, wondering what is happening on I84 the weekend of June 27-29, 2014?This is an example of new paradigm in bridge building - Accelerated Bridge Construction.In this case, two bridges that carry I-84 over Marion Avenue, one eastbound and one westbound, are being replace...
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