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Final Thoughts: Bridges: Overcoming Gaps Literally and Metaphorically

June 12, 2017 - in Articles, Column

The main theme of this issue of Informed Infrastructure is “bridges,” which allow people to cross rivers that used to be barriers. They provide a way to span a gap or valley rather than travel long distances around them. Bridges allow different modes of…

Long Island Rail Road Builds an Award-Winning New Bridge

June 5, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) was chartered in 1834, and is one of the few railroads that survived as an intact company from its original charter…

Video: MDOT Bridges: Repair vs. Replace

May 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation, Video

Whether it’s an interstate over the Mississippi River or a local highway over a small creek, MDOT maintains over 5,000 bridges across the state. Learn…

Video: Flexible Buried Bridges

February 6, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

This video includes a general overview of flexible buried bridges and commentary from the fabricator, county engineer and contractor who worked on a buried bridge in Iowa. View the video to learn more about the benefits of a flexible buried bridges, and why…

A Scenic, Secure Thriller: Elk Falls Park Suspension Bridge Provides Sensitive Access to Canadian Treasure

December 19, 2016 - in Articles, Featured

By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Elk Falls, beautifully cascading for 89 feet (27 meters), is the centerpiece of Elk Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. By all accounts, it’s one of Canada’s most-scenic waterfalls, but for most of the park’s existence,…

ITD Engineers Find $700,000 Savings, Traffic Efficiencies in Replacement of Owsley Canal Bridge in Eastern Idaho

December 5, 2016 - in Bridges, Transportation

RIGBY - In a tight budget environment where every dollar counts, Idaho Transportation Department engineers again found a way to safely stretch resources and still perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern Idaho town of Mud Lake. The…

Engineer Spotlight: The Unhappy State of U.S. Bridges and Highways

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Column

An interesting article ran in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering in 2008: “A Tale of Two Bridges: Dangerous and Still Standing.” Robert W. Clark, P.E., authored the piece about two well-used…

Specification Section: Bridge Products and Bridge Design Software

Bridge products and bridge software include tools to analyze bridge performance, bridge building materials, structural steel design software, concrete analysis software, fabrication services, steel detailing software and more. This brief listing is meant to…

HNTB Viewpoint Discusses FAST Act Funding for Nation’s Crumbling Bridges

August 2, 2016 - in News, People

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Price, PE, national bridge practice leader for HNTB Corporation, authored an HNTB Viewpoint entitled “Crumbling bridges: Now is the time to take action.” It highlights provisions within the new Fixing America's Surface Transportation…

Governor Cuomo Announces $200 Million Bridge NY Program to Rehabilitate and Replace Bridges Throughout the State

July 13, 2016 - in Bridges, Financial, Maintenance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of $200 million in enhanced assistance for local governments over the next two years to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. This funding, provided through the Governor's BRIDGE…