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A Crash Course for Load Ratings and Bridge Posting Signs

Have You Ever Wondered What Those Weight Signs Posted at the Ends of a Bridge Mean? These weight posting signs display the maximum safe weight for a vehicle. Since there are a number of different vehicle sizes and shapes on the roads today, different types of vehicles called “Legal Loads” are individually analyzed. Each legal… Read More »

Unseen Project Details Play Important Roles

A “welcome” sign on a newly completed project doesn’t tell the entire story of technical challenges designers overcame between the drawing board and the construction site. Challenging design questions are often answered with hidden – but vital – design elements. Here are a few examples: Can Heavy Artwork Panels Be Removable in a Narrow Space?… 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 »