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Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance Launches Steel Bridge Sustainability Blog

Parul Dubey on March 12, 2021 - in Bridges, News

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has initiated a monthly blog to address the issue of sustainability in steel bridges. The first blog, “What is a Sustainable Bridge,” includes a video and covers a wide range of topics, including sustainability rating systems, sustainable priorities for bridges, the steel bridge advantage, life cycle issues and more. It can be viewed at https://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/sustainable-bridge/.

The blog serves as an educational tool to highlight the many ways that steel bridges can meet the challenges of repairing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure in cost-effective, resilient ways. The U.S. currently has 231,000 bridges that need to be repaired or replaced.

“In the construction market, most people associate the term ‘sustainability’ with building design,” said Robert J. Wills, P.E., vice president of construction for AISI. “However, the issue is also gaining traction in infrastructure applications as federal and state legislators turn their attention to rebuilding the nation’s roads and bridges.”

In the coming months, the blog will address topics relating to extending the life of a steel bridge, maintenance, green bridge rating systems, the rehabilitation and repair of steel bridges, education, community impact, climate change, economics, material selection and advanced grades of steel.

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is a group of bridge and buried soil steel structure industry leaders who have joined together to provide educational information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. For more news or information, visit www.shortspansteelbridges.org or follow us on Twitter at @ShortSpanSteel or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShortSpanSteel/.


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