Category Archives: Prefabricated Bridges

New Bridge Design Saves Months in Construction Schedule

The town of Roseville, Ohio has a new short span steel bridge in place – the first of its kind in the state, with results that are attracting attention nationwide from county engineers; federal, state and local transportation officials; and bridge … 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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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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Three Myths.. and the Reality… of Steel Bridges

There are a lot of “myths”or misconceptions surrounding the use of steel in bridge construction. These myths often arise out of past experience and don’t take into account changes in technology, improvements in materials and products or updated design and … Continue reading

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