How to Make Bridges Earthquake Proof

The recent earthquakes in California have more and more people thinking about the safety of bridges in areas that experience high levels of seismic activity. Unfortunately, the current situation isn’t good. Many bridges in the United States, especially older ones built before modern seismic codes were developed, are unable to handle significant seismic loads. They […]

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, […]

A Cautionary Tale: Lessons From Last Year’s Morandi Bridge Collapse

Did you know: Last year’s devastating Morandi Bridge disaster, which killed 43 people in Genoa, Italy, is directly connected to a well-known fashion company, one that you’ve probably purchased sweaters from? For many years prior to the disaster, the company’s association with the bridge was identified as a significant risk to the stability of the […]

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 […]

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, […]