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It's not very far, but getting a new bridge from Detroit into Windsor, Canada, is a lesson in the art of the possible and the probably not. We take a closer look at some of the issues that stakeholders on both sides of the border have been trying to solve.
She was a beautiful structure and part of the charm and character of this Maine town. But she was built in 1928 and time had done its damage. So how to replace her with a modern new bridge that wouldn't convey a feeling of loss?
It's the highest of tech, it's the future, it's ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems). And now there are relatively low-cost ITS methods of increasing traffic volumes and moving traffic faster and safer. And the payoff can be worth every penny.
Contributing Editor Tom Jackson wonders if another tire shortage is on the way. You'll remember last time this happened (2005-7), prices for some sizes of earthmover tires doubled, even tripled. Some OEM's shipped equipment to trade shows without tires and contractors bought machines at auction just for the tires. But you can be proactive.
Standards change, advances are made, and asphalt isn't always what it used to be. Senior Editor Mike Anderson looks at two evolving stories about asphalt. Warm-mix continues to create a buzz in the industry and rubber is increasingly finding its way into the asphalt mix.
Versatility and surprising power make these bantam bullies one valuable (and very easily transportable) piece of equipment to have around any contractor's yard.
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