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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Inspection

Art Domagala’s Photo Blog has interesting pictures of the inspection of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.  Check it out for some awesome shots.

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LEAP Bridge Enterprise Release V12.01.00

LEAP Bridge Enterprise V12.01.00 is now available.  In addition to bug fixes, and code updates, some of the enhancements include the following: LEAP Bridge v12.01.00.57 Enhancements: Introduced a new analysis option “Integral Abutment Bridge” in the Project tab. This option … Continue reading

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New Release LEAP Bridge V11.00.00

Leap Bridge has released V11.00.00.  For list of enhancements and additions visit their product update page LEAP Bridge V8i Enterprise is a consolidation of all configurations of LEAP Bridge (i.e. LB Suite, LB Precast and LB Cast-in-Place). This single executable … Continue reading

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LEAP Product Updates v10.00.02

LEAP Bridge v8i (SELECTseries 2) v10.00.02 is a maintenance release and incorporates the following fixes to itself and its component programs: LEAP Bridge v10.00.02 LEAP CONSPAN v10.00.02 LEAP RC-PIER v10.00.02 LEAP CONBOX v10.00.02 LEAP GEOMATH v10.00.02 Visit here to see … Continue reading

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NSBA Addresses ARRC Abuse of Federal Funds for $190 Million Tanana River Bridge Crossing Project

If it wasn’t bad enough for California to spend taxpayer dollars on an overbudget project which outsourced jobs to China, the ARRC intends to use federal money to outsource steel to a foreign steel supplier.  From AISC’s website: (Chicago, IL) – … Continue reading

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SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel

For all steel bridge designers interested in using HPS 70W bridge steel, the Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel has been published. This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on … Continue reading

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2011 NASCC proceedings now available

From American Institute of Steel Construction (Chicago, IL) – While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. As a benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the … Continue reading

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Use of Chinese Steel (Mis)Leads to False Savings

The NSBA News Newsletter published the facts about the supposed $400 million in savings provided by outsourcing steel fabrication to China.  It turns out that the project is now $5.2 billion over budget. According to The New York Times, “The new … Continue reading

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New Release LEAP Bridge v10.00.01

Bentley has issued a new version of their Leap Bridge suite (v10.00.01).  This major version includes numerous added features, enhancements, and bug fixes.  For a full extensive list head on over to their product update blog. New Release LEAP Bridge … Continue reading

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Steel Bridge Design Handbook

Steelbridges.org has an online Steel Bridge Design Handbook.  The initial Chapters and Design Examples of the renamed Steel Bridge Design Handbook are available for download on their website.  The examples are quite informative. The original Highway Structures DesignHandbook was produced by US … Continue reading

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