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US$ 3 billion Qatar-Bahrain causeway go-ahead
A consortium led by Vinci has signed a US$ 3 billion design & build contract for the world’s longest bridge.
Bigge Crane & Rigging installs steel bridge deck sections on Oakland Bay Bridge
Specialist heavy lifting contractor Bigge Crane & Rigging has installed the second of a pair of 2000 ton (1818 tonne) steel bridge deck sections on the Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, US.
JV awarded Oakland Bay bridge contract
Fluor and American Bridge named most competitive bidder for the construction of the new Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span
More strand jacks for Sarens
Sarens orders 24 heavy lift strand jacks worth US$2 million from manufacturer Hydrospex, the largest order for strand jacks Hydrospex has received.
First transition span of new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge lifted into place
The first transition span of the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge in California, US has been lifted into place using computer- controlled Hydrospex strand jacks from Bigge Crane & Rigging.
Argentina launches new infrastructure plan
The Argentine government has launched a new national infrastructure plan, the Plan Estratégico Territorial (PET) 2008-2016 (Territorial Strategic Plan).
Green light given for Hong Kong, China, Macao bridge
A new bridge which will link Hong Kong, Macao and the western Chinese province of Guangdong has been given the go-ahead after the three governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) agreed a HK$ 60 billion (US$ 7.7 billion) financing deal for its construction, according to local media reports.
Croatian outing for hydrodemolition: the Kirk Bridge
Conjet AB's hydrodemolition equipment has been used during the replacement of the salt-corroded concrete structure of the double arch Kirk Bridge in Croatia.
Bridge link
Sheikh Tarek Mohammed Bin Laden has announced plans to build a 27.5 km bridge linking Yemen and Djibouti on the Horn of Africa in a bid to connect the Middle East and Africa. the bridge, dubbed “the bridge of the century”, would be the longest in the world, cost US$ 20.6 billion and include a highway and rail links.
Getting connected: investing in the Middle East's infrastructure
Infrastructure investment is a key driver in the next phase of the Middle East’s economic development with airports, roads and rail links all set to play a part. Richard High reports.
Dubai Crossing design unveiled
Following the announcement of a sixth crossing at Dubai’s Creek earlier this week, US-based FXFOWLE International has unveiled the winning designs for the iconic structure.
Latest Danube crossing to start
Construction of the second bridge across the Danube river between Bulgaria and Romania will start in April this year, according to an announcement by Transport Minister Petar Moutafchiev, reports Bulgaria's Focus news agency.
Mexican highway funding secured
The Mexican government is to invest MXN 12 billion (US$ 1.11 billion) in an effort to fast-track the modernisation of the Durango-Mazatlán highway, according to a report in local paper El Semanario.
Nile bridge
The Egyptian Government has announced plans to build a new road and pedestrian bridge over the River Nile at Jinja. The link will replace the Nalubaale Bridge, which was opened in 1954, and is now said to be in need of “emergency repairs”.
Modern-day 'Silk Road'
Eight countries in Central Asia have signed–up to a US$ 18.7 billion strategy to develop transport infrastructure in the region. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other lending institutions, want to make the region a vital transit route for trade between Europe and Asia – a modern–day equivalent of the ancient Silk Road.
Well connected
Colombia is currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth, +6.8% in 2006, and President Alvaro Uribe's decision to implement widespread infrastructure investment, alongside international initiatives, looks like continuing the trend, good news for contractors and equipment manufacturers. Richard High reports.
Bridges in the night
Placing a bridge in only four hours on one of Madrid's most important highways was the challenge undertaken by Transportes y Gruas Aguado. It was precise work that involved special transport teams and big cranes on a complicated jobsite. Alberto Quijano reports
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