Bridges In Wired

It’s like Wired mag­a­zine reads my mind or some­thing. They con­tin­u­al­ly print & post the coolest arti­cles on every­thing I love. This is no dif­fer­ent. David Gold­en­berg has writ­ten a nice (albeit short) arti­cle on what he states are the five top bridges in “a third gold­en age of bridge build­ing.” He’s made some nice choic­es, although a few too many cable-stayed bridges in my opin­ion. You can read the arti­cle in the Jan­u­ary issue or online here.

The most hi-tech bridge I’ve worked on to date would be the Pearl Har­bor Memo­r­i­al Bridge in New Haven, CT. Called the Q‑Bridge for short, it is an extra­dosed cable-stayed bridge, which will be the first of it’s kind in the Unit­ed States. I worked on por­tions of the steel option, which would be the only steel extra­dosed bridge in world. Pret­ty cool stuff, although not the most like­ly option.

By Jason Coleman

Structural engineer and technical content manager Bentley Systems by day. Geeky father and husband all the rest of time.

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