Bridge Utilities Infrastructure News


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 to Protect Bridge Utilities Piping from Ice

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


Ice events can be disastrous for bridge-attached utilities. In some locations, ice is a seasonal eventuality, as persistent and predictable as spring rain. The nature of bridge-attached utilities, however, make them particularly susceptible to ice damage.

Aptus works on bridges all over the country to mitigate the damage posed by ice. From the Northeast corridor to the frigid Midwest, it’s our goal to ensure bridges with utilities attached aren’t held hostage by winter. Here are three ways to protect bridge utilities piping against ice.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Bridge Pipelines

How Bridge Piping Keeps Telecom Cabling Safe

Posted by Edward Dill on Dec 27, 2017 9:02:00 AM


Bridge piping is an integral component of modern telecom utilities. With over 600,000 bridges in the United States (many of which support extensive cabling networks managed by both public and private utilities,) it’s no surprise bridges are some of the most commonly utilized utility supports in the country.

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Topics: Bridge Pipelines, Telecom Cabling

The 4 Most Common Types of Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Nov 20, 2017 9:09:00 AM


Aptus works with a wide variety of bridge piping materials. Depending on the specific application, dozens of materials are suitable to house and contain bridge-attached utilities. It’s imperative for the durability of utilities that the proper material(s) be implemented as early as possible.

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Topics: Bridge Pipelines

This is the Best Conduit Material for Natural Gas Pipelines

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 5, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Natural gas pipeline systems are incredibly complex. In addition to withstanding the changing pressure and flow of vaporized gas, pipelines must be weather resistant and require little maintenance. Regardless of installation, gas pipelines are notoriously difficult to inspect and maintain and thus must be made of the most durable materials available.

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Topics: Pipeline Design, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

Where Is a Natural Gas Pipeline Likely to Leak?

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 7, 2017 10:12:48 AM

Natural gas pipelines get a lot of press when leaks occur, but they’re actually one of the safest methods of transporting energy in use today. Gas leaks can happen for any number of reasons, most of which are entirely preventable with regular maintenance and diligent inspections of pipeline structures.

Aptus works with utility companies, DOTs, and many other organizations to ensure natural gas pipelines attached to bridges are safe and leak-free. With over two decades of experience, where have we found gas pipelines most likely to leak?

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Topics: Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

4 Ways to Prevent Natural Gas Leaks in Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 1, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Natural gas leaks are a big problem. With over 300,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in the U.S. alone, it’s more important than ever that gas leaks be prevented for both people and the planet. At Aptus, we specialize in natural gas pipeline installation and maintenance along bridges; what are our best suggestions for preventing leaks that emanate from bridge-attached pipelines?

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Topics: Pipeline Design, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

What Does the Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Process Look Like?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 19, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Across the country, natural gas pipelines are in need of replacement. Gas pipelines are some of the most vulnerable components of American infrastructure, and many in-use pipelines in the U.S. are 40, 50, 60 years old - or older.

Aptus Group specializes in the replacement of natural gas pipelines attached to bridge structures throughout the U.S. We’ve worked on well over 2,300 bridges to ensure the attached utilities are safe, functional, and efficient. We have spent decades honing our process and are proud to be one of the most well-known names in natural gas pipeline replacement. Here’s what our process looks like.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines