THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

WINTER 2009

ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

Issue link: http://www.aspiremagazinebyengineers.com/i/306858

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 9 of 74

F O C U S President Franklin Roosevelt said, "There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilization." And the people who create those bridges are a big part of that story. Designing and constructing bridges is like no other profession. Though firmly anchored in the earth, bridges can soar skyward like cathedrals. Majestic, grand, inspiring, and iconic, bridges can define a location and transform a region. Yet in addition to their considerable visual, aesthetic, and cultural contributions, bridges also must fulfill a very practical function. At their core, they are a means of getting people and things from Point A to Point B, using the most efficient route possible. Given that fusion of art and function, a n y o n e w h o w o u l d a s p i r e t o design these structures must be part Renaissance thinker, part tinkerer, part linear analyst, and part romantic—but always a full-time team player. It takes a unique blend of individual creativity and selfless teamwork to design and build a successful bridge. Formed to meet that need, the AECOM bridge practice unites a brigade of experts into a global unit that is ready to ply its trade wherever it is most needed. How the AECOM bridge practice gets things built AECOM ThE sTruCTurE behind ThE sTruCTurE by Arthur Schurr 8 | ASPIRE , Winter 2009

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE - WINTER 2009