Tag: Structural Inspection

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

In mid-May of 2018 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 the bridge to… Read More »

Monitoring Structural Safety of Existing Buildings

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on the Florida Engineering Society website (www.fleng.org) and is republished here with permission. By Hisham Sunna, PhD, PE The catastrophic and tragic partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021, is an event that sent shockwaves and elicited immediate reactions from… Read More »

High Mast Light Poles Light the Way for Drivers

By Michael Noesen, PE, and Tim Howell, CBI It’s a given that nighttime driving is more hazardous than daytime driving. Visibility decreases even when a vehicle’s headlights are on. High mast lighting is one of the tools roadway engineers use to help improve visibility for motorists. It provides a safer environment for motorists when designed… Read More »