The Bridge Newsletter

Construction

The Bridge - 26.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Soil stabilization using fly ash
  • Joe Pulver *really* loves to run
  • Testing your battery and alternator
  • 21st century bridge
  • Options for improving poor soil

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The Bridge - 26.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Cold in-place recycling - a good choice even in tight spaces
  • Road commissions upgrade lights and save money
  • New lives for old signs
  • The place to go for bridge preservation

Additional Resources:

NCHRP Synthesis 421: Recycling and Reclamation of Asphalt Pavements Using In-Place Methods
Transportation Research Board
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_421.pdf

Cold Recycling: The Future in Pavement Rehabilitation
Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association
http://www.pavementpreservation.org/toolbox/links/CR%20Brochure%20FINAL%2008-26-05.pdf

Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling Application Checklist
Federal Highway Administration
www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/preservation/ppcl12.cfm

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Asset Management

The Bridge - 25.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • New Bridge Technology Saves 25 Percent or More
  • Long-time Michigan LTAP Supporter Retires
  • Rebuilding Saves Money and Improves Durability
  • Your Crew Needs a New Truck? Consider Buying Used
  • Evaluating Products for Roadway Dust Control

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Snow, Ice, Winter Preparation

The Bridge - 25.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Agencies Share Winter Operations Best Practices
  • New Program for Load Rating Bridges
  • Stop Throwing Your Deicer Budget in the Ditch
  • New LTAP Web Site

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Crack Sealing

The Bridge - 25.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Unconventional pavement maintenance
  • Safety Edge demonstration
  • Try the Safety Edge
  • Sign shop for hire
  • 5-minute sign installation
  • Michigan Winter Operations Conference preview

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The Bridge - 25.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • An easy way to save money now - hardfacing
  • Asset management leaders recognized
  • Managing roadside trees to reduce danger to motorists
  • Safety tips for chain saw operators
  • Working together to improve roads and bridges
  • Context sensitive solutions in action

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The Bridge - 24.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • The science of highway safety
  • Bridge load rating workshop
  • MDOT Bridge Advisories
  • Tech writing for transportation pros (Part 3 of 3)
  • Help for locals from FHWA
  • Safety funding for local agencies

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Winter Preparation

The Bridge - 24.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Creating a sustainable winter operations program
  • Proper calibration (download from the Web)
  • No “silver bullet” in winter maintenance materials
  • Tech writing for transportation pros (Part 2 of 3)
  • Underbody wash

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Safety

The Bridge - 24.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Maximum bang for the transportation buck
  • Safety resources available on the web
  • 2005 MUTCD for next to nothing
  • Tech writing for transportation pros (Part 1 of 3)
  • Highway Safety Manual is available

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The Bridge - 24.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Local roads "holding their own" in Delta County
  • Stricter diesel emission rules affect truck replacements
  • Protecting workers from effects of heat
  • Distracted driving creates dangerous situations

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