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SIP District Wins Contract for World’s Largest Observation Wheel, Las Vegas
SIP District Wins Contract for World’s Largest Observation Wheel, Las Vegas 150 150 Southland Holdings

American Bridge Company’s Special and International Projects District (SIP) has been selected as prime structural contractor by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. for the Las Vegas High Roller, which will be the world’s largest observation wheel. The contract has a value of about $64M. AB will assist the design engineer Arup in the completion of the design, and will begin procurement of steel and other components immediately. Construction will begin in late summer 2012 and be…

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AB Awarded the Infrastructure and Commonwealth Award
AB Awarded the Infrastructure and Commonwealth Award 150 150 Southland Holdings

American Bridge accepted the Infrastructure and Commonwealth Award from the American Concrete Institute this March at the Excellence in Concrete Awards program in Virginia for progress on the Chincoteague Bridge Route 175 project. This project includes the construction of a 59-span, 4,764′ (1,452m), environmentally sensitive replacement bridge for Virginia Route 175 connecting the mainland to Chincoteague Island. The two-lane, 43′-4″ (13.2m) wide bridge utilizes typical 80′ (24.3m) precast concrete girder spans placed on top of…

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AB Connections Summer 2011

In this edition of Connections:

  • GROW - New Hires
  • UPDATE - Human Resources
  • PRODUCE - Current Contracts
  • HIGHLIGHT - Pier 31 Replacement
  • PREVENT - Reduce 30% of work-related injuries
  • RESTORE - More than just bridges
  • SUSPEND - World's largest cable saddle placed and catwalks erected
  • CELEBRATE - SFOBB final sections delivered
  • REFRESH - Wellness Program
  • ACKNOWLEDGE - American Hero monument
  • TRAINING - New Operations
  • PARTICIPATE - AB Community Contributions
  • FLASHBACKS - 92 years of Navy projects, and counting
  • OPINION - Counterstatement in response to NY Times article
  • SPECIALIZE - SIP district wins contract for new special structure

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American Bridge in the New York Times
American Bridge in the New York Times 150 150 Southland Holdings

The following article was published in the New York Times on Sunday, June 26. Read further for information about the origin and controversy of San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge steel and a related quote from AB’s Brian Petersen. Headline: Bridge Comes to San Francisco with a Made-in China Label SHANGHAI – Talk about outsourcing. At a sprawling manufacturing complex here, hundreds of Chinese laborers are now completing work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Next…

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ABI Awarded Main Contract for the New Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland
ABI Awarded Main Contract for the New Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland 150 150 Southland Holdings

FCBC Joint venture including American Bridge International awarded main contract for the new Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland. Coraopolis, PA – American Bridge International announced that an international joint venture of which it is part has signed the main contract with the Scottish Ministers for design and construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC), which comprises a bridge over Firth of Forth in Scotland and the road connection immediately north and south of the 2.7…

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AB Connections Spring 2011

In this edition of Connections:

  • CURRENT CONTRACTS
  • NEW HIRES
  • UPDATES FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
  • HIGHLIGHT - San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • COMMUNITY - Walt Whitman project team participates in local charity race
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM UPDATE
  • NYC BRIDGE PROJECTS UPDATE - Structural improvements in live traffic to the busiest bridge in the world
  • NEW S1 DERRICK AT HEADQUARTERS - AB increases its operative advantage by erecting this high capacity crane
  • AB PUBLISHED - What bridges did AB build in its hometown?
  • FLASHBACKS - A 102 year old railroad high bridge and two vertical lifts
  • FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING, SCOTLAND - FCBC joint venture including American Bridge International awarded main contract for the new bridge spanning the Firth of Forth

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American Bridge on Winning Team for Scotland’s New Forth Crossing
American Bridge on Winning Team for Scotland’s New Forth Crossing 150 150 Southland Holdings

A headline for ENR Magazine on March 23, 2011 Link: https://enr.construction.com/infrastructure/transportation/2011/0322-ForthBridge.asp With a winning bid more than 10% below the lowest official estimate, a consortium including American Bridge Co., Coraopolis, Pa., has been named preferred bidder for a $1.3-billion contract to design and build Scotland’s new Forth highway bridge. The Scottish government’s 2.7-kilometer-long road bridge will include two 650-m main spans with overlapping cable fans reaching down from two, centrally placed pylons, rising 145 m…

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AB Connections Winter 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • American Bridge Innovation Secrets Unveiled at Pittsburgh History Center
  • High-Pressure Pipeline Bridges Remain in Full Service During Rehabilitation
  • Discover the Ambridge Bridge Works of American Bridge Company
  • Significant Progress Made on Huey P. Long Bridge
  • Point Marion Bridge
  • Training Providing Firm Foundation for What Lies Ahead
  • AB Published - After the Towers
  • Flashbacks
  • Lessons From the Past
  • Bay Bridge Update

