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December 2012


Articles

New Home for a New Era
By R. John Aniol, S.E., P.E., and Joel Barron, P.E.
TCU's redeveloped football stadium opens in time for the Horned Frogs' Big 12 debut.


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Replacing Amelia's Bridge
By Frank Blakemore, P.E., and Natalie McCombs, S.E., P.E.
A steel network tied arch serves as the successor to a 1930s steel truss honoring the famous female flyer.


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Home on the Front Range
By Adam Boswell, P.E., Paul Doak, S.E., P.E., and Shane McCormick, S.E., P.E.
A health services company's new headquarters building in Denver was designated to be easy on the eyes—as well as the foundation.


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Wider Load
By Jerry Pfuntner, P.E.

A historic Vermont bridge gets a second life, thanks to a widening project facilitated by a hydraulic jack side-launching system.


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Geometry Lesson
By Steve Moore
Complex geometry and an equally complex site drove the design of a new pedestrian bridge project in Boston.


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The Long Way Home
By Bruce Peterson
A symbol of growth for the City of New Orleans, the Huey P. Long Bridge widening nears completion.


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Welcoming Walkway
By Brad Miller, P.E.
A pedestrian bridge in a small Montana town greets users at either end with steel-framed tepees.


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Serving the South Side
By Jim Talbot
Since 1906, the Chicago and Alton Railroad Bridge has taken trains over the south branch of the Chicago River.


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Big-Time Shapes
By Jie Zuo
Larger W-shapes, HP-shapes and angle sizes offer designers new opportunities to go big.


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Bearing Straight
By Mark Kaczinski, P.E.
Specifications for steel-reinforced elastometric bearings for bridges have seen steady improvement over the past half-century.


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Out with the Old, in with More of the Same
By John Cross, P.E.
Next year's construction climate will be very similar to this year's.


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Springfield's Steel Siblings
Two brothers keep the family steel business running in Illinois' capital—and have fun doing it.


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