Massive River-Crossing Arches Complete New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Interstate 74 River Bridge, Iowa, Illinois, Twin Arch, Mississippi River, Photography Iowa Department Transportation, DOT
Interstate 74 bridges Bettendorf, IA, and Moline, IL, over the Mississippi River. The original bridge was built in June 1934, with construction starting on a twin bridge in July 1958. The original spans, designed by Ralph Modjeski, merged in 1975. And by 1994, vehicle traffic had doubled, prompting the Illinois (IL) DOT to appropriate millions of dollars for a new bridge design.

Fluoropolymer coatings: A new horizon for sustainable bridges in the UK

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
In bridge design, sustainability is a design philosophy that considers the long-term impact of the bridge not only on the environment and climate but also on society, and the economy. When the primary consideration a few decades ago was ‘low cost’ and ‘fast development', the focus is gradually shifting to sustainability priorities which start with extending the lifespan of the structure.

1930s Glamis Road Bascule Bridge in London Gets Expansive Restoration

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
The Glamis Road Bascule Bridge was constructed in East London in the 1930s. Commissioned by the Port of London Authority (PLA), this movable bridge has become a distinctive landmark. Its bascule function enabled the bridge to roll back on its base allowing ships to pass underneath. Surviving World War II, the fully-functioning movable bridge was finally restored as a fixed bridge in the 1980s. Yet, the bridge was degraded and in need of repair to restore it to its former iconic hue.
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