Construction Industry News: Feb 8, 2019

More evidence that drones could and should play a major role in infrastructure

report from the Lulea University of Technology in Sweden indicates that drones have a major role to play when it comes to inspecting and monitoring the state of the world’s infrastructure, according to Digital Trends.


Richmond-San Rafael Bridge opens after 9-hour shutdown due to falling concrete

Falling chunks of concrete from the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge struck a car on the lower deck and forced a complete closure of the busy span on Thursday, causing gridlock as far away as San Francisco as commuters jammed alternate routes.


Air Force plans to spend $3 billion to rebuild Florida base

Air Force officials say they are committed to spending $3 billion during the next five years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael.

The assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy announced the Tyndall Air Force Base reconstruction plans Thursday to local officials in Florida’s Panhandle.


Bridge replacement top priority in Maryland’s $9B Beltway expansion

Replacement of the American Legion Memorial Bridge, which connects the Washington, D.C., suburbs of Virginia and Maryland, will be a top priority under Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s $9 billion Capital Beltway widening and upgrade program, WUSA 9 reported.


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