Monthly Archives: September 2011
Posted in Employees | Marcellus Shale | Marketing | Natural Gas by Brad Breneisen (Graphic Design) on September 28, 2011
During the CNG Focus Group Education Day held at LDG this spring Stephe Yborra, from NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, an expert and advocate for Compressed Natural Gas and Natural Gas Vehicles kept repeating something during his presentation that has resonated in my mind during some recent events here at LDG: Stephe kept stressing that a “perfect storm” was brewing in PA for CNG considering the abundant natural gas supplies (e.g., the Marcellus Shale play), the high, rising, and unstable price of foreign oil, and the growing availability of factory-built vehicles from major truck, bus and shuttle OEMs.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Employees | Leadership | Stewardship | Transportation by Steve Muller (Manager of Client Development) on September 20, 2011
The Bloomsburg Fair in Columbia County was cancelled for the first time in 157 years due to flooding the fairgrounds recently received.
The rains from September 5th through the 8th, as the remnants of tropical storm Lee crossed the eastern seaboard, brought the fifth worst flood in Susquehanna Valley history. Destruction and loss of life followed in the wake of the flooding, as residents, businesses, and officials from PA and the federal government continue to assess the damage.
As of four days after the flood waters began receding, here is some of what happened:
4,500 homes, and counting, were damaged or destroyed. > Read the rest of this article
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Posted in Bridge Design | Communities | Municipal Services | Project Management | Structural Engineering | Sustainable Design | Transportation by David J. Johnson, PE (Project Engineer, Structural-Bridge ) on September 6, 2011
On July 12, 2011, a historic truss was set in its new location at 4th Street over the Allegheny River in Coudersport. The truss had spent the past 127 years three blocks upstream at 7th Street, carrying traffic to the Borough’s northeast corner and recreation park facilities. The historic bridge will now continue its service life as a pedestrian bridge at its new location.
The 7th Street Bridge was built in 1883 by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, OH. The bridge is unique because it is one of the first bridges to be built entirely of steel and to still be in service. The bridge was retrofitted in 1983 with the addition of the steel arches. The decision to replace the bridge was made by the borough because it was functionally obsolete. The bridge was a one lane bridge that lacked adequate vertical clearance, proper barriers, or a sidewalk to provide access for pedestrians using the park.Comments (1) | Permalink |