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Transportation Infrastructure
June 1, 2008 Volume 38 Issue 2
Transportation Infrastructure issue of The Bridge, Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2008
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    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 in ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorRobert E. Skinner Jr.

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorJoseph M. Sussman

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorTheodore V. Galambos

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorJohn M. Samuels

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorKeith Michel and Peter Noble

    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 contributed to ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorRichard de Neufville

    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. Most ...