Category Archives: Bridges

Climate change may corrode concrete even faster

[ I’ve paraphrased and shortened this article about how climate change will corrode concrete faster in the future from increasing carbon dioxide levels, and in coastal cities, from the chloride ions in sea spray. After that is the introduction section … Continue reading

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Corrosion eats $552 billion of infrastructure a year (6% of GDP)

Preface. United States infrastructure was built when the EROI of oil was very high and minerals and metals were cheap due to high ore concentrations. This study was done in 2002, since then, things have gotten much worse (see ASCE … Continue reading

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Structurally Deficient Bridges

United States’ Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highways System Of 604,460 bridges in 2010, 71,177 (12%) are rated structurally deficient and 78,477 (13%) are rated functionally obsolete. Dill in on a state and county to see what bridges near … Continue reading

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