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Publication Number:      Date:  November/December 2003
Issue No: Vol. 67 No. 3
Date: 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

y 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.




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