Latest Arch bridge Stories

2010-04-21 13:59:46

Bridge designer and builder denied recognition after joining Confederacy Carved in stone on a Civil War-era bridge "“ a world-class feat of engineering that stands a couple miles northwest of Washington - are the names of builders and officials of the day. A key name, however, is missing. New research shows that Virginian Alfred R. Rives led the design and construction of the Cabin John Bridge. Also called the Union Arch Bridge, the aqueduct and roadway reaches 220 feet across Cabin...

2010-03-19 09:15:00

CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James McHugh Construction Co. has completed reconstruction of the original 10-span arch bridge over the Fox River on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) six months ahead of schedule, McHugh officials announced. The span replicates the original 1958 bridge with a series of five arches, rarely seen in modern infrastructure construction. McHugh completed a virtually identical new eastbound bridge in 2008. The two bridges increase traffic capacity to three...

2009-12-21 07:44:09

An unusual bowstring truss iron bridge that carried traffic across Roaring Run in Bedford County, Va. for almost 100 years is now a picturesque footbridge at the I-81 Ironto, Va. rest stop. Built in 1878, it is the oldest standing metal bridge in Virginia. In early December, a Virginia Tech undergraduate conducted a load-bearing analysis of the structure. It may have been the first such test on the bridge. "There was no documentation of a structural analysis from when the bridge was...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.