Tag: Bridge Design

New Funding Available for Wisconsin Transportation Projects

Wisconsin’s transportation system is getting a welcome funding boost: $75 million for qualifying projects, with as little as 10% local funding. Here’s what you need to know about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program for transportation improvements. Who is Eligible to Apply for MLS Funds? Local units of government with… 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 »

How Much Weight is Too Much for a Bridge? Engineers’ Ratings Have the Answer

By Christopher McMahon, PE, CBI In mid-May a driver crossing a bridge in the Town of Lafayette in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, noticed something was wrong with the bridge. Town officials quickly saw the problem – the bridge had a major crack in the deck, and a pier pile holding up the bridge had buckled, causing… Read More »