The 2013 Engineering Lecture Series examines our national and regional infrastructure up close. From road and rail networks to water and sewer conduits to national power and natural gas grids, life is dependent on systems. Learn more at UWalum.com/engineering.
Spanning the Gap: Lessons in Engineering Bridges
Perhaps more than any other area in the country, Washington state has a history of collapsing bridges. From the infamous Galloping Gertie to the old I-90 bridge to the most recent Skagit bridge collapse, these "unintended field tests" have provided useful lessons for designers, contractors and engineers. As we look to the bridges of the future, what are the major technological breakthroughs that will shape the bridges of tomorrow?
John Stanton, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering