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Rebuilding America's infrastructure with soda bottles
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Could recycled soda bottles be the answer to America's aging infrastructure woes? This may seem like a crazy question, but over recent years the use of special composites of recycled plastic as a building material in the U.S. and abroad have increased dramatically, and this may be just the beginning. More



Arch completed on Lowry Avenue Bridge, predicted to last 500 years
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Anyone who regularly uses the new Lowry Avenue Bridge in Hennepin County, Minn., better get used to it. Some predict the steel structure will stand for centuries if it's well-maintained. The last section of the two arches that support the bridge's main span was recently hoisted into place Minneapolis, marking a milestone for a two-year construction project due to finish in late summer. More

Discovery Channel now casting for 'TOP ENGINEER'
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Are you a designer who can build? Are you a machinist who can design? The Discovery Channel is looking for America's most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors and engineers to design, build and BLAST their way to a grand prize on their new competition TV show TOP ENGINEER. You don't need to have an engineering degree to compete on this show, but you MUST be able to design, build, test and integrate an idea into a final product that WORKS. More

Wyoming faces $110 million per year funding shortfall
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In order to make needed improvements to Wyoming's roads and bridges, the state would need to overcome a funding shortfall of $332 million each year — a total of $3.3 billion over the next decade, TRIP concluded in a report released on Feb. 15. This funding would allow for significant improvement in the condition of Wyoming's roads, highways and bridges and needed improvements that would modernize roadways, improve safety and enhance economic development opportunities. More

Join ASHE National on LinkedIn
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Be a part of the ASHE National group on LinkedIn. Simply go to your LinkedIn page and search groups for "ASHE National" and click on the "Join Group" button when you get to the page. It's a great way to get information from ASHE National and to connect with ASHE members throughout the country. Don't have a LinkedIn page? You should — start one now. More

An Acoustic Emission-Based Test to Determine Asphalt Binder and Mixture Embrittlement Temperature
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis Final Report for NCHRP-IDEA Project 144: An Acoustic Emission-Based Test to Determine Asphalt Binder and Mixture Embrittlement Temperature describes an acoustic emission-based test method for characterizing the embrittlement temperature of asphalt binders and mixtures. More

Divisions deepen on US transportation bills
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U.S. lawmakers recently dug in for a rough fight over transportation legislation that was forced off the road by partisanship and skepticism about where government is going to find the money to pay for infrastructure improvements. More

2011 Work Zone Self Assessment report available
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The national results for the 2011 Work Zone Mobility and Safety Self Assessment are now available. The national average score was 10.3, out of 15, which is an increase over the 2010 average of 10.0. The WZSA is a tool to help States evaluate their work zone practices, and to help FHWA assess work zone practices nationally. The report shares practices occurring around the country for each of the questions. More

TRIP report: US transportation system insufficient to meet mobility, safety needs of older drivers
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As the Baby Boom Generation begins to turn 65, the number of older Americans and their share of the overall population will swell dramatically. But, according to a new report, although these older Americans will be more mobile and active than any previous generation, they will face a transportation system that is inadequate to offer the mobility and safety demanded by older Americans and the population in general. More
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