Tag: Structural Design

What Is Riprap? And Why It Rocks!

What is Riprap? Riprap describes a range of rocky material placed along shorelines, bridge foundations, steep slopes, and other shoreline structures to protect from scour and erosion. Rocks used range from 4 inches to over 2 feet. The size of the rock needed on a project depends on the steepness of the slope and how… Read More »

Inspectors Make Sure Gorgeous Bridges Are Safe Bridges

By Rick Maslyn, CBI MSN.com recently compiled a listing of “Gorgeous Photos of Bridges in Every State.” The photos range from suspension and cable-stayed bridges crossing major water bodies to pedestrian bridges in parks. What unites these and most of the approximately 600,000 structures in the United States is that they are safe because they… Read More »

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 »