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New waterproof concrete resists cracks, could extend life of roads and bridges to 120 years (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2014

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the Univerity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by UWM civil engineering graduate student Scott ...

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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 01, 2014

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 03, 2014

Last year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association received more than 40 submissions from across the nation when it challenged “students of all ages” to identify and “shed light” with a short video on national and local transportation issues ...

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DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 28, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday released a report that finds all levels of government would need to spend an estimated $123.7 billion to $145.9 billion annually to maintain and improve roads and bridges. The report -- 2013 Status ...

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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 19, 2014

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...


How Louisville construction workers stand up to the wind, snow and frigid cold of the Ohio River Bridges project

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 07, 2014

There's been a lot of talk about the Polar Vortex lately that's giving a great deal of the country a pretty good feeling of what it's like to live in an arctic climate. And yet, there are those who are ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...
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