The Ponte Morandi bridge, Genoa, after its collapse, which has claimed dozens of lives.
Bridge engineering does not end when construction finishes and traffic starts to flow.
We'd need some major innovation to bridge the Channel without disrupting shipping.
The water tower in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated water led to a health crisis in 2014.
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Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
What could be better?
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It's been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced – is there a better way to span this strait?
Maintenance work on Lock and Dam 8 on the Mississippi River near Genoa, Wisconsin.
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Old and degraded infrastructure costs the United States money and puts lives at risk. A civil engineer describes some innovative ways to measure risks and prioritize repairs.
The Garden Bridge Trust
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
Instead of trying to maintain our usual routines in the face of huge disruptions, we should use them as a welcome opportunity to mix things up.
Some US bridges are currently living out their twilight years.
There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or structurally deficient. This doesn’t mean they’re in danger of imminent collapse; they…
The most recent bridge collapse in Washington was due to an oversize truck collision.
Bridge collapses are often tragic, but are also fascinating for bridge engineers as they usually provide puzzles to solve and often lead to major changes in design, construction and management. Complete…