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Researchers repurpose wind turbine blades as footbridge structure elements


A transatlantic research network is finding ways to repurpose decommissioned wind turbine blades as footbridges.

As the government scales up wind farm development, the challenge of disposing of turbine blades when they reach the end of their lives is gaining urgency. Turbine blades are primarily made of glass fibre reinforced polymer…

Mobile phones could soon monitor bridge structural health


People travelling in vehicles with their smartphones could provide bridge owners with valuable, low cost data to monitor the structural health of their assets.

Challenges arise in managing structures and infrastructure because there are knowledge gaps, says United States Military Academy (West Point) assistant professor of civil and mechanical engineering…

How Pittsburgh is replacing a collapsed road bridge in just 10 months


Collaboration and supply chain focus have enabled the delivery of a bridge replacement project in the city of Pittsburgh in just 10 months instead of the normal three years.

Residents of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania look set to get an unusual Christmas present this year – a new road bridge with…

Public chooses Glasgow footbridge as ICE People’s Award winner


Stockingfield Bridge in north Glasgow has won the 2022 ICE People’s Choice Award. The award is decided by a public vote and recognises civil engineering projects that have made a positive impact on their local communities. The £14M cable stayed pedestrian and cycle bridge opened in October after a 21…