The United States alone is home to more than 600,000 bridges. There is no official number for bridges throughout the world. Most barely warrant the attention: they are drab examples, barren of aesthetic attraction; purely functional. World travelers, however, will have seen many innovative, elegant, and old structures around America and the globe including some bridges dating back more than 2,000 years. Design and engineering elements used during this time period still influence modern-day bridges design, but a new breed of civil engineers are developing high tech bridges that will improve the functionality, safety and aesthetics of bridges today and into the future.
To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Masters in Civil Engineering Online degree program.