Category: Structural Design

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

By Thomas Pulse, PE Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world –… Read More »

Turn Your Aging Bridge into a Community Highlight

By Dan Sydow, PE Nearly 40% of the United States’ 600,000 bridges are over 50 years old, so chances are your community has an aging structure in need of replacement. But you may be able to turn an unavoidable expense into a bonus for your community, and maybe even draw in tourists. Your first priority… Read More »

Tale of Two Centuries: How to Save a Historic Bridge

It was three years after the Model T became the first mass-produced automobile when a salesman from the Iowa Bridge Company met with the City of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to extol the virtues of a new type of bridge from the Marsh Engineering Company. The attractive rainbow-arched bridge with glass globe lanterns at each of… Read More »