Category Archives: Accelerated Bridge Design and Construction

Increase Your Options, Lower Your Costs With Steel

County engineers, state and local Department of Transportation (DOT) officials, owners and other bridge design professionals have some great educational opportunities coming up this fall to learn about the time and cost efficiencies to be gained from using steel for short … Continue reading

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Turning a Challenge Into an Innovative Design Solution

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” claims a popular adage. But sometimes lasting change comes from a good old-fashioned challenge. One example is when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) charged the North American steel industry in 2009 to “develop a … Continue reading

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Muskingum County’s Short Span Steel Bridge Solution – Quicker, More Cost-Effective and Constructed in 30 Days!

When the Muskingum County (Ohio) Engineers Office (MCEO) needed to replace the structurally deficient Boggs Road Bridge near Zanesville, a detailed engineering analysis was conducted to compare the cost of replacing the existing bridge with steel or concrete. The original … Continue reading

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Improving the Grade for America’s Structurally Deficient Bridges

As the Samples Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, Dr. Karl Barth knows a thing or two about giving and receiving grades. So when he sees a C+ assigned to the condition of bridges in the … Continue reading

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A Short Span Steel Bridge Saves a Local Community

According to the American Society for Civil Engineers, more than 26% (one in four) of the nation’s bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (see http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/fact-sheet/bridges).  Over half of these bridges are in rural locations, and essential to the … Continue reading

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Instant Steel Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction With Steel

A remarkable feat took place recently in Boston, MA.  A bridge, owned by the The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, that would “normally involve two years of detours and frustration for local drivers” (according to an article in the New York … Continue reading

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