Lessons Learned: Bridge Innovations That Came Out of Failures

Designers and engineers study past bridge issues and failures to learn how to build better structures in the future. Every new design and technological advancement is the result of lessons learned over thousands of years of bridge-building history.  From the earliest stone and wood plank structures to today’s marvels of modern technology, every evolution has […]

How to Start a Bridge Preservation Program

Funds for maintaining bridges and building new ones are extremely tight these days. Federal and local governments aren’t providing the dollars needed to keep structures in working order. That’s why many municipalities and other organizations that own and manage bridges are looking for ways to make them last longer. One of the best ways to […]

The Future of Bridge Development? It’s here!

The future of bridge development? It’s here! When it comes to technological innovations, industries like telecommunications, computers, and transportation usually lead the way. However, there are many game-changing advancements currently happening in the bridge development and maintenance industries. Here are a few that you could encounter now or in the years ahead. They will improve […]

Ultimate Bridges Part 1: Mega-Projects You Need to Know About

Do you know what a megaproject is? Most people don’t but many have experienced one. Megaprojects are unique, limited-time endeavors that: require a massive financial investment (typically more than $1 billion). are extraordinarily complex. have a long-lasting impact on the community, economy, environment, and society overall. Megaprojects are game-changers. Needless to say, they are rare […]

When a Bridge is More than a Bridge

When is a bridge more than a bridge? A bridge becomes more than a structure that connects two places when it plays a central role in its community. In this article, we’ll take a look at four bridges that do more than link one place to another. These structures improve the lives of the people […]

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12 of the World’s Most Unusual Bridges

Why did they do that? In a world of banal bridges, new ones are being built that inspire fresh thinking, improve the lives of people and in a few cases, make us smile or even laugh. Check out some of the world’s most unusual bridges. Lego Bridge – Wuppertal, Germany View underneath the unique Lego Bridge. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]