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Transportation Infrastructure


Transportation Infrastructure issue of The Bridge, Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2008
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Infrastructure and Transportation: Our Nation at a Crossroads (Editorial)

    Editor’s Note From the very beginning of our history, infrastructure has been a foundation of growth and prosperity for our country, and it has become increasingly important as we continue to expand economically and demographically. Today, however, much of that foundation is inadequate ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Highway Design and Construction: The Innovation Challenge

    Innovations and advances in research are changing the way highways are built in America. The Egyptians were pouring concrete in 2500 BC, and the Romans used it to construct the Pantheon and the Colosseum. By the mid-1800s, Europeans were building bridges with concrete, and the first ... Read More

    Author: Robert E. Skinner Jr.

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Real-Time, Customer-Oriented Society

    Intelligent transportation systems will change the way we think about surface transportation. We live in a “real-time, customer-oriented” society. Since the advent of the Internet and the availability of computational and communications capabilities to large segments of the ... Read More

    Author: Joseph M. Sussman

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Safety of Bridges

    Bridges are part of a city’s transportation system, but also part of its distinctive architectural and aesthetic landscape. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 1, 2007, the bridge carrying Interstate Highway I35W over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, plunging rush-hour ... Read More

    Author: Theodore V. Galambos

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Freight Railroad Renaissance

    America’s freight railroad system is the envy of the world. When I mention freight railroads, most people think of steam engines and passenger trains rather than freight trains, and considering Americans’ love for passenger trains over the years, this is not surprising. Since the ... Read More

    Author: John M. Samuels

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Technological Advances in Maritime Transportation

    The maritime commercial shipping industry has achieved an extremely high level of efficiency. More than 90 percent of world trade is moved by the maritime commercial shipping industry. Subject to free market forces, this industry has achieved a high level of efficiency, which has ... Read More

    Author: Keith Michel and Peter Noble

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Building the Next Generation of Airport Systems

    Dealing with uncertainties will require a systems perspective and a paradigm shift in airport development. Airports worldwide are struggling to keep up with demand, and many major cities are making do with collections of more or less inadequate and obsolete runways and passenger buildings. ... Read More

    Author: Richard de Neufville

    Transportation Infrastructure

    Release date: Summer 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 2