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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Why McClain Is Your Number One Pick For Construction Rentals

Bridge and highway construction in the United States is poised to enter a new era with the recent passage of the federal government’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The need for new and rehabilitated bridges, highways, roads, and other infrastructure is certainly not new. As IBIS World noted earlier this year in response to the recently […]

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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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What Goes Into Railroad Bridge Inspections?

What Goes Into Railroad Bridge Inspections?

When you think of railroad bridge inspections, you might envision inspectors in hard using big trucks and other railroad bridge inspection equipment to test the structure’s integrity. While that accurately represents what these inspections entail, there is a lot more work that goes into it than that. Inspectors must be knowledgeable about different types of […]

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SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

Bridges, like people, require maintenance as they get older. And the United States has plenty of aging highway bridges. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), there are more than 617,000 bridges across the United States. However, more than 42 percent of those bridges are […]

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Traffic Control Equipment Services McClain and Company

Importance of Using the Right Traffic Control Equipment

Have you ever wondered why traffic control personnel use a particular type of traffic control device in a given situation? If so, you are not alone. Many drivers also wonder this and may even wonder if these workers have some sort of secret code that they use to determine the best way to direct them. […]

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Why You Should Rent Your Hi-Rail Equipment From McClain and Co.

Why You Should Rent Your Hi-Rail Equipment From McClain and Co.

The trucking industry has estimated that close to 12 billion tons of freight were moved by truck over America’s highways. And according to the American Trucking Association, trucks move roughly 72.5 percent of the nation’s freight by weight. And all those trucks regularly traversed many of the almost 620,000 highway bridges across the nation. But […]

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