Vermont Route 74 bridge in Shoreham reopened to public travel

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) over the weekend opened a bridge along Route 74 in Shoreham that was closed for repair in mid September. Reopening the bridge in less than seven weeks was possible due to an accelerated construction process that reduces not only the length of construction, but also reduces the cost of repair. Final repair costs are expected to run about $450,000. Repairing the bridge using more traditional construction techniques that include either erecting a temporary bridge or maintaining one lane of traffic over the bridge while it is under construction likely would have added between $100,000 to $300,000 to the cost of the project, and added as many as 12 weeks to the construction schedule. ‘Closing the bridge location to all traffic does inconvenience the public to a greater degree, but it also allows us to finish the project much more quickly and at a significant cost savings,’ said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. ‘The accelerated construction process is not the best choice in all locations. But as transportation funding becomes tighter, we will be looking for more opportunities to use this technique so that we can stretch our dollars and repair as many deficient bridges as possible.’ The Shoreham bridge, which was closed on September 20, 2011, had significant deck repair needs, including full-depth holes that caused the bridge to be closed, in an emergency fashion, for several days in the spring. The holes were covered with a steel plate, which allowed the bridge to remain open until long-term repairs could be conducted. Reopening the bridge, which was closed as part of VTrans’ regular bridge construction program and not as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, eliminates a 20-mile detour and allows two-way traffic to flow freely along Route 74.last_img read more

Serenity found at Ashmore project

first_imgSerenity on Hillview. Serenity on Hillview.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRay White Prestige Gold Coast agents Jackson Paradise and Glen Williams are marketing the project.Mr Paradise said he had received plenty of interest with two already sold.“There’s nothing on offer like this in the area,” he said. “We’ve had a variety of potential local and interstate purchasers as well as some overseas interest,” Mr Paradise said.Designed by Andrew Halstead Architect, the villas will feature European stainless steel appliances, calcutta quartz benchtops in the kitchen, timber flooring, a study area and bi-fold doors opening out to patios. Serenity on Hillview.A COLLECTION of high-end villas is set to be built at Ashmore.Gold Coast developer SRPG are behind Serenity on Hillview, which will feature 21 luxury villas at 74-76 Hillview Pde, Ashmore.Priced from $569,000, the double-storey villas offer three bedrooms, two bathrooms and up to 95sq m of yard space.center_img Serenity on Hillview.There will also be the option of a single or double garage.Mr Paradise said the location on Hillview Pde was a huge selling point.“They’re located in probably one of the best streets in Ashmore among multimillion-dollar homes,” he said.“There’s nothing like this on offer in the area and so we expect the interest to continue.“It’s proximity to shoppings centres and schools is also great, it’s a really good spot.” Mr Paradise said the pricing was also very competitive. “The price is extremely affordable for a brand new product in the inner-city,” he said.Completion of Serenity on Hillview is scheduled for mid-2019.last_img read more

Obiora: I had a wonderful experience with Benitez at Inter Milan

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role ModelsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The Nigeria international joined the Nerazzuri in 2009 and started with the youth team before making his maiden appearance for the first-team in the Champions League against the Premier League side at White Hart Lane. Obiora came on as a 53rd-minute substitute for Ghana’s Sulley Muntari in the encounter that ended 3-1 against the Serie A visitors. The 28-year-old struggled for first-team action at Inter Milan, playing just five matches – two league games and three Champions League matches – before joining Parma in January 2011. Despite the short spell at Inter, Obiora said he enjoyed his time in Milan where he won the Italian Super Cup and the Fifa World Club Cup in 2010. “Yes, looking back on my time at Inter Milan it was a wonderful experience for a young player coming all the way from Africa to play and be involved at a major club like Inter Milan,” Obiora told World Football Index. “I enjoyed every single minute of it and every bit of it. I have lots of special memories during my time there but the most special one has to be my first Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London that certainly is right up there in terms of highlights in my career so far.” Boavista midfielder, Nwankwo Obiora, has picked his Champions League debut against Tottenham Hotspur as his most special memory at Inter Milan. Loading… The former Heartland and Wikki Tourist midfielder has enjoyed a nomadic career in Europe, playing across five countries and nine clubs. When quizzed about his best manager ever, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations picked former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez because of the lessons and advice he gave him. “That is a tough question. I have had lots of good managers over the years and good coaches too, but the manager who I hold very dear to my heart is Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan,” he continued. “He was the one who took me from the youth team to the first team of Inter Milan and he taught me many things and gave me lots of good advice in such a short period of time too. read also:Ex-Eagles star shares picture of himself in self isolation “The things that he taught me are always in my head and I have brought them with me throughout my career. “Of all the big managers and good coaches I have encountered in my career, he has certainly played a key role in my development.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more