Tag: FHWA

Pushing Your Luck? Heed Advisory Speeds

By Troy Robillard, PE People ask me from time to time about those yellow speed signs that can be found on sharp highway curves, on and off ramps, or any place where drivers should exercise caution, such as a narrow bridge. What are those called? Can law enforcement pull you over for exceeding those speeds?… Read More »

Does My Bridge Need An Inspection?

Inspections are not required for this “nonqualifying” bridge in Broomfield, Colorado, but the City and County have such structures inspected regularly anyway. By Brian Schroeder, PE, CBI, CWI The federal government oversees and tracks the inspection and condition of the nation’s more than 600,000 bridges and pays for much of the repair and replacement to… Read More »

Webinar Examines Streambank Stabilization

As part of the NCHRP research project, small willow cuttings were harvested and then grown for about seven months in a Colorado State University (CSU) greenhouse in Fort Collins. Then cranes were used to place 20-foot-long, 15-ton “planter trays” of willows in CSU’s research flume. In August and September 2014, water was run through the… Read More »