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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

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