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Bridge Utilities Piping for Drawbridges 101

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 18, 2018 9:08:00 AM

 

Drawbridges are special.

There are hundreds of drawbridges in the United States spanning canals, rivers, bays, and other bodies of water. Many are fifty years old or older. As these bridges age, cities must make difficult choices about whether to invest in the significant repair work required to keep them operational. Chicago, for example, one of the drawbridge capitals of the world, has over 60 drawbridges, only 43 of which remain operational today.

 

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Topics: Drawbridges, Bridge Utilities, Bridge Piping

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 Piping, Bridge Maintenance, Wildlife

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 Piping, Bridge Maintenance, Piping, Bridge Utilities

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 Piping, Different Climates, Bridge Utilities