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Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $47.8 million in funding to strengthen 20 bridges that cross water and are vulnerable to foundation erosion in New York State. The funding is available through…

Safway Group Introducing SafScan High Definition Laser Surveying

Safway is introducing SafScan™ High-Definition Laser Surveying, which can deliver very accurate, precise three-dimensional (3D) images of existing conditions…

MDOT Slide-in Bridge Construction Draws Interest from National Transportation Officials

Thirty engineers from nine states came to Grand Rapids on Thursday, Aug. 14, to see first-hand how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is…

Engineers Deploy Flying Robots and Wireless Sensors to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential…

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 see benefits from increased access to remote areas. The project was one of the first recommendations of…

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 the immediate availability of LEAP Bridge Steel for the 3D modelling, design, analysis, and load rating…

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…