Tag: Bridges

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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.

Accelerating through adversity

Some critical civil engineering projects have been completed faster than expected during the pandemic. The culprit? Fewer people on the roads.

Delivering a masterpiece

New York's new Kosciuzsko Bridge links Brooklyn and Queens, reshaping the skyline of the boroughs it connects.

Innovative lift bridge to be built in Sacramento, California

Final design has begun on the first network tied-arch vertical lift bridge, in Sacramento, California.

COVID-19 Worker Guidelines, Decreases in Traffic Help Maryland’s Bay Bridge Project

ON APRIL 1, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland announced that despite the COVID-19 outbreak, a portion of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge’s current rehabilitation project finished ahead of schedule. The dual-span bridge, which crosses the Chesapeake Bay and connects Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the western part of the state, is commonly referred to as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Like many construction projects...

Technology: Remote Bridge and Tunnel Maintenance Tech Made Free Due to COVID-19

IN RESPONSE to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Dynamic Infrastructure, a start-up based in New York City, has offered free use through the end of 2020 of its bridge maintenance technology to departments of transportation and public–private partnerships. The technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help bridge and tunnel managers inspect and manage their assets, according to Saar Dickman, the cofounder and chief executive officer...