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Steel is the Green Material for Road Bridges, Report Says

The Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans -- a 2014 NSBA Prize Bridge Award winner. The bridge also received a Sustainability Commendation in the awards program.

A new independent study reveals that steel is more than twice as sustainable as other materials when used to construct bridges, according to a recent article published in the Steel International Times.
 
The study, carried out by a Dutch government organization, analyzed road and bicycle bridges. It found that steel performs best in road bridges because of its low environmental footprint due to its relatively low weight as well as its excellent recycling properties, such as its ability to be “upcycled” into a higher quality steel.

Read the article to learn more.


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