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Reaching the Summit
Reaching the Summit 1024 683 Southland Holdings

After a challenging climb to the top – the American Bridge Team at the Washington State Convention Center Addition celebrates a major milestone. On Friday, June 11, a steel beam painted red, white, and blue, adorned with an evergreen tree and American flag was hoisted 195 feet into the clear, blue Seattle sky. This signaled the “topping out” of the Summit, a dramatic addition to the Washington State Convention Center. This long-standing tradition, commemorates the placement…

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Bayway Structure E
Bayway Structure E Project Going Out with a Bang
Bayway Structure E Project Going Out with a Bang 829 553 Southland Holdings

On Tuesday, a countdown began. “Three… two… one… fire in the hole! Fire in the hole!” Seconds later, a boom reverberated across the blue-green water to people standing a safe distance away. For the past three months, the SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway) Structure E Team has been hard at work dismantling the aging bascule bridge that once serviced residents and visitors to Tierra Verde island just outside of Tampa. It has been replaced by a…

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Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company
Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company 150 150 Southland Holdings

Grapevine, Texas – September 30, 2020 – Southland Holdings LLC announced today the acquisition of American Bridge Company, a global leader in complex civil engineering, bridge construction and rehabilitation, marine construction, and specialty structures. The Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based company was founded in 1900 as a JP Morgan-engineered merger of 28 bridge and structural companies. Over the past 120 years, American Bridge has built a rich legacy through record-breaking spans and preeminent engineering and construction techniques worldwide.…

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AB’s Bayway Structure E in Tierra Verde, Florida Continues to Make Progress
AB’s Bayway Structure E in Tierra Verde, Florida Continues to Make Progress 150 150 Southland Holdings

This design-build project for the Florida Department of Transportation, District 7  includes replacing the existing two-lane bascule bridge with a two-lane, high-level, fixed bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde islands in Pinellas County. The project will also include the construction of a 12-foot-wide shared-use path on the east side and a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk on the west side of State Road 679. Other improvements include the addition of a round-about at Madonna Boulevard…

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Project Services: Bridging Phases, People, and Processes
Project Services: Bridging Phases, People, and Processes 150 150 Southland Holdings

Successful projects need support from kickoff through final completion. Is your company ready? Change is inevitable. Continually evaluating company needs is crucial in any industry, but especially so in construction. Demands of internal and external customers can change rapidly and firms have to be able to pivot to respond to requests while maintaining safety, quality, and contractual commitments. For successful heavy civil projects, it is imperative to effectively plan, forecast, measure, monitor, improve, and communicate…

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Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards
Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards 150 150 Southland Holdings

Washington, DC. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named two American Bridge Company projects as Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Honor Award recipients. This award represents projects that illustrate superior engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to the progress of civil engineering. The AB projects include the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge Superstructure Replacement (also known as The Big Lift) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and the Queensferry Crossing in Edinburgh, Scotland. The projects…

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The Philip Murray Bridge Dehumidification Project
The Philip Murray Bridge Dehumidification Project 150 150 Southland Holdings
Philip Murray Bridge Earns Three Prestigious Awards
Philip Murray Bridge Earns Three Prestigious Awards 150 150 Southland Holdings

American Bridge Recognized for Outstanding Engineering Achievements PITTSBURGH – The Department of Public Works’ Philip Murray (South Tenth Street) Bridge rehabilitation project recently earned three prestigious awards. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) honored the project with a National Recognition Award. The state chapter of ACEC, ACEC/PA, named the bridge project as a Diamond Award winner in the Structural Systems category. Additionally, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) recognized…

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AB Connections Issue 1011

In this edition of Connections:

  • FEATURE - Thousands of Miles Away, Work Hits Home
  • FEATURE PHOTO - Tappan Zee Bridge in Black and White
  • FEATURED EMPLOYEE - Rob Conroy
  • NEW EMPLOYEES
  • ABit of News
  • CURRENT CONTRACTS
  • FLASHBACKS - Woolworth Building, Empire State Building, and more
  • EXTENDED FLASHBACK - Crossing Hell's Gate
  • BRIDGE TO SAFETY - Extreme Weather Conditions

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Spanning the Bay: A Look Back at the Historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Spanning the Bay: A Look Back at the Historic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 150 150 Southland Holdings

No longer a dream, no longer a project, no longer a construction job – it is a completed structure. I n 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consisted of an administration building, toll booths, a city terminal, approach ramps and viaducts, grade separations, earth fills, suspension, cantilever and simple bridge spans, and a tunnel. Yerba Buena Island divided the bridge into two nearly equal parts, known as the West Bay Crossing and the East Bay Crossing.…

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Braving Winter Conditions On The Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Braving Winter Conditions On The Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project 150 150 Southland Holdings

AB crews working on the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation know the peak of winter in Buffalo, NY can be brutal. High winds, snow, and freezing temperatures make conditions on a bridge even more difficult. Local news channel WIVB visited the team, where our crews discuss the project, the importance of layering, being aware of their surroundings, and using their OSHA training to reduce potential injuries and hazards. Watch the video now.

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Steel Erection Progressing on Corridor H Project
Steel Erection Progressing on Corridor H Project 150 150 Southland Holdings

On November 8th, AB completed the erection of bridge number two for the West Virginia Corridor H Project. The 357-foot high Liebherr LR 1300 SX crane was used to erect the steel plate girder bridge from Kerens to Parsons. To complete the erection, crews used pins to facilitate fit up and used bolts to fill splice holes. The 1,134-ton bridge is 620 feet long and 84 feet, six inches wide. It is the first bridge…

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AB Connections Issue 1010

In this edition of Connections:

  • FEATURE - ABC Techniques on a Roll in OKC: Accelerated Bridge Construction Keeps Trains and Commuters Moving
  • FEATURE - Sliding into Action: Swing Bridge in Texas Gets a Lift
  • FEATURE PHOTO - The Left Coast Lifter Picks Spuyten Duyvil Swing Span
  • FEATURED EMPLOYEE - Jocelyn Berglund
  • NEW EMPLOYEES
  • CURRENT CONTRACTS
  • EVENTS + NEWS
  • PROJECT WINS
  • FLASHBACKS - Girard Point Bridge, Providence Place Mall, and more
  • EXTENDED FLASHBACK - Jefferson Avenue Footbridge
  • BRIDGE TO SAFETY - Safety Week 2018

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Partnering with Louis Berger and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P)
Partnering with Louis Berger and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) 150 150 Southland Holdings

Bridges create connections to critical resources and opportunities. This year, AB partnered with Louis Berger and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) to help those in the Veraguas province of Panama gain access to schools, medical facilities, employment, and markets. See how the new 290-foot suspension bridge was built to provide the community safe access to those necessities: https://lnkd.in/eny_SPK  

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Tim Creson Named President & CEO of American Bridge Company
Tim Creson Named President & CEO of American Bridge Company 150 150 Southland Holdings

Tim Creson, President & CEO Today, the Board of Directors for American Bridge Holding Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Creson as President and CEO. Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in heavy civil construction. Since 2012, he has served as Webber LLC’s President and CEO. Webber is a Texas-based construction firm. During his tenure at Webber, the company diversified into multiple business lines and doubled in size. Today it is…

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