Concrete Pumping Magazine Archives

Concrete Pumping - Winter 2010

In this Issue: Modern Marvel

As it first did 76 years ago, the Hoover Dam is again making its mark in history books. Crews are conquering an engineering feat by constructing the most technically challenging bridge ever to be built in North America, the Colorado River Bridge.

Concrete Pumping - Fall 2009

In this Issue: Epic

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge project is all about doing it big: from the average number of vehicles using the bridge daily (280,000); to the world’s longest singletower, self-anchored suspension (SAS) span on a bridge and world’s largest concrete pump; to the amount of steel and concrete used.

Concrete Pumping - Summer 2009

In this Issue: Earthshaking Engineering

In 1989, after a section of the original Bay Bridge sustained major damage during the Loma Prieta earthquake, it was determined that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge needed to undergo a major seismic retrofit, ultimately reinforcing and rebuilding every section of the bridge.