We see bridges, buildings and highways on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered how these structures are designed and built? These civil engineering articles help explain this very question.
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I've noticed that the insides of road and subway tunnels are usually covered in ceramic tile. Is there any particular reason for this or is it simply convention?
Is there any rhyme or reason to how U.S. interstate highways are numbered?
It's been some 15 years in the making and is still under construction. What's the real story behind the Jeddah Tower's delay?
By Dave Roos
In the news about the recent accident at a ski resort in Austria, the reporters called the cable car that carried the skiers up the mountain a "funicular railway." What is that and how does it work?
You might be surprised to learn that the twists and turns of streets in the suburbs date all the way to the Industrial Revolution.
The Japanese inventor's textured ground surface indicators to assist pedestrians at traffic crossings.
The designer of New York's Central Park believed that public parks were 'democratic spaces' belonging to all citizens, and aren't we glad he did?
By Wendy Bowman
Bordeaux's famed and beautiful reflecting pool will have you snapping photographs and feeling like you're walking on water.
The name bestowed on a road depends on its size and function. And it's not just up to your neighborhood's developer either.
Back in the 1930s, folks realized they needed a better way to cross the Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco and the Marin Headlands than by boat. Over eighty years later, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city's most prominent landmark.
The Senate just crossed a hurdle to get a bipartisan infrastructure bill signed. It could pay for new roads, bridges and other installations that a country needs to function. But why is infrastructure so notoriously hard to fund in America anyway?
Smart traffic lights monitor traffic and continuously adjust their timing to improve flow, and can even help disabled or elderly pedestrians navigate crosswalks. Could they be a solution to the problems of traffic stress and road rage?
Drinking fountains have faced a challenge from bottled water, but they seem to be making a comeback. By the way, we throw away over 60 million PET water bottles every day in the U.S. alone.
The Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia is the deepest hole in the world. It's deeper than the Mariana Trench and deeper than Mt. Everest is tall. Why did the Russians dig this deep, and why did they stop?
The U.S. has some of the longest highways in the world, but the nine longest are scattered all over the globe.