Accelerated Bridge Construction Myths

Accelerated Bridge Construction Myths

Accelerated bridge construction is growing, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding this construction process. Often these ideas stem out of traditional approaches to bridge construction and don’t take into account changes in technology…
Bridge Engineering

Bridge Engineering that Makes Bridge Construction Effortless

No one wants to make something twice. That's why it's so important to build it to perfection the first time, especially if it's something time-consuming and expensive such as a bridge. With extensive experience in bridge engineering, bridge…
How to Design a Bridge

How to Design a Bridge Without Experience: Bridge Scope

Designing a bridge takes great engineering skills and attention to detail. Every component of the bridge design process is significant and greatly affects the rest of the project. Clearly, learning how to design a bridge can seem like an overwhelming…
Bridge Railing

Types of Bridge Railing

With so much going into a project, bridge railing may appear to be an afterthought for bridge construction. But like choosing the right deck material, bridge railing proves to be vital for every bridge design. At U.S. Bridge, we have several…
Prefabricated Bridge

Prefabricated Bridges: When and Why to Use Them

Many decisions are made when it comes to new bridge construction, one of those is the choice of a prefabricated bridge or built on-site construction. How do you know which one works best for your project? Here's a guide to help you understand…
Truss Bridge

Advantages of Steel Truss Bridge Construction

There are several timeless designs that have been used in bridge building for decades. However, there are few more iconic than the truss bridge. In the 1800s, America was the leader in truss bridge design, though older constructions used wood.…
Bridge Decking

Choosing the Right Bridge Decking System

The choice of bridge decking and flooring for your bridge is important to the aesthetics and functionality of the construction.
Pedestrian Bridge Design

Pedestrian Bridge Design: Why it Matters

You may not realize it, but pedestrian bridges are everywhere. Although we take them for granted, eye-catching pedestrian bridge design is vital.
Rural Roads And Bridges

Rural Roads and Bridges: Why They’re Important

Rural roads and bridges are an essential component of the U.S. economy. Increased government investment could benefit the economy and rural road safety.
U.S. Bridge Kits

Bridge Kits: A Solution for Accelerated Bridge Construction

Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) is an evolution in project planning for bridge construction. Often, bridges need to be constructed quickly and under a tight budget. Meanwhile, they need to maintain safety, quality, durability, and costs.…
Bridge Deck Designs: The Benefits of Steel

Bridge Deck Designs: The Benefits of Steel

The choice of material for your bridge deck construction is critical for the lifespan of the bridge. There are several reasons why steel may be the right choice for your bridge deck. At U.S. Bridge, we have various custom options for the floor…
Types of Bridges U.S. Bridge Offers

Types of Bridges U.S. Bridge Offers

Bridges are engineering marvels. Whether spanning great or small distances, steel bridges come in many different shapes, sizes and aesthetics. At U.S. Bridge, we have decades of bridge building experience and several types of bridges to choose…
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The Future of 3D Printed Bridges and Construction

In a decade, 3D printing has already innovated several industries, from medical implants to engineering, to aviation. The technology is achieving the unthinkable in construction, from 3D printing a house in under 24 hours to creating a prosthetic…
Building Design To Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions

Building Design to Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions

Stocking up on food supplies, buying generators, and keeping boxes full of batteries are all good measurements to prepare for extreme weather. This is especially relevant for the East Coast and the Caribbean, as we still have a few more weeks…
Steel Bridge Constructibility

Steel Bridge Constructibility

Steel bridge construction has evolved through the years. As technology improvements are more frequent, steel bridge design also changes. Some of these advances have to do with the materials, fabrication, and erection of the bridge. However,…
U.S. Bridges Short Span Bridges

U.S. Bridge Short Span Bridges

There is no question that bridges are essential structures. We have also discussed that using steel allows for a quicker fabrication and installation of bridges, and other advantages of steel. As the largest manufacturer of prefabricated steel…
Busting The Myth Painting Or Repainting Steel Bridges Is a Problem

Busting the Myth: Painting or Repainting Steel Bridges Is a Problem

There’s a persistent belief in the bridge building business that painting steel bridges is an impossible task. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, painting or repainting steel bridges can be a challenge, but it’s…
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…

How it Works: Engineering Bridges To Handle Stress

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,…