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AB Connections Fall 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • CURRENT CONTRACTS AND NEW HIRES
  • HIGHLIGHT - Succession and Evolution at American Bridge
  • AWARDS
  • PROJECT UPDATES - Arawak Cay Port Development, Pier R3 and Pier 31
  • A TRIBUTE TO BOB LUFFY - Chairman, Robert Yahng, expresses appreciation for retiring CEO Bob Luffy at the company's annual meeting
  • BAY BRIDGE STEEL FABRICATION - Get the story behind AB's decision to choose ZPMC for the SAS fabrication, which is not without controversy
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • TRAINING - Session 5: this class is well on its way, having completed five of the eight sessions of their training program
  • FLASHBACKS
  • AB PUBLISHED - The engineers who shaped our industry are prominent in the lineage of present day AB
  • ABM CONNECT OREGON - $7.8 million grant enables ABM to expand sales from the Pacific to the Mississippi

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Robert Luffy Announces Retirement After 17 Years as American Bridge CEO
Robert Luffy Announces Retirement After 17 Years as American Bridge CEO 150 150 Southland Holdings

Chief executive officer Robert H. Luffy, P.E. has announced his retirement from American Bridge Company effective December 31, 2010. He has been CEO since 1993. The succession plan in place will result in Michael Flowers, P.E., currently chief operating officer of the company, assuming the role of chief executive officer upon Luffy’s retirement. Luffy began his career at the legendary bridge company as a field engineer on the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia in 1972. Since…

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Mackinac Bridge Named Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Mackinac Bridge Named Historic Civil Engineering Landmark 150 150 Southland Holdings

(see below for video links) The Mackinac Bridge was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark on August 12, 2010, by the American Society of Civil Engineers to recognize and encourage preservation of landmarks, and to promote historical awareness of civil engineering. American Bridge fabricated and erected the entire 52-span bridge that stretches 18,343’ across the Straits of Mackinac connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. The bridge contains 35 deck truss spans, 14…

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AB Connections Summer 2010

In this edition of Connections:

  • SOFTBALL - Rekindling an old time softball tradition
  • SAS TOWER - The first section arrives
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM
  • AB COMMUNITY
  • CORNHOLE LEAGUE
  • HUMAN RESOURCES UPDATES
  • EARL DINNER RETIREMENT
  • TRAINING - AB field engineers travel to CA from across the US & abroad
  • FROM THE CEO - Design/build should be the new standard
  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Based on innovative performance on Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • STORIES - From a lifetime with AB
  • HISTORICAL LST - In Pittsburgh, September
  • CONNECTING THE BAY BRIDGE - 26 splices between the OBG sections
  • AB PUBLISHED - The name American Bridge is 140 years old
  • FLASHBACKS - An icon that posed unique challenges
  • NEW HIRES & CURRENT CONTRACTS

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AB Advances 31 Spots on the 2010 Top 400 Contractors List
AB Advances 31 Spots on the 2010 Top 400 Contractors List 150 150 Southland Holdings

American Bridge ranked 82nd on Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors List for 2010, advancing 31 spots from 113th place in 2009. Additionally, AB placed in the following specialized categories: 12th in the Top 20 of Transportation 17th in the Top 50 in Domestic Heavy Contractors 35th in the Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad https://enr.construction.com/toplists/contractors/001-100.asp

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American Bridge Company Awarded $21.3M to Rehabilitate Ogdensburg Bridge
American Bridge Company Awarded $21.3M to Rehabilitate Ogdensburg Bridge 150 150 Southland Holdings

New York, NY – American Bridge Company, New York District, has been awarded a $21.3 million contract for the main span rehabilitation of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River in New York. The contract includes the removal and replacement of the bridge railing, light standards and electrical wiring over the length of the entire structure. For the main suspension spans the work involves removal of the raised concrete sidewalks and removal and replacement…

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American Bridge Company Awarded $31.3M to Construct New Port in Bahamas
American Bridge Company Awarded $31.3M to Construct New Port in Bahamas 150 150 Southland Holdings

Tampa, FL – American Bridge Bahamas, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tampa District of American Bridge Company has been awarded a $31.3 million contract for the construction of the port of Arawak Cay at Nassau, Bahamas. The work involves installation of approximately 2,500 lf of new sheet pile bulkhead a new wharf platform, crane support beams, roll-on/roll-off platforms, marine furnishings. Upland work includes the replacement of an existing water reservoir by a large water tank,…

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