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Published Nationally Northeast Edition $3.00 ® “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” December 2012 • Vol. XLIX • No. 26 •• 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. PA 19034 • 215-885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215-885-2910 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. 19, Washington, PA 19034 215/885-2900 • To ll Washington, Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 • Inside Centuries-Old Span Gets 21st Century Makeover Woods CRW, Classen Crane Reach for the Sky…8 Photo courtesy of Lisa Broadwater Mack Brings Holiday Spirit t o D.C. …42 Photo courtesy of Lisa Broadwater The micro-piles are being drilled using a Casagrande M9-1 drill rig. By Brenda Ruggiero CEG CORRESPONDENT Crews are currently working on repairs to structural deterioration of a bridge that has stood for nearly 200 years in western Maryland. The Casselman River Bridge was opened for business in 1813 in what is now Grantsville, Rit chie Br os. Hol ds Sal e in Co nshohoc ken…132 Table of Contents ....................4 Underground Utility, Trenchers & Trench Boxes Section ..75-83 Paving Section..................85-99 Snow & Ice Section ....121-123 Parts Section ......................124 Business Calendar ..............125 Auction Section ..........129-144 Advertisers Index ................142 Md. At the time, the 87-ft. (26.5 m) span bridge was the longest stone arch bridge in the United States and served the old National Road linking Cumberland, Md., with the Ohio River. Last winter, some of the large cut stones fell out of one of the wingwalls. It was reported to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that a portion of the northwest wingwall had collapsed. In late June, when negotiations were proceeding with an engineering firm for design of the repair, a report was received of additional damage. “On Feb. 29, it was reported to my office that a portion of the northwest wing-wall had see BRIDGE page 48 Pressure Mounting On Obama Over NYC Breaks Ground on Pipeline Decision Huge Hudson Yards Job By Josh Lederman ASSOCIATED PRESS By Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) Work to transform the largest undeveloped property in Manhattan from a railroad storage yard into a sleek new neighborhood of spiky high-rises and graceful parks got a formal start Dec. 4, with developers and officials heralding it as the next big thing in a city known for them. The $15 billion project, called Hudson Yards, calls for angular office skyscrapers and curvy apartment towers, a slate of shows and restaurants, an arts building and a public square in a 26-acre (10.5-ha) stretch of the island’s far West Side off Midtown — eventually. Dec. 4 marked the ceremonial groundbreaking for the first office tower, a 48-story building scheduled to be finished by 2015. “This is the future of New York,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. He has longed for years to make more of the area, which was a linchpin of his administration’s unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Developer Stephen M. Ross, chairman of the Related Cos., envisioned Hudson Yards taking a place among the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure as he embarks on a second term over a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign: whether to approve the $7 billion proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the United States and Canada. On its surface, it’s a choice between the promise of jobs and economic growth and environmental concerns. But it’s also become a proxy for a much broader fight over American energy consumption and climate change, amplified by Superstorm Sandy and the conclusion of an election that was all about the economy. Environmental activists and oil producers alike are looking to Obama’s decision as a harbinger of what he’ll do on climate and energy in the next four years. Both see HUDSON page 44 see PIPELINE page 110

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