The Pros and Cons of Accelerated Bridge Construction

It’s no secret that America’s bridges need work.  The viaducts built as a part of the highway-building boom in the United States during the middle of the last century are well past their expected lifespan of 50 years. The poor condition of bridges across the United States is one of the primary reasons that Congress […]

Does It Still Make Sense to Rent Bridge Construction Equipment?

The equipment rental market in the United States has grown exponentially over the last several years, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most types of construction work benefit from using rental equipment, from completing small contracting projects to building major skyscrapers. One of the sectors that benefit the most is bridge development. However, the combination of […]

How Does Your State Compare? 2021 Bridge Project Roundup

….And What’s Next Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and published in its Federal Highway Investment Benefits by State dashboard reveals that state transportation departments undertook over 16,000 bridge and road improvement projects in 2021. ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black compiled the report. By […]

Prepare Your Systems Now for a Bridge Infrastructure Work Surge

It’s coming! After decades of delays, Congress has approved funding for significant bridge infrastructure upgrades across the United States.  Are you ready? One of the weakest aspects of bridge construction and maintenance work has always been — and still is — the processes and systems that businesses use for:  Planning and developing new bridges. Getting […]

Rent or buy your on-the-job equipment?

See which option makes more sense when it comes to bridge construction, maintenance, and inspection projects. According to data reported by Statista, the equipment rental market in the United States has grown significantly over the last two decades and is expected to continue to do so in the years ahead. After falling slightly to $48.5 […]

Bridges ARE Better

How the bridge infrastructure sector has managed to improve while others have continued to decline. According to the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the overall condition of infrastructure across the United States earns a dismal C- grade. The nation’s bridges got a slightly better C rating, […]