The concept of pre-stressing is one which every structural engineer wishes they had discovered.
Author - Nick Rodda
A bridge designed for some level of earthquake is better than a bridge not designed for one at all.
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association estimates that 230,000 bridges need replacement or major rehabilitation – at an estimated cost of $164 billion.
While expansion joints may seem like a small aspect of a larger bridge project, it is one of the more important aspects.
As a follow up to my “Spanning Further with Splice Girders” article from January 2020, I’m highlighting the Rockingham Bridge Project, which I designed.
FRP brings new life to a storied and beloved bridge in Vermont.
There may be no cure for fatigue in steel, but we have learned to cope with the symptoms.
Consigned to secondary routes, many timber bridges are among the older of our bridge assets. How can we preserve and prolong the life of these bridges?
There is more to most design problems than just answering the question: is it strong enough?
Nothing in this world strikes more fear in the hearts of both engineers and the traveling public like open grid decking on bridges.