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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Posted by Contributed on Nov 22, 2013

Human beings are creatures of overcoming obstacles. Out of necessity, we have built bridges to connect islands, places, cities and most importantly, the hearts of men. Because of the amazing urge for innovation, our history has seen the evolution of ...

Bridges

More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 21, 2013

Despite that the nation’s transportation funding system is in great peril as the expiration of the current surface transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is set to expire on September 30, 2014, many state ...

Business

Better Roads: The state of the nation’s bridges is improving, but funding is still a major roadblock

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

According to our sister site Better Roads, when it comes to the state of the nation's bridges, there's good news and bad news. The good? According to Better Roads' annual Bridge Inventory survey, the percentage of overall structurally deficient and functionally ...

Bridges

The State of the Nation’s Bridges

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 06, 2013

Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States is featured.

Bridges

SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 05, 2013

Every year, Better Roads conducts a survey on the state of the nation’s bridges. The survey has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are sent a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions to determine ...

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AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 19, 2013

A recent Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory has proven 7,795 -- 1.2 percent -- of those bridges to be both structurally deficient and fracture critical. The report also found that 65,605 of ...

Equipment

One percent of U.S. bridges are both fracture critical and structurally deficient

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2013

A recent report from the Associated Press analyzing the 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory found that 7,795, 1.2 percent, of them are both structurally deficient and fracture critical. Structurally deficient bridges are those in need of ...

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PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 31, 2013

Last year, Better Roads featured a story about engineers who inspect bridges by climbing the structures and using ropes to rappel down and access critical areas. The article, titled “Bridge Climbing,” detailed how climb-trained engineers from the Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

Posted by John Latta on Jul 18, 2013

A disturbingly large number of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (see Better Roads’ November bridge inventory). But how many are “fracture-critical?” Washington State’s collapsed I-5 bridge was fracture-critical when it was hit by a heavily loaded truck. But ...

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More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 17, 2013

More than 200 of Washington state’s bridges are classified as fracture-critical and could collapse if a key component of the bridge fails, according to KUOW. Of those bridges, at least three have been struck multiple times in the past five years, ...

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66,000 U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2013

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 24, 2013

Following Transportation for America’s release of a report stating that one in nine bridges is classified as structurally deficient, CNN Money has created an interactive map to demonstrate the amount of deficient bridges in each state in 2013. According to CNN ...

Business

25% of U.S. bridges declared deficient in 2012

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 18, 2013

According to a report from our sister site Better Roads, 25 percent, or 151,845 of all U.S. bridges were classified as deficient in 2012. Those numbers were a part of the U.S. Government Accountability Office 's(GAO) testimony last week before the Senate ...
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