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Crowd seated at the public meeting for the San Pedro River Bridge project.
Public involvement truly helps shape ADOT projects … just ask residents living near the San Pedro River Bridge
New pedestrian bridge now open over I-17 just north of Happy Valley Road.
ADOT installed the 160-ton, 600-foot long bridge over two nights in June next to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal.
New US 70 Gila River Bridge at Bylas is being  constructed adjacent to the old bridge
This might sound cliché, but ADOT really is getting rid of the old to make room for the new… It’s happening right now on the San Carlos Apache reservation as ADOT crews construct a new bridge to replace the US 70 Gila River Bridge at Bylas.
The bridge crossing the Gila River outside Florence has quite a few distinctions in its history.
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Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge by the Hoover Dam
If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen the photo we posted yesterday as part of our “Where in AZ?” series...
Backhoe dumps dirt to create soffit fill
When you’re building bridges, there’s more than one way to get the job done... We told you a few months ago about a method that utilizes false work and sand jacks. Today, we’re going to fill you in on a different approach … the key terms to remember are soffit fills and waste slabs.
A view of the dirt soffit that works to support  the Waddell Road bridge structure during construction.
Last week we were asked on Facebook to provide an update on the Loop 303 project – specifically the bridge construction at Waddell Road. We’re happy to oblige! We also are glad to report that the bridge construction is progressing as planned.
The new Navajo Bridge stands right alongside the historic one.
We’ve really enjoyed celebrating Arizona’s transportation history this week on the blog. And, as we promised, we plan to keep the history theme alive throughout the state’s Centennial year.
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Loop 202 Red Mountain Overpass
When we blogged about quiet pavement back in December, we got a lot of comments… We received plenty of questions, too, which we’ll attempt to answer here on the blog in the coming weeks – starting with one on bridge expansion joints.
Northbound I-17 bridge at Munds Park
Last week we received a blog comment requesting an update on the I-17 bridges that span over Pinewood Boulevard in Munds Park. We thought it was a great suggestion and figured a blog post was in order!

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