Posts Tagged ‘bridge’

New flyover bridge nears completion; will open to traffic this week

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion of the Highway 61/Highway 84 Flyover Bridge Project in Natchez. The prime contractor is currently preparing the bridge for painting. Crews are placing a concrete island on the northbound lane and working on landscaping by placing sod in the open areas around the flyover […] [...]

Transportation study group leader proposes $700M tax for roads, bridges

JACKSON — The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said yesterday that the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is […] [...]

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

Commission sets fee for public to buy bridge video footage

VICKSBURG — Copies of videos from security cameras on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will cost the public $500 each. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted this week to charge the fee to turn over footage from its security cameras when formally requested. The Vicksburg Post reports a federal lawsuit was […] [...]

Burkhalter moves last massive bridge arch in Fort Worth

COLUMBUS — Burkhalter placed the 12th and final concrete arch for Fort Worth, Texas’ new West 7th Street Bridge this week. Over the last month, Burkhalter crews transported the 300-ton precast arches from a nearby construction yard to the bridge site, where they lifted the arches and set them into place, with six arches along […] [...]

Repairs to closed bridge due to lack of MDOT funding

OXFORD — Repairs to the Taylor Creek Bridge on Mississippi Highway 328 in Lafayette County may not begin until October 2014 because of funding reductions to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The Oxford Eagle reports the timber deck and stringers on the bridge near the Taylor community had been damaged in the past two years. […] [...]

Island’s future still being weighed as committee starts work

COLUMBUS — There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island’s future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options […] [...]

Insurer settles with county over damaged roads

CORINTH — The insurer for a transport company has paid $247,500 for damage to Alcorn County roads in 2011. The board of supervisors accepted the settlement for damage to Holly Church Road and Henson Road. Supervisors say the roads were damaged during a transport job by Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal […] [...]

Commission, rail company disagree over bridge fees

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Bridge Commission and the Kansas City Southern Railway have been at odds for eight years on what the railroad will pay to run trains across the Mississippi River on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge. In September 2005, the five-member commission adopted a per-car rate of $14 — more than triple […] [...]

La. officials asking for video of barge striking bridge

VICKSBURG — Louisiana officials have informally asked about video from security cameras at the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge where a barge struck the Mississippi River span on March 23, 2011. Vicksburg Bridge Commission superintendent Herman Smith tells the Vicksburg Post the agency has not been served with a subpoena for the video. The highway […] [...]

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