Design standards help ensure bridges are disaster-proof

Published August 16, 2018

An article on AccuWeather about how bridges in the U.S. are built to withstand threats from powerful winds, hurricanes and earthquakes interviews Andrew Whittaker, director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering at UB. “In the U.S., we have design standards, many of them written the American Society of Civil Engineers, and engineers have to follow those standards as they design structures for extreme loading,” he said.

Read more: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/how-are-us-bridges-built-to-withstand-powerful-winds-hurricanes-and-earthquakes/70005805

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