Bridges & Culverts

  • State, local debt as percentage of GDP: 17%

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute analyzes our national commitment to public works.

     
  • And the PW video of the year is ...

    Have you watched and shared it yet?

     
  • Help these public projects win a trip to Vegas

    Annual CREWS THAT ROCK finalists include city sidewalks, a bridge, and a tunnel. Vote here by Dec. 26. The two winning crews will receive a trip to World of Concrete in February in Las Vegas.

     
  • Partnerships produce uglier bridges

    Public-private partnerships may save money, but this engineer says they also make it difficult to design and build beautiful bridges. Do you agree with his examples?

     
  • They’re not walking ON water, but …

    ... they are walking OVER it. Tapping into a growing trend, London's newest tourist attraction is a glass floor in the upper walkways of Tower Bridge.

     
  • Take the Dam Tour!

    Join the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER magazines on an informative tour of the Hoover Dam bypass and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

     
  • Building Successful Public Projects through Innovation, Sustainability, and Leadership

    This networking event provides the opportunity to share insights into how innovation, sustainability, and leadership results in success on public projects.

     
  • America: one big pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

     
  • It’s down to the wire for 25 public works projects

    The North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum has narrowed a list of 400 projects worth $370 billion to these contenders for 2014 Project of the Year. Last year’s was the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor.

     
  • NYC maintenance facility gets new life as community building

    The building, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, is set to be part of Brooklyn Bridge Park and will include an environmental education classroom.

     
  • Triad Award Call for Entries

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is seeking entries for the 2015 Triad Award, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines. This annual award honors outstanding publicly-owned concrete projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, and...

     
  • FREE bridge design guidance

    Roadway alignments and interchanges are becoming more complex. This free technical document explains how to calculate the right fit for skewed and curved steel I-girder bridges.

     
  • Cross Street Bridge moves from concept to completion with LaFarge Type III Cement

    The $16 million two-lane bridge is the first major design-build transportation project in Vermont, and the longest simple-span precast, post-tensioned, spliced-concrete-girder bridge in the United States.

     
  • These smart rocks, engineered by a team of Missouri S&T researchers, are embedded at a bridges foundation, beneath the surface, to gauge for damage ahead of a dangerous collapse.

    Infrastructure rock stars to stop bridge collapses

    Missouri scientists have developed “smart” rocks to monitor the stability of a bridge from the inside out.

     
  • APWA announces 2014 Public Works Projects of the Year

    The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the Public Works Projects of the Year awards that promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects.

     
  • Saved! At least through May 31, 2015

    The Highway Trust Fund’s not going broke after all, thanks to a grudging, 11th-hour save by Congress. But pensions are being raided to make it happen.

     
  • Saved! At least through May 31, 2015

    The Highway Trust Fund’s not going broke after all, thanks to a grudging, 11th-hour save by Congress. But pensions are being raided to make it happen.

     
  • Nondestructive pavement assessment

    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) reveals deterioration, cracking, delamination, corrosion and other factors that may otherwise remain undetected.

     
  • Short list: 5 of the world's coolest new bridges

    Each year, The Institution of Structural Engineers honors outstanding design with its Structural Awards. Here's a look at the short-listed honorees in the Highway or Railway Bridge category.

     
  • Drones are being tested in some locales

    Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive.

     
 
 
 
 

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