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Originally Published on MAR 30, 2022 Source: www.newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — With its acquisition of the Memorial Bridge this month, Parkersburg Bridge Partners has assumed financial responsibility for the toll bridge, its rehabilitation and operation. That includes establishing a demolition fund, similar to the one the city maintained. The bridge closed March 15 for an estimated 45-day period, the start of the $50 million rehabilitation effort expected to last through October 2023. The sale to PBP was finalized a few days prior. “Memorial Bridge is now...

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Originally Published on APRIL 13, 2022 Source: www.traffictechnologytoday.com HRE-JV is a joint venture composed of United Bridge Partners and CenterPoint Properties, formed to finance, build and operate the Houbolt Road Extension. A-to-Be USA has won a contract to provide a new bridge toll collection system for Houbolt Road Extension JV LLC (HRE-JV) in Joliet, Illinois. Houbolt Road Extension is a privately owned and operated tolled 1.5-mile roadway/bridge project. A-to-Be will provide LinkBeyond ORT (Open Road Tolling), a full toll collection system comprised of the Toll...

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Open just over a year, the Cline Avenue Bridge has restored a vital shortcut between Northwest Indiana and Chicago, helping drivers bypass area construction and congestion while serving as the most direct and time-saving route. Their volume-based rebate program was introduced to reward the drivers who use it most. For more information about this program, email traketic@unitedbridgepartners.com. Learn more at clineave.com The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (SNJB) is commemorating a decade of serving the community with an outdoor art installation selected through...

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Originally Published on APRIL 04, 2022 Source: www.traffictechnologytoday.com With its acquisition of West Virginia's Memorial Bridge in March, Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) has assumed financial responsibility for the 68-year-old toll bridge, its rehabilitation and operation. That includes setting up a demolition fund, like the one the city of Parkersburg had kept before its sale.   The Ohio River span, linking Parkersburg to Belpre, Ohio, closed March 15 for an estimated 45-day period, the start of the $50 million rehabilitation effort that is expected to...

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Originally Published on March 31, 2022 Source: www.mlive.com BAY CITY, MI — Bay City’s bascule bridges are an important part of life along the Saginaw River. In fact, the bridges unify what used to be two cities.   “If you lived in Bay City for anytime, you know that we have a river that goes through both sides,” said Chris Girard, Bay City commission president. “The bridges bring us together, and that’s where the importance lies.”   Two of the four bridges — the Liberty and...

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Originally Published on January 27, 2022 Source: www.pilotonline.com A new sculpture standing at one end of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge will be crafted from unusual materials: colorful, repurposed and weather-resistant buoys and crab trap floats.   Local artists Nicole C. Harp and Jeannine Harkleroad — winners of an outdoor art installation contest to commemorate the SNJB’s upcoming 10th anniversary in October — co-designed the 3D piece to resemble the sun as it peaks over the water.    The “sunrise/sunset” theme is a nod to the...

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Originally Published on January 01, 2022 Source: www.newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — The City of Parkersburg reached a deal to sell the Memorial Bridge, bolstered the Police Department ranks and passed legislation prohibiting the establishment of any residential substance abuse treatment facilities for a year, while continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Tom Joyce said the local economy is “pretty healthy” overall, but noted the pandemic is still affecting the downtown area particularly. Two of the area’s largest employers, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and...

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Originally Published on December 14, 2021 Source: www.mlive.com BAY CITY, MI - Work is starting to get underway on the Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project this week. Bay City’s Liberty Bridge will be reduced to one-lane in each direction, starting on Monday, Dec. 13. This is being done to allow for Bay City Bridge Partners to begin working on demoing and rehabilitating portions of the bridge. BCBP is a subsidiary of United Bridge Partners, which is leasing the Liberty Bridge and Independence Bridge from the city and is initiating...

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Originally Published on November 29, 2021 Source: www.mlive.com BAY CITY, MI - Crews will begin mobilizing this week to start work on the rehabilitation of the Liberty Bridge. Bay City Bridge Partners (BCBP), which is a subsidiary of United Bridge Partners (UBP), is leasing the Liberty Bridge and Independence Bridge from the city and is initiating projects to improve the structures before implementing tolls. BCBP is planning to rehabilitate and modernize the Liberty Bridge and to build a replacement for the Independence Bridge. The Liberty Bridge rehabilitation...