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 […]

Lessons American Cities Can Learn From a Bridge Disaster in Italy

Italy is half a world away from the United States. What could cities here possibly learn from a bridge collapse that happened there?  Quite a bit, as it turns out. The Italian calamity shows what may happen if things don’t change soon in the U.S. Will legislators and government officials learn from it? Let’s start […]

Bridge Fires: Are They Really Worth Worrying About?

Many bridge designers, contractors, maintenance personnel and managers question whether bridge fires are something they should consider a top priority and spend time and money to protect against.  Things like extreme weather (especially winds), earthquakes, collisions and ongoing wear-and-tear are well known causes of catastrophic bridge failures. The truth: Fires are something everyone working on […]

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 […]

How Bridge Masters Makes the Impossible, Possible

Do you understand how using the right equipment can make challenging bridge inspection and maintenance projects easier — and safer — to do? Most people, even those who do bridge-related work every day, don’t.  Here are overviews of three recent bridge initiatives, including information about what made them particularly difficult to work on and how […]