I agree that it is necessary, even required, that innovation is part of any bridge program but it seems to come about at a glacial pace in the engineer world.
The Lincoln Avenue Bridge in Cheboygan, Michigan, used precast arches to build a nice looking multi-span bridge. Read the article here at CEnews.com.
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….
Title kinda says it all…..
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.
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.
Okay not an ABC thing exactly but a lot of county bridges use sheet pile wings…and I need to look at this manual for a sheetpile dolphin that I am working on.
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.
A bridge I designed and then I put together a book of photos detailing the construction.