Bridge Connections

A discussion on innovation, construction and other thoughts related to the industry.

They Don’t Build Them Like They Used To! Why Do We?

Over the last 40 years, a revolution has taken place in the transformation of sports equipment from traditional materials to advanced composites. Case in point, no one has won a Grand Slam tennis tournament with a wooden racket since Yannick Noah won the French Open in 1983. No one has even used a wooden tennis

The Rapid Adoption of Accelerated Bridge Construction

Today, the Federal Highway Administration is pursuing the admirable initiative of Every Day Counts. According to the FHWA website, Every Day Counts is defined as “a state-based model to identify and rapidly deploy proven but underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion and improve environmental sustainability.” Part of the

Why Crawl When You Can Fly?

Innovation is not predictable and cannot be contrived. There can be circumstances that lend the opportunity for creative ideas, but at best, the evolution of a new idea appears to be somewhat random. Regardless, throughout history, nature has demonstrated that change is inevitable. Eckhart Tolle exemplifies this in his book A New Earth, where he observes:
“Most crawling reptilians, the