How Bridge Contractors Can Limit Risk During Challenging Times

Anyone who works on bridges deals with risks every day. It’s a part of life when building and repairing these perilous structures, handling difficult tasks in challenging locations, and managing complex projects. Much of the risk is mitigated by: Following safety standards on job sites. Ensuring that project requirements and expectations are defined in carefully […]

Six Ways to Improve Snow and Ice Removal From Bridges and Roads

Winter is fast approaching. Are you looking for ways to make snow and ice removal from bridges and roads in your area faster, safer and more efficient? Check out these cutting-edge ideas that can help make your road crews more effective. 1. Learn from delivery companies. Who is better at getting from one place to […]

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 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 […]

How to Protect Bridges Against the Growing Risk of Fire Damage

Scientists, engineers, and designers have primarily focused their fire protection efforts on buildings and tunnels. People are concerned about being trapped in enclosed spaces when fires break out. In addition, repairing or replacing skyscrapers, shopping centers, hotels, apartment buildings, homes, and tunnels after fires is difficult and costly. Experts have spent less time — and […]