Oxford, AL | Airport Bridge Road Replacement

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Oxford, AL Airport Bridge Rd. Replacement

Long Engineering is set to replace an existing 2 lane, 120 foot structurally deficient bridge on Airport Road at Coldwater Creek with a proposed 2 lane bridge and roadway approaches (approximately 680 feet west and 600 feet east of Coldwater Creek) for the City of Oxford, AL. Airport Road runs east and west and is located north of I-20 between the Cities of Oxford, AL and Munford, AL. The proposed project will be designed to meet current FHWA and ALDOT design standards.

Clayton County CEI Contract

Long Engineering recently kicked off our new Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) contract in Clayton County. We are providing CEI services on six projects: Godby Road Widening, Flint River Road Widening, Stagecoach Road Widening, Windsor Drive Culvert Replacement, Valley Hill Bridge Replacement, and the Valley Hill Road Widening.

 

A Fresh, Modern Look

In the coming weeks and months you may notice a new look with all things related to LONG.

After 20 years in business, we’ve decided to update our outward appearance to keep up with the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit we foster internally and with our clientele. It’s with great thought and purpose that we are introducing this new visage along with a recommitment to our core principles of quality, innovation, and exceptional professional services.

Rest assured you will continue to receive the same quality of service you’ve come to rely on with LONG. In fact, we’re adding additional service lines to offer our clients a full spectrum of services to meet your needs.

We look at this new look as an opportunity to enhance what is already great about LONG, identify opportunities to improve, and commit to always looking out for the best interests of our clients in all of our interactions.

We look forward to hearing your reactions to our fresh new look and to continued opportunities for success as we embark on this next step in the journey of LONG.

Long Engineering, Inc. Awarded Bridge Bundle by GDOT

Long Engineering, Inc. has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation as the prime consultant responsible for replacing six bridges in northwest Georgia at the following locations:

  • CR 38/Shallowford Bridge Road at the Toccoa River south of Morganton (Fannin Co.)
  • SR 1/US 17 at Big Dry Creek in Rome (Floyd Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 17 at Cedar Creek Tributary in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 27 at Lake Creek in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 27 at West Chickamauga Creek (Walker Co.)
  • SR 136 at Coosawattee River east of Nichelsville (Gordon Co.)

Services are turn-key and include concept development, environmental permitting, survey, subsurface utility engineering, and preliminary and final roadway, bridge, and erosion control plans.

Existing Bridge Toccoa River

Long Engineering, Inc. Utilizes Echo Sounding

Long Engineering, Inc. is now utilizing echo sounding technology for our hydrographic surveys. Echo sounding is a type of sonar used to determine the depth of water by transmitting sound pulses into water. The time interval between emission and return of a pulse is recorded, which is then used to determine the depth of water. The horizontal locations of the soundings are determined by connecting our GPS units to the echo sounding equipment. Combining these two technologies has allowed us to provide precise and accurate topography survey of rivers, channels, and lake bottoms that are not achievable with traditional surveying equipment. Long Engineering, Inc. has utilized echo sounding technology for surveys of the Savannah River, Lake Jackson, and the Middle Oconee River.

 

 

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Announcement

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Long Engineering, Inc. is pleased to join with Associated Builders and Contractors, one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry.

The Famed Texas Extracted from Cyclorama

Known as being a part of the “Great Locomotive Chase” during the Civil War, the Texas made its mark in history as Confederate soldiers drove the locomotive in reverse from Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia towards Chattanooga, Tennessee in pursuit of Union soldiers who had stolen The General in an effort to ruin the Confederate railroad.  The General only made it a few miles north of Ringgold, Georgia.  These two locomotives are the last of the Western & Atlanta Railroad that was so critical to Atlanta’s existence.

Since 1927, the Texas was located deep underground in the basement of the Cyclorama Building in Grant Park.  Long Engineering, Inc. prepared the excavation drawings that allowed the basement wall to be exposed, sawcut and removed, so the locomotive could be rolled out.  It was lifted from the deep hole by a crane and transported to a facility in North Carolina for restoration.  It will be showcased at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead upon its return.

 

More articles on the Texas can be found at the following links:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/famed-civil-war-engine-the-texas-on-the-move-again/nppp4/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/21/us/civil-war-locomotive-texas-atlanta-cyclorama/

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