Bridge Utilities Infrastructure News


How a Bridge Repair Affects Existing Utilities Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 12, 2018 9:04:00 AM



Bridge repair is a continuous process. The famed Golden Gate Bridge, for example, employs over 200 workers year-round to ensure all facets of the bridge are in tip-top shape. For other bridges, maintenance repairs can be a weekly, monthly, or quarterly concern. In the case of large-scale bridge repair projects, the process can take months or even years to complete.

Aptus has worked on hundreds of bridge-attached utility projects on bridges undergoing repairs. Here’s how the process affects existing utilities piping.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Bridge Repair

New Bridge Build? Here's Why You Need a Bridge Utilities Piping Expert from the Start

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 3, 2018 9:02:00 AM


The U.S. has over 600,000 existing bridges, and thousands of new bridges are built every single year. Not all make headlines – there are far more 20-foot overpasses built than there are engineering marvels – but all are critically important for the health of American infrastructure.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Bridge Pipelines, Bridge Build

3 Ways Improper Drainage Can Damage Bridges

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 29, 2018 9:04:00 AM


Proper drainage is absolutely essential to the functionality of bridges. Both standing water and excess water can cause a litany of issues for bridgework, particularly the sensitive bridge-attached utilities supported by the structure itself. Here are three specific ways improper drainage damages bridges.

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Topics: Bridge Monitoring, Drainage

The Impact of Wildlife on Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 20, 2018 9:05:00 AM


Bridge piping accomplishes a variety of utilitarian purposes. On hundreds of thousands of bridges across the U.S., bridge-attached piping moves vital resources such as water, natural gas, and even high-speed internet cabling from one point to another. It’s important to remember that not only do bridges themselves have a significant impact on the environment around them, bridge piping does, too.

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Topics: Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Piping, Wildlife

How New Technologies Are Changing Bridge Monitoring

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 15, 2018 9:02:00 AM



There are over 610,000 bridges in America, more than 40% of them over fifty years old. The technology used to monitor the state of American bridges has changed significantly since most of these original structures were built. In fact, it’s changed significantly in just the past decade alone.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Bridge Monitoring

4 Ways Better Infrastructure Improves the Economy at Large

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 6, 2018 9:22:00 AM


Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. Reliable infrastructure doesn’t just make life easier, it makes progress possible. An investment in better infrastructure is an investment in the present and in the future of any given society.

How does infrastructure directly affect the economy at large? Here are four ways that are worth noting.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Economy, transportation

How to Join the Aptus Team

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 28, 2018 9:19:00 AM



The team at Aptus has over 250 years of combined experience in management and construction. We’re the premiere full-service underbridge piping company in the United States, and our team is what sets us apart.

You’ll love working at Aptus. We have teams located all over the U.S. (including our corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC) to strategically position our crews where our customers need them most. It’s Aptus’ belief that investing in the best equipment, the best training, and the best people pays dividends.

Ready to join the Aptus team? We’re always happy to hear from experienced project managers, utilities professionals, and knowledgeable workers from the construction industry. If you think your skillset is right for Aptus, here’s how to get in touch.

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3 Ways to Prevent Bridge Piping Ruptures Before They Happen

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Ruptures are one of the most pressing issues facing America’s bridge-attached pipelines, and they’re more common than you think. Sensitive utilities such as gas and water are susceptible to rupture for myriad reasons including inclement weather, deferred maintenance, and even accidental puncture.

The good news is, most bridge pipeline ruptures are totally preventable. Aptus is an industry leader in repairing bridge-attached utilities when they rupture, but we have a vested interest in preventing these kinds of issues from happening in the first place. Here are three ways we’ve proven can stop bridge piping ruptures before they start.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Piping, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Piping

What Does "Structurally Deficient" Really Mean For Bridges?

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 14, 2018 9:01:00 AM

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, nearly 10% of the 600,000+ bridges in the United States were “structurally deficient” as of 2016. Almost 40% of U.S. bridges are more than fifty years old, and the maintenance backlog for bridges is now in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

Aptus has worked on thousands of bridges, hundreds of them “structurally deficient.” What does it mean for a bridge to be structural deficient, really, and should you be concerned?

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Topics: Structurally Deficient

How Different Climates Impact Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 5, 2018 9:01:00 AM


The general climate has a lot to do with how bridge-attached utilities perform. Aptus has worked on bridge utilities in almost every state, in almost every climate.

It’s important to understand the impacts a humid, tropical climate will have on bridge piping as opposed to those of a frigid, windy location. Here are just a few of the ways different climates can affect the ultimate performance of bridge-attached utilities.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Different Climates, Bridge Piping