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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-008
Date: November 2012
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Articles in this Issue
Evaluate rockfall hazards surrounding roadways more effectively with the new 3D version of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program (CRSP-3D).
Every day transportation agencies across the country face the challenge of carrying out high quality construction projects on time and within budget, all while meeting the expectations of the traveling public. Performance contracting offers agencies an alternative to standard low-bid contracts with detailed specifications, allowing for increased innovation and problem solving.
How healthy is your highway infrastructure? A new report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) examines candidate methods to consistently and reliably assess infrastructure health, focusing on bridges and pavements on the Interstate Highway System.
On September 15, 2001, a tow boat pushing four barges struck the Queen Isabella Causeway (QIC) in Texas, a 3.9-km (2.4-mi) bridge crossing the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway that connects South Padre Island to Port Isabel. After the QIC disaster, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) designed and launched a Collapse Warning System for the bridge.
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