How to: Become a Successful Bridge Inspector

Learn everything that you need to know to launch a new — and potentially more secure — career. Have you been thinking about starting a new career? Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic has left you feeling insecure about the work that you’re currently doing in the bridge and road industry, and it’s time to make a […]

Why High-Touch Bridge Inspections Are Still Needed in a High-Tech World

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions, which are essentially cutting-edge drones with high-definition cameras and other equipment attached to them, are extremely valuable tools on bridge inspection sites. They are used to collect data, conduct visual inspections, build three-dimensional models, and more. However, they have their limits. These include: It’s often difficult for UAS to reach […]

How Bridge Masters Makes the Impossible, Possible

Do you understand how using the right equipment can make challenging bridge inspection and maintenance projects easier — and safer — to do? Most people, even those who do bridge-related work every day, don’t.  Here are overviews of three recent bridge initiatives, including information about what made them particularly difficult to work on and how […]

The State of Bridges Across the U.S.: The Good

The American Society of Civil Engineers releases a report card every four years that rates infrastructure across the United States, including bridges and roads. We combed through the data in the most recent report to identify the states with bridges in the worst and best condition. Then we ranked them and came up with recommendations […]

The State of Bridges Across the U.S.: The Bad

The American Society of Civil Engineers releases a report card every four years that rates infrastructure across the United States, including bridges and roads. We combed through the data in the most recent report to identify the states with bridges in the worst and best condition. Then we ranked them and came up with recommendations […]

How To Prepare Bridges for Wildfire Season

These days, it’s wildfire season all year long. In previous decades, the North American wildfire season typically lasted through the summer and into the fall. It was centered in the warmer and drier areas of the southern and western United States. The fires were fueled by hot summer weather, strong winds and dry conditions.  However, […]

Urban or Rural: Which Bridges Are More At Risk?

There has been a LOT of reporting about major bridges and roadways that are in poor condition in urban areas across the United States. Like much of the infrastructure across the country, they’re outdated, worn out, damaged and most importantly, could be unsafe. They need to be repaired, upgraded or replaced. However, a recent report […]