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Accelerated Bridge Construction Promises Cost-Effective and Less Disruptive Replacement

Typical bridges can be replaced quickly and cost-effectively with accelerated techniques that do not require special equipment. The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-R04-RR-1: Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal documents the development…

Alaska Completes Longest Bridge on Time and On Budget

Governor Sean Parnell was pleased to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tanana River Bridge. The military as well as seasonal moose hunters will…

Bentley Releases LEAP Bridge Steel for the Design, Analysis, and Load Rating of Steel Bridges

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

Bridge Inspection Robot Finds Cracks and Determines Deterioration

A bridge inspection robot has been developed by researchers at Rutgers University with funding from the Federal Highway Administration. The robot uses ground penetrating radar, ultrasonic waves and high definition imaging to determine the health of aging concrete…

Smart Sensors Transform Bridges

June 1, 2014 - in Bridges, Sensors, Transportation

A new type of sensor is under development in the civil engineering department of the University of British Columbia that can sense changes in the stress condition and temperature of a concrete structure - such as bridges and other civil infrastructure - by…

New Study Catalogs Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

3D Technology Enhances Underwater Bridge Inspection

A new technology that uses 3D-imaging sonar will enable MnDOT engineers to visualize the substructure of a bridge in a way they never have before. Until now, MnDOT has relied on human divers and depth finders to identify problems beneath the water. Divers…

Measuring Concrete Cracks Safely and Accurately Using the Leica Viva TS11 KUMONOS

Leica Geosystems and Kansai Construction Survey Company announced today the release of the KUMONOS system, a safe and easy-to-use concrete crack monitoring system using the Leica Viva TS11 Total Station. The KUMONOS system allows users to accurately measure…

A New Sensor System Would Flag Structural Weaknesses before Bridges and Stadiums Collapse

February 23, 2014 - in Bridges, Facility Management, Projects, Sensors

NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. With a grant of just over…