Why Climate Change Is a Major Threat to Bridges

Why Climate Change Is a Major Threat to Bridges

Why Climate Change Is a Major Threat to Bridges

11/16/19

“Why are many bridges in danger of failing because of climate change?”

 

Bridges are vital pieces of critical infrastructure for any nation. Whether it be used for transporting goods or people, bridges are able to link disparate parts of an area together. Usually, these bridges are designed to operate in certain weather conditions. However, with the changing climate, so will these. According to research from Colorado State University, the additional heat stress in the future will cause numerous bridges to fail from failed expansion joints if no resilience action is taken. This will end up creating much stress on local communities and guaranteed economic loss. This is Why Climate Change Is a Major Threat to Bridges.

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