The sudden and significant subsidence of one of the piers of an historical arch bridge in Spainhas led to a challenging project carried out under risk of imminent collapse, write Txomin Echeveste Pedro Sancho and Luis Cosano.
The final stage of a complex railway project in Switzerland is currently under way, with completion due later this year. Ian Firth, Andreas Galmarini, Matthias Ludin and Steen Savery Trojaborg report
A structural health monitoring solution is being implemented on three major highway bridges spanning the Seine Estuary in France to help ensure their safe, effective and efficient management, write Matthew Anderson and Anthony Smith
High-speed rail design takes a step forward with dynamic new methods for vehicle-track-structure-interaction analysis on curved bridge structures. Maria Fedorova, Mettupalayam Sivaselvan, and Joshua Tauberer explain
The development of a specimen design can help stakeholder engagement on major projects such as high-speed rail lines. Martin Knight and Héctor Beade-Pereda explain how
How can bridge engineers inspire the next generation, and what business reasons are there for companies to play an active role? Richard Dion investigates
Ongoing problems with a new lifting bridge in the Netherlands have required major repair works. Helena Russell reports
Rapid developments in drone technology are expected to enable a wider range of applications in the bridge inspection field. Shekhar Scindia, David Day and Matt Bacon reveal the trials being conducted by a bridge owner in the USA
Live trains began running along southeast Melbourne’s new viaducts in mid-June following the successful removal of nine level crossings. José María Sánchez de Muniáin reports
A new bridge over the railway tracks in the French city of Bordeaux will open up access between neighbourhoods. Razvan Ionica and Thibaut Dubegny report
Work on the superstructure of the second of two bridges being built over the Benue River in Nigeria started last autumn, and is due for completion in October this year. Micha Petri reports
A project involving the construction of a steel arch bridge and the demolition of an historical rail link in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the USA is now entering its final stages
Construction of a multi-span suspension bridge in Korea is due for completion later this year as part of a 10km crossing in the southwest of the country. Jung-in Kim reports
One area for improvement in traditional bridge design and analysis practice is the inclusion of non-linear effects for soil-structure interaction on multi-span bridges. Ozgur Kurc and John Horner explain
Serious corrosion and damage to the main structural elements led to the closure of the imposing Hercílio Luz suspension bridge in Florianópolis in 1991. José Luis Silva, Pedro Faro, João Pedro Lopes and Hermes de Carvalho report
The use of unmanned aerial systems has seen rapid growth in the engineering, construction and inspection sectors. John Zuleger and Alicia McConnell explain how they are being used for cable inspections
Bd&e editor Helena Russell interviewed the late Juan Jose Arenas in 2000, just after he set up his own design studio. The interview, which was published in issue no 20 of the magazine, has been reproduced below.
An unusual lifting operation over a freeway used by over a million vehicles per day gave engineers cause to scratch their heads when a deck section refused to shift, reports José María Sánchez de Muniáin.
A new timber bridge for pedestrians and cyclists has just opened to the public in Germany. Its unusual construction and inclusion of a specially-developed real-time moisture monitoring system represent a new era in wooden bridge design, says Frank Miebach.
With a system of cable collars due to be installed on the cable stays of the Alex Fraser Bridge in Vancouver over the next few months, José María Sánchez de Muniáin examines the options available to bridge owners for ice accretion management.
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