More stories about Bridges & culverts

  • Fostering future engineers

    The U.S. EPA has awarded $420,000 in grants to 42 student teams to research and develop sustainable environmental solutions.

  • Missouri launches safe bridges plan

    The Missouri DOT (MoDOT) has launched an ambitious bridge rehabilitation plan to repair and replace hundreds of troubled structures by 2012.

  • Bridge from hell goes boom

    Daniel Ruefly won an essay contest and got to be the person who flipped the switch and detonate a hated Washington, DC bridge.

  • NDSU wins—again

    For the fourth time in the competition's 15-year history, a team of North Dakota State University (NDSU) civil engineering students won the annual National Steel Bridge Competition.

  • Proof positive

    A recent study of Seattle's Interstate 90 floating bridge proved the feasibility of adding a light rail transit system atop the structure.

  • Bottleneck-battling bridge opens

    After six years of construction, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was opened to traffic on June 9.

  • Iowa bridge marks technology milestone

    A four-year research partnership between the Iowa DOT (IDOT), Iowa State University (ISU), and Lafarge North America has lead to the opening of an innovative concrete bridge in the Hawkeye State.

  • Polymer overlays lengthen bridge life

    Originally offered more than two decades ago, polymer bridge overlays slowly have been gaining wide acceptance as a viable alternative to more standard bridge construction and rehabilitation materials.

  • Durability by design

    Neoprene bearing pads are commonly used in bridges due to their durability, simple details, and maintenance-free qualities.

  • Timber bridges garner awards

    Several public bridge projects across the country won recognition in the 2004–2005 Timber Bridge Awards. The awards, sponsored by the American Institute of Timber Construction, the Engineered Wood Association, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service's Wood in Transportation Program...