InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Public Roads Magazine November/December 2003

Getting Ahead of the Curve
by Steven B. Chase, Sheila Rimal Duwadi, and John M. Hooks
FHWA proposes a research-packed agenda for preserving existing bridges and building new ones.

Laying the Groundwork for Fast Bridge Construction
by Mary Lou Ralls and Benjamin M. Tang
Prefabricated elements and systems accelerate construction of bridges to hours or days instead of months or years.

Cracked Girders
by Niket M. Telang and Armin B. Mehrabi
A case study of Case Bridge in Washington, DC, provides some clues about the causes of this kind of structural failure.

CAD and ITS Working in Concert
by K. Craig Allred
Field tests are integrating advanced traffic management systems with computer-aided dispatch systems to provide real-time information that can improve public safety.

Responding to an Earthquake
by Shannon McCarthy
Alaska’s transportation agency shares some lessons learned about emergency response.

A Fix for Aluminum Overheads
by Paul Mooney
Using innovative fiber-reinforced polymer repairs to correct distress in welded joints on aluminum sign structure trusses.

Composites Add Longevity to Bridges
by Rodger D. Rochelle
North Carolina uses fiber-reinforced polymers to rehabilitate bridges and extend their service lives.

The Public: Key to Successful Projects
by Alexandra Zetlin and Shane Ojar
Community involvement can be pivotal-witness the recent reconstruction of two New York City bridges.

511 – It’s Happening!
By William S. Jones and Bob Rupert
Here’s an update about the three-digit dialing code for traveler information being implemented and gaining momentum around the country.

Virginia Gains Public Trust
by Donna Purcell Mayes
The Virginia Department of Transportation took measures to address project data and information problems and opened up its agency’s operations to the public.

Low-Cost Solutions Yield Big Savings
by Ron Zeitz
Fatality rates on South Carolina’s interstates were rising, but the transportation agency made dramatic improvements that save lives.

Improving Bridge Inspections
by Glen A. Washer
Researchers at FHWA are developing innovative nondestructive evaluation technologies to assess the condition of bridges.