Category: Structural Inspection

Deficient Bridges Need Attention

Our country’s need to do something about its deteriorating bridges has been well documented in recent years. That point was driven home again recently with the release of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) annual bridge report. The report analyzed 2019 data released by the Federal Highway… Read More »

What Happens When a Bridge on a Dead-End Road Needs Repair?

By Dan Sydow, PE When a bridge on a dead-end road needs repair or replacement, it creates a special set of challenges for the people who live on the other side or who need to reach the other side. A short detour is simply not an option, so we turn to other ideas when a… Read More »

Taking Notice: Is that a Bridge or a Culvert?

Drivers intent on getting from Point A to Point B probably don’t notice how many times their vehicles travel over culverts and bridges along the route. And that’s good: unless the structures are designed to capture attention and add to the scenery, bridges and culverts are purely functional, allowing traffic to pass over ravines, bodies of water, roadways, railroad… Read More »