“Good Enough” Bridges Aren’t Good Enough

Bridges are built to specific standards of weight and length of use, but these specifics and the laws surrounding them need to be reconsidered as times change and traffic increases.

Present-day bridge design rarely considers the increasing number of cars and heavy trucks on the road, causing bridges to deteriorate and be rebuilt more frequently, and throwing off budgeting and advanced planning both locally and nationally.
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