Infrastructure Solutions: Bridges Move Forward

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 7, Pg. 70-77,79-79


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card assigned the nation’s bridges a grade of C+—one of the better grades in the assessment, but nevertheless indicating that improvements are needed. Fortunately, many innovations in technology, materials, funding, and design approaches are being implemented to help improve the state of bridge infrastructure across the nation.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Bridge tests | Bridge design | Innovation | Construction materials | Financing

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