Infrastructure: Is No News Good News?

During this year’s State of the Union address, President Trump challenged Congress to pass an infrastructure bill to fund improvements to the nation’s bridges, roads, and other transportation items that people depend on every day. It wasn’t one of the primary themes of his speech, but it’s an issue he’s brought up many times before, […]

Getting More Millennials to Work on Bridge Job Sites

In many parts of the country, it’s almost impossible to find enough qualified people to fill positions on bridge maintenance and construction projects. Record-low unemployment rates and a skills gap have made it a big challenge for businesses in bridge-related industries. One way to remedy this is to recruit more Millennials and younger people. In […]

The Positive Economic Impacts of Bridges

In recent years, economists have recognized three key things bridges do that propel economic activity. #1 – Bridges are a critical component of a nation’s infrastructure, making it possible to ship raw materials and finished goods to factories, warehouses, suppliers, distributors, stores, and end-consumers. Bridges also facilitate travel so consumers can purchase goods and services […]