Urban or Rural: Which Bridges Are More At Risk?

There has been a LOT of reporting about major bridges and roadways that are in poor condition in urban areas across the United States. Like much of the infrastructure across the country, they’re outdated, worn out, damaged and most importantly, could be unsafe. They need to be repaired, upgraded or replaced. However, a recent report […]

Iconic Bridges Part 2

Certain bridges seem perfectly suited to their locations. Ever wonder why? It’s because design and engineering come together to create structures that are ideal for their settings. In this two-part series, we’re looking at the four most popular bridge types, how they work, the locations they’re ideal for, the benefits of each, and amazing examples […]

Iconic Bridges Part 1

Ever wonder why certain bridges are so transformative and perfect for their locations? It’s because designers and engineers have found the ideal structural solution to span a body of water, valley, or roadway. In this two-part series, we’ll look at: The four most common types of bridges. How they’re engineered. The locations and situations they’re […]

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, […]