Displaying items by tag: Bridges https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:03:19 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being 'overbuilt' while still prompt to taking high structural damage after a major earthquake https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/563-bridges-built-to-meet-current-canadian-safety-codes-are-being-overbuilt-while-still-prompt-to-taking-high-structural-damage-after-a-major-earthquake https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/563-bridges-built-to-meet-current-canadian-safety-codes-are-being-overbuilt-while-still-prompt-to-taking-high-structural-damage-after-a-major-earthquake Bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being 'overbuilt' while still prompt to taking high structural damage after a major earthquake

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) examined a variety of bridge types along with design requirements under the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. As part of the research, the seismic performance of shape memory alloy reinforced and post-tensioned bridge piers have been tested in the University’s Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures (ALAMS). The results, published in the Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, point out that bridges are being built to withstand the force of an earthquake, however they are being overbuilt, resulting to unnecessary construction expenses.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Research / Academia Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0000
The Double Helix Bridge of Singapore; a must see for structural engineers! https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/486-the-double-helix-bridge-of-singapore-a-must-see-for-structural-engineers https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/486-the-double-helix-bridge-of-singapore-a-must-see-for-structural-engineers The Double Helix Bridge of Singapore; a must see for structural engineers!

Bridges, as the structures which connect two separated parts of land, make easier and faster our transportation. The materials, the shape and the design differentiate one bridge from the other. Although, there are lot of impressive bridges worldwide, one that stands out is the Helix Bridge in Singapore.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) Other News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:01:10 +0000
Video: These Are The Scariest Bridges In The World https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/407-video-these-are-the-scariest-bridges-in-the-world https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/407-video-these-are-the-scariest-bridges-in-the-world Si Du River Bridge

In the video below you will see 25 bridges that are the scariest bridges in the world.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:21:18 +0000
Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan designed for the brave! https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/356-eshima-ohashi-bridge-in-japan-designed-for-the-brave https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/356-eshima-ohashi-bridge-in-japan-designed-for-the-brave The bridge as seen from a distance (left) and when photographed facing the traffic lanes (right) !

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, can surely catch the driver's attention and even discourage some from crossing it, especially when seen directly facing the two-lanes of traffic. 

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:02:19 +0000
Plans for a pedestrian bridge in Minnesota Vikings stadium https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/346-plans-for-a-pedestrian-bridge-in-minnesota-vikings-stadium https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/346-plans-for-a-pedestrian-bridge-in-minnesota-vikings-stadium Plans for a pedestrian bridge in Minnesota Vikings stadium

A pedestrian bridge connecting the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium to the Downtown East light rail system is being discussed among the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Vikings and the Minesota Sports Facilities Authority. Total cost of the bridge is estimated at $6 million. 

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:03:07 +0000
U.S. DOT survey reveals: 61,000 bridges in need of structural repairs https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/342-u-s-dot-survey-reveals-61-000-bridges-in-need-of-structural-repairs https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/342-u-s-dot-survey-reveals-61-000-bridges-in-need-of-structural-repairs U.S. DOT survey reveals: 61,000 bridges in need of structural repairs

A recently released study by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database, reveals that nearly 61,000 bridges across the nation are classified as structurally deficient requiring significant repairs. Based on the data analysis carried out by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) the 61,000 bridges are crossed by trucks, cars and other types of vehicles 215 million times every day, with the most heavily traveled ones being located along the Interstate Highway System. 

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:02:55 +0000
Albion River Bridge: maintainance or replacement? https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/337-albion-river-bridge-maintainance-or-replacement https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/337-albion-river-bridge-maintainance-or-replacement Albion River Bridge: maintainance or replacement?

A great dispute has started in Albion California, with regards to the Albion River Bridge replacement. The bridge is the last wooden bridge along California's coastal highway and Caltrans wants to replace it with an arched concrete structure. A group of residents characterized by supporters of the replacement plans the "sentimentalists" object to the demolition of te bridge as they consider it an element of their eccentricity.

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:45:57 +0000
Boston Continues Demolition of Long Island Bridge https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/334-boston-continues-demolition-of-long-island-bridge https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/334-boston-continues-demolition-of-long-island-bridge Boston Continues Demolition of Long Island Bridge

The Coast Guard, along with Quincy, Boston and Massachusetts State police, set up a 1000-yard safety zone between Moon Island and Long Island on March 23rd. Shortly after, with a large burst of smoke, a 750-foot-long section of the Long Island Bridge, in Boston, was demolished. The demolition targeted three sections of the bridge, sections 12, 13 and 14 – each 250 feet long. The demolition, by Walsh Construction Co., is expected to cost $20.6 million and is to be completed by the end of April.

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:05:35 +0000
UK's landmark bridges depicted in stamps special collection https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/326-uk-s-landmark-bridges-depicted-in-stamps-special-collection https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/326-uk-s-landmark-bridges-depicted-in-stamps-special-collection Six of the ten featured bridges

UK's Royal Mail has just issued a set of first class stamps depicting the 10 most historical bridges across the country. According to Royal Mail, the series "demonstrates leaps in engineering" performed by progressive architects and engineers. 

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Publications Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:14:52 +0000
Double decker Braves bridge is under design https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/321-double-decker-braves-bridge-is-under-design https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/321-double-decker-braves-bridge-is-under-design Double decker Braves bridge is under design

The double-decker bridge over Interstate 285, linking the Galleria area to the SunTrust Park and the Braves stadium and mixed-use development area is from now on the design stage by a Los-Angeles based firm. The firm was selected by the Cobb County commission, among four candidates, submitting their qualifications for the design of the bridge.

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vdimitriadi@geoengineer.org (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:28:59 +0000