2012 Prize bridge awards

Greenspot Road Bridge: A Century of Service in SoCal
By Jim Talbot
One of the nation's few remaining Pennsylvania truss bridges still carries traffic, but is slated for conversion as part of a trail for cyclists, horseback riders and hikers.

Everything's Bigger in TX
By Geoff Weisenberger
Dallas plays host to one of the largest Steel Conferences ever.

All Together Now
By Michael A. Grubb, P.E., and Dann H. Hall
While bridge superstructures and substructures are often designed separately, a holistic design approach can increase the efficiency of both.

On Deck and Up to Date
By Thomas Sputo, S.E., P.E., Ph.D.
The Steel Deck Institute provides an update on its steel floor and roof deck standards and other publications.

Optimism Breeds Optimism
By John Cross, P.E.
Construction starts are slowly on the rise, propelled by private projects--and the power of positivity.

Fiddling Around
Engineer Heather Gilmer's love of structures, accompanied by the violin, comes full circle.