Bridge Utilities Infrastructure News


Telecom Bridge Infrastructure Maintenance 101

Posted by Edward Dill on Dec 12, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Telecommunications infrastructure relies on bridges to bring voice, data, and high-speed internet to people around the world. Here in the U.S., many of today’s most notable technological advancements would not be possible without continued improvement to the country’s telecom infrastructure system.

Bridge-attached telecom utilities are particularly vulnerable to the elements. Conversely, they’re typically much easier to modify than telecom utilities that are buried or otherwise inaccessible. The basis of maintaining bridge-attached utilities for telecom is simple.

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Topics: Telecom, Infrastructure, Bridges

How Bridges are Improving America's Telecom Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Oct 4, 2017 9:03:00 AM


Telecommunications infrastructure is an industry constantly in-flux. Since the early 1990s, the line between telephone, telecom, and IT hardware has become increasingly blurred and giants in the sector are continuously changing the landscape. Recently, a push has been made by some IT-leaders for telecom and data companies to share hardware, working together to produce a stronger network of infrastructure instead of creating mini-empires.


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Topics: Telecom, Infrastructure

4 Solutions for Healing America’s Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 28, 2017 9:20:00 AM


It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure is broken. From our energy pipelines to our dams to our transit systems, no one facet of the U.S. infrastructure could reasonably be described as “cutting edge.” An infrastructure overhaul is on its way…but where should it start?

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Topics: Infrastructure

3 Countries on the Forefront of Infrastructure Innovation

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 28, 2017 11:47:24 AM

Infrastructure encompasses a lot of disciplines. From rail to telecom, the physical infrastructure of a country is a mark of its success. The most competitive countries in the world continually challenge conventional notions of infrastructure: Its characteristics, its limitations, its impact on the natural world.

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Topics: Infrastructure

Infographic: What Makes a Truss Bridge Structurally Sound?

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 15, 2017 9:27:00 AM

Bridges are so commonplace in our transportation infrastructure that it's easy to take them for granted. In reality, bridges are astounding feats of engineering, building upon thousands of years of design and construction heritage from around the world and constantly improved by new building technologies.

Truss bridges are one such common bridge type that we drive over every day. But what exactly makes truss bridges able to handle the weight of thousands of vehicles, every day, for decades upon decades? Take a look at our infographic and discover the parts of a truss bridge that work together to carry us safely from place to place.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Infographic

5 States Leading the Charge in Transportation Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 26, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Transportation infrastructure is a huge challenge in the U.S. The federal government is in the process of evaluating the country’s most pressing infrastructure needs, but for the most part, states are responsible for managing their own infrastructure in-house. Some states take the issue more seriously than others; here are the states leading the charge in terms of innovative, forward-thinking transportation spending.

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Topics: Infrastructure

Market Spotlight: Departments of Transportation

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 26, 2017 9:14:00 AM

The Aptus roster of clients is incredibly varied. We work with a variety of organizations in telecom, security, and municipal utilities, but one of our primary market segments has always been departments of transportation.

The national DOT is responsible for over 4,000,000 miles of highway and millions of miles of public-facing utility pipelines such as those for natural gas and oil. How does Aptus work in tandem with these organizations and what is our value-add?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure, DOTs

3 Things to Know About Cathodic Protection

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 14, 2017 10:07:00 AM

The corrosion of steel is one of the biggest challenges facing America’s bridges today. With consistent atmospheric exposure, steel rivets, reinforcements, and piping used in bridge construction are particularly vulnerable to rust. Corrosion control is a necessary step in improving our country’s failing bridge infrastructure.

Cathodic protection is one of the primary strategies employed in mitigating corrosion on bridges. How much do you know about this time- and money-saving technique and what it offers bridge infrastructure?

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Topics: Infrastructure, Safety

America's Crumbling Bridges: Importance of Utilities Inspections

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 6, 2017 10:54:00 AM

America has well over 600,000 bridges, nearly a fifth of which are over 50 years old. Both municipalities and the federal government are taking note of American bridges’ deficiencies and working to remedy structural and aesthetic challenges across the board. One of the most complicated and fastest-growing areas of bridge maintenance is bridge-attached utilities: the pipelines that use bridges to carry some of the country’s most essential utilities.

Why is it so important that America’s bridge-attached utilities are inspected often?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure

Market Spotlight: Infrastructure Security

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 28, 2017 10:41:00 AM

“Infrastructure security” may sound like a term that refers to computers and firewalls, but it’s actually far more tangible. America’s infrastructure – bridges, roads, electric grid, and more – are vulnerable, but infrastructure security experts seek to lessen the risk.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Security