Tag: Bridge

Ayres Wins National Award for Creative Bridge Project

The American Public Works Association has selected the Grand Avenue Half Moon Lake Bridge in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as one of its 2019 Public Works Projects of the Year in the Small Cities/Rural Communities Transportation category. This national award comes on the heels of the APWA Wisconsin Chapter’s 2019 Project of the Year Award, the… Read More »

Battling Bridge Scour with Research, Inspections, and Training

Some of the most important foundational elements of a bridge are its least visible – the abutments, piers, piles, and footings submerged under the waterline. That’s where bridge inspectors look for scour – the erosion of soil surrounding a bridge foundation (piers and abutments). Bridge scour occurs when fast-moving water around a bridge removes sediment… 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 »