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The State of the Nation's Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

The State of the Nation's Bridges

Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States shows that every year the percentage of overall structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges slightly improves, but for most states consistent, guaranteed funding remains a major roadblock to making bigger ...

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Rolling River

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Rolling River

Three states join hands to upgrade lower Mississippi River bridges with ITS   By John Latta     Four major bridges over the lower Mississippi River are getting ITS upgrades, including a Doppler radar system that will measure currents, providing data to help eliminate barges ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Road Science

It's a Small, Smart World Nanotech era draws closer By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Nanotechnology offers long-term promise to boost performance of our highway, road and bridge infrastructure. New research is expanding and new applications are materializing. More recently, the long-term environmental impacts ...

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Road Science

Brooke Wisdom - May 01, 2010

Road Science

Get smart New technology bringing new standards to measuring bridge conditions By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor "Smart” bridges are on the way for road agencies burdened with the responsibility of monitoring bridge conditions.   Not-so-old technologies like ground penetrating radar (GPR), acoustic emissions testing and ...

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