Bridge Utilities Infrastructure News


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

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

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

How is Winter Weather So Hard on Bridge Utilities?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jan 17, 2018 9:48:00 AM


Winter weather does a number on bridge-attached utilities. Bridges themselves are susceptible to tremendous damage during the winter months; preparation is key to ensuring their utility attachments can weather winter without issue.

What in particular makes winter so hard on bridge-attached utilities? Here are five wintertime factors that really take a toll on bridges.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Utilities, Bridges

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

Behind the Scenes at Aptus

Posted by Edward Dill on Oct 26, 2017 9:03:00 AM


Some people aren’t sure what to expect when they work with a bridge utilities expert. At Aptus, we’ve been perfecting our process for decades. We’ve worked hard to develop an in-house system that serves our clients and accelerates their goals. Our team is second-to-none in the bridge utilities industry.

Want a peek behind the scenes at Aptus? Here’s what happens when you set the wheels of contact in motion…

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Aptus Group

How to Prepare Bridge Utilities Piping for Natural Disasters

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Natural disasters can be devastating, and they often hit public-facing utilities particularly hard. Utility pipelines are vulnerable to damage from a wide variety of weather, from torrential rains to heavy winds to ice storms.

At Aptus, we install and maintain utility piping on thousands of bridges across the U.S. It’s our job to know when pipelines are susceptible to external forces; natural disasters can leave thousands of civilians and dozens of miles of pipeline in trouble. How can bridge-attached utilities better prepare for natural disasters?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Piping, Natural Disasters

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

A Look at America's Aging Natural Gas Pipeline Problem

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 12, 2017 10:29:00 AM

America’s vast network of aging natural gas pipelines are one of the biggest infrastructure problems facing this country. There are over 2.4 million miles of natural gas pipelines in the U.S. which supply gas to nearly 200,000,000 Americans. So, what’s the issue?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Safety, Pipeline Design

How Does Aptus Design Bridge Pipelines?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 4, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Aptus is a turnkey bridge utilities installation service. That means our team of knowledgeable professionals provides “soup-to-nuts” service, from engineering to procurement all the way through the construction process. With decades of experience on more than 2,300 bridge projects, we’re your one-stop-shop for bridge utility projects. What is our involvement in bridge pipeline design?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Pipeline Design