Category: Structural Inspection

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 »

Emerging Technology Provides Safety, Efficiency for Structural Inspection

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our national infrastructure a “D” on its most recent (2017) infrastructure report card. When it comes to maintaining the built world around us, regular structural inspection is a must. Careful inspections help prevent small issues from becoming big – or even catastrophic – problems. What does a “D”… Read More »