ASSE Adds Bridge Safety Link to Web Site
The American Society of Engineers on Aug. 2 responded to the Aug. 1 bridge collapse in Minneapolis by adding an informational link to its Web site that includes facts and resources about bridge safety. Access it at www.asse.org/newsroom/bridgesafety.php.
The link includes tools and information for finding out more about bridge safety and construction, including articles such as "Bridge Construction-Related Deaths in West Virginia, 1990 - 1999," "Bridges and Tunnels in the Nation's Largest City"; an interview with Metropolitan Transportation Authority's acting president Martha Walther; and links to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's information on bridge design, the Truss Plate Institute's design specification for bracing metal plate-connected wood trusses, and various standards and recommendations relating to bridge safety.