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July 20, 2013
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Hardanger Bridge to open on 17 of august 2013

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The first construction works on the Hardanger bridge started in March 2009, and now the final opening date has been announced as August 17th this year. As a result of the opening, the operation of the car ferry between Brimnes and Bruravik is scheduled to phase out. The bridge towers are over 200m above the fjord, and the span is 1310m long, making it the same size as the Golden Gate bridge in San Fransisco, USA. With the bridge, the route between Oslo and Bergen (Route 40) is shortened by 20 minutes, and becomes connected all the way without ferry. This is a very welcome news for us, as it makes both the tour programs shorter and more stable in the future.

August 7, 2012
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Bay Bridge Repairs to Continue

Irondequoit, N.Y. – The Irondequoit Bay Bridge is back open after being closed since Friday night for the second phase of repairs.

Lane closures have been a headache for some, especially those like Ester Kinder, who lives along Empire Boulevard where the bridge traffic is rerouted.

“It’s been really terrible trying to get out of the driveway,” Kinder said.

On Sunday, traffic moved smoothly along the Bay Bridge.  Construction that was scheduled to keep the east bound lanes closed through the evening wrapped up early.

Ronald Nesbitt Webster Town Supervisor says after initial concerns about access to the town, especially for emergency vehicles, he was pleased with this phase of construction.

“I’m pleased now,” Nesbitt said. “In the beginning, the Department of Transportation could have given us a little more information about what was going on.”

Lori Maher, Public Information Officer for the Department of Transportation, says while there are no set dates of when the next two phases of the project will begin, they will notify the public as soon as they’re set.

“In about another month or so we’ll be working again in the eastbound lanes and then a final time back in the westbound,” said Maher.

The $14 million refurbishment of the Irondequoit Bay Bridge began last year and is slated to be complete by November.

August 3, 2012
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Azarov is satisfied with speed of bridges’ construction in Zaporizhya

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov is satisfied with the speed of bridges’ construction across the Dnieper river in Zaporizhya, he said during his working visit to Zaporizhya, the press service of the Cabinet told ForUm.

The Prime Minister has learns about the construction progress of bridges across the Dnieper river including the erection of bridge tower at the construction №10 (cable-stayed bridge across Dnieper), the building works at the construction №6 (overpass) and the turning circle construction under it.

“I am pleased to note that the measures we have taken give the result. One year ago, we took a decision to transfer this bridge under the supervision of the State Road Agency of Ukraine as the main builder and executor of works. We all see that the works are carried out intensively, and the plans on opening traffic on the bridge by the yearend are quite real,” Azarov noted.

He added that the government would finance the construction of this difficult complex.

“This bridge is a unique engineering structure. We have to build it qualitatively and in time. It is extremely important,” the PM said.

In turn, the chairman of the State Road Agency of Ukraine Volodymyr Demishkan noted that the construction of the overpass and the turning circle under it will be completed by the end of November this year. The first section of the bridge will be put into operation by the end of 2012.

July 27, 2012
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Li Hen stops bridge construction

PETALING JAYA: Li Hen Industries Bhd has stopped construction work on a RM6.5mil bridge in Mersing, Johor due to changes to the scope of work, relocation of site, redesign works and resubmission of a new design for approval to the state’s Irrigation and Drainage Department.

The company’s board said in a filing to the stock exchange that the contract period and the cost involved for the redesigned works would be negotiated with Pembinaan JDK Sdn Bhd based on the existing contract rate.

July 26, 2012
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Canada – Alberta bridge construction moving ahead

Winter has wrapped itself up and now it’s the season of construction in Alberta – luckily the crews taking care of the changes in the area are on schedule and enthusiastic about making these changes happen as soon as possible.

The bridge construction on Highway 22 over the North Saskatchewan River has been an evident part of the drive in and out of Drayton Valley since Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. began the project, last summer.

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