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2017 in Review: A Historic Year for U.S. Infrastructure

From large-scale bridge construction projects to epic weather events to major tax changes, 2017 was a big year for bridge developers and contractors. See how many of these stories from 2017 you remember. How many of them impacted your business in the past year? Wildfires damage California bridges One story about the record-breaking wildfires all […]

The intricate Albert Bridge illuminated at night.

10 Beautiful Light Displays on Bridges

Over the last decade, lights on bridges have become a trend not only for traffic safety, but to enhance their architecture. This is especially wonderful during the holidays, a time when everything seems to sparkle just a little brighter. Lights are a great way to turn something utilitarian, like a bridge, into an asset that can […]

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10 of the World’s Scariest Bridges

It’s the time of year when people face their fears of ghosts, goblins, haunted houses, and…long, tall, icy, high, rickety, foggy, stormy, wobbly, scary bridges. For many people, bridges cause fear and panic. There’s even a term for it: gephyrophobia. A related condition, acrophobia, is an extreme fear of heights, another issue people experience when […]

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Protecting Bridges from Flood Damage

Hurricanes and other extreme weather events have topped the news lately. More and more bridges are being damaged or wiped out by floods from record-breaking storms. In this article, we’ll provide insights and ideas about what can be done to protect bridges from flood-related damage and destruction. How bridges are compromised by water Let’s start […]

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Sustainable and Green Bridge Designs 101

Going green has become a fact of life. For decades, the world has been moving toward solutions that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. This has affected everything from the foods we eat to the vehicles we drive to how the power that runs our lives is generated. It has also significantly impacted how bridges and […]

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Buzzworthy Industry News | August 2017

Our industry is ever-changing and always exciting. Here’s some newsworthy updates in the infrastructure world. Innovative thinking Staying up to date with the news about what’s happening in the world of bridge design, engineering, and maintenance is a great way to keep ahead of your industry competition. Another is to stay abreast of what others […]

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What Do Civil Engineers Do, Exactly?

Most people have heard the term civil engineer, yet few know exactly what these highly-trained professionals do. Among other things, they’re the heroes who design, build, and maintain bridges, roads, and utility infrastructure. In this article, we’ll explore: What it takes to become a civil engineer Their origin story The training required and some of […]