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70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

70-foot-long bridge survives series of earthquakes

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 16, 2014

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton bridge was tried and tested by the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab. The experiment was ...

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 22, 2014

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

Buffalo researchers to test how NYC’s old brownstones would fair in an earthquake

Buffalo researchers to test how NYC’s old...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2013

For years, folks in New York City gave little thought to natural disasters. That sort of thing simply didn't happen ...

Researchers to shake 1920s building to study its earthquake durability

Researchers to shake 1920s building to study its...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 26, 2012

This two-story building in El Centro, California built in the 1920s has withstood four major earthquakes in its storied past. ...

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