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Northeast Edition ® $3.00 “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” Published 470 Maryland Drive • Ft.27, W2013 ashington, PA• No. 19034 • 215/885-2900 • To ll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 • March • Vol. LIV 7 • 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. Washington, PA 19034 • 215-885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215-885-2910 Nationally Inside Ambridge/Aliquippa Bridge Underway in Pa. By Brenda Ruggiero Pine Bush Assists J.A.L. in G oing G reen. ..8 Attendance Rises at The Rental Show. ..22 White Oak Fetes Customers in Va. …26 Table of Contents ....................4 Truck & Trailer Section ..63-69 Recycing Section..............73-99 Attachment Section ....109-115 Business Calendar ..............132 Auction Section ..........120-140 Advertisers Index ................138 CEG CORRESPONDENT A $16.7 million rehabilitation project is currently under way for a 10-span cantilever through truss bridge in Beaver County, Pa. The 2,000-ft. (610-m) long bridge was originally built in 1927, and the approach spans were completed in the late 1950s during the construction of Route 65 and Route 51. The 85-yearold bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) awarded the contract to Trumbull Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa. Kevin Kilmer serves as the senior project engineer. The contract calls for rehabilitation of the 10-span bridge, including deck and sidewalk replacement, steel repairs, concrete spall repairs, structur- A $16.7 million rehabilitation project is currently under way for a 10-span cantilever through al steel painting, new parapet walls, truss bridge in Beaver County, Pa. railing repairs, bituminious paving patching, pavement markings and other miscel- PennDOT’s engineering district 11, the project cannot be identified until the deck is removed was challenging because of the aggressive and the existing steel blasted,” he said. laneous work. Since the river crossing was originally conThe sidewalk railing is still the original railing schedule necessary to open the bridge by the structed in 1927, there are some unique aspects. from 1927. It will be repaired, repainted, and milestone date of Nov. 14, 2013. “Clearance over the railroad tracks is minireinstalled with the new sidewalk. see BRIDGE page 40 According to James Struzzi II, press officer of mal, and there are unforeseen steel repairs that Warm Weather Boosts Road Construction Numbers The real value of highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012, according to the latest analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “Weather is the driving force behind the value of transportation work in January, which can be volatile,” said ARTBA Chief Economist Alison Premo Black. “With warmer than average tem- peratures across the country, many contractors were able to get more work done on transportation projects, providing a market boost early this year.” While the recent uptick in highway construction is positive news for a sector that saw a four percent dip in activity during 2012, Black warned that it remains to be seen if the AEM noted that the 13-percent gain for 2012 follows trend will continue, noting 43-percent growth in 2011 and 28-percent growth in that while states have 2010, after a 2009 decline of 38 percent in the depths of recently been obligating the recession. federal dollars at a good “Exports have been called a bright spot for the pace, contract awards for U.S. economy, and this has been especially true for Exports of U.S. Iron Top 13 Percent in ’12 Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year for a total $26.7 billion, with South America and Asia reporting the weakest gains, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Dept. data it uses in global markets reports for members. see EXPORTS page 100 see CONSTRUCTION page 100

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