This is the story of 'Sturdy Gertie,' the first suspension bridge to be designed and tested in a wind tunnel and to be designed and built with hydraulic damping devices.
Although it was hailed as “the ultimate in suspension bridge design” on the day that it opened to traffic, its demise would become known as “the most dramatic failure in bridge engineering history.” This is the story of...
Learn about the connection between the Quebec Bridge and the wearing of rings by engineers. Yes, that tradition owes itself to bridge engineering...
Now that you’ve got your foot in the door, what does it take to turn that new bridge engineer job into a career?
If you or someone you know is going to be interviewing for a bridge engineer position, this post is dedicated to you.
If you have a budding bridge engineer in your life or are interested in the profession, read on.
In the United States this past weekend, we celebrated Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a national day of remembrance for those who gave their lives in the service of their country. There are many ways to memorialize an...
It is a generally accepted fact that for a bridge to be really, truly memorable, it must first be a beautiful one.
With a main span of 6,637 feet, this is the longest bridge in the world.
A Pierce County resident recently reached out to ask if I knew or had written anything about the Fox Island Bridge.