Top Projects for 1989
Transportation-related projects, most notably bridges, dominate the 1989 OCEA projects, but each of the 11 improved the quality of life of people in the community without harming the environment....

Proposed West Midtown Transit Link, New York City

Integration of APM Systems With Florida High Speed Rail

Hot Mix Asphalt Utilization in Railway Trackbeds
Described herein are the rationales for, descriptions of and evaluations of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) trackbed rehabilitation and construction techniques recently utilized in various classes...

Fast Track, Instant Track
There is a newly constructed railroad bridge over the Wilamette River in Portland, Oregon. The 499 ft. clear maritime channel allows the world's largest ships to navigate...

Landmarks in Civil Engineering
Historic American engineering projects sampled in this article represent those documented in Landmarks in Civil Engineering, by Daniel L. Schodek,...

Composite Bridges for High Speed Trains

Composite Road and Railway Bridges in Germany

Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Railroad Tracks
The loads acting on railroad tracks due to the passage of trains and the resisting track parameters have a random character. The purpose of this study is to incorporate the random parameters...

Skytrain Crosses the River
The cable stayed bridge that will carry Vancouver's light rail line across the Fraser River is the world's longest such bridge built solely for mass transit....

Rehabilitation of Terminal Ballast Water Piping
In order to maintain the integrity of the ballast water piping system at the Marine Terminal of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a composite lining system was installed in the 42-inch (1,067...

Rehabbing the Underground Railroad
The Park Ave. Railroad Tunnel brings three commuter rail lines into New York City's Grand Central Station. The four tracks occupy three tubes from 97th St. to 57th St., where...

Ten Top Projects for 1988
The other Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement nominees make up an impressive collection of projects. They are notable for innovative management techniques, state-of-the-art engineering...

Highway Injuries: Our Major Health Problem
Injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States from early childhood until about age 45. Motor vehicles kill more Americans age 1 to 34 than any other source of injury or...

Safety Spending: Usually Begrudged, Often Misallocated
The author reviews the engineering decisions and statistical and other measures of project success in the use of Federal and state funds for roadside safety work in the Federal-aid Hazard...

Underwater Tracks for Marine Railways

Environmental Impacts from Treated Ballast Water Discharge into Port Valdez, Alaska
A ballast water treatment plant has operated on the south shore of Port Valdez, Alaska since 1977. In recent years the plant processed, on the average, nearly 51,000 m**3 of the ballast...

A Railway Protection—Coastal Structures on Tyrrehenian Calabrian Coastline
The stretch of Calabrian coastline facing the Tyrrehenian Sea has for many years undergone severe erosion, exposing the Battipaglia-Reggio Calabria railtrack to the direct action of waves....

Hydraulic Model Investigation of the North Diversion Structure, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The North Diversion Structure diverts storm runoff around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Observed flow conditions have caused concern about the capacity of the structure and the safety of a...

Prediction and Control of the Wind Response of Long-Span Bridges with Plate Girder Decks
The aerodynamic stability of plate girder decks and methods of improving it are discussed. The selection of an appropriate design wind speed for flutter is reviewed including the effect...

 

 

 

 

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