Hurricane Maria Statistics In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Statistics in Puerto Rico

Immediately following the Puerto Rico hurricane, 100 percent of the island was without power. Additionally, parts of the island had become completely isolated due to the loss of bridges and roadways. Many of these structures were either swept…
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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,…
Steel Bridge Structure

Steel Bridge Structure

As more scrutiny is being placed on our infrastructure, questions have also arisen regarding lasting and cost-efficient building solutions. One of these solutions for repairing our roadways is the widespread use of steel bridges. Using steel…
"Buy American, Hire American": The U.S. Steel Industry Supports a Robust Initiative

"Buy American, Hire American": The U.S. Steel Industry Supports a Robust Initiative

One of the Trump Administration's rallying cries - "buy American, hire American" - is finding support among many American industries, including the U.S. Steel Industry. Already a strong supporter of American-made and American-built products,…
Rapid, Successful, Unique Bridge Design Completed in just 26 Days

Rapid, Successful, Unique Bridge Design Completed in just 26 Days

A bridge construction project that's done in under 30 days - it's almost unheard of, but in Muskingum County, Ohio, that's exactly what happened. A bridge required replacement and initial estimates were that construction of the new would take…
Truss Bridge Design Improves Traffic Safety While Reducing Project Costs

Truss Bridge Design Improves Traffic Safety While Reducing Project Costs

History of Existing Bridges The old wooden bridges on both Ezell Road and Overhead Bridge Road in Spartanburg County, S.C., were in need of replacement. The load ratings on both bridges had been decreased due to their deficient SD ratings.…
Engineering Top Talent for Infrastructure Projects

Engineering Top Talent for Infrastructure Projects

Dragados Attracts Talent for the Increasing Amount of Infrastructure Projects in the United States Established in 1941, Dragados is an international contractor that specializes in major infrastructure projects.  These projects include bridges,…