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Former NY/NJ Port Authority chief dies at 89; one of ASCE’s first OPAL winners

Eugene J. “Gene” Fasullo, whose long love affair with engineering led to his appointment as chief engineer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has died. He was 89.

Testing bridge structure vibration using a similarity model

Bridge structures, which account for a large proportion of high-speed railways and urban rail transits, produce vibration that radiate low-frequency structural noise. This low-frequency noise can affect people’s physical and mental health, as well as affect ancient buildings along the line; the manufacture of precision instruments and equipment; and the use of high-precision laboratories. The authors of new paper in the Journal of Aerospace Engineering,...

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.

The ASCE Report Card advocates for infrastructure

ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and state assessments have had a lasting impact on the way politicians and policymakers address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.

Efficiency, speed the hallmarks of Genoa bridge replacement

The Morandi Bridge was a vital transportation link in Genoa, Italy. When it collapsed, officials moved quickly. Its replacement, the Genoa-Saint George Bridge, has set new standards in efficiency.

S-shaped pedestrian bridge spans Ohio’s Scioto River

A serpentine pedestrian bridge in Ohio features cables that switch from one side of the deck to the other to help balance torsion.

FHWA proposes 10-year debarment for FIGG Bridge Engineers

A partially constructed reinforced-concrete pedestrian bridge collapsed during a post-tensioning operation. The bridge designer contests the government's findings.

Lehigh University bridge engineering professor emeritus dies at 88

Ben T. Yen, an acclaimed structural engineering researcher and professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University, has died. He was 88. Many of Pennsylvania’s bridges in use around Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton bear his mark. In fact, he led highly popular tours of the bridges throughout the area. Yen, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, also led a prolific research career focused on...

Carbon composites make their way from the lab to the field

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are pioneering a family of lightweight CFRP composite products.