Category Archives: bridge

Support the Morgan Falls Bridge!

Cross posted from The Evil Eyebrow, this is an Atlanta-centric posting. The City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, has proposed a pedestrian bridge across the Chattahoochee River between Morgan Falls Park (Sandy Springs) and National Park Service land adjacent to Hyde … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Stimulus

A set of business owners on Kauai island in Hawaii have put together their own transportation stimulus and fixed a bridge that needed fixing: So Slack, other business owners and residents made the decision not to sit on their hands … Continue reading

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I-35W Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the wikipedia article. Most of the relevant info is there. The Interstate bridge collapsed during evening rush … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 21 January 2008

Too Much Congestion? Eliminate Half the Vehicles!: An odd/even system of vehicle restriction is being looked at as an option to reduce the congestion of Bangalore. Mine’s Better!: I think my diagram of a Gusset plate is better. But at … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 16 January 2008

Trans Texas Corridor Public Meetings: If you’re familiar with Texas’ proposed new system of highway/transit/rail/utility corridors, you’ll be happy to know that Public Meetings for the first section are under way. The Trans Texas Corridor is a system of highways … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 20 September 2007

Traffic Congestion in India: American drivers are exceptionally tame and law-abiding compared to some of our brethren in other countries. Transportation Alternatives Advocate for New York Non-Automobiles: Do you live or work in NYC? Do you walk or bike? Then … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 17 September 2007

Bicycle vs. Automobile: News about the ongoing conflict between bicycles and larger motorized vehicles, out of San Diego. Increase Safety be Reducing Comfort: A German town has followed the lead of several Netherlands projects by removing traffic signals and stop … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 23 August 2007

Internal Documents from MnDOT About I 35W Bridge Maintenance: The Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul is digging into the recent history of bridge maintenance activities and decisions. China Trying Dictatorial Traffic Congestion Solutions: Want to cut traffic congestion?  Just ban … Continue reading

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Episode 2 – Bridge Sufficiency Rating and Ethical Obligations

Topics: I-35W bridge collapse; bridge sufficiency rating; ethics and legality of being a professional engineer.  Talking Traffic Episode 002 – Bridge Sufficiency Rating and Ethical Obligations Good day, and thanks for listening to Talking Traffic, the podcast about explaining the basics … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 18 August 2007

Five Cities awarded Close to $900M: Five american cities have been awarded funds as a part of the US federal government’s Urban Partnership Program.  New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, and Miami have been awarded varying amounts of funds. Minneapolis … Continue reading

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