Facelifting City Streets
Augusta, Georgia rebuilt a four-block, 10-acre section of the main street (Broad Street) to improve traffic flow, beautify the street, provide safe, efficient and convenient parking and...

Districting and Routing for Solid Waste Collection
The theory and procedure of an heuristic algorithm that routes a known number of solid waste collection vehicles on a street network is presented. The network is assumed to be planar and...

Performance of One Shell Plaza Deep Mat Foundation
The mat foundation for One Shell Plaza is 172 ft x 232 ft (52.46 m x 70.76 m) in plan, 8.25 ft (2.52 m) thick and 60 ft (18.3 m) below street level. The mat was designed using an iterative...

Alternate Bids for Bridge Deck Repair
The 45 yr old Smith Street Bridge (also known as the Bausch Memorial Bridge) over the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., is scheduled for rehabilitation. The extended period of exposure...

Bridges and Highways — Serious Deterioration Being Attacked Aggressively
Due to years of starvation of maintenance and reconstruction budgets, New York City's backlog of road and bridge reconstruction needs is huge. The city has 5,300 miles of...

Planning to Control Water Quality Through Improved Street Sanitation

Effects of Bike Lanes on Driver and Bicyclist Behavior
The influence of bike lanes on the lateral positioning of bicycles and autos is examined through filmed observations on a variety of urban streets both with and without bike lanes. Supporting...

Nonassisted Private Suburban Development
Kingwood is a successful 11,000-acre (45 km/FR/US2/TU/TF) privately financed balanced community on the outskirts of Houston, Tex. Master planning consists of residential villages and commercial...

Evaluations of Fracture of Lafayette Street Bridge
A main girder of the Lafayette Street Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul was discovered to be cracked on May 7, 1975. A detailed examination of the fracture is given in this...

Better Use of City Streets

Chicago Type Bascule Balancing: A New Technique
This paper presents a method by which a bascule bridge may be brought into balance after the unbalanced torque is determined. Experimental observations on the Harrison Street Bridge in...

The Resurgence of Light Rail Transit
With the development of a new Standard Light Rail Vehicle there has been an increased interest in light rail systems for community mass transit. Light Rail Transit systems can be tailored...

Apparel-Goods Movement Process
The apparel industry is New York Area's largest employer of blue-collar workers. The heart of apparel activity takes place in Manhattan's Garment Center; a 40...

The Wrong Way Is Sometimes the Right Way
The City of Chicago is on the verge of implementing two mojor contraflow bus lanes on existing CBD major Normally, this type of exclusive preferential bus treatment has been restricted...

Method for Delineating Districts of Varying Shape
Numerous problems involve subdividing a region into a number of nonfragmented districts of specified size. A model for delineating such districts which vary in shape as well as size is...

Engineering Surveying: Chapters 2, 5, 6, 8, 16, and 20
Selected chapters of a Manual on Engineering Surveying is being published for review by members of the ASCE and by readers of the Journal. The included chapters cover problems of coordinate...

New Foundations in an Old Neighborhood
Sixty State Street is rising 38 stories from its deep foundation in a congested, historical site in urban Boston's business/government area. The foundation elements and the...

Minimum Cost in Residential Refuse Vehicle Routes
Refuse collection vehicle routing problems may be divided into two categories, depending on whether collection takes place at widely scattered discrete points or at points that are close...

Multilane Passenger Conveyors
It is concluded that multilane passenger conveyors have only one serious disadvantage that has been definitely established, i.e., the considerable width required by the several lanes which...

A Case History of Expansive Claystone Damage
Over the past 7 yr. nearly –1,000,000 damage has been attributed to expansive soil problems within a square mile tract of rolling hills in Menlo Park, Calif. This area is underlain by...

 

 

 

 

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