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America’s roads and bridges ‘not crumbling’ – report

Posted by John Latta on Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Staff Report on Feb 15, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 15 announced $287 million in emergency relief funds for New York to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters, with $250 million specifically designated for Hurricane Sandy recovery. LaHood was joined by Senator ...

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Contributed Case History: Building Bridges with Steel Girder Formwork

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 23, 2013

A girder bridge is considered the most common and most basic bridge type. In its simplest form, a log across a creek could even be considered a girder bridge. In today’s bridges the long spans allow for a direct connection ...

Business

U.S. needs new bridges but states lack funding

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 03, 2013

The average age of the 600,000 bridges in the United States is 43 years old, according to a new report from the Washington Post. And considering that bridges are built to last about 50 years, that means a great deal ...

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70 bridges getting $130M in federal funds for repair, replacement

Posted by Staff Report on Nov 30, 2012

Seventy city and county projects across Washington state will receive a portion of $130 million in federal funds to repair or replace aging bridges, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Washington State Department of Transportation selected projects ...

Bridges

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 12, 2012

America's structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling.

Innovations

Salting may corrode steel-reinforced roads, bridges

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 09, 2012

Gritting and salting roads, methods used to prevent automotive accidents in winter conditions, may lead to corrosion over months or years, Science Daily reports. This corrosion is due to the chloride ions in salt, which can penetrate concrete and eat away ...

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Bridges are singing in the rain

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 25, 2012

Scientists at Brigham Young University have discovered a way to measure defects in bridges by listening to the sounds they make when impacted by drops of water. Echo location is the basic principle at work here, a technique used for all ...

Equipment

Bridges are singing in the rain

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 23, 2012

Scientists at Brigham Young University have discovered a way to measure defects in bridges by listening to the sounds they make when impacted by drops of water. Echo location is the basic principle at work here, a technique used for all ...

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How come we can get trucks to Mars but not under low bridges on earth?

Posted by John Latta on Sep 27, 2012

It's surprising how little oversight there is in the use of GPS devices in a moving vehicle. Maybe you see that as a good, free-market, thing, or maybe worry about where it's taking our driving future. New York Democratic Senator Chuck ...

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NDE/NDT For Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology Conference in New York City

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 25, 2012

The International American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) held its NDE/NDT For Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology Conference in New York City August 21-24 in New York City, and Infrasense engineers played a key role in presenting recent bridge ...

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Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project breaks ground

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 01, 2012

At an Aug. 30 ceremony, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and other of federal, state and local officials broke ground on the first construction phase of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges ...
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