What is the secret to effective design of a successful and reliable movable bridge? Michael Thorogood explains the key considerations
Shallow water and a tight schedule were two of the factors that drove development of a new construction procedure for construction of marine viaducts in southeast Asia. Lee Kyoungjae reports
With no standards for fire protection of bridges in existence, how can engineers and transport authorities confidently address the potential risk of events such as the recent bridge fire in Atlanta? Jose Maria Sanchez de Muniain reports on efforts to address this
A new lifting bridge that will operate twice as fast as the existing structure will improve traffic flow between Quincy and Massachusetts in the USA when it opens in 2018
The biggest arch bridge in Switzerland is due to open to traffic this year. Holger Haug reports on its design and construction
First of a family of three suspension bridges built in the Massa-Carrara region of Italy is set to open next month (March). Mario de Miranda and Elena Gnecchi Ruscone report
A selection of book reviews from the last 12 months of Bd&e and suggested reads for bridge fans around the world
A new suspension bridge which will be the biggest in Africa is under construction in Maputo Bay. Bai Pengyu and Jörn Seitz report on progress so far
A new cable-stayed bridge in Basrah, Iraq, has just opened to traffic, 26 months after the first pile was driven. Mario de Miranda reports
Tenders have been invited for two major bridges in South Africa which will begin construction next year. Edwin Kruger reports
The new crossing of the Hudson River is taking shape with a derrick crane in action placing deck panels.
With deck unit installation on each side of the bridge now being progressed on a regular eight-day cycle, a stunning new bridge over Turkey’s Bosphorus Straits is starting to reach its final form. Helena Russell reports from the site
There are currently only a small number of cable-stayed bridges in the African continent, but the most recent addition sets a new standard for aesthetics. Serge Latallerie, Jacques Ryckaert and Grégory Viel report. Photographs by Serge Latallerie
The relaxation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules on commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in the USA has just taken effect; Jose Maria Sanchez de Munian reports on what it will mean for bridge inspection
Automated painting systems are being developed to carry out a full repaint of the steel girders on the 8km-long Oresund Bridge. Bengt Hergart and Hanna Nilsson set out the challenges this major project will pose.
Shortcomings in preparatory work meant that collapse was inevitable when two barge-mounted cranes attempted to lift a large section of a bridge in the Netherlands last year, an investigation has found.
As the Forth estuary’s third landmark bridge approaches completion, Helena Russell visits the site to report on the latest progress.
A new crossing of the Spree River in Berlin is set to ease traffic congestion on other routes. Helena Russell reports
The eight splayed legs of the New NY Bridge are being built all at the same time and at high speed, using specially-designed jump-form systems
Contractors building the new Izmit Bay Bridge have made rapid progress with cable and deck erection over the last six months. Report by Yasutsugu Yamasaki, Manabu Inoue, Ali Nebil Ozturk and Fatih Zeybek
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