Bridge and Tunnel Security

by Laurie A. Shuster, Managing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 9, Pg. 41-49

Document Type: Feature article


The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration recently convened a panel of esteemed researchers and experts in bridge and tunnel design, construction, and operation, and posed this question: how can the nation's bridges and tunnels be rendered less vulnerable to terrorist attacks? In September 2003 the panel presented its answer in the form of a thorough report to the agencies and the congress. In this article, several panel members discuss the findings and the progress that has been made in implementing them.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Highway bridges | Bridge design | Tunnels | Maintenance and operation | Bridge management | Highway and road design

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