Comparing scour protection methods

January 16th, 2024

By Steve Williams, P.E. Prior to the construction of the Manahawkin Bay Bridge project in New Jersey, scour conditions were identified during regular inspections conducted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). As a result, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requested that an updated scour analysis be performed at the three Thorofare Bridges. The bridges were […]

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How the New Jersey DOT uses foamed glass aggregate

May 18th, 2023

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently released a video detailing how its use of “foamed glass aggregate” provides a multitude of green benefits to the state – especially as the material is made from recycled glass bottles. Photo courtesy of the New Jersey DOT. Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey DOT, noted in testimony before […]

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