Months and sometimes years of planning go into the many California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) projects. When it comes to bridge demolition, careful coordination and monitoring is a necessity when placing the charges or looking at the effects of the blast on the surrounding environment. And timing can be critical. But what happens when Mother Nature gets involved? This February 2017 Caltrans News Flash shows how Caltrans recently had to quickly switch gears when the first demolition of the old Antlers Bridge in Shasta County was affected by severe weather that produced an unexpected outcome.
Recent winter storms have seriously impacted roadways across California. U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County has been especially hard hit. In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesman Tony Arias takes you behind the scenes where a portion of the highway has given way, resulting in the reduction of the roadway to one lane in each direction.
Learn about the pipeline construction process and the maintenance of pipelines in this Kinder Morgan June 2016 animated video.