How to: Become a Successful Bridge Inspector

Learn everything that you need to know to launch a new — and potentially more secure — career. Have you been thinking about starting a new career? Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic has left you feeling insecure about the work that you’re currently doing in the bridge and road industry, and it’s time to make a […]

The Biden Infrastructure Plan: What It Means for the Bridge Industry

Following up on its American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration recently released the American Jobs Plan. According to White House officials, it has been developed with an eye toward rebuilding infrastructure across the United States, creating millions of good-paying jobs and giving the country a global competitive edge. According to federal government sources, investment in […]

Why High-Touch Bridge Inspections Are Still Needed in a High-Tech World

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions, which are essentially cutting-edge drones with high-definition cameras and other equipment attached to them, are extremely valuable tools on bridge inspection sites. They are used to collect data, conduct visual inspections, build three-dimensional models, and more. However, they have their limits. These include: It’s often difficult for UAS to reach […]

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The Pros and Cons of Common Bridge Inspection Methods

Concerns about damaged and deteriorating bridges and the harm that they could cause to the people who cross them and their surrounding communities are top of mind for everyone working in the bridge industry today. Inadequate government funding to maintain the nation’s bridges and roads has left many in dangerous conditions. This has forced more […]

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 […]