Monthly Archives: January 2009

Lincoln Avenue Bridge

The Lincoln Avenue Bridge in Cheboygan, Michigan, used precast arches to build a nice looking multi-span bridge. Read the article here at

I just stumbled upon the CEnews website and it has some interesting articles, all surrounded by a great deal of advertising. The articles could use some better links to larger pictures….

Barrier Rail crash tests

I have been working on my class at the University so things here are a little slow. But I think it is interesting to look at barrier rail testing as they affect the look and design of ABC bridges.

STAAD Screencast

I am teaching a concrete design class this spring at Iowa State University. A 100 students, yikes! I made my first screencast to help the students learn STAAD. Its pretty rough but not bad for a first attempt with all free software.

NieKo Staad Demo

Stone Bridge

As a bridge designer, I think it would be fun to try and build a stone bridge. I wonder if I could do it as well as this one, hmmmm.

Bridge over the River Dulnain by Conner395 (CC image)

Bridge over the River Dulnain by Conner395 (CC image)