How To Select The Right Size For Your Under Bridge Inspection Unit Rental

How To Select The Right Size For Your Under Bridge Inspection Unit Rental

Most people never notice, but they always happen: highway bridge inspections. Of course, traffic flow might be interrupted with lane shifts on large bridges requiring especially large overhead or under-bridge access equipment. And that’s when drivers notice the workers and the equipment used for these under-bridge inspections. Yet, the vast majority of these regular or […]

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Equipment Rentals To Make Railroad Bridge Repairs Easier

Equipment Rentals To Make Railroad Bridge Repairs Easier

Almost everyone living in the United States is aware of the massive networks of roads, highways, and Interstates crisscrossing the nation. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are more than 3,950,000 miles of roads in the United States. However, not so many of us are familiar with the extent of our […]

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What Type Of Under Bridge Inspection Equipment Should You Be Using?

When it comes to inspecting highway bridges, there is a wide variety of equipment available to facilitate the inspection process. However, when the region alongside and underneath a highway bridge deck must be accessed, safely reaching and working in the areas can be a challenge. Because bridges can have spans hundreds of feet above the […]

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The Dangers Associated With The Improper Use Of Construction Equipment

Construction is, by its very nature, an inherently dangerous industry. The presence of large equipment, power tools, and multiple personnel on an active jobsite can all combine to create a dangerous work environment. That being said, the vast number of construction projects carried every year are completed successfully with few, if any, major incidents. Unfortunately, […]

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3 Different Jobs You Can Use A Bucket Truck For

The term “bucket truck” is one that is often applied to a wide variety of vehicles that are technically known as aerial work platforms, or AWPs. These specialized work vehicles are also called by several other names and nicknames including cherry pickers, boom lifts, or even elevated work platforms. Broadly speaking, they are simply a […]

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How McClain Can Help You Overcome Common Industry Challenges

Every industry has its share of challenging issues and demands. While many of these are faced and overcome from behind desks and in front of computer screens, many other industry challanges are confronted in the field. The highway bridge construction, maintenance, and inspection industry – a significant segment of the nation’s broader infrastructure industries – […]

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How Often Should Bridges Inspections Occur

How Often Should Bridges Inspections Occur

The United States is home to over 618,400 highway bridges, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2022 Bridge Report. Along with regular cleaning, maintenance, and repair – in addition to periodic rehabilitation – these publicly owned bridges must be inspected routinely. How often highway bridge inspections occur, however, hinges on several […]

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Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

The United States is certainly not the oldest nation in the world and there are few structures still standing here that are more than 400 years old, which is incredibly recent by European standards and those of other parts of the globe. A bridge in Greece, for example, is purported to be the oldest bridge […]

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The Advantages Of Using Hi-Rail Bucket Trucks

As noted in a previous article, the United States boasts a network of railways that carry almost 30 percent of U.S. freight movement by ton-miles, which is the length and weight of freight travel. These privately owned tracks add up to about 140,000 route miles and are found in every state except for Hawaii. In […]

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Dangers Associated with Missed Bridge Inspections

Dangers Associated with Missed Bridge Inspections

In the design, construction, and operation of any bridge, there are many technical details that require close inspection and thorough documentation to ensure its safety. One such detail is regular inspection of the bridge during all stages of its life, including during construction and once it’s in operation. There are specific inspection requirements during each […]

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