The Economic Benefits Of Bridge Building

The Economic Benefits of Bridge Building

Most of us don’t notice much about the bridges and roads that connect our cities and states. However, we would certainly notice if we woke up one day and they weren’t there. Bridges play a crucial role in various aspects of modern life,…

Bridge Floor and Deck Construction

Those who aren’t familiar with bridge building might think of decks as parts of a ship or the area in the backyard where grills are kept. However, in the industry, we know "deck" is a term for the driving surface of a bridge. Whether constructed…
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How it Works: Engineering Bridges To Handle Stress

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Bridges are often seen as immovable structures, but in truth, they are quite dynamic. Bridges must be engineered to move with environmental stressors in order to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Additionally, different load types, weather conditions,…
Optimal Design Of Through-Truss Steel Bridges

Optimal Design Of Through-Truss Steel Bridges

Truss bridges are one of the oldest bridge types in America. In fact, even novice bridge enthusiasts can easily spot one, since they are identified by their singular design feature: the truss, which forms triangular units. Truss bridges are…
Myths: Modular Prefabricated Short-Span Steel Bridges Are Only Temporary Structures

Myths: Modular Prefabricated Short-Span Steel Bridges Are Only Temporary Structures

Modular, prefabricated steel bridges are often considered temporary structures. Using modular design and building bridges onsite has often been considered a more efficient building method, but a less stable one. However, after meeting all the…
Pedestrian Bridges

Pedestrian Bridges

Steel pedestrian bridges are prevalent in parks, golf courses, and over small rivers and streams. Below is a quick description of what a pedestrian bridge is, along with different types that are available. What is a Pedestrian Bridge? Pedestrian…
New Data Suggests 55,000 Bridges Are Structurally Unsound

New Data Suggests 55,000 Bridges Are Structurally Unsound

An alarming report issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has found that more than 55,000 bridges across the United States are "structurally deficient bridges." This classification does not mean that bridges…
Why Choose U.S. Bridge?

Why Choose U.S. Bridge?

Infrastructure has become a popular theme lately, as government officials begin to refocus on ways to reinforce and strengthen America's systems of roads, bridges, and highways. Infrastructure is a vital aspect of American life, connecting…
The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World Goes To...

The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World Goes To...

The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge, is the longest suspension bridge at 1,991 meters (6,532 feet) in the world. It spans the Akashi Strait in Japan connecting Kobe on the mainland and Iwaya on Awayi Island. Construction…
Admiring the Ponte Vecchio Bridge

Admiring the Ponte Vecchio Bridge for #flashbackfriday

The Ponte Vecchio “Old Bridge" is located in Florence, Italy.  This Italian bridge crosses the river at its narrowest point within the city.  This area in Florence has had an eventful past, as the bridge is the 5th bridge on or around this…
Today’s #flashbackfriday Goes to Australia

Today's #flashbackfriday Goes to Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened on March 19th, 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Opening day was an interesting one.  Before Lang could cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the bridge, Captain Francis DeGroot…
Taking a step back with #usbridge #flashbackfriday

Taking a step back with #usbridge #flashbackfriday

Taking a step back with #usbridge #flashbackfriday Each Friday we’d like to share a bit of history on the bridges around the world that have caught our attention, changed our landscapes, and brought our spaces together. Golden Gate…