The University of Miami’s College of Engineering built a concrete bridge reinforced with composite materials instead of steel. “The project provides quantifiable proof of concept of the use of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in such structures. The University began construction of the bridge in November 2015; it was completed in May 2016… This type of bridge will resist corrosion, which is impacting infrastructures throughout the country and is expected to escalate in coastal areas susceptible to rising seas caused by climate change.”
Congratulations! The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) named the UM Innovation Bridge its Small Project of 2018.