Archive for May 8, 2017
Bridges are an important part of America?s roadways. They allow us to cross over rivers, railroad tracks, and large bodies of water. Because bridges are required to hold so many tons of pounds and pedestrians, it is important that they are regularly inspected, and then replaced when in poor condition. Replacing an entire bridge is not always an easy task. It requires closing down the bridge, sometimes for long periods of time. As this may be the primary transportation route for many, it may even be impossible at times.
Current bridge problems in the United States
The United States contains many bridges. Some of these bridges are simply beneficial, while others are required. For example, we would not have the ability to travel into the Florida Keys, off of the southern part of