Category Archives: eSPAN140

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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Managing Dollars and Sense in Spite of Difficult Bridge Design Challenges

How does a county engineer keep his projects moving forward while managing his budget and maintaining his sanity in today’s transportation/infrastructure environment? Take the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, a lift bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine. At 73 years old, … 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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