How do you want your bridges to be judged? As engineering marvels or as just plain ugly?
Preliminary bridge design is more of an art than a science and getting off to the right start is key to a successful project.
Bridge bearings - the glue - or the grease - between the superstructure and the substructure.
The concept of pre-stressing is one which every structural engineer wishes they had discovered.
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.