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Welcome to the Bridges Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the bridge industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says that $53 billion is needed just to maintain the current state of our bridges, of which a great…
December 28, 2000
When opened to traffic on Dec. 2, 1961, the Duluth-Superior High Bridge was recognized as an overdue transportation modernization. The Twin Ports of…
December 28, 2000
There are two distinct strategies to solve seismic problems: one, the conventional design approach, adds strength and ductility to the structure; the…
December 28, 2000
California's El Camino Real (royal road) took Spanish missionaries along the Pacific coastline where they founded the Santa Barbara Mission in 1786,…
December 28, 2000
On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was…
December 28, 2000
When an earthquake in San Francisco interrupted a World Series game in October 1989, millions of people across the U.S. saw it live on TV. For most…
December 28, 2000
In June 1933 work began on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Bay Bridge). Former President Herbert Hoover, who was present at the ceremonies,…
December 28, 2000
Minnesota will be the featured state at the 1996 International Bridge Conference (IBC) June 3-5 held at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers in…
December 28, 2000
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