A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

Ready, Set, Launch
The replacement of a Warren through-truss bridge with a new structure similar in appearance over a very busy, 23-track rail yard in Minneapolis required prefabrication of steel trusses and an innovative...

When Bridges, Roadways, and Dams Need Our Help: Innovative Techniques Can Help Save Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure
The nation's infrastructure is showing its age. The signs are obvious with structure distress, lack of functionality, and failure reported frequently over the last several decades. Specialty geotechnical...

Iron Will Moves A Highway
It’s not every day that a major highway needs to be moved out of the way of an operational iron mine. But that’s just what happened in Virginia, Minnesota. The seven-year project was the culmination of...

A Foundation Engineering Trip Down the Mississippi: Foundations for Mississippi River Bridges from Minnesota to Louisiana
Huckleberry Finn had his adventure, but for those interested in foundation engineering, this article will float you down the Mississippi River on your own encounter with the many bridges...

Evaluation of the VERSA-LOK / Miragrid Reinforced Soil Wall System
Final Report
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluaton Center (HITEC), a service center of Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This evaluation...

Effects of Agricultural Drainage on the Baseflow in the Minnesota River Basin

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Shell of Steel
To create a saddle-shaped bandstand in a newly developed park in St. Paul, Minnesota, engineers designed a glass-covered, stainless steel lattice grid that makes use of a unique system...

A Dam for a Dam
The General Electric (GE) Dam in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was more than a century old when it began leaking excessively in December 1998. Operations staff for the dam owner—the Minneapolis-based...

Twin Crossings
The Hungerford Bridge actually comprises twin pedestrian bridges that are being constructed on either side of an operational 19th century railway bridge over the River Thames in London....

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards
Out of 27 nominations, the $9.8 million Cape Hatteras Light Station Relocation Project, which saved a national treasure along the North Carolina coastline and required extensive planning...

Scour Measurements at Contracted Highway Crossings in Minnesota, 1997

The Cost of Highway Bridge Scour in the State of Minnesota

Evaluation of a Soil Vapor Extraction System: A Post-Audit Assessment
(No paper) Numerous sites contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOC) have implemented soil vapor extraction (SVE) systems to remediate the unsaturated zone. The SVE systems have...

Pounding the Pavement
As state transportation departments continuously maintain and repair worn roadway surfaces, research engineers in nearly every state are racing to find ways to increase pavement life....

Casting Hot and Cold
Contractors and engineers battled the Minnesota winter to build a concrete segmental bridge with form travelers. Superstructure segments were poured in temperatures as low as -19F, using...

Scour Measurements at Contracted Highway Crossings in Minnesota, 1997

The 1997 Red River Floods: What Went Wrong?

Blue Earth County Superpave Level I Project: CSAH 8 from TH 22 to TR 167

 

 

 

 

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