Spanning 7,710 feet long along State Highway 520 in Washington state, the world's longest floating bridge is due to open April 11, 2016. For the full article, visit: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/new-520-bridge-t...
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The Milton-Madison Bridge, a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, has reached completion. It is now the longest bridge in the United States having been built with slide-in construction.
Watch this concept by Priestmangoode that would transfer passengers of high-speed trains while moving, instead of stopping at stations.
Although traffic roundabouts are heavily used worldwide, American drivers often times fear, avoid and loath them. Read this article to find out why we, as Americans, should be embracing roundabouts and the history to why we dont: http://priceonomics.com/the-case-for-more-traffic-roundabouts/
Topmix Permeable, a permeable concrete capable of absorbing over 1,000 gallons of water a minute, may be the solution to dealing with stormwater in light of aging infrastucture in many cities worldwide. For the full article visit: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/30/3706935/permeable-concrete-c.... #EngineersAreCool
Although there are not any cars out today that can connect with the system, the future of driving will include the ability to "talk" with the road to avoid things such as construction, traffic and weather hazards. For the full article visit: http://detne.ws/1Jf3bdq
Are glowing highways the future? Testing is being done in the Netherlands on glow-in-the-dark road markings in the hopes of replacing streetlights one day. For the full article visit: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/04/14/glow-in-the-dark-hi...
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to test recycled crumb rubber from tires in a section of asphalt pavement in Keweenaw County. Dr. Zhanping You and Dr. David Hand will be looking at aspects of environmental impact and road quality.