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.

Australia’s Most Colorful Schools Feature High-Performance Fiber Cement Cladding

Ivanhoe Grammar School Melbourne Australia McBride Charles Ryan Viragroup Vitrapanel Fiber Cement A&I Coatings Vitreflon Lumiflon FEVE
Educational designs are inspired by the students and staff that inhabit them. The spaces are often designed to enhance well-being with features such as daylighting and communal areas. A critical element of educational design is the use of vibrant exterior materials. One such material, Vitrapanel fiber cement, is featured throughout Australia, adding color to the architectural landscape. Sit...

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.

Ferry Footbridge Returned To Its Signature Red Color With High Performance Coatings System

Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, Ferry Footbridge, AI Coatings
In Littlehampton, a civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England, sits the Ferry Footbridge. Known fondly as "the Red Bridge," the retractable bridge was in desperate need of repair. A FEVE fluoropolymer paint system was specified to ensure the longevity of the refurbishment and to lower life cycle costs. Before Image via ©A&I Coatings As part of the county's carbon neutr...

High School Fits Seamlessly Into Dense Chicago Urban Landscape With Vertical Design

William Jones College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Perkins Will, James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
The William Jones College Preparatory High School is a 278,000-square-foot facility serving over 1,000 students in grades 9-12. To combat the density of downtown Chicago, the building employs a vertical orientation over seven floors. Every element in the school’s design from the inside out was purposeful, taking advantage of natural light and serving as an essential addition to the local community.