Top Bridge Design Software for 2021

Top Bridge Design Software for 2021 Are you looking for better ways to design and develop bridges? Who isn’t during these challenging and competitive times? If you haven’t checked out the bridge design software packages available today, you might be surprised at how good some of the newer ones are and how much better some […]

Bridge Construction Activity Is Expected to Decline in 2021

The good news: Budget cuts and work reductions won’t be as big as in 2020. The economic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government budget cuts from reduced tax and other types of revenue, and increases in healthcare spending will reduce the amount of bridge, road, and tunnel construction work planned for 2021.  The good […]

The Historic Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehab Project Is Finally Complete.

The $227-million improvement effort is one of the largest infrastructure projects in National Park Service history. The United States National Park Service (NPS) recently reopened the Arlington Memorial Bridge, a Washington, D.C., landmark that crosses the Potomac River, to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. This is after the historic structure underwent a $227-million rehabilitation effort. It is […]

The Ten Longest Bridges On Earth

“Bridge-spiration” proves what humans are capable of. During the current global health crisis, few people are thinking big. It’s a time when most are worried about simply making it through the day.  However, it’s important during times like these to think about what’s possible. That’s why we’re sharing our list of the world’s longest and […]

Congressional Activity Related to Bridge and Road Funding Picks Up

Despite the ongoing stall in talks between The White House and Congress on coronavirus stimulus aid, there has been a great deal of activity when it comes to allocations for bridge and road projects. Here are a few of the highlights. Funding is approved to repair bridges and roads damaged by natural disasters. Secretary of […]

BUILD Grants: A Source of Funding for Bridge Projects That You Don’t Know About

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program is a competition that makes it possible for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to identify and invest in bridge, road, and other transportation projects that benefit American communities.  The BUILD grant initiative was previously known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) […]

New Rules: Simpler Environmental Impact Regulations

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently announced new rules that significantly update and modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the first time in more than 40 years. The updated rules are documented in the “Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act.” The changes […]