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Driverless transportation and the future of bridge design

According to the Daily Telegraph, Norway has become the first country in the world to design a driverless ferry. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NNTU) is conducting trials of a half-scale ferry that shuttles people and their bicycles across the Trondheim fjord, a journey of 320 feet that takes only 60 seconds, and … Continue reading

New bridges around the world showcase creative structural engineering

The structural engineering that goes into bridge design is becoming quite creative. There are a number of different ways to design a structurally sound bridge. An interesting article on Gizmodo highlights five new bridges with interesting designs: The Second Penang Bridge in China utilizes piles that had to be bored over 90 meters into the … Continue reading

President calls for funding to fix national infrastructure

Speaking in New York this week, President Obama said that no sector has suffered more as a result of the recession than the construction industry. He is urging Congress to approve billions of dollars in funding for infrastructure-improvement projects, such as those to fix the nation’s declining roads, bridges, and rail systems. In addition to … Continue reading