With America having a growing weight problem, I wonder if states will have to modify the AASHTO code for pedestrian bridge loads?
For example, Mississippi rates 33.8% of their population as obese. So they should multiply the current load by 1.3….
My wife found it funny when she recently traveled to Germany. The hotel noted she was from America (she is Canadian) and said they had a bigger bed for Americans! (For the record she is thin and runs six miles every morning.)
The grand opening of the $72 million Principal Riverwalk’s signature attraction is set for today, marking a pivotal moment for the key downtown Des Moines riverfront project some eight years in the making. Business and civic leaders will cut the ribbon on the Center Street Bridge, a 400-foot, $12.5 million span usable by pedestrians and bicyclists that connects the east and west sides of the Des Moines River.
The Devils Elbow bridge is a two span truss over the Big Piney River in Pulaski County, Missouri. I found an old post about the bridge that contained some interesting inspection images. The pier containment jacket is certainly interesting…..
Hey its not current news but the pictures show how a bridge breaks down over time.