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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-19-004    Date:  Summer 2019
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-19-004
Issue No: Vol. 83 No. 2
Date: Summer 2019



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Photo. Cranes and heavy equipment are used to rebuild a section of the Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta, Georgia, following the collapse in March 2017. © Georgia Department of Transportation.3-D Version of Public Roads Magazine
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and its partners rose to the challenge to restore mobility on Atlanta's busy Interstate 85 viaduct, a vital north-south corridor, following a fire on March 30, 2017. The fire damaged a portion of the bridge and forced its closure. GDOT partnered with a local contractor to demolish, retrofit, and rebuild the segment in an unprecedented 43 days. For more information, see "Partnering in a Crisis" on page 12 in this issue of PUBLIC ROADS.

A New Home for Bridge Data

by Jean Nehme

FHWA's InfoBridge™ is a centralized gateway for efficient and quick access to performance-related data and information.

Transforming Transportation in Tampa

by Govindarajan Vadakpat, Kate Hartman, Robert Frey, and Edward Fok

THEA's connected vehicle demonstration project is paving the way for improved safety and mobility in a bustling urban area.

Partnering in a Crisis

by Marc Mastronardi

When Atlanta's I–85 bridge catastrophically collapsed, Federal and State transportation agencies joined forces with contractors and suppliers to rebuild in record time.

From Farm to Table

by Chip Millard

Moving food and other agricultural products within the United States and also between countries presents many challenges and opportunities for the transportation industry.

A Pathway to Secure Connections

by Jonathan Walker

USDOT is leading the way for research, design, and implementation of a security system for connected and automated vehicle networks.


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