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Construction Industry News Bulletin: May 16
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Wednesday - May 16, 2018 6:27 pm     Article Hits:69     A+ | a-
SF subway stalled after contractor lays down wrong track, city says
 
The opening of Muni’s Central Subway from Caltrain to Chinatown is already a year behind schedule, but it could be pushed into 2020 after the discovery that a contractor installed 3.2 miles of the wrong grade of rail.
Archer Western Team Wins Fight for $800M Miami Bridge Job
 
A roughly year-long legal battle over the Florida Dept. of Transportation’s selection of a contractor for an $800-million Miami bridge project is over, with a Fluor-led team officially rejected in favor of an Archer Western-led joint venture.

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New Water-Resources Bill Unveiled in Senate
 
An important water-resources measure is starting to move in Congress, with key senators’ introduction of a bill that would authorize $2.4 billion in federal funds to help construct six new Army Corps of Engineers infrastructure projects.

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Cracks where FIU bridge buckled may have signaled 'imminent failure'
 
A key concrete support truss in the doomed Florida International University pedestrian bridge developed worrisome cracks 10 days before the structure was lifted into place over the Tamiami Trail, photographs and an internal email unintentionally released by the school show.
U.S. Sees Rise in Airport Construction
 
No matter the destination, a trip to the airport seems to land you in the same place these days—another construction site. It’s not just your luck; work on airports is surging throughout the country, and over the next three years, an estimated $70 billion will be spent to modernize aging aviation infrastructure at over 50 airports.

